Day adds 2nd Michigan coach to Ohio State staff

Arnold Nichols
January 9, 2019

The news comes just a day after Ohio State landed former MI defensive line coach Greg Mattison to become co-defensive coordinator.

According to multiple reports including Rivals' Buckeye Grove, Schiano will not be back for the 2019 season with the Buckeyes. Mattison will serve in the role with former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley. He was the coach of the Bucs in 2012 and 2013 after spending 11 seasons as Rutgers' head coach. At the press conference Meyer announced his retirement and Day was announced as the next head coach.

In another shake up on the defensive coaching staff, Day has promoted defensive line coach Larry Johnson to associate head coach.

Day will part ways with Bill Davis, who was the linebackers coach under Urban Meyer last season. Seeing how Meyer dealt with the handful of losses he had here, it's hard to imagine the severity with which a loss to that team would have consumed him.


Marc Givler of BuckeyeGrove.com is reporting that Ohio State is hiring Michigan's linebackers coach.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Greg (Mattison) is a terrific coach.

Stay tuned for an official announcement from Ohio State. His defensive lines at MI were some of the best in the country the last few years, and he'll look to transform an Ohio State unit that has plenty of talent but didn't play up to it for most of the season.

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