Ohio State hires ISU Offensive Coordinator to Same Post


December 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has hired Iowa State assistant Tom Herman as its new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under Urban Meyer. Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed the hiring on Friday.The 35-year-old Herman has served as Iowa State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past two seasons. Herman favors a spread attack, also the preferred offense of Meyer. Herman would be the first confirmed member of Meyer’s new staff.Herman also coached at Rice before coming to Iowa State. Smith said Herman would remain with Iowa State and coach the Cyclones in in the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers on Dec. 30.