Larry Johnson Sr. close to joining OSU Staff (Per Report)

In what would be the kind of coup that is truly Urban Meyer’s style the Buckeye Coach is close to landing longtime Penn State DL coach Larry Johnson per a report from Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated and here is what he had to say..

Ohio State is on the cusp of poaching one of Penn State’s key assistant coaches, as the Buckeyes are close to finalizing a contract with longtime Nittany Lions’ defensive line coach Larry Johnson, a source confirmed to on Monday.

For 19 seasons at Penn State, Johnson established himself as one of the country’s most prolific East Coast recruiters and a top-notch defensive line coach. Johnson has been a linchpin of the Penn State staff for two decades, spending the last 15 seasons as the Nittany Lions’ defensive line coach.

Johnson is considered an elite teacher of defensive linemen, as he developed seven first-team All-Americas at Penn State, including Jared Odrick, Tamba Hali and Courtney Brown, the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.

As you can see Larry Johnson is an elite DL coach with a lot of success. What he also brings to the table is a real knack for recruiting. Long considered the best recruiter on the PSU staff he would be a huge hire just for his ties in the Pennsylvania and Maryland and Washington DC area that is ripe with highly rated recruits.

You can read the rest of Mr. Thamel’s report by clicking “Ohio State close to landing former Penn State assistant Larry Johnson”.

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