Retaining Defensive Line Coach Larry Johnson Was One of the Biggest Offseason Wins for Ryan Day

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Browns88's picture

Had to bring up the Purdue game again.  Retaining Larry Johnson was a no brainer.  That's an impressive list at PSU.

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Smitty516's picture

Still pisses me off this glorified MAC school took us to the woodshed. The drive back to from West Lafayette Columbus that night was brutal.

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

Keeping L Johnson was a pretty big BOOM for Coach Day.

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.” John Wooden

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LPCBuckeye's picture

When people ask what happened to the D last year, this is the answer.  Day replaced everyone except the great Larry Johnson.  Day also stated his D would be simple, play fast, and be aggressive.  That is what went wrong last year.  Too bad it cost us shot at the playoffs.  Excited about this year's D and always excited about Larry Johnson's D line.  

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Clarky's picture

The day Urban Meyer stepped down as HC was a rough day, the day Larry Johnson leaves/retires I will be in shambles.

"If Chase Young is truly bigger than I think he is and taller than I think he is, he would probably have to be the literal Predator because I've seen him with my own two eyes and I personally think he's pretty damn Sasquatchian." - Kevin Harrish

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OSU56's picture

Anxiously waiting to see how Harrison turns out with LJ.

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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ApollosGYRO's picture

+1 Same here! He has an insane skillset for a man his size and his age. With the best dline coach in the country, the sky is the limit with his potential

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Hovenaut's picture

LJSR also deserves credit for keeping Ohio State as a major player in recruiting the DMV.
 

I had to run away high, so I wouldn't come home low...

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allinosu's picture

It will hard to be (well deserved) happy for LJ when he decides to retire one day. For the life of me I don't get PSU letting LJ slipped through their fingers. 

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Crimson's picture

I remember it being more of a bad taste in LJs mouth when he was passed over for HC (again). Allowed Urban to flip him.

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allinosu's picture

It wasn't so much being passed over but not even being interviewed (considered).

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chirobuck's picture

I've heard that before and never really understood that, he seems perfectly happy here and he was never considered as a successor to UM.  It's not like I know the man but he seems really happy being a Dline coach.......I really think there was more to it

 

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Dillon G's picture

What is it that Billie Eillish says in that stupid song?

Duh.

#walkaway

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nickel beer's picture

The coach is an established champion here and before, and in many ways, not just on the field.  The guy's HOF.  If I were just starting out as a HC for an elite program, I'd feel honored for him to want to stay.  As a Buckeye alum and fan, that is in fact the way I feel.

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Steelydan54's picture

So isn't Larry Johnson supposed to retire this year?... YOU WISH!!!  Coach J is doing what he loves... pouring his time and wisdom into young men of character, discipline and talent. It's tough to walk away when you're top of your profession and 5* athletes keep lining up to sit at your feet.  Coach Day's best coaching decision so far. 

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RaleighBuckeye's picture

Every time you post Steely Dan, I’m hearing Deacon Blues, any Major dude, etc lol 

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OSU56's picture

I’m hearing Deacon Blues

Per your request......

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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dallavise's picture

If I was a HC and I had first pick at any assistant in the country, I'm picking LJ.  So I probably would have camped out in Day's front yard if he didn't keep LJ... just sayin

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

LJ is one of this coaching staffs easiest points of recruitment when it comes to recruiting for the DL. Just look at the roll call of legit NFL talent

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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