Greg Schiano Will Not Return to Ohio State


Hafley was one of the worst position coaches on the team. Alex Grinch left for Oklahoma after just one season with the Buckeyes.

Hafley worked with Day in 2016 when the two worked on the 49ers staff. Hafley spent each of the past three seasons as San Francisco's defensive backs coach.

Ohio State is replacing defensive coordinator Greg Schiano with a pair of new defensive coaches, one of them a longtime assistant from rival MI.

The Buckeyes will be replacing Schiano with former MI defensive line coach Greg Mattison and former San Fransico 49ers assistant Jeff Hafley. The only other defensive coach mentioned was Larry Johnson, who will be the team's associate head coach in addition to the defensive line coach.

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When Schiano landed, then quickly lost the head job at Tennessee last November, Belichick defended his friend, saying he has "the utmost respect" for Schiano and "zero reservations" about his character.

Let's not forget that the Buckeyes gave up 49 to Purdue, 39 to MI, 31 to Nebraska, 28 to TCU and 31 to Oregon State.

When asked about his future at Ohio State in the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, Schiano he would like to remain with the Buckeyes. Michigan's defensive line was a noted strength the past few seasons under Mattison's leadership. Harbaugh retained Mattison from Brady Hoke's staff. Mattison had been Hoke's defensive coordinator. This time, he's heading to Ohio State.