Schiano Says He’s Not About MoneyJanuary 27th, 2012
A report from Tom Luicci of the Star-Ledger in New Jersey says Greg Schiano signed a $15 million + contract to coach the Bucs over the next five years. If correct, that represents a sold raise for Schiano, whose Rutgers deal was for $2.3 million annually, per the newspaper.
But Schiano didn’t jump ship to the Bucs to score more cash, so claims NFL.com.
The 45-year old coach said his decision was not driven by financial aspirations.
“That’s not why I coach, that’ll never be why I coach.
“I’ve had several opportunities over the years — some of them you know about, some of them you don’t know about — and none of them felt right,” Schiano added. “This time, this one felt right.”
Joe’s glad Schiano feels all tingly about the Bucs job, “vibing,” as Raheem Morris would have called it.
One thing Joe’s interested in seeing evolve is how the old Bucs from the blended Dungy-Gruden-Morris era interact, if it all, with Schiano and his regime. It truly was the end of a long era when Raheem got his pink slip.
Will Warren Sapp make his annual trip to training camp? Will Schiano want players seeking out Derrick Brooks for guidance, as many do? Joe’s really not sure how that will all go down.