Tennessee Fans Protest Worked, Say no to Greg Schiano

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Tennessee Fans and Supporters Say “Hell No… to Greg Schiano”

Greg Schiano head coach reports causes protest at the rock located on the campus of the University of Tennessee.

The popular 100-ton-stone is located on the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Head Summitt Street, not far from Neyland Stadium.

It’s known locally as “The Rock.” Just about every day, some group on campus paints a message on it.

On Sunday, as news broke that Tennessee was on the verge of hiring Greg Schiano as its new head football coach, this was painted on it:

“Schiαno covered up child rape at Penn State.”

It was part of a backlash from Volunteers fans angry over the possible hiring of Schiαno, the former head coach at Rutgers and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Schiano, 51, was also an assistant coach at Penn State from 1990-95. The defensive coordinator at Penn State then was Jerry Sandusky, who in 2012 was convicted of 45 counts of child molestation.

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Only each Tennessee fan taking part in this knows for sure if they really researched the Sandusky scandal and found Schiano disqualified because of it, or if they are latching onto something because they wanted a different coach. It worked. The school broke off talks and won’t hire Schiano, per Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel.

Controversy:   In 2016, a Philadelphia court released documents in relation to the Penn State child sex abuse scandal revealing testimony from Mike McQueary stating that Schiano was aware of the abuse by fellow assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.[21] In his testimony, McQueary claimed “only that he had — I can’t remember if it was one night or one morning — but that Greg had come into his office white as a ghost and said he just saw Jerry doing something to a boy in the shower. And that’s it. That’s all he ever told me.”[22] Schiano denied having knowledge of the abuse.[23]