Schiano Won’t Comment On Sullivan Sniffing

December 2nd, 2012

As Joe expected, the leader of the New Schiano Order was tight-lipped and non-committal when asked this evening about the ESPN report that has Mike Sullivan expressing interest in the Boston College head coaching job.

Here’s what Greg Schiano had to say when asked about the validity of the report:

“You know that kind of stuff I keep private with my assistant coaches and with our organization, and if there’s anything to that it will come out the appropriate way,” Schiano said. “I don’t think this is the place to talk about that.”

Joe sure would have preferred a denial from Schiano.

It would be potentially devastating for Josh Freeman and the Bucs offense to lose Sullivan. Not that Sullivan is living legend, but Freeman doesn’t need the upset of learning another offense and adjusting to another coordinator.

By next season, the Bucs should be humming as an elite offense, not starting fresh.

14 Responses to “Schiano Won’t Comment On Sullivan Sniffing”

  1. Patrick Says:

    This rumor pops up with 4 games left…….reminds me of when Monte Kiffin announced he was leaving TB with FOUR games left in 2008. Weird.

  2. Eric Says:

    That means there is something to it. Wonder if Coughlin is pushing it cause of the v-formation controversy. He’s wired into BC.

  3. Patrick Says:

    If Sullivan does leave, we need to have a replacement/plan in place IMMEDIATELY so Freeman can get right to work on a new system early. Norv Turner will be available.

  4. lurker Says:

    wow….that would be detrimental to the offense and freeman especially. another offensive coordinator, just wow.

  5. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Whatever the decision, get it over with. If the guy wants to go, you have two options. Pay him a huge amount of money to get him to stay, or let him go. Delaying and speculating about it is only a distraction to the team.

  6. JonBuc Says:

    Either the oline coach Bob B. or P.J. Fleck…next man up?

  7. stimpy Says:

    Crap! Just what we need. Another OC and another year of Free starting over.

    We just cant catch a break.

    You really think Norv would come here?

  8. Patrick Says:

    @stimpy…….Norv will never get another HC job. Great offensive coordinator, not a good head coach. If he came here, he’d be reunited with Vincent Jackson and they already know each other.

  9. Macabee Says:

    This is the NSO! If we got a new OC, it would not be Norv. It would be that McNulty from the Cardinals.

  10. Ali Says:

    didn’t that jeff jagozinski guy come from boston college too? Really starting to dislike Boston College and anyone associated with it.

  11. Drew Says:


    Will bring in his 1st choice OC (John McNulty) from Rutgers he wasn’t allowed to talk too because he had 1 year remaining on his contract with the Cardinals.

  12. buccanay Says:

    Let me add another possibility. First, if Sullivan leaves, its not the end of the world. IMO, this is a fairly simplistic offense and the play calling and creativity have not been overly impressive. Now to my cospiracy theory. if Sully leaves, could it be that Shiano is not really letting Sullivan run HIS offense. Maybe Sully feels Shiano is handcuffin him. The more I think about, I find it hard to beleive a OC in the NFL would not want to use a proven 1000yd rusher in Blount. IS the HC more involved in the offense than we know? Shiano seems to be a domineering, ego-centric type, and it could be Sullivan is not being allowed to make the calls he feels best for the TEAM. I hope Sullivan stays for continuities sake, but if he’s “lobbying” for jobs during a playoff run, there must be something more to the story.

  13. crazy Says:

    If true, the scary thing is Sullivan must not believe he can build a winner here. He stuck with Coughlin and Manning through thick and thin. Why leave Schiano and Freeman now?

  14. BrianDorry55 Says:

    If he leaves, give QB Coach Ron Turner the job…if for no other reason, to keep some level of familiarity and consistency.