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.
“Next Man Up” is a central tenet within the Ohio State football program. Saturday night in Lincoln, fifth-year senior Josh Alabi was the next man up for the Buckeyes.
Spring football is more than just chance for Ohio State football fans to get out of the house and tailgate on an April Saturday. For many players, one spring can be the difference between winning a starting job and being a career backup.
First, the good news: The Buckeyes will return four players with at least some starting experience. Thayer Munford was solid as the starting left tackle all year. If he returns healthy from an injury that kept him out of the Rose Bowl, he should be a good building block for the line.
The Ohio State offensive line just got some bad news – starting left tackle Thayer Munford will have to sit out the 2019 Rose Bowl. Munford started all 13 games for the Buckeyes this season, protecting Dwayne Haskins’ blind side. But he has also been battling nagging injuries all fall.
Next year, for the first time since 2011, Josh Alabi and Mike Weber won’t be teammates. The lineman and the running back first met as freshmen at Detroit’s football powerhouse Cass Tech High School.
Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa doesn’t know yet exactly what his starting offensive line is going to be this year. The good news for him is that he may have more legitimate options than any OSU offensive line coach in decades. The Buckeyes went about replacing All-Big Ten left tackle Jamarco Jones and…