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Impending Assistant Coach Vacancies

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by bukIpower, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. dozenmonkeyz

    dozenmonkeyz <enter custom title here>

    Corners. :getout:
  2. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

  3. dozenmonkeyz

    dozenmonkeyz <enter custom title here>

    I know.
  4. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Schiano is the safety's coach. He is currently the Co-DC with Fickell. If Bill Davis takes over as LB coach, and Coombs becomes co-DC with Schiano, that means both the DCs specialize in the backfield. Is that ideal? Or does it not matter?

    In the case that it poses a problem, I am thinking that Schiano takes over as LB coach, Davis coaches the safeties, and Coombs and Schiano are co-DCs. Thoughts?
  5. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    I don't imagine it would pose enough of an issue to move both away from their natural coaching positions, which has basically always been DBs for Schiano and LBs for Davis.
    LitlBuck likes this.
  6. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    imo it doesn't matter... more or less you need your top two coaches (preferably top coach) to be your coordinator. No need for it to be balanced as far as which position coach gets it
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Who’s next?

    Now that assistant defensive coordinator, cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs is reportedly headed to the Tennessee Titans, that’s the question for Ohio State: Who will replace Coombs on the coaching staff?

    An ace recruiter with a unique level of energy who repeatedly developed first-round draft picks at his position, Coombs will not be easy to replace.

    The good news for the Buckeyes, though, is that they should have plenty of options for filling the newest vacancy on their staff.

    First of all, the Buckeyes don’t necessarily have to fill the vacancy by hiring another cornerbacks coach. Newly hired defensive assistant coach Alex Grinch, whose specific role on the coaching staff has not yet been defined, was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Washington State and could slide into each of Coombs’ roles as co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach.

    Still, with the uncertain future of defensive coordinator and safeties coach Greg Schiano – who is expected to make his own move to the NFL or become a college head coach sooner than later – it would nonetheless make sense for the Buckeyes to hire another coach with a background coaching defensive backs, ideally another young rising star in the industry with the potential to eventually be a co-defensive coordinator alongside Grinch.

    What should be expected, regardless of what the next coaching hire’s ultimate responsibilities might be, is that Coombs will be replaced with another defensive coach, as the Buckeyes will want to keep their number of assistants even between offense and defense. It’s also possible, though, that Ohio State could replace Coombs by hiring a coach whose primary responsibility is to coach special teams, a move the Buckeyes could afford to make now that they 10 full-time on-field assistant coaches.

    Given the flexibility that Grinch’s to-be-determined role gives the Buckeyes in making their next hire, the most important criterion of their new coach might not be an ability to fill any specific role in on-field coaching, but the ability to fill Coombs’ void in recruiting, where Coombs played a key role in the Buckeyes reeling in many top talents during his six years on staff. Considering that Coombs specifically played a key role in recruiting the Cincinnati and Detroit areas, as well as in Atlanta and Florida, Ohio State could look to replace him with another coach who has established ties in those areas.

    There are a multitude of factors that could make coaches from throughout the country appealing to the Buckeyes, which means there are no clear-cut favorites to get the job. Assistant coaching hires often come from off the radar, so putting together an exhaustive list of candidates would be a nearly impossible task. The following eight coaches, however, are all coaches who would make sense to emerge as candidates for one reason or another.









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  8. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    For my two cents worth, believe that ScriptOhio identified a key weakness, and that's special teams. It appears that UFM has a number of pieces already on the board that could coach the CBs (assuming that Schiano stays with the Safeties). LB coach needs to be shored up, as the LBs didn't play up to their talent level. It appears that the DL will be at a high level for the next 3-4 years, but need the LBs to flow to the holes and coverage of TE and RB on pass plays, which didn't happen. Then to make the cocktail complete, there needs to be a recruiter who won't take no for an answer, willing to go into a hostile school's area (such as Detroit), and cajole a great player into coming down to Cbus and look over tOSU. Plus planning for further defections from the coaching staff in one-three years.

    Some of the above look good, would love to have Marcus back on the sidelines, but not sure of his recruiting ability. Pros retreads the same way. Not sure, is it 'tampering' if UFM makes a call to a hotshot coach at another school? Or does the coach have to make the first overture. Anyway, let's hope the UFM looks for the best talent, rather than chosing a friend (Davis). Final thought. I like the attitude of hiring ex-head coaches, who have been let go. His position at tOSU is very secure, and these guys have coaching talent or they wouldn't be where they are/were. Go Bucks!
  9. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Bill Sheridan? So he can immediately leave for another job again? No thanks. Freeman is definitely intriguing.
  10. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Right...if we get someone from the Lions staff it should be Tony Oden. Not sure is Patricia plans on keeping him or not. He was their CB coach.
    RB07OSU likes this.
  11. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    Richard McNutt would be a great hire....DB coach and Recruiting Coordinator for Youngstown State. He’s put the work in.....

    McNutt for Heisman.
  12. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Does anyone remember in the deep recesses, that when UFM was at Florida, they were hit with the coaching (assts) carousel, and UFM didn't seem to handle it very well? Don't remember why that was, great school, two NC rings, etc, but remember that he didn't handle well, and recruiting fell off. It seems that maybe his personal 'repositioning' of his life got this squared away, as he is bringing in as good if not better coaches to replace those who move on. Am I remembering this correctly? Thanks, and Go Bucks
  13. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

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

    That may well be, I don't recall, specifically. But, it may have been more a function of his then tendency to micro-manage everything than it was a failure to hire quality replacements for those who were hired off his Fla staff.
    Taosman, Bestbuck36 and calibuck like this.
  14. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

    In Coach Meyer's press conference, he said he expected a replacement in around a week, and it would be a defensive backs Coach. There's been some chatter about Corey Raymond from LSU, but we shall see.
    LitlBuck, pnuts34, ShowMeBuck and 4 others like this.
  15. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius


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