Five minutes after being introduced as the Rutgers football coach for a second time, Greg Schiano gave a clear indication why he might be the man to make the Scarlet Knights competitive in the Big Ten Conference.
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Rutgers welcomed back Greg Schiano, saying he is "the right coach at the right time" for the football program.
The redshirt sophomore withdrew his name from the transfer portal shortly after it was announced that Greg Schiano would be Rutgers' next coach.
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Statement from Rutgers athletics director Pat Hobbs: "The next great chapter for Rutgers football is about to begin. There are many people to thank for where we are today, particularly Coach Schiano and his team, as well as everyone here at Rutgers. They all played important roles in bringing these complex negotiations to a close. It wouldn't be appropriate to prejudge any action that the Board of Governors may take, but I believe today that Rutgers Football is on the path to greatness."
Greg Schiano and Rutgers have reached an agreement in principle that will bring the former Scarlet Knights coach back to lead the program, a source confirmed to ESPN.
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Greg Schiano has agreed in principal to become the next coach at Rutgers, according to multiple reports. News was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The 53-year-old Schiano, a New Jersey native, coached Rutgers from 2001-11 and led the Scarlet Knights to postseason bowl berths in six of his final seven seasons. His 68 wins as head coach is third-most in program history.
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