REPORT: Ohio State DC Greg Schiano has emerged as a candidate for the Tennessee job
According to USA Today Sports national columnist Dan Wolken, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has emerged the main focus in Tennessee’s search for a new head coach.
Now, Tennessee has been in talks with Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen. But those talks have stalled because Mullen is waiting to see whether or not he can land the Florida job. That is why Schiano is emerging as the leader for the Volunteers’ coaching job.
Sources: As the last 24 hours have evolved, Greg Schiano has emerged as the focus of Tennessee’s search. Vols have also been engaged with Mullen, who has been trying to wait out Florida.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 26, 2017
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And according to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, Florida is targeting Mullen as its next coach. So, Schiano is the assumed front runner for the Tennessee job.
SOURCE: Florida is targeting Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen as its next head coach. Decision expected by the end of the day.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2017
Schiano is in his second season at Ohio State after coming over to the Buckeyes following a failed tenure as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Before Tampa Bay, Schiano was 68-67 at Rutgers.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 26, 2017
Tennessee fired Butch Jones two weeks ago after an embarrassing loss to Missouri, and finished 4-8 this season.