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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ex-KU assistant Ed Warinner honored

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Ed Warinner, Mark Mangino’s offensive coordinator during Todd Reesing’s three years as Kansas University’s starting quarterback, including the 12-1 Orange Bowl season, was named by ESPN.com as the Big Ten assistant coach of the year.

Warinner is offensive-line coach and co-offensive coordinator under head coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State.

Wrote Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com: Warinner took an underachieving Buckeyes offensive line with serious depth questions and turned it into quite possibly the best line in the league. The Buckeye’s front five turned a corner in Big Ten play and created lanes for Braxton Miller, Carlos Hyde and the Big Ten’s top scoring offense. Warinner was the Big Ten’s best assistant hire of the last offseason and earns our vote as the league’s top assistant in 2012.

Warinner also earned a national award as the 2012 FootballScoop Offensive Line Coach of the Year.

Comments

Rkessler 1 year, 4 months ago

People that work for the football program will tell you be was the one that was verbally abusing the team. He's a good coach but will get fired if he ever takes the HC position. He's been the best assistant in the country a few times and never been hired.

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shelleysue 1 year, 4 months ago

Agreed. It would be great to have him at KU. Would have been great after Gill left.

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bigtex 1 year, 4 months ago

Warriner made Todd look brilliant. Offensive play calling was excellent and the check with me protocol that Todd did before every snapp gave Todd the opportunity to get Warriner's input on pre snapp reads. Great game day play caller.

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stm62 1 year, 4 months ago

Ed Warriner on offense and Bill Young on defense during the Mangino era. Two of the best.

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Terry N Tom Denner 1 year, 4 months ago

Congrats to you coach Warinner, you deserve it.

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jhox 1 year, 4 months ago

He is definitely a coach with a knack of calling a play the defense is not expecting. Al Saunders is probably the best I've seen at doing that, but Ed is right up there.

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doolindalton 1 year, 4 months ago

If Mangino really had to be replaced, it is a mystery why Wariner was not given a shot at head coach. Congrats, Ed.

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JHWKDW 1 year, 4 months ago

Way to go Warinner! I may have to agree he might be a guy to consider bringing to Kansas after Weis retires. Maybe if he was a coach here one day down the road after Weis retires, maybe we could also have Reesing and Meier on his coaching staff.

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Ferd Magellan 1 year, 4 months ago

I know it's unlikely, but there's no coach higher on my list after Weis retires in a few years than Warinner. I loved his offenses. When Mangino gave him freedom he was the best OC in the country.

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79ictjhawk 1 year, 4 months ago

Congrats to him, I'm sure he deserved the awards. But, it's hard for me to imagine a program like OSU having an "offensive line with serious depth questions".

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