COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State is not a place where complacency is tolerated in players, and performance reviews indicate that the coaches hold themselves to that same standard.
In response to a public records request filed by Landof10.com, Ohio State released copies of the performance evaluations filled out by each of Ohio State’s assistant coaches. While no coach gave himself a 1 or a 2 in any category on the 1-5 scale, there were also far fewer 5s given out than one might expect for a team of Ohio State’s caliber.
The full documents are included, but here are some of the highlights:
Page 2: Urban Meyer went 12-1 and won the Fiesta Bowl last season but gave himself a “meets expectations” instead of “exceeds expectations.” Tough world.
Page 4: Meyer’s goals – Graduate the whole senior class, find a job for everyone after football, win games and create and sustain a culture of performance
Page 6: Ed Warinner’s goals – Improve efficiency in red zone and third downs
Page 13: Luke Fickell’s recruiting thoughts – Got the top LBs I wanted – only lost the DB from Pittsburgh (presumably Damar Hamlin, who signed with Pitt
Page 25: Tim Beck’s thoughts on the quarterback battle – Settling on a QB also helped for continuity of our offense and their production
Page 33: Zach Smith only gave himself a 3 out of 5 in overall rating, saying, “I should be the best assistant coach in America”
You can read the full evaluations below.