Gary Tanguay reports that the Patriots are expected to interview Ohio State DC Greg Schiano for their defensive coordinator position once Matt Patricia is officially hired as the Lions’ next head coach.
The expectation has been that the Patriots would likely promote LBs coach Brian Flores to defensive coordinator now that he wasn’t hired by the Cardinals as their next head coach. However, it appears as though the Patriots will also interview some external candidates for the job.
Another name linked to the Patriots’ defensive coordinator job is Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn.
Schiano, 51, began his college coaching career back in 1989 as a graduate assistant for Rutgers. Since then, Schiano worked at Penn State, Miami and for the Chicago Bears before he was hired as the Buccaneers head coach in 2012.
Schiano lasted two seasons in Tampa Bay before he was fired by the Buccaneers. After a few years out of college, Schiano was hired to run Ohio State’s defense last year.
A few months ago, Schiano actually agreed to a deal to become the next head coach at Tennessee before the school backed out of the deal, due to backlash they received from the move.
During his 11 years as Rutgers head coach, Schiano posted a record of 68-67 (50.4 percent) to go along with six bowl game appearances.
We’ll have more regarding the Patriots’ defensive coordinator job as the news is available.