For years, Rutgers Scarlet Knights Greg Schiano was considered one of the top candidates to replace Joe Paterno as Penn St. Nittany Lions head coach. Shortly after Paterno's exit, he'd denied interest, but now that you mention it ... why did Greg Schiano rumors go away altogether, exactly?
StateCollege.com's Mike Poorman and our own Ben Jones report Schiano's name has stayed alive in the agent community in connection to Penn State, even though the public had moved on. The duo also report four recent visits by a PSU private jet to Schiano's neck of the woods since Dec. 26.
It's worth noting, as the report does, that a search committee member lives within range of those airports, so this isn't a dead giveaway that Schiano is soon to be hired. However, there's a good bit to go on if you'd like to think Penn State's at least looking beyond just the anonymous NFL assistant coach market for the man to replace the winningest coach in Division I football history.
Schiano's 68-67 at Rutgers, turning a three-wins-in-two-years operation into a program that's won five bowls in the last six years.
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