Official: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hire Rutgers Head Coach Greg Schiano

Earlier Thursday morning Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano emerged as a head coaching candidate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, around the same time that the team had planned telling other candidates not confirmed as a finalist that they were being eliminated for consideration. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are planning to hire Schiano and both sides are currently working out a contract.

Filed to ESPN: Tampa Bay plans to hire Rutgers coach Greg Schiano as the next Buccaneers head coach. Two sides trying to finalize contract. 7 minutes ago via WhoSay · powered by @socialditto

We would be remiss if we didn't remind everyone that the last time they were in contract negotiations with a college head coach, Oregon's Chip Kelly suddenly backed out. However if Schiano signs, that would basically confirm Mike Zimmer's return for the 2012 season, considering that every available head coaching vacancy has been filled.

OFFICIAL: According to Adam Schefter, the deal is finalized and Greg Schiano will become Tampa Bay's newest head coach.

Zimmer is entering the final year of a three-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals as the team's defensive coordinator. Considering that they extended Jay Gruden's contract earlier this month, it wouldn't be surprising now if the Bengals extended Zimmer at some point this offseason.

As for Mike Sherman, who was a finalist for the head coaching job, the former Packers and Texas A&M head coach could be named as the Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker