Could Greg Schiano Replace Brian Flores As Patriots’ Defensive Coordinator?

Could Greg Schiano Replace Brian Flores As Patriots’ Defensive Coordinator?

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced Monday that Schiano, the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator for the last three seasons, would be leaving the program to "pursue options in the National Football League".

Hafley will work under Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, who was the 49ers quarterbacks coach in 2016.

According to multiple reports including Rivals' Buckeye Grove, Schiano will not be back for the 2019 season with the Buckeyes.

On Monday, it was announced that longtime defensive line coach Greg Mattison was leaving Ann Arbor for Columbus. Day also worked with Mattison on Urban Meyer's staff at Florida in 2005.

The university said Tuesday that Day hired MI linebackers coach Al Washington for the same position on the Ohio State staff. Washington also played at Boston College - he was a three-year starter at defensive tackle - when Day was a graduate assistant for the Eagles for two years in the early 2000s.

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Whoever the 49ers hire as a secondary coach will have an extremely vital job in front of him. He was so close to being the team's coach that he was in the final stages of agreeing to the deal.

It's not often you see a coach leave MI for Ohio State and vice versa.

Considering Mattison celebrated his 69th birthday in November 2018, it's hard to imagine he plans on being Ohio State's defensive coordinator for the next decade. Greg is a terrific coach. He even joked that he wouldn't have retired this year had the Buckeyes not beat MI.

These were just the latest body blows for a MI program that's won one game against Ohio State in the last 15 years.

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