Documents revealed in 2016 allege that Schiano knew about the abuse carried out by defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, though Schiano denies this.
Schiano coached at Rutgers prior to his stint with the Bucs, and has been working as the defensive coordinator for Ohio State the past few seasons, so the move back to being a college head coach is not surprising.
The Tennessee Volunteers just finished their worst season-at least by total wins-since 1977, going 4-8 with zero victories in SEC play.
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The New Jersey native has never coached in the Southeastern Conference before.
Schiano had been battling Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen for the job, but Mullen is waiting out Florida, where he's now reportedly the front-runner. He previously coached at Rutgers for 11 seasons and helped make the Scarlet Knights into a relevant football program in the Big East. Fans are telling me they're upset with Schiano's past and alleged ties to the Penn State scandal. He posted a 68-67 record at Rutgers from 2001 to 2011, and had an 11-21 record leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Schiano's history is shoddy, predominantly a stint at Penn State during the early 1990s, and it didn't help that former coach Mike McQueary stated previous year that Schiano was aware of the sex scandal involving Jerry Sandusky.