Tennessee reportedly close to hiring Greg Schiano as next football coach

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Schiano became the focus of the Volunteers' search after Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen reportedly reached agreement to become the new head coach at Florida.

"I know he was contacted, but that's all I know at this point", Meyer said Sunday during a conference call previewing Ohio State's Big Ten championship game Saturday with Wisconsin.

SC coach Will Muschamp had a good run against Tennessee coach Butch Jones.

Schiano has spent the past two seasons with the Buckeyes after failing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a head coach, going 11-21 in two seasons.

In October, a judge declined to overturn Sandusky's conviction for sexual abuse of 10 boys.

Tennessee (4-8, 0-8 SEC) ended its season Saturday with a 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt.

Prior to joining the Bucs, Schiano was Rutgers' head coach, leading the Scarlet Knights to their best sustained run of success in the program's recent history.

Schiano is the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had a successful 11-year stint as the head coach at Rutgers.

Schiano brings a pedigree as a program builder, as he resurrected Rutgers from a century of bad football to make them a nationally competitive program.

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