3 Promoted To New Spots With Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien promoted Paul Biancardi to associate head coach, Monte Mathis to assistant coach and Andy Murphy to video coordinator on Monday.

Biancardi has served on O'Brien's staff for the last 13 years including five at Ohio State and eight at Boston College.

O'Brien also announced Mathis would be elevated from video coordinator to full-time assistant. Mathis was Ohio State's video coordinator for a year and then spent last season as an assistant coach. He temporarily moved back to his former position when LaMonta Stone was hired this summer as an assistant, then was promoted back to assistant to replace Bruce Parkhill.

Parkhill resigned earlier this month to spend more time with his family.

Murphy, who has been a volunteer assistant helping with team video, will assume the video coordinator position full time.

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