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Ohio State football | Al Washington back home after stint at Michigan

Bill Rabinowitz The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio State Buckeyes linebackers coach Al Washington

As soon as Ryan Day hired Al Washington as Ohio State linebackers coach, Washington hit the road recruiting.

In the solitude of his hotel room, as he laid out his clothes for the next day, the change from his previous employer to his new one really hit him.

“You do a double-take,” Washington said. “A couple months ago, it was a different logo. It’s like, ‘Woah.’ ”

After all, switching from Michigan to Ohio State is a tad bigger than just a change from an “M” to a “Block O,” especially for a Columbus native with the Buckeyes in his blood.

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