Garrett Wilson At Slot Proves To Be A Success
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What Did Buckeye Receiver Room Miss Without Spring Practice?
There is a lot that goes into getting a college football team ready for Saturdays in the fall. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, much of the process has been altered, delayed, or completely scrapped. Every practice, workout, and meeting has a purpose and a goal, and right now some of those goals have been mended a bit so that players can accomplish them from home.
Tony Alford, Brian Hartline Discuss Recruiting, Improving
Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford and receivers coach Brian Hartline took time on Wednesday to speak with reporters via a conference call. They answered questions about recruiting, personnel, what was missed without spring, and what the coaches are all doing right now to improve the team. Here are the highlights of what was said.
Brian Hartline Has ‘Hands Full’ Finding KJ Hill’s Replacement
Since Urban Meyer’s arrival, the H-back/slot receiver has been the focal point of the Ohio State passing game. The role of the position changes depending on the receiver manning it, and it has fluctuated from the likes of Philly Brown to Dontre Wilson to Jalin Marshall, then to Braxton Miller and Curtis Samuel, then most recently to Parris Campbell and KJ Hill.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba More Impressive Than Just Big Numbers
Incoming Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba had an incredible career at Rockwall High School in Rockwall, Texas. As a sophomore in 2017, he caught 83 passes for 1,328 yards and nine touchdowns. He improved each of those numbers as a junior, posting 97 receptions for 1,828 yards and 20 touchdowns. Smith-Njigba then improved upon those numbers…
Brian Hartline Excited About Talented Freshman Receivers
Ohio State signed four of the nation’s top 15 receivers this past recruiting cycle. In fact, four of the top six signees for the Buckeyes last month were wide receivers. The haul has helped make Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline the top-ranked recruiter in 247Sports’ recruiter rankings. Hartline himself bristles at the label of recruiter, as he places his focus…
Recruiting At Ohio State Not About ‘Getting A Sale’
Successful recruiting is the future of any program. Bringing the best players in the country to Ohio State is what decides where the program is headed. But for Buckeye head coach Ryan Day, recruiting isn’t about just selling the top players on what Ohio State can offer them. Day understands the reality of what can happen when recruits are not the right fit and when they…
Two-Minute Drill: Brian Hartline Recaps Impressive WR Haul
COLUMBUS — Ohio State wide receivers coach Brian Hartline spoke with reporters on Wednesday to recap the Buckeyes’ success in signing an impressive receiver haul in the 2020 recruiting class. Ohio State signed four of the top 15 receivers in the nation. Hartline went over the skill set of each of the four and then talked about his future at Ohio State, which he hopes…