Al Washington Rumors

Submitted by Losher on January 2nd, 2019 at 10:33 AM

I know these are just rumors but they are out there right now that Ohio State has already been in contact with Al Washington to take over their linebackers coach position which would be a lateral move in position at this point. 

I know this is something that can happen and it would be a blow to the michigan staff it were to come to fruition. And as it is still speculation at this point i dont want to make too much of it but if some school is going to take him away i would much rather it not be the school that has been whooping up on us for the past decade. 



January 2nd, 2019 at 10:37 AM ^

People are playing up the lateral aspect of the move. Al has history with Coach Day, so it's not surprising that he'd like to work in his buddy's staff. 


January 3rd, 2019 at 9:23 PM ^

Not sure we have much room to talk about THEIR defense sucking. We are losing a lot of talent this year on defense, and we didn't exactly peak at the end of the season. Read: we put up good numbers against bad teams.

Also, they lost THE best defensive player in the country early on, AND they were very young on that side of the ball. Next year they are returning most of their starters, and even they played better as the season went on. 

It's beyond wishful thinking to just assume Ohio State is going to suck on defense. And if we lost Washington, that's an even bigger blow as he is the only coach I would retain if it were up to me. 


January 2nd, 2019 at 10:39 AM ^

Not to pile on the rumor mill but I've heard the same thing from several of my OSU friends connected to their program.  

Just a rumor right now but I think the thing does have some legs.  Unfortunately.



January 2nd, 2019 at 11:13 AM ^

This is a direct move to weaken Michigan. They've identified one of UM's top recruiters and like you mention our main asset in Ohio and the single reason why UM had any chance with Zach Harrison. They want to take that away. OSU is a step ahead of UM and hopefully JH can see this and doesn't let him walk.

The name of the game in college football is recruiting.

Jumbo Elliot

January 2nd, 2019 at 10:41 AM ^

Might just be a dream job for him and nothing we can do about it. His dad played for OSU and is still a huge Buckeye fan,  Al grew up in Columbus  around the program as a fan.  As much as I hate the idea of it, maybe no way to stop him from going "home". 


January 2nd, 2019 at 10:48 AM ^

The desire to go home is a strong one.  I know lots of people who go move around to improve their career goals, then ultimately wind up close to home when the opportunity arises.  I’d be curious as to where his wife is from.  If she’s from Columbus as well, they’re going to want to go if the opportunity is there, and it has nothing to do with the job per se.  In other words, if he goes it’s not necessarily a reflection on Michigan; he and his family just want to go home, and right now there is an opportunity to do so.

Wolverine Devotee

January 2nd, 2019 at 10:45 AM ^

What an embarrassment if that happens. 

A bigger embarrassment would be having a guy who never played college football much less the RB position being our RB coach. Thank God we don’t have that.