On Wednesday, the biggest coaching carousel news of the 2024 offseason hit when Ohio State announced that it would finally be parting ways with special teams coordinator Parker Fleming. Since being promoted to a full-time staffer in 2021, Fleming laid claim to one of the worst special teams units in the country, highlighted by countless procedural penalties, failed fake punts and general confusion on the simplest of tasks.
While no replacement has been named on special teams, the position will almost certainly not be ran by a full-time staffer moving forward, as the Buckeyes look to even up the offensive and defensive full-timers at five apiece. They got one step closer to doing just that on Wednesday as well, with Matt Guerrieri being named the new safeties coach, replacing Perry Eliano. Gurrieri was a senior analyst for Ohio State in 2022 before serving as Indiana’s co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach in 2023.
Oh, yeah. And I guess Nick Saban retired too or something.