Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson wanted to put to rest any rumors about his potential retirement. He did just that in a very public fashion, sending out a tweet on Friday afternoon.

Apparently, there had been rumors floating around the recruiting trail that Johnson was planning on retiring sometime in the near future. But Johnson shot down those stories, saying he’s not going anywhere.

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“Apparently there is misinformation about my future,” Johnson tweeted. “I want to make a bold statement that I am not going anywhere and I’m proud to be a Buckeye.”

Johnson has been coaching in the B1G since 1996 when he joined Joe Paterno’s staff at Penn State. He served as the defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator for four seasons before becoming the defensive line coach for the Nittany Lions, a post he manned from 2000-2013.

In 2014, Johnson joined Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State.

Considering his reaction to receiving a commitment from Tommy Togiai, a four-star defensive lineman last week, it’s hard to imagine that Johnson was ever serious about retiring in the near future. But just to be safe, he put all those rumors to bed.