On Tuesday, ESPN reported that Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day was adding a new name to his staff. Mike Yurcich, formerly the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State, was to be joining the Buckeyes.
On Wednesday, the day following Ohio State’s win in the Rose Bowl against Washington, the deal was finalized—and more details began to emerge as to what the responsibilities would be for Yurcich. In a tweet from Yahoo Sports, Yurcich will be the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Day.
Ohio State has hired Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich as its passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 3, 2019
Yurcich, a 43-year-old native of Euclid, Ohio has been running the offense in Stillwater, Okla. since 2013, a time which saw a continuation of the Cowboys’ impressive offensive output. A college quarterback first at Mount Union and then at California University of Pennsylvania, Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward is reporting that Day will structure the offensive hierarchy slightly differently than Urban Meyer did, with Yurcich overseeing the passing game, and Kevin Wilson staying on to coordinate the running attack.
In his time at the other OSU, Yurcich mentored current Pittsburgh Steelers’ backup Mason Rudolph to all-conference and All-America honors.