UPDATED 12/9Urban Meyer has been hired as the new head football coach at The Ohio State University. Meyer has a career coaching record of 104-23, including two national championships at Florida. While the rumors of potential assistant coaches such as Mike Stoops are out there, he wasn't on our radar. If in fact he is hired as defensive coordinator, we'll certainly make some adjustments to our projections, but for now, take a look at our projected 2012 Ohio State football coaching staff:
RUNNING BACKS COACH
Stan Drayton - Ohio State Wide Receivers Coach
- Coached running backs under Urban Meyer at Florida from 2005-07 and again in 2010.
WIDE RECEIVERS COACH
David Beaty - Kansas Wide Receivers Coach
- Coached wide receivers at Rice in 2006 and '07. New OSU offensive coordinator Tom Herman was the OC at Rice in 2007 and '08.
TIGHT ENDS COACH
John Peterson - Ohio State Tight Ends Coach
- Has coached tight ends at Ohio State since 2004.
- Played offensive line for the Buckeyes. Urban Meyer was a GA during Peterson's freshman season with the team.
OFFENSIVE LINE COACH
Blake Miller - Memphis Co-Offensive Coordinator
- OL coach at Rice in 2007 and '08 where he worked on staff with new OC Tom Herman.
- Was also the OL coach under Herman at Texas State in 2005 and '06.
DEFENSIVE LINE COACH
- Coached linebackers and special teams under Urban Meyer at Florida in 2010.
- Graduate assistant at Bowling Green under Meyer in 2001 and '02.