Schiano “Got The Memo”April 1st, 2012
Joe’s written many times that Greg Schiano’s barely dry five-year contract is no indicator of the pressure, or lack thereof, on the head coach to win.
It’s there. The days of a coaches getting long leashes are long gone.
So Joe enjoyed reading today in the Tampa Bay Times that Schiano knows he must produce quickly.
“I … know it’s a win-now league. Believe me, I got that memo,” Schiano said. “I think it trickled down to college as well. You had a head coach get fired in college after two years. That’s unheard of. But we also know what coaches are getting paid, too. That’s changed, too. With everything, as the stakes rise, I got that part, too.
“There’s such a fine line in this league between winning and losing. Now it is in college, too, but it’s much finer here. I think the talent level is much closer, too. So we added some talent. We’ll add some more in the draft, try to coach them the best we can. We talked about implementing some new systems, and obviously, we won’t be as far along as the teams that we play. Try to win every game, more important, try to go out and play the best we can.”
Joe suggests you click on through above and read the whole piece.
Joe’s not demanding Schiano go out and make the playoffs in Year 1, though that would be damn nice. But once the culture change comes and Schiano can mold his team — coaches and players — the wins will have to come fast.