Schiano Sheds More Light On Glennon CourtingOctober 22nd, 2013
“I’ve known Mike a long time, you know, I recruited Mike at Rutgers and wanted him to be, you know he was the top quarterback, back however many years ago that was, on our recruiting board. So I’ve been aware of Mike. And always when you recruit a kid and you like him you always follow him. And then when I got to Tampa, you know, and we were in the draft process, my second draft, we started talking about, you know, the position, and we’re talking about guys. He caught our eye, and he caught Mark Dominik’s and our scouts’ eyes. So then, when someone catches your eye, you put more eyeballs on the tape and you watch. And we watched every single throw the guy made. And then we went back to his junior year. And the more you watched, you know, the more I liked him and the more Mark liked him. And so we came to an agreement; that this was going to be our guy, if available. And we’re very fortunate that he was available.” — Greg Schiano, speaking today to the Panthers media.
Joe hadn’t heard the above level of detail previously, regarding the drafting of Mike Glennon. It gives some rare insight into the Bucs’ draft process.
Greg Schiano was very relaxed talking to the Carolina media today, and his comment seemed to paint a picture of Schiano and his staff scouting college players and then comparing notes with rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and his staff before reaching a consensus on what players to pursue further.
Of course, Glennon’s “the guy” now, so the QB study is moot. But one could have fun reading between the lines of Schiano’s comments.