Schiano To Remain At Rutgers

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is staying in New Jersey

Dec. 7, 2007

By Staff


Sources close to the situation have confirmed to CSTV that Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano will be staying at the University.


Schiano, who has led Rutgers to three straight postseason bowl bids, met with Michigan Athletic Director Bill Martin for five hours on Tuesday.


Schiano met with his team on Friday morning to tell them that he would be returning to coach at Rutgers.




"I was contacted earlier this week about the Michigan coaching vacancy, but I have decided to remove my name from consideration," Schiano said in a statement. "I look forward to our third straight bowl game and to bringing a national championship to Rutgers and the state of New Jersey . I will have no further comment."


The 41-year-old Schiano has coached seven seasons at Rutgers, compiling a 37-46 record. He won five National Coach of the Year awards in 2006 after leading the Scarlet Knights into National Championship contention and an 11-2 record.


Rutgers was 7-5 this year and will play Ball State in the International Bowl.


As for where this leaves Michigan, it seems the Wolverines are turning their attention back to Brady Hoke, the Ball State coach. According to CSTV's Brian Curtis, Hoke will be speaking with Martin for a second time Friday afternoon.