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Ohio State Reportedly Hiring Former Assistant Taver Johnson

An Ohio State fan holding a "Beat Clemson" sign.

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: An Ohio State Buckeyes fan holds a sign during the first half of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Buckeyes reportedly have their replacement for Kerry Coombs.

We have some coaching news out of the Big Ten. The Buckeyes have reportedly made a coaching hire.

Ohio State has reportedly hired former Big Ten assistant Taver Johnson. He'll reportedly coach cornerbacks.

Johnson, 45, is filling the role vacated by Kerry Coombs. The Buckeyes' former assistant left for a job with the Tennessee Titans.

Ohio State's new assistant previously spent time in Columbus. He was on OSU's staff from 2007-11, coaching DBs.

Johnson spent the 2017 season at Temple. He previously coached at Purdue and Arkansas.

An official announcement of the hiring has yet to come from Ohio State. However, Johnson is listed in Ohio State's directory. Typically, a hire's name will appear in the directory before an official announcement is made. The same happened with Alex Grinch, who left Washington State for OSU.

Johnson is an Ohio native. He played collegiately for Wittenberg.

Ohio State has made a couple of new hires this offseason, adding Grinch and Johnson. The Buckeyes also promoted Ryan Day to offensive coordinator.