Offensive line coach Ed Warinner thinks Dodson has the skills to serve as a coach or strength coach down the road. So he wants him nearby. And Dodson plans to be around the team this season. Warinner and other staffers still monitor Dodson like he's playing, checking on his class schedule and his housing situation.
"I'm not going to let him fall through the cracks," Warinner said.
Kyle Dodson's retirement from football due to injuries is heartbreaking. His commitment announcement was memorable. For me, it felt like it was ushering in a new era at Ohio State, showing that we could move on from Tatgate and look towards a brighter future with Urban at the helm.
I'm glad the medical staff is looking out for these young men's futures, even if it means delivering the news that they will need to close the door on one dream and find another. I hope that Kyle is able to find peace and a new path for himself.
I'm also encouraged by the above quote in the article. It shows me that the "family" that our coaches preach is not just talk -- and it affirms the saying, "Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye."