Ohio State to hire Oregon running backs coach Carlos Locklyn

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According to Justin Hopkins of On3’s Scoop Duck, Oregon is set to lose running backs coach Carlos Locklyn to Ohio State. Locklyn is making the move inside of the Big Ten after coaching in Eugene for two seasons. A major move for head coach Ryan Day in the midst of spring practice.

This will be just the third on-field coaching role Locklyn will hold in his coaching career. Western Michigan gave him a shot before the 2021 season as the RB coach before Dan Lanning hired him away from the Hilltoppers.

Ohio State took a huge blow at running backs coach itself, watching Tony Alford leave in favor of the much-hate Michigan Wolverines. Making a quick hire was almost required for the Buckeyes as spring ball is underway and they are expected to have one of the best RB duos in the country.

TreVeyon Henderson is returning for the 2024 season and will partner up with Quinshon Judkins after he transferred in from Ole Miss. Already having three years of experience against Big Ten opponents, Henderson has rushed for 2,745 yards in his career. Judkins comes over to the SEC after going over 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.

Locklyn will inherit a great group that is expected to put up monster numbers for Ohio State this year.

Quinshon Judkins mom shuts down idea of going back to Ole Miss

Judkins may have transferred to Ohio State but he did not officially become a member of the program until Tuesday. The Ole Miss transfer running back lost his black stripe, joining fellow transfer Caleb Downs and true freshman Jeremiah Smith. A big day for Judkins as he prepares for the 2024 season in Columbus.

However, Judkins’ mom, Teva, still has to put some rumors to bed the day he lost his black stripe. Quote tweeting an account claiming Judkins wanted to transfer back to Ole Miss to play for Lane Kiffin, Teva shut down the idea. She even laughed the idea off, wanting to celebrate her son’s accomplishment “in peace.”

“He wants to come back (laughing emoji) (laughing emoji) !?!? Can we celebrate losing the black stripe in peace! Go Bucks,” she said via X.

Judkins burst onto the college football scene as a true freshman, going for over 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns during the 2022 season. There was no sophomore slump either with 1,158 yards and 15 scores this past year.

However, rumors of tension began to pop up between Judkins and those inside the program. His name then popped up in the NCAA transfer portal, making him one of the best available this offseason. Ohio State is glad he decided to leave Ole Miss.