As the Tennessee Titans won again on Saturday night and kept their Super Bowl dreams alive for another week, the Ohio State football team is patiently waiting to hire a key member to the coaching staff.
It is no secret now that head coach Ryan Day and the Ohio State football program wants to hire former Buckeye and current Tennessee Titans secondary coach, Kerry Coombs, as its next co-defensive coordinator. Austin Ward of Lettermen Row all but confirmed the reports of Coombs in the latest episode of The Tim May Podcast.
But the wait continues to march on after the Titans were able to beat the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night in the NFL playoffs. While waiting is absolutely the correct thing to do for Ryan Day in order get the coach that he wants, it sure has been tough on them in the recruiting front.
Not being able to lock up Clark Phillips was a big blow to the future of the Buckeye secondary as the loss of coach Jeff Hafley made a big impact on his decision to choose Utah over Ohio State.
Also, four-star athlete, who projects as a safety, Cameron Martinez is waiting out this process to sign his letter of intent until he can personally speak with Coombs to see if they will mesh.
This gives other programs such as Notre Dame, who has been in reported talks with Martinez, an opportunity to steal him. Minnesota was also considered the runner-up for Martinez, so this gives PJ Fleck another chance at trying to steer him the Golden Gophers way.
Another Titans victory next week would mean an additional two weeks worth of waiting before the Super Bowl would be played. So the Buckeyes still could be waiting on Coombs arrival for another three weeks.
In the mean time, Ryan Day and the rest of the Ohio State coaching staff continues to recruit and wait on the arrival of coach Coombs back to Columbus.