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OL John Peterson, former TE coach (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by sears3820, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    (Per O-Zone)

    Thoughts? I think it's a great hire.


    Former Buckeye offensive lineman John Peterson was named today as the Buckeyes tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, succeeding long-time OSU assistant Bill Conley who resigned earlier this month.
    "John is an outstanding football coach and is an extremely organized person with great focus on whatever he does," said Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel in making the announcement.

    "He has extensive ties in Ohio, which will always be our recruiting base, and he is well known nationally. As an Ohio State graduate, I know he is looking forward to coming back to Columbus.

    "We will miss Bill Conley, but the addition of John Peterson to our staff means it should be a very smooth transition."

    Added offensive coordinator Jim Bollman, "John has worked our camp the past few years and is an outstanding person. All of our coaches know him and have great respect for him as a person and as a teacher."

    Peterson has spent the past five football seasons as offensive line coach at Miami (Ohio). After a highly successful 2003 campaign in which the RedHawks posted a 13-1 record and won the Mid-American Conference title, he left Miami in January to become the offensive guards and centers coach at the University of Arizona under Mike Stoops.

    His brief stay in Arizona ended, however, when Tressel offered him the opportunity to return to his native state and coach at his alma mater.

    "I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work at Arizona under Coach Stoops," Peterson said. "But my goal has always been to one day coach at my alma mater. When Coach Tressel offered me that chance, I knew I was headed back to Ohio. I can't wait to get started."

    A native of Middletown, Ohio (where he was coached by Conley), Peterson was a four-year letterman at guard and tackle for the Buckeyes and was the starting left guard as a senior in 1990.

    Following his graduation from Ohio State in 1991, Peterson spent two years at the University of Cincinnati as a graduate assistant (1991-92) with the defensive line. He returned to OSU in 1993 in the role of graduate assistant with the offensive line.

    After two years in that capacity, he was hired on a fulltime basis at the University of Akron, where he spent four years (1995-98) as the offensive line coach.

    In February of 1999, Peterson moved to Miami as offensive line coach. In March of 2001, he was given the added responsibility of running game coordinator. Peterson and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Austin (8) and Cole (5).
     
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    I remember being impressed with Miami's line play this year the few times I saw them. Another great hire by Coach Tressel.
     
  3. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    Miami's OLine was off the hook this last season. I think he might be a good one.
     
  4. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Dear Jim Bollman,


    For christ sakes, take some notes and listen to what John Peterson has to say in regards to OL play. If not, your ass will be back doing Quaker's Oat commercials.


    Sincerely,

    The Buckeye Nation
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2004
  5. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Great hire.... former player for the bucks, hometown is in Ohio, has coached/recruited in ohio, kids seem to like him, kids learning from him have done well, coach stoops got him (for a couple of months :biggrin: )... could we ask for much more...
     
  6. Tipdogusaf

    Tipdogusaf Freshman

    well if anything at least we will know our tight ends will be able to block.
    i think this is a very good hire by the JT
     
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    well if anything at least we will know our tight ends will be able to block.

    Make that "our tight ends will continue to be able to block". Hartsock was probably the best blocking TE in the country.
     
  8. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Yeah, probably, especially considering our dumbass shit for brains offensive coordinator doesn't have a clue how to use them in the passing game.
     
  9. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    Tibor calling somebody else a "dumbass shit for brains". Oh the irony.
     
  10. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    "Turban tibor" strikes again...
     
  11. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    I think that he is a great hire for Ohio State. I was very, very impressed with Miami OH's o line.
     
  12. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    this seems like a great hire.....at least from our 1,000 yard view.....

    but the following quote really stuck out to me....
    "John is an outstanding football coach and is an extremely organized person with great focus on whatever he does," said Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel in making the announcement."

    he is "an extremely organized person"....perfect fit for jt.....
     
  13. Naplesbuckeye

    Naplesbuckeye Newbie

    I completly agree Sears......let him have a say on how to coach college linemen. If he could get it done with Akron, M of Ohio and then get hired at Arizona he is doing something right! I just hope he gets a chance to with Wilford Brimley and his ego at the helm! (Great reference by the way)....Letting Peterson coach the OL is "the right thing to do and a tasty way to do it!"

    He helps recruit Cincy which is important as well!
     
  14. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    OUR TE's CAUGHT 55 PASSES FOR 7 TDS LAST SEASON!!
    THE TE PRODUCTION EQUALED THE PRODUCTION OF MIKE JENKINS!!!
    YOU ARE THE DUMBASS, SHIT FOR BRAINS!

    for a 'supposed' Buckeye fan, you are certainly ill-informed at times...
     
  15. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    This sounds like a good replacement for Conley. Sounds like he's got very good ties in Ohio for recruiting, did a great job at Miami, and he's a Buckeye. Hopefully he can step right in and pick up where Conley left off.

    And maybe he'll take Bollman out for a beer to discuss O-line strategies....
     

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