Vols finalizing deal to make Greg Schiano head coach

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Tennessee is finalizing a deal with Greg Schiano to become the team's new head coach and it does not appear to be going over too well with fans in Knoxville.

Wolken cites that a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports that Tennessee officials were hoping to be in position to announce the hire on Sunday afternoon.

So what's the reaction from the Volunteers fan base in hearing about their new head coach?

Schiano has been the defensive coordinator for the Ohio State Buckeyes since 2016.

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He went 68-67 over 11 seasons at Rutgers, after taking over one of the worst programs in the country. Ohio State ranked No. 3 in scoring defense last season with Schiano as co-coordinator and is No. 8 in total defense this year. The Scarlet Knights made six bowl appearances under Schiano.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones on November 12 after they dropped to 0-6 in SEC play. The Volunteers then lost their final two games to finish 4-8 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

Along with working in the National Football League for two seasons, Schiano has become a close confidant of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and Schiano spent considerable time with him during his two years out of coaching.

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