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Sport Report: Schiano agrees to become Rutgers coach

08:50  01 december  2019
08:50  01 december  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Source: Greg Schiano, Rutgers fail to come to agreement on coaching job

  Source: Greg Schiano, Rutgers fail to come to agreement on coaching job Source: Greg Schiano, Rutgers fail to come to agreement on coaching jobRutgers officials interviewed Schiano on Nov. 5 near Columbus, Ohio, and he’s been the prohibitive favorite to return to the school where he coached from 2001 to 2011. During that meeting, Schiano detailed a list of potential expenditures that he felt would be the minimum for the school to become competitive in the Big Ten East. This included staff salaries, support staff salaries and facilities upgrades — all of which Rutgers is lagging in, far behind its Big Ten peers.

Reports of a Schiano - Rutgers reunion have been circulating for weeks -- basically ever since Ash was fired. The delays in the inevitable were, reportedly, numerous demands made by Schiano that included a new indoor practice facility, other upgrades, a hefty increase in salaries for assistant coaches and

Greg Schiano and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy talked recently to discuss the coach 's potential return to the Rutgers sideline, NJ Advance Media reported . Schiano , who was Rutgers ' head coach from 2001-11, is believed to be close to returning to the downtrodden football program but wants guarantees.

After some back-and-forth negotiations, Greg Schiano appears headed back to Rutgers.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field© Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Schiano has agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Rutgers’ football coach, Yahoo’s Pete Thamel reported on Saturday.

The saga between both sides lasted about a month. Early in November, a report said that Schiano could be hired that week. Then there was talk that Schiano’s demands were significant and preventing a deal. A week ago, a report said the two sides were unable to come to a deal. The two sides continued to talk and got into deep negotiations on Saturday, finally agreeing to a deal.

An 8-year contract and unlimited jet use among Greg Schiano’s reported demands from Rutgers

  An 8-year contract and unlimited jet use among Greg Schiano’s reported demands from Rutgers A breakup between Rutgers and Schiano leaves both sides portraying the other as the bad guy, but the truth is somewhere in the middle.Schiano’s camp was quick to get the word out Sunday that the breakdown of negotiations between the Knights and their former coach was not about money, and a term sheet circulated among the Rutgers board of governors and obtained by NJ.com shows that was partially true.

Schiano , 51, is in his third season as Ohio State's defensive coordinator. Prior to coaching under Urban Meyer, he spent two years in the NFL as the Buccaneers head coach . Schiano also spent 11 seasons leading Rutgers ' football program where he posted a 68-67 record and won five consecutive

Schiano , who was Rutgers ’ head coach from 2001-11, is believed to be close to returning to the downtrodden football program but wants Schiano and the university have agreed to contract terms, but the coach wants written assurances that a football-only facility and an indoor practice facility will

A special Board of Governors meeting must be arranged to approve a deal.

This was always the most likely scenario.

Even if Schiano was walking away from the table due to contract demands, he did not have many other appealing options. For Rutgers, their focus was almost solely on Schiano, and it really did not have any better candidates for the job.

Schiano resigned as the New England Patriots’ defensive coordinator in March. A report in late September said he resigned so that he would be available in case Rutgers fired Chris Ash, which happened in September. Schiano got back into coaching on Urban Meyer’s staff from 2016-2018 and actually was hired to take the University of Tennessee job, but a fan revolt scuttled the hire, leading Schiano back to the Buckeyes last year. He enjoyed great success as the head coach at Rutgers from 2001-2011, but it would take a lot to rebuild the program now, especially since it is in the Big Ten rather than the Big East.

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Greg Schiano takes swipe at Tennessee fans during Rutgers introduction .
Greg Schiano’s journey back to Rutgers has been a bit of a roller coaster, and the low point for him was likely when he agreed to become the head coach at Tennessee only to see the deal fall through. Two years later, Schiano is willing to look back on that and laugh.© Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsSchiano took a shot at Tennessee fans during his introductory press conference with Rutgers on Wednesday. He was asked about fans celebrating the fact that he has returned to New Jersey as opposed to when a fan revolt scuttled his hire at Tennessee.

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