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Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Age / DOB:  (52) / 6/1/1966

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Former Ohio State DC Greg Schiano is reportedly receiving interest from the New England Patriots.
Schiano was not retained by the Buckeyes following the 2018 season in part to a flawed defensive performance and the team looking new leadership. However, being fired by the Buckeyes may result in a sort of promotion if he's able to make it back to the NFL. The Patriots calling shouldn't surprise anyone. One year ago, Schiano was reportedly accepting the DC job with the Patriots, but later changed his decision to stay in Ohio. Perhaps this time he commits. Jan 13 - 11:57 AM

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Rivals' Marc Givier reports that Ohio State will not retain DC Greg Schiano.

Assuming this plays out as reported, it would be the first real seismic shift on new OSU HC Ryan Day's staff. And a warranted one in our book. The program's defense notably flagged in 2018, particularly in terms of stopping the run. Schiano has been with the Buckeyes for the past three campaigns. Alas for the team, co-DC Alex Grinch accepted the lead coordinating position at Oklahoma last week. Rather than look in house for Schiano's replacement, Givier passes along that an outside search is likely, here, with Michigan DL coach Greg Mattison one name that Day is seriously considering. It's possible that we could see Ohio State flip a pair of UM coaches over to the dark side, as in addition to Mattison, Wolverines LB coach Al Washington could be in play for a role on Day's staff.
Source: Rivals
Jan 7 - 1:15 PM

Ohio State awarded a combined $3.4 million in raises to members of its coaching staff.

The biggest movers up the salary board for the Buckeyes were DC Greg Schiano (raise of $800,000, from $700,000 to $1.5 million) and OC Ryan Day (raise of $600,000, from $400,000 to $1 million). Six other members of the staff additionally received raises off their 2017 salaries. In one other bit of salary news in Columbus, incoming new coaches Alex Grinch and Taver Johnson will draw $800,000 and $345,000 in 2018, respectively.
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 07:06:00 PM

Ohio State DC Greg Schiano has decided to stay with the Buckeyes rather than take a job with the Patriots, according to Bruce Feldman.

It has been a whirlwind in the coaching profession over the last 24 hours. Schiano seemed destined for the Patriots with both Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia leaving, forcing some to conclude that Schiano might become the head coach in waiting. Now that McDaniels is staying, that title might no longer be on the table. Schiano is currently closing during National Signing Day.
Wed, Feb 7, 2018 10:57:00 AM

Football Scoop is reporting that Ohio State DC Greg Schiano is expected to become the new DC for the New England Patriots.

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports the deal isn't done, and that Schiano is still contemplating the move. You might remember that Schiano was reported to become the new head coach at Tennessee before all of the madness that happened in Knoxville. Schiano served as a head coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, and also has worked in the NFL on the Chicago Bears' staff from 1996-1998. We should know more on Schiano's decision -- assuming it is his -- shortly.
Mon, Feb 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

NBC Sports Boston's Gary Tanguay reports that Ohio State DC Greg Schiano will interview with the Patriots following Sunday's Super Bowl.

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman passed along in early January that there was much smoke regarding a potential Schiano jump for the NFL. We might just be seeing our first bit of fire on that front with Tanguay's report. New England is set to lose DC Matt Patricia to the Lions, leaving an opening at defensive coordinator that Schiano could potentially step into. He has been with the Buckeyes for the past two seasons. The majority of Schiano's coaching experience has come at the college level, but he does have two previous NFL stints under his belt, working on staff with the Chicago Bears from 1996-98 and serving as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-13.
Fri, Feb 2, 2018 10:12:00 AM

There is "a lot of interest around the NFL" for Ohio State DC Greg Schiano possibly joining a staff in the same role, according to Bruce Feldman.

It has been quite an offseason for Schiano, who was locked into the Tennessee head coaching job before having the rug pulled out from under him. Fewer and fewer defensive coordinator positions are open by the day, but Schiano has helped develop many NFL talents on the defensive side of the ball during his time with the Buckeyes.
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 11:35:00 AM

Multiple outlets are reporting that Tennessee has backed off its pursuit of Ohio State DC Greg Schiano for their head-coaching vacancy due to public backlash.

On Sunday morning, USA Today's Dan Wolken reported that the Vols were finalizing a deal to bring Schiano in as their replacement for the terminated Butch Jones. There was immediate outcry due in part to Schiano's alleged connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State. More than 100 people protested on campus on Sunday and several state politicians also tweeted in their distaste. With Schiano seemingly off the board at this point, it's unclear just where Tennessee might turn. Chip Kelly's already off to UCLA and Dan Mullen accepted the gig at Florida earlier on Sunday. Jon Gruden, at this point, is probably nothing more than a pie-in-the-sky idea, while UCF's Scott Frost is tracking toward taking the job at Nebraska. They're going to need to set their sights a tad bit more realistic. In the meantime, recruits continue to slowly leak out of Knoxville. It could be a long winter.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 08:47:00 PM

USA Today's Dan Wolken reports that Tennessee is finalizing contract details with Ohio State DC Greg Schiano to serve as their next head coach.

While the Vols have reportedly had pie-in-the-sky ideas about Jon Gruden, Schiano has emerged as the team's No. 1 realistic target. Football Scoop passed along earlier on Sunday that they began to intensify their focus on Schiano over the past 24 hours. According to Wolken, Tennessee hopes to finalize this deal by Sunday's end. While he has head-coaching experience (with Rutgers from 2001-2011, with the Tampa Bay Bucs from 2012-2013) we would view this potential hiring largely as a fine, but somewhat uninspiring, get for the Vols. It would not outwardly appear to be the sort of home run hire that could actually propel the program into the thick of the SEC Championship conversation.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 02:01:00 PM

USA Today's Dan Wolken reports that in the last day, Ohio State DC Greg Schiano has "emerged as the focus of Tennessee’s search (for a head coach)."

Wolken additionally reports that Tennessee has been in contact with Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen. Schiano has extensive head-coaching experience, having served at the lead with Rutgers from 2001-2011 and with Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-2013. As for potential options beyond Schiano or Mullen, Football Scoop reported on Saturday that Washington State HC Mike Leach would be open to the Vols job if offered.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Ohio State DC Greg Schiano said the Buckeyes' defensive line is the most talented group he's ever coached.

Well.... no. Schiano coached the Tampa Bay Bucs when the team rostered Gerald McCoy, Michael Bennett and others. In terms of collegiate lines, however, we buy what Schiano is selling. Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis are the headliners, with Nick Bosa and Co. also packing a punch. The Buckeyes lost three defensive backs to the NFL along with their MIKE linebacker, so the defensive line will have to be the standout.
Mon, Aug 7, 2017 09:27:00 AM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said DC Greg Schiano was offered two "significant" head coaching jobs this offseason.

Schiano turned both jobs down and will coach at Ohio State for at least another season. Eleven Warriors astutely notes Schiano's twin sons graduate from high school after this year, so he might be willing to move once they go off to college. This will be his second season with the Buckeyes.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 10:37:00 AM

Ohio State DC Greg Schiano has been issued a citation for failure to obey a traffic-control device in relation to his hitting a bicyclist with his car last week.

This is a minor misdemeanor charge. According to Columbus Police Sgt. Brooke Wilson, Schiano struck the bicyclist after running a red light around 6:30 a.m. last Thursday morning. The 26-year-old man who took Schiano's careless blow was subsequently hospitalized, treated and released. The defensive coordinator is scheduled for arraignment on October 5, but faces a mere fine of $55, here. Plus, $97 in court costs.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Ohio State DC Greg Schiano struck a bicyclist with his car early on Thursday morning.

Schiano struck a 26-year-old man with his car at an intersection near Ohio State's practice facility. Authorities were called to the scene at 6:50 a.m. Thursday morning. The injured pedestrian was subsequently hospitalized for a head trauma. He is in stable condition. Schiano, himself, came away from the accident without injury. "From a university perspective, our concern is with the young man who was injured. Our focus is on offering all the support for that individual that we can at this time," said an Ohio State spokesman on Thursday night.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 12:14:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that "there's no issue as far as I'm concerned" in regards to Mike McQueary's deposition claiming that DC Greg Schiano observed an incident involving Jerry Sandusky at Penn State.

According to court files from McQueary's deposition that have been unsealed, Schiano -- who served on Penn State's staff from 1990-1995 -- told assistant Tom Bradley (now of UCLA) that he witnessed a disturbing encounter between Sandusky and a young boy in the showers. Both Bradley and Schiano have issued statements denying McQueary's recollection. "I’ve known Greg for 20-some years. I have as much respect for Greg Schiano as I do any person — not just any coach, any person," Meyer said. "We had the chat and he told me everything that happened. He stands by his statement and we stand by his statement."
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 03:17:00 PM