Brian Hartline Says He Has “No Desire” to Leave Ohio State For a Bigger Job

By Kevin Harrish on December 18, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Brian Hartline has no intention of leaving Ohio State.

In his second year as the Buckeyes' wide receiver coach, Hartline has already emerged as one of the top recruiters and position coaches in the country, and at just 33 years old, seems like a rising star in college football ready to move up the coaching ladder.

But Hartline says he is content with being Ohio State's wide receivers coach and that he has "no desire" to leave Columbus any time soon.

"I have a strong passion for Ohio State," Hartline said in a Wednesday press conference. "I don't know what would get me out of the city, frankly, unless I'm just not good."

Through two seasons, that certainly hasn't been a concern. Hartline has helped make Ohio State's receiving corps one of the most productive in the country, coaching two 2019 NFL Draft picks last season – Terry McLaurin and Parris Campbell.

Hartline has also emerged as one of the top recruiters in the country and just hauled in what looks to be the best class of wide receivers of all time, signing four top-100 players including the top receiver in the nation. This comes a year after Hartline signed two top-100 players, including the No. 2 receiver in the nation.

And from the sound of it, he fully intends to coach them all throughout their Ohio State careers. 

"I don't see a situation where I'm out of here any time soon," Hartline said.

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