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Defensive Staff Next Year?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by cdiddy70, Nov 14, 2021.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    For a point of reference, here's a look at the 2021 Ohio State coaching staff. Coombs, Studrawa, Washington, Barnes, and Bolden are already gone

    2021 Ohio State coaching staff.png
  2. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Ryan Day just let the college football world know that he fucks.
    gmen6981, Dryden, NFBuck and 7 others like this.
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Here's a photo of Knowles' vehicle loaded with all the coaches, quality control specialists, GAs, other staffers, and players that he is bringing from Oklahoma State:


    Hey, the more the merrier.....:lol:
    shetuck, Don Muenz, pnuts34 and 3 others like this.
  4. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Looks like LJ is the last man standing, and he may retire next year (hopefully not this). Hopefully this infusion of new D coaching talent will keep those D recruits-potential or 'committed' interested. Omari seems to be taking a 'wait and see' approach, as do some of the other 5* players to finish up this recruiting year and for the next. Don't blame them. Have to admit, none of the D coaches names resonate with me, but am not that close, other than tOSU coaches. Surprised, but not surprised, that Coombs is leaving, but (to me at least), he seemed to lose his touch as a coach, as well as a kick-ass recruiter of DB talent. Not really certain, but there it is. Thought Washington was 'the answer' at LB, but apparently not. OL has enough in the pipeline for one, maybe two years, and then there's a huge drop-off in talent, so the new guy has gotta hit the ground running.

    Day effectively kept the Urban staff intact for the first year or so, then made some changes, and now in his third year, made massive ones. We'll see how well these pieces play out on the board, I guess. Hopefully the new D structure will fit the talent that's already aboard, and the coaches can teach what is not intuitive. Go Bucks!
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Well, he is letting everyone know he'll fire an assistant that doesn't perform.

    A couple of the guy he just fired, he let's hope his judgement is better this time.
  6. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Eh he gutted the Urban D when he came in too. So this isn't new for him. But good to know he can make the same decisions when it comes to people he hired vs people he didn't.
  7. TampaBuckeyes

    TampaBuckeyes Senior

    Much like combs it seems his career goes sideways whenever he tries to be a DC. So now it looks like Walton has found happiness as a position coach.
    1926Buckeyes likes this.
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    No, the names don't resonate with me either. But as Kourt Williams says:

    We have to just trust that Day will bring in the right people to right the "defensive ship". I'm not sure that Coombs lost his touch as a position coach or ass-kick recruiter; however, he was in way over his head as a DC. Regardless, the defense hit "rock bottom" on Nov 27th and something had to be done.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2022
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  9. Trevi

    Trevi Junior

    I would hope/like to think that Knowles had significant input on the staff decisions. I would think that was a condition of him accepting the position. Day probably would have final approval, but I would think that he would defer to Knowles on these changes.
  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    I said after the debacle against ttun that I was fully ready for sweeping changes on the defensive side of the ball. Well, we got 'em and I don't see one new hire that I don't feel very good about.

    - Well regarded new DC with a proven scheme and track record of success - check
    - New Safeties coach with a track record of developing players and strong resume - check
    - New CB coach with pro experience, glowing recommendations from an All PRO CB - check

    Now, lets hope next years D gets the "Hafley bump" and we continue shredding on offense. I feel 100% better about next year's defense now. People wondered if Day had the sack to make the big, needed changes. Looks like he answered.
  11. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Sheez @NFBuck my checklist only had "just win baby" so I ain't giving no checkmarks till next January
  12. cdiddy70

    cdiddy70 Junior

    My final move would be:
    Hire Randall Joyner as DL and LJ's Sous Chef and a coach in waiting.
    Tell Fleming to beat it. Even though he has a bright future I suppose.

    Ole Miss just hired Kiffen's Bro who was coaching DL for The Browns (though I believe they are bring him as a LB coach).

    This would solve recruiting issues. Recruits certainly know LJ isn't for long.
    Having his successor in place would help.
  13. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Names don't need to resonate, as long as they get results. Saban hired guys like Mike Locksley, Josh Gattis, Dan Enos, Karl Scott, etc, and they didn't resonate either, until they produced conference titles and NCs. Most of the names that resonate are already HCs. Chris Ashh and Jeff Hafley weren't exactly names that fans were elated about at the times of their hiring either, yet many were drooling to get them back.
    And Coombs lost nothing in the recruiting or developing department. He was in over his head as a DC, and changes needed to be made to make the new DC a success. Coombs was a big help in Burke's development and got the commitments of CBs like Hancock and Johnson.
    RugbyBuck likes this.
  14. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Where do people get this from? Genuinely asking.
  15. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Fuck’s sake, how many of us actually even knew Day’s name before he came over or at least when he was at BC?

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