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Taver Johnson Brings Proven Qualifications to Ohio State's Coaching Staff

In Ohio State’s search for a new cornerbacks coach, Taver Johnson offered a qualification that almost no other candidate could have: A proven ability to do the exact job he is being hired for.

While there were surely other candidates who were capable of being a successful cornerbacks coach at Ohio State, Johnson has already proven he can be.

Johnson, who was officially hired Tuesday as Kerry Coombs’ replacement on Ohio State’s coaching staff, was previously the Buckeyes’ cornerbacks coach from 2007 to 2011, a tenure in which he developed multiple cornerbacks who went on to become All-Americans, including 2008 Jim Thorpe Award winner Malcolm Jenkins and 2010 All-America selection Chimdi Chekwa.