Schiano to be named Tennessee Vols Head Coach

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.

It now appears that's coming to a culmination.

Tennessee is set to hire a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, just not the one many Volunteers fans had hoped they would.

Schiano spent the past two seasons at Ohio State's defensive coordinator. So this can't be considered too much of a surprise.

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Jones had a 34-27 record in five seasons at Tennessee. It's the program's sixth losing campaign since 2008.

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is close to finalizing a deal to become the head coach at Tennessee, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today. He had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons.

Rutgers went 11-2 in 2006 and posted two other nine-win seasons during Schiano's tenure.

After a failed venture in the NFL, Schiano returned to the college ranks with the Buckeyes back in 2016. Highly unlikely. The hire probably means the Vols missed out on some of their leading candidates.

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