Hazell to Kent State

Written December 19th, 2010 by Joe Laing

Current Buckeye assistant Darrell Hazell will be announced tomorrow as the next head coach of the Kent State University Golden Flashes.  This is Hazell’s first head coaching job after 23 yrs of coaching at schools like Rutgers, WVU, and Western Michigan.

Hazell has been at Ohio State since 2005 when he came in as the WR’s coach.  He has made a splash in the recruiting circles as well as helping in the offensive game plan,  so much so that his name was thrown around some as the one that was actually calling plays, (we all know those are closer to the Vest).

This is a good step for Hazell as being the man in charge.  I look for Kent State to turn it up in the recruiting circles within the MAC and become a team that makes some nice strides toward perennial MAC champions.

It will be interesting to see where Ohio State goes from here- it would be nice to grab a very good recruiter to fill in for one of Hazell’s strengths.


  1. MaliBuckeyeNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Wow- congrats, Coach Hazell!

    Wonder how this will impact the gameplan against Arkansas- Many believe Coach Hazell was the architect of the Rose Bowl scheme, particularly coming out throwing…


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  3. ErictBBCNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2010 at 8:32 am

    The only name that has been mentioned so far in replacing Hazell is P.J. Fleck (WRs Coach, Rutgers). He has 1 year of experience with the Buckeyes coaching Tight Ends and Receivers in 2006 as a graduate assistant.

    Also, Hazell was basically the Assistant Coach for the team. It will be very interesting to see who replaces him in that particular capacity. Dare I ask for Fickell?


  4. RhondaNo Gravatar
    December 20th, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations on a job you have long deserved…HEAD COACH!!
    Ohio State was a great learning and strengthening experience…now it is time to take the lead and SOAR!!!

    Blessings & Love,


  5. KenNo Gravatar
    December 21st, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Congrats to Mr. Hazell, well deserved. And, another Muskingum alum does well. Woo hoo, Fightin’ Muskies.


  6. BHazellNo Gravatar
    December 25th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Mom is very proud of you! Keep up the good work. My prayers are going up for you.

    Love you,


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