Tennessee set to hire former Rutgers, NFL coach Greg Schiano, reports say

Lawrence Cooper
November 27, 2017

The fact that Tennessee opted for Schiano so quickly is, though.

The 51-year-old Schiano coached Rutgers from 2001 to 2011.

Multiple sources are reporting that Greg Schiano, Associate Head Coach for Ohio State, is finalizing a deal to replace Butch Jones as head football coach at the University of Tennessee. The Volunteers then lost their final two games to finish 4-8 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

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Schiano's history is shoddy, predominantly a stint at Penn State during the early 1990s, and it didn't help that former coach Mike McQueary stated previous year that Schiano was aware of the sex scandal involving Jerry Sandusky. The question is whether Schiano is the right culture fit for the Vols, but if Tennessee wasn't able to lure in the top names on the possible coaching market like Dan Mullen (apparently headed to Florida), Chip Kelly (signed on with UCLA), Scott Frost (likely headed to Nebraska or staying at UCF), and with Gruden always being a pipe dream, Schiano isn't a bad hire like many will say.

Currie reportedly targeted Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen before turning his attention to Schiano. He went 11-21 in his two seasons there and was sacked after the 2013 season. At the time, Currie was at Kansas State managing the potential departure of Bill Snyder as head coach, which allowed him to treat almost every year like he was going through a coaching search.

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