Thursday, July 9, 2009

OSU ANNOUNCES FOOTBALL STAFF CHANGES

Ohio State's sideline will look a little different this fall, as the school announced some football staff changes Wednesday.

The most notable move was at quarterbacks coach, as Nick Siciliano takes over the position for longtime QB mentor, Joe Daniels, who becomes the associate director for personnel development.

Siciliano has been on the OSU staff since 2005 serving as a offensive quality control coach. Siciliano coached at Youngstown State under Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel. He also worked on the coaching staffs at Oklahoma, Urbana and North Carolina A&T.

Siciliano has been working with Buckeyes star quarterback Terrelle Pryor this spring and has done an admirable job thus far fine tuning the sophomore's mechanics.

Keith Uecker will take over for Siciliano in the offensive quality control role this season.

As for the popular Daniels and his new position, the 39-year veteran coach will be working with the community outreach program, serving as liaison to NFL scouts, high school coaches, as well as other organizational duties.

Daniels was known for his passing development skills, working with such players as Ken O'Brien, Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith, and hall of famer Dan Marino.