Greg Schiano has Rutgers football going to a bowl game for the first time since 2014
Give the man the resources to be successful, and watch the program transform. That’s exactly what Greg Schiano has done to the Rutgers Football program not once, but twice.
After leaving Rutgers for the NFL in 2012, Schiano has made a couple of different stops including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ohio State University, and the New England Patriots, before returning to the place where he established national prominence, and revitalized a Rutgers program that hadn’t been relevant since the early 90’s.
Rutgers did play in the 2021 Gator Bowl after saving the game from cancellation when Texas A&M had to back out at the last minute due to COVID-19 complications. The Scarlet Knights were 5-7 that year and lost the game 38-10 to Wake Forest.
Rutgers football heads into the final week of the 2023 regular season with a 6-5 record, and a matchup with local Big Ten foe, the University of Maryland on the horizon. The Terrapins are also sitting on a 6-5 record.
No matter the outcome of the week 13 game, the Scarlet Knights will find themselves with a postseason matchup.
Let’s take a closer look at some possible landing spots for Greg Schiano and his program.
1. The Quick Lane Bowl
The Quick Lane Bowl takes place at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, and pits a member of the Big Ten Conference against a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC).
The game used to take the 8th bowl-eligible team from the Big Ten, but that selection process has since changed.
Depending on the outcome of the game against Maryland, Rutgers could find itself in that 8th position.
Ironically enough, Rutgers took place in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl back in 2014, when they beat the UNC Tar Heels by a score of 40-21.
While the Scarlet Knights may be dreaming of warmer weather, a trip to Detroit could certainly be on the horizon.