The Ohio State Football program isn’t confirming anything, but former Buckeye cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson is currently listed in OSU’s directory as “Assistant Coach-Football.”
Johnson, who was Temple’s defensive coordinator last season, is expected to take over for departed Kerry Coombs, who left for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans
Johnson was the Ohio State cornerbacks coach for Jim Tressel from 2007-2011 before leaving for Arkansas prior to the 2012 season, which was the first under Urban Meyer. Johnson was at Arkansas for two seasons before leaving for Purdue to coach under former Tressel assistant Darrell Hazell. He was with Purdue for three years until Hazell was fired.
Ohio State has not confirmed the hire, though an announcement should be coming early in the week.
Taver Johnson has coached past Buckeye corners such as Thorpe Award winner Malcolm Jenkins, Donald Washington, Chimdi Chekwa, and Bradley Roby.
We will have more on this story in the coming days.