Ohio State co- defensive coordinator Luke Fickell has accepted the Cincinnati HC position. Is Smith a candidate to replace him? On the basis of this year’s defense of course not, but we all know he is close to Schiano. Wonder if this is a possibility? It’s not like Ash set the world on fire here when Meyer hired him away.
Certainly a plausible assumption. I personally think Smith is a good coach as he showed a year ago when he had better talent and fewer injuries to deal with. A reunion with his old mentor would make it easier for BB to “make changes” to the staff. I also didn’t see too much of him on the recruiting trail during the most recent contact period after Thanksgiving, a sighting or two but not as much as some of the other coaches. Makes you wonder.