Greg Schiano Left Rutgers Partially Due To Big East Realignment, According To Report

Not only has conference realignment driven away the Big East's best football program, its exciting addition and two respectable all-around schools, now it's also reportedly discouraging football coaches from sticking around. Greg Schiano left the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in part because of the conference's unsteadiness, according to Joe Schad:

Joe Schad@schadjoe Schiano was intrigued by NFL challenge but also concerned about perceived uncertainty of the future direction the Big East

Schiano should soon be announced as the next Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach. He leaves Syracuse Orange coach Doug Marrone, who's entering his fourth year, as the longest-tenured Big East coach -- but guess what? Cuse is leaving the Big East soon, too.

Boise St. Broncos coach Chris Petersen will soon take over dean status, assuming he's still around when the Big East goes national. (And if he leaves, it's time to hit the fire alarms and just start running into stuff.)

For more on the Scarlet Knights, visit Rutgers blog On the Banks, Big East Coast Bias and SB Nation New York. For more on Tampa Bay, head to Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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