Schiano Q&A on Angelichio Hire

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano spoke to the media Thursday about the hiring of former Pittsburgh assistant Brian Angelichio as the Scarlet Knights' tight ends coach. He also discussed Angelichio's recruiting acumen, and gave an indication on what else was happening with the staff.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano hired former Pittsburgh assistant Brian Angelichio last Thursday, and with the excitement died down from signing day, today was the day for Schiano and Angelichio to talk about the move. begins the Q&A segment with Schiano's take on the hiring:

Opening statement:
"I'm very excited about having him here coaching our tight ends with Coach (Kyle) Flood coaching the offensive line. He bring his experience here as a proven coach and proven recruiter and a guy that I think fits into the way we do things, and at the same time believes what we do. He's been here for five days now, and I can't wait to get into coaching with him."

Can you talk about Angelichio working with tight end D.C. Jefferson?
"I'm excited. I think Coach (Phil) Galiano did a great job. He's going to move over and do some other responsibilities on our coaching staff at another position. I'll get into all that closer to spring football. But it is good to have Brian here, certainly again, a guy that's worked with some very good tight ends in his career, some very good offensive lines in his career, and he's going to bring that here now to Rutgers as well as his recruiting relationships and experiences.
"He's recruited a lot of different areas, and areas that we recruit very heavily. So, I think it's a perfect fit in all ways."

Have you established Angelichio's recruiting territory?
"I have a pretty good idea, I think, where he's going to be, but recruiting has changed so much now. Recruiting areas aren't as important as they used to be. They are for the relationships with the high school coaches and the people in the area, but once you lock in on the prospects, then it really becomes much more specialized today than it ever was.
Whether it's a position coach working with the area guy, or the coordinators, or myself, I think recruiting is changing day-to-day here as we go, but he'll be in areas that he has relationships pre-existing, which you always try to do that."

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