Buckeyes strength coach planning to stay at Ohio State despite potential to join Urban Meyer in Jacksonville
Former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer, one of only two men in the entire sport to really stand up to Nick Saban’s Alabama dynasty, is expected to sign on as the big chief with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.
If Meyer does go to the big leagues, reports out of Columbus indicate current Buckeye’s strength coach Mikey Marotti, who was hired by Meyer during his national championship days at Ohio State, won’t join his old boss in the north-east corner of Florida along the banks of the St. Johns River.
The Columbus Dispatch reported the scoop, citing sources within the football program, while athletic director Gene Smith formally declined to make a comment to the newspaper.
Buckeyes player personnel director Mark Pantoni and player development director Ryan Stamper also stayed in Columbus when Meyer left. According to the Dispatch, they may rejoin Meyer in the NFL to take the ultimate test: The Super Bowl Trials.
Marotti has been a key figure in Columbus as a member of the Ohio State football staff. Keeping him around is a huge win for Ryan Day and the Buckeyes.