What to Know: Fast-Rising Jeff Hafley Brings College, NFL Experience to Ohio State As Co-Defensive Coordinator

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NHBuckeye's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Coach Hafley.  

Fields of Dreams

 

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Brutus865's picture

Looks like imagine dragons member..

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stxbuck's picture

Ouch.................let's hope he doesn't coach on the the level of their music........................

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IGotAWoody's picture

I hope he DOES. Imagine Dragons are great!

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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mockjocks's picture

Really hoping this is the homerun hire. Everyone is counting on you. And when I mean everyone? I mean

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SOULBUCK's picture

+1 for all things Stansfield

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IGotAWoody's picture

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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3ydncloudofdust's picture

DB U lives!

"You have to play with emotion, you can't let emotion play with you." - Ryan Day

 

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bucks4nuts's picture

Well I look forward to the changes.. Interesting to see where Day goes for LB coach.. 

"To The House"

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CowCat's picture

My guess is it will be Greg Mattison. LJSR will be the DL coach, but Mattison will oversee how the front 7 work together. Hafley will manage the entire secondary, though he might hire another position coach for the cornerbacks.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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bucks4nuts's picture

Sooo who gets the last coaching spot ?

"To The House"

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Bucksknowwhatitis's picture

Waiting for results.. but a lot of love and rave. Richard Sherman’s quote is a big one for me. A guy like that says that about our DC I’m happy

The Future is Bright at Ohio State

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chris's picture

Exactly. I don't think Sherman would say anything about this guy (or anything, for that matter) unless he means it. I've got a good feeling about the hire, but the proof will be in the pudding.

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Buckloving's picture

Right...people on here were raving when Urban hired Billy Davis too

bobbyd

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Jay_sizzle's picture

No we werent.... lmao literally people were confused because we had zero background & zero recommendation from former players , Bill was hired because he is a family friend of the Meyer’s but This hire was based on his qualifications and actual prior WORKING relationship with Day

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Davebuck187's picture

Same with the Beck hire. I remember everyone being confused about the hire too. He bombed at Nebraska then bam he's at OSU. Didn't make any sense.

"Woody is a God-fearing man. It's good to know that he's afraid of somebody."
-Archie Griffin.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Love the hire 

Deserves a double Boom

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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IslandBumBuckeye's picture

Read that as 'deserves a double bourbon.'

Don't mind if I do.

"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good call IBB - you're living the high life on the islands

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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IslandBumBuckeye's picture

Actually more of a single malt guy, Linga. But a good bourbon will absolutely do in a pinch.

Hope the left coast is treating you well, and that you're enjoying the 'Bama beat-down.

"It's always scotch-thirty on my island."

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KENTACOHUT's picture

Seems like we are hiring tiers of coaches , I’m in wait and see mode 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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mittenst8buck's picture

My guess is Mattison will be more of the guy calling the plays...just a hunch since I haven't heard that Mattison has a positions group he is solely responsible for coaching up...unless I am missing something.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

Royals! 

Bring that championship mojo to Ohio State!

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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IGotAWoody's picture

Like the sentiment, but I also like these colors much better...

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Welcome, Coach Hafley. Looking forward to his contribution to the Silver Bullets.

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

Looks like we have an NFL caliber coach but the questions are, can he recruit and develop talent? We shall see what happens in 2020.

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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bobsegersilverbulletband's picture

If you read the article it appears that player development is there. And he was a good recruiter back in the day at Rutgers.

Bobcat66

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BigBuckeye1976's picture

I tend to trust my eyes with what I see and less on what I read. I have no opinion on this guy.

BigBuckeye says Go Bucks
Muck Fichigan!!!

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bd2999's picture

If what I hear about him being a good recruiter and a good coach pan out than it is a great hire. They need some corners and safeties in the 2020 class. 

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Chrisjvaz's picture

Shoutout to that ALBANY on his resume. My neck of the woods. 

Chris V

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Home run. Love the defensive staff so far. 

Read my entire screen name....

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Yoda888's picture

"Mattison's experience is largely with the defensive line," does this mean that LJ may be....a word that none shall dare utter.  The horror.

Yoda888

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Jay_sizzle's picture

No.... Mattinson is far older than Johnson so that belief is a no

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stxbuck's picture

He's only 3 years older than Coach Johnson.............DL meeting room will look like the Soviet Politburo back in the day..............

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NOLABuckeye's picture

But does he drink Red Bull?

Nothing cleanses the soul like a no call pass interference.

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Hovenaut's picture

Welcome to Coach Hafley.

Go Buckeyes. 

Got M...igan gossip? Bang it here.

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saluki2007's picture

The more these hires sink in the more I like them.

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

Love this hire. OSU is an (quality) NFL factory. Love bringing NFL experience to the team. They can tell the kids exactly what they’re looking for on the next level. 

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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Buckataltitude's picture

"He looks like the poor man's Kliff Kingsbury"
- my wife

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ARMBuckeye88's picture

My mom always says, "it'll all come out in the wash." Let's hope this is another great piece added to the 2019 season. 

Da juice ain’t worth the squeeze

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NoVAsmitty's picture

49ers had #11 pass defense in NFL this year. Pretty good. That’s not just the secondary, but good news. (btw Titans were #6). Appears he’s recruited well before. Just hope he didn’t forget how to develop players after what six years in the NFL. 

Def not a Bill Davis.  He didn’t have to spend a year as a QC guy on his buddy’s staff.  

“I intend to make Georgia howl.” General William Tecumseh Sherman

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DP71's picture

Now we need an outstanding LB Coach. Shazier, Freeman, Laurinitis?

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IGotAWoody's picture

Al W!

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Urban'sNeighbor's picture

I don't need to recognize him or see his resume. Is he going to train the DBs to turn and play the ball like every other corner to ever play?! Please

It's not if you win or lose, but how you place the blame.

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NOBLUE's picture

wasn't Grinch supposed to be the home run hire ...the DC in waiting when Shiano left......hehe haha ....

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Hetuck21's picture

I could have sworn I saw this guy in Fargo a while back. Think his name was Gaear Grimsrud..............

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