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Alex Grinch (DC Oklahoma Sooners)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Dryden, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Alex Grinch, highly respected DC for work at Washington State the last two seasons, is considered leading candidate to be Ohio State's 10th assistant/position coach when staff expands on Jan 9. Was rumored to be in the running for DC job before Schiano's aborted departure for Tennessee.

  2. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Grove City grad and friend of my son's!!!

    Go Alex.
  3. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Yes, please.
    lvbuckeye likes this.
  4. ExpatAkronite

    ExpatAkronite Cascadia

  5. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Priming one Mount Union guy to grab another...? Hmm

    (Tom Manning, OC Iowa State)
  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Bill Davis is making $500k, as is Coombs. LJ Sr is only making 470k. The coordinators are making 650 & 700k.

    I think it would be pretty easy to sign him up for $600k, as the DC in waiting when Schiano leaves.
    AuTX Buckeye likes this.
  7. ExpatAkronite

    ExpatAkronite Cascadia

    So you think the school will put up another 600+ for a 10th position? Pleasantly surprised. Seems like he's leaving Pullman so rather see him as a Buckeye.
  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    To have a smooth transition at DC and an upgrade at LB? Yes. He's worth more than Coombs if he does that.
  9. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    After seeing a list of assistants salaries and the number who were over 1 million, none of whom were at OSU, it may be time for some adjustments.

    As bizarre as it is for me to even suggest that.
  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Not bizarre at all, its CFB in 2017. At this point its nornal for HCs to be highest earning public figures in most states!
  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    LJ needs a freaking raise. Not even a discussion imo.

    Considering how much OSU football brings in and Sabans salary alone is about our whole coaching salary, why shouldnt we be able to pay more? If it means continuing success, you invest in those areas. Keep the good ones here longer.
  12. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Senior

    Looking at his work at Wazzu I think this would be a fantastic hire and selfishly I hope if it goes through he stays around for a handful of years. He improved Wazzu's defense over the last few years to some respectable numbers with way less talent than in Columbus. I'd love to see what he can put on the field with elite talent and coaching alongside some of the best defensive minds in CFB.
  13. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    We haven't needed to pay more. If we needed to pay $1 million to get a quality assistant I'm sure we would.
  14. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I’m quite sure they would as well. Regardless, given the state of the program, I think that it would be an ant hill compared to a mountain if they just did it regardless of the ‘need to.’ There’s a clear recognition that there’s a two year commitment that is asked when joining the staff... and we’ve clearly seen it honored by the program when it probably wasn’t justified. But for guys who are year 3+ (LJ, Coombs, Smith, others?)... pay ‘em.

    Don’t get me wrong, I respect Woody’s perspective. I think it’s a beautiful thing that he did. Perhaps one of the most honorable things a coach could do is to recognize his place in the context of the entire organization of higher learning... but times change. And to be totally clear, I’m not advocating paying first year staff seven-figures like tsun. That’s just stupid... but the guys who have contributed and are loyal to the program should be bumped to the point that they would really need to think about leaving.

    Edit: This is one of the benefits of being a “have” vs. a “have not.”
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2017
  15. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Very well said.
    sparcboxbuck likes this.

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