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Timeline: Greg Schiano career


. Played linebacker collegiately at Bucknell.


. Penn State defensive backs coach under Joe Paterno.


. Chicago Bears defensive assistant under Dave Wannstedt.


. Defensive coordinator at University of Miami under Butch Davis.


. Head coach at Rutgers. Compiled 68-67 record at Rutgers, with 5-1 record in bowl appearances.


. Jan. 26: Named Buccaneers head coach, replacing Raheem Morris. Schiano's hiring came three days after University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly accepted the Bucs' job, only to change his mind a few hours later.

. May: Signed Eric LeGrand, a paralyzed former defensive tackle who played for Schiano at Rutgers, allowing him to fulfill dream of appearing on NFL roster. LeGrand retired in July.

. Sept. 9: Schiano and Bucs defeated Carolina in season-opener, 16-10.

. Sept. 16: Schiano incurred wrath of Giants' coach Tom Coughlin, when Schiano ordered his players to try to knock ball loose from Eli Manning as he knelt to run out the game's final seconds. Tampa Bay lost, 41-34.

. Oct: 13: Cornerback Aqib Talib suspended four games for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

. Nov. 1: Talib and seventh-round pick traded to New England for a fourth-round pick.

. Nov. 18: Bucs reach high-water mark of season at 6-4, after 27-21 overtime win at Carolina.

. Nov. 26: Cornerback Eric Wright suspended four games for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

. Dec. 30: After losing five straight games, Bucs won season finale at Atlanta 22-17, to finish first season under Schiano at 7-9. Quarterback Josh Freeman set franchise records for passing yards (4,065) and touchdown passes (27).


. Aug. 22: Kicker Lawrence Tynes and Guard Carl Nicks sidelined with MRSA.

. Sept. 2: Freeman missed team photo. Days later, Bucs players voted receiver Vincent Jackson and guard Davin Joseph offensive captains, denying Freeman captaincy for first time since his 2009 rookie season.

. Sept. 25: After 0-3 start, Schiano benched Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon.

. Sept. 29: Bucs fell to 0-4 as Glennon threw two interceptions in final minutes. Freeman watched game from a stadium suite. ESPN reported Freeman was part of NFL's substance-abuse program, prompting an investigation by the players' union because the program is confidential.

. Sept. 30: Freeman released statement disclosing he agreed to be tested under NFL's substance-abuse program after switching from Adderall to Ritalin to treat ADHD.

. Oct. 1: Schiano denied leaking information about Freeman being in NFL's substance-abuse program.

. Oct. 3: Freeman waived by Bucs.

. Oct. 6: Freeman signed by Minnesota Vikings.

. Oct. 11: Nicks suffered a recurrence of MRSA infection; Johnthan Banks is also diagnosed.

. Nov. 11: Bucs won first game of season, 22-19 over Miami.

. Nov. 24: Bucs won third game in a row, defeating the Lions 24-21.

. Dec. 24: Schiano denied interest in potential Penn State head coaching vacancy.

. Dec. 29: Bucs get trounced, 42-17, by Saints in season finale to finish 4-12.

. Dec. 30: Schiano fired.

Compiled by Times news researcher John Martin

Timeline: Greg Schiano career 12/30/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 30, 2013 4:31pm]
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