Published: Mon, November 27, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Tennessee Will Reportedly Hire Former Rutgers, Bucs Coach Greg Schiano

Tennessee Will Reportedly Hire Former Rutgers, Bucs Coach Greg Schiano

Multiple reports have Tennessee football hiring former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano to fill the vacancy left by Jones. The fact that Tennessee opted for Schiano so quickly is, though. He had a run of success at Rutgers, posting a 68-67 record as the Scarlet Knights' head coach from 2001-2011. Schiano, back when he was the head coach at Rutgers, actually offered Guarantano a scholarship as a six-year-old boy.

He replaces Butch Jones after the Volunteers finished 4-8 and winless in the SEC this season.

Schiano, 51, has spent the past two seasons as Urban Meyer's assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. Rutgers had not been to a bowl game since 1978 when Schiano took the job.

Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa.

While Schiano became a punchline for his tenure in the National Football League, he is the only coach to have legitimate success at Rutgers recently, which is quite the feat, and he always overperformed as a recruiter while in Piscataway. At the time, Currie was at Kansas State managing the potential departure of Bill Snyder as head coach, which allowed him to treat almost every year like he was going through a coaching search.

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