Alex Grinch is still not officially an Ohio State assistant coach. The earliest that announcement will happen is Tuesday, when a new NCAA rule goes into effect allowing teams to add a 10th assistant coach to their staffs.
After weeks of speculation, it was reported last week by Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman that Grinch would be taking the role of co-defensive coordinator on Urban Meyer’s staff. Grinch essentially confirmed the move on social media.
Grinch has changed his Twitter page to reflect his new job. He has an Ohio State logo as his profile picture and “The Ohio State University” as his Twitter bio.
Alex Grinch changes Twitter page to reflect move to Ohio State
A native of Ohio, Grinch has spent the last three seasons as Washington State’s defensive coordinator. He turned around the Cougars’ defense in his three seasons, and Washington State ranked second in total defense (323.3 yards per game) in the Pac-12 during the 2017 season.