Urban Meyer appears to have hit a home run in his quest to replace co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday that Ohio State plans to hire former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano as the program’s co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach. Schiano also coached defensive backs at Penn State and with the Chicago Bears and is regarded as a prolific recruiter.
Schiano has long been friends with Meyer and has visited Ohio State multiple times in the last couple years, most notably when he was in Columbus for Ohio State’s March 18-20 practices in 2014.
“Coach Schiano was here today,” Meyer said at the time. “He’s a great friend of mine, and he’s spent some time with me about defense. This is a great time of year to really study the game. I think we’ve done a good job. Now we have to see improvement on the field.”