Greg Schiano
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ESPN and Sports Illustrated are among media outlets reporting that a deal for current Ohio State defensive coordinator and former Penn State assistant Greg Schiano to become the University of Tennessee head football coach has been nixed due to allegations Schiano was aware of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal during his tenure in Happy Valley. According to the reports, Schiano was offered and accepted the job Sunday morning, but after public backlash of the announcement, including from state representatives, Tennessee rescinded their offer. According to a court deposition given by former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary in 2015, that was made public in 2016, Schiano knew of the scandal during his tenure with the Nittany Lions from 1990-1995. Schiano has adamantly denied he was aware of the abuse. Scott Paterno, son of former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, backed Schiano in a series of tweets Sunday night calling the allegations hearsay and ridiculous Paterno also said that McQuaery's account tarred Schiano's reputation and cost him the job. Schiano nor the University of Tennessee have commented publicly on the situation. Prior to be named the defensive coordinator at Ohio State, Schiano was the head coach for Rutgers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.