COLUMBUS — Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to recap the Buckeyes’ 48-7 win at Nebraska on Saturday and also to preview this weekend’s upcoming game against Michigan State. Day spoke for about 30 minutes on a number of topics, including the ongoing debate about student-athletes’ rights to name and likeness opportunities.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley spoke with reporters on Tuesday. He talked about how much fun he is having at Ohio State right now and why that is. Also speaking with the media were quarterback Justin Fields, offensive lineman Josh Alabi, and linebacker Baron Browning. Here are the highlights of what was said.
In the game many Ohio State fans — including this one — anticipated as being one of the biggest challenges for the Buckeyes in 2019, Ohio State travels to Lincoln, Nebraska, to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. At 3-1, the Cornhuskers believe that this is the type of game that will help put their program back into the national conversation.
Al Washington came to Ohio State from Michigan knowing that he had to improve the play of the OSU linebacker unit. After just one game, the early results are in. The linebacker play noticeably improved in the season opener. The performance shouldn’t have come as a surprise considering how much his players have raved about the impact…
This Saturday afternoon, Luke Fickell is planning on making his homecoming to Ohio State memorable. Coming off a dominant 24-14 home win over UCLA in the season opener, Cincinnati is primed to claim their first-ever win against the Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium, and the first victory over Ohio State since 1897, a 24-0 shutout.
COLUMBUS — Wednesday was the second day of practice this week for the Buckeyes as they prepare for Saturday’s game with Cincinnati. Following practice, a handful of Buckeyes spoke with reporters. Among them were junior cornerback Jeff Okudah, junior linebackers Baron Browning and Pete Werner, fifth-year senior defensive tackle Jashon Cornell…
Staying in the playbook is going to get Baron Browning on the field this season for the Buckeyes. Browning played in 12 games last season, starting three times at middle linebacker as a true sophomore while Tuf Borland returned from an Achilles injury. Browning finished with 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and one sack in a mostly reserve and package role.
Everybody loves college football. If somebody tells you they don’t love it, they’re wrong. We look forward to particular games and watching certain players. Each week we get to see something new. That is especially true if you think about the sheer number of individual matchups there are to watch this season. And that’s just the Ohio State games.
Fall camp gets underway for the Buckeyes on Friday and every single Ohio State position coach will have a mental list of things that they need to get done. In fact, they may actually have a physical list as well. Speculating as to what might be on each assistant coach’s list is always a fun exercise, and there are no shortages of items that will need to be addressed.
Back when former Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was trying to create a 3-man — or even 4-man — rotation at cornerback, he would frequently have people asking him why. He would explain his position and also remark that nobody had any problem with defensive ends rotating, so why should people be so preoccupied with corners doing the same thing?