BERKELEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Kenny Guiton #13 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rolls out to pass during the second quarter against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Who is Kenny Guiton? Former Ohio State QB appears set to join Texas staff

Posted December 30th, 2016

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Tom Herman has said that he is expanding the staff at Texas and filling it with people he trusts. Kenny Guiton fits the description to a T.

While no official announcement has been made, it appears Guiton — a former Ohio State quarterback — is set to join Herman’s staff as an offensive quality control coach. Guiton played his final two seasons with the Buckeyes under Herman and served as a graduate assistant at Houston last season.

Guiton is a Texas native who played at Aldine Eisenhower High School in Houston before heading to Columbus, where he came a fan favorite as a lifetime backup. He famously saved Ohio State’s undefeated 2012 season when he replaced an injured Braxton Miller in the final minute against Purdue and orchestrated a comeback. In 2013 he replaced Miller during a four-game stretch and set Buckeyes records for passing efficiency and completion percentage (68.8).

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He even spent a year trying to make it professionally, bouncing around from the Buffalo Bills training camp to the Arena Football League.

Given Herman’s track record with quarterbacks — especially backups — and Guiton’s history as a backup quarterback under Herman, Texas fans should be able to rest easy knowing the Longhorns will have multiple quarterbacks prepared if needed.

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