Tennessee finalizing deal with next head coach

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We've done it, we've found someone in Knoxville that fully supports the reports that Greg Schiano will become Tennessee's next head coach, replacing the dismissed Butch Jones. He previously coached at Rutgers for 11 seasons and helped make the Scarlet Knights into a relevant football program in the Big East.

The Tennessee Volunteers just finished their worst season-at least by total wins-since 1977, going 4-8 with zero victories in SEC play.

The 51-year-old Schiano coached Rutgers from 2001 to 2011.

The Volunteers fired Butch Jones on November 12, the day after they lost 50-17 at Missouri to fall to 0-6 in Southeastern Conference play.

Volunteer faithful, I hope you enjoy a guy who went 68-67 at Rutgers! His Ohio State defense has since piqued the interest of Tennessee, which has a history of making such brilliant coaching hires as Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley. Fans are telling me they're upset with Schiano's past and alleged ties to the Penn State scandal.

Schiano is now serving as the defensive coordinator at Ohio State. After he was sacked, he latched on with Ohio State, where he has served as defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

Currie reportedly targeted Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen before turning his attention to Schiano.

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