Greg Schiano Assumes Responsibility as Ohio State's Sole Defensive Coordinator

By D.J. Byrnes on February 27, 2017 at 6:41 pm
Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.

When Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell left to take over Cincinnati, many assumed Urban Meyer would elevate his remaining co-defensive coordinator, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano, to the sole role.

Meyer played coy in December, only saying Schiano and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs would have "an expanded role" in 2017. Meyer went on to tap longtime NFL assistant and old friend Bill Davis to replace Fickell as linebackers coach.

Monday, Ohio State clarified Schiano will be the Buckeyes' sole defensive coordinator moving forward.

Under Schiano and Fickell in 2016, the Silver Bullets finished No. 5 in the country in S&P+.

Ohio State opens spring drills next Tuesday, March 7.

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