Earlier today, it was reported that Ohio State associate head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will not be back on Ohio State’s coaching staff next season.
It is now being reported that linebackers coach Bill Davis will not be returning to the Ohio State coaching staff next season either, according to Dave Biddle at Bucknuts/247 Sports.
Bill Davis’ two-year tenure at Ohio State was immensely criticized as the assistant coach’s linebacker group struggled heavily over the past two seasons with blown coverages and missed tackles.
This move seemed like a long time coming at Ohio State as Davis was the only assistant coach last offseason who did not receive a pay raise and since Ryan Day was named the next head football coach of Ohio State, it has been widely reported that Davis was not to be expected back at Ohio State for the 2019 season.
The man that could be replacing him, however, is Michigan linebackers Al Washington, as the report by Bucknuts mentioned that Ohio State had officially reached out to Washington about the open staff position.
Washington is a Columbus native and played high school football at Bishop Watterson. He led an impressive linebacker unit at Michigan this past season, which included Devin Bush, who is expected to be selected high in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft.
Washington has been a name attached to Ryan Day’s new coaching staff for a while and it appears he could be coming to Ohio State, although there has been no confirmation yet as to whether he has accepted or declined the job offer.
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