To the delight of some Ohio State fans, offensive coordinator Tim Beck left the Buckeyes’ staff this offseason.
Beck accepted the job as Texas’ offensive coordinator, where he will team up with Longhorns coach Tom Herman — the man who he replaced as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator in 2015.
Beck received some unfavorable reviews among Buckeyes fans during the last season. Those views were heightened after Ohio State was shutout by Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, Beck’s last game with the Buckeyes.
Herman knows Beck and the Ohio State situation well, and the new Texas coach feels like blame was unjustly placed on Beck in Columbus. ESPN published an article earlier this week about Beck and Herman’s relationship, and Herman stood up for the coach he hired.
“I was really surprised,” Herman told ESPN, “because it’s very well-known Tim Beck didn’t call plays at Ohio State. I think the negativity was misplaced on him.”
Beck was also quoted in the article, saying, “We didn’t play well in the last game, obviously. But I think we were 23-2 going into that game. I don’t know if that’s necessarily broken.”
What do you think, Ohio State fans? Do you agree with Herman and Beck?
While the Herman era gets underway in Austin, Ohio State’s offense will be under the direction of Kevin Wilson in 2017.