PASADENA, Calif. — Memphis is reportedly expected to hire Ohio State’s Matt Barnes as its next defensive coordinator.
Barnes took over play calling duties for Kerry Coombs after Ohio State’s loss to Oregon in week two of the season, but his play calling duties would not continue for the next season. Ohio State hired Jim Knowles as its new defensive coordinator.
Barnes did not speak to the media after the Rose Bowl win.
Source: Ohio State interim DC Matt Barnes has agreed to become the defensive coordinator at Memphis. Barnes did admirable work after getting elevated in September.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 2, 2022