Tennessee is finalizing the deal with Schiano. Hopes to name him later today, per person with direct knowledge.— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 26, 2017
Schiano has spent the past two seasons with the Buckeyes after failing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a head coach, going 11-21 in two seasons. However, he did wonders for a Rutgers program that has fallen apart without him, going 68-67 in 11 seasons.
He won at least eight games in five of his last six years with the Scarlet Knights.
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Despite the hire, Schiano was not Tennessee's top choice for the job. The Vols reportedly offered ESPN analyst Jon Gruden $10 million per year to leave the booth and return to coaching, which he seems to have denied.Back to the Tennessee Volunteers Newsfeed