It just broke (a few minutes ago as I type this) that Greg Schiano has been fired as the Tampa Bay Bucs coach.
I was all for it when the Bucs started 0-8, but then they started to win a few games, going 4-1 in one five game stretch.
Losses to San Francisco, St. Louis, and New Orleans to end the 2013 campaign did the coach in. Some of the play calling in the New Orleans game didn’t make a lot of sense. A fake punt down 21-14 with less than 30 seconds to go in the half, for instance. Or running the ball on a 3rd and 1 on their own side of the field down 42-17.
It’s rumored Schiano is heading to Penn State, with Bill O’Brien rumored to be the new coach of the Houston Texans.
May his pro coaching career rest in pieces.
A great final blog entry for 2013.
Coming Wednesday: predictions for 2014.