There has been speculation aplenty surrounding any potential staff changes Ohio State coach Urban Meyer may make in 2016, especially after his team crumbled under the pressure of a strong Michigan State squad to essentially knock itself out of the playoff picture, but Meyer isn’t having it.
Speaking to reporters, Meyer simply said “No” when asked if there were any plans to make changes.
Keep in mind that Meyer has already made a change, bringing on former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano as a co-defensive coodinator to work alongside Luke Fickell after Chris Ash accepted the head coaching job at, oddly enough, Rutgers.
But on top of that, Ohio State performed as such that no real changes need to be made. The Buckeyes finished in the Top 50 in total offense as well as scoring, and were also seventh in total defense and second in points allowed per contest, at 14 per game.
That all being said, there really isn’t any reason for Meyer to shake up his staff. Sure, there are concerns about the Buckeyes’ performance next year after so many key players have declared for the upcoming NFL Draft, but he is a strong recruiter and great coach. Thus, though there will surely be an adjustment period, there’s little to suggest that the team will suddenly be god awful in 2016 and need a staff shakeup.
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