Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich is leaving the Cowboys to join Ohio State's coaching staff, according to multiple reports by ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Lettermen Row's Austin Ward.
Yurcich comes to Ohio State after six seasons in Stillwater, in which Oklahoma State has ranked in the top 10 nationally in total offense for each of the past two seasons and in the top 10 nationally in passing offense in each of the past four seasons.
According to Rittenberg, Yurcich's formal title is yet to be named, but his role is likely to involve coaching quarterbacks, a role Ryan Day oversaw the past two seasons. Ward reported that Yurcich is expected to "be given pass-game coordinating responsibilities, and Ohio State is also expected to retain Kevin Wilson in a co-coordinator role."
A native of Euclid, Ohio, Yurcich is a 1999 graduate of California University (Pa.), where he was the starting quarterback for three seasons. After beginning his coaching career at the University of Saint Francis (Ind.), Yurcich was an offensive graduate assistant at Indiana for two seasons before joining the coaching staff at Edinboro in 2005. He became Edinboro's offensive coordinator in 2006, and spent five more seasons there before becoming the offensive coordinator at Shippensburg for two seasons.
Yurcich and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Jack and Clay, and a daughter, Maria.