Grinch has been the defensive coordinator under Mike Leach for the last three seasons. While there, he has made a large impact on the program, turning around the defense, and having them improve from 103rd nationally to 28th in yards per play allowed, and from 117th to 47th in scoring.
Sources tell Bucknuts that multiple coaches have targeted Grinch for their staff, including Willie Taggart at Florida State, Chad Morris at Arkansas, and Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M, at a minimum. Grinch, though, will return home, as he is originally from Columbus suburb Grove City, and played for Mount Union during his college career. He also overlapped for some time with Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and QB coach Ryan Day, while the two were at New Hampshire.
Alex Grinch will be most likely be taking the co-DC position that has been vacant since former DC Luke Fickell went to Cincinnati. Not sure why Grinch would decide to take essentially a demotion from a DC that gets full credit for a defense under Mike Leach to a co-DC that has to split credit with current DC Greg Schiano.
WSU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch will speak to the media during Bowl week in regards to his future status with the team, but all signs point to Columbus and that 10th assistant job with Ohio State. https://t.co/CAuJb1U6C8— Evan Closky (@KREMEvan) December 22, 2017
Are there any rumors on who Harbaugh is targeting for Michigan's 10th assistant coach? I have heard some chatter about Harbaugh looking at Dan Enos, former Arkansas OC, CMU HC, and MSU RB/QB coach.