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How quickly can USF fans embrace Schiano?

Nothing is official yet, of course, but with widespread reports that the Bucs are closing in on Rutgers' Greg Schiano as their new coach, here's my question: How quickly can Bulls/Bucs fans embrace a coach who was the enemy for the past seven seasons in the Big East?

You could make a case that after Rich Rodriguez left West Virginia -- maybe even before -- Schiano was the most despised Big East coach for USF fans, who saw not only his sideline antics but the way his Rutgers teams beat the Bulls four times in the last five meetings. It was Schiano who toppled USF from No. 2 in the nation in 2007, and by a combined score of 80-16 in 2008-09, then again in overtime last fall.

So for Bulls fans who are also Bucs fans, how do you take the news of Schiano now possibly being your head coach? If a deal is finalized, we'll have a story on reaction from USF fans -- offer up comments here or shoot us an e-mail at ...

Posted by Greg Auman at 11:29:52 am on January 26, 2012