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Ohio State is "preparing to move forward" as if they won't get Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence back for the remainder of the season, reports CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Spence, who was set to return over the weekend from suspension, failed a second drug test. He first failed a drug test for ecstasy back in January. "We are hopeful that Noah can get healthy and, at some point, resume his career with the Buckeyes," Spence's parents said in a statement to the Columbus Dispatch. "We are uncertain how long he will be ineligible, but we will work with Ohio State and the Big Ten until we have a final resolution." The Big Ten handbook states that a student athlete who fails a second drug test "shall be declared permanently ineligible for all further intercollegiate competition in all sports."
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 16 - 8:36 PM

Both of Ohio State sophomore WR Michael Thomas' catches went for touchdowns in Saturday's win over Kent State.

He finishes with two catches for 77 yards and two touchdowns, one of which went for 63 yards. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder has 11 catches for 214 yards and four touchdowns through three games. He's J.T. Barrett's favorite target.
Sep 13 - 6:44 PM

Ohio State true freshman RB Curtis Samuel rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Saturday's 66-0 romp over Kent State.

He also caught four balls for 40 yards. The Brooklyn native, a four-star athlete, is also capable of playing wide receiver or defensive back. He goes 5-foot-11, 186-pounds and runs 4.36 forty. Samuel obviously got more work today because the game got out of hand, but we expect him to see the field more often going forward. He came into this game with 71 yards on 12 carries in the first two games.
Sep 13 - 6:31 PM

Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman will miss Saturday's game against Kent State due to a foot injury.

Heuerman is not in a walking boot or on crutches during pre-game, but he did not even go through warm ups. Not details have been disclosed. Heuerman joins Braxton Miller and Noah Spence as major contributors who miss time for the Buckeyes.
Sep 13 - 11:42 AM

Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence, who was set to return this week from suspension, has failed a second drug test and will not be eligible to play against Kent State.

Spence's last failed drug test, which was for ecstasy, dates back to January, and the three game ban was set to end this week. "We are uncertain how long he will be ineligible, but we will work with Ohio State and the Big Ten until we have a final resolution," Spence's family said in a statement. The Big Ten handbook states that a student athlete who fails a second drug test "shall be declared permanently ineligible for all further intercollegiate competition in all sports."
Source: ESPN
Sep 12 - 6:12 PM

Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence returns from suspension this week.

Due to a failed drug test, the 6-foot-3, 252-pounder (4.68 forty) was suspended for the Orange Bowl and the first two games of this season. "Spence, who appears in my first round mock draft, is a slippery rusher in space with lateral quickness and fluid body control to put consistent pressure on the pocket," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote. "He has the potential to be a double-digit sack artist for Ohio State and should help free up Joey Bosa on the other side to get more shots at the quarterback as well." TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded Spence as a Rds. 1-2 prospect last month.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 9 - 7:49 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Ohio State junior OT Taylor Decker is better in many aspects than former teammate Jack Mewhort.

"The former right tackle moved to the left side this season, taking over for Jack Mewhort, the second round pick of the Indianapolis Colts," Pauline wrote. "In many ways Decker’s play surpasses his former teammate as he’s quicker, more athletic and has an easier time sliding off the edge. If he continues to progress I struggle to see how Decker does not end up a top 45 selection if he enters the draft." Pauline graded Decker as a preseason Round 2 prospect.
Sep 8 - 6:38 PM

Ohio State sophomore WR Michael Thomas caught six balls for 98 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Virginia Tech.

Thomas was a bright spot on an otherwise dreary offensive evening for the Buckeyes. His biggest moment came on a short J.T. Barrett throw in the right flat which Thomas snagged, spinning and sprinting to a 53-yard touchdown reception. That play pulled OSU within 21-14, but a furious comeback rally ultimately fell short. Thomas figures to be one of Barrett's top targets this year.
Sep 7 - 8:02 PM

One NFL executive believes Ohio State's defensive front is overrated.

"It's a solid group, he says, but there's no elite talent in the mix," NFL.com's scouting staff writes. Obviously OSU played Navy last week, and that style of ground-oriented attack frequently confuses college programs, especially in the age of spread offenses. We think sophomore Joey Bosa will draw rave reviews at this time next year, so he fits the "elite talent" mold.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 4 - 2:05 PM

Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett completed 12 of 15 attempts for 225 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the school's 34-14 win over Navy.

It was Barrett's first career start, and the most obvious mistake was throwing an interception on 1st and goal in the second quarter. Barrett actually ended the game as the school's leading rusher, adding 50 yards on nine carries. Buckeyes coaches will build on this effort.
Aug 30 - 4:12 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller's torn labrum surgery was successful.

Buckeyes' HC Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten's Tuesday conference call that the surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews, went according to plan. Miller wrecked his throwing shoulder in practice on Aug. 18. He was named team captain anyway and says he will return to school in 2015. Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has assumed the starting job.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 6:53 PM

Ohio State senior TE Jeff Heuerman was ranked by ESPN's Todd McShay as the No. 2 overall tight end prospect.

McShay's colleague Mel Kiper called Heuerman a "sleeper" prospect earlier this summer. "Heuerman has an excellent blend of height, weight and top-end speed, although his separation skills are below average, as he struggles to accelerate and set up defenders," McShay wrote. "He is fast enough to get behind most linebackers, however, and big and strong enough to win 50-50 balls, so he is a weapon down the seam. Heuerman displays good ball skills overall, including the ability to take a big hit and hang onto the ball. He's an average blocker with room to improve as he gets stronger and masters his technique." The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Heuerman had 26 receptions and 466 receiving yards last year.
Aug 26 - 5:10 PM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller is scheduled to undergo season-ending labrum surgery on Tuesday.

Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer confirmed the news to the media, and added that Miller has been named a 2014 team captain. "We voted captains, and Braxton Miller was the high vote-getter," Meyer said. "Jeff Heurman, Michael Bennett, Doran Grant -- which is a great success story, his turnaround -- and Curtis Grant, which here is a guy that, once again, that's one of the great things about what we do for a living is to see young people grow up, and boy, has Curtis Grant done a nice job." Miller says he will return to school for the 2015 season. He was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft, so we won't be certain of that statement until the deadline in January.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 6:50 PM

As a reminder, Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence will miss the school's first two games against Navy and Virginia Tech due to a suspension.

Eleven Warriors reminded us of the news, and after the Braxton Miller/J.T. Barrett announcements it was necessary. Spence missed last winter's Orange Bowl due to a positive drug test. Steve Miller and Rashad Frazier are the likeliest replacements, but head coach Urban Meyer also mentioned Jalyn Holmes as a possibility.
Aug 25 - 10:18 AM

Ohio State senior QB Braxton Miller says he will return to school for the 2015 season.

"I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season," Miller said in a statement. The quarterback will undergo another surgery to his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum. Depending on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett's success this season, we are not sure if Miller's word on returning will stand. According to reports, Miller was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft. More evaluators will likely look at Miller as a running back after a second surgery to his throwing arm.
Source: USA Today
Aug 20 - 9:31 AM


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