Defensive Coordinator Kerry Coombs

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  1. Bucknut502

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    Has this clown been relieved of his duties yet?
     
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    I saw this yesterday. I just can't guys. I just can't.
     
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    KERRY COOMBS
    • On issues encountered setting the edge on defense, Coombs says he takes full responsibility, and does not want anyone to think he's blaming the players.
    • "My response is that I'm responsible. That's my job. We have to play better."
    • Coombs says it's early in the season and the defense is still finding itself out. "We have good depth and good talent."
    • On if he feels any heat: "I'm disappointed. That's how I feel. I hate losing with a passion."
    • On if being a DC is more challenging than being a position coach, Coombs reiterates that he takes full responsibility and that the game today was frustrating.
    • "I think the amount of plays that were run into the boundary side was something that they probably hadn't shown a good deal of." Coombs says that's where the Buckeyes had the most difficulty today.
    • "The defensive structure that has been in place is one that has been successful and one that people feel comfortable with."
    • "I love the scheme, I love the players, and to have the opportunity to be a football coach at Ohio State is a blessing, and I don't take it lightly. I can assure you, we will get better."
    • Coombs says he doesn't think there's any question that the Buckeye defense has to do things differently moving forward.
     
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    Defensive staff meeting.......

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    Not sure about the contact / communication rules…however, place the call to Marcus Freeman…
    Go Bucks
     
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    I am hoping Day uses his connections to find another Hafley. Those were the days!!!
     
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    Day is a very, very, very smart guy.........

    He will get this figured out.....
     
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    Day indicated Kerry Coombs was "professional" about the Barnes move
     
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    COOMBS GETS THE GAME BALL
    Ohio State’s defense had another strong showing against Maryland, holding the Terrapins – who came in averaging 32.6 points and 469.6 yards per game – to just 17 points on 335 yards. The Buckeyes’ defense has clearly improved since Matt Barnes took over defensive play calling duties from Kerry Coombs and revamped the defensive scheme following Ohio State’s loss to Oregon, and Saturday was yet another step in the right direction as the Buckeyes also came up with two interceptions, including a 70-yard pick-six by Craig Young to score a defensive touchdown for a fourth consecutive game.

    Just because Coombs is no longer calling the shots doesn’t mean he isn’t playing a role in Ohio State’s defensive improvement, though, and Day wanted to make that clear after Saturday’s game.

    He did that by giving Coombs the game ball from the win.

    “Kerry Coombs got the game ball, and it’s because of everything he’s been through the last couple of weeks,” Day said. “And he’s just continuing to show up every day. He’s a huge part of the defense.”

    Coombs has been the only full-time defensive coach in the press box during games since Barnes moved down to the field to call the defense, and Day said Coombs has been doing a great job of providing information to the rest of the staff from the booth. And even though his responsibilities have been reduced, both Day and Ohio State’s defensive players say Coombs has been as committed as ever to his job.

    “He’s been through a lot, but nothing has changed with him,” linebacker Cody Simon said. “Every day he comes in with the most energy, he’s always ready to go, always helping the defense out 24/7. I appreciate him because not everything goes your way, but he stuck through it and he’s still doing his thing, so we just appreciate Coach Coombs.”

    Day praised all four of Ohio State’s full-time defensive coaches – Barnes, Coombs, defensive line coach Larry Johnson and linebackers coach Al Washington – for their efforts to improve the defense over the past month. He believes the synergy between them has gotten better and better each week, and it’s showing in the defense’s results on the field.

    “I think (Coombs is) doing a great job of seeing it from the box, I think Matt’s doing a great job of calling it, I think Larry’s doing a great job with his guys up front, Al Washington’s starting to build some stability at linebacker and those guys all working together are starting to see it through one lens, and you can feel it out there,” Day said. “The confidence is there, it’s strong. We still have a lot of football to play and some really good opponents here in the second half of the season, so we haven’t done anything just yet, but we’re building on it.”
     
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    Appears a piece of the "humble-pie" served to Coombs has worked...for now.
    DB coach and recruiter.
    Go Bucks
     
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    I think Barnes is earning a co-DC position. I’d still feel better about next year if the defensive staff were as follows:

    Barnes - Safeties/co-DC
    Ash - DC
    Coombs - CB/recruiting
    LJ - DL/Associate HC
    Washington - LB

    I’d take that in a heartbeat
     
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    I still struggle w/DC and co-DC titles.
    Assistant DC is a much better title.
    Kind of like QB...if you have 2 you don't have 1.
    Go Bucks
     

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