Ohio State assistant, former Scarlet Knight coach Greg Schiano honored in first return to Rutgers

When Ohio State took the field at High Point Solutions Stadium Saturday, it marked Greg Schiano’s first return to Rutgers since becoming an assistant for the Buckeyes.

Scarlet Knights fans took note, and honored their former coach with an ovation. He even got a welcome back on the video board.

Along with the welcome back, former Rutgers players were in attendance to greet their former coach.

Among these players was Eric LeGrand, a former Scarlet Knights defensive tackle who suffered a spinal cord injury in 2010 which left him paralyzed from the neck down.

Schiano is revered as one of the best Rutgers coaches of all time. He took over the program in 2001 after the firing of Terry Shea, and piloted the Scarlet Knights to their first bowl game since 1978.

In his 10-year Rutgers tenure, Schiano sent 12 players to the NFL and left with a 67-66 record. He made six bowl appearances, and won all but one of those postseason games. After beating Iowa State in the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Schiano took the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ vacant head coaching job.

In 2016, Schiano joined Ohio State’s staff as the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator and associate head coach. Ironically, Schiano was hired to replace Chris Ash, who left Ohio State to be the head coach of Rutgers.

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