We asked our followers if they would support the re-hiring of Greg Schiano as Rutgers Football Head Coach. Needless to say, recruiting and discipline would be major benefits. Kyle Flood lost control of the team before the season started AND can thank most of his success on players recruited by Schiano. We say, give the guy another shot. Most of you seem to agree with us.
In 2001, Schiano took over a Rutgers program widely considered among the worst in college football and resurrected it to respectability. His Scarlet Knights teams went 49-28 from 2006 to 2011, he recruited future NFL first round draft picks such as Kenny Britt and Devin McCourty and he helped kick-start stadium expansions that created an impressive gameday experience in Piscataway. The improvements also put Rutgers on the doorstep of the Big Ten, which it joined in 2014.
Rutgers made recruiting inroads under Schiano, and coaches said the key to winning in the Big Ten would be keeping New Jersey’s top prospects home. Schiano helped put together Rutgers’ heralded 2012 recruiting class highlighted by defensive tackle Darius Hamilton and wide receiver Leonte Carroo — both Don Bosco graduates. Schiano left for the NFL just before signing day, and his successor, Kyle Flood, who was fired Sunday, held much of the class together.