A day after the Newark Star-Ledger reported that Greg Schiano had a previously unknown side agreement with marketing group that paid him $250,000 a year, another clause was revealed in the coach's contract.
Schiano will be able to break his 10-year contract without penalty if Rutgers is unable to complete an expansion of its stadium by 2009. Currently, the buyout on his contract is $500,000.
Rutgers president Richard McCormick apologized for the university's continuing "lack of transparency" involving Schiano's deal and said all terms should have been made public.
"I'm not sure why we didn't, but I regret it," McCormick said.
So let's get right to it. Schiano, a former Penn State assistant, has long been the odds-on favorite to replace Joe Paterno, who is likely in his final year as Nittany Lion coach. And yes, that renovation of Rutgers Stadium is — you guessed it — running into all kinds of roadblocks.
It all seems too perfect, doesn't it?