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Greg Schiano's List of Demands to Coach Rutgers Included Some Insane Guaranteed Perks

By David Hayes
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Former Rutgers football head coach Greg Schiano and the State University of New Jersey couldn't see eye-to-eye on bringing him back to New Brunswick this week, and it's not hard to see why from Rutgers' perspective.

While much of the fallout in recent negotiations tabled this Sunday is reportedly due to Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs' approach to the matter, it's not hard to empathize with Rutgers' side of things in a list of demands that included 24/7 access to private jet – beyond a $32 million, 8-year contract.

While Schiano may remind Rutgers' football fans of much brighter days, he certainly didn't shy away from laying all of his cards on the table in contract demands.

Nothing says, "You need me more than I need you" in a job negotiation quite like reportedly demanding a $25 million guarantee, eight-year employment and unlimited use of a private jet before setting foot on campus.

Schiano coached the Scarlet Knights for 11 seasons from 2001-11, and the program gradually fell into decline over the three years following his departure. However, despite leading Rutgers to five bowl wins, three nine-win seasons and one 11-win season during his tenure, Schiano still walked away from the Scarlett Knights' football program with a 68-67 overall record.

After Rutgers, Schiano lasted just two seasons as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-13 with an 11-21 record to show for it before being shown the door. He's saw some success with Ohio State after he returned to college football in 2016 as the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator, but he has not seen a head coaching role in college since he left Rutgers nearly a decade ago.

Rutgers fired former head coach Chris Ash on Sept. 29 earlier this season after going 8-32 across his four years with the program. It's no secret that the head-coaching job at Rutgers is arguably the hardest project in college football right now, but it's clearly not worth $32 million and unlimited access to a private jet, at least not for Schiano to fill the spot.


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