Former Cincinnati DBs Praise Ohio State Assistant Perry Eliano

In his two seasons as the cornerbacks coach at Cincinnati, new Ohio State safeties coach Perry Eliano was responsible for one of the nation’s best pass defenses.

The Bearcats finished in the top four in several statistical categories both years, including pass efficiency defense, interceptions and opponent completion percentage, and became the first Group of Five team to make the College Football Playoff this past season after reaching a New Year’s Six bowl the season prior.

Eliano was also credited with developing cornerbacks Coby Bryantthe 2021 Jim Thorpe Award winner, and Ahmad “Sauce” Gardnerwho was a consensus All-American and the AAC Defensive Player of the Year last season.


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