Schiano to be named Tennessee Vols Head Coach

27 November, 2017, 00:25 | Author: Felix Jensen
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UT reportedly was finalizing a deal with the Ohio State defensive coordinator on Sunday to take over as leader of the football program. The fact that Tennessee opted for Schiano so quickly is, though. The Volunteers lost to Vanderbilt 42-24 to finish 4-8, 0-8 in the SEC, their first eight-loss season in school history and their first winless campaign in the SEC.

Ironically, some Tennessee fans were hoping another former Tampa Bay coach - Jon Gruden - would become Butch Jones' replacement.

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

Schiano brings a pedigree as a program builder, as he resurrected Rutgers from a century of bad football to make them a nationally competitive program.

Schiano, 51, is now the defensive coordinator at Ohio State. He directed the Scarlet Knights to six bowl games in his final seven years there. He went 11-21 in his two seasons there and was sacked after the 2013 season.

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Then, in 2016, Schiano was implicated as a possible witness in the Penn State child rape scandal.

Was Schiano being considered throughout the coaching search?

Starting quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has a history with Schiano, who is now serving as Ohio State's defensive coordinator, dating back to his days as a child in New Jersey. From there, he worked for the Chicago Bears and as the defensive coordinator for the University of Miami before accepting the head coaching job at Rutgers.

Greg Schiano will be the next head coach at Tennessee, according to Yahoo Sports sources.

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