Ohio State assistant Larry Johnson says retirement is far off: 'I enjoy coaching'
Larry Johnson has been in coaching for almost 50 years, but he’s not thinking about retiring.
The long-time defensive assistant was asked about his coaching future during a Tuesday media session at Ohio State’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
“People ask that question all the time,” Johnson said. “My retirement plan is way away from here. I enjoy coaching. The day that I stop enjoying coaching with the passion that I do, then I’ll do that (retire). I don’t get up in the morning and say, ‘well, this is it.’ That’s not the way I function. I get up every morning dying to get into the building coaching those guys. When I can’t do that anymore, it will tell me. Right now, I’m not telling myself anything.”
Johnson wasn’t fazed by working with a new coordinator. Jim Knowles arrived from Oklahoma State after the 2021 campaign.
“It’s different. It’s different terminology. Things you learn different, that’s all new,” Johnson said. “It’s a new language, but football is football, teaching is teaching when it comes down to it.”
Johnson has been at Ohio State since 2014.
Larry Johnson says he isn’t thinking about retirement.
“My retirement plan is way away from here. I enjoy coaching.” pic.twitter.com/BuBkVPnRsA
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