Tennessee politicians furiously try to block Schiano over Sandusky link

Hope Soto
November 27, 2017

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

The Tennessee Volunteers just finished their worst season-at least by total wins-since 1977, going 4-8 with zero victories in SEC play.

The Volunteers fired Butch Jones on November 12, the day after they lost 50-17 at Missouri to fall to 0-6 in SEC play. Schiano spent a little over a decade as the head coach of Rutgers University. The Scarlet Knights made six bowl appearances under Schiano.

Multiple reports have Tennessee football hiring former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano to fill the vacancy left by Jones. He had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons.

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Schiano has been the defensive coordinator for the Ohio State Buckeyes since 2016.

Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. However, before Schiano resurrected Rutgers in the 2000s, he was an assistant coach with Penn State from 1990-95, when he overlapped with disgraced coach Jerry Sandusky.

Schiano became the focus of the Volunteers' search after Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen reportedly reached agreement to become the new head coach at Florida.

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