Tennessee was prepared to pay Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano big money to become the next head coach of the program.

Monday, GoVols247.com was able to obtain the Memorandum of Understanding Tennessee was prepared offer Schiano, should he become the leader of the Volunteers. And the base salary was a hefty $4.4 million with a $50,000 yearly built-in raise.

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Here are a few of the details as presented by 247Sports:

The length of Tennessee’s proposed deal with Schiano was for six seasons through Jan. 31, 2024, and the former coach at Rutgers and of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Bucs would have earned a starting base salary of $4.4 million with a built-in raise of $50,000 each year.

It’s not hard to see why Schiano was ready to head out of Columbus and arrive in Knoxville.

When Volunteer fans heard that Tennessee was offering the job to Schiano, protests on social media and the UTK campus ensued. The situation became so overwhelming that Tennessee revoked the contract and opted to search for another candidate.

After a lengthy search, which included the firing of athletic director John Currie, the Volunteers finally settled on Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.