The annual cycle of pink slips and coaching changes is upon us, and with it comes a boat load of rumors, sources, prognostication.
The Newark Star Ledger is reporting that Greg Schiano would be interested in the Penn State job if Bill O’Brien chose to return to the NFL.
Schiano and O’Brien seem to be on different paths at this point.
O’Brien now being the hot name in the professional ranks. Schiano, who was all but ran out of Tampa Bay earlier thise season, has the Buccaneers playing inspired football to finish the season.
In a report today, Jones writes that a number of coaches are organically creating a contingency plan for Penn State in case Bill O’Brien leaves for the NFL. He writes “at least three other head coaches have had their intermediaries inquire about the Penn State job” on the chance it opens.
Greg Schiano, the former Rutgers coach and currently Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, is among those three. He then reports that Schiano, a former assistant at the school, isn’t high on Penn State’s list.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin’s representatives are reported to have made contact with the school as well.
I can’t see it, and it makes no sense at this point. Schiano will either be retained or get paid to sit at home for a year. He won’t be the next coach at Penn State.