Greg Schiano is returning to become the head coach of the Rutgers football team, according to an NJ Advance Media report late Saturday night.
Momentum for Schiano’s return had built earlier this week, The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy confirmed. Many fans donors and politicians, including Gov. Phil Murphy, had been pushing for Schiano to come back to the school.
Former Rutgers coach Chris Ash was fired by athletic director Pat Hobbs on Sept. 29, four games into his fourth season, following a three-game stretch in which Rutgers was outscored 112-16.
Nunzio Campanile, formerly the team’s tight ends coach, has served as the team’s interim head coach.
Schiano was the Scarlet Knights coach from 2001-2001 in which he compiled a 68-67 record. Schiano took the Scarlet Knights to six bowl games in his last seven years as the team’s head coach, winning five of them.
He left Rutgers to become the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but didn’t fare well, going 11-21 in his two seasons with the team.
Rutgers, who lost 27-6 to Penn State on Saturday, finished the season 2-10 (0-9 in the Big Ten’s Eastern Division). They were 0-11 in 2018.
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