Bicyclist in stable condition after being hit by Greg Schiano's car

ByAustin Ward ESPN logo
Friday, September 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano hit a bicyclist with his car near campus Thursday morning, a school spokesperson confirmed.

The crash occurred at an intersection near Ohio State's practice facility, and the Columbus Dispatch reported it happened shortly before 7 a.m. Columbus and Ohio State police officers responded to the scene, and the collision is still under investigation.

The 26-year-old bicyclist was in stable condition after being hospitalized for a head injury, according to the Dispatch.

The school spokesman confirmed that Schiano, 50, was driving and wasn't injured. Ohio State is expected to be able to provide more details about the incident on Friday, pending the investigation by Columbus Police.

"From a university perspective, our concern is with the young man who was injured," an Ohio State spokesman said Thursday evening. "Our focus is on offering all the support for that individual that we can at this time."

Schiano, who is in his first year as an assistant for the No. 2 Buckeyes, returned to campus after the accident and resumed his duties with the team.

A former head coach at Rutgers and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and also a longtime friend of Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer, Schiano has had an instant impact on the defense, thanks to his expertise in the secondary. Ohio State leads the country with nine interceptions through three games.

The Buckeyes are currently on their off date and don't play again until Oct. 1, when they host Schiano's former team, Rutgers.