Greg Schiano Turned Down Two "Significant" Head Coaching Jobs

By Dan Hope on July 24, 2017 at 5:06 pm
Greg Schiano is entering his second season as Ohio State's defensive coordinator.

After just one year as Ohio State’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach, Greg Schiano was offered two head coaching jobs this offseason – “significant” head coaching jobs, Meyer said Monday.

Schiano chose to turn those jobs down, however, and come back to the Buckeyes for at least one more year. One reason why he turned down overtures: His twin sons will be seniors in high school this year.

“He will be a head coach (again),” Meyer said. “I’m going to keep him as long as I can. He’s one of the best I’ve ever been around.”

Schiano was previously the head coach at Rutgers from 2001-2011 and of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 and 2013. Schiano took two years off from coaching before joining Meyer's staff prior to last season.

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