Everett Withers Interviewing at Southern Miss

By Kyle Rowland on December 7, 2012 at 9:17a

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DefendOhio's picture

As Meyer said last month, "The one negative thing about success and hiring good coaches is that they're hot items. If I had five guys that people never call me and want to hire them, that means I've probably got bad coaches. I had a turnstile down at Florida of guys leaving, going to become head coaches." This is going to happen more and more as the years go on at OSU unfortunately. 

FROMTHE18's picture

be nice to replace him with a firey DC who loves to blitz

buck-I.8's picture

What's Dick Lebeau doing these days

Poe McKnoe's picture

Hanging with Monte Kiffin.

willshire58's picture

D Coordinator for the #1 team in the NFL in total defense at the moment.

OSUStu's picture

Yeah...LeBeau doesn't seem to be having much trouble with the defense at his current job.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Matt's picture

Would be big loss for us.  Withers' recruiting skills are second to only Meyer on the staff, and he's been the key to NC recruits for us.

hodge's picture

Apparently, Fedora's old OC at Southern Miss (and current OC at UNC) is interviewing, as well; it seems like he's their top choice.  Gotta think the thought of him bringing back Fedora's system (that dominated while he was there) is a pretty nice thought for the AD there.

Matt's picture

That's good to hear.  I'd really like to keep the current coaching staff in place for the 2013 season.  I expect we'll lose Herman and Withers after next season, especially if we play for the MNC.

willshire58's picture

If Withers leaves, does that mean the cover 4 leaves with him? Especially if Coombs were to leave for Cincy? Assuming Fickell stays, are we back to being a primarily cover 3 team?

tennbuckeye19's picture

Well if Withers gets the job, the expectations probably aren't very high there. The guy he'd be replacing won ZERO games this year and was fired after one season. Going into a job where anything better than ZERO is an improvement seems doable. 

bassplayer7770's picture

I would think their expectations would be based on Fedora's 2011 season when then went 12-2.


They should hire Brett Favre

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

buckeye76BHop's picture

It's just an interview...I don't even get excited anymore for those in my personal life...sure not going to over an "expected interview" from one of OSU's assistants.  When we see something that he's in the final running...then we should worry...I guess.  Not sure coaching turn over on Defensive side of the ball will make much of a difference.

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

45OH4IO's picture

I want credit for calling that either he or fick would be first to move up bc of the co DC issue! Back when the fire fick nuts were yapping...those guys are both going to get HC opps soon!