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Greg Schiano, Buccaneers Trying To Finalize Contract To Become Head Coach, According To Report

It appears the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have moved one step closer to filling their vacant head coaching postion, as ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that they are working to finalize a deal with Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano.

Schiano's name recently emerged as a candidate, and the Bucs appear to have turned their attention to the former Chicago Bears assistant after an attempt to hire University of Oregon's Chip Kelly fell through during the 11th hour.

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Schiano took over at Rutgers in December of 2000, and has been lauded for turning the program into a Big East contender. In his first two seasons on the job, Schiano won just three games, but has since guided to the Scarlet Knights to six bowl games, winning five of them.

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