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When news broke that Tennessee football had given up and hired Greg Schiano to replace Butch Jones, the reaction from its fanbase was quick and strong. Both for Sandusky scandal-related reasons and bad-at-football reasons, prominent Tennesseans and some on campus have sent clear messages that Schiano isn’t wanted by ... anyone.

Tennessee appears to have heard those messages; just a few hours after the first initial leaks, they appear to have quickly backed away from hiring Schiano.

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Other, more appealing candidates presumably available for Tennessee to court include Mike Leach, Chris Petersen, Jon Gruden, and literally dozens of other coaches.