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Greg Schiano Introductory Press Conference: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Welcome New Chapter

Newly-hired Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano was introduced at a press conference on Friday, during which he said there was only one drawback to taking an NFL job: leaving Rutgers in his rear view mirror.

Schiano said he would continue to root for Rutgers from afar, but he will now strive to win Super Bowls rather than Big East championships. He said he would be involved in all three areas of the game -- offense, defense and special teams -- and would use a "CEO" approach, spreading responsibility among his coaching staff, but also assume a hands-on relationship with his players.


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Schiano mentioned that he, Mark Dominik and the Glazer family, the team's owners, would collaborate to make decisions on the team's football club. The former Rutgers coach also noted that the adjustment to NFL life would not be as difficult as some might imagine, since Schiano's daily schedule for the Rutgers team was based on his time spent in the late 1990s with the Chicago Bears.

Franchise co-chairman Joel Glazer said the team is excited to begin a "new chapter" and that Schiano has a vision for what he wants to accomplish and how he wants to accomplish it.

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