Who is Carlos Locklyn? 5 things to know about Ohio State expected running backs coach hire


Ohio State football has a new running backs coach.

Sources tell The Dispatch that former Oregon running backs coach Carlos Locklyn is expected to replace Tony Alford on Ryan Day’s staff. Locklyn spent his past two seasons with the Ducks after one season at Western Kentucky in 2021 in the same role.

Alford left Ohio State to take the running backs coach job at Michigan.

Here’s what you need to know about Locklyn:

Carlos Locklyn spent his past two seasons at Oregon

Oregon running backs coach Carlos Locklyn works with players during spring camp for the Oregon Ducks Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Locklyn has spent his last two seasons in the Pac-12.

After one season at Western Kentucky as a running backs coach, Locklyn was hired to Dan Lanning’s first coaching staff at Oregon prior to the 2022 season after four seasons with Memphis and Florida State in off-field roles. Oregon reportedly signed Locklyn to a two-year extension in March.

In 2023, Locklyn led the Pac-12’s second-best rushing offense. The Ducks averaged 184.5 rushing yards per game and led the conference with 33 rushing touchdown. Oregon was also the only school in the conference to average more than 5 yards per touch with backs averaging 5.9 yards per carry: third best in FBS behind LSU (6.2) and Liberty (6.1).

Locklyn’s running back room was even better in 2022, finishing second behind Chip Kelly and UCLA with 215.8 rushing yards per game. Oregon’s run game scored 34 touchdowns and averaged 5.5 yards per carry.

Locklyn’s one other season as a running backs coach came in 2021 at Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers averaged 102.8 rushing yards per game and 4.1 yards per carry.

Here’s where else Locklyn has coached:

2009: Trezevant High School (Tenn.) — Offensive coordinator

2010-22: Westwood High School (Tenn.) — Offensive/Defensive coordinator

2012-14: Manassas High…

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Author : The Columbus Dispatch

Publish date : 2024-04-01 15:58:46

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