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Accost the Field — Episode 28: A Farewell to Coombs

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In this episode of Accost the Field, we begin the show with basketball talk and Ohio State’s win over Indiana. Can the Hoosiers and the Buckeyes become a great rivalry again? We also discuss the amazing growth of C.J. Jackson in just one season. We then wonder if Buckeye fans are finally okay with missing out on Archie Miller and having to settle for Chris Holtmann. Then the talk turns to football and the departure of cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs. What does this mean for the Buckeyes moving forward? We then discuss the proposed NCAA rule that would allow players to transfer with immediate eligibility upon the firing or departure of a head coach. Then we end the show with some recruiting talk, such as final targets, official visits, and how much room there isn’t.

The Rundown

00:01 Bickering

05:00 Talking Indiana game and Chris Holtmann’s anger with the win

06:15 C.J. Jackson has gone from P.J. Hill to Jamar Butler in one season.

10:30 OSU whiffing on hiring Archie Miller and settling for Chris Holtmann

14:25 Gene Smith knew what he was doing when he fired Thad Matta well after the season.

17:00 Can Indiana and Ohio State become a rivalry again?

22:00 Talking OSU Olympic sports.

24:30 The departure of Kerry Coombs and the oncoming fallout.

30:00 If Kerry Coombs was OSU’s co-defensive coordinator would he still be at Ohio State?

32:00 So what is next for the Buckeye secondary?

33:00 If you can only keep Ryan Day or Kerry Coombs, who are you keeping?

36:00 What’s the better job, QB coach or CB coach?

38:15 NCAA proposal allowing free transfers following a head coach departure.

47:00 Recruiting talk. Why did OSU go get another receiver?

51:00 Early signing day locking recruits in, freeing up schools to get more players at that position, such as Tavion Thomas.

53:00 Why is OSU going after a third running back?

56:00 The Chris Borland Effect on OSU recruiting.

57:00 How far over 85 is Ohio State right now and how could the Buckeyes finish the 2018 recruiting class.

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