Tough Schiano Love/Anger Brewing In FriscoDecember 12th, 2013
Back at Super Bowl media in January, Joe figured he’d approach 49ers stud right tackle Anthony Davis, a proud Rutgers man, and ask him about his college experience playing for Greg Schiano.
Davis became agitated. Despite the excitement of his first Super Bowl media session, Davis wanted no part of Joe’s line of questioning, ‘I’m not talking about Schiano.”
Well, Davis remains about that sunny about his college coach.
Davis signed a fat free-agent deal in the offseason to stay with San Francisco, and local media there talked to him about Schiano this week in anticipation of the Bucs-Niners matchup Sunday. Video below. Davis is, well, not chatty.
Schiano, however, told 49ers media a lot about Davis. Here’s a snippet from CSNBayArea:
“Anthony was a great young man when I got to coach him at Rutgers,” Schiano said. “He was local kid – a Piscataway kid who stayed home. That took a lot of guts. He was as highly recruited as any kid in the country. He stayed him for the local school, and I’m forever indebted to Anthony for doing that.
“I know I got under his skin sometimes. I’ve worked for some great people, and they’ve all said the same thing, ‘Don’t worry about the five or 10 years while you’re coaching them or just after. Be concerned 20 years down the road. Do they thank you and respect you?’ And I hope that’s what Anthony will feel because I did push him, but I love him and I think he’s a great player and a great person.”
It’s pretty clear that Schiano rode Davis hard. You can click through above and/or watch the video below.
Davis was a high first-round pick in 2010. So however Schiano drove him obviously paid off.