Ohio State Buckeyes announce guest coaches for spring game

Game will be played at 12:30 p.m. April 15

Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz and NIKE Inc. Chairman Emeritus Phil Knight will serve as guest coaches at Ohio State’s spring game at 12:30 p.m. April 15 at Ohio Stadium.

A press release Tuesday described Holtz and Knight as close friends of Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. Holtz hired Meyer as a wide receivers coach at Notre Dame in 1996. Ohio State and Nike have been partners for more than two decades and announced a 15-year extension of their partnership in 2016.

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ExploreKnight attended the Ohio State-Michigan game in November and spoke to the Buckeyes after their victory.

“I am very close to each of these individuals and I have enjoyed their friendship over many years,” Meyer said, “but even more I respect the impact they have had on Ohio State and college football. I am looking forward to having Coach Holtz and Phil Knight on our campus as guest coaches, and I am very appreciative they want to take part in and support our spring game.”

Ohio State held the third of 15 spring practices Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. General admission tickets to the spring game cost $5. Reserve club seats are $15.

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