It was a snowy night in early December when the news broke. I was channel surfing, and ended up on ESPN News, where it was the top story. We had offered our head coaching job to Greg Schiano. It was a curious choice... obviously I knew of him and how he had turned Rutgers around. But I'd only seen Rutgers play maybe twice at that point, and I knew little about the team or the coach. I immediately began searching for every bit of info I could find.
By the time I got to MGoBlog and started reading HaloScan, it seemed like a forgone conclusion to the commentariat that he would accept the job. We discussed how he was a defensive coach first and how he employed an offense that could only be called "three yards and a cloud of dust redux". We pondered his familiarity with the region, having spent all but three seasons of his career on the East Coast. We even discussed his (supposed) physical resemblance to a young Bo.
By the next day, it was done. He turned us down, ostensibly because Rutgers built him a house but in all likelihood because he was still holding out hope that Penn State would come calling when JoePa called it quits.
It wasn't long after that we began discussing things like "Hey, maybe the coach from Delaware could be the next Tressel" and convincing ourselves that "Maybe English won't be so bad".
So, humbly, I ask for your opinions: What do you think the past year and a half would have been like had Schiano said yes?