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Tennessee no longer pursuing Greg Schiano after protests

Tennessee no longer pursuing Greg Schiano after protests

Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school's new head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press.

The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because none of the negotiations were intended to be made public until a deal was reached.

The school and Schiano were close to an agreement earlier Sunday, but it fell apart after widespread backlash that included a protest on the Knoxville, Tenn., campus and complaints on social media from fans, state representatives and gubernatorial candidates.

Their complaints stemmed from Schiano's background as an assistant at Penn State during Jerry...

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