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Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:14 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2011 6:17 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State is starting to take shape. On Thursday afternoon, FootballScoop.com reported that Meyer hired Iowa State offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Tom Herman. Sources close to the situation have since confirmed that report to CBSSports.com. Herman is expected to be named the quarterbacks coach at Ohio State.

Herman is the first outside coach to be hired to Meyer's staff. Meyer announced at his introductory press conference that Luke Fickell -- currently the interim coach through the Gator Bowl, when the Buckeyes meet Florida -- would be retained at Ohio State in an as yet undetermined role. Also, first-year receivers coach Stan Drayton has been retained, though he may switch to coaching running backs. Taver Johnson, OSU's fifth-year cornerbacks coach, will also be retained. Linebackers coach Mike Vrabel's future with the Ohio State program is still under consideration by Meyer.

As for Meyer's new quarterbacks coach, Herman is relatively young (36 years old); he graduated cum laude from California Lutheran in 1997 and has been an assistant coach ever since. He has been Iowa State's offensive coordinator for three years, as he was brought in with Paul Rhoads before the 2009 season. Under Herman, the Iowa State offense has scored 20.5, 23.7, and 23.6 points per game in those three years. Previously, Herman was the offensive coordinator at Rice for two years, and he spent time as an assistant at two other schools in Texas for the six season prior to that. Herman also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Texas after graduating from college.

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Comments

Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: December 11, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

Man , he could have hired Charlie Weiss , What a shame
Yes, look at all of that offensive firepower you could have had by bringing in Charlie Weis. Florida was 102nd in total offense this year.



Since: Dec 10, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

Braxton Miller is a way better player as true frosh than the big Tebowski was as a frosh. Also, Urban did some things at tiny Bowling Green and I think had couple great seasons at Utah. He earned his pedigree comin' up and now he has a top 5 gig. Should be wine and roses for Buckeye nation for several years to come. Deal with it USA, we like u dislike us...



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

He will never find the next Tebow. He would have to attend church. Won't happen.


draper1997
Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:07 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

This is a surprising, but superb hire. Herman is a rising star and will be the head coach at a BCS conference school within five years.


Gipper10
Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:11 am
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Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 12:04 am
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

I guess if it doesnt workout for urban he can always fall back on his "health" issues...then off to find the next tebow somewhere else and then "health" issues and so on and so on.....



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

Beeper when he backs up LOL there duece07.  Weis is 2 Bill Parcells plus 1.



Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

We didn't want the fat loser.  Dude needs a beeper alert when he backs up.  Come on man.  What has he ever done in college ball?  Nothing.



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Ohio State hires Iowa State OC Tom Herman

Man , he could have hired Charlie Weiss , What a shame ,


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