Ohio State officially adds Mike Yurcich to staff
Ryan Day has officially added Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich to his staff at Ohio State.
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN reported on Tuesday that Yurcich had been hired by Ohio State, though salary and position details were unavailable at the time. On Wednesday, more of those details became available.
Yurcich will be the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Buckeyes. He was signed to a two-year deal worth $950,000 per year.
Day made the hire on his first day as the head coach at Ohio State.
Ohio State has announced the hiring of Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich as passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) January 3, 2019
Mike Yurcich will make $950,000 per year on a two-year deal.
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) January 3, 2019
Yurcich is a native of Euclid, Ohio. He the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oklahoma State from 2013-2018.
“Mike is not only an Ohioan coming home, but he is also an extremely talented coach who has enjoyed success throughout his career,” Day said in a release. He also called Yurcich’s offense “among the most proficient in college football.”
Oklahoma State’s passing offenses have been some of the best in the nation under Yurcich. The Cowboys enjoyed plenty of success through the air with Mason Rudolph under center from 2015-2017.
Day is in the process of assembling his first staff as head coach at Ohio State. He’s delayed some of the process as the Buckeyes prepare for the Rose Bowl.