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Ohio State redshirt junior RB Mike Weber is undecided on whether or not he'll enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Weber told beat writer Dan Hope that he felt the 2018 season went "decent" for him, but that he hasn't played up to his potential. Part of that could be due to the fact that he's had to share carries with sophomore star J.K. Dobbins, but he still managed to put up 858 yards and score five touchdowns for the 12-1 Buckeyes. The Rose Bowl comes next, but we wouldn't be surprised if Weber's carries after that came in the NFL -- or perhaps a different program.
Dec 12 - 8:14 PM

Ohio State redshirt junior DT Dre'Mont Jones announced that he will enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jones is going off to the NFL, but he's got one more game in an Ohio State uniform; as he announced he'll play in the Rose Bowl against Washington. The 6-foot-3, 286-pound defender has been highly productive with the Buckeyes, and finishes 2018 with 8.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, and an interception that he returned for a touchdown. This is a loaded defensive tackle class, but Jones still could be a first-round pick because of his inside pass-rushing ability, and he ranks ninth among defensive tackles in Mel Kiper's recently released draft board.
Dec 12 - 6:17 PM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller ranks Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins as his No. 1 draft-eligible quarterback for the spring.

Haskins is Miller's No. 1 QB and sits at No. 15 on his top-50 prospect board. He writes that scouts have been "buzzing" over his play against Michigan and Northwestern to close out the year for the Big Ten champs and refers to the OSU gunslinger as the "biggest riser" of the season in terms of his stock as a draft prospect. The Athletic's Dane Brugler projected Haskins to the Jaguars at No. 6 in his latest mock draft. You can expect an official announcement from Haskins one way or another regarding the draft following Ohio State's Rose Bowl showdown with Washington on Jan. 1.
Dec 11 - 9:42 PM

Ohio State four-star 2019 verbal G commit Doug Nester plans to sign in February, rather than during the early December window.

Nester (6'6/314) has been committed to the Buckeyes since August of 2017 and had planned to sign this month before enrolling in January. However, he is opting to slow things down in order to reassess the situation following HC Urban Meyer's retirement announcement. To be clear, Nester remains committed to OSU for the time being. Official visits to Georgia, Penn State and Virginia Tech are in play for January and could change that, though. On the 247Sports composite board, the Huntington, West Virginia, native ranks as the No. 92 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: 247Sports
Dec 11 - 6:27 PM

An AFC area scout told Bleacher Report's Matt Miller that he believes that Ohio State DE Nick Bosa is a better player than Chargers DE Joey Bosa.

"He's so powerful and has excellent hand usage. He's a plug-and-play Pro Bowler," the scout said. Miller also spoke to an AFC scouting director who added a little more insight into how Bosa is viewed within the OSU program, saying, "You hear that he might rub some coaches the wrong way because he's pretty blunt and playful, but everyone [at Ohio State] had great things to say about his work ethic and love of the game." Miller ranks the 6-foot-4, 263-pounder as the No. 1 overall draft-eligible prospect in the 2019 class. Bosa's 2018 season was undone by a core muscle injury sustained on Sept. 15 against TCU, and he has been prepping for the draft ever since.
Dec 11 - 6:01 PM

In his latest mock draft, The Athletic's Dane Brugler project Oregon junior QB Justin Herbert and Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins to be selected Nos. 5 and 6 by the Giants and Jaguars, respectively.

Neither Herbert nor Haskins has officially declared for the draft -- and there's been talk that Herbert might return to Oregon for another season -- but should they declare, Brugler sees those two quarterbacks flying off the board relatively early. Missouri's Drew Lock (No. 20 to the Broncos) is the only other signal-caller he has being drafted in the first round at this juncture. Keep in mind that the exact draft order has not yet been finalized, though we're starting to get a better idea as to the general position each team will hold.
Dec 11 - 5:08 PM

Ohio State interim WR coach Brian Hartline has been given the full-time position.

Hartline was a mere quality control assistant heading into August camp, but after the Buckeyes parted ways with Zach Smith in response to his troubled past, Hartline was promoted to interim wide receivers coach. No longer interim after he was able to use the 2018 season as a sort of proof of concept for his ability to handle the job in full. Said head coach in-waiting Ryan Day in a statement, "Brian is a terrific young coach and mentor to our players, and I am thrilled he is on our staff permanently now."
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 8 - 6:00 PM

Ohio State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 LB Tommy Eichenberg.

Eichenberg opened up his recruitment near the end of November after he had previously been committed to Boston College since June. He also had offers from schools like Michigan and Iowa, but the Cleveland native was considered a strong lean towards Ohio State the moment he opened things back up. He ranks as the 19th best inside linebacker on 247 Sports composite rankings, and the eighth best player in the state of Ohio.
Dec 7 - 4:10 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Haskins said that he would not make a decision on an NFL Draft declaration until after the Rose Bowl.

Haskins (6'3/220) will have another few weeks to mull over his decision before the Buckeyes take on Washington on New Year's Day. The Heisman finalist finished out the regular season having thrown for 4,580 yards with a 47/8 TD/INT ratio. Sharp as those numbers might be, the OSU signal-caller does not have a realistic chance to win Heisman in the face of competition from Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa. The Athletic's Dane Brugler slotted Haskins in with the No. 6 overall selection in his first mock draft of the winter, released earlier in the week.
Dec 7 - 2:57 PM

Retiring Ohio State HC Urban Meyer and AD Gene Smith both indicated that Meyer might remain with the university in a new capacity.

Meyer said that he is hopeful to "stay involved" in a "new capacity," while Smith said that he is looking forward to continuing to work with Meyer in a different role. It would appear at least initially that his retirement might not be a total one. He said that he does not believe he will coach again in the future, though it should be noted that he also referred to the question as a "complicated" one.
Dec 4 - 5:09 PM

Ohio State announced that future HC Ryan Day's contract will be for five years with an annual salary of $4.5 million.

Day will be taking over for HC Urban Meyer in full after the Rose Bowl, but is already set to take over Meyer's recruiting duties. That he will be making $4.5 million right out of the chute is just indicative of OSU's deep, deep resource reserves. In his small cameo as acting head coach in place of Meyer back in August/early September, Day did a nice job to get the Buckeyes ready for the campaign in the face of much noise, then proceeded to help lead them out to a 3-0 record before Meyer returned from his suspension.
Dec 4 - 3:37 PM

Ohio State OC Ryan Day will begin his recruiting duties as head coach on Wednesday.

While Day will not officially be taking over for retiring OSU HC Urban Meyer until after the Buckeyes take on Washington in the Rose Bowl, Meyer said during his farewell press conference on Tuesday that Day's going to begin handling those duties well in advance of the bowl game. The timing of Meyer's retirement announcement is somewhat awkward for recruiting with the early December signing window just around the corner. We'll pass along word if any current OSU pledges reopen their recruitment in the wake of Meyer's retirement. So far, all quiet on the western front.
Dec 4 - 2:49 PM

Retiring Ohio State HC Urban Meyer said, "I believe I will not coach again."

Meyer stepped into retirement on Tuesday. When asked whether he was done coaching, he referred to the question as "complicated" but also more definitively answered that he does not see it as being in the cards. Always subject to change, of course. Bovada has already released odds on whether he will be coaching with the Browns next fall (he's +600), but we don't see Cleveland as a realistic destination even if Meyer did want to return to the sideline immediately. He has never coached in the NFL and would be joining a team which has a fair amount of work to do before it could contend for a legitimate playoff run.
Dec 4 - 2:39 PM

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman reports that Ohio State will give future HC Ryan Day a five-year contract.

Coaching has been flying fast and furious on Tuesday, but there has been no larger story than that of Urban Meyer's impending retirement. Day will be taking over as head coach in Columbus after the Buckeyes play Washington in the Rose Bowl. Financials on his new contract have not yet come to light.
Dec 4 - 11:54 AM

Ohio State OC Ryan Day will take over as head coach after the Rose Bowl.

With OSU HC Urban Meyer set to step down after the Buckeyes' Rose Bowl showdown with Washington, Day has been tabbed to take over the wheel. He did a fine job working as acting head coach with Meyer out suspended for the first three games of the campaign -- the Buckeyes put forth a 3-0 record in that space -- and the thought was that Ohio State would try to keep him in the fold even before news of Meyer's retirement broke on Tuesday. When Day takes over as head coach later this winter, it will be his first such job.
Source: USA Today
Dec 4 - 11:15 AM


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