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Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Age / DOB:  (53) / 7/10/1964

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The NCAA passed a new rule that gives Division I student-athletes the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission.
This rule was created due to the occasional controversy of a coach blocking a player from transferring and talking to other schools. While this ruling is important, individual conference rules will remain intact as far as transferring between schools within the same conference. This will take effect on October 15th of 2018. Jun 13 - 3:59 PM
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Ohio State and Toledo have agreed to a matchup for Sept. 17, 2022.

The Buckeyes will have hosting duties for this one. It's just a one-off contest, rather than a home-and-home-series. Ohio State owns a 3-0 record in previous match-ups between the two squads, though they have not squared off since 2011.
Source: Land of 10
May 31 - 1:18 PM

Ohio State's board of trustees has approved a two-year contract extension for HC Urban Meyer.

Meyer's contract will now run through the 2022 season. The new deal comes with a sweet $1.2 million raise to boot. That will bump Meyer's base salary to $7.6 million for 2018, making him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten -- surpassing Michigan's Jim Harbaugh on that front -- and the third-highest paid coach in the FBS. The Buckeyes have gone 177-31 since Meyer took over prior to the 2012 season. The program has never won fewer than 11 games in a campaign under his watchful eye and secured the national title in 2014.
Apr 5 - 12:19 PM

SB Nation's Bill Connelly has Ohio State ranked at the top of his S&P+ rankings for the 2018 season.

Alabama comes in second, Clemson third, and Washington rounds out the top four. Funnily enough, these are the same four teams that were in the 2016 college football playoff. If you're curious who ranks last on the analytic ranking, UTEP comes in at 130. The S&P measures things like dynamic plays, efficiency in finishing drives and field position, among other variables.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 11 - 3:55 PM

Ohio State AD Gene Smith called the salaries of Alabama HC Nick Saban and Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher "ridiculous."

Ridiculous as the salaries might be -- Fisher received a guaranteed 10-year, $75 million contract from Texas A&M this winter, while Saban's deal works out to $8.1 million annually -- Ohio State can't really throw stones on this front. Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer drew a salary of $6.4 million for 2017, the fourth-highest draw for an FBS coach. Only Saban, Clemson's Dabo Swinney, and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh made more.
Source: The Lantern
Feb 6 - 1:42 PM

In his Cotton Bowl arrival press conference, Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said that the team is dealing with no unexpected absences.

Bowl season brings with it bowl suspension season, but looks like OSU is in the clear right now. The Buckeyes will tango with USC in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, Dec. 29.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer declined to answer questions about the Playoff.

"There will be zero conversation around here. Especially when you talk to the players, there will be zero conversation about what happened before and what’s going to happen in the future. Zero," Meyer said. In the most recent incarnation of the Playoff rankings released on Tuesday, the Buckeyes were slotted at No. 9. They'll take on Illinois this coming weekend before wrapping up against Michigan and then likely, in the Big Ten Championship Game, Wisconsin. We're dubious as to whether wins over a decent Michigan team and a soft undefeated Wisconsin team will be enough to propel them into the Playoff given previous losses to Oklahoma and Iowa, at least barring chaos over the final two weekends of the campaign.
Source: Land of 10
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 08:44:00 PM

In the latest release of the AP Top-25 poll, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Wisconsin were ranked Nos. 1-4.

Ohio State and Wisconsin are the new entrants to the top quartet in the poll, sliding up with Penn State and TCU losing on Saturday. Outside of the top four teams, Notre Dame is closing fast, bumping from No. 9 to No. 5 thanks to an impressive win over NC State on Saturday. The biggest mover -- as was the case in Sunday's Amway Coaches Poll -- was Iowa State, who rocked their way to No. 14 (up from No. 25) on the strength of their upset of TCU on Saturday. The first set of CFB Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Ohio State’s Board of Trustees approved an eight-percent raise for HC Urban Meyer.

Meyer’s contract had called for a six-percent raise, meaning his actual raise will go from $321,000 to just under $480,000. That leaves Meyer’s total compensation this season just north of $6.4 million. The only coaches who make more are Alabama’s Nick Saban, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 02:10:00 PM

Ohio State football HC Urban Meyer believes that if you lie about violations, you should be dismissed.

"If you intentionally lie about committing violations, your career is over," Meyer said during a call-in radio show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus. "You're not suspended for two games (or) some of the silly penalties you have, you can't talk to a recruit for a week and a half or something like that. No. You're finished. That will clean up some things." It's not the first time Meyer has given hot takes this fall, and hopefully it's not the last. The Buckeyes take on
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:18:00 PM

Ohio State's pass defense is allowing 403 passing yards per game through the opening two weeks of the season, placing them 130th in the country.

Want more bad news? Opposing teams are completing 67 percent of their passes (120th in the FBS). The Buckeyes lost so many defensive backs to the NFL, including top corners Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, along with roaming free safety Malik Hooker. Ohio State has already dropped to No. 9 and faces Army next, so their pass defense won't be tested.
Source: 11 Warriors
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 10:18:00 AM

In the latest release of the Amway Coaches Poll, Ohio State dropped from No. 2 to No. 9.

Ohio State's loss to Oklahoma on Saturday was the most notable of the day and the poll reaction is predictable enough. For their part, the Sooners shot up from No. 6 to No. 3. Overall, it was TCU which saw the biggest rise in the poll, cruising up six spots from No. 26 to No. 20 courtesy of a dominant defensive win over Arkansas.
Source: USA Today
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 02:30:00 PM

Ohio State AD Gene Smith said that he is not in favor of the Buckeyes playing Friday games.

"We’re more valuable on a Saturday for our television partners. We don’t need to play on a Friday night," Smith said. When asked if he think that the Buckeyes will ever play on Fridays, he doubled down, saying, "I don't anticipate it" and "Friday night is not our world." Penn State and Michigan have likewise turned their noses at the possibility.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:29:00 PM

SEC Network's Paul Finebaum believes that Ohio State should have won more titles under HC Urban Meyer.

When asked about Meyer, Finebaum praised his overall record with the Buckeyes (61-6), but said that "after looking into the games they’ve won and how the seasons have ended, it’s worth a second look, and it raises that legitimate question of, should we have expected more?" While OSU has had a few bowl flameouts under Meyer -- most notably in the CFB Playoff against Clemson this past winter -- it's difficult to truly throw darts at him, unless you're holding him to the standard of, say, Nick Saban in terms of titles. Remember, the Buckeyes won a championship with preseason third-string QB Cardale Jones just two years ago.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer indicated that he believes the Big Ten is on par with the SEC.

"I don’t think there’s a gap at all," Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days. Conference supremacy tends to be a beaten-to-death topic at such scrums, with Florida State HC Jimbo Fisher saying at the ACC incarnation earlier this month that his conference is actually really the best in the country. Just one month away from actual football games.
Source: Land of 10
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 06:52:00 PM