Tennessee Will Reportedly Hire Former Rutgers, Bucs Coach Greg Schiano

Tennessee is finalizing a contract with Greg Schiano to name him their new head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN.

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

First-year Tennessee athletic director John Currie fired fifth-year coach Butch Jones on November 12 with two games still remaining on the scheduled and launched a nationwide search for Jones' replacement. Schiano, back when he was the head coach at Rutgers, actually offered Guarantano a scholarship as a six-year-old boy. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to bowl wins in four straight seasons from 2006-09.

Schiano is the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had a successful 11-year stint as the head coach at Rutgers. After he was sacked, he latched on with Ohio State, where he has served as defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Schiano, 51, is now the defensive coordinator at Ohio State.

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

Schiano, 51, has spent the past two seasons as Urban Meyer's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.

The New Jersey native has never coached in the Southeastern Conference before.

This is a developing story.


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