Buckeyes React to Big Ten Announcement of 2020 Fall Football Season
Spring’s Unanswered Questions for the Ohio State Safeties
Every year following Ohio State spring football we recap what happened position by position. Who stepped up, who stepped back, what got fixed, and what didn’t? With 12 of the 15 spring practices cancelled due to the pandemic, however, essentially nothing happened, nothing got fixed, nobody stepped up, and no questions got answered.
Buckeyes Choosing From Experienced DBs in Search for New Starters
Ohio State has major question marks surrounding its secondary this season. As the Buckeyes enter spring ball, they now have to figure out how to maintain the level of excellence that the defensive backs have had over the years, but with new faces and new numbers out on the field instead. When defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs returned…
How Will Ohio State Replace… SAF Jordan Fuller
Jordan Fuller was a three-year starter for Ohio State, replacing All-American Malik Hooker quite well. This past season he was the last line of defense for one of the best Buckeye defenses ever, and whoever replaces him this coming season will have just as much pressure on him as Fuller did in replacing Hooker.
Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘They can be great players here’
Kerry Coombs was named new Ohio State defensive coordinator on Monday. It was not a surprise to anybody who pays attention to such things, but what may be a surprise to Coombs is what is awaiting him in the Buckeye secondary. Ohio State must replace starting cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Jeff Okudah, as well as starting safety Jordan Fuller.
Josh Proctor Ready to be Quarterback of Buckeye Defense
In a defense that was anything but consistent over the past three seasons, Buckeye safety Jordan Fuller was the most consistent defender Ohio State has had since he stepped into the starting lineup in 2017. Fuller replaced Malik Hooker following one of the greatest individual seasons in OSU football history and did it without having people lament the loss of Hooker the entire way.
Shaun Wade Return Bolsters Young, Unproven 2020 Secondary
When cornerback Shaun Wade announced his return to Ohio State on Saturday, he made a difficult situation considerably better. Wade could have gone the route of cornerback Jeff Okudah and turned pro early, but if he had, the Buckeyes would be looking for four new starters in the 2020 secondary. Instead, he came back and will finally be given a shot to play…
The Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State at Indiana
By now you should know that the Grumpy Old Buckeye column aims 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. This week, we’re discussing Ohio State’s first road game and first conference…
The Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. FAU
Welcome back to the first Grumpy Old Buckeye of the 2019 Ohio State season. 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.
Ohio State’s New Defense Shines in First Game
COLUMBUS — This entire offseason, Ohio State’s coaching staff and players talked about the changes on the defensive side of the ball. The new defensive staff highlighted the need to get their guys playing fast and simple. But some of the biggest questions coming into Ohio State’s home opener were about what the new defense would look like and…