If Nick Caserio leaves, is Monti Ossenfort next man up for Patriots?

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While Nick Caserio has been in the spotlight the last few days because of Houston’s interest in him as a replacement for Brian Gaine, there’s also been a lot of talk about the Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort as a potential successor to Caserio in New England, or as a fallback for the Texans if they can’t land Caserio for their vacant GM job. Here are a few things we’ve been able to glean about Ossenfort, with an eye toward giving you an understanding about what he’s meant to the organization over the last decade or so.