The Buckeyes are returning two starting linebackers from last season, having lost just Malik Harrison from a year ago. Starters Pete Werner and Tuf Borland return, as do five other upperclassmen with experience. Seniors Baron Browning and Justin Hilliard have as much experience as regular starters, and juniors K’Vaughan Pope, Teradja Mitchell, and Dallas Gant have all seen plenty…
In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer listener questions including what last season would have looked like with Tate Martell at quarterback, is Ohio State more Sly or Arnold, what happens if the season is moved to the spring, which Buckeye is most likely to be nicknamed the “Murder Hornet,” and much more.
The Ohio State athletics department made OSU lead sports psychologist Jamie Houle and his staff available for a conference call with the media. They discussed Ohio State’s current efforts within the athletic department and their continued integration into every aspect of the teams at OSU. Here are the highlights.
Now that the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, draft experts still have to feed the beast, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. has done that today by releasing his initial top 25 prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft, as well as his initial position rankings. You probably won’t be surprised to find out that the Buckeyes populate both lists. Quarterback Justin Fields is…
When Master Teague went down with a leg injury at the start of spring practice, that left the Buckeyes with just Steele Chambers’ as the team’s only healthy full-time running back on scholarship. So often in college football, an injury to a player provides an opportunity for another. Due to the physical nature of the sport, “Next man up” is the working title of most college football seasons.
Wyatt Davis was an All-American last year as a first-year starter at right guard for the Buckeyes. As a 5-star signee in 2017, he came in with sizable expectations. Despite those expectations, however, he redshirted like most true freshmen offensive linemen tend to do. Davis then emerged in 2018 as a reliable backup, and stepped up greatly in two postseason starts.
While we are still sitting on a calendar that has yet to even reach the second week of May, it is impossible not to see the pages beginning to flutter as the college football season hangs in uncertainty. The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down spring sports and stopped winter sports in their tracks. Fall sports are still a few months off, but they are looming.