Greg Schiano Will Be Next Buccaneers Coach, Peter King Confirms

Sounds like it's as close to a done deal as it can be. Rutgers Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano will take over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Adam Schefter reported, and now we have confirmation from SI.com's Peter King and CBS Sports' Brett McMurphy, making for about as convincing a case as you can get.

Also, Schiano missed a Thursday morning recruiting visit (according to Rivals) and Joe Paterno's Wednesday funeral (according to the Star-Ledger) because of the job opportunity. This is more evidence than we had during the Chip Kelly episode, to be sure.

Reactions from the Rutgers side are largely stunned. Former player Eric LeGrand, who earned Sports Illustrated moment of the year honors for leading the Knights onto the field after being paralyzed, called himself "shocked," while Ray Rice of the Ravens congratulated the coach. Rutgers administrators, however ...

Jason Baum@JasonBaumRU I wonder if my cell phone will have enough power to get through lunch ...

For more on the Bucs decision, visit SB Nation's Bucs blog, Bucs Nation. And for a Rutgers perspective, visit On The Banks.

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