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Jan 27, 2012 3:21 AM by Lee Douglas

Bucs tab Rutgers Schiano as new head coach

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Rutgers' Greg Schiano to become the team's next coach.

Bucs general manager Mark Dominik confirmed the five-year contract Thursday in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

ESPN first reported the Bucs had hired Schiano.

The 45-year-old Schiano had been with the Scarlet Knights for 11 seasons, taking them from college football laughingstock to a program that has had winning records in six of the last seven years. He was an assistant coach in the NFL with Chicago from 1996-98.

The Bucs fired Raheem Morris on Jan. 2 after a 4-12 finish that included 10 straight losses to end the season.

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