Taver Johnson, expected to go to Ohio State, has been removed from Temple’s official spring roster.— Kyle Gauss (@kylegauss) February 12, 2018
Johnson worked as the Owls’ defensive coordinator in 2017, his first season at Temple. When coach Geoff Collins reassigned roles to his staff in January, Johnson was named the associate head coach of defense and safeties coach.
Johnson was going to be the co-defensive coordinator with Andrew Thacker, who coached the linebackers in 2017. Temple’s defense led the American Athletic Conference with 39 sacks and ranked second in tackles for loss with 102.
Johnson will return to Ohio State for his second stint with the Buckeyes. He coached defensive backs from 2007-11. Johnson coached two consensus All-Americans at Ohio State including Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.