Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers will become the next head coach at James Madison, according to various reports online.
Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch reports that the two sides are currently negotiating a contract:
Ohio State co-DC Everett Withers to FCS James Madison as head coach in negotiation stage, I'm told, including salary upgrade on JMU end.— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) December 19, 2013
Withers has been the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator with Luke Fickell the past two seasons. In addition, he also serves as assistant head coach and safeties coach for Ohio State.
Before Ohio State, Withers spent a season as the interim head coach at North Carolina following the departure of Butch Davis.
As the Plain Dealer notes, Withers makes a salary of $585,000 annually at Ohio State.