Penn State trustee voices support for Greg Schiano after Tennessee saga

Greg Schiano is not headed to become Tennessee’s head coach after fan uproar caused the Vols to pull out of an agreement with the Ohio State defensive coordinator.

A large portion of the concerns from Tennessee’s fan base stemmed from allegations that Schiano witnessed Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse during his time as an assistant at Penn State. These allegations were unearthed in a court document unsealed in 2016, and Schiano has denied them.

Anthony Lubrano, a Penn State trustee who says he “made it my life’s work to review, study and learn every detail of what is referred to as the Sandusky scandal ,” released a statement defending Schiano,

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith also came to Schiano’s defense on Monday:

“Obviously there was the court case and it was an accusation by one person that ultimately was never investigated by the attorney general in Philadelphia,” Smith told Land of 10’s Austin Ward. “Greg was never deposed. So there was nothing to substantiate the accusation in any form or fashion. All we could do was — and Urban knew him for a long time, longer than I did — we sat for a long time, we talked with him and I looked him in the eye, straight up. I felt he told me the truth. Then our athletic department attorney met with him, so we grilled him.”

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Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman and USA Today’s Dan Wolken both reported Schiano was “finalizing” talks to become the Vols head coach on Sunday before fans, state politicians and local business all decried the hiring. Tennessee athletic director John Currie released a statement on Monday confirming he would not hire Schiano.

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