Ohio State is beefing up the defensive coaching staff for the 2024 season.

Thursday evening, prominent pass-rushing specialist Brandon Jordan announced on social media that he was joining the Buckeyes. His official title has not been immediately confirmed, but Jordan has helped develop and work with notable NFL stars during his career.

Last season, Jordan was on Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks staff. During the 2022 season, he served as an assistant for Mel Tucker and Michigan State after previously serving as a private instructor.

Impact for Ohio State

Larry Johnson was quick to welcome Jordan to the Rushmen on social media, and the combination of the two coaches should have fans excited for the defensive line in 2024. Already, the Buckeyes are getting some key pieces back for another year, and Jordan will get the chance to further unlock the potential of Jack Sawyer, JT Tuimoloau and others.

Ohio State leaned on its defense throughout the 2023 season, and even if the offense expectedly rebounds this fall, the defense is primed to once again be among the best units in the country. Fans can get in on the action and track the latest odds for the season ahead with Tradition’s Ohio sports betting links.

Per Jordan’s social media page, he has helped train over 200 NFL defensive linemen in his career. Von Miller, TJ Watt and Cameron Heyward are just a few of the prominent names to train under Jordan.