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Ohio State Looking For Defensive Graduate Assistant With Offensive Coaching Experience

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February 23, 2018 at 5:29pm
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Following the departure of defensive graduate assistants Randall Joyner (who became the defensive line coach at SMU) and Ryan Crow (who became the assistant defensive line coach for the NFL's Tennessee Titans) earlier this month, Ohio State is in the market for a new defensive graduate assistant.

The Buckeyes are looking for a defensive graduate assistant to serve as an assistant linebackers coach to Bill Davis, fulfilling the role that Crow held on Ohio State's staff last year. Interestingly, though, the requirements for the job include a background in coaching on the offensive side of the ball, specifically in coaching a spread offense.

As seen on FootballScoop.com:

Ohio State is looking for a defensive graduate assistant working with linebackers. MUST have extensive spread offensive background, preferably with coordinator or OL experience. Must have 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA.

Those requirements match the credentials held by Crow, who was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Baldwin Wallace University before he joined Ohio State's staff last year.

Defensive quality control coach Matt Thurin, who is listed as the contact for the opening, also has past experience coaching on the offensive side of the ball, having worked with the offensive line as a graduate assistant at Colorado in 2011 before moving over to the defensive side of the ball for positions with Columbia, Akron and now Ohio State.

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