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Report: Ohio State CB Coach/Assistant DC Kerry Coombs Leaving To Join Tennessee Titans Staff

Ohio State's players walking onto the field.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ohio State is losing a key member of its coaching staff.

Conerbacks coach/special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs, who has worked for Urban Meyer at Ohio State since 2012, is leaving Columbus. According to 

Source: OSU DB coach Kerry Coombs is leaving for the Tennessee Titans. He worked with Mike Vrabel at OSU.

— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 24, 2018

" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yahoo's Pete Thamel, Coombs is joining the staff of the NFL's Tennessee Titans. The Titans' new head coach is former Ohio State star and assistant coach Mike Vrabel. He and Coombs coached together under Meyer in 2012-13. Coombs isn't the first Buckeye assistant that Vrabel has tried to poach. He reportedly attempted to hire co-OC/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day to be his offensive coordinator, but the 38-year-old assistant elected to stay in Columbus after receiving a promotion to offensive coordinator. Amazingly, this will be Coombs' first coaching job outside the state of Ohio. He was an assistant and head coach at multiple Ohio high schools from 1983-2006 before joining the staff at Cncinnati in 2007. Coombs spent five seasons with the Bearcats until Meyer hired him in 2012. During his time at OSU, Coombs has tutored a plethora of future NFL cornerbacks, including first-round picks Marshon Lattimore, Gareon Conley, Eli Apple and Bradley Roby. He was also named's 2017 Recruiter of the Year. In case you were wondering if Thamel's report is accurate, Urban Meyer's wife Shelley basically confirmed it on Twitter.

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Meyer will no doubt have his pick from a pool of qualified candidates. Working at Ohio State is a great gig.

However, by any metric, Coombs' loss is one that will be felt by the Buckeyes.