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QB Coach Corey Dennis (Official Thread)

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

  1. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    He's no Josh Gattis, that's for sure.
  2. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Congrats Coach Dennis!
  3. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I'm curious to see his recruiting chops. It's proven that he can develop,but what about bringing in the talent.
  4. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    Which part of he married Urban's daughter wasn't clear? You don't think that required some serious recruiting chops?
  5. gmen6981

    gmen6981 Div 1 Couch Tackling Champion.

    And THAT folks, is today's winner by a mile!
  6. buckeyeintn

    buckeyeintn Senior

    Especially since I was referring to Shelley. I have a feeling she's the real hard sell in the family. :rofl:
  7. pianobuck46

    pianobuck46 pianobuck46 does anyone here know he isn't either one? Another honest question.
  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  9. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

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  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Haha he has a very easy job right now... they just signed two elite QBs and have another already committed.

    He can literally start recruiting the 2022 kids.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    One way or another, Corey Dennis was going to become a full-time college football quarterbacks coach in 2020.

    Initially, that opportunity came at Colorado State, where Dennis was set to join Steve Addazio’s staff following the conclusion of Ohio State’s 2019 season. When Mike Yurcich chose to leave Ohio State to become the new offensive coordinator at Texas, however, Ryan Day offered Dennis the opportunity to become the Buckeyes’ new quarterbacks coach, and Dennis didn’t hesitate to accept that offer.

    “It was a no-brainer,” Dennis said Wednesday in his first media availability since his promotion last month. “This is where I want to be. I want to be here. I've kind of always wanted to be here. This is an unbelievable place. So for me to sit here and not say that I'm ecstatic, it's crazy.”

    Dennis has been at Ohio State since 2015, when he joined the Buckeyes’ coaching staff as an intern following his graduation from Georgia Tech. Over the past five years, Dennis worked his way up to a position as a senior quality control coach, and worked directly with the Buckeyes’ signal-callers as assistant quarterbacks coach for each of the past two seasons.

    Still, there’s been some understandable skepticism about Day’s decision to promote Dennis. His initial opportunity to join the Buckeyes’ staff came about largely because he was engaged (and is now married) to Urban Meyer’s daughter Nicki, and the 27-year-old has never been a full-time assistant coach in charge of leading a position group before.

    Ohio State typically hires assistant coaches who already have a proven track record elsewhere, so Dennis can be viewed as an unusual hire in that regard. But he has had five years at Ohio State, including three with Day, to demonstrate he is up to the task.

    “Coach Day wouldn't have hired me if he didn't think that I was ready,” Dennis said. “I think I'm ready. Coach Day thinks I'm ready. I have a lot of coaches here, (offensive coordinator Kevin) Wilson, the guys believe in me. I've had players believe in me, and I think I'm ready to go.

    “Working with Coach Day the last three years, you could say that I've interviewed for this job every day for the last three years. He's seen what I've done. He knows the way that I prepare. He knows the way that I do things.”

    Dennis said he has “tried to be a sponge” for the past five years, soaking in as much knowledge as he can from Day, Meyer, Wilson and the rest of Ohio State’s coaching staff. In particular, Dennis believes working alongside Day and learning from his expertise of coaching quarterbacks has prepared him for his new role.

    “Being able to be in that room with Coach Day for the last three years, that's something that's been unbelievable to me,” Dennis said. “Just being around him, seeing the way that he does things, seeing his teaching methods. In all honesty, Coach Day is the best quarterbacks coach in the country.”

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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “Coach Day wouldn’t have hired me if he didn’t think that I was ready,” Dennis said on Wednesday. “I think I’m ready. Coach Day thinks I’m ready. I have a lot of coaches here, [Buckeyes offensive coordinator Kevin] Wilson, the guys believe in me. I’ve had players believe in me, and I think I’m ready to go.”
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    TALKIN' 'BOUT PRACTICE. We all remember that one shitty coach or instructor that made you spend hours on a drill you knew damn well wasn't going to help you in a game (like that atrocious swing over a high tee drill in baseball), but that's not what you'll see at the Woody.

    If you cant follow your drills on film, from practice to game, rethink your drill

    Check out @CoreyDennis_ teach and @justnfields rep & apply the 1 Inch Throw from Tues at practice to Saturday game day

    Cant wait to get back on the field with these guys

    — Keenan Bailey (@CoachKee) April 19, 2020
    I took Urban Meyer's coaching football class a few years back (I now consider myself a free agent coach considering I also have plenty of experience calling plays in Madden) and I remember Tony Alford talking a good bit about designing drills based what players are doing wrong in a game, not forcing drills on players just for the hell of it.

    Drills should make you noticeably better during the game. Otherwise, you may as well be doing Hip Hop Abs with Shaun T.
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Corey Dennis knows how he got his foot in the door.

    But if the new Ohio State quarterbacks coach hadn’t kept showing why he deserved to stick around in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, his thumbprint would have stopped working at the facility a long time ago.

    Yes, a relationship with Urban Meyer gave Dennis his initial shot with the Buckeyes when he arrived as a graduate assistant. But in some ways, that only meant Dennis had to work harder to demonstrate his worth to the program, taking out a loan to pay his way, spending countless extra hours studying film and eventually learning directly under the tutelage of Ryan Day as he built up experience and knowledge.

    So, when Day and former quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich were set to mutually part ways after last season, the Buckeyes could have looked anywhere in the country for the next hire. And while there is still an element of risk with a powerhouse like Ohio State giving Dennis his first full-time coaching job instead of letting him pay some dues elsewhere, the same was true when Day was promoted to replace Meyer. Maybe that’s not a perfect comparison given how early into his career Dennis is, but the thinking is the same: Why let Colorado State capitalize on Ohio State’s development of a young coach if the potential is clear?


    “I think there two things,” Day said earlier this year. “No. 1, I wanted continuity. So I knew Corey is invested here for a while. That was certainly important. But I think when you’re dealing with a quarterback, for me, it has to be done the way that we’ve done it here. And when someone else starts bringing in their different opinions or we read it this way, we don’t have time for that. We know what works here. We have a system in place that’s really efficient. We feel strongly that we know how to develop quarterbacks.

    “And one thing that I felt like I couldn’t have conversations with is: ‘No, we’re going to read this differently or teach this differently.’ We have so many other things we have to focus on. We feel great about that. And Corey’s bought into that and he’s going to enhance that.”

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