No coach is getting job attention like Houston’s Tom Herman. The former Ohio State assistant has been brought up for seemingly every possible big-time opening.
But Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt is big on a different coach with Ohio State ties: Greg Schiano.
Schiano is in his first season on the Ohio State staff as co-defensive coordinator. But according to The Spun, Klatt said while on Colin Cowherd’s The Herd that he would hire Schiano before Herman.
The reason? Schiano’s success at Rutgers compared with Herman’s short-term success at Houston.
According to thespun.com, Herman said, “I’d take (Ohio State defensive coordinator) Greg Schiano over Tom Herman,” Klatt said. “I’d take him over (Notre Dame head coach) Brian Kelly.”
Klatt also joked that Herman’s had success “for like 32 seconds,” according to The Spun.
Schiano went 68-67 at Rutgers from 2001-2011, including an 11-2 season in 2006. He then coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons, going 11-21 in 2012-13. He’s in his first season with the Buckeyes.
Herman is 18-2 with the Cougars, but Houston just lost to Navy this past Saturday to drop out of the Top 10. Herman was Ohio State’s offensive coordinator from the 2012 to 2014 seasons.
Klatt can believe what he wants, but Herman will continue to be the most desired coach.