New England Patriots

Report: Patriots to Name Greg Schiano New Defensive Coordinator

Bill Belichick has his man.

The New England Patriots will name Greg Schiano as their next defensive coordinator "imminently," The Boston Globe's Jim McBride reported Wednesday, citing a league source.

Schiano, who spent the last three seasons as Ohio State's defensive coordinator, reportedly met with Belichick earlier this week to finalize this move.

Belichick and Schiano have a close relationship dating to 2011, when the latter coached Belichick's son, Stephen, as a long-snapper at Rutgers.

Schiano will take over for ex-Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, who officially accepted the Miami Dolphins' head coach job Tuesday.

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