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Mike Vrabel will leave Ohio State for the Houston Texans according to report

Mike-VrabelKevin Noon of the Buckeye Grove is reporting that Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel will take a position on former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien’s staff with the Houston Texans.

O’Brien was an assistant coach for the New England Patriots when Vrabel was winning Super Bowls with the Patriots.

Vrabel came to Ohio State when Luke Fickell was named the interim coach. He just finished his third season as a defensive assistant coach with the Buckeyes, where he also was an All-American defensive lineman.

The move will be a blow to the Buckeyes, as Vrabel was considered a top recruiter.

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  • Natedawg86

    Poop I thought it said fickel

  • simond

    yep, pretty much official, its on his twitter

    Mike Vrabel @CoachVrabel50

    I am thankful for everyone assoc with TOSU for 3 great years and my family and I are excited to join the Houston Texans as the LB coach.

    about 4 hours ago

  • CB Everett

    10th best recruiter in the nation, tops in big 10–so a big loss in that aspect. Probably won’t see any de-commits, but will be missed for sure.

  • Wow

    We can only hope