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.
When Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was recruiting the No. 2-ranked offensive tackle in the country and best player in Ohio, Jackson Carman, he told the kid that Meyer was on the back half of his career and Swinney himself was just starting up. The negative (and untrue) recruiting was one of the few reasons why Carman chose Clemson over Ohio State. That seems to be one of the reasons why Ohio State has given Meyer both an extension and a pay raise.
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.
After spurning an SEC program looking to have him be their head coach and the Titan’s OC gig under new coach Mike Vrabel, Ryan Day has received a promotion after deciding to stay in Columbus.
While the scarlet and gray have performed quite well on the field, their video and graphic team has (somehow) outdone them off of it. Ever since Urban Meyer came back to Ohio State in 2014, social media and graphics have been an important part to his staff. They had some impressive trailers throughout Meyer’s tenure, previewing each matchup just days before they were to take place. But the one that the Buckeyes released on Friday, wrapping up the 2017 season, was the best yet.
The college football season just ended, but it’s never too early to talk about next fall. In the earliest way-too-early rankings, media members don’t seem to care that the Ohio State Buckeyes will have a brand new starting quarterback and have to retool at a number of both skill positions and along the line. They even seem to think that the scarlet and gray will be one of the best teams in the country heading into 2018.
After two dreadful years, the official “analytics” era ended with a whimper for the Cleveland Browns. It’s an unfortunate look for the future of football analytics.
A native of Grove City, Ohio and three-time national champion as a player at Mount Union, Alex Grinch returns home and will join the Ohio State coaching staff as the team’s 10th assistant. One of the most respected young, up-and-coming defensive minds in college football will presumably become the co-defensive coordinator.
Somehow, it’s only been three-and-a-half weeks since the Ohio State Buckeyes last took the field. Although they didn’t make the Playoff, the scarlet and gray still have plenty to prove and play for in the Cotton Bowl against USC.
It was ugly at times, but the Ohio State Buckeyes won their second Big Ten title in four years after beating Wisconsin, 27-21. If it weren’t for J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes shooting themselves in the foot at times, the scarlet and gray would have blown out the Badgers.
While the Ohio State Buckeyes may no longer control their own destiny in terms of making the Playoff, they still have plenty to play for in Indianapolis Saturday night. With a win, they will have won the Big Ten title for just the second time in the Urban Meyer Era. If that’s not enough motivation, watching this hype trailer will pump you up.
Down 21-20, Ohio State was forced to count on backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins after J.T. Barrett was forced to leave the game due to a knee injury. Luckily for the Buckeyes, the redshirt freshman came in and didn’t miss a beat, leading the scarlet and gray to a come-from-behind win over their biggest rival Saturday afternoon.
If you don’t know this opponent by now, maybe it’s too late. Alas, we’ve got you covered anyway. The Michigan Wolverines.
You shouldn’t need to watch a hype trailer to get ready for The Game, but in case you do, Ohio State’s video and graphic team has outdone themselves once again. The history, the highlights, the sayings, everything is so, so well done.
Even after destroying Illinois, the Buckeyes stayed at No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings. With just two weeks left to add to their resumé, Ohio State still has a shot to make the Final Four. They must first have to take care of their own business and beat Michigan and Wisconsin first.
After an embarrassing performance in Iowa last week, the Buckeyes made quite a statement Saturday afternoon. Back at Ohio Stadium, Ohio State scored early and often on their way to a 48-3 rout over No. 12 Michigan State. Whether it was the offense or the defense, both sides of the ball dominated for the scarlet and gray.
For the first time in the Urban Meyer Era, the Ohio State Buckeyes have lost two regular season games in the same season. At No. 13, the chances are very slim that Ohio State will make the Playoff even if they win out. The Buckeyes will need some major help and plenty of chaos to take place in order to make the Final Four. It all starts Saturday afternoon against Michigan State. Ohio State’s video and graphic team gets you ready for the game with this intense trailer.
Whether it’s Ezekiel Elliott, Mike Weber, or J.K. Dobbins, just to name a few, Ohio State has had plenty of talent in the backfield during the Urban Meyer Era. In four of the Buckeyes’ last five losses, the group has been underutilized. Although Urban Meyer has continuously stated that things will change, the running backs have disappeared when you look at the box score when Ohio State loses. That must change.
Ohio State was walking into a trap in Iowa City on Saturday. Everyone knew it, except Ohio State. The Hawkeyes ambushed the Buckeyes 55-24 on Saturday.