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Greg Schiano 24th in total salary

The FOIA elves at USA Today have returned, and rank Coach Schiano 24th in their 2011 coaching salary rankings (which does not include private universities, Pitt, or Temple.) These rankings obviously do not account for any coaching changes that recently occurred. In that respect, it is a little skewed by including Luke Fickell instead of Jim Tressel. Schiano ranked 25th last year, meaning that his status is essentially unchanged.

Schiano family donates 250k to Rutgers

Greg Schiano is not overpaid, or at least as much as his critics believe. Between the high cost of living in NJ, and Schiano's golden track record off the field, it is not exactly fair to expect his salary to warrant a Vince Lombardi performance. Coach Schiano has a comfortable life style for himself and his family, but he's not exactly abusing his position to live in the lap of luxury. He built a house near campus because he would inevitably end up sleeping in his office most nights. Coaching is a profession with limited job security, so he understandably wants to build a nest egg for his wife and children. Plus, Schiano's support of charitable causes is extensive and well-documented. If the above apologia isn't enough to keep the critics at bay, Coach Schiano heard you. Today the Schiano family pledged $250,000 to the Rutgers future scholars program. If it's not too much to ask, can we please try to remember to mentally calculate that into the equation next time someone wants to call the coach overpaid?

Greg Schiano joining Twitter

Somewhere, Jon Newman is smiling. One of Tim Pernetti's first moves as Rutgers athletic director in 2009 was to join the Twitter microblogging service. Nearly two years later, Rutgers football spokesman Jason Baum announced (naturally, on Twitter) earlier today that Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano would soon start tweeting on the @GregSchiano handle. That account is at least one year old (it did not exist when Pernetti first signed up), but had been mothballed for some time before being confirmed as official. Some of the early Twitter adopters have been following it for over a year. Twitter has proven to be a good tool for: self-promotion. There are a couple of potential worries that immediately come to mind though. 1. Schiano is extremely intense and puts in long hours at the office, to the point where he had a home built on campus. Does he really need another distraction, even if a momentary one (if Schiano tweets as frequently as Pernetti, C. Vivian Stringer, or Mike Rice)? 2. If everything ends up being written by a sports information director, it wouldn't be authentic, man. 3. As another increasingly popular social media medium, Twitter conceivably could be a valuable recruiting tool for coaches. It lacks Facebook's privacy features though, which make it of limited use there. 4. Having an account will create a natural target for vitriol - whether from Rutgers fans second guessing an unsuccessful play, or opposing fanbases. Let's agree right now that nobody should tell Sean Keeley about this.

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