Ed Warinner is moving on from Ohio State.
The former Buckeye offensive coordinator and tight ends coach is the next offensive line coach at Minnesota under new coach P.J. Fleck, Eleven Warriors has confirmed. Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel first reported the news on Tuesday.
“It was time to try a new challenge,” Warinner said via text message.
This move paved the way for Urban Meyer to hire Kevin Wilson as his next offensive coordinator and tight ends coach, which Ohio State officially announced on Tuesday. Warinner takes over for Bart Miller at Minnesota under Fleck's new regime.
Warinner joined Meyer's staff ahead of the 2012 season and worked as offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator. After Tom Herman took over at Houston following the team's run at the 2014 national title, Meyer promoted Warinner to offensive coordinator and made him tight ends coach.
During Warinner's time in Columbus, the Buckeyes have consistently had one of the nation's most potent offenses. Ohio State ranked 21st, 3rd, 5th, 28th and 9th in scoring offense over his five seasons with the program.
He also is responsible for sending a bevy of players to the NFL from the offensive line, including four from the 2013 team: Jack Mewhort, Corey Linsley, Andrew Norwell and Taylor Decker. Pat Elflein is in line to grow that list more this spring.