According to reports, Greg Schiano and Rutgers could not come to an agreement. This ends weeks of speculation and negotiations that ultimately will result in a reboot of the coaching search for Chris Ash’s permanent replacement.
Greg Schiano no longer a candidate at Rutgers, sources told @Stadium. RU offered 8-year, $32M deal, but it wasn’t enough. "You can’t blame Rutgers for not allocating more money or BOG for being concerned about his unprecedented requests,” a source said https://t.co/RPVKqOcYui— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 24, 2019
Our own Aaron Breitman had given some thoughts already on the possibility despite the recent negotiations.
It's over. Greg Schiano and Rutgers will not be reuniting. https://t.co/cKqWlkKTF4— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) November 24, 2019
Source: Greg Schiano and Rutgers could not come to an agreement about him becoming next head coach there.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 24, 2019
My immediate reaction is that as I said all along there are likely better long term candidates for the job, but very few could have injected the short term boost this program needed to return to competency in all three phases of the games plus recruiting immediately. Pat Hobbs really has to show his skills in selecting solid coaches now and build on the good hires he had made in other sports.
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