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Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner reportedly could be in “serious mix” for WKU head coaching job

How many assistant coaches could Ohio State need to replace this offseason?

Ed Warinner

Ohio State assistant coaches are in high demand right now. Co-DC Greg Schiano has been tied to both the Oregon position (since filled) and the USF position. Co-DC Luke Fickell has been heavily linked to the Cincinnati head coaching job, and it’s entirely possible he takes Mr. Cincinnati himself, Kerry Coombs, with him, a scenario that I think could put Ohio State in a tough spot.

But it is entirely possible they aren’t the only Ohio State coaches who could get promotions this cycle.

According to a recent tweet from Tim May at the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner could also be headed elsewhere.

Western Kentucky is open after Jeff Brohm left to become the new head coach at Purdue.

This wouldn’t be the first time Warinner has been linked to other coaching positions, as he was tied earlier in his Ohio State career to openings at Army and Kansas, where he had coached previously.

Warinner has experience all over the country, but especially in the midwest, where he’s coached at Kansas, Illinois, Notre Dame and Michigan State, along with stints at Army and the Air Force academy.

Ohio State’s offense has been a bit up and down since Warinner formally replaced Tom Herman, but his reputation working with offensive linemen and developing passing games, last few years not withstanding, is still excellent. He could be a good fit for Western Kentucky. Plus, let’s not forget, Ed Warinner is from Kentucky.

Even though Urban Meyer has a great reputation for hiring assistant coaches, and even though plenty of great names will be interested in any opening at Ohio State, replacing multiple coordinators in one offseason might be tough.