As well as the legacy of building up a previously moribund football program, Greg Schiano will be leaving a few hundred thousand other things behind as he exits Rutgers.
Schiano left earlier this week to become the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 11 seasons with the Scarlet Knights. Per the terms of his contract, the Newark Star-Ledger reports, Schiano owes the school $800,000 as part of his buyout.
Of that $800,000, $500,000 is due within 30 days of his official departure from the school.
Schiano reportedly will make an average of $3 million per year on the five-year deal he signed with the Bucs.
As far as a replacement for Schiano is concerned, a pair of current head college coaches — FIU’s Mario Cristobal and Temple’s Steve Addazio — are rumored to be at or near the top of RU’s to-do list. Kyle Flood, who was named interim head coach in the wake of Schiano’s abrupt departure, is also believed to be in the mix for the permanent position.
Athletic director Tim Pernetti hopes to have a new head coach hired before signing day next Wednesday.
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