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DB/DC Coach Kerry Coombs (Only Recruits 1st Rounders)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by WACO, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    He's back in my town!
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  2. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team 2x BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  3. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Why funny? After all, the Bucks planted 59 up there in November. Should be a bumper crop.
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Here's a sample of what Day had to say.

    • Day said he knows Kerry Coombs' passion for Ohio State.
    • "He's kind of got the NFL itch off him."
    • Day said he hopes to have him for a long time.
    • "I don't know, but you'll hear him."
    • Day said he might be on the field or in the box.
    • Day said with the young defensive backs, he might be on the field.
    • "We'll let him decide that."
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  5. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    I watched the presser streamed live since I’m an unemployed sack of garbage but that was the most dominant press conference I’ve seen. You might ask how someone dominates a press conference; I merely challenge you to watch.

    Guy is ready to scorch the earth.
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    There are three things, Coombs said, that he has taken away from his time coaching in the NFL that he will now be able apply to coaching at Ohio State once again.

    First of all, coaching for an NFL defense – and specifically, with Vrabel and longtime NFL defensive coordinator Dean Pees – meant working with a much larger playbook and with a wide variety of different schemes, which gives him a bigger toolbox to work with as he becomes the new leader of Ohio State’s defensive coaching staff.

    “The volume of defense in the NFL is incredible,” Coombs said. “I have a library that is this huge, as big as all outdoors, of defensive football now. Now you can’t play it all here, but you can play some of it here. And you can choose. And now we have options.

    “The things that we will be able to do, to adjust, adapt vs. specific opponents, I think is going to be really helpful from a scheme perspective.”

    Secondly, Coombs believes he has grown as a coach from observing the way Vrabel led the Titans as their head coach. Vrabel has a leadership style that’s distinct from that of Urban Meyer, which is also distinct from that of Brian Kelly (whom Coombs previously worked for at Cincinnati), and Coombs can now combine elements of what he’s learned from all of them as he begins his second stint at Ohio State as one of Ryan Day’s lead assistants.

    “Man, did I learn some great things from Mike,” Coombs said. “You sit in the back of the room and you watch Urban Meyer run a meeting, you watch Brian Kelly run a meeting, you watch Mike Vrabel run a meeting … where they’ve been and what they’ve done, you learn an awful lot.”

    The biggest thing Coombs learned from coaching in the NFL, though, was how to coach football players who are already professionals. With the Titans, Coombs was challenged by his players in a way that he never had been as a high school or college coach, and how he adapted to coaching players at that level should now make him an even better coach at the collegiate level.

    “When you get to the NFL and you say ‘Hey, go do that,’ they say, ‘Yeah Coach, that’s great, but tell me why,’” Coombs said. “And when you have to contemplate every drill, every coverage, everything you do and you have to have a why behind it, it makes you a much better coach. Not just because you have to think about it, but because you have to explain it to somebody, and I can’t wait to get my hands on these guys and be able to start to explain to them why we’re doing these things. It will make them better.”

    Coaching in the NFL will also help Coombs on the recruiting trail because now, he won’t just be able to tell players he knows how to develop them to get to the NFL – he’ll also be able to prove he knows what it takes to succeed at that level.

    “I think it helps me with kids when I say to them, ‘This is how an NFL player does his business,’ and I’m pretty sure they’re going to think that I’m credible because I spent two years doing it,” Coombs said. “So it’s not just, ‘I think it’s this way,’ this is what I know now. I can tell a recruit, ‘I know what you look like now, I know what they look like at Ohio State and I know what they look like in the NFL, and I know how to get you in each place.’ And I feel very confident in that.”
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2020
  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    If you can you owe it to yourself to watch Coombs presser today. Love that guy
  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    My goodness is it awesome to have him back.. genuinely there was only 1 guy that could make buckeye nation forget about Hafley and that was Kerry.
  9. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    “When you get to the NFL and you say ‘Hey, go do that,’ they say, ‘Yeah Coach, that’s great, but tell me why,’” Coombs said. “And when you have to contemplate every drill, every coverage, everything you do and you have to have a why behind it, it makes you a much better coach. Not just because you have to think about it, but because you have to explain it to somebody..."

    Why questions - the Socratic method.

    Caused me to remember my days in Woody's and Fred Taylor's courses. Both would outline a drill or a play and break it down as to how it was to be done, what to look for, why it was done, how it fit into to an aspect of the game and/or technique, and finally end with a bit of anatomy/kinesiology/psychology. No wonder they were such great coaches and no wonder they developed so many good coaches from their players and staff.
  10. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    I don't know. Do you think he has enough motor? :slappy::yay2::banger:
  11. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “I’m an Ohio guy. I love it, I missed it, and I’m really really excited to be back. I want people to understand it wasn’t leaving there. I tell people this all time: I didn’t leave Tennessee. I came to Ohio State. I came back. … And, man, it felt like home.”
  13. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Love for Ohio State, Developing Players Brought Kerry Coombs Back


    From the start, Kerry Coombs was Ryan Day’s first choice to replace Jeff Hafley.

    With the 2020 signing class almost entirely locked up, Day could afford to wait for the Tennessee Titans to finish up their playoff run. Out of respect for Coombs’ job at the time, neither he nor Day have opened up about when the talking began to take place, but it was no surprise that one day after the Titans were eliminated, Coombs was announced as Ohio State’s new defensive coordinator.

    Any time there is a job opening at Ohio State, the head coach is flooded with resumes. He has his pick of any number of qualified candidates. While Coombs didn’t send his resume or a cover letter, when Day came calling, the opportunity was too much to pass up.

    “I love Ohio State,” Coombs said last week. “I don’t want to understate this, and I missed it. I missed the development of the player. I get goosebumps talking about it. I missed the development of the player.”

    And while Coombs was able to improve the NFL players he was working with, it’s nothing like the development in college.

    Just think of it in terms of the tables involved.

    In the NFL with the Tennessee Titans, the tables never change. Only the players sitting in them. When there are no practices, it’s meeting after meeting. It’s a professional environment, but it’s stationary. It’s the same thing every day. Same desks. Same chairs.

    Now think of the tables for a college coach.

    Perhaps starting with a meeting in the guidance counselor’s office in high school, or perhaps a table in the cafeteria. The first conversation with a recruit. Getting to know them. Sitting across the table from them, learning about their goals.

    A rapport is built. In-home visits are made. Perhaps a dinner at the dining room table. Or sitting around the coffee table in the living room.

    Then that player becomes a Buckeye and the tables change again. Now the learning process kicks in. The teaching, the progressing. Meetings, counseling, parenting. All of it.

    Three or four or five years later, Coombs is now sitting with that player at another table. This time it’s the NFL Draft. A million miles away from that first table, but all part of the development of a player into something special.

    “I love, I love recruiting,” Coombs said. “I love going into high schools and talking with high school coaches. I love meeting players when they’re 16, 17, 18 years old and seeing that transition from a boy to a man. I love being behind the stage on a draft night and seeing a kid realize his dreams.”

    And then there’s Ohio State, where all of these things get to happen. For an Ohio guy like Coombs, there’s nothing else like it.

    “I love coming out of that tunnel on a Saturday afternoon,” he said. “I can tell you that every Sunday when I walked into the stadium in Nashville, every Sunday, there was a lady who sat by the gate. And she was a huge Titans fans, every Sunday, and I will go by there, it would not fail, she’d say O-H because she was also a Buckeye. They’re everywhere. And Buckeye nation is really, really powerful.

    “I think you always make career decisions based on what’s best for your family. I love my family. I have seven grandchildren in Cincinnati. Three of them are moving to Detroit but that’s going to be okay. And so I’m an Ohio guy. I love it. I missed it. And I’m really really excited to be back and I want you to understand, it wasn’t leaving there. I tell people this all time: I didn’t leave Tennessee. I came to Ohio State. I came back. Does that make sense? And I’m really excited to be back.”

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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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