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Taver Johnson (DB Coach Oakland Raiders)

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by osugrad21, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Hstead

    Hstead Senior

    Damn. Urban keeps knocking it out of the park for the most part with assistants, exception Beck and Withers.
  2. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Welcome home, Taver. :groove:
  3. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

  4. charlohiottean

    charlohiottean So much potential…

    Welcome back!


    Edit: It should be noted that in 1974 you either had a 'fro, or you were Jan Brady
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2018
  5. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Given that he was the guy who is responsible for this guy, there's very little I could find wrong with him... even if he was on the back of Petrino's Harley.


    Edit: What @Bestbuck36 says...
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  6. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Clearly these guys aren't slouches... they certainly weren't by the time they left tOSU... but you've gotta bet that there's a very small number of DB coaches in the country who wouldn't want the CB room in the WHAC for their own. There's some serious talent in there...

    But I guess that comes with the added pressure of not eff'n it up, LOL.
  7. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    At the risk of being off-topic, I must note that my Mom's an alumnus of the high school pictured in the opening credits (as is Gabe Kaplan). Actually, now that I think about it, I had a Jewfro much like his when I was young . . . maybe I don't want to go any farther down this path . . . or mention it to my "Dad" . . .
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  9. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Some context: 2007's 150.2 ypg would've been 0.1 ypg below this past season's #1 passing yardage defense, 2008's 183.5 ypg would've been 20th, and the 170.5 ypg five-year average would've been 9th.
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  10. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    It's official - Taver Johnson hired by Ohio State to coach cornerbacks:

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  11. zincfinger

    zincfinger Gert Frobe-approved

    I believe the proper term is "Isro".
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  12. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Welcome HOME Coach Johnson!!!

  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Taver Johnson's first stint in Columbus was undeniably a successful one.

    As Ohio State's cornerbacks coach from 2007 to 2011, Johnson helped develop two All-American corners and a Jim Thorpe Award winner. He also helped lead a secondary that ranked in the top-10 in total pass defense and top-5 in opponent passer rating three times in his five years.

    Johnson was named as a finalist for Football Scoop’s defensive backs coach of the year award in both 2009 and 2010 and impressed Urban Meyer enough that the head coach opted to retain him upon his arrival in Columbus – though Johnson chose to leave to become the assistant head coach and linebackers coach at Arkansas in 2012.

    Six years later, Johnson is back in Columbus, replacing the man Meyer hired to replace him.

    It might be unrealistic to think Johnson will be near as successful as Kerry Coombs was during his six-year stint in Columbus, as Coombs developed five cornerbacks which went on to be first-round picks and led a continually dominant unit.

    But it is realistic to think Johnson will have even more success this time around than he had last time, because as successful as Johnson was during his first run at Ohio State, he never had anywhere near the talent he's inheriting now.

    In terms of recruiting rankings, there might not be a more talented unit at Ohio State right now. Over half of the team's corners were rated as top-four cornerbacks coming out of high school. Only one of the eight Buckeye corners was lower than a four-star recruit – three-star Damon Arnette – and five were rated as five-star prospects – the most five-stars of any unit at Ohio State.

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