Twitter reacts to Greg Schiano becoming the Vols next football coach

Katrina Barker
November 27, 2017

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is close to finalizing a deal to become the head coach at Tennessee, according to Dan Wolken of USA Today. A photo of The Rock on Tennessee's campus even surfaced with a strong statement on Schiano that references his time at Penn State.

Tennessee (4-8, 0-8 SEC) ended its season Saturday with a 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt. He had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons.

Naturally, this meant that head coach Butch Jones was out on his ass before the season even ended, replaced by interim coach and MI failure Brady Hoke.

Tennessee House of Representatives Eddie Smith (R) said he hopes the rumors about Schiano becoming head coach of Tennessee are not true. He went 68-67 with Rutgers, 49-28 his final six season, jumpstarting a languishing program.

Schiano developed a relationship with Currie when he was out of coaching for two seasons following his short tenure in Tampa. In addition to questions and criticism for not hiring a bigger and more highly sought-after coach, athletics director John Currie and the university has come under fire for Schiano's past, which includes allegations he knew of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky as Penn State. He then worked for the Chicago Bears, and as the defensive coordinator for Miami before accepting the head coaching job at Rutgers.

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