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Reports: Ed Warinner will be Minnesota’s offensive line coach

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If true, this is an ELITE hire by Fleck.

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Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated is reporting that Ohio State offensive coordinator Ed Warinner will be hired by P.J. Fleck as Minnesota’s offensive line coach.

This follows reports yesterday that Warinner would be hired as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator and then reports this morning that the OC hire wasn’t happening. In other words, take it all with a grain of salt.

HOWEVER...

If true this represents a coup by Coach Fleck. While there were reasonable questions about Ed Warinner’s performance as an offensive coordinator, his work as an offensive line coach at Ohio State is generally regarded as excellent.

Want a reason to assume this is true? Thamel was given HUGE behind the scenes access by Fleck earlier this year for a piece for SI and the two seem to have a relationship.

Then again, “sources” are notoriously unreliable. Here’s hoping however!

UPDATE 3:30 PM CT: IT IS PROBABLY HAPPENING!