COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State's Luke Fickell is going to the mat with his coaching skills.
The Buckeyes' interim football coach last season will serve as honorary coach for the wrestling team Friday night when Ohio State faces Michigan.
Fickell was an undefeated three-time state wrestling champ in the early 1990s when he was a student at DeSales High School in Columbus.
Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan says in a statement that the wrestlers will be honored to have Fickell joining them on Friday -- and wish he still had eligibility.
Fickell is now defensive coordinator and linebackers coach under new Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer.