Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has had a strange couple of months that led to him staying with the Buckeyes.
But that could potentially be changing soon, as NBCSports Boston anchor/host Gary Tanguay reported that Schiano is expected to interview with the New England Patriots for their likely vacant defensive coordinator position once Matt Patricia leaves.
Per source, Greg Schiano is expected to interview for the Patriot’s defensive coordinator position when Patricia goes to Detroit.
— Gary Tanguay (@Gary_Tanguay) February 2, 2018
Schiano was previously set to be named the Tennessee coach before Volunteer fans’ backlash forced school officials to back out.
He was also rumored to be involved in conversations for multiple NFL coordinator jobs earlier in January.
Much of the strife from the Vols job came from 2016 documents where Schiano is mentioned as knowing about Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse at Penn State. Schiano has denied any knowledge of the Sandusky abuse.
Belichick and Schiano’s relationship stems from the Patriots drafting a number of Schiano’s players during his 10 years as coach at Rutgers and Belichick’s son playing for the Scarlet Knights.
Schiano has worked in the NFL before, first as an assistant for the Chicago Bears and then as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.