Despite multiple reports linking Greg Schiano to the defensive coordinator opening for the New England Patriots, the Ohio State assistant told Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman that he has no plans to leave the Buckeyes. Feldman notes that Schiano played a big part of landing a commitment from five-star offensive tackle Nick Petit-Frere from the Tampa area, one of the biggest wins early on National Signing Day. Even when the reports first surfaced from NFL circles that Schiano was expected to join the Patriots coaching staff, the indication out of Columbus was the expectation that he'd be around for 2018. Early enrollee Tyreke Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that "Coach Schiano isn't going anywhere" and now the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator has confirmed his intentions to stay in college football.
Greg Schiano says he's staying at Ohio State, not taking Patriots DC job
CBS Sports | Feb 7