Taver Johnson is coming back to Columbus to coach cornerbacks for Ohio State, according to a report from FootballScoop. Johnson was linked to the opening on Urban Meyer’s staff and was listed on the university directory as an assistant football coach earlier Monday.
Johnson previously worked at Ohio State from 2007-2011 under Jim Tressel, and he also served as the program’s cornerbacks coach.
Johnson, a Cincinnati native, spent the 2017 season as Temple’s defensive coordinator. He also worked at Purdue and Arkansas after leaving the Buckeyes. Johnson was the Razorbacks’ interim head coach after Bobby Petrino resigned in 2012.
Urban Meyer had the opening on his staff after Kerry Coombs left Ohio State after six seasons to take a job in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans. Fortunately for Meyer, this is the only assistant he needed to replace in the 2018 offseason. Both defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day stayed put at Ohio State despite speculation about their potential departures.
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