Tennessee reportedly “finalizing the deal” with next head coach Michael Reaves/Getty Images
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Jarrett Guarantano #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers runs for a first down during the second half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

UPDATE: Tennessee will not hire Greg Schiano

Has Tennessee found its man?

Tennessee will reportedly hire Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano as its next head coach and is expected to make an official announcement on Sunday, according to USA Today‘s Dan Wolken.

Schiano spent the past two seasons with the Buckeyes and had previously coached at Rutgers from 2001-11, which included six bowl game appearances during his final seven seasons, as well as a a 68-67 (28-48) overall record.

After being linked to several notable college coaching positions, Schiano took over as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach in 2012 and went 11-21 before being fired after his second season.

The Vols reportedly turned their focus to Schiano after focusing on Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, who is expected to accept the head coaching position at Florida.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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