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Rutgers, Schiano could not agree to 2020 reunion

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to sources, Greg Schiano is no longer a candidate for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football head coaching position. The two sides could not reach an agreement.

Schiano was considered to be a favorite for the position. However, Athletic Director Pat Hobbs was not one of those, who wanted Schiano to come back to the program, who has struggled since joining the Big Ten Conference.

Ohio State Buckeyes Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Greg Schiano speaks with Head Coach Urban Meyer during a timeout in the first quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers
Greg Schiano speaks with Head Coach Urban Meyer during a timeout in the first quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Now, the team is back to square one in their search. Alabama Crimson Tide assistant coach Butch Jones also interviewed for the position.

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However, Jones withdrew his name from consideration nearly a month ago.

Schiano had a lot of demands that he wanted Rutgers to commit to had he become the school’s new leader. But the Scarlet Knights will not have to meet them now, as Schiano will continue to reside in Columbus, Ohio until his next employment opportunity comes along.

He wanted the school to agree to a new practice facility for football only that would have cost $100 million or more to be in line with other Big Ten Conference programs, which already have them. Another one of his demands was that he wanted an increased salary pool for his assistant coaches.

Rutgers was willing to meet Schiano with his demands for the increased salary pool for assistants, as they were willing to give him $7.5 million annually for his assistant coaches and support staff.

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The school was also willing to give him an eight-year, $32 million dollar deal. The contract would have seen $25.2 million come in guaranteed money.

Yet, Schiano wanted more. And that cost him an opportunity to lead a program he once guided to prominence.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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