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Luke Fickell promotes safeties coach to co-DC amid staff responsibility shuffles

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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.”

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2 Responses to “Luke Fickell promotes safeties coach to co-DC amid staff responsibility shuffles”
  1. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Aug 4, 2011 5:31 PM

    “running backs Dick Tressel, the older brother of fired Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, will now be special teams coordinator.”

    JT resigned. I mean retired. Anyway, he wasnt fired. Technically. Per se.

  2. dkhhuey says: Aug 4, 2011 6:45 PM

    @angel

    Yeeeeaaahhhh right!!!

    I was working in a large company many many many years back and one of my fellow supervisors violated company policy. When he got pulled into the director’s office, it was obvious he did something wrong BIG TIME due to all of the brass that was in attendance. After two hours, my coworker was escorted to his desk by several of the suits where he stuffed all of his belongings into a box. Two of the company’s security staff joined the party and after he was all packed up, they took his company badge and escorted him out the door, to his car, and watched him drive off the lot.

    The next day, the official company memo came out that Scott was not fired but voluntarily left the company to pursue other career opportunities.

    Yep – seems quite similar to the Vest’s experience!

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