Record-setting Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. says he is leaving school to enter the NFL draft. Ohio State also announced two new assistant coaches on Monday, including one that is leaving Michigan to join the Buckeyes.
The third-year sophomore announced Monday on Twitter that he will depart the program after one year as a starter in which he broke most school and Big Ten single-season passing records. He also finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Haskins is projected to be a first-round draft pick.
His decision comes after he completed 25 of 37 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns in the Rose Bowl, which also was the last game for retiring coach Urban Meyer.
The announcement Friday that Georgia quarterback Justin Fields would transfer to Ohio State divulged Haskins' decision. Haskins said he and Fields talked before Fields made the decision to come to Ohio State with a chance to be the starter next season.
Also on Monday, a top Michigan assistant is leaving to be co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State.
Ohio State announced Monday that Greg Mattison, who spent the past four years as defensive line coach under Jim Harbaugh, will join the staff of new Buckeyes coach Ryan Day.
A second defensive coordinator, Jeff Hafley, also was hired Monday. That means Greg Schiano, who was Urban Meyer's defensive coordinator for three seasons, is out of a job.
Mattison was Michigan's defensive coordinator from 2011 to 2014 and previously was an assistant with the Baltimore Ravens. He was co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Florida for three seasons under Meyer.
Hafley, who spent the past seven seasons as an NFL assistant, also will coach Ohio State's secondary.