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Many Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans asking, who is Greg Schiano?

11:12 PM, Jan 26, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, FL -- New Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has coached at his new home, Raymond James Stadium, at least three times, leading Rutgers to a 2-1 record against the South Florida Bulls.

But he's not exactly a household name in the Bay area.

"Who?" asked Bucs fan Greg Stauffer. "I don't know what to think of that because I don't know who that is."

Schiano, well-known to college football fans, had a lot of people scrambling to Wikipedia on Thursday.

"The guy could be a genius, I guess.  But I don't know him," said Bucs fan Bill Hughes.

Others, though, respect the 45-year-old's resume.

"I know the Rutgers football program has gone from kind of nowhere to being kind of a national name now," said Bucs fan Ryan Dorrell.

Lee Diekemper, of joebucsfan.com, said the pulse of the fan base is mostly positive.

He said the thought seems to be the team could have done a lot worse.

"Schiano is miles better than Mike Sherman," Diekemper said.

But there are questions about if he is the right guy to get the area's attention?

All but two of the Buccaneers home games have been blacked out the last two seasons.

"It's already got the fans talking. It already has the fans interested. Whether it gets them to the games, I don't know," Diekemper said.

Each victory, though, will make him a more familiar face.

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