It has been just over a week since former Rutgers football head coach Greg Schiano left Piscataway, NJ for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and rumor has it Syracuse football and other Big East coaches are not mourning the loss.
"He was a pain," Syracuse offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett told the Tampa Bay Times Saturday. "I'm glad he's gone and I don't have to deal with that anymore."
Of course, Hackett wasn't talking about Schiano's personality but his constant defensive-blitzing schemes that helped Rutgers defeat the Orange six times in his 11 season.
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"(Rutgers blitzes) safeties, cornerbacks, linebackers, you name it," Hackett said. "(Schiano) has been around the league enough to know that if you pressure the quarterback, you have a chance to win. And I bet he'll ramp it up even more with more time to work with players in the NFL."
Other Big East coaches, like Connecticut Huskies defensive coordinator Don Brown, talked about the way Schiano ran Rutger's offense and how it might translate to the NFL.
According to the Times article, Schiano still needs to hire coaches on offense and defense, but if one thing is clear Syracuse coaches probably believe he will be successful at the next level. And they probably are secretly hoping that he is because it would be bad to see him four years from now taking a head coaching job with the Boston College Eagles.
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