staff, January 14, 2015

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer announced Wednesday that Ed Warinner has been promoted to offensive coordinator and that Tim Beck, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Nebraska the past four years, has joined the staff as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

Warinner, co-offensive coordinator the past three years in addition to his offensive line duties, has been instrumental in Ohio State?s record-setting offenses that have set dozens of school and Big Ten records, including season marks - twice - for points (including 672 in 2014) and touchdowns (90 in 2014), a Big Ten record for rushing yards (4,321 in 2013) and school records for passing yards (3,707 in 2014) and passing touchdowns (42 in 2014).

?Ed Warinner is certainly deserving, experienced and well-qualified for the offensive coordinator position,? Meyer said. ?I?m pleased to be able to promote from within our program and I believe he is going to be an excellent coordinator for us.?

Beck has a 26-year coaching resume that includes 16 seasons in the collegiate ranks and another 10 seasons in high school coaching, including nine years as a high school head coach.

?I have known Tim for several years and have also watched and competed against him,? Meyer said. ?I have always respected his knowledge of the game and he is respected in the profession. I always look for coordinators and co-coordinators who will mesh with our staff, our style and can make us better. I believe Tim will do just that.?

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