Juice Williams Being Honest

Juice Williams Being Honest
Chris Wells

Juice Williams Being Honest

Big Ten players vote for preseason players of the year, and both play for the Scarlet and Gray.

By Ryan Leonardo

Wells and Laurinaitis praised by Players

    Illinois quarterback Juice Williams got a vote, but the official ballot was cast by reporters a month ago.  Who is the best player in the Big Ten?  "Offensively, I would say Chris Wells. Defensively, I would say James Laurinaitis. It's bad that they're both on the same team and I've got to play against them," Williams said Friday.  I'd say Chris Wells," Minnesota linebacker Steve Davis said. "He's a very powerful runner, the type of running back that a lot of little guys don't want to mess with. And he has a lot of speed for his size."   Laurinaitis edged Beanie by two votes in this peer election.  "It's an honor to be considered that, it really is," he said after hearing news of the results. 

Big Ten more Talented than Credited For

    Mel Kiper of ESPN rated the top 10 seniors recently based on NFL ability.  No. 1 was Laurinaitis, No. 6 was Jenkins, No. 8 Badger tight end Travis Beckum, and No. 10  QB Curtis Painter of Purdue.

Laurinaitis a true Student of the Game

    James recently interviewed former OSU linebacker greats for a college course, noting the linebacker tradition at Ohio State.  He interviewed Pepper Johnson, A.J. Hawk, Andy Katzenmoyer, Ike Kelley, and Chris Speilman.  This just shows the overall enthusiasm he has for the game and its history.  Expect huge things from No. 33 this season.

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Ohio State 2018 Football Schedule

Jan 1st Rose Bowl v Washington
ESPN 5:00pm ET

Sep. 1 Oregon State Beavers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Sep. 8 Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30pm ET

Sep. 15 at TCU Horned Frogs
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Sep. 22 Tulane Green Wave
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Sep. 29 at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Oct. 6 Indiana Hoosiers (HC)
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH 3:30/4pm ET

Oct. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Oct. 20 at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN

Nov. 3 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Time 12:00pm

Nov. 10 at Michigan State Spartans
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI Time TBA

Nov. 17 at Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD Time TBA

Nov. 24 Michigan Wolverines
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH Noon ET

Dec. 1 Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN 8:00pm ET