Former Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs joins Cincinnati Bearcats

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Things change quickly in the world of big-time college football, and it appears that once one door closed, another one opened for former Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs.

According to confirmation from Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell to the Columbus Dispatch, Coombs has been hired as the Bearcats’ cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator. The news of the impending hiring was first reported by ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

For Coombs, it is a homecoming of sorts. He made his name in the coaching profession by building Cincinnati Colerain into one of the best high school programs in the state. From there, you know the journey that took him to Ohio State, then to the Tennessee Titans, and back to the Buckeyes.

Coombs was not retained as defensive coordinator in what appeared to be a mutual decision just last week. It’s good to see him land on his feet in a place that he has to be excited about.

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