Well, that didn’t take long.
Within hours of a report that his people had contact with Penn State about the potential opening there, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano strongly denied it.
“There’s zero truth to that,’’ Schiano said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. “Let me make it clear, the only job I want is the one I have right now.’’
Having an agent or intermediary do the talking is on the first page of the coaching handbook, but page two is leaving yourself some wiggle room.
Schiano needs to make sure he has a job when the wheel stops spinning, so there’s no point in appearing disloyal now, when the Bucs haven’t necessarily told him he’s going to have one there next year.
The Buccaneers haven’t said much since three straight wins earned Schiano some praise from ownership, but some of that positive feeling has subsided. They’ve since lost three of their last four, leaving them 4-11 overall and 11-20 in his two seasons with the team.