Rutgers football has finally found its new head coach, as Greg Schiano will return to the school.
The two sides have agreed to a 8-year, $32 million deal with $25.2 million guaranteed, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
Schiano, 53, was the head coach at Rutgers from 2001 to 2011, going 68-67 and 5-1 in bowl games. Rutgers had their best season in 2006, going 11-2 and finishing the season ranked No. 12 in the country.
Schiano left Rutgers to become the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, where he lasted just two seasons after a 11-21 record. Since then, he served as the defensive coordinator at Ohio State from 2016 to 2018 and briefly agreed to become the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots in February of 2019 before resigning in March to spend more time on his "faith and family".
"The next great chapter for Rutgers Football is about to begin," school athletic director Pat Hobbs said in a statement Sunday. Rutgers board of governors has a meeting scheduled for 10 AM on Tuesday to approve the hire of Schiano.
Rutgers fired Chris Ash in September after going 8-32 in three-plus seasons. Nunzio Campanile has been the interim head coach since, while the team finished a 2-10 season (0-9 in the Big Ten) on Saturday.