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RB Coach Tony Alford (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by buckeyesin07, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Report: Tony Alford linked to opening at Colorado State

    With Mike Bobo and Colorado State parting ways after five seasons, the Rams are searching for a new head coach at one of the premier Group of Five openings.

    Who will that be? According to a report from Football Scoop, the Rams have their eyes on Ohio State Assisant Head Coach Tony Alford, who was a running back at Colorado State from 1987-1990.

    Alford interviewed for the job when Bobo ended up getting it in 2015, but Football Scoop added an interesting twist in the development this time.

    “...While the one knock against him is his lack of head coaching experience, he does have the distinct advantage of being Urban Meyer’s assistant head coach with the Buckeyes dating back to 2015, and holds the assistant head coach for offense title on Ryan Day’s staff today. Sources told FootballScoop Urban Meyer visited Fort Collins recently, specifically to campaign for Tony Alford getting this opportunity.”

    The fact that Meyer reportedly went to Fort Collins and pushed Alford’s name for this job opening days a lot.


    Alford has undoubtedly played a huge role in developing Ohio State running backs and other players since he arrived from Notre Dame in 2015. Not only has he been a great coach, but Alford is also known as one of the top recruiters in College Football.

    Entire article: https://247sports.com/college/ohio-state/Article/Tony-Alford-Colorado-State-Rams-head-coaching-search-candidates-Ohio-State-Buckeyes-139890492/

    Gee, thanks a lot Urban....:lol:

    Actually I hope he gets the job this time; going back to his alma mater would be a great opportunity for him. There's nothing wrong with a guy advancing in his chosen career; he really deserves to be given head coaching chance.
     
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  3. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    Great opportunity and hope he gets it. Damn great coach.
     
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    “Tony’s doing an excellent job, and I said, ‘You’re gonna have to explain this to him. You’re gonna have this tough conversation with him if you get this job,’” Bellamy said. “Tony is a great guy. He's awesome. When Coach explained to him that had he gotten an opportunity to accept that job, that he was going to accept that job, that meant a lot to him.

    “That’s that transparency when we talk about coaches. We asked those tough questions because ‘I'm going to this university because when I'm homesick, or I'm struggling in school or football – or whatever it is – and I feel a disconnect from my team, I should be able to sit in my position coach's room and let's see if we're still going to have those same life conversations.’”

    Once Alford didn’t get the job with the Rams, he was again honest, telling Edwards and Bellamy, “After that, he said he was good," Bellamy said. “‘I make a lot of money at Ohio State. Coach Day’s a great man. I’m gonna finish my career in Columbus as long as he’s the head coach or as long as he allows me to.’”
     
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  7. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Good for Tony! However, it's one thing to get a big fish on the hook, and yet another thing to get it into the boat. Here's hoping that Tony gets this lunker and another big one, and get them BOTH into tOSU boat. Go Buckeyes!
     
  8. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

  9. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  10. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Just knocked it out of the park with this RB class. Keep it up good sir.
     
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  11. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

  12. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

  13. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Early Signing Day for the 2022 class is only 21 months away. Clock's tickin', Tony!
     
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    OHIO STATE RUNNING BACKS COACH TONY ALFORD RE-ESTABLISHES HIMSELF AS ELITE RECRUITER WITH THREE BIG COMMITMENTS IN TWO WEEKS

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    After missing out on some of his top running back targets over the past three years, the heat was on for Tony Alford to step up his recruiting efforts this offseason.

    Ohio State landed a pair of talented running backs in 2018, Master Teague and Brian Snead, but Alford admitted himself in his performance review that summer that No. 1-ranked running back Zamir White was “the one that got away.”

    The Buckeyes landed another pair of running backs in 2019, Steele Chambers and Marcus Crowley, but Ryan Day still wanted to see Alford take his recruiting to another level, listing “recruit an elite RB” as an area to work on in that year’s performance review.

    That didn’t happen in the class of 2020, as the Buckeyes ended up with just one running back – three-star recruit Miyan Williams – who they circled back to late in the cycle after missing out on several higher-ranked targets including No. 1-ranked Bijan Robinson, No. 7-ranked Kendall Milton and No. 11-ranked Jaylan Knighton.

    Despite coaching J.K. Dobbins to Ohio State’s first-ever 2,000-yard season while Teague ran for nearly 800 yards as his backup in 2019, Alford received only a one-year contract extension this offseason and an $18,000 raise – the second-smallest raise among returning assistant coaches – and reading between the lines, one can infer that was because his recruiting efforts did not meet expectations.

    In just two weeks, however, Alford has flipped that narrative on its head and proven once again that he can recruit at an elite level.

    First, he landed a commitment from Evan Pryor, the No. 6-ranked running back and No. 85 overall prospect in the high school class of 2021, who had been one of the Buckeyes’ top running back targets from the beginning of this recruiting cycle. The fast, well-rounded four-star prospect from Cornelius, North Carolina, was one of the first 2021 running backs to receive an offer from Ohio State back in February 2019, and after building a relationship with the Buckeyes’ coaches for the past year, he locked in his commitment to Ohio State on March 16.

    Alford’s recruiting approach was a big reason why Pryor was ultimately sold on taking his talents to Columbus, and he felt all along that Alford’s recent misses on the trail shouldn’t be held against him.

    “I think Coach Alford’s a great guy,” Pryor told Eleven Warriors’ Zack Carpenter in November. “Two running backs backing out, I don’t think it was Coach Alford’s fault. I think it was two guys who may have found a better situation for him and his family to get to his goal, and it may not have been at Ohio State. I would not put that on coach Alford. People do other things and wanna experience other stuff. I wouldn’t put that on Coach Alford at all.”

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2020/03/113079/tony-alford-re-establishes-himself-as-elite-recruiter-with-three-big-commitments-in-two-weeks
     
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  15. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    :slappy:

    Alford came back with a vengeance this cycle.
     
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