Ohio State head coach, Urban Meyer, defended his defensive coordinator, Greg Schiano, after he had a falling out for the University of Tennessee's head coaching position.
Schiano was set to become Tennessee's new head coach, and the announcement was to be made on Sunday. However, Tennessee backed out of the deal after a wave of backlash on social media from fans. The anger stemmed from a 2015 sworn testimony that stated Schiano had knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's allegations while he was a graduate assistant at Penn State Univeristy from 1990-95.
Though the allegation is just hearsay, it still prompted Tennessee fans to protest the singing. However, Meyer backed up his coach saying he is more than worthy of the position.
"I'm not angry, but I'll make this comment: He's an elite father, an elite football coach and an elite friend and I stand by my coach," Meyer said.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also stood up for Schiano with Belichick saying he has the "utmost respect and zero reservations" toward the former Rutgers head coach.
Schiano coached Rutgers football for 11 seasons, winning five of his six bowl appearances. He became the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach in 2011, where he lasted just two seasons.
He will be on the defensive coordinator for the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game this Saturday agaisnt Wisconsin.