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Greg Schiano Will Reportedly Interview For NFL DC Opening

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)

Greg Schiano could be headed to a new team.

Greg Schiano went through the wringer earlier this year, when fan outcry effectively sabotaged his deal to become the head coach of Tennessee football. After that deal fell through, it looked like Schiano was ready to enter yet another season with Ohio State.

However, there may be a chance that the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach could jump back to the pros. In early January, it was reported that several NFL teams had expressed interest in the veteran coach.

Bruce Feldman reported that NFL folks are very interested in bringing Greg Schiano on as defensive coordinator. The Cardinals, Colts, Giants, and Lions were all mentioned as possible destinations for Schiano.

Now another team can be added to the list. The Patriots.

New England is in need of a new defensive coordinator as Matt Patricia will take over as the Detroit Lions new head coach. With that in mind, the Patriots need a new defensive coordinator.

According to Gary Tanguay of NBC Sports Boston, Schiano is expected to interview with the Patriots. The interview will obviously take place after the Super Bowl.

Many expected New England linebackers coach Brian Flores to take over for Patricia. Flores is one of the hottest names in coaching, and he'll surely get an interview for the position.

Belichick praised Schiano calling him "one of the very best coaches I think in our profession," which only adds fuel to the fire.