Chris Ash Will Stay to Coach Ohio State's Defense in Bowl Game

By Michael Citro on December 6, 2015 at 11:33 am
Chris Ash will stay and coach Ohio State through its bowl game.

As first reported by Bill Greene of, departing Ohio State Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach Chris Ash will stay with the Buckeyes long enough to coach in the upcoming bowl game. Ash is expected to be named head coach at Rutgers on Monday, pending approval by that school's board of governors. 

The Columbus Dispatch confirmed the news with Ash.

Other coaches, such as Dino Babers, often leave before the bowl game to get a head start on assembling staff, recruiting and settling into their new positions, so Ash's decision to stay through the bowl game shows tremendous loyalty.

Ash has been coaching Ohio State's defense for the past two seasons, helping shape that unit into the nation's second-best scoring defense in 2015. For him to stay on through the bowl game will help the transition, as well as the game planning for Ohio State's postseason opponent.

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