Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hope to Revive Florida’s West Coast Football With New Head Coach

January 27, 2012
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Greg Schiano has the blueprint to build a championship team.

Schiano, 45, who took Rutgers from a laughingstock to perennial Big East contender, was hired Thursday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The selection of Schiano (pronounced SHE-ah-no) after a 24-day search, which included 11 known candidates, might say as much about where the Bucs are as a franchise as the man they picked to lead it.

Coming off a 4-12 season, capped by 10 losses that led to the firing of Raheem Morris, the Glazer family, which owns the Bucs, and general manager Mark Dominik view Schiano as a serious, hands-on coach who knows how to make a few repairs.

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