Perhaps the biggest news on National Signing Day wasn't the commitment of a player, but a coach as Greg Schiano will return to Ohio State for another season, reports Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports.
Greg Schiano tells me he is staying at #OhioState contrary to reports from Monday that he was leaving for the Patriots. Big day for the Buckeyes. Schiano played a key part in landing top OT Nick Petit-Frere out of Tampa.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 7, 2018
This news comes after Football Scoop reported Monday that it "expected" the New England Patriots to replace departed defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, now of the Detroit Lions, with Schiano and that he would be taking Minnesota defensive coordinator Robb Smith with him to New England.
Urban Meyer confirmed the news shortly thereafter at his National Signing Day press conference, adding Schiano turned down multiple NFL opportunities:
Urban Meyer said Greg Schiano has turned down multiple opportunities to coach in the NFL and at other college programs. "He's informed me that he's 100 percent staying at Ohio State University."— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) February 7, 2018