Ohio State Spring Football Practice Schedule, Roster Notes, Etc

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Ohio State has released the spring football practice schedule for 2018, as well as the spring roster. We have already gone over all of the physical changes that the Buckeyes have made since last season, so don’t forget to check that out in conjunction with this piece as well.

Spring practice begins Tuesday morning for Ohio State and it will be the first of two practices this week before the Buckeyes take nearly two weeks off due to spring break. They will then get back at it on Monday March 19 for roughly three practices per week over the ensuing four weeks.

Here is the full practice schedule:

• March 6, 8, 19, 21, 23, 26 and 28
• April 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 and 14

The 2018 LiFE Sports Spring Game will be played on Saturday April 14 at approximately 1:45 pm. It will be preceded by Michigan-Ohio State lacrosse. General admission prices are just $5. A limited number of reserved club seats are available for $15.

New Jerseys

Ohio State has nine early enrollees participating in spring football. OSU has now released what jersey numbers those players will be wearing.

12 QB – Matthew Baldwin
12 CB – Sevyn Banks
13 CB – Tyreke Johnson
19 LB – Dallas Gant
33 RB – Master Teague
51 DT – Antwuan Jackson
54 OL – Matthew Jones
72 DT – Tommy Togiai
74 OL – Max Wray

Old Jerseys

Along with the new jersey numbers for new players, there are a couple of new jersey numbers for older players. Fourth-year junior cornerback Damon Arnette is now listed as 46 instead of 3 on the roster, and fourth-year junior tight end Rashod Berry has gone from 13 to 38.

Other Numbers to Know

49 – Lettermen returning
16 – Lettermen lost
11 – Starters returning and lost
8 – Fifth-year seniors
17 – Seniors on roster
100 – Percentage of specialists returning
9 – 2018 recruit class early enrollees
9 – Offensive players with at least 6 starts
5 – Defensive players with at least 6 starts
129th – Season of Ohio State football
6 – Consecutive seasons of 11-or-more wins

New Staff Members

Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has departed for the Tennessee Titans. He was joined by graduate assistant Ryan Crow, who also now has a job with the Titans as a defensive assistant. He spent his two years at OSU working with the linebackers.

Graduate assistant Randall Joyner accepted a job as defensive ends coach at his alma mater SMU. He had been working with the defensive line for the previous two seasons.

The Buckeyes’ two new defensive assistants are co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Alex Grinch and cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson.

Two new graduate assistants have also been added in Keenan Bailey and Kenny Anunike. Bailey has worked with the OSU receivers as a student-intern the last two years. Anunike is a Duke alum who spent 2014-2016 in the NFL as a defensive end.

Also departing are quality control coaches Sean Buckley, who left for Ohio Northern, and Adam Scheier, who accepted a job as the special teams coordinator at Texas Tech.

New Position

Sophomore defensive back Amir Riep is now listed as a safety after spending his true freshman season as a cornerback last year.

Here are the Buckeye safeties after the annual Harley Davidson workout last week.

Freshman (and Antwuan Jackson) Heights and Weights

QB Matthew Baldwin 6-3 200
CB Sevyn Banks 6-1 190
CB Tyreke Johnson 6-1 190
LB Dallas Gant 6-3 215
RB Master Teague 5-11 215
OL Matthew Jones 6-4 305
DT Tommy Togiai 6-2 300
OT Max Wray 6-7 305
DT Antwuan Jackson 6-2 310

Starts Returning

The Buckeyes have 154 career starts returning on offense and 75 career starts returning on defense.

There are 68 career starts on the offensive line, 61 at receiver, 25 at running back, 30 on the defensive line, 17 at linebacker, 13 at safety, and 15 at cornerback.

What’s in a Record?

Urban Meyer is .500 at Ohio State in spring games. Not very good.


3 Responses

  1. Name a coach with a better Spring Game record, Gerd. 😉

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