According every one in Buckeye Nation’s favorite “reporter” Brett McMurphy, Ohio State Buckeyes’ passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich has recently become a leading candidate to take over as the new offensive coordinator for the Texas Longhorns.
Ohio State passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich is leading candidate to become new OC at Texas, sources told @Stadium. If Yurcich is hired at Texas, he would remain with Buckeyes thru @CFBPlayoff. Minnesota OC Kirk Ciarrocca also possibility for UT OC job, source said— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 22, 2019
Of course, the Longhorns are coached by former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, who just hired former Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash to the same position in Austin.
Yurcich is in his first season with the Buckeyes having previously been the offensive coordinator for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, so he is familiar with the defenses (or lack there of) in the Big 12.
McMurphy does add that Yurcich would remain with the Buckeyes through the College Football Playoff if he did decide to join Herman at UT. Similarly, OSU co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley was recently named the new head coach at Boston College, and while he has begun prepping his staff and team in Bean Town, Hafley will remain with the Buckeyes for the duration of the season.
The other name in the mix is apparently Minnesota offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca.