Volunteers finalizing deal to make Greg Schiano head coach

Reports Vols have contacted Greg Schiano about head coaching job

The University of Tennessee is nearing a deal that would make Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano its next football coach, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.

Tennessee officials hoped to announce the hiring of Schiano Sunday afternoon. 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.

First-year Tennessee athletic director John Currie fired fifth-year coach Butch Jones on November 12 with two games still remaining on the scheduled and launched a nationwide search for Jones' replacement. He led Rutgers to six bowl game appearances and was victorious in five. The Bucs fired him after he went 11-21 in two years. The question is whether Schiano is the right culture fit for the Vols, but if Tennessee wasn't able to lure in the top names on the possible coaching market like Dan Mullen (apparently headed to Florida), Chip Kelly (signed on with UCLA), Scott Frost (likely headed to Nebraska or staying at UCF), and with Gruden always being a pipe dream, Schiano isn't a awful hire like many will say. Fans are telling me they're upset with Schiano's past and alleged ties to the Penn State scandal.

Starting quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has a history with Schiano, who is now serving as Ohio State's defensive coordinator, dating back to his days as a child in New Jersey.

This is a developing story.

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