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

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

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: Jamel Dean (transferred to Auburn)

    Still playing football:

    Just wonderin': How did our "team doctors" (basically) miss diagnose get that one?

    For those that don't remember:

    “I just loved his energy,” Dean said of Coombs. “Running into him here, it just brought back memories.”
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    What Is Ryan Day’s Advice to Kerry Coombs On Running a Defense?


    When a new offensive or defensive coordinator joins a college football team, that generally means some changes are coming as well.

    Depending on the reason for the new hire, those changes can be dramatic or slight.

    When Urban Meyer replaced defensive coordinator Everett Withers with Chris Ash following the 2013 season, Ash brought with him an entirely new defensive system.

    When Meyer replaced offensive coordinators Ed Warinner and Tim Beck with Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson following the 2016 season, tweaks were made, but the offense remained familiar.

    Replacing a coordinator who was extremely successful is what the Buckeyes have faced this offseason with former defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley’s departure to Boston College. Kerry Coombs has now been back in Columbus for four months, but there is no need for a major overhaul. There is, however, a need for Coombs to meld his staff and get the most out of each of them when it comes to devising what the Buckeyes will be doing on defense in 2020.

    “I think that’s one of the things that I even brought it up in the meeting, just to tell you how our meeting went. I said I thought one of the things couple years ago when I had an opportunity to come here was to look at what we were doing on offense. And I had a playbook this big coming from the NFL, too. But that wasn’t right,” Day said recently.

    “One of the things we added was the crossing package. And that was the right fit at the right time. And I said that to Kerry, whatever those things are or whatever in Greg [Mattison’s] past or whatever in Larry [Johnson’s] past or Al [Washington] or Matt Barnes, whatever those things are with who we have, that’s the key to coaching. It’s not just coming in and running blitzes or running coverages because you think that’s a great coverage or a great blitz. It’s what fits our personnel and what puts our guys in best position to be successful.”

    Coombs brought with him a very large NFL playbook, just as Day did when he came to Ohio State from San Francisco. And while OSU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson may not have come from the NFL, few coaches in college football have succeeded in as many different offenses as he has.

    College players can be overwhelmed by scheme, which Day likely saw first-hand with the Buckeyes’ defense in 2018.

    The key isn’t cramming as many things into a playbook as possible, it’s finding the right fits and plays for the coaches and players. That is the message Day is passing on to his coordinators.

    “It’s like the way Kevin and I did it and the way they’ve done it in the past, last year with Jeff and Greg. I sat and had a great meeting with Larry, with Greg and with Kerry and just told them about how much respect I have for their experience and whatever it is, they’re going to go in that room figure that out again this year,” Day said.

    “Like I say all the time, in college football, every year is a completely different year. You have to go in and figure out what that year and what your personnel looks like and what the right things are, and they’re going to go in there and do that.”

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “Coach Kerry said no one in the country can develop Tony like him,” Glover told Eleven Warriors shortly after that January visit. “He said that he is the absolute best corners coach in football. He said he’s not cocky or arrogant, nor will he apologize for saying what he said. That's just what he believes. He said the numbers don’t lie. He said no other corner coach can say they had two first-round draft picks in the same year.”

    Some pretty strong words from Coombs, whose reputation for having put five cornerbacks into the first round of the NFL Draft is well-known. And it won’t surprise many of you to know that never-leave-a-doubt-you’re-the-best attitude has always been in Coombs’ blood and part of his teaching method.

    Trammell Williams, who put together the training and nutrition regimen that led to Miyan Williams’ physical transformation, also knows what it's like to be coached by Coombs.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Much has been made of Coombs’ return and what it means for a group of cornerbacks that loses two first-round picks in Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette. And yes, it’s true that he’ll play a massive role in maintaining BIA status at the position.

    This time, though, he’s not just in charge of the cornerback. He’s in charge of the entire defense.

    Because of the Buckeyes’ immense losses on that side of the ball – Young, Okudah, Arnette, Jordan Fuller, DaVon Hamilton, Malik Harrison, Jashon Cornell and Robert Landers – it’s a tougher job than some might realize to revamp what was quite possibly college football’s best defense. His money will be back in 2020 on the back end.

    Does he maintain a two-cornerback, one-nickelback, one-safety, three-linebacker defense? Does he employ more man-to-man coverage? Does he use two safeties more often? Coombs has a lot of ways he can go with a malleable defense, and he’ll have to have a plan of attack before the season opens.
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  8. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!


    Where it all began. Keep making Colerain proud, Coach.
  9. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Should we put "I only recruit first rounders" in his thread title?

    Seems a waste of an epic tag line to not do so.
  10. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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