Back when Greg Schiano was hiring his staff, the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach took a lot of heat for hiring so many assistants straight from the college ranks.
I didnít think then the criticism was justified because some of those guys had previous NFL experience. I also didnít think it was justified because them Schiano worked with in the past. He wouldnít have hired him if he didnít like them or didnít think theyíre good coaches.
But thereís another positive to having a staff filled with college ties and I didnít really think about that until general manager Mark Dominik brought it up in his pre-draft session with the media last week. Many of Schianoís assistants have been keeping close tabs on this yearís draft prospects since high school.