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OSU football: Yurcich to join Ohio State as passing game coordinator, quarterbacks coach

OSU football: Yurcich to join Ohio State as passing game coordinator, quarterbacks coach

In this Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 photo, Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator, watches warmups before an NCAA college football game against Southeastern Louisiana in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

One day after Ohio State’s victory against Washington in the Rose Bowl, new coach Ryan Day has made his first hire.

Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator the past six seasons, is heading to Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio native will be the Buckeyes’ passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, per a release from Ohio State.

GoPokes.com reported following OSU’s 38-33 victory in the Liberty Bowl that Yurcich cleaned out his office and left the key in the door before leaving for Memphis. Tennessee was also interested in hiring Yurcich to be its offensive coordinator.

Yurcich will make $950,000 annually with his two-year deal at Ohio State. He made $800,000 at OSU in 2018.

Along with replacing a quarterback, the Cowboys will have to find a new offensive coordinator for 2019. The Cowboys open at Oregon State on Aug. 31.

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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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