Report: Buccaneers Plan To Hire Rutgers' Greg Schiano As New Head Coach

Thursday January 26th, 2012

Update - 12:14 p.m.: Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports has reported that Greg Schiano has accepted the head coaching position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Original - 10:31 a.m.: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to hire Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. A deal has not yet been finalized.

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Schiano, 45, has served as the head coach of Rutgers since 2001. In that time he has led the Scarlet Knights to a 68-67 overall record, and has won in five out of six Bowl Game appearances.

Schiano also previously served as the defensive coordinator for the University of Miami from 1999-200. The head coaching position in Tampa Bay became vacant after the club made the decision to fire Raheem Morris after just three years on the job. Morris lead the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record in 2010, but the team regressed in 2011 finishing just 4-12.

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