The Tennessee coaching search dragged on until Philip Fulmer finally took the reigns and hired Jeremy Pruitt.
Not before former athletic director John Currie tried to hire Greg Schiano.
A small refresher: Tennessee was all set to hire Schiano until the fan base raised a ruckus over his small ties to the Jerry Sandusky Penn State scandle.
Many criticized the fans for defaming Schiano’s character over something that was heard second hand and couldn’t be proved.
Although Tennessee had a memorandum of understanding with Schiano, the program eventually made the call to cut the deal off completely.
The length of Tennessee’s proposed deal with Schiano was for six seasons through Jan. 31, 2024, and the former coach at Rutgers and of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Bucs would have earned a starting base salary of $4.4 million with a built-in raise of $50,000 each year.
For comparison’s sake, that’s $600,000 more than what the Volunteers ended up signing Jeremy Pruitt for later.
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