Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano parted ways with Ohio State earlier this month in pursuit of NFL opportunities, and he seems to have found his spot.
Schiano, who led Ohio State’s defense from 2016-18, is likely to join the New England Patriots in a “to defensive role,” according to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and NFL.com. Rapoport said in a tweet that Schiano was in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl in order to pursue his NFL options.
Ex-#Bucs coach & #OSU DC Greg Schiano is here in Mobile to explore his NFL opportunities. Nothing is done, but the spot that appears likely is the #Patriots in a top defensive role, sources tell @JamesPalmerTV and me. With Brian Flores taking the #Dolphins job, Schiano slides in.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 23, 2019
Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores is set to take over as the Miami Dolphins head coach after New England faces the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Flores was the play caller on defense this season – the role Schiano would likely assume, according to the report.