Report: Michigan assistant named as a 'Plan B' option for Rutgers following failed deal with Greg Schiano
It looks like the coaching search will drag on a while longer at Rutgers.
For the past few weeks, all signs appeared to be pointing toward a reunion between the Scarlet Knights and Greg Schiano. Though he was reported to be making high demands to take the position, it was expected his hiring was likely a matter of time before it happened.
That changed with a Sunday morning report that Schiano is no longer a candidate for the position. According to that report, an eight-year, $32 million deal was on the table for Schiano, but that was apparently not enough.
Now, Rutgers must turn its search elsewhere. According to a Sunday morning report from Keith Sargeant, James Kratch, and Steve Politi with New Jersey Advance Media, two people were starting to be rumored as “Plan B” options should Schiano not work out.
One of those is current Michigan LB coach Anthony Campanile:
Two names have emerged as potential backup targets for Rutgers athletics director Patrick Hobbs if Schiano is not the hire, several individuals with knowledge of the situation told NJ Advance Media: Michigan linebackers coach Anthony Campanile and Los Angeles Rams assistant coordinator for offense Jedd Fisch, both New Jersey natives.
If the name sounds familiar, that is because Anthony is the brother of Rutgers’ current interim coach, Nunzio Campanile. It’s also worth noting Fisch served as an assistant at Michigan from 2015-16.
It will be interesting to see who winds up as the head coach in Piscataway. For now, the search continues with Schiano out of the picture.