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Former Bucs coach Schiano will not go to Patriots-staying at Ohio State

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It seems to be “Six degrees of separation of Bill Belichick” this week, with coaching moves, and even non-moves (Josh McDaniels). And, you can put current Ohio State defensive coordinator and former Bucs coach Greg Schiano in the “non-moves” category.

Schiano was under consideration to possibly take a role on the Patriots defense, including maybe replacing Matt Patricia, who took the Lions head coaching job Monday.

Instead, on the second “National Signing Day” for high school recruits headed to college, it was confirmed Schiano will stay in college for at least another season.

On Wednesday morninng, Head coach Urban Meyer ended the speculation, while addressing the media about Ohio State’s 2018 recruiting class:

Schiano has been instrumental in getting numerous Florida recruits to head to Columbus, OH, and play for the Buckeyes. And that included Tampa Berkley Prep High School OT, Nicholas Petit-Frere, who is regarded as one of the top 2 or 3 offensive lineman in High school to jilt all of the Florida schools and come North.

Schiano’s sons previously attended Berkley Prep while he was Tampa Bay’s coach and for the two years after he was fired. So, that connection definitely helped with the recruitment.

The Buckeyes are coming off a Big Ten Championship Game and Cotton Bowl winning season in 2017.

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