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Urban Meyer confirmed Kerry Coombs' departure from his staff.

Ohio State: Urban Meyer says goodbye to Kerry Coombs; Buckeyes drop to No. 17 in AP poll

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Urban Meyer confirms Kerry Coombs’ departure

Urban Meyer made the news of Kerry Coombs’ departure from Ohio State official Monday. The Buckeyes head coach released a statement thanking Coombs for his six years with Ohio State and wished him well as he heads to the NFL on the staff of the Tennessee Titans.

“I want to wish Kerry Coombs and his wife, Holly, the very best as Kerry pursues another opportunity in the National Football League and they begin a new chapter,” Meyer said in a statement. “Kerry is a great coach and a great friend, and I thank him for the contributions he has made to this program in his six years with us.”

Coombs was Ohio State’s cornerbacks coach and also a key asset on the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes. The team has not yet filled his position on the coaching staff.

Could Coombs’ departure become part of a trend where NFL teams come after Ohio State assistants on a regular basis? Land of 10’s Austin Ward broke down the chances of that becoming an issue for Meyer.

Ohio State’s top remaining 2018 targets

Ohio State has the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class and the Buckeyes landed another talented player in wide receiver Chris Olave, who committed Sunday night. So who else could the Buckeyes add during the traditional signing day next week?

The Buckeyes still have a few needs, including at offensive tackle and a few spots on the defensive side of the ball. Here are some names Buckeyes fans should get familiar with as Feb. 7 approaches.

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Ohio State basketball drops in AP poll; hosts Indiana on Tuesday

Ohio State fell four spots to No. 17 in the AP Top 25, which was released Monday. The fall in the poll comes after Ohio State’s first loss in the Big Ten — a heartbreaker at the buzzer to Penn State on Thursday. Ohio State is one of four Big Ten teams ranked in the poll. The full rankings can be found here.

The Buckeyes will be back on the court Tuesday night for the first time since that tough loss to Penn State. Chris Holtmann’s squad hosts Indiana at 7 p.m. ET in the Schottenstein Center. The game airs on ESPN2. Indiana enters at 12-10 overall and 5-5 in the Big Ten in the program’s first year under Archie Miller.

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