Sources: Withers to join coaching staff at Ohio State
Posted December 13, 2011
Chapel Hill, N.C. — WRAL has confirmed that University of North Carolina interim head coach Everett Withers will join the coaching staff at Ohio State.
Withers, who will remain with the Tar Heels through the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26, has been a candidate to join Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer's staff since Meyer's hire in November.
Meyer told WBNS radio Tuesday that Withers is "in the picture" at Ohio State but would not say anything was official yet. Withers has served as a defensive coordinator at North Carolina, Minnesota and Louisville.
Meyer has officially named two assistants, Luke Fickell and Tom Herman. Fickell will take a defensive coordinator title and Tom Herman is the offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach. Withers would likely take a co-defensive coordinator position with Fickell.