Volunteers finalizing deal to make Greg Schiano head coach

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It is being reported that Greg Schiano and Tennessee are close to a deal for Schiano to become the next head coach of the Vols, but that report has not been well received by numerous Tennessee fans.

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. Now he'll try his hand against a new Volunteers head man.

There also seems to be a misunderstanding of the disaster Schiano inherited at Rutgers, when he went 3-20 in his first two seasons and had four straight losing seasons before taking Rutgers to six bowls in seven years.

Schiano spent the last two seasons a defensive coordinator at Ohio State, uniting with his old friend Urban Meyer.

Schiano, 51, is now the defensive coordinator at Ohio State.

The Tennessee Volunteers just finished their worst season-at least by total wins-since 1977, going 4-8 with zero victories in SEC play. He had a 34-27 record in five seasons at Tennessee. He had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons.