President’s Club
  • Aug 5, 2021
    COLUMBUS – Ohio State’s search for a new safeties coach did not have to take them far as in terms of a map, just down Interstate 71 to the University of Cincinnati and Perry Eliano, a former member of the Bearcats’ coaching staff.

    There is a general belief that Ohio State’s defense was the difference between Ohio State getting into the College Football Playoff this past season and not. Ohio State’s loss was Cincinnati’s gain, opening a spot for the Bearcats to make the field, largely behind the nation’s No. 10 total defense and a defensive unit that was No. 2 in passing yards allowed and No. 1 in Team Passing Efficiency Defense.

    Eliano was a big part of that under former Ohio State coach Luke Fickell down with the Bearcats. UC’s Coby Bryant went on to win the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back.

    Now Eliano will be asked to bring his expertise to Ohio State and...

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