Well, that was quick. After reports surfaced last night of Urban Meyer's interest in Notre Dame's recruiting director/RB coach to fill the vacancy left by Stan Drayton, it looks like Urban Meyer will get his man.
As first reported by FootballScoop.com, citing a source, Tony Alford "plans to accept" Urban Meyer's offer to join his staff. (ABC-6's Clay Hall was able to confirm the report, calling it a "done deal.")
On the face of it, it is a move that would make sense. Alford was a 1,000-yard back at Colorado State during Urban Meyer's one year pit stop in Fort Collins as an assistant coach. He's also seen as Brian Kelly's top recruiter, which is Urban Meyer's No. 1 demand in an assistant. (Alford is credited with hauling the likes of Louis Nix, Aaron Lynch, and Dexter Williams to South Bend.)
One recent Ohio State signee is already on board with the hiring:
Words cant describe how happy I would be if Coach Alford came to Ohio State
— Mirko Jurkovic Jr (@mirko_jurko64) February 7, 2015
Stay with ElevenWarriors.com as we'll have more on this story as it develops.