When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to New York to face the Giants on Sunday, it will be a bit of a homecoming for first-year coach Greg Schiano, who was the head coach at Rutgers from 2001-11.
Schiano's return home was the focus of a feature published Thursday on SB Nation New York by Ed Valentine. The main focus of the piece looks at how Schiano rebuilt the program at Rutgers and how he seems to be on the right track toward doing the same thing with the Buccaneers.
"Whatever he's doing, it's working," Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber told Valentine. "He's very specific and very detail-oriented. You can call it whatever you want to, but we are a very attention-to-detail organization all the way down to the players. It's working for us. He was successful turning that program [Rutgers] around. I didn't follow Rutgers all that much, they were in the Big East, and USF was in the Big East, so I crossed them every once in a while when they played our guys down here. I don't see why what he did there to make himself successful couldn't translate to the league, and so far it seems like he has."
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