Monday night, FootballScoop reported that there was a lot of buzz at the American Football Coaches Association convention that Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner might take the same job at Minnesota under new coach P.J. Fleck.
Now, FootballScoop says that deal is “not expected to come together.” So for now, Warinner will remain at Ohio State.
Ohio State quarterbacks coach Tim Beck left for Texas and was replaced by Ryan Day last week. Ex-Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson has reportedly been hired the Buckeyes new offensive coordinator, though the team hasn’t made an official announcement. That hiring would complicate things for Warinner.
Warinner’s name had been connected to the Purdue and Western Kentucky head coaching vacancies last month. He’s been with Ohio State since 2012, starting as the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Fleck hired Arkansas DC Robb Smith for the same role with Minnesota on Monday.
Fleck led Western Michigan to a 13-1 season and MAC title in 2016 before taking the Minnesota job last week. He replaced Tracy Claeys, who was fired after one-and-a-half seasons as the Gophers coach.