The NFL Draft decisions for this year’s Buckeyes range from total no-brainers to genuine debates. Here’s a look at the players who are likely to go, likely to stay for another year, and those stuck somewhere in the middle.
Trailing 21-7 against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game last Saturday night, the Buckeyes were faced with a third-and-7 early in the third quarter. Quarterback Justin Fields dropped back, then scrambled left for a bit before heaving it downfield to sophomore receiver Chris Olave for a 50-yard gain. The play was exactly what…
After beating every team on their schedule by double digits — including a Top 10 Wisconsin team twice — the Buckeyes fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s eyes in the final rankings. The drop has now pitted them against No. 3 Clemson out in the Fiesta Bowl, while No. 1 LSU gets No. 4 Oklahoma, which is seen as the much easier road.
COLUMBUS — In the opening drive of Ohio State’s 28-17 win over Penn State on Saturday, the Buckeyes ran the ball on 12 of 13 snaps, and all 91 yards on the drive came via the ground. The drive ended in a touchdown for the Buckeyes, giving them a 7-0 lead. Seemingly everyone was expecting to see Ohio State come out throwing the ball as that’s what Penn State’s…
Let’s just get this out of the way up front. Redshirt sophomore center Josh Myers is not mean. “A mean person? No,” said Myers, laughing.
The Buckeyes and Badgers met in what would have been a much bigger game if not for the Badgers stubbing their toes in Champaign last weekend. Wisconsin still presented the most difficult test to date for the Buckeyes and all Ohio State did was win by 31 points on a day with weather that made passing difficult. It’s been a difficult season to…
Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley met with reporters on Monday, as did senior safety Jordan Fuller and redshirt sophomore center Josh Myers. Hafley talked about what his defense did in the off week and how they still have plenty to fix. Fuller and Myers also answered plenty of questions from the assembled reporters.
COLUMBUS — One of junior running back J.K. Dobbins’ goals this season was to get back to his freshman form. Last season Dobbins averaged 4.6 yards per carry, which was well under his 7.2 yards per carry as a true freshman. In the season opener last weekend, Dobbins averaged just 4.3 yards per rush and totaled 91 yards and a touchdown on 21 attempts.
Everybody loves college football. If somebody tells you they don’t love it, they’re wrong. We look forward to particular games and watching certain players. Each week we get to see something new. That is especially true if you think about the sheer number of individual matchups there are to watch this season. And that’s just the Ohio State games.
Ohio State opened fall camp one week ago today. Their first scrimmage is tomorrow. Scrimmages are where players are given an opportunity to show what they can do in a semi-realistic simulation of an actual game. Coaches learn a lot from scrimmages, which is why Ryan Day said they’d start evaluating the quarterbacks a lot more seriously after the second scrimmage.
On day four of Ohio State’s fall camp, a group comprised mostly of freshmen offensive linemen were off practicing on their own.
Twenty yards away, the first and second-team offensive lines were working together. Among them was true freshman center Harry Miller. Miller certainly came to Ohio State with premier recruiting accolades as one of the nation’s top high school centers, but he only arrived in June, which usually means August is a Scarlet and Gray blur.