Greg Schiano has a fervent supporter in Bill Belichick as he begins his NFL coaching career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Belichick recommended Schiano to the Buccaneers.

“I think the world of Greg,” said Belichick. “I think he’s a good coach. He’s got a great personality. He treats his players well. He’s smart. He’s tough. He did a great job with the Rutgers program. . . I’ve always been impressed with the way his teams performed. I don’t have any problem saying that at all.”