Tim Beck is officially heading to Texas.
The Longhorns announced Beck as their next offensive coordinator on Tuesday afternoon. Beck served as Ohio State’s co-offensive coordinator/QB coach for two seasons before joining Tom Herman’s staff.
“I’m so excited to have Tim joining our staff and running our offense,” Herman said in a press release. “He’s a guy I’ve known and respected for a long time. Not only is he a coach that is highly thought of in our business, but he’s an unbelievable person who does a tremendous job developing players, building relationships, working with a staff, recruiting — everything you’re looking for as a head coach in an assistant. And on top of all of the great success he’s had coaching across the country, he also spent several years coaching high school football in our great state. He’ll be a tremendous addition to our staff.”
Ohio State has already announced the hiring of Ryan Day to fill Beck’s old role as quarterbacks coach. It was reported Tuesday that former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson will take over as the Buckeyes offensive coordinator.
Beck was previously the offensive coordinator at Nebraska under former coach Bo Pelini. Beck is from Youngstown, Ohio, but does have high school coaching experience in Texas.
“I know first hand from my high school coaching days here that the passion of the fans, love for football and the way the state embraces it on the high school and college levels are just unbelievable,” Beck said in a press release. “There is no place like Texas, and I’ve always considered The University of Texas as the pinnacle of that, and what a great opportunity to be in this position while working with a great head coach in Tom Herman.”