SCHIANO STAYING AT RUTGERS; GA. TECH GRABS JOHNSON: It seems that Michigan is turning into Arkansas - no one wants to take their head coaching job.
The NEWARK STAR-LEDGER reports how Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, who was mulling over the opening with the Wolverines, ultimately selected to stick with the Scarlet Knights.Schiano is the 2nd coach to say adios to Ann Arbor this week, after long-rumored candidate Les Miles signed a contract extension to remain at LSU.
Dealing with similar employment problems, the Razorbacks have had three head coaches turn down the chance to live high off the Hogs - Tommy Tuberville, Tommy Bowden and Jim Grobe.Meanwhile, Georgia Tech no longer has coaching concerns of their own, as Navy coach Paul Johnson is setting sail for the Yellow Jackets:
The ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION reports that the new king bee of Tech football signed a 7-year deal worth over $11 million.During his Naval stint, Johnson help the Midshipmen reel in their first win over Notre Dame in 44 years, while chartering a 6-0 record against rival Army.
GT hopes Johnson can channel his success against the Black Knights to victory against their own rival Georgia. The Bulldogs have won 6 straight against the Jackets.
And the new coach is no stranger to the south. Before anchoring in Annapolis, Johnson captured 107 wins in his 11 seasons at Georgia Southern, while guiding the Eagles to two 1-AA national championships.So, for those playing at home, here’s how the current college football classifieds look, with these 1-A schools still searching for a gridiron general:
• Colorado State
• Northern Illinois
• Southern Miss
• Washington State