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Greg Schiano Addresses His Future At Ohio State

A closeup of Greg Schiano with his hand on his chin.

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 15: Greg Schiano, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, watches the action during a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Raymond James Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. San Francisco won the game 33-14. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

With Ryan Day slated to take over as head coach of Ohio State after Urban Meyer's coaches the Rose Bowl Game, it's understandable that some of Meyer's people might be concerned about their job security. Among them is defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, who addressed his job status in a recent interview.

Schiano stated in an interview on Thursday that he'd like to return, but will understand if Day goes in a different direction while filling out his staff.

"I love being here. My family loves being here. But anytime there's a coaching change ... a head coach has to select the staff that he feels gives the team the best chance to win," Schiano said.

Day has not yet indicated one way or another if Schiano's job is on the line.

Schiano's claim to fame was his 11-year stint as head coach of Rutgers, during which he turned the New Jersey-based college into a top program in the northeast.

He left Rutgers in 2012 to coach the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was fired after two straight losing seasons.

Schiano was out of football for several years until Meyer added him to his staff as defensive coordinator and associate head coach in 2016.

Even though Schiano has more head coaching experience, Day proved himself adept at coaching the Buckeyes during the first three games of the season when Meyer was suspended.

If Schiano does get the ax when Day takes over, he will likely be a top coaching target either in the college ranks, or even for an NFL job.