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)Former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano might not be out of work for very long.The former NFL head coach could be heading back to the league.ESPN’s Mike Reiss believes that the New England Patriots could be the landing spot for Schiano.The former Buckeyes’ assistant coach shares a close relationship with Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick.New England’s current defensive coordinator, Brian Flores, is reportedly a candidate for the Miami Dolphins’ head coaching job.And @MikeReiss says Greg Schiano would be a perfect fit on Bill Belichick’s coaching staff, especially if the Miami Dolphins follow through with their hope to make Brian Flores their next head coach. https://t.co/RNiFDdvTBR— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2019From ESPN.com:When Ohio State announced last week that Greg Schiano wouldn’t be returning as defensive coordinator in 2019 and that he would be pursuing opportunities in the NFL, the first thought that came to mind was that he would be a perfect fit on Belichick’s coaching staff, especially if the Miami Dolphins follow through with their hope to make Brian Flores their next head coach. The connection between Schiano and Belichick is well-documented.One other notable point as it relates to Flores’ potential departure: While it was clearly Flores’ defense on game day in terms of making calls, my understanding is that Belichick was notably involved during the week of preparation, in terms of his presence in some full-unit defensive meetings. That would likely continue, and perhaps even expand, regardless of who fills the void created by Flores’ departure.The Patriots, meanwhile, are set to kick off against the Chargers shortly after 1 p.m. E.T.The game is on CBS.