Greg Schiano emerges as 'front-runner' for Tennessee job, report says

Greg Schiano will not be Tennessee's next football coach

Greg Schiano will not be Tennessee's next football coach

Yes, apparently Greg Schiano is still, somehow, a respected and known name in college football, despite obtaining mediocrity with Rutgers and using that "success" to go crash and burn with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers way back in 2013.

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It now appears that's coming to a culmination.

According to a USA TODAY report, Schiano has emerged as a front-runner for a Tennessee head-coaching vacancy that was created earlier this month when the Vols administration fired Jones. Although nothing official has been announced, the apparent hire has been met by negative reviews.

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Schiano, 51, has spent the past two seasons as Meyer's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones on November 12. The Volunteers lost to Vanderbilt 42-24 to finish 4-8, 0-8 in the SEC, their first eight-loss season in school history and their first winless campaign in the SEC. However, he did wonders for a Rutgers program that has fallen apart without him, going 68-67 in 11 seasons. Highly unlikely. The hire probably means the Vols missed out on some of their leading candidates.

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