After losing two coaches last month, Ohio University replaced them this month.
The school has announced that Frank Solich has hired De’Angelo Smith and Pete Germano to be part of his coaching staff for the 2017 season. The former will coach cornerbacks, the latter defensive line.
Smith replaces Anthony Perkins, who left for a job with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Germano takes the place of Jesse Williams, now with the Kansas Jayhawks coaching the same positional group.
Smith has spent the past three seasons with Michigan State, the last two as a graduate assistant working mainly with the Spartans’ defensive backs. This will mark Smith’s first on-field job at the FBS level.
The past five seasons, Germano worked as the line coach at Fresno State. Prior to that, he was an assistant with the Bobcats for 11 seasons. During that span, he worked with the defensive line, tight ends and outside linebackers.