At this point, there are no indications as to whether or not the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to fire Greg Schiano after today’s final game of the season. Media reports have indicated that Schiano may be safe, may be gone with a blowout, or it may simply be a coin flip, as no one knows what the Glazers plan to do.
But even though One Buc Place isn’t talking, we did learn some interesting news about the Buccaneers’ head coach on Sunday Morning.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Greg Schiano will be heavily targeted by Penn State if their head coach Bill O’Brien departs for the NFL.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 29, 2013
Rapoport even mentioned that Penn State would fly to Tampa to speak to Schiano as soon as O’Brien signed his contract with the Texans, if he accepts that job.
Neither Rapoport or Michael Silver of NFL Network had any indication as to whether or not Schiano would be fired by the Buccaneers, and Silver indicated that Schiano has told the Glazer Family he wishes to stay in Tampa Bay. So it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming days as the coaching carousel starts to turn.
Penn State will likely be able to offer Schiano close to the same amount he makes in Tampa Bay, and if Schiano feels his job is in jeopardy heading into 2014, he may choose to accept it. He may also be pressured to take the job by executives in Tampa Bay, so the rocky marriage between the two can end peacefully.
We’ll keep you updated on Greg Schiano’s status as the situation develops further.