It was reported earlier today that a deal making Greg Schiano the next head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers was close to being completed.
However, due to the intense backlash against Schiano — specifically aimed at his alleged involvement in the Penn State sexual abuse scnadal — the Ohio State defensive coordinator might be having second thoughts on taking the job:
Greg Schiano is currently concerned with the climate of the Tennessee fan base and the reaction towards reports of his contract being finalized at Tennessee. The deal may not get finalized.
— Dan Harralson (@danharralson) November 26, 2017
Fans dictating whether a coach accepts a job or not isn’t without precedent:
Tennessee fan backlash over possible Schiano hire reminds me of UCLA trying to hire (Pete Carroll assistant) Rocky Seto as DC in ’11. He posted on Facebook that he had agreed to deal and the next morning the offer was rescinded due, it seemed, to fan uproar
— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) November 26, 2017
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