Greg Schiano ended up staying on Ohio State’s coaching staff after a bizarre debacle with Tennessee that ended up with the Vols pulling their offer for the Buckeyes assistant to be their head coach.
But there’s no guarantee Schiano will be on Urban Meyer’s staff next season. There is “a lot of interest” surrounding Schiano for NFL defensive coordinator positions, according to FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
Schiano has been the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator/assistant head coach in both of the last two seasons, but he has NFL experience. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013 and also served on the Chicago Bears’ staff from 1996-1998.
Greg Schiano reportedly getting interest for NFL DC openings
Hearing there’s a lot of interest around the NFL in #OhioState DC Greg Schiano for some defensive coordinator jobs. He is very well-regarded by a lot of folks up there.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 11, 2018
The NFL coaching carousel is in full swing with plenty of staff positions that need to be filled in the next few weeks.
Ohio State will be in OK shape if Schiano takes a job at the professional level, however. Earlier this week the Buckeyes officially announced the hiring of Alex Grinch, who spent the last three years as Washington State’s defensive coordinator. If Schiano leaves Columbus, it seems like Grinch — who is getting paid $800,000 in 2018 — would be in line to take over the title of defensive coordinator.