Monday was quite busy in terms of Buckeye Football news. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins, to the surprise of no one, officially announced that he is leaving Ohio State early and making himself eligible for the NFL draft.
As that news came, coach Ryan Day continued to build his coaching staff. Gone is defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, and in is former Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison. The 69-year old Mattison will be co-defensive coordinator with former San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley. Ohio State also announced that defensive line coach Larry Johnson is being retained. He will continue to coach the D-line but also is being promoted to Associate Head Coach.
With all that news coming down at once, on "The Drive" Monday, our friend Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts and 24-7 Sports joined us to give his reaction to the moves. You can check it out below. The interview was done before the latest Ohio State news became official. Another Michigan assistant, Al Washington, is joining the Buckeye staff. Washington is a Columbus native, who starred for Bishop Watterson in the early 2000's. He played college ball and spent time on the coaching staff at Boston College when Ryan Day was there as quarterback coach. Washington coached linebackers at Michigan last year and will have the same position at Ohio State. Bill Davis, linebacker coach at OSU the past two seasons, is out, announcing that he is pursuing jobs in the NFL.