A poster to to the Scout message board says Schiano definitely is insane — because the Rutgers football coach apparently tells potential recruits that he has some kind of pipeline to God. As a recent recruit was reported to say: “it was all about Coach Schiano. When he started talking about how his visions for his program come from God that really set him apart…and I knew I wanted to be there with him as my leader.”
There is no doubt that Schiano is a self-professed “born-again” Christian. Last May he appeared at a born-again concert and, he suggested, that when his play-calling produces wins, God’s hand is on the rudder.
Some anti-Schiano posters, meantime, say his religiosity is all bunkum, just another con used to hook unsophisticated high schoolers into joining the second-rate Rutgers program.
Rabid Rivals boosters take a different position which boils down to a pragmatic, who cares, just give us the commits.
All this raises profound questions.
* Does coach Schiano profess that he talks to God?
* If he says that, is this appropriate for an employee of Rutgers, the State University?
* If he says that, is it grounds for a psychiatric examination?
* If he says that and is insincere, what does that say about the Rutgers program?