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Greg Schiano to be named new defensive coordinator for New England Patriots

The former Ohio State defensive coordinator wasn’t out of a job for long.

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Former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was not out of work for long, as just days after the New England Patriots won yet another Super Bowl, they are expected to announce that the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach will be their new defensive coordinator.

Brian Flores held the position for the Pats in practice, but not in name in the 2018-19 season, but following Super Bowl was named the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Flores was technically the Pats’ linebackers coach, but did call plays on that side of the ball. Many attributed the Super Bowl champs’ stout defense to head coach Bill Belichick, so it will be interesting to how much control he turns over to Schiano in his new role.

Many had speculated that Schiano would join the New England staff following last season when Matt Patricia became the head coach in Detroit. However, the former Rutgers head man decided to remain in Columbus with longtime friend Urban Meyer. Schiano was Ohio State’s defensive coordinator for three seasons.

When Ryan Day became the head coach at OSU, he replaced almost the entire defensive staff, keeping only defensive line coach Larry Johnson.