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Many Happy (Punt) Returns for the Buckeyes in 2017?

Last year was the worst season of punt returning for the Buckeyes in Urban Meyer’s OSU tenure. Ohio State returned more punts than 110 other teams (27) last year, yet they managed just one return of at least 20 yards. Only 18 teams in the nation were worse than that a year ago. It was the second time in Meyer’s five years that the Buckeyes managed just one return of…
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Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘He creates havoc in the backfield’

The Ohio State Havoc Man One of the pleasant surprises on the Ohio State defensive line last year was redshirt freshman nose tackle Robert Landers. Undersized at a listed 6-foot-1 and 283 pounds, Landers used his quickness and leverage to get into the backfield frequently early on. He finished fifth on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss. (He only finished with 16 total tackles on the season.) Landers’ lack…
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Sunday Recruiting Rundown: Buckeyes Land Another, Mitchell Trending Away?, Offers Galore

Another week and news continues to pour out on the Ohio State recruiting front. The Buckeyes landed their 10th commitment in the class of 2018 this week, and another big decision is incoming. Meanwhile, a slew of offers went out to 2019 and 2020 kids. And a few prospects who had been considering the Buckeyes trimmed their lists as well. Let’s take a look back at the week that was…
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First Comes Improvement, Then Enhancement for Ohio State Defense

The Ohio State Buckeyes can’t be great on defense until they first get good. This is the process that all teams must take part in. This process is constant and unforgiving. Just because a defense was good a year ago doesn’t mean they’ll be good again. The experience may carry over, but the results do not. It’s a leg up for sure, but the process always wins out. Shortchange it,…
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Second Time Twice as Nice Recruiting Kendall Sheffield

It was a long time coming for Ohio State and junior college transfer Kendall Sheffield. The Buckeyes offered Sheffield way back in November of 2013. At that time he was nearing the tail end of his junior season at Fort Bend Marshall High School in Missouri City, Texas. A 5-star prep prospect, Sheffield had offers from every major program in the nation, including Ohio State. His first visit to OSU…
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Running Back Recruiting Not Slowing Down Any Time Soon for Buckeyes

It is difficult to turn any page in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ history books and not come across a great running back. The names start a hundred years ago with Chic Harley and continue all the way to today with Mike Weber. Fans know the history, and players eventually learn it. History for recruits, however, generally only stretches back to what they’ve seen with their own eyes on television or…
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Five for Friday: Predictions for Week One of the 2017 CFB Season

I don’t remember my first-ever prediction, much like Michael Jordan probably doesn’t remember his first-ever made jumper. When you’re the best at what you do, the hard work kind of just blends together. While each sport has an offseason, there is no such time off for predicting. It’s a year-round thing, and if there isn’t constant honing of the craft, the craft will move on. Do you think I would…
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Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘We’re scuffing them up, we’ve got to do that a little bit’

Best in America? Last season, the Ohio State secondary labeled themselves “BIA”, for “Best in America.” Normally, giving yourself a nickname is frowned upon, but the Buckeyes lived up to every last syllable. Three members of the secondary were selected in the first round of last month’s NFL Draft. Included in that number was a pair of cornerbacks in Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore. Replacing them is the sizable duty…
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Buckeye Breakdown: The Secondary Newcomers

In the coming weeks, No Huddle Scouts will provide video analysis of various position groups for the Ohio State Buckeyes that are in the midst of shakeups heading into Fall camp. The first look will be at the young secondary as it attempts to fill the void left by three first-round draft picks to last month’s NFL Draft. Buckeye Breakdown: Secondary Newcomers A hot topic heading into Spring practice was…
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Buckeye Football Commitment Impact: Linebacker Dallas Gant

Tuesday was a good day for Dallas Gant, and also for Ohio State. Not only was it his birthday, but he gave his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes, adding to an already amazing 2018 recruiting class. With Gant’s commitment, the Buckeyes moved up to No. 2 in the 247Sports Team Rankings, despite having just 10 commitments. Gant becomes the second commitment from the state of Ohio for the Buckeyes. They…
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Rookie Jitters Out of the Way, Mike Weber Maturing Into a Leader

The first year at Ohio State for Mike Weber was turbulent, to say the least. The former four-star running back hails from Detroit, Michigan, in the heart of Wolverine country. Before he was the Buckeyes’ next big running back, he was Michigan’s. Weber decommitted from Michigan and then committed to OSU in 2015. An unforgivable sin, the news wasn’t taken kindly by Wolverine fans. They scurried to the internet and…