Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, linebackers coach Al Washington, and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa took part in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. They answered questions for over half an hour regarding lineups, position battles, Ryan Day’s “Circle of Care,” and much more. Here are the highlights.
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Demario McCall has provided glimpses. Ninety yards of total offense and a pair of scores in his first collegiate game back in 2016. Eighty-five yards rushing in his third career game. He didn’t play a lot as a true freshman, but when he was on the field, he was effective. McCall rushed for 73 yards against Nebraska, then posted 101 all-purpose yards the following week at Maryland.
The Buckeyes return 127 of their 271 receptions from last season, and while that might sound like a lot, 79 of those returning catches belong to Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. The returning tight ends own 23 of the returning receptions, which leaves 25 other receptions mixed among five receivers and four running backs.
Things went so well for Ohio State on the recruiting trail at receiver this past year that there are rumors they even had to tell one 5-star pass catcher who wanted to come aboard that the ship was full. Of the seven highest-rated signees for the Buckeyes in their 2020 recruiting class, four of them were receivers. Julian Fleming, the 5-star receiver who played less than…