Interim Ohio State coach Luke Fickell is adding some responsibilities to two assistant coaches on his staff. His safeties coach, Paul Haynes, has now been promoted to co-defensive coordinator, and running backs Dick Tressel, the older brother of fired Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, will now be special teams coordinator.
Prior to being named the interim coach, Fickell also served as co-defensive coordinator along with his job as linebackers coach.
You can check out the whole statement on Ohio State’s website, but here are the quotes from Fickell.
“Paul Haynes is an exceptional coach who has worked extremely hard for this football program,” Fickell said. “He deserves to take on a greater role with our defense alongside coordinator Jim Heacock. And I felt it was important to get Doc [Tressel] more involved in all aspects of our special teams. He has so much experience, and he brings so much knowledge to the field every day, that I really wanted him to be responsible for coordinating our special teams efforts.”