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“In the time I spent with him at Ohio State and getting to know him, he’s a great coach and a great person,” said former Buckeyes star Brian Robiskie, a second-round pick by Cleveland in 2009. “I think he is going to do a lot of great things for that program.”

Hazell was an All-America wide receiver as a senior at Muskingum (Ohio) University in 1986 and became running backs coach the next year at Oberlin (Ohio) College. He also was an assistant at Eastern Illinois, Penn, Western Michigan, Army, West Virginia and three years at Rutgers before joining Tressell’s staff in 2004.

Hazell’s last game with No. 6 Ohio State will be the Sugar Bowl game against No. 8 Arkansas on Jan. 4, but he will spend most of his time at Kent State before rejoining the Buckeyes after Christmas.