Updated at 2:40 p.m. with hiring
And now there are none. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after losing out on Oregon’s Chip Kelly, have agreed to terms of a deal with Greg Schiano, head coach at Rutgers, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Schiano agreed to a five-year deal.
Schiano’s name surfaced in connection with the NFL earlier this month, when Peter King touted his qualifications for a head-coaching job, citing the Miami Dolphins as a good match. The Star-Ledger reported shortly afterward that Schiano had no interest in returning to the NFL.
Schiano, who has close ties to New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, has turned down past inquiries from Michigan and the University of Miami, where he was defensive coordinator before going to Rutgers. Schiano has been at Rutgers since 2001 and previously coached the defensive secondary for the Chicago Bears from 1996-98.