Tennessee finalizing deal with next head coach

by Leon Thompson November 27, 2017, 0:27
Tennessee finalizing deal with next head coach

Schiano coached at Rutgers prior to his stint with the Bucs, and has been working as the defensive coordinator for Ohio State the past few seasons, so the move back to being a college head coach is not surprising. The Volunteers then lost their final two games to finish 4-8 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones on November 12.

There will be criticism of the hire, especially if the likes of Mike Norvell, now still at Memphis, were available and Tennessee passed on a younger, up-and-coming coach for Schiano. Schiano spent a little over a decade as the head coach of Rutgers University.

Schiano, 51, is now the defensive coordinator at Ohio State. He led Rutgers to six bowl game appearances and was victorious in five. Fans are telling me they're upset with Schiano's past and alleged ties to the Penn State scandal.

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Currie reportedly targeted Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen before turning his attention to Schiano.

So what's the reaction from the Volunteers fan base in hearing about their new head coach?

While Schiano became a punchline for his tenure in the National Football League, he is the only coach to have legitimate success at Rutgers recently, which is quite the feat, and he always overperformed as a recruiter while in Piscataway.

This is a developing story.

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