Now that Greg Schiano is the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s time to play a little trivia on the former Rutgers coach.
Name the two high-profile NFC South players (one current and one former) that Schiano coached when he was defensive coordinator at the University of Miami?
The answer is current New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma and former Carolina linebacker Dan Morgan. Although this guy is not in the NFC South, Schiano coached another very prominent NFL player with the Hurricanes. That was Baltimore safety Ed Reed.
Schiano played linebacker in college at Bucknell. Unless he wins about 12 Super Bowls, he’s got no chance of becoming the most famous former Bucknell athlete. Who has that honor?
Christy Mathewson has had that one locked down for more than a century. Mathewson was a pitcher for the New York Giants in the early 1900s and a member of the inaugural class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He also played football and basketball at Bucknell. I’m kind of a Mathewson buff. He grew up in Factoryville, Pa., the town next to where I grew up. I played in the Christy Mathewson Little League and every day while I was in high school I rode the school bus past the house where Mathewson grew up.