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2000 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
Defensive coordinator  Jon Tenuta (1st year)
2000 record  8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
MVP  Derek Combs
2000 Ohio State Buckeyes football team
Head coach  John Cooper (13th year)
Offensive coordinator  Chuck Stobart (1st year)

The 2000 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 2000 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled an 8–4 record, including a 38–26 loss to rival Michigan in Columbus in the regular season finale and a 24–7 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2001 Outback Bowl. The losses dropped head coach John Cooper's record to 2–10–1 in Michigan–Ohio State games and 3–8 in bowl games, contributing to his dismissal from the team on January 2, 2001.

Coaching staff

  • John Cooper - Head Coach - 13th year
  • George Belu - Offensive Line (1st year)
  • Bill Conley - Recruiting Coordinator (13th year)
  • Jim Heacock - Defensive Line (6th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Assistant Head Coach (19th year)
  • Tim Salem - (4th year)
  • Shawn Simms - Defensive Ends (4th year)
  • Tim Spencer - Running Backs (7th year)
  • Chuck Strobart - Offensive Coordinator (6th year)
  • Jon Tenuta - Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs (5th year)
  • Bob Tucker - Director of Football Operations (6th year)
  • Brian Williams - Defense / Special Teams (1st year)
  • References

    2000 Ohio State Buckeyes football team Wikipedia