According to a report Monday morning from Football Scoop, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is expected to be named to the same position for the NFL’s New England Patriots.
Last week, there were reports that Schiano would interview for the Patriots’ soon-to-be-open defensive coordinator position after the season. With the conclusion of Sunday night’s Super Bowl — where New England’s defense gave up 538 yards of total offense and 41 points to the Philadelphia Eagles — the end of the season is now here and the coaching puzzle pieces should soon start falling into place.
As of Monday morning, Ohio State is not confirming the departure of Schiano, who is still currently on campus and in the OSU football facilities.
Schiano has been the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator the last two seasons and helped produce defenses that ranked in the Top 10 in total defense in each of his two seasons.
Ohio State added Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch to the staff this winter with the NCAA’s new 10th assistant coach allowance, but if the Schiano report holds true, the Buckeyes will have lost two assistant coaches since Grinch’s arrival — including cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs, meaning there could now two vacancies on Urban Meyer’s staff.
Grinch is expected to be named defensive coordinator at some point.
Urban Meyer is expected to meet with the media on Wednesday of this week, which is national signing day for college football.
There is still this, however.
Saw the report that Greg Schiano is leaving #OhioState for the #Patriots DC job. Am told Schiano hasn't decided whether he's leaving OSU yet. Brian Flores may get promoted to DC in New England. Schiano could have a job on the Pats staff w/ Belichick but still hasn't decided.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 5, 2018
With the way he clowned USCs star studded offense, his stock cannot get higher.
Larry Johnson’s defensive line did the clownin’
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