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Associate HC/DL, and Interim Head Coach Larry Johnson Sr. (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ant80, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    I stopped after losing to Texas. I still think the Bucks would've won by 10 if Troy plays the whole game.

    Suspended for getting some money while everybody else was too. And $500 was the low end.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    I'm sure Vince Young didn't take a dime :roll2:
  3. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    How dare you question the purity and honesty of UT athletics.
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    LJ SNUBBED. Folks, it's now time to be angry at a subjective list.

    Brad Crawford of 247 Sports put together his top-10 assistant coaches in college football, and Larry Johnson – the top position coach in college football in this humble blogger's estimation – was nowhere to be found.

    To make matters worse, the list featured Michigan's Don Brown – the engineer of the defense that just gave up 62 points to the Bucks – and former Buckeye coordinator Alex Grinch.

    Normally, I'm not one to get all up in arms about someone's listed opinion, but this one is objectively incorrect. It's like leaving Yoda off a list of the top Jedi in Star Wars. There comes a point where "Well, it's my opinion!" doesn't really cut it anymore.

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  5. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    :grinch: Of course, I totally agree. Leave him off. Piss him and his unit off.
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  6. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Does too much with too much. First world problem.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    When Ryan Day was officially named the head coach at Ohio State, he made big changes to the Buckeyes' coaching staff, and particularly on defense.

    It wasn't all that surprising considering how the 2018 season played out. Despite talent at every position and within multiple levels of the depth chart, the Buckeyes defense was routinely gashed.

    It started right out of the gate with Oregon State hanging 31 on Ohio State in the season-opener. The Buckeyes only surrendered three points the following week to Rutgers (which doesn't count because Rutgers), but the leaky boat continued to sink.

    The worst came on the road in West Lafayette, Indiana, when unranked Purdue scored 49 easy points in a 23-point victory. And a week before the Michigan game, Maryland posted 51 points in an overtime game that featured Terrapins running back Anthony McFarland running for 298 yards and two touchdowns on just 21 carries.

    Day knew he couldn't go into his first season as a head coach (on any level) with the same staff and defensive principles. He brought on two new co-defensive coordinators in Greg Mattison and Jeff Haffley and a new linebackers coach in Al Washington.

    But Day made the right call by retaining Larry Johnson to coach Ohio State's defensive line.

    Johnson was a key part of Urban Meyer's staff after he hired him away from Penn State in 2014 to replace Mike Vrabel. It was a big move for the defensive line coach, who had been with the Nittany Lions since 1996.

    During his time in Happy Valley, he recruited and developed some of the best defensive linemen not just in the Big Ten, but in the country. When Ohio State snagged him away, our very own Ramzy Nasrallah recapped the highlights effectively:

    NaVorro Bowman, Derrick Williams, Devon Still, A.J. Wallace, Aaron Maybin, Phil Taylor, Darrell Givens, Stephon Morris, Devon Smith, Sean Stanley, Derrick Thomas, and Malcolm Smith: Just some of the players Johnson recruited from Maryland to State College, where he also developed seven first-team All Americans on the defensive line.

    Johnson brought that same mentality to Columbus, where he helped develop Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa, Dre'Mont Jones, and Sam Hubbard into dominant defenders. He's sent seven Buckeye defensive linemen to the NFL, with several more who are on their way.

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  8. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Well, he's no Don Brown!

  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Fall Camp 2019 To Do List: DL Coach Larry Johnson
    August 4, 2019by Tony Gerdeman3 comments

    Fall camp got underway for the Buckeyes this past Friday and every single Ohio State position coach has a mental list of things that they need to get done.

    In fact, they may actually have a physical list as well.

    Speculating as to what might be on each assistant coach’s list is always a fun exercise, and there are no shortages of items that will need to be addressed.

    We have previously covered the to-do lists for secondary coach Jeff Hafley, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, linebackers coach Al Washington, and running backs coach Tony Alford.

    Up today is defensive line coach Larry Johnson, who is the lone holdover from Urban Meyer’s defensive staff.

    Three starters return from a defensive line that gave up way too many yards last season. Losing Nick Bosa was a blow that the defense never totally recovered from.

    They should be recovered by now.

    Or at least better able to mask it.

    You can be assured that if Larry Johnson did have a list of things to work on in camp, figuring out how to keep last year from happening again would probably be the overarching goal of the list as a whole.

    Like the list you’ll see below.

    1. Do the math on three starting nose tackles.
    This isn’t so much a problem or a situation that camp will fix or answer, but rather a math problem that Larry Johnson will have to solve by the end of camp. Sophomore nose tackle Tommy Togiai didn’t quite crack the rotation at nose tackle last year, but he still played. This camp, even with Robert Landers and Davon Hamilton both being fifth-year seniors, it would not be a surprise to see Togiai work his way into the rotation. If he does, then that means Johnson is going to have to figure out how to rotate three nose tackles in a defense that doesn’t usually have a defensive tackle on the field on passing downs. One thing we know for sure, the nose tackles should never be tired this season.

    2. Get Jonathon Cooper where he wants to be.
    Jonathon Cooper will tell you himself that he has unfinished business to tend to this season. He knows and remembers the hype that he can in with. He watched for two years while Nick Bosa, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, and Tyquan Lewis showed everyone how it was done. Last year, his first as a starter, it was his turn to do the same. While he did lead, he didn’t produce the way he wanted. Larry Johnson knows they whys and they have worked over the offseason to fix the issues. This is Cooper’s last season as a Buckeye and he wants to be remembered like they guys who were here before him. Johnson wants the exact same thing from him as well.

    3. Continue to push Chase Young into leadership.
    We have already seen clips of Chase Young in camp in a leadership role, which is impressive given the fact that there are four seniors on the defensive line and he’s not one of them. When your best players are you best leaders, teams go farther. Young is embracing his role as a vocal leader, but there’s no reason why Larry Johnson can’t push him even more. When things get tough during camp — and they will — Johnson will need his best player to show everyone how to push through and overcome. Chase Young proved his toughness last season playing injured, and now he’ll need to put that same willpower on display all month long.

    4. Find Dre’Mont Jones’ replacement.
    This is probably the most serious thing on the To Do list. Fifth-year senior Jashon Cornell and sophomore Taron Vincent were the two guys competing with the ones in the spring, and they’ll no doubt continue their battle this month. Maybe Tommy Togiai or Haskell Garrett or somebody else can get in the mix as well. Finding a replacement and replacing Dre’Mont Jones are two different things, however. They can replace him with anybody, but Larry Johnson needs to put somebody in there who can make a similar impact. As with all things on the Ohio State defensive line, it won’t be just one guy, which means he’ll have to get several guys ready. The most disruptive among them will play, but it is going to be difficult for anybody to match what Jones has given the Buckeyes over the past three seasons.

    5. Get the Rushmen back.
    When Nick Bosa went down last year, so did the depth at defensive end. Any hope for a deep rotation was gone, as was the hope for a dynamic third-down pass rush. But now, the freshmen who were called upon last season are sophomores. When Tyreke Smith was playing on the inside in the Rushmen package last year, he was trying to stay above water. This year, he may be just shy of walking on it. Tyler Friday played early last season, he needs to show this month how much that time helped him. Larry Johnson will let these defensive ends know that there is playing time available, even if it’s a freshman like Zach Harrison, Noah Potter, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, or Alex Williams, and he’s going to do everything he can to fill up their respective tool boxes. If he can just find four defensive ends who are good enough to start, then he’s got his four horsemen of the Rushmen package as well.
  10. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Has there been a better assistant coach hire than Coach Johnson?
  11. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Ryan Day?
  12. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Coach Johnson is a great coach. Period.

    That's what players on opposing teams have after facing Coach Johnson's players.
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  13. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Maybe some credit to a guy who created a 12-deep unit, idk
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  14. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    His unit is prepared, improves, and ready to go ..What else to say?Lifetime contract.
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  15. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

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