The Washington Redskins’ Mike Shanahan and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Greg Schiano were among five National Football League coaches fired at season’s end, while the New York Jets’ Rex Ryan was given a reprieve.
Greg Schiano was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following a season in which the team lost its first eight games and cut quarterback Josh Freeman four years after making him a first-round draft pick.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said he wants his new team to reflect many of the principles he taught at Rutgers University, which needs to replace him less than a week before high school recruits can sign to play at the school.
Josh Freeman was replaced by rookie Mike Glennon as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ starting quarterback after completing a National Football League-low 45.7 percent of his passes during the team’s 0-3 start.
Rutgers University promoted assistant Kyle Flood to replace Greg Schiano as football coach after failing to lure former assistant Mario Cristobal from Florida International University, the Newark Star-Ledger said, citing two unidentified people familiar with the situation.