Friday, December 7, 2007
Schiano rejects Michigan, Davis garners more accolades
Greg Schiano has denied reports that he is talking to another football team for the second straight season this week. Last season, Coach Schiano was contacted by Miami to become their new football coach, where he was the defensive coordinator before arriving "On the Banks". This season was no different as Schiano was a lead candidate for the head coaching position at the University of Michigan after Head Coach Lloyd Carr retired. Coach Schiano met with the team today after making a hard decision to turn down the Wolverines. When he arrived, he told the players he "still had work to do" at Rutgers. Schiano said, "this was a hard decision," which is according to a team staff member. He made a statement today saying, "I was contacted earlier this week about the Michigan coaching vacancy, but I have decided to remove my name from consideration. I look forward to our third straight bowl game and to bringing a national championship to Rutgers and the state of New Jersey. I will have no further comment." Good news for Scarlet Nation.
In other news, Anthony Davis has garnered more post-season honors, as the Sporting News named him to their Freshman All-American First Team, while fellow Freshman Joe Lefeged was named to the Honorable Mention Freshman All-American Team.