My Favorite Greg Schiano Story

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  1. fg7321

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    One of the best and this is why players and parents love Greg Schiano ......

    Nov 15th 2006

    I don’t know how many of you are Rutgers Football fans or whether any of you found interest in the game last Thursday night, but I wanted to share with all of you a human interest story which has touched us beyond words…

    As many of you are aware, my nephew Jason Schaible , who is 20, has been battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the past year requiring frequent visits and stays at Robert Wood Johnson hospital and at the New Jersey Cancer Institute in New Brunswick . During one of his chemo treatments back in September one of Jason’s oncology nurses, Karen, mentioned that she would get him tickets to any Rutgers football game he wanted to attend. He chose the Louisville game.

    Of course at that time neither team was ranked and there was not nearly the level of interest. Jason entered the hospital to undergo a stem sell transplant on November 1st and, because of the prolonged treatment, realized he would not be able to use the tickets to the biggest football game in State history. Jason returned the tickets to Karen, his nurse, who then posted a notice on the Rutgers Alumni web-site telling everyone Jason’s story.

    The story was brought to the attention of Mr. Mulcahy, the Rutgers Athletic Director, who then called coach Schiano to see if they could get a jersey for Jason. After learning that Jason had returned the tickets and was hospitalized with cancer, coach Schiano, on Thursday…the busiest day in the history of the football program and when everyone wants a piece of the coach, personally went to visit Jason in the hospital.

    He brought a football signed by all the Rutgers players, a jersey and a hat to give to Jason. More importantly he told Jason that he was more concerned about his health than some football game. They spoke for a half hour about life, its ups and downs, and how fighting for something was just as important as winning. He left Jason with his personal phone number and told him to call him when he was out of the hospital and feeling better. He said he wanted to see Jason when he was healthy so that he could give him a new set of tickets.


    The impact that this simple gesture of compassion has had on Jason has been astounding. Coach Schiano will forever have a whole new set of fans – The Schaibles


    Thanks for listening….


    Tom"
     
  2. rutgersal

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    Tremendous story. Thx for sharing.
     
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    Thats insane that on gameday he took the time to do that. The day of the biggest game in RU sports history. Awesome.
     
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    How many stories about Ash doing stuff like this?
     
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    That really is tremendous. Thank you for posting.
     
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    I remember this story

    https://forum.officiating.com/football/29486-putting-perspective.html

    To think hours before the biggest game he's bedside with a sick fan is all you need to know about Schiano, along with what he did for LeGrand
     
  7. RUDave_01

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    Although he has faults that people point to, this shows the type of person that he is. Give me a man like this to lead a group of young men seven days a week, and twice on Saturdays!
     
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    OP- That is the part of Greg that is so sincere and beautiful. There are quite a few things I don't like but these are things that show who he really is as a human. Beautiful and the man deserves your admiration and respect for a lifetime.
     
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    how about the story where he quit on us right before signing day, took a large number of our coaches with him, and started the whole downward spiral. and now we hail him as the savior. Only in NJ
     
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    What in the hell is F-ing wrong with you?
     
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    Congratulations

    You have just won the title of

    Board A$$ Hole
     
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    Yup — only in NJ would fans hate a coach for getting an NFL head coaching job.
     
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    He got a job as a head coach in the NFL. He also doubled his pay. Are you really holding that against him? He also said no to Michigan and Miami to stay here. To stay at Rutgers LOL. That is crazy those two schools are all time great football schools and Michigan is both an elite academic school and a football powerhouse. You are not knowledgeable in things football related. Are you related to the old man from Freehold?
     
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    Us?

    LoL you need help
     
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    I have heard this story. Pretty amazing.
     
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    I'm a little uneasy to ask this (hoping for a positive answer) but does anyone know what happened with Jason?
     
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    So very sad to see that was the ultimate outcome, but God rest him.

    And I hope that visit by GS helped to lift Jason's spirits and let him know just how much he truly mattered, not only to his family and friends, (who undoubtedly loved him completely and without reservation), but also to those who admired a young man with the courage and strength to fight the good fight.
     
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    Better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
     
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    Such a great story. What's even a greater story in my mind was that this was posted on the message board that week and within 24 hours of it being posted, someone in the athletic dept saw it, and schiano asked that it be deleted. It was between him and Jason. Not for PR purposes. I haven't seen the story in writing since. But talked to alot of people about it that had seen it. I'm conflicted. It should probably again be deleted, out of respect. But what a great story.
     
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    Good stuff- nice to hear.
     
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    RU1993, You are hereby given your unconditional release from being a fan of Rutgers. You may transfer to the program of your choice and are eligible to root for that team immediately without having to sit out a year. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.
     
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    STFU, stupid.
     
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    I would have no problem if a mod wanted to delete this thread out of respect for the family.
     
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    You sir are a JackAss
     
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    And that is a highly competitive category...
     
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    um.. a family member posted it... but you are correct for the wrong reason.. Schiano did not want to see it used as he did not do the visit for a "story"... and refusing to benefit from the "story" getting out there was one sure way to make that clear.

    THIS thread presents an odd situation. But maybe it should be deleted so that Politi doesn't pick it up and use it.
     
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    Fantastic story. If anyone ever wonders why players want to run through walls for Greg, simply show them that story or any of a dozen stories about how Greg responded to the 2004 accident and the 2010 LeGrand injury. The man is more than just a coach - he's a great teacher, father figure and simply put, man. And that's why so many of us want him back.
     
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    This is not the first time I've seen that exact story printed. It's been around for a long while.
     
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    You can be one of the board’s starting DBs... and that’s not a football position.
     
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    And this says more about schianos character than the actual visit, IMO
     
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    F.A.M.I.L.Y
     
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    Schiano really is the best, mostly because amazing stories like this are common with him.
     
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    how about the story where I told you to go fvck yourself.

    That's it, that the story.
     
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    I wish the mods would delete everything after the first post. I don’t know if Chris Ash decided to do it or it was something from the Athletic Dept, but we did have some children with different health situations at Spring Games. That being said, I really hope the Coach Schiano is made in about five minutes.
     
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    i didn't know this story. BUT Greg has had my respect since he knelt on the field at Yankee Stadium and kept Eric alive..
     
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    One of my all-time favorite quotes and I can't tell you how many times I repeat that to myself, especially during meetings at work!
     

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