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Ash Succeeded With Less At Previous Stops
When examining the record of Chris Ash, the former Arkansas and Wisconsin defensive coordinator now reportedly tasked with resurrecting a dormant Ohio State pass defense, the context of each of his past two coaching stops is just as critical as the numbers themselves. Ash first arrived in Madison, Wisc., in 2010 as the secondary coach. He transformed the No. 55 passing defense into the No. 26 passing defense in the country. The next year, having been promoted to co-defensive coordinator (a position which designated him as the defensive play-caller), the Badgers improved to No. 4 in the country in passing yards allowed before dropping slightly to No. 18 in 2012. At no point in his tenure did Wisconsin allow an average of 200 yards per game over the course of a season. He followed Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema to Arkansas for the 2013 season, and the results were far from stellar. The Razorbacks allowed 235.0 passing yards per game, good enough for No. 72 in the country. Still...
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