Greg Schiano Mocks Tennessee During Rutgers Intro
Greg Schiano mocks Tennessee during his Rutgers intro.
Schiano, 53, was introduced as the new head coach of Rutgers on Wednesday.
This will be the second time Schiano coaches at the university, previously holding a post from 2001 to 2011.
While a reunion between Schiano and Rutgers is no doubt music to ears of the university’s fans, this is a match that came very close to not happening.
A couple of years ago, Tennessee interviews and ultimately agreed to hire Schiano to be their next head football coach.
Unfortunately, a mini-revolt occurred in the aftermath of the decision that resulted in Schiano not getting officially hired and athletic director John Currie losing his job.
This week, Schiano was asked about how differently the Rutgers and Tennessee fans perceived him.
Greg Schiano, asked about the difference between fans reception in Tennessee and Rutgers, said New Jersey has sharper people. “They just get it.” #rfootball
— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) December 4, 2019
Schiano acknowledged there was a difference, and set that New Jersey people are a “little sharper.”
“They just get it,” he added.
The main reason Tennessee fans refused to get behind Schiano was because some believed he knew about the ongoing sexual abuse occurring at Penn State during Jerry Sandusky’s time there.
As a result, Tennessee fans got Jeremy Pruitt instead and Rutgers landed Schiano for the second time.
Who got the better end of that deal? We’ll find out over the next few years.