Greg Schiano Out As Ohio State Defensive Coordinator, Greg Mattison To Be Added To Staff

The overhaul of the Ohio State football coaching staff is in full swing from the transition of Urban Meyer to Ryan Day as associate head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will not be returning to the Buckeyes next season, according to multiple reports.

With his departure, Ryan Day is expected to bring in Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison to join the defensive coaching staff. Mattison’s position on the Buckeye coaching staff is yet to be confirmed, but Michigan linebackers coach Al Washington is also rumored to be joining the Ohio State defensive coaching staff as well.

During Schiano’s final season as Ohio State defensive coordinator, the Buckeyes gave up a whopping 403.4 yards per game, the worst statistical defense in that category in the 129-year history of Ohio State football.

This is not the first coaching staff change Ryan Day has made so far as last week, he added Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich to the staff and Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Alex Grinch left the staff for the same position at Oklahoma.

These will certainly not be the last moves made to the coaching staff under the new Ryan Day regime as he will obviously have to bring in two new coaches to fill Schiano’s and Grinch’s positions while linebackers coach Bill Davis and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa are both coaches who may not be returning to Ohio State’s coaching staff next season.


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