TAMPA, Fla. - Greg Schiano relishes the challenge of trying to turn around the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 45-year-old former Rutgers coach was formally introduced Friday as the ninth coach in franchise history, inheriting a team that allowed the most points in the NFL this season.
"We're beginning a new chapter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," Bucs cochairman Joel Glazer said.
Glazer said Schiano "has a vision for what he wants to do."
Schiano transformed Rutgers from a struggling college football program into a Big East contender during an 11-year run with the Scarlet Knights.
The Bucs are banking on him to have the same kind of impact in Tampa Bay, which has not won a playoff game since winning the Super Bowl following the 2002 season.