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No Five Ohio State Buckeyes at Indiana Hoosiers

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Ohio State (5-1) goes to Bloomington Indiana to face the 2-4 Hoosiers Saturday night at 7:30pm in Memorial Stadium (ABC).
This is a Big Ten East divisional battle where a struggling Hoosier team will try to spread out Ohio State. Indiana played more games in 2020 and should have been in the conference title game but Ohio State was given the honor after only 5 games, something that should still upset the Hoosiers.

Ohio State 2021 Season

Ohio State fell to Oregon to start the 2021 season but has now won four in a row. QB CJ Stroud returned after the Akron game to lead the Buckeyes in a strong fashion, out scoring teams 218-57 over four games. Ohio State now has the most yards per game in the country and their defense has become stable since the shaky beginning.

TreVeyon Henderson has everyone excited about the young running backs at Ohio State. With 9 touchdowns and 612 yards, Henderson has also been a part of the passing game with 154 yards and a couple more touchdowns. His explosive play often turns games around when Ohio State is looking to switch the momentum. Look for Henderson to do well against the Hoosiers on Saturday.

Disappointing Indiana Season

Indiana is coming off a Michigan State lose, 20-15. The team went 6-2 in 2020 but has returned to being an unimpressive football program in 2021. The team returned quarterback Michael Penix Jr and many of their defensive stars. Penix Jr has been injured while backup Jack Tuttle has lead the team to three conference loses against Iowa, Penn State and Michigan State.

10/21/2021 8:35:10 PM
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins 2021

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No 7 Ohio State (4-1) returns back to the Horseshoe on Saturday in Columbus for Homecoming against the Maryland Terrapins (4-1). With the Buckeyes having a bye week, the squad will be looking to perform well and prove that their difficult start to the season is over.

In recent history, Ohio State is 5-1 all-time against Maryland, besting the Terps by a combined score of 110-48. Everyone in Ohio will be watching the Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins this weekend.

Ohio State v Rutgers Last Week

Ohio State came out strong last week with running back TreVeyon Henderson scoring on their second play with a 44 yard run. They continued to score with Chris Olave (2), Garrett Wilson, Jeremy Ruckert, and Mitch Rossi all scoring. The finished the first half up by 39 points.

Ohio State Offensive Weapons

With 555 yards per game this year, Ohio State is averaging more than 8 and a half yards per play, making it difficult for opposition teams to match.

Garrett Wilson, who averages 17.8 yards per reception, Chris Olave, who averages more than 16 yards per catch, and true freshman TreVeyon Henderson, who averages nearly 10 yards per run, are the major playmakers.

Quarterback CJ Stroud

CJ Stroud took the Akron game off while Kyle McCord came in and showed everyone how good he could be. But Stroud's return to play with a rested shoulder was as impressive and against tougher competition. Five touchdowns and 330 yards with a Freshman of the Week award was what he was able to earn.

Most impressive was his 14.3 yards per attempt, something most quarterbacks can't do against a defense as good as Rutgers.

Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson

Olave has been a little quite of recent until the game last Saturday when he put up 119 yards and 2 touchdowns. Wilson has been more consistent and is leading the team with 462 yards total and 4 touchdowns.

With the kind of potential these two possess, don't be surprised if Olave sets a new record as the top receiver of the year.

Matt Barnes Calling the Defense

Matt Barnes began calling the defense a couple of weeks ago and the difference has been noticeable. He was an assistant at Maryland in 2018 so he has a lot of knowledge about the program coming to Ohio this week. A number of young players have stepped up and the team is not allowing rushing touchdowns while making interceptions every time out.

They have been taking it to the house and the defense gets the credit. Their big pass rushing lineman is Haskell Garrett who has 3 sacks on the season and is always looking for one more.

Ronnie Hickman and Denzel Burke

Ronnie Hickman blow up the Rutgers offense in his home state last weekend with 11 tackles, leading the team. Freshman Denzel Burke got his first interception and ran it back to buffer the Buckeyes lead to 14 points early in the game. With Ohio State losing defensive backs to the NFL every year, the club needs young players to step in and make an immediate impact.

Mike Locksley and Maryland

Maryland is off to a 4-1 start this season and was looking good against Iowa last week until the Hawkeyes scored 31 points in a row in the second quarter. Head Coach Mike Locksley is in his third season with the Terrapins and has had a difficult background with many defeats to overcome.

He is looking to Maryland to do what they did under Ralph Friedgen, win games, build momentum, and produce a bowl game.

Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa

Taulia Tagovailoa was having a great season prior to the Iowa game and was considered for a nomination to Heisman Trophy. He is leading the Big Ten in completion percentage and has put up a number of 300 yards games. The Dontay Demus Jr. season ending knee injurie could limit his production going forward. They will look to Rakim Jarrett to take his place as the go-to receiver.

Maryland Pass Rush with Sam Okuayinonu and Durrell Nchami

Defensively, Maryland has the fourth best pass rush in the conference. They have tallied 14 sacks in five games. Sam Okuayinonu (5 sacks) and Darrell Nchami (3 sacks) are the lineman causing all the havoc for quarterbacks facing them.

10/8/2021 1:46:05 PM
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Ohio State Football at Rutgers Saturday

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The Ohio State Football Buckeye game against the Scarlet Knights this weekend will air on the Big Ten Network at 3:30pm. Ohio State beat Akron last weekend in a game they were supposed to win big, 59-7. Subsequently, they saw a one place drop in the college football rankings. This weekend they have their second Big Ten game of the season against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. They are on the road again with a chance to impress against a little tougher competition.

Ohio State Football 2021

CJ Stroud returns as the starting quarterback while Kyle McCord filled in last week performing as well as everyone thought he would. Outside of those two, there is still a lot of question marks for this unit. This week should tell a lot as they'll be on the road.

Rutgers Welcoming the Buckeyes

Greg Schiano has the Rutgers football team turned around and looking for a big day at home on Saturday. Rutgers lost against the Michigan Wolverines (20-13) last week and comes into this one a 15.5 point underdog. Rutgers feels its more of an even matchup than those coming from Columbus.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have a ton of talent in their offense this season. Quarterback Noah Vedral leads a very talented group of receivers. But Ohio State Football has shown time and again that it is capable of making game and season adjustments to come out on top.

The Buckeyes have a solid defense and a really talented offense. Now the stage is set for Rutgers to make a big statement.

How This Game Could Go

Rutgers defensive is much improved, but their defensive backfield is suspect. Ohio State should control the line of scrimmage when Rutgers has the ball, making it hard for them to run. Rutgers Quarterback Noah Vedral has been adequate but will need to be great to pull off an upside against OSU. This is the kind of game Buckeye tailback TreVoyon Henderson can run for over 200 yards and score a couple of times. The Ohio State offensive line is starting to look good which would end this game early if the Buckeyes control both lines of scrimmage.

The Pick Is Ohio State! As the Big Ten season progresses through its non-conference and now conference schedules, the top teams will rise to the top of the standings. When the Buckeyes reach the summit, they will be an unstoppable force. The OSU Buckeyes will win the Big Ten Championship.

2021 Ohio State Football: The Next Round (Rutgers Trailer)

10/1/2021 10:53:16 AM
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Ohio State Buckeyes v Akron Zips Week

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Ohio State hosts Akron this Saturday at 7:40 p.m. in Ohio Stadium, as the Buckeyes look to improve their defensive woes.

Akron could be the ideal opponent at the ideal time. The Zips are 1-2, with their lone victory coming against Bryant last week, which they won 35-14. Akron was defeated by Auburn 60-10 and Temple 45-24. Some consider Akron to be the worst team in Division 1 football.

CJ Stroud Not To Play

Ohio State Buckeye quarterback C.J. Stroud will not be the starting QB on Saturday against Akron, coach Ryan Day told fans on his weekly radio show today. Some feel this could open the door for Jack Miller or Kyle McCord to take over the program. But the team is saying that nothing will change after this week and Stroud will continue to be the starter.

According to Day, Stroud is nursing a shoulder injury, and the coaching staff felt that a week of rest would benefit the redshirt freshman as the Big Ten conference schedule approaches. Stroud was suffering from the same injury prior to the Tulsa game a week ago.

LB Dallas Gant Enters the Transfer Portal

Dallas Gant, an Ohio State reserve linebacker, has entered the NCAA transfer portal and has left the team.

Gant, a senior who has played in all three games this season and 38 overall in his Ohio State career, entered his name into the portal on Tuesday. He has a total of 53 tackles in his career, including two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 3.5 tackles for loss. He is hoping to be picked up and be eligible for next season. He would have 2 years of college football remaining thanks to the new Covid 19 eligibility rules.

Gant, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 232 pounds, made the most of his contributions during the 2019 season.

RB TreVeyon Henderson Signs Deal with Arbys

TreVeyon Henderson had a breakout performance in Ohio State's win over Tulsa. He now has a new Name, Image, and Likeness deal.

The freshman is joining Arby's as it launches a new campaign called Arby's RBs. The national fast-food chain will sponsor the first 200 running backs who sign up and successfully post about the deal on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #TonightImGettingArbys. He will reportedly receive $500 and a some Arby's swag.

Ohio State Falls in AP Poll after Tulsa

Ohio State fell one spot to No. 10 in the most recent Associated Press college football poll, which was released on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Buckeyes defeated Tulsa 41-20. TreVeyon Henderson, a freshman running back, set a freshman rushing record with 277 yards in the game.

Larry Johnson Looking for Pass Rush

Head Coach Day said the offensive line needs to do a better job of making quarterbacks feel uncomfortable in the pocket, and given that Ohio State has only 4 sacks through 3 games (22 teams in the country have fewer) it's simple to see.

Larry Johnson, the defensive line coach, cannot sleep when his team isn't able get pressure on the quarterback. So he is considering changing personnel and putting the right people on the field to get the job done this coming weekend.

9/23/2021 9:32:35 PM
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No 3 Ohio State v No 11 Oregon

Saturday September 11th 2021 at Noon on FOX

Oregon Ducks (1-0) @ Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)

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Oregon Against Fresno State

Oregon, a Pac 12 top contender, began the season going up against Fresno State, coming out on top 31-24. They were evenly balanced with 172 yards passing and 186 yards rushing. Running back CJ Verdell ran 18 times for 74 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Johnny Johnson III caught 3 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. They didn’t allow Fresno State to run much, only 76 yards. But the Bulldogs got them for 298 yards through the air.

Ohio State Last Weekend

Being an Ohio State fan, you know the Buckeyes beat Big Ten in conference Minnesota 45-31 last Thursday. Quarterback CJ Stroud passed for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. Miyan Williams ran 9 times for 125 yards and a touchdown. While Chris Olave was in good form with 4 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Ohio State is considered a 14.5 favorite to win in the Horseshoe in this out of conference important contest.

How Oregon Can Compete

Oregon might try to control the clock by running the ball a lot like Minnesota did, but Ohio State can score quickly. Quarterback Anthony Brown could do a decent job of moving the ball on the ground. And the Ducks have a better defense than the Golden Gophers with Kayvon Thibodeaux on the edge, but not enough to win this one.

9/9/2021 9:31:07 PM
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Louisiana G Cedric Russell Transfers for Buckeyes

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With Duane Washington Jr leaving Ohio State for the NBA draft recently, the Buckeyes were looking for a guard to add to the roster and found Louisiana Lafayette 6’2” guard Cedric Russell. He will be eligible for the 2021-2022 basketball season at Ohio State. He is a transfer who completed four years for the Ragin Cajuns in the Sub Belt conference.

Cedric Russell Sharp Shooter

A sharp shooter from 3 point range, he made 40% from behind the arc, placing him in the top 20 nationally at the division I level. Russell’s average points per game increased over the last three years from 11.4 to 14.4 to 17.2, in his final year. He was also looking at St Johns, Marquette, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma as new destinations.

Russell seems quite enthusiastic about his final two years of college ball being played at a major Big Ten program like OSU.

Ohio State Men’s Basketball 2021-2022

Ohio State’s 2021 season begins against Akron on November 9th. Chris Holtmann also added guard Jamari Wheeler from Penn State for the upcoming season, a player that is known for defense. Wheeler replaces point guard CJ Walker on the roster who graduated at end of last season.

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7/16/2021 2:21:44 PM
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Duane Washington Jr's Departure From The Buckeyes

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Duane Washington Jr has declared that he is planning on leaving Ohio State for the NBA Draft effective immediately. All Ohio State basketball fans are waiting to see where Duane Washington Jr will get drafted or will he be an international star like David Lighty. He would have been a senior next season at Ohio State. Take a look at his career in the basketball program and prospects to decide for yourself if you will be a first-round pick:

Duane Washington Jr's College Stats

From the moment he put on a Buckeyes jersey, Duane has been beloved by Ohio fans across the state and country. Now, it's time to look at Duane Washington Jr's stats to see if he has lived up to the hype. For a basketball player, threat and versatility, it's Duane Washington Jr that decides the outcome of the game. Duane Jr stands at 6-3 and 210 pounds with tremendous physical tools that were developed during his prime playing days in high school basketball. He played three years at Ohio State with his minutes per game increasing each year along with his average points per game, 7 in 2018 to 16.4 in 2020. His assists per game steadily rose from 1.1 as a freshman to 2.9 in his 3rd year. He was also able to grab more rebounds per game, finishing with 3.4 a game as a Junior.

Chances of Being a First-Round Pick For Duane Washington Jr

You've heard about the massive transformation that Duane Washington Jr. is implementing with his basketball game. He shot 41.0% from the field last year and was the the most consistent player for Chris Holtmann as a junior. And with an incredibly athletic build and high basketball IQ---Washington could be a devastating scorer for any team that drafts him. Therefore, it is likely that teams that are rebuilding their bench will sign him in the upcoming draft. If teams do pass on him in the second round, you can be sure to see him on a NBA G league roster next year.

How Wise Was It For Duane Washington Jr To Declare for the draft

It is not every day a player leaves the school in the midst of his final year of eligibility. When Duane Washington Jr originally committed to Ohio State, there was a big celebration by Buckeye fans. He also posed for pictures next to a poster of himself wearing an Ohio State jersey. This then led him to work out with his future teammates, including Keita Bates Diop and C.J. Jackson. Recently he made himself eligible for the NBA draft but still leave open the possibility of returning to the Buckeyes. But late June saw him take the final step and remain in the draft ending his college career.

Scouts feel that he is an above average athlete that sometimes takes questionable shots. That he is a good shooter and excellent from the foul line but does not tend to draw fouls. He handles the ball well but did not produce the assists they would like to see in a college guard. And that he is good at defensive but could improve his focus and rebounding.

7/1/2021 9:24:48 PM
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Wide Receiver Kaleb Brown Attends NFA 7v7

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2022 All-American Kaleb Brown spent June working out at the NFA (National Football Association) 7v7 tournament.

The 5’11” 180 lbs. wide receiver from Chicago Illinois is considered the 5th best at his position in the country and a four star recruit. He is a selection for the 2022 All American Bowl on January 8th on NBC from San Antonio Texas.

Brown recently committed to play college football after Ohio State after being recruited by over 19 schools including Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida and Alabama. He has a relationship with two Wolverine teammates in AJ Henning and JJ McCarthy which led some to believe that he would end up in Ann Arbor. But Brian Hartline has kept constant contact with the highly sought after player and landed the deal.

Kaleb Brown At The Slot

Brown was featured as a tailback at Saint Rita High School but is projected to play slot receiver at the next level. Being a little different than the number of top rated receivers OSU has secured over the past three years could help Brown find the field.

He can get separation with burst and quickness and has great hands. He is a possibility in the kick return game early in his time in Columbus.

Kaleb Brown Visits

Brown was on an official visit to Ohio State when he made his commitment to the school. He stated that his relationship with receivers coach Hartline was a major factor and being recruited during the dead period showed who was really serious.

6/18/2021 3:01:05 PM
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Ryan Turner 2022 Ohio State Commit to Visit June 11th

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Ryan Turner is considered one of South Florida’s best defensive backs. Rated a three star recruit and the 34th best nationally at the position. He adds to a strong 2022 class ranked 2 in the country and the top class in the Big Ten. Kye Stokes, Jaheim Singletary and Jyaire Brown are already part of the class at defensive back.

Turner picked Ohio State over offers from Penn State, Clemson and Boston College. He had 27 scholarship offers before he made the commitment to the Buckeyes on May 5th 2021.

Why Ryan Turner

At 6’0” 180lbs. he’s a physical back like Ohio State is always looking for.

Kerry Combs and Matt Barnes went after Turner after a junior season that only provided stats of 16 tackles and 1 interception. His stock has risen over the Winter months.

Turner has great speed, ability to make tackles, ball skills, and good strength.

What Turner Means for Ohio State

Ohio State had an outstanding 2021 defensive backfield class. With Turner now in the 2022 class, they turn to add one more at the position from either Toriano Pride or Jayden Bellamy. Both Pride and Bellamy are planning visits to Columbus this coming month on June 11th.

5/28/2021 7:16:43 PM
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Ohio State Players In The 2021 NFL Draft

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Justin Fields - 1st Round - 11th Pick to the Bears

Justin Fields will be the first selection from Ohio State in the 2021 NFL Draft. Many different predictions on where he will be selected. Could go to the Detroit Lions at the 7th pick or all the way down to the 32nd pick with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he would sit behind Tom Brady for a couple of years. Picking a quality NFL quarterback in the draft is often a coin flip with 50% of the selections not working out. Trevor Lawrence from Clemson and Zach Wilson from Brigham Young will probably be the top 2 quarterback selections with Alabama quarterback Mac Jones also being considered higher than Fields.

Ohio State Players to Also Be Drafted

Guard Wyatt Davis – 3rd Round - 86th Pick to the Vikings

Linebacker Pete Werner – 2nd Round - 60th Pick to the Saints

Cornerback Shaun Wade – 5th Round 160th Pick to Ravens

Center Josh Myers – 2nd Round - 62nd Pick to the Packers

Running Back Trey Sermon – 3rd Round 88th Pick to 49ers

Defensive Tackle Tommy Togiai – 4th Round 132nd Pick to Browns

Linebacker Baron Browning – 3rd Round 105th Pick to Broncos

Defensive End Jonathon Cooper – 7th Round 239th Pick to Broncos

Linebacker Tuf Borland – Undrafted

Linebacker Justin Hilliard – Undrafted

Tight End Luke Farrell – 5th Round 145th Pick to Jackson

Punter Drew Chisman - Undrafted

Kicker Blake Haubeil - Undrafted

Ohio State 2021 NFL Draft Prospects

4/29/2021 7:53:35 PM
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Ohio State Spring Football 2021

After a fall unlike any other in football history, plenty of Ohio State football fans look forward to the 2021 Spring Game. Now that it is less than a month away (currently scheduled for April 17), fans are starting to wonder if this will be their first time getting a glimpse of the team in person in over a year. Plans are still up in the air a bit, but this is what we know so far about the game.

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Will fans be allowed at the Ohio State Spring Football Game?

Thanks to relaxed restrictions in the state of Ohio and by the Big Ten, attendance is coming back in some capacity for spring sports. That means Ohio State football will be able to take advantage of these new rules as well. Attendance policies are most related to local health guidelines, so for Ohio, that means teams can have up to 30% capacity.

How does that equate to Ohio Stadium? That means roughly 15,000 to 20,000 fans can enter the stadium and watch the Spring Game. That total number might still seem like a bit of a disappointment for many eager fans, but it is a step in the right direction to get back to some level of normal.

It seems as though Ohio State will wait until as close to the game as possible to decide how many fans are allowed in and who will have that opportunity to attend. At this time, it looks promising, but there's nothing official as of yet.

How will tickets be handled if fans are allowed?

Much like during the 2020 fall season, the attendance restrictions for spring games all around the Big Ten will almost certainly allow families to attend the game. This might expand to frontline workers as the next beneficiaries, and the remaining spots could open up to fans of the team with no personal connection.

Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith originally said that there would be no tickets sold to the spring game, so families and frontline workers are possibly looking at free tickets. While that's certainly beneficial, if tickets are open to the public, Ohio State might sell them with so much demand out there. Another possibility is to hold some sort of lottery for the remaining spots.

When is the game, and will there be a way to watch it for free?

As the April 17th date approaches, it seems more likely that it will stick as the annual Spring Game's official date for Ohio State football. Fans are always intrigued with this game, and there will be options for those who can't get into Ohio Stadium to watch. The last Spring Game held in 2019 was televised by the Big Ten Network. With so much still up in the air, it hasn't officially been announced that they will broadcast it again in 2021, but it would seem likely that would be the case if the schedule sticks.

3/27/2021 11:11:52 AM
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Marcus Hooker Suspended After Second OVI Citation

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Ohio State safety Marcus Hooker has been suspended by the Ohio State football program from the Buckeyes after he was cited for an OVI (Operating a Vehicle Impaired) early Saturday morning. This is Marcus Hooker's second off-the-field violation after an earlier OVI incident.

Marcus Hooker OVI

He was cited by the Columbus Police Department early Saturday morning, which is his second off-field incident. He signed with the Buckeyes some three years ago. A spokesperson for Ohio State confirmed that Hooker had been suspended indefinitely by the team and went on to say that no decision or timetable has been decided, or will be announced, about his return to the team.

Hooker was released and will be arraigned in Franklin County by the Prosecutors office on Friday, which marks the day that the his team mates are due to begin their spring practice. The police report states that Hooker refused a breathalyzer test after being pulled over and will be arraigned on a misdemeanor charge on Friday. This most recent Marcus Hooker OVI is his second. The fourth-year safety was also arrested in 2018 and charged with a DUI offence in Pennsylvania, his home state, before he began his Ohio State career. At that time he was also charged with careless driving, no rear lights and the purchase of alcohol by a minor. He was suspended by the Buckeyes for the season-opener at the time.

Marcus Hooker Bio

Hooker is the younger sibling of former Ohio State player and currently the NFL safety Malik Hooker. Marcus was rated a three-star recruit and was signed as part of the well-regarded 2018 class that was associated with high expectations. He began classes at Ohio State in 2018 and began playing in the summer of 2018 with the Buckeyes. Since then he has started in multiple games in the Ohio State secondary during his career.

Playing in 11 career games, Hooker has amassed a total of 23 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery. He began the season as a starter in 2020 but did not manage to lock up the position and was eventually passed up in the depth chart.

3/19/2021 10:15:32 AM
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Kenyatta Jackson Jr Predicted to be Clemson or Ohio State for 2022

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Hollywood Florida defensive end Kenyatta Jackson Jr, one of the best in the class of 2022, is predicted to either commit to Clemson or Ohio State for their next recruiting class. The 6’5” 230 lbs. 4 star defensive lineman is considered the 6th best at his position and the 85 best overall for the class nationally. He is being recruited for Ohio State by Larry Johnson. Anna Hickey from Clemson247 has him going to Clemson while Gaby Urrutia of InsideTheU predicts he will commit to the Buckeyes.

What Kenyatta Jackson Offers

Jackson is recognized as a disruptive player at the defensive end position with a large wing-span and great hands. He can get to the quarterback and also pursues running backs just as easily. Comes from a family or NFL players with uncles and a grandfather all playing in the pros.

3/4/2021 4:04:58 PM
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Ryan Day Announces 2021 Coaching Team Changes At Ohio State

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Ryan Day, Ohio State head coach, announced that some changes in Ohio State coaches with Parker Fleming being promoted from quality control coach to special teams coordinator. This comes after Day's announcement late last month that Greg Mattison would be retiring. He was the Buckeyes co-defensive coordinator, leaving only one spot for Day to fill in his coaching staff.

Matt Barnes Defense Backs Coach

Matt Barnes has also been promoted to defensive backs coach from special teams coordinator/safeties coach which will free up defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs to work with the defense. Among the Ohio State coaches, Day said that Matt Barnes has done an excellent job in special teams and has a great background on defense and considers him a great young coach (Barnes is only 34).

He also said he was excited at the changes and with Barnes spending his time with the secondary (though still helping with special teams) as he wanted continuity with special teams where he said the team had done a great job. Parker Fleming is someone that knows very well what we do, he continued, and said that he had earned the respect of the team.

Parker Fleming Quality Control Coach

Fleming, 31, has been at Ohio State for the last three seasons as quality control coach and was a graduate assistant in 2012&13 at OSU. He is a native of Atlanta, Ga., and was a quarterback at Presbyterian College from 2007 to 2009. He began his coaching career coaching quarterbacks in 2010 after which he took his talents to Columbus, Ohio where he was the quarterback coach at Capital University in 2011.

This led to Fleming joining Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State in 2012 working as a graduate assistant with offense and special teams a post he held for two seasons. In 2016 he moved to Texas State as special teams coordinator and wide receiver coach and in 2017 they him to offensive coordinator and special teams coach after which he returned to Ohio State in 2018 as a quality control coach while still working closely with special teams.

It has been revealed that Day is also expected to hire a veteran coach, that has previous experience as a head coach, as a defensive consultant for Ohio State. Day went on to say that no one will carry the 'co-defensive coordinator' title which Mattison did.

2/13/2021 10:00:09 PM
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Ohio State Players Declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft

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Everyone that played this season of College football is eligible for an additional year if they choose to return and their scholarship does not count against the team limits. Still many are leaving early and going to the NFL Draft this Spring.

Declared for the NFL/Graduated

Shaun Wade CB – a high school 5 star recruit coming out of a top program in Florida whos draft position could depend on how he does in the combine.

Drue Chrisman P

Josh Myers C

Justin Fields QB – should be a first round selection this fall after impressing many in two years at Ohio State and finishing 11th in Heisman voting this year.

Trey Sermon RB

Wyatt Davis G – a first round selection for a team needing offensive line help. Can into Ohio State highly regarded and took care of business for three straight years.

Tommy Togiai DT – a great inside presence that was missed during the Alabama game.

Jonathon Cooper DE – made good use of a redshirt season and upped his play this final season.

Justin Hilliard LB – Will play in the Senior Bowl.

Pete Werner LB

Baron Browning LB – his length, tackling and explosiveness make him a great NFL prospect.

Blake Haubeil K – Could be a late round pick for a team needing a new kicker.

Returning to Ohio State

Marcus Williamson CB

Thayer Munford LT

Chris Olave WR

Jeremy Ruckert TE

Haskell Garrett DT

Tyreke Smith DE

Stephen A. on NFL mock draft 2021:Projecting where Alabama, Ohio State players will land first round

1/21/2021 10:10:00 PM
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Ohio State 2020 Football Schedule

SAT OCT 24
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Nebraska
Columbus, Ohio
W 52-17

SAT OCT 31
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Penn State
State College, Pa.
W 38-25

SAT NOV 7
Rutgers
vs.
Rutgers
Columbus, Ohio
W 49-27

SAT NOV 14
Maryland
vs.
Maryland
College Park, Md.
CANCELED

SAT NOV 21
Indiana
vs.
Indiana
Columbus, Ohio
W 42-35

SAT NOV 28
Illinois Invitational
vs.
Illinois
Champaign, Ill.
CANCELED

SAT DEC 5
Michigan State
vs.
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.
12:00 PM

SAT DEC 12
Ohio State Buckeyes
vs.
Michigan
Columbus, Ohio
12:00 PM

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