Ohio State has announced the hiring of former NFL coach Bill O’Brien as the Buckeyes’ new offensive coordinator. This move signals a potential shift within the program, as head coach Ryan Day has been exploring bringing in an experienced coordinator to take over playcalling duties. O’Brien has extensive experience as a playcaller and developer of quarterbacks at both the college and NFL levels, having previously served as the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator.
In O’Brien, Ohio State is gaining an offensive coach with a track record of success, having worked with notable quarterbacks such as Bryce Young at Alabama and Tom Brady during their best seasons. O’Brien’s experience also extends to the Big Ten, where he previously served as the head coach at Penn State.
Following a season where Ohio State’s offense dipped in production, O’Brien’s hiring is a significant move that aims to revitalize the Buckeyes’ offensive performance. The addition of O’Brien, along with the recruitment of draft-eligible players and high-profile transfers, signals a renewed investment in the Ohio State football program.
– Ohio State has hired former NFL coach Bill O’Brien as the new offensive coordinator
– Coach Ryan Day may be giving up playcalling duties
– O’Brien has experience with successful quarterbacks and has coached in both the NFL and the Big Ten
– The program has made changes and received draft-eligible players returning for another season
– Ohio State has also added players through the transfer portal, including former Kansas State quarterback Will Howard and two-time All-SEC tailback Quinshon Judkins
– O’Brien has a long coaching history, including with the New England Patriots and in the Big Ten