A deal between Greg Schiano and Rutgers may be closer than we thought. A recent report from NJ.com suggests that the ball may be in the university’s court.
Tuesday morning, NJ.com reported that, according to a handful of sources, Schiano is “all in” on a return to Piscataway and returning as head coach at Rutgers. At this time, “it’s up to Rutgers,” to get a deal in place.
Rutgers Athletics and athletic director Pat Hobbs did not respond to phone messages regarding the situation.
NJ.com reports that Schiano’s hire will be decided by the Rutgers Board of Governors. The committee are expected to make the recommendation on Schiano and hopes to have things in place by the end of the week. There could be more details on the situation in the coming days.
Schiano reportedly met with Hobbs about a return to Rutgers earlier this month. Schiano made “significant demands” in that meeting, hoping to put the program in a better situation to be successful in the B1G moving forward.
Schiano was the head coach at Rutgers from 2001-11 and held a 68-67 record in his 11 seasons with the program. The Scarlet Knights appeared in six bowl games Schiano’s final seven years with the team. In 2006, he guided Rutgers to an 11-2 season and the No. 12 ranking in the nation.