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Thoughts on the Coaching Staff

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November 27, 2022 at 1:26am

Justin Frye. Offensive Line -The OL still had issues run blocking. His recruiting is just ok with all in state commits and he has not been able to close on the monster 5* OOS linemen yet

Larry Johnson. Defensive Line -A legend but looks like his time has passed. Does he even know who his best players are? Mike Hall barely played most of the season after flashing early on. Guys like Jean Baptiste hardly did anything. The DL got zero sacks today and didn’t create enough pressure to force the UM QB into bad throws.

Tony Alford. Running Backs -Some misses and choices the past few years and haunt now. He whiffed on Bijan Robinson in 2020 and slow played Corum and couldn’t close him as a result and settled on Miyan. In 2021 he went after Treveyon Henderson instead of Donovan Edwards.

Jim Knowles. Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers -Linebackers and defense overall was improved this year, but the UM game was a disaster and he owned that fact. Lets see what he can do when he brings in his own players.

Tim Walton. Secondary / Cornerbacks -Very suspect. One of the worst group of cornerbacks in OSU history. They don’t tackle well and they don’t cover well. Commit stupid PI penalties because they don’t turn and look for the ball. What is he coaching? He is a journeyman NFL coach and if he were any good he’d be in the NFL. NFL guys also don’t recruit well. Looking like Bill Davis 2.0 at this point.

Perry Eliano. Safeties -Safeties played really well this year. Hickman and Ransom were solid….until the UM game. Eliano does have recent history of coaching elite cb’s at Cincy and is supposed to be an ace recruiter.

Kevin Wilson. Offensive Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach -OC in name only. When he was OC at OU and head coach at IU he had a reputation as one of the best playcallers in the business. Day needs to give playcalling back to him.

Brian Hartline. Passing Game Coordinator / Wide Receivers Coach -The GOAT recruiter and a great coach. However, one of the criticisms of him by Jamieson Williams was he locks in on a rotation and doesn’t let other receivers play. Was Fleming the best 3rd option or should one of the freshman have been given a chance? Also, Marv was the only one that could beat man coverage consistently.

Corey Dennis. Quarterbacks Coach  -Hard to judge as Day is involved with the qb’s closely. Recruits love Dennis though and he played a big part in landing Ewers and Raiola.

Parker Fleming. Special Teams Coordinator -A weak link. The special teams are pedestrian to average. The punting against UM was bad. OSU says they want the best of the best in coaches, but Fleming was a grad assistant they promoted without going after outside candidates.

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