Ohio State’s Urban Meyer on Greg Schiano: ‘I stand by my coach’

Greg Schiano is officially not leaving Ohio State to become the head coach at Tennessee after fan uproar led the Vols to move on from his as a candidate. He’s Ohio State’s defensive coordinator again, but there’s considerably more attention on him now.

Head coach Urban Meyer, when asked about his feelings on Schiano:

“He’s an elite person, elite father, elite husband, elite friend, and Elite football coach. I stand by my coach. I just don’t know enough. It’s not fair to my players.”

Meyer noted that he takes it as a compliment that other teams want his assistants.

“Exhausting, but there’s two kind of coaches: The kind people want and the kind people don’t want. We’re very fortunate to have a bunch of wants.”

Schiano is in his second season at Ohio State. He joined the Buckeyes’ staff after Chris Ash left to be the head coach at Rutgers, and his previous job was as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“One thing about coaching is that it’s got to be a perfect fit. Maybe it wasn’t. I’m certainly not saying that. Move on, keep swinging as hard as you can.”

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