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Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘There’s a valuable place for him in our offense’

Running back Demario McCall is heading into his fourth season as a Buckeye. He has spent much of his time putting on weight or moving from position to position or being injured, and sometimes he’s been busy with all three. McCall was out this spring after moving back to running back from H-back. It wasn’t a serious injury, but most of his…

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Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘Ohio always has precedence over everybody’

Players come and go at Ohio State. That’s the nature of college sports and that’s why recruiting and development is so important. But it can still hurt to see players leave. That’s the case for Buckeyes’ receivers coach Brian Hartline following the departure of fifth-year receivers Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon, and Terry McLaurin. Not only did the Buckeyes…

Mickey Marotti Ohio State Buckeyes
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Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘He gives every single thing he has to this team’

Whenever a new assistant coach comes to Ohio State, they are surrounded by things to be impressed by. The facilities, the talent, the coaching staff, and the recruiting base are all lauded. Another area that usually gets an emphatic mention is the strength staff and strength coach Mickey Marotti. Coaches catch up quickly on how far the veterans…

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Is Greg Mattison Concerned About Ohio State’s Defensive Recruiting

When the Ohio State coordinators spoke with reporters recently, one of the more popular topics was recruiting, particularly on defense. At the time, the Buckeyes’ lone defensive commitment was Florida defensive back Lejond Cavazos. Since then, they have added Pickerington defensive lineman Ty Hamilton. With a large batch of official visits taking…

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Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘Our expectation is to be different’

With five new assistant coaches on Ryan Day’s Ohio State staff, there was some unfamiliarity that had to be resolved. When they new coaches were brought on, however, the staff was out recruiting for the first month that they were all “together.” Eventually, things settled down for a few weeks before spring ball began and they’ve settled again since…