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Tennessee to hire former Rutgers, Bucs coach Greg Schiano, report says

26 November 2017

While he has head-coaching experience (with Rutgers from 2001-2011, with the Tampa Bay Bucs from 2012-2013) we would view this potential hiring largely as a fine, but somewhat uninspiring, get for the Vols. Stay with News 2 on air and online for updates.

In 1989, Greg Schiano left his job as a graduate assistant for the Rutgers football program and was replaced by Butch Jones on then-Scarlet Knights coach Doug Graber's staff.

The USA TODAY's Dan Wolken reported that Tennessee is expected to make an announcement Sunday.

The head coach position at Tennessee has been open since athletic director John Currie fired Butch Jones on November 12. According to Bruce Feldman, the current hang up in negotiations is whether Schiano will remain with the Buckeyes through their bowl game or not.

Tennessee fans were initially hoping for Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden, but once those plans fell through, the focus shifted to Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen.

Schiano now is in his second season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. 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.

Tennessee to hire former Rutgers, Bucs coach Greg Schiano, report says