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Ohio State officially announces Chris Ash as co-DC/safeties coach

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Nine days after his hire was first reported, Ohio State announced Chris Ash as the team’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.

Ash will earn $520,000 after jumping from Arkansas, where he served as Bret Bielema’s defensive coordinator (and made more money). He’ll share defensive coordinator duties with Luke Fickell at Ohio State.

“I was attracted to this position because it is Ohio State,” Ash said in a statement (via the Columbus Dispatch), “and I had to wonder if I ever would have this opportunity again. This is one of the top five college football programs in the country. It has tremendous history and tradition, and it is a great academic institution.

“The opportunity to work for Coach Meyer and to learn as a part of his staff will absolutely enhance my knowledge of the game and my coaching experiences.”

So Ash took $30,000 less to be a co-defensive coordinator under Urban Meyer than being *the* defensive coordinator under Bielema. Oof Pig Sooie.

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6 Responses to “Ohio State officially announces Chris Ash as co-DC/safeties coach”
  1. cubano76 says: Jan 23, 2014 5:05 PM

    Well slap my Ash and call me a Buckeye!

  2. derekgorgonstar says: Jan 23, 2014 5:25 PM

    maybe he can keep some of these kids out of jail.

    THE ohio state penitentiary.

  3. bozgood says: Jan 23, 2014 7:48 PM

    Not a coaches responsibility to keep kids out of jail. That’s a parents responsibility to raise their kids the correct way and teach them to respect others and also themselves. The coaches responsibility is to reinforce those values that those young men should already have.

  4. asimonetti88 says: Jan 23, 2014 9:59 PM

    Urban can just have Bible study sessions with the player. It worked for that one TE he had

  5. 1971siebs says: Jan 24, 2014 9:58 AM

    Urban Meyer vs. Brett Bielema? Meyer hands down. Welcome to Ohio State coach. Help our defense become better so we can win a national championship. Go Bucks!!

  6. manik56 says: Jan 26, 2014 2:57 PM

    The Ohio State Pen was torn down to make room for Nationwide Arena. Sorry Derek.

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