USA Today Sports first reported Sunday afternoon that Tennessee was working to finalize a deal with Schiano.
The Tennessee Volunteers just finished their worst season-at least by total wins-since 1977, going 4-8 with zero victories in SEC play.
After firing Butch Jones earlier this season, the Tennessee Volunteers have been taking part in a national search for a replacement. In 2006, Schiano went 11-2 at Rutgers and won numerous national coach of the year awards. The Scarlet Knights made six bowl appearances under Schiano.
Protesters gathered around Neyland Stadium on Sunday to speak against the potential hiring of Greg Schiano as Tennessee's next football coach. After falling out the National Football League trap door, Schiano then served time as a high school coach until getting a job under Urban Meyer.
Then, in 2016, Schiano was implicated as a possible witness in the Penn State child rape scandal.
He is now the associate head coach/defensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Schiano told ESPN "I never saw any abuse nor had reason to suspect any abuse during my time at Penn State".
Currie reportedly targeted Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen before turning his attention to Schiano.
This is a developing story.