Greg Schiano will not return as Ohio State defensive coordinator

Heather Diaz
January 9, 2019

Not only did archrival Ohio State end Michigan's conference and national titles hopes in a blowout win at the Horseshoe, the Buckeyes have also pilfered two of Jim Harbaugh's defensive coaches.

Schiano, who was the Buccaneers head coach from 2012-13, wants to explore his options in the National Football League, new Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day said in a statement.

According to multiple reports including Rivals' Buckeye Grove, Schiano will not be back for the 2019 season with the Buckeyes.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 13: University of Michigan Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Greg Mattison watches the action during the fourth quarter of the game against the Miami University Redhawks at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10.

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"Al Washington is going to be a terrific addition to our coaching staff", Day said in a released statement. 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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Washington was special teams coordinator and defensive line coach at Boston College for five years before going to Cincinnati for a year, and then MI.

MI linebackers coach Al Washington is off to coach at Ohio State, his father's alma mater.

Considering Mattison celebrated his 69th birthday in November 2018, it's hard to imagine he plans on being Ohio State's defensive coordinator for the next decade.

Michigan's defenses under coordinator Don Brown have been some of the best in the country in recent years.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from Ohio State.

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