Friday, February 23, 2018

Who is Ed Warinner?

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Prior to coming to Ann Arbor, Ed was the offensive line and running game coordinator for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.  Before Minnesota he held a number of titles at Ohio State including OC,TE and offensive line coach.

Here is a write up from Ohio State's web site from a few years ago talking about Ed and what type of offensive line coach he is:

Behind Warinner's offensive line that has produced five NFL players in the last three seasons, including three rookie starters in 2014 -- Corey Linsley for Green Bay; Jack Mewhort with Indianapolis; and Andrew Norwell at Carolina -- the Buckeyes have ranked in the Top 10 nationally in rushing three years with a national ranking of 11th in the fourth.
Expect the number of Warinner's offensive linemen to make an NFL roster to grow to six this year as 2015 Big Ten offensive lineman of the year and consensus All-American Taylor Decker will be an early pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Warinner represents the sixth offensive coordinator to work under Meyer and the previous five have all become head coaches, including Tom Herman, now the University of Houston coach.
Warinner's coaching career includes coordinator positions for three record-setting Kansas Jayhawks teams, including the 2007 unit that averaged 479.8 yards and 42.8 points per game. He also has two seasons as offensive coordinator experience at Army.

Warinner was named the 2014 FootballScoop offensive line coach of the year. He is the first coach to earn offensive line coach of the year honors from FootballScoop twice and he joins a short list of three other coaches -- Mark Helfrich, Kliff Kingsbury and Philip Montgomery -- to be named a FootballScoop positional coach of the year twice. He also won the award in 2012.

Warinner's honors also include being named a 2014 Top 25 recruiter. In 2012, named Warinner one of the Top 20 "hottest assistant coaches" in the nation and prior to coming to Ohio State in 2011, he was a finalist for the FootballScoop offensive line coach of the year.
Warinner has coached at eight different schools: Akron, Michigan State, Army, Air Force, Kansas, Illinois, Notre Dame and now Ohio State. In addition to his 11 years in coordinator positions, he has spent 19 of the past 24 seasons coaching the offensive line.

"I've always strived to coach in positions where I have a lot of responsibility," Warinner has said. "Serving as a coordinator goes beyond just coaching what my guys are doing. It is a thought process of attacking and moving the ball, and strategies and reading plays. There is a big picture as a coordinator that I am into and really enjoy, and it's a position from where I think I can make a significant contribution to the success of a team."

Ed Warinner Coaching Experience
2017        Run Game Coordinator/OL              Minnesota
2016Offensive Coordinator/TEOhio State
2015Offensive Coordinator/OLOhio State
2012-14Co-Offensive Coordinator/OLOhio State
2011OL/Run Game CoordinatorNotre Dame
2010Offensive LineNotre Dame
2009Assoc. Head Co./OC/QBKansas
2007-08Offensive Coordinator/QBKansas
2005-06OL/Run Game CoordinatorIllinois
2004OL/Run Game CoordinatorKansas
2003Offensive LineKansas
2000-02Offensive LineAir Force Academy
1998-99Offensive Coord/QBArmy
1992-97Offensive LineArmy
1991Defensive LineArmy
1988-90Executive Asst./RecruitingArmy
1985-86LB/SecondaryMichigan State
1984Running BacksAkron

Ed Warinner Quick Facts
Hometown: Strasburg, Ohio
High School: Strasburg-Franklin
Alma Mater: Mount Union, 1984
Master's Degree: Akron, 1985
Year in Coaching: 33rd (Fifth year at Ohio State)
Wife: Mary Beth
Children: Daughters Madisyn and Merideth, and a son, Edward


Voice of Reason said...

Ed Warinner is an extremely good get, especially now since the OL and offense needs seriously shoring up. I personally like what Harbaugh is doing with his coaches and staff. He needs a good mix of professional coaches and college recruiters, teachers and developers as well as innovators. Plus, he needs them in place before the Spring practice starts. You see, when you have a vision then you know what you want.

I am excited, last season Michigan had one of the youngest (if not "the" youngest) program in D-1 football and now they'll come back with experience and with better development physically and OL coaching. Their offense won't be as predicable this year. Be encouraged. IMHO!!!

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Scott K said...

I'm a little curious, why did he leave the OC position to become run game coordinator?