Tennessee No Longer Pursuing Schiano
Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school’s new head coach. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the school and Schiano were close to an agreement earlier Sunday, but the deal fell apart after widespread backlash that included a protest on campus and complaints on social media from fans, state representatives and gubernatorial candidates.
Their complaints stemmed from Schiano’s background as an assistant at Penn State during Jerry Sandusky’s tenure as the Nittany Lions’ defensive coordinator. Sandusky is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for his conviction on 45 counts of sexual abuse.
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