Kerry Coombs will be tough to replace, but Urban Meyer seems to have made a home-run hire, bringing back former Ohio State cornerbacks coach and most recently Temple defensive coordinator Taver Johnson, who was the cornerbacks coach on Jim Tressel’s staff in Columbus from 2007-11.
It seemed as though Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was head to New England to be the Patriots new defensive coordinator. Contrary to reports earlier this week, Schiano will remain in Columbus and will receive a nice little pay raise from the Buckeyes because of it.
When Coombs came to Ohio State with head coach Urban Meyer in 2012 to be the defensive backs and special teams coach, a majority of Buckeyes fans had no idea who he was. He was just a coach from Cincinnati who coached at Cincinnati-area high schools from 1983-2006 and then joined the University of Cincinnati’s coaching staff led by Brian Kelly in 2007 and stayed there until coming to the Buckeyes. My how things have changed in six years. He’s went from a no-namer to a legend in Columbus.
Saturday’s Ohio State spring game will feature plenty of new (and young) faces, along with a bunch of fans in the stands who will be glad to have Buckeyes’ football back in The Shoe on what is expected to be a perfect day spring day in Columbus, Ohio. With plenty of young players who haven’t
Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs is slowly becoming one of the greatest orators of our region, a William Wallace of the recruiting trails. A year ago, he delivered one of the better recruiting speeches known to man. This past weekend, he took to the recruiting ranks once again, this time aiming his words at