Parker Fleming

Special Teams Coordinator Parker Fleming Out At Ohio State

Ohio State has announced that special teams coordinator Parker Fleming will not be retained for the 2024 season. He had one year left on his contract.

Fleming has been the OSU special teams coordinator since 2021 after previously working for three seasons as the special teams quality control assitant.

Fleming has been one of 10 full-time assistant coaches for the Buckeyes in that span. During his tenure the OSU special teams has had its share of struggles in big moments which had all too often become the hallmark for the Buckeyes the past two seasons.

Most college football programs will have an existing position coach also handle special teams rather than have a single stand-alone coach taking care of those duties.

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has repeatedly said that special teams is one-third of the game, but the Buckeyes were clearly not getting that kind of return for their special teams this past season.

Where Day goes now with the special teams may involve a more typical layout as he looks to reshape his staff in what is going to be an incredibly important season for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State has also announced the addition of former Indiana co-defensive coordinator Matt Guerrieri as safeties coach, replacing Perry Eliano who was not retained.

The Buckeyes now have an open assistant coaching position.

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