New Ohio State safeties coach Perry Eliano is saying all the right things. Meeting with reporters for the first time since taking the job, he had plenty of comments that will surely win over Buckeye nation.

Eliano was hired away from Cincinnati where he spent the past two seasons as a cornerbacks coach. His hiring was part of a major staff overhaul Ryan Day engineered in the offseason because of poor defensive performance in 2021.

Speaking with the media on Monday, Eliano talked about the championship expectation and recruiting at Ohio State compared to Cincinnati. Griffin Strom of Eleven Warriors caught Eliano’s comments:

Eliano referred to Ohio State as “the best job in the country,” something that will go over well in Columbus.

Eliano is bringing two decades of coaching experience to Ohio State. He started his career at Stephen F. Austin as a graduate assistant in 2001 and has had stops at Central Arkansas, Sam Houston, UTSA, Bowling Green and New Mexico along the way.

The job at Ohio State will be Eliano’s first at the Power 5 level.