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Schiano signed on to be the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jan. 26, 2012. Rutgers replaced him with assistant Kyle Flood on Jan. 31, 2012. This is good for a few reasons.
One, they were able to find a candidate they liked from within, which is always helpful. His ability may not be the same, but he's been a part of the program, and has had time to get to know these players and their strengths and weaknesses.
Not to mention he's familiar with Rutgers football. That means he's familiar with the standards and the conduct that the school and the program like to comport themselves with.
You don't think that matters? How'd Charlie Weis do at Notre Dame?
Two, they did it quickly, so they avoided any serious downtime where they were searching for a replacement and the players were blindly spending time working out with no real idea of where the program was headed.
He may not end up being the best coach on the planet, but the process Rutgers hired Flood through was flawless for the Knights.