Reports: Two Oklahoma State assistants coming to Ohio State, Buckeyes parting ways with LB coach
The changes continue in Columbus.
Ryan Day is still in the process of reconstructing his Ohio State staff for the 2022 season and plenty of alterations have been made. Cincinnati cornerbacks coach Perry Eliano and Jacksonville Jaguars assistant Tim Walton are both expected to be coming to Columbus for a role on the Buckeyes staff.
Former defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs is on the way out after returning for two seasons. And he won’t be the only one, either.
Bucknuts is reporting that linebackers coach Al Washington also will not be retained by Day for the upcoming season. It’s part of a major overhaul after the Buckeyes struggled mightily on the defensive side of the football during the 2021 season.
Washington has been at Ohio State since 2019, leaving Michigan for a job in Columbus.
According to Football Scoop, there are two more additions coming to Ohio State. Former Oklahoma State staffers Koy McFarland and Michael Hunter are expected to be named to the defensive support staff. Both worked with new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles in Stillwater.
Specific roles for the two latest hires have not been announced.
McFarland was a defensive quality control coach last season at Oklahoma State and Hunter was a defensive graduate assistant for the Cowboys.