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Greg Schiano may not be going to Tennessee after all, per reports

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The current Buckeye defensive coordinator was thought to be taking the Volunteers’ head coaching position on Sunday afternoon.

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Midday Sunday, it seemed like it was basically a done deal that Schiano, the current defensive coordinator at Ohio State, would be taking the head coach position at Tennessee.

However, things have deteriorated.

Fans protested the call, former Volunteer stars protested the call, and according to this tweet, it sounds like at least one booster wasn’t supporting the hire.

As of late Sunday evening, it was being reported that a possible exit strategy was being created for Schiano, according to Bruce Feldman.

Not too long after Feldman’s tweet, another report surfaced that the deal was off.

According to the Washington Post, one reason for the uproar stems from Schiano’s time as a defensive coach at Penn State from 1991-95, where he worked under then-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, and was named in documents as allegedly having known about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse.

Schiano was a head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as well as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights before making his way to Urban Meyer’s staff in 2016.

The Tennessee head coaching job opened up after the Volunteers fired Butch Jones on Nov. 12 after the Vols started the season 4-6 (with all six of those losses happening to SEC opponents). Jones went 34-27 in a little more than four years at the helm. Prior to Jones, Derek Dooley lasted nearly three years in the same role before being fired.