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Rivals recruiting analysts Chad Simmons and Woody Wommack believe that Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal DE commit Brenton Cox is a potential flip candidate.

Alabama is the team to keep an eye on in terms of who might swipe Cox away from the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder took an unofficial visit to Tuscaloosa to check out the Tide in their win over Arkansas this past weekend and Simmons and Wommack believe that he will end up taking an official visit to Alabama before he makes his decision. Noted the analysts, "[The program's] defensive style of play and the chance for him to see the field early really appeals to him." Rivals ranks Cox as the No. 31 overall prospect in the 2018 class. We still like OSU to ultimately hold onto him through signing day. Georgia lurks as a darkhorse in this race.
Source: Rivals
Oct 18 - 10:55 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Chad Simmons and Woody Wommack note that Alabama's pursuit of Ohio State five-star 2018 verbal QB commit Emory Jones is "a storyline worth keeping up with."

"The five-star quarterback remains committed to Ohio State, but Alabama does not have a quarterback committed and Jones may be their top target," Simmons and Wommack note. The 6-foot-4, 179-pound Jones spent some time with the Tide coaching staff over the summer. ESPN's Billy Tucker has compared him to Lamar Jackson in terms of his ability to crush it when tucking and running in the open field. He also has a cannon for an arm.
Source: Rivals
Oct 18 - 8:42 PM

Dallas will host the 2018 NFL Draft, according to Ian Rapoport.

As you all know the draft moved from New York City to Chicago to Philadelphia, and now it will take it's talents to Dallas. Recently, each year has been slightly different, with indoor and outdoor locations along with picks being announced around the country and by zoo animals. Expect more schticks to be included this year.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 18 - 11:52 AM

Ohio State redshirt senior QB J.T. Barrett has thrown 19 touchdown passes with a clean pocket, more than any other quarterback in the FBS.

Barrett (6'2/220) has also thrown 15 touchdowns when given 2.6 or more seconds to throw the football, which is five more than any other quarterback. Basically, when Barrett has time to throw -- or can create time to throw -- he's very, very good. The question is whether the Buckeyes can give him enough time to continue that run in the next couple weeks as the Ohio State schedule gets tougher.
Oct 16 - 8:31 PM

Ohio State redshirt junior WR Parris Campbell missed the bulk of Saturday's win over Nebraska due to an undisclosed injury.

Campbell was injured in the first quarter of the game and, per HC Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes opted to hold him out for the rest of the game as a precaution. He'll have the bye week to heal up before OSU takes on Penn State on October 28. His playing status for that contest will be determined over the next two practice weeks.
Oct 15 - 12:33 AM

Ohio State redshirt senior QB J.T. Barrett completed 27-of-33 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 48 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 56-14 demolition of Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers do not boast a particularly frightening defense, but even so, there's no denying Barrett's brilliance in this one. Four of his seven total touchdowns came in the first half, but OSU kept the pedal on the medal even in the second half, allowing the redshirt senior to light up Nebraska for three more scores after halftime. Outside of Ohio State's lackluster loss to Oklahoma in Week 2, Barrett has now accounted for at least three touchdowns in every game this season and a stellar 25 total scores in seven games. The Buckeyes will rest up on bye next weekend before they face their toughest two-contest stretch of the campaign against Penn State and Iowa.
Oct 14 - 11:47 PM

Ohio State freshman RB J.K. Dobbins rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Saturday's 56-14 win over Nebraska.

Dobbins bolted for a 52-yard rushing touchdown to open the game's scoring with 10:56 remaining in the first quarter. That would be his highlight moment of the contest. Mike Weber actually finished out with more carries than the true freshman, holding an 18-12 advantage on that front. Both runners will continue to see their fair share of work moving forward. Dobbins has now rushed for 775 yards and five touchdowns across seven games played. He's been arguably the best freshman performer in the country this season.
Oct 14 - 11:40 PM

Ohio State four-star 2018 verbal DE commit Brenton Cox is taking an unofficial visit to Alabama this weekend.

Cox (6'5/250) will be checking out the atmosphere in Tuscaloosa for Alabama's game against Arkansas on Saturday. He told 247Sports that he remains firmly committed to Ohio State despite the visit. Georgia is another SEC player to watch when it comes to programs that have a shot at flipping Cox off of his Buckeyes pledge. Rivals ranks him as the No. 31 overall prospect in the 2018 class. He showed out very well at The Opening over the summer due to a slick combination of speed and power.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 13 - 7:25 PM

Ohio State freshman WR Trevon Grimes is taking a leave of absence from the team to tend to a family health matter.

Buckeyes HC Urban Meyer told the media that this leave of absence is indefinite, but expects that Grimes will rejoin the team in the spring. He also quashed speculation that the 6-foot-4, 190-pound freshman would be transferring in order to be closer to family in Florida. Grimes ranked as Rivals' No. 7 overall prospect in the 2017 class. He has caught three passes for 20 yards this season.
Oct 12 - 12:12 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer has no concerns that freshman RB J.K. Dobbins will run into a true frosh wall.

Meyer was asked if the Buckeyes had any plans on limiting Dobbins workload in practice in order to keep him fresh. That does not appear to be in the cards, with the head coach citing the 5-foot-10, 200-pounder's measured approach, one which (hopefully) will not burn him out. Dobbins has rushed for 669 yards (7.6 YPC) and four touchdowns in six games this season.
Oct 11 - 9:52 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.
Oct 11 - 2:10 PM

Ohio State reinstated redshirt senior DT Michael Hill from suspension.

Hill (6'3/305) ended up sitting out the first six games of the season as punishment for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Ohio State DC Greg Schiano has declined to shed light on just how much -- or if -- Hill will play against Nebraska on Saturday now that he's been reinstated. It's reasonable to assume that he will be relatively limited this weekend due to the long layoff.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 10 - 10:49 PM

Ohio State redshirt sophomore G Branden Bowen underwent surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula.

Bowen sustained the broken leg during Saturday's blowout win over Maryland. He is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season while out rehabbing. The 6-foot-7, 312-pounder had been starting at right guard for the Buckeyes prior to going down injured.
Oct 8 - 12:16 PM

Ohio State freshman RB J.K. Dobbins ran for 96 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown in a 62-14 route of Maryland on Saturday.

Dobbins split carries with senior running back Mike Weber, but once again, Dobbins looked like the star with Weber looking like the complementary back. His touchdown was a three-yard score to give OSU a 55-7 lead late in the third quarter. Expect more big numbers for the freshman next week against Nebraska.
Oct 7 - 7:44 PM

Ohio State redshirt senior QB J.T. Barrett threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another score in a 62-14 shellacking of Maryland on Saturday.

Barrett (6'2/220) dominated the Terrapins' defense, and the only reason the stats didn't get astronomical was because Ohio State had such a big lead at halftime that Barrett was shut down. This is just another example of when the senior signal-caller takes care of the ball, the Buckeyes' offense is borderline unstoppable. He'll have another big game opportunity next week against Nebraska next week.
Oct 7 - 7:36 PM


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