It seems inevitable that Greg Schiano is going to join the coaching ranks again, and it's very likely that it'll be in the college game as opposed to the pro game. Gary Andersen's departure from Wisconsin just might have sent Schiano Watch 2014 into overdrive, as Paul Chryst waits on the official word to become the Badger's new head coach. That leaves an open position at Pitt, which is a coaching job that could potentially fit Schiano very well.
#Pitt has had contact with Greg Schiano regarding its soon-to-be-vacant head coaching job, source tells the Post-Gazette.— Sam Werner (@SWernerPG) December 17, 2014
The Pittsburgh Panthers have a history of poaching New Jersey recruits, with one of the most notable being Gary Nova. Former Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt had Nova's commitment until he was fired, which opened the door for Schiano to bring Nova home. If Greg finds a home at Pitt, he becomes just another competitor who will be gunning for Jersey's finest, in addition to Franklin, Meyer, and whomever ends up at Michigan.
The bright side would be that he wouldn't be playing in the same conference as Rutgers, which makes it a little less awkward to recruit against the program he brought up from the ashes. By most accounts, Schiano's ending up at Pitt is better for RU compared to his coaching Michigan, a scenario that many still think is possible.
Stay tuned to OtB for more updates on Schiano Watch 2014.