Schiano Works Harder Than Gruden

February 2nd, 2013

“Hey, Monte, I just heard some of our freakin’ players think Schiano prepares harder than me. Jimminy Christmas! Whaddya think of that?”

The stories surrounding Jon Gruden’s coaching work ethic are stunning. The man set his alarm clock daily for 3:17 a.m. and didn’t stop grinding himself and his staff and team to prepare for games.

Davin Joseph played three seasons for Chucky, and Joe even remembers Joseph once saying it took him a full year to comprehend all aspects of Chucky’s famous bible-sized playbook.

So it really caught Joe’s ear to hear Joseph say Greg Schiano is the hardest working coach he’s ever experienced. Joseph spit out his take to “Booger and Rich” on 98.7 FM.

“His work ethic is like no other. He’s a grinder, man,” Joseph said. “He’s the kind of guy you want on your side. He’s the guy that works day in and day out and he loves what he does. We had a lot of guys on our team that aren’t a part of our team now that aren’t really in love with football like Coach Schiano is.”

Co-host Booger McFarland then joked that Schiano might love football “too much” and said something that might have been time off under “Gru,” aka Jon Gruden, isn’t time off anymore. Joseph, with Donald Penn alongside him, laughed and agreed that Schiano might be overboard but his attitude combined with the work ethic of the current roster is what will put the team over the top.

4 Responses to “Schiano Works Harder Than Gruden”

  1. Scott Says:

    Is Schiano a Gruden Grinder?

  2. Tbuc Says:

    Heard the interview live and it sounded like Davin was referring to Raheem more than Gruden. A quote Joe left out and I’m only paraphrasing is that Schiano works harder than any of the coaches from the past few years. Then went onto say some coaches that were here weren’t all about football.

  3. Tom Says:

    Leave it to Booger to say that Schiano loves football “too much.” From what I remember hearing about Booger, that was never a problem with him in the pros. In a side note: I wonder if his golf game has improved.

  4. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Sapp is in the HOF