New Ohio St. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer didn't land his designated offensive coordinator, Chad Morris of the Clemson Tigers, but he is picking up at least one former Florida Gators staffer. Strength coach Mickey Marotti will join his former boss in Columbus.
Gators coach Will Muschamp knows replacing Marotti is an important task:
"That's a critical hire. Mickey did a great job at the University of Florida and I appreciate his efforts," Muschamp said. "But again, we need to get stronger. We need to get physically and more mentally tough, and it starts there in the weight room. That's a critical hire for me."
Florida receivers coach Aubrey Hill has reportedly been another Meyer target, and the Orlando Sentinel lists linebackers coach D.J. Durkin as another.
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