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Co-DC Jeff Hafley (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by LordJeffBuck, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  2. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Can he recruit?
     
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Was considered a phenomenal recruiter at Rutgers. I think he will do just fine here.
     
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  6. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    If you need me, I'll be standing with Wade.
     
  7. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    And Logan Ryan
     
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  8. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    I like the Jeff Healey hiring. He played a bitchin' slide guitar in Roadhouse.
     
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    He was only at Rutgers one year.

    1) He was the DB coach and recruiting coordinator at Albany back in 2004-2005.
    2) Any information on how he recruited at Pitt (2006 - 2010)?
     
  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Pitt finished 16, 21, 20, 43 and 31 in 2006-2008. Certainly no bad considering who the HC was. Worked under Greg Gattuso and Bob Junko.
     
  11. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    "Jesus Christ, what is going on? Is our DC blind or something!?!"

    "Why yes, actually. Yes he is."
     
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  12. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Coach Darrell Revis at Pitt in 2006, before he became a 2007 14th overall pick (though, he was a Freshman All-American before anyway). Also coached him in Tampa Bay.
     
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  13. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    He didn't actually join the coaching staff until 2008. He was a defensive GA before then.

    His all time recruiting list shows:
    Leonte Carroo
    TJ Clemmings
    Dion Lewis
    K'Waun Williams

    There's more guys, but those are the guys that I know of that are currently in the NFL. Seems to do alright.
     
  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Jeff Hafley: What to know about Ohio State’s new co-defensive coordinator

    COLUMBUS — Ohio State has hired a pair of co-defensive coordinators.

    One is a familiar name: Greg Mattison, who coached at Michigan since 2011, will be one of them. The other? His name is Jeff Hafley, a 39-year-old who is already a coaching veteran of 18 seasons.

    For the Buckeyes, Mattison’s history of working with Urban Meyer at Florida and against him at Michigan is well known.

    But who is Jeff Hafley exactly? Here are five things to know about the new co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State.

    Jeff Hafley worked with Ryan Day, Greg Schiano in the NFL
    New Ohio State coach Ryan Day is also 39 years old, and that means he doesn’t have the dearth of coaching connections some more veteran coaches may. It’s not a surprise, then, that he’s turned to a coach he’s worked with and trusts from his own time in the NFL. Hafley spent the last three years in San Francisco, where he worked with Day on Chip Kelly’s final staff in the Bay Area.

    He also worked with outgoing Buckeyes defensive coordinator Greg Schiano in two different places. Hafley was a rising star on the Rutgers coaching staff in 2011 and went with Schiano when he left Rutgers for the Tampa Bay Buccanneers.

    He also spent two seasons in the Buckeye State working for the Cleveland Browns.

    Jeff Hafley helped create Revis Island
    In the early parts of his college career, Hafley worked at Pitt where coached and help develop Darrelle Revis, the 2006 Thorpe Award winner. As far as resumé-building opportunities, pointing to personal experience developing one of the most decorated cornerbacks in both the college and NFL levels over the last decade or so certainly helps a coach stand out in a crowd of coaches. Working under Dave Wannstedt at Pitt, Hafley was responsible for the cornerbacks directly as Revis was blossoming into a star, eventually using that as a springboard to a promotion to coach the entire secondary.


    Former Ohio State defensive back thrived under Jeff Hafley
    While Hafley is only getting started now and beginning to understand everything that comes with working for one of the most prestigious programs in the country, he has experience getting the most out of an Ohio State product already. Hafley helped Donte Whitner thrive and earn an invitation to the Pro Bowl as part of a secondary that topped the NFL in opponent passer rating and rank second in the league in interceptions. During his two seasons working with Hafley, Whitner racked up 187 tackles with two forced fumbles and an interception.

    Jeff Hafley has worked his way through the ranks
    A former wide receiver at Siena College, Hafley has consistently moved his way up the ladder with productive stops at just about every level of football. His first job was leading the running backs at Worcester Polytechnic University in Massachusetts, spending a season there before getting a defensive backs job at Albany. From there he caught the attention of Pitt, and eventually he signed on to work with former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano at Rutgers. The two then moved on to Tampa Bay together before Hafley and Schiano parted ways — only for him to now help replace his old boss with the Buckeyes.

    Personal background
    A native of Montvale, N.J., Hafley graduated cum laude with a degree in history from Siena, and he added a master’s degree two years later from Albany. Already in his 19th season as a coach, Hafley was a wife named Gina and two daughters — Hope and Leah.

    “Jeff is a rising star and highly regarded as one of the best secondary coaches in the country,” Day said in a school release. “His NFL knowledge coaching the secondary is only going to enhance what has become a marquee area for the Buckeyes.”

    https://lettermenrow.com/ohio-state-football/jeff-hafley-ohio-state-buckeyes-football-defensive-coordinator-hired/
     
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  15. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Montvale, NJ. Hometown of......?

    Luke Wypler

    I am not concerned about his ability to recruit. Everything I have heard has been immensely positive.
     

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