Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport did not sign a memorandum of understanding with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, per a report from David Cobb of The Times Free Press.
It was reported late Sunday night by multiple outlets that Schiano’s representatives could seek compensation after Tennessee backed away from a deal that would have made Schiano the next head coach in Knoxville. The document tying Tennessee to Schiano in a legal sense was reported to be the memorandum of understanding.
But Davenport did not sign the document that could require Tennessee to compensate Schiano, meaning the document would have less credibility in a legal setting, per Cobb’s report.
Cobb also reports that in previous instances of Tennessee hiring coaches, four parties — including the chancellor — signed a memorandum of understanding.