School is underway at Ohio State, which means the Buckeyes’ early enrollees are getting their first real taste of what it is like to be an Ohio State football player. It’s a learning experience for all of them, so they rely on each other to get through it. They also rely on the veterans to show them the way. Zach Harrison was one of the most…
Welcome back to the first Grumpy Old Buckeye of 2019. If you’re new to this column, welcome! The aim here is to be the voice of negativity, even when things are generally pretty great. I point out the things from each game that make me want to walk out onto my lawn in my bathrobe and yell at people about it.
Thursday morning, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano met with the media, along with defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones, defensive ends Jonathon Cooper and Chase Young, and linebacker Tuf Borland. It was the first formal press conference in the lead-up to the game.
As a redshirt freshman in 2017, Dwayne Haskins showed glimpses of what he was capable of doing as Ohio State’s quarterback. He had his ups and downs and good and bad throughout the season. The Michigan game was his true coming out party and his performance in that game was a precursor of many great things yet to come.
Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was fond of saying that players don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. In other words, before they are willing to put in the necessary work for a man they don’t know, they want to know they’re doing it for a coach who has their best interests at heart.