The Ohio State Buckeyes have enjoyed an all-star combination at head coach and defensive coordinator last season. With Urban Meyer calling the shots and Greg Schiano running the defense, the Buckeyes managed to cobble together an 11-2 record that included a win over rival Michigan.
They’ll have the same dynamic duo again this year, but for how much longer?
If you ask head coach Urban Meyer, it’s a matter of when, not if Schiano will be a head coach again.
“He will be a head coach (again),” Meyer said, according to ElevenWarriors.com. “I’m going to keep him as long as I can. He’s one of the best I’ve ever been around.”
Schiano has a long work history with success at every stop. After breaking in as a graduate assistant with Rutgers, he’s held positions at a number of places both in the college ranks, and in the NFL. Meyer indicated that Schiano turned down positions at two major destinations this offseason to remain with Ohio State. He didn’t say what level they were at.
For Ohio State, the window isn’t necessarily closing on winning a National Championship, but they’d certainly like to capitalize on having Schiano while they can.
The Buckeyes are expecting to compete in the College Football Playoff again this season, and will want to do better than the 31-0 whopping they took at the hands of eventual winner Clemson.
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