Ohio State Buckeyes Football: Assistant coach Matt Barnes talks defensive backs, safeties and depth

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Matt Barnes OSU DB Safeties coach 8 23 2021 Team Update.mp3

NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Head coach Ryan Day had one staff
opening this offseason following the
retirement of co-defensive coordinator
Greg Mattison.


Day filled the spot by promoting Parker
Fleming to special teams coach. Fleming
had spent the last three seasons as a
quality control coach on special teams.

Kerry Coombs is sole defensive coordinator
and will continue to work with the
secondary.


Matt Barnes has taken on additional
responsibilities as the team’s secondary
coach after previously coaching the
safeties and special teams.


Both Coombs and Barnes will continue to
work with Fleming and the team’s special
teams units.

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS

CB Sevyn Banks
Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Thorpe
Award watch list
Third-Team Preseason All-American: Phil
Steele

CB Haskell Garrett
Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski and
Bednarik Award watch lists
First Team Preseason All-American:
Athlon Sports, The Sporting News,
Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football
Foundation

DE Zach Harrison
Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik
Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list
Third Team Preseason All-American:
Athlon Sports

OL Thayer Munford
Outland Trophy watch list
Big Ten Preseason Honors List
First Team Preseason All-American:
Athlon Sports, Walter Camp Football
Foundation
Second Team Preseason All-American:
The Sporting News

WR Chris Olave
Walter Camp Player of the Year watch
list
Maxwell Award and Biletnikoff Award
watch list
Big Ten Preseason Honors list
First-Team Preseason All-American:
Athlon Sports, The Sporting News,
Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football
Foundation

WR Garrett Wilson
Paul Hornung, Maxwell Award and
Biletnikoff Award watch list
Big Ten Preseason Honors list
First-Team Preseason All-American:
Athlon Sports
Second-Team Preseason All-American:
The Sporting News, Phil Steele

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