Here’s what the Vols were offering to Greg Schiano.
The Greg Schiano-Tennessee saga is perhaps the craziest college football coaching search story ever.
The Vols were all set to hire the Ohio State defensive coordinator, but it got out before it was official, the fans revolted, and UT went in another direction, eventually hiring the defensive coordinator at another elite program – Alabama’s Jeremy Pruitt.
GoVols247 has acquired the details of Tennessee’s contract offer to Schiano via a public records request. Here’s what the Vols were offering him:
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.
Built-in annual raises of $50,000 would have brought the average annual salary to $4.5 million and increased the total worth of the deal to $27 million.
The big question going forward with Schiano and Tennessee is if the Vols will be forced to pay the Ohio State assistant coach some type of settlement.
247Sports reports that the memorandum of understanding was not signed by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport or chief financial officer David Miller, though it was signed by ousted AD John Currie.
You can read 247Sports’ full report here.