While Ohio State’s passing game typically gets most of the spotlight, the rushing attack has been incredibly consistent under head coach Ryan Day. A big reason for that is the development of the running backs in Columbus, courtesy of Tony Alford.

That hard work and proven ability to coach the room incredibly well has resulted in a promotion for Alford. On Tuesday, Ohio State announced that Alford is being promoted to run game coordinator for the upcoming season.

News on the promotion comes just a few days after Ohio State announced that wide receivers coach Brian Hartline would be adding pass game coordinator to his duties.

Alford has been in Columbus since 2015, initially joining the Buckeyes’ staff under previous head coach Urban Meyer. He has stuck around after Meyer’s departure and has done an excellent job under Day.

During his time at Ohio State, Alford has coaches some great running backs, including Ezekiel Elliott, JK Dobbins, Trey Sermon and TreVeyon Henderson.

With the new announcement, Ohio State will enter the 2022 season with three coordinators on the offensive side. In addition to Hartline and Alford, Kevin Wilson is still the offensive coordinator.

Day typically handles play-calling duties, as well.