Tennessee politicians furiously try to block Schiano over Sandusky link


Tennessee is seeking a new coach after the November 12 firing of Butch Jones, who went 34-27 overall and 14-24 in Southeastern Conference competition in five seasons.

Schiano's history is shoddy, predominantly a stint at Penn State during the early 1990s, and it didn't help that former coach Mike McQueary stated past year that Schiano was aware of the sex scandal involving Jerry Sandusky.

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. Schiano spent a little over a decade as the head coach of Rutgers University.

Tennessee (4-8, 0-8 SEC) is coming off the worst season in program history. He led Rutgers to six bowl game appearances and was victorious in five.

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Schiano, 51, is now the defensive coordinator at Ohio State. After falling out the National Football League trap door, Schiano then served time as a high school coach until getting a job under Urban Meyer.

Schiano told ESPN "I never saw any abuse nor had reason to suspect any abuse during my time at Penn State".

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