Penn State trustee Anthony Lubrano released a statement about Greg Schiano on Monday in which he called Tennessee’s decision not to follow through with hiring the coach “disappointing.”
In the statement, Lubrano mentions that since becoming a Penn State trustee in 2012, he has made it his life’s work to “review, study and learn every detail of what is referred to as the Sandusky scandal.” He goes on to add that “I can confidently say that Coach Greg Schiano had nothing to do with the Sandusky scandal.” (Sandusky was at the center of a child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State.)
See the full statement below, with the final paragraph particularly stinging for Tennessee:
Statement from Penn State Trustee Anthony Lubrano on Greg Schiano pic.twitter.com/eqSy4gb6wq
— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) November 27, 2017
On Sunday, some Tennessee fans protested Schiano’s reported hiring, in part, because of perceived ties between Schiano and the Sandusky situation while Schiano was an assistant coach at Penn State. (Schiano has denied involvement.)
Likely, it’s nice for Schiano to see someone like Lubrano come out in support of him. (Schiano’s former boss with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mark Dominik, did the same.) But the damage from Sunday’s events has been done.