Question For Bucs Training CampJuly 25th, 2012
There are a lot of questions about the Bucs as the players will begin to mingle tomorrow at One Buc Palace and begin training camp Friday.
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com has one simple question for the Bucs, and it has to do with their new head coach, Greg Schiano.
How will Greg Schiano adjust to being an NFL head coach?
Schiano did an outstanding job transforming Rutgers into a relevant football program once again. But even college coaches who won national championships — Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Dennis Erickson and Schiano adviser Butch Davis among them — failed to make a successful transition to the pro ranks. Schiano’s last taste of NFL coaching came in 1998, when he handled defensive backs for Chicago.
Yes, yes, Joe has heard it before: What about Jim Harbaugh? He was a college coach, too! But Harbaugh has significant NFL experience as a player. For every Harbaugh, there are five Dennis Ericksons.
Schiano, however, can’t hardly do any worse with the Bucs as the team hit rock bottom last year, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
If Schiano was ever going to make a dent as an NFL head coach, taking over a team loaded with young talent that just hit the bottom floor is about as good of an opportunity as any college coach could get.