According to the Boston Globe, Schiano will be given the same title under Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Patriots defensive coach Brian Flores was hired as the coach of the Miami Dolphins on Monday, and while no one held the title of defensive coordinator for the Patriots in 2018, it was Flores who was in charge of the defense.
Schiano announced after the season that he wouldn't be returning the Buckeyes, who also lost head coach Urban Meyer to retirement. Upon Schiano's announcement, it was widely believed he would take a job in the NFL.
Schiano, 52, was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Ohio State from 20016 until this past season. He has coached in the NFL twice before -- as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-13) and as defensive assistant/coordinator with the Chicago Bears (1996-98).