A coach has left the Ohio State football program

The Ohio State football team no longer has a pass rush specialist on the staff.
April 13, 2024; Columbus, Ohio, USA; 
Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Caden Curry (92) and
April 13, 2024; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Caden Curry (92) and / Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch /

The Ohio State football program went through a lot of different coaching changes in the offseason. Not only did Ryan Day let a few people go, but some other coaches left on their own. Most notably, Tony Alford left the Buckeyes to head for Michigan.

Ohio State had been considering hiring a full-time assistant defensive line coach to help out Larry Johnson as he gets closer to retirement. That's part of the reason why they hired Brandon Jordan as a pass rush specialist part-time assistant coach just in case they wanted a full-time person.

Jordan came to the Buckeyes in February. Apparently, he has now already left the Ohio State football program. According to Eleven Warriors, Jordan has left the program. He previously coached with Michigan State and the Seattle Seahawks before coming to Columbus.

It's unclear why Jordan is no longer with the Buckeyes. He could have left on his own volition after seeing that he had no path to being a full-time guy. Perhaps Ryan Day decided that they no longer needed him as a part-time assistant. We don't know the details yet.

The Buckeyes should have one of the best defenses in the country regardless if they have a pass rush specialist on staff or not. The secondary is the strength of this defense. Getting more sacks would certainly be a good thing for the team.

At some point, Ohio State is going to need a succession play for Johnson. He's not getting any younger and teams have been negatively recruiting against him for years because of his age. That's going to catch up with him and the Buckeyes at some point.


As far as this season goes, this coaching move will have a minimal impact on the Buckeyes. We wish nothing but the best for Jordan moving forward.