Taver Johnson Leaves Ohio State

By Chris Lauderback on January 15, 2012 at 6:25p

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Nappy's picture

Any idea who may be in the running for his replacement?

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face

Bobcat04's picture

Wow, that's unexpected, isn't it?

Seth4Bucks's picture

I'm not in the know, but this caught me off guard.

Northbrook's picture

Yeah me too. I wonder if the recent attrition at DB is related.

Orlando Buckeye's picture

Sad to see him go, but there is enough good going right now that I won't let it get me down.

Poe McKnoe's picture

I'm okay with this and it's not entirely unexpected.  Our corners have been pretty good over the past 8-10 years, but at the next level, our corners have been moved to safety and our safeties, outside of Coleman, haven't been playing in the NFL.

cplunk's picture

Donte Whitner has been a beast for San Fran all year

Poe McKnoe's picture

Agreed.  He was one of those freak athletes at OSU.  He was good for OSU, but not spectactular, and jumped up to 8 or 9 in the draft.  Wasn't Chekwa being look at at FS for the Raiders?  I think DW was playing FS as well.

lamplighter's picture

Why is that?  We had a real good run with corners (Winfield, Clements, Plummer) at the next level, but even Jenkins has been moved to safety. Speed, tackling ability or something else?

J.Mo's picture

Who is Chuck Heater?

I always respected and liked Tom Bradley at Penn State. But he brings a lot of baggage from PEnn State.

poguemahone's picture

I'm sure Bradley is just dying to be a cornerbacks coach.

Maestro's picture

Temple's D-Coordinator, who was the secondary coach at UF while Urban was there.  He coached with Earle Bruce back when Meyer was a grad assistant...............and he was a RB for the skunk bears.

vacuuming sucks

cplunk's picture

Both to Arkansas? I guess that school knows who won, vacated or not

Maestro's picture

Would Chuck Heater really leave a D-Coordinator position to come work with Meyer again?

vacuuming sucks

bassplayer7770's picture

That's what I was wondering.  I have my doubts.  Regardless, I'm sure Urban will find a quality candidate.

Bucks43201's picture

any word on who the new DBs coach will be? thanks

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

Bucksnut13's picture

Chuck Heater sounds good, but played for TTUN. I would question his anger and passion towards beating TTUN. I have heard that he is a great recruiter so that is a definite plus. If we got him, I would like for him to come out and say something along the lines of: I f....... hate TSUN, the only reason I went there is because Archie was at TOSU and I knew I could not beat them out. I know he would never say that, but I can dream.

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