#Pirates have signed their 26 th round selection, Jimmy Rider, an infielder from Kent State University.— Kristy Robinson (@Kristy_Robinson) June 28, 2012
Reports indicate Ohio State WR coach Darrell Hazell will be the new Kent State coach.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) December 20, 2010
Tom Dienhart reports that Ohio State wide receivers coach Darrell Hazell will be hired as the new head coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes. Coach Hazell is the best wide receivers coach in the country, and his loss will definitely hurt. But he deserves it. Coach Hazell will win at Kent State, and we wish him all the luck in the world there. As a possible replacement, look for current Rutgers wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck to be interviewed. He was a graduate assistant under Hazell in 2006, and is an excellent recruiter. Current and former Ohio State players went to Twitter to wish Coach Hazell luck, and if it wasn't clear how loved he was before, it is now. Jake McQuaide: u wonder why OSU has so many receivers in the league? Coach Hazell. great coach. great guy. Mike Brewster: Coach Hazell you are the man, I know you will do great at Kent State. Duron Carter: Congrats to Coach Hazell.... he deserves it!!! Best coach you coulda ask for..... Brian Rolle: So when was our coaches going to tell us that coach Hazell was leaving!!!!! WTF!!! Congrats to coach but man we gone lose one hell of a a coach. Jon Thoma: Wowww just hearing about coach Hazell going to Kent. Very exciting for him, best of luck. Great coach and a better man. Cinnamon Sticks!! Jake Stoneburner: Very happy for coach Hazell but man I'm bummed out he's leaving. Such a great coach and an even better person!