Video: Kerry Coombs in His Element, Exciting Young Men to Play Football for Ohio State

By Jason Priestas on December 16, 2013 at 9:51a

Last December, audio of Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs speaking to class of 2013 prospects surfaced and it was nothing short of the recruiting pitch of the decade.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott's father, Stacey, was the source of the audio, and yesterday he uploaded the video you see above, again capturing Coombs in his element. He's speaking to class of 2014 prospects this time, but the message and the passion are the same, if not better.

“We don't win on accident at Ohio State. We win on purpose. And we win with a purpose.”

You're ready to suit up for Ohio State right now, aren't you?

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awarren84's picture

I just ran through a wall!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

awarren84's picture

That's a window...
This was me!

"Anything less than flagrant is just playing grab ass!"

d1145fresh's picture

I feel like he was looking directly at Marshon and Smith when was talking about the recruits who haven't joined yet.

BuckeyeRick's picture

That's exactly who he was looking at, Marshon at least. Notice early in the speech he says Marshon's name looking in the exact same position as he was later when talking about the recruits that haven't joined.

andretolstoy's picture

Bring em' all back.

Seattle Linga's picture

Love me some Caddyshack

KingsRite's picture

When is practice? I'M READY!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

jeremytwoface's picture


And when we win the game, we'll buy a keg of boooooooooze!! And we'll drink to old Ohio 'till we wobble in our shoes.

droessl's picture

Bill Pullman wishes he could be like Kerry Coombs

Scott's picture

Hey no politics in here.

Class of 2008

jthiel09's picture

I don't think my co-workers appreciate the new holes I just put in my cubicle walls.


tdible2132's picture

Lol oh Kerry Coombs.  Love his passion. Hoping he's the right man to bring our secondary back to greatness!

Enzo's picture

Now if only his coaching could inspire me the same way.

brylee's picture

did this just happen the other day?  It looks like the the countdown clock is at 19 days for Clemson.

TMac's picture

This weekend - yesterday if my old eyes see that clock right

ONE Not Done!

andyb's picture

I want to know what Stacy said too! 

Jack Burton's picture

It's all in the reflexes - Me

BME_Buckeye's picture


Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


Jack Burton's picture

"Lightning" from the film "Big Trouble in Little China", but the character was the inspiration behind MKs Rayden.

It's all in the reflexes - Me

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

You just listen to the ol' Pork Chop Express here and take his advice on a dark and stormy night when the lightnin' crashin' and the thunders rollin' and the rains coming down in sheets thick as lead... just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the poison arrows fall from the sky and the pillars of heaven shake... Yeah ol' Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm square in the eye and says gimme your best shot pal, I can take it!

cinserious's picture

Coach Coombs keeps his 500 gigawatt battery charger behind that gray curtain.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Buckeye419er's picture

I hate Coach Combs....for making me break my wall

There can be only one

dwcbuckeye's picture

It's like Birm said last week "Coombs is not going anywhere".   This guy is all Buckeye.  Love the video!

SaltyD0gg's picture

Wow, how do you say no to that?

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

ChazBuckeye's picture

Red Bull in full effect!  

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

BenArazi4's picture

People who want Coombs gone need to know two things
1) He is our CB and special teams coach which have been pretty darn good.
2) You're a fool if you want him gone.  Our safety play is terrible and that falls on Withers and our schemes are terrible.  Replace Fickell and Withers with good coordinators and this defense goes from hole-y to holy.




Gametime's picture

^So much THIS.
I mean look, the whole secondary regressed this year. Do you guys remember the narrative for our defense heading into the season? Our secondary - returning 3 of 4 starters - was supposed to be the strength and leadership of the defense as it was the previous season with our D-line not as dynamic as it probably should've been.
Roby became a 1st team AA because of Combs. Also remember how impressed we were with Eli Apple in the spring game and Cam Burrows against Indy? Also because of Combs. 
We gotta relax - the calvary is coming - our LBs will be completely replenished with Mitchell, Booker, Berger, Johnson, etc. on deck with the chef Raekwon. The D-line will still be a force to be dealt with, and soon we'll be establishing our own no fly zone with Bell, Thompson, Burrows, Apple, Webb, Lattimore, Conley, Hooker, Powell, (and even potentially JuJu Smith) and Co.
Like he said, we've got something brewing here that'll be special... The Chase continues: the 1st ever CFB Playoff National Champions. 
LET'S GO!!! O-H!!!

Between goals and achievement is discipline and consistency. That fire you have inside to do whatever you love is placed there by God. Now go claim it. ~ Denzel Washington

bukyze's picture

What Marcus Hall did -  now it makes perfectly good sense.

KBonay's picture

If Chuck Norris played football, he would have committed to Coach Coombs.....

Toilrt Paper's picture

Even if some feel Coach Coombs is not a top shelf DB coach. He MUST ALWAYS be at Ohio State for this type of performance alone. If we do come back in a 2nd life, there is a Marine recruiter. The same speech exactly, just change a few proper nouns.

FLAMikey's picture

He is certainly not a top shelf CB coach. Not unless the guys that played that position this season are severely learning impaired. Let him coach special teams. Let him be recruiting coordinator. Let him be in charge of leaked inspirational videos. But please, keep him away from anyone who currently (or may in the future) play any position in the defensive backfield at tOSU.

Toilrt Paper's picture

Our DBs were bad at basic DB principles. What they had been taught since 7th grade. You can't fix stupid.

FLAMikey's picture

Our DB's are stupid, and MSU's are mental giants, and thusly, are so far superior on the field. Yea, I'm sure that's the

BenArazi4's picture

When you say DB's you probably mean safeties for the most part.. yeah that's Withers.  The communication overall between this defense is terrible and that mainly falls on Fickell.  Fickell's LB bite almost everytime on PA.  Withers safeties have bone headed breakdowns.  The problem of communication between DB's is on Coombs and Withers and they need to fix that but its obvious Fickell needs to put this defense in more game type scenarios, aka scrimmages so that this unit can become more cohesive.  I don't see us getting burned because there's no talent, I see us getting burned because of mental mistakes and bone-headed plays along with terrible, soft schemes.




cuttyrock's picture

Coombs is special and he doesn't call schemes. I think Coombs is a really good cb coach but I think confidence is where some of cb lack. Grant just lost confidence after some pass interference calls. He looked like he was starting to panic like the moment was too big for him. Grant never tried to locate the ball which shows he lost faith in himself. CB must have the biggest egos ever. If you get beat have a short memory. All the film I've watched the cb other than Reeves didn't really play bad. Roby gave up big plays peaking in the backfield to often early then became solid. I never want to see him blitz again. Reeves looks nervous and also peaks in the backfield which gets him beat. Overall with scheme or coaching corrections, bowl practice which is like another season, and then spring practice I actually believe the secondary will be much improved next year.

PAWEST1202's picture

if our DBs played their coverages with half that enthusiasm maybe Connor Cook wouldn't havr been out there doing his best Peyton Manning impression

mobboss1984's picture

Love Combs. 2more years of Combs please!!!!

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

unholy bucknut's picture

I hope we never lose coach Coombs. What a great man guy brings the juice and passion every day.

DeepSouthBuckeye's picture

Coach, I would like to commit to The Ohio State University.
What? I am a washed up 26 year old? I don't have an offer?  Oh. Darn. It was worth a try.

Loving all things Buckeye from SEC country in Alabama.

"How firm thy friendship....O-HI-O"

buckeyeboy59's picture

This should get anyone to want to come to Ohio State! This is pretty awesome

WOLFofOHIO's picture

Coombs. I love you. Now. lets go get relevant in defense. Go bucks.

there is no greater joy than watching Michigan get slammed. in anything

Go Buckeyes14's picture

WOW! That almost moved me to tears! I've always struggled to explain to people how I feel about The Ohio State University and I think Coach Coombs just did it for me. What an incredible video. GO Bucks!

Seattle Linga's picture

Combs = 12 pack of Red Bull followed by a chaser of 12 hour energy.

1MechEng's picture

I really think Coach Coombs may be the product of a clandestine OSU human experiment where the mad researchers combined 50% church preacher, 50% drill sergeant, and 50% William Wallace.
Yeah ... it's 150%, but I grew up under Reaganomics, so it's OK. Besides, it's obvious that Coach Coombs' cup overfloweth with heart, passion, and boundless energy. 

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

If Julius Sumner Miller were a PE teacher...