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QB Coach Corey Dennis (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Dryden, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

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    Corey Dennis acting as 10th assistant coach

    Marc Givler •

    Ohio State has not yet announced any official changes to its football coaching staff beyond the promotion of Ryan Day to head coach. There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to how Day's first staff will ultimately shake out. But with Day's ascension to the role of head coach and with Urban Meyer not on the road recruiting, the Buckeyes have a 10th assistant coach slot available to utilize.

    According to multiple sources, has learned that Corey Dennis is filling that 10th assistant coach position right now. Dennis is the son-in-law of the now retired Meyer and has been working within the Ohio State program since 2015. Dennis was an intern with the football program in 2015 and then worked as a graduate assistant in 2016 and 2017 before graduating to a quality control position this past summer.

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  2. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Can someone contextualize this insightfully before I start to perceive this as just more nepotism? I haven’t read anything about what he’s done because I haven’t come across it.
  3. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Who is Dwayne Haskins 'personal quarterbacks coach' at Ohio State?
    Updated Sep 21, 2018; Posted Sep 21, 2018
    Dwayne Haskins' "personal quarterback coach" at Ohio State

    By Bill Landis,

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ryan Day got a lot of questions this week about things being back to "normal." The truth is they've been mostly normal for three weeks now. Saturdays were different, but Urban Meyer has been back at practice since Ohio State beat Oregon State in its opener.

    So any notion that Day was living in a brand new world this week was probably a touch off base.

    But for a month things were different. And while Day was getting pulled in a bunch of different directions as full-time acting head coach, someone had to help him when it comes to coaching Dwayne Haskins and the OSU quarterbacks.

    That someone is Corey Dennis, a senior quality control coach and Meyer's son-in-law.

    "Yeah basically he's like my personal quarterbacks coach when Coach Day is not around," Haskins said this week. "I can ask him about looks, coverages, different pressures, and he has everything that Coach Day teaches him. He helps me throughout practice, throughout meetings. He helps out a lot."

    That puts Dennis in an interesting spot. Haskins in on pace for a special season, and anyone who has a hand in that can ride with him. Just as Day is bound to get a lot of deserved credit for Haskins' play and the numbers the Ohio State offense will put up, Dennis too can build up his resume.

    That's how careers start -- just like Meyer's and Day's year ago.

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    Dennis, a former receiver at Georgia Tech, is in his fourth year on Meyer's staff. The former graduate assistant is now working with receivers and quarterbacks, and has apparently made an impression on Haskins.
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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    • A guy who played CFB at the P5 level who has studied under Meyer and Ryan Day the past 4 years as a GA is being promoted as a full time assistant.
    • Dwayne Haskins thinks highly of him.
    • His is Urban's son in law
    From there it is up to each person's biases/world view to interpret this as wanton nepotism or a talented young guy taking advantage of opportunity.
  6. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    And not knowing anything about the guys relationship with Meyer's daughter, who's to say he wasnt already on that path before they started dating? Perhaps it's how he met the young lass?

    People are too damned quick to rush to judgement.
  7. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    FWIW, Nikki met him while both were students at Ga Tech. I made the joke when he came here as a student intern that the girl who made Urban sign that pink contract was about to let her husband enter the same profession that was killing her father.

    Also on the nepotism front, Louie Addazio (yes, Steve Addazio's son) has left Ohio State to work with Loeffler at BGSU after three seasons here as student intern and GA.
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  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    so he's a gold digger just ruthlessly using Nikki to cozy up to Urban and advance his career?


    I'm going to tweet this to McFuckmyface
  9. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

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  10. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    Do we even know for sure that he's going to become a full-time assistant coach going forward, before we commence with the complaining? I am reading this as an interim position that opens up with Urban not going on the road for recruiting, but as with the Davises and Schianos we don't know what's going to happen with this staff for next season yet. He's already on staff in some capacity, I don't see the harm in giving him a little more responsibility in the meantime.
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  11. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Right on. It was just an initial thought; I wasn’t rendering an immediate judgement on a factual basis or anything.
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  12. NJ-Buckeye

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

    Heard Saban wasn't avail for the opening; Harbaugh was ... but they chose Corey
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  13. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I think Haskins just ended this thread.
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  14. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Assuming this is just a placeholder because a recruiting slot has opened and you need to leverage that as much as possible.
    Maybe he is on the rise, but id prefer to let a MAC school figure that out.
    Jagdaddy likes this.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    Between the best recruiter in the nation in Brian Hartline, defensive line Yoda in Larry Johnson, and apparent football genius and top-five recruiter Jeff Hafley, Ohio State's got some superstar coaches on payroll. But one of the secret weapons to the development of Ohio State's most important player is a guy kept far from the public eye.

    Meet quality control coach Corey Dennis (who also happens to be Urban Meyer's son-in-law).

    “He’s young so he understands the life of a quarterback and college athlete,” former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, Dennis’ father-in-law, told The Blade. “He has great football acumen, having been around the game his whole life. We gave him a lot of responsibility. There are limitations now because he’s not on the field, but when he was on the field and Ryan Day was the coordinator, he was knee-deep in quarterback development. The quarterbacks and receivers love him.”


    The first-round draft pick credited Meyer, Day, and Kevin Wilson for his success, but a common name came out of Haskins’ mouth when he discussed his progression from promising prospect to All-American — Corey Dennis.

    “He’s like my personal quarterbacks coach when coach Day is not around,” Haskins said last season. “I can ask him about looks, coverages and different pressures, and he has everything that coach Day teaches him. He helps me throughout practice, throughout meetings. He helps out a lot.”

    By the end of this year, Dennis will likely have helped coach three Heisman Trophy finalists at quarterback before he's even 30 years old. Enjoy him, because something tells me he won't be staying in Columbus for very much longer.

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