Cade Stover Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive End

Having Outgrown Linebacker, Cade Stover Ready for Life at Defensive End

Sitting at a table among a long line of Ohio State coaches in the days leading up to the Fiesta Bowl, OSU linebackers coach Al Washington was finishing up some question-and-answering with one reporter when he was asked, “Hey Al, why weren’t you able to hold on to Cade Stover?” “That’s a good question,” Washington said laughing. “Mother Nature, I suppose?”

Al Washington Ohio State Buckeyes Linebackers Coach

Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘I’d be surprised if any of that stuff happens’

Every year at a successful program, a head coach has to prepare himself to lose talented assistant coaches. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day didn’t anticipate losing Jeff Hafley after one year, but that’s the situation he finds himself in currently. With Hafley taking the Boston College job, the football program is in a bit of a flux as it deals with the situation. And when assistant…

Tyreke Smith Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive End

Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘Our guys are playing with an edge to them right now’

Following Ohio State’s fifth touchdown of the game late in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Cincinnati, Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley told starting cornerback Damon Arnette that his day was done. Leading 35-0, it was finally okay to sit the starters down and bring in the backups. Arnette unbuckled his…