Ohio State football: Greg Schiano expected to take Patriots’ DC job; Malcolm Jenkins to skip Eagles’ White House trip
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Greg Schiano reportedly expected to take Patriots’ defensive coordinator job
Greg Schiano is likely heading back to the NFL, according to a report from FootballScoop which came out Monday morning. FootballScoop said Schiano — Ohio State’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons — was expected to take the same position with the New England Patriots.
If Schiano does officially leave the Buckeyes, he’ll be the second defensive assistant on Urban Meyer’s staff to head to the NFL in the past two weeks. Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs left Ohio State for a job with the Tennessee Titans last month. But Meyer and company would still be OK if Schiano leaves. Land of 10’s Austin Ward explains:
Meyer has shown a knack for home-run hires that nobody can see coming. Schiano was a prime example. Ohio State has so much to offer, from the roster to the chance to compete for championships to increasingly top-of-the-market salaries. Meyer should be able to get just about anybody he decides he wants when (or if) the time comes. And on top of that, the real draw for coaches working through the ranks is the opportunity to join Meyer’s staff and learn from one of the all-time greats, which tends to be a rocket-ship springboard for aspiring head coaches.
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Malcolm Jenkins to skip Eagles’ trip to White House
Malcolm Jenkins won his second Super Bowl ring as the Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Jenkins, a two-time Pro Bowl safety, said Monday morning he did not plan on joining the Eagles on their team trip to the White House. The former Buckeye has spoken out about social justice issues throughout the last two seasons.
“I don’t have a message to the president. My message has been clear all year. I’m about creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana or this entire country,” Jenkins said on an interview with CNN. “I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. I want to see us push for economical and educational advancements in communities of color and low-income communities, and I want to see our relationships between communities and law enforcement be advanced. And that’s what myself and my peers have been pushing for the last two years, and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”
Jenkins’ teammates, Chris Long and Torrey Smith, both also said they did not plan on visiting the White House.
Ohio State basketball up to No. 14 in AP poll
Ohio State basketball moved up three spots to No. 14 in the latest Associated Press Top 25. The Buckeyes are 20-5 overall and 11-1 in the Big Ten after toppling Illinois on Sunday. They have their biggest game of the season so far, a showdown at No. 3 Purdue, on Wednesday.
Ohio State DT Dylan Thompson will transfer
Ohio State defensive tackle Dylan Thompson is leaving the Buckeyes program. He announced his intentions to transfer on Monday afternoon.
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— Dylan Thompson (@BRONCODE59) February 5, 2018
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