Corey Dennis

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Ohio State to promote from within for new QB coach


Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields will have a new quarterback coach in 2020, but Ohio State head coach Ryan Day did not have to look far to fill the vacancy. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, via Twitter, Ohio State will promote Corey Dennis to the role of QB coach.

Dennis had been holding the role of senior quality control for the offense at Ohio State. Dennis joined the Buckeyes coaching staff in 2016 as a graduate assistant working with the offense and the wide receivers. Dennis was promoted to senior quality control position in the summer of 2018. He took on the role when Urban Meyer shuffled a few things on the staff after firing former receivers coach Zach Smith. Dennis previously worked with receivers and quarterbacks and helped in preparing game plans for the offense. His familiarity with the passing game should lead to a smooth transition for the quarterback coaching situation in Columbus.

Former Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins certainly gave his stamp of approval.

The position on the staff opened up after co-offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich accepted a job offer at Texas and officially joined the coaching staff of the Longhorns after the College Football Playoff semifinal loss to Clemson. Yurcich also coached the quarterbacks at Ohio State in his position.