The Tennessee Volunteers were slated to name Greg Schiano their head coach on Sunday afternoon. Until they weren’t, according to at least one report:
A separate report noted the scheduled press conference won’t go down tonight, and may not at all:
It also resulted in the decommitment of a 4-star cornerback prospect Jaycee Horn.
Tennessee fired head coach Butch Jones a couple of weeks ago, and there had been rumors that the Vols were interested in Jon Gruden, Dan Mullen, and even Iowa State’s Matt Campbell. However, Mullen appears to be finalizing a deal with Florida, and it looks like Gruden and Campbell declined Tennessee’s overtures.
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.