Urban Meyer could be looking to replace one of his assistant coaches.
According to a report from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs is leaving for an assistant coaching job with the Tennessee Titans.
Source: OSU DB coach Kerry Coombs is leaving for the Tennessee Titans. He worked with Mike Vrabel at OSU.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 24, 2018
Coombs was on Meyer's original staff at Ohio State with new Titans coach Mike Vrabel, who coached the Buckeye defensive linemen from 2012-13.
Coombs was spotted alongside Vrabel at Wednesday's Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala.
From NFL Networks broadcast of Senior Bowl practices: Mike Vrabel talking to Kerry Coombs. pic.twitter.com/NTfwOUJOx3— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) January 24, 2018
Since arriving in Columbus, Coombs' cornerbacks have had tremendous success. From 2012-2017, four different Ohio State cornerbacks have been selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, with a fifth likely coming in 2018 as Denzel Ward is projected as one of, if not the, top cornerback in the upcoming draft.
Ward took to Twitter to express his appreciation for the impact Coombs had on him.
The Titans are getting the best college football corners coach in America! The amount of love and respect I have for @OsuCoachCoombs is indescribable. Definitely impacted my life beyond just being my coach. https://t.co/Iwc35J423Z— Denzel Ward (@Flash_Ward12) January 24, 2018
Coombs was also the Buckeyes' assistant defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator.
The news of Coombs' supposed departure comes just one day after quarterbacks coach Ryan Day – who was also rumored to be in consideration for a job with the Titans – earned a promotion to be Ohio State's offensive coordinator.