Bucs' statements on Greg Schiano

January, 26, 2012
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We’ve known for hours that Greg Schiano has been hired as the next coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the team just sent out its official release announcing the hiring and it included the official comments the team has made on Schiano.

“We are thrilled to introduce Coach Schiano as the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," team co-chairman Joel Glazer said. "During our thorough search, we met with numerous impressive candidates, but Coach Schiano surely distinguished himself. From his leadership skills to his considerable track record, he is, simply put, the right man for the job."

The Bucs also included a statement from general manager Mark Dominik.

"Coach Schiano is a bright, meticulous teacher who knows how to get the most out of his players," Dominik said. "He built and ran a pro-style program at Rutgers, and he's a defensive-minded coach whose teams have always been characterized by toughness and a physical style of play."

I’ll be back in a bit with a thorough scouting report on Schiano from a prominent player who played for him at one of his previous stops.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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