Tennessee finalizing deal with next head coach

Arnold Nichols
November 27, 2017

So what's the reaction from the Volunteers fan base in hearing about their new head coach?

Schiano has thirteen years of head coaching experience, having coached in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and at the college level for Rutgers.

But now it appears the Volunteers have settled on Schiano.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones on November 12 after they dropped to 0-6 in SEC play.

Prior to joining the Bucs, Schiano was Rutgers' head coach, leading the Scarlet Knights to their best sustained run of success in the program's recent history.


Photos of The Rock from Tennessee's campus surfaced Sunday with a strong statement about Schiano that references his time at Penn State.

There also seems to be a misunderstanding of the disaster Schiano inherited at Rutgers, when he went 3-20 in his first two seasons and had four straight losing seasons before taking Rutgers to six bowls in seven years.

Tennessee finished this season with a 4-8 record. He had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons.

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