If you ask any college football coach right now, they will tell you that the great is being separated from the good. Players are on their own, and in many cases, very far from their respective coaches. But work is still being done — or at least it’s being done by the teams with the discipline to make it happen. Workouts are voluntary right now, though…
Last year, work was completed on some new digs at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. A new dining area — with chefs — was installed, a barber shop, some relaxation areas, and several other bells and whistles. And, of course, the weight room was still there. Everything under one roof with the hopes that players would spend as much time at the WHAC as possible.
Getting the Ohio State football team ready for each season involves much more than just the practice field. There is the weight room, the classrooms, and any number of the other rooms in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Behind every door there is development happening. And for the players, there is failing, succeeding, learning, and everything in between.
In 2020, Ohio State will have three third-year cornerbacks. Those players — Sevyn Banks, Cameron Brown, and Tyreke Johnson — will get to experience their third different cornerbacks coach next month when spring practice gets underway. The good news is that it’s at least a familiar face, as they were all familiar with new OSU defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs in recruiting.
The jump from high school football to college football is immense. In order to better handle that transition, some players enroll early so that they can train and get a lay of the land months before they ever have to take part in a single practice. But that doesn’t mean they get eased into the experience. Currently, Ohio State has 14 true freshmen enrolled early and…
One of Ohio State’s biggest question marks surrounding the team entering the 2020 season is who will replace the talent lost in the wide receiver room. The Buckeyes have a number of star receivers coming in from the new recruiting class, but ‘Zone 6’ only returns two major contributors from the rotation last season in rising junior Chris Olave and rising sophomore Garrett Wilson.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State strength coach Mickey Marotti met with the media on Wednesday. He provided updates on where things stand with the Buckeyes as they take part in winter workouts. He answers a number of questions about personnel, standouts, and what it’s like having Kerry Coombs back.