1. Greg Schiano has once again proven he's the right man for the job
When Greg Schiano was hired a second time at Rutgers in 2020, there was a lot of excitement from the fanbase. He was the last coach to truly have success in Piscataway and everyone truly believed that he'd be the one to return Rutgers back to relevance in the Big Ten.
However, he went just 3-6 in a COVID-19-shortened first year, 5-8 with a Gator Bowl loss in year two, and then 4-8 with a 1-8 record in Big Ten play in year three. It felt like things were trending in the wrong direction. So when 2023 started, it felt like a make-or-break year for Schiano.
All he did was respond with six regular-season wins and a berth in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Outside of the 2021 season when Rutgers was invited to a bowl by default after finishing the season 5-7, the 2023 season marked the first time in which the Scarlet Knights made a bowl after reaching legitimate eligibility. And for the first time since 2011, Rutgers has won a bowl game. Who coached that last bowl win? That's right, it was Schiano.
Once again, Schiano has silenced all doubters and has taken this program back into the positive side of the win column. Although 7-6 isn't anything to write home about, it's enough to get fans to buy back in.
Schiano is the right man for the job and he proved it this year.