Ohio State Reportedly Hiring Parker Fleming, Texas State Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach

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Hovenaut's picture

Putting the 'co' in coordinator.

Can't say I remember Fleming's first stint in Columbus (I don't), but always good to bring someone back in with familiarity to the program.

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

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Dweinz's picture

does that mean he didn't make your Mt Rushmore for OSU coaches from 2012-2013?

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Hovenaut's picture

Others receiving votes.

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

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PhillyNut's picture

If he is good he is smart to disconnect himself from Withers.  I truly believe that Withers was the biggest hire mistake in the last several decades for the football team.  When people were screaming to fire Fickel I knew the real problem was Withers.  4-20 in two years.  Gee, where have we seen a similar performance over two years?  Head north to Cleveland.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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703Buckeye's picture

4 wins for the Browns? I'll take that.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Fatpants's picture

Withers did well at James Madison

PG <3 PG

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PhillyNut's picture

They have actually done better since he left. Yes they made the playoffs with him there but they won the championship the year after he left and then made it to the championship this past year. He did improve their position from the previous coach, kinda like Harbaugh did at San Diego.

I don't buy one goddam drop of gas in the state of Michigan!

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Tim Beck would like a word with you....

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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703Buckeye's picture

I like this hire. Coach Fleming has Ohio State ties, a keen offensive mind, a proven record of coaching success, and Texas recruiting ties.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Elks&#039; comb over's picture

Fleming's hiring has not been confirmed by Ohio State

No problem. Someone will confirm his hiring by looking him up in the email directory

“Megadeth >>> Metallica” - Alum 2019. I couldn’t agree more.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Oh, that’s good. That’s very good.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Run_Fido_Run's picture

Well, fwiw, Fleming was spotted on the Oval trying to throw passes to Torrance Gibson. Apparently, though, Gibson kept grabbing the ball out of Fleming's hands and told the coach to "go long." 

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Earle's picture

Well, Torrance got tired of playing catch with J.T.  He would always hold onto the ball too long, or just take off running with it.

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Buckeye Jack's picture

Precisely.

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

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Buckeye Jack's picture

Geez Fatpants, go easy on Earle. He didn't mean any harm by dragging that dead horse back into the forum.

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

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Earle's picture

Take it easy on Fatpants, Jack. Some people have a hard time recognizing sarcasm. 

Axe leukemia!
#Poppystrong

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Browns88's picture

Potential succession planning to Kevin Wilson or Ryan Day

Browns88

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703Buckeye's picture

OSU Twitter will breathe a sigh of relief when that day comes.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

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Buckeye Jack's picture

OSU Twitter will breathe a sigh of relief when that day comes.

I'm sure they will. They'll be dead wrong, but I'm sure they will. 

There's no position group that is micro-managed more by Meyer than WR's. So the work product on-the-field will look exactly the same. But will the next WR Coach recruit as well as Zach? I seriously doubt it.

Watch for 4 to 6 WR's to be drafted in 2019. Unprecedented numbers of WR's move up to the NFL from Ohio State. Absolutely unprecedented. What's the old song? "You don't know what you got 'til it's gone." 

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

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yankeescum's picture

I couldn't agree more. How many stars did Michael Thomas have coming out of high school? How many guys has he had drafted? I can't think of too many guys who take so much shit for doing their job well.

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Buckeye Jack's picture

Thomas was pretty much a 3 star across the board. Was upgraded by Rivals to a 4 after Tressel offered him.

I think the dissing of Zach is something that snowballed out of nothing. Kinda like #FiireFickell. 

Zach & Zone6 will have a lot of fans needing to eat crow after the 2018 season.

Zone6, with rotating WR's, will have 1000+ yards at all 3 WR positions this season

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So aMaysn's picture

Weren't we looking for an assistant for the LBs with one of the requirements being must have offensive experience?

GO BUCKS!

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teddyballgame's picture

Nah, he might hitch his wagon to one of them if get a HC gig though

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BTBuckeye's picture

It's been said there's a bourbon for every situation....and I would imagine Mr. Fleming is going to be drinking an entire bottle when the ink dries on that new contract.

I've heard he's a gentleman and a scholar. 

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CowCat's picture

Smart hire. Like recruiting, we need a stable of coaches ready to take the next step up. And it helps that he's worked under Urban already.

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

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Just as long as he's not bringing Withers back with him I'm fine with this hire. Always good to have QC guys around for when assistants bolt. We can just fill from within with people who already know the system. Works for me.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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CarolinaBuck's picture

I wonder how long it took him to accept the job offer?

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lamplighter's picture

Welcome back coach. 

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BuckeyeSki's picture

Urban should have hired Nick Siciliano, a real multi-tasker. He used to coach QB's AND rewind game film for Tressel!

Leave one wolf alive....and the sheep are never safe

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RK84's picture

cool.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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BornNbredAthensBuckeye's picture

He was great at remembering all the other coaches coffee orders.

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Fatpants's picture

By other coaches you mean Jim Tressel, one of the patriarchs of Ohio State Football, the guy that gave him the job?

PG <3 PG

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Seattle Linga's picture

I am all-in provided it makes us better overall.  

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

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

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Toilrt Paper's picture

Ohio State has more CO-'s than assistants. Too many Chiefs and not enough indians?

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RK84's picture

I think a number of the coaches will lose their current title when they arrive. I do think they throw around "Co" a lot though.

It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.

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Patriot4098's picture

I used to worry about this exact same subject.  Too many cooks in the kitchen IS a problem.  Honestly tho, I’m guessin UFM makes it quite clear—He is the Captain of this ship.  Everything that happens on this team shouts “Urban was here.”

Too many metaphors? Lol

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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You can&#039;t spell chump without UM's picture

Imagine if they had a Co-Assistant.
"I am the co-assistant manager."
"Co-assistant to the manager."

Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.

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buckeyenut74's picture

Like we are bringing in young talent. Our staff has proven they leave for head coaching gigs....gotta get their replacements lined up. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Even though he's a little older I like the Grinch pick up. 

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

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

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stxbuck's picture

Here's a dirty little secret for you-when players are actually being coached, on the field, or in the film room-they don't give a shit if a dude is swaggy on twitter or still plays x-box or whatever "recruiting" stuff gets people excited on here. Recruits realize this-they know Grinch or Coombs or Johnson-either one-isn't going to be hanging out w/ them in the dorm or at a kegger. They will be chewing their azz at the WHAC-and that's what the recruits look for-someone they will be comfortable w/ as their coach-and age doesn't matter a damn bit-personality/impressions do-and those aren't made on twitter.

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Gotta think this is our QB coach for 2019. No way we hold onto Kevin Wilson after this year.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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305Buck's picture

Day just got a 3 year extension, if either is likely to move on, it's Wilson. I don't see either leaving, though. Maybe Wilson if he gets a good head coaching opportunity. 

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IBLEEDSCARLETANDGRAY's picture

Day isn't leaving., I was hinting at Day becoming the full-time OC after Wilson leaves and the new QC coach becomes our QB coach.

"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Another very good hire.  I like the previous ties to Ohio State.  Fleming definitely knows a good program. 

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buckeyenut74's picture

He isn’t that old....around 30

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