Ohio State announces staff changes

July, 8, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Ohio State announced several changes to its football staff Wednesday, most of which come on the operations side.

The biggest change is probably the least surprising, as Nick Siciliano has been promoted to quarterbacks coach after serving as an offensive quality control assistant. Siciliano takes over for Joe Daniels, who will serve as associate director for personnel development after 39 seasons as an on-field coach.

Daniels has been battling kidney cancer since 2006 and has scaled back his work on the field. Siciliano essentially served as quarterbacks coach this spring and has worked very closely with Terrelle Pryor for some time. Daniels, who was Pryor's primary recruiter to Ohio State, surely will keep close tabs on the quarterback situation.

Other notable changes include Greg Gillum being promoted to director of football operations for player personnel. Gillum previously served as assistant recruiting coordinator and will continue to assist John Peterson in those efforts.

Former Ohio State player Todd Alles takes over as associate director of football operations after holding a similar position at Alabama the last two seasons.

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