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Ohio State senior CB Doran Grant intercepted a pass in Saturday's romp over Rutgers.

The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder entered the season as Ohio State's lone returning defensive back starter. He's now picked off passes in consecutive games. Over the summer, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks called Grant "one of the most dynamic athletes in college football." Grant runs a 4.54 forty and should test out well at the combine.
Oct 19 - 7:30 PM

Ohio State sophomore DL Joey Bosa "resembles J.J. Watt from early in his collegiate career," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

The true sophomore, who has seven tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks this season, won't be draft eligible until after the 2015 campaign. "I'm not saying he looks like the current J.J. Watt, NFL MVP candidate, but how Watt looked when he was a young player with the Badgers," McShay wrote. "Remember, Watt wasn't even a top-10 pick coming out of Wisconsin. He continued to improve each year after arriving in Madison as a transfer. Bosa's stats from his first year at Ohio State are remarkably similar to Watt's first year at Wisconsin in 2009. Check out the box to the right. Bosa possesses good size, length and versatility and is an effective pass-rusher with a good motor."
Oct 7 - 7:53 PM

Ohio State true freshman OLB Raekwon McMillan returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown in Saturday's win against Maryland.

McMillan, the top-ranked linebacker and the No. 12 overall recruit in this past year's ESPN 300, killed off any chance of a Maryland fourth-quarter comeback with his jaunt to the end zone. The 6-foot-2, 249-pounder, an early enrollee, will be playing on Sundays someday. He'll be in Columbus for at least two more years, though.
Oct 4 - 5:53 PM

Ohio State sophomore RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 24 times for 139 yards in a 52-24 victory to Maryland on Saturday.

Elliott didn't rush for more than 65 yards in any of Ohio State's first three games, but he went off for 182 yards last week against Cincinnati before abusing the Terps today. That leaves him at 462 yards for three touchdowns overall. The 6-foot, 225-pound Elliott was a four-star 2013 recruit.
Oct 4 - 5:39 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer believes senior QB Braxton Miller will return to school in 2015, and announced him as starter.

"Braxton is our quarterback," Meyer said. "To be fair to Braxton, Big Ten Player of the Year. But it's good to know we've got both of them." In other words, Miller will start over freshman J.T. Barrett next season regardless of how well Barrett plays this year. Miller, who is out for the year after undergoing right shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, said last month that he would return to school for the 2015 season. Because he was very close to declaring for the 2014 draft, we'll wait until the winter filing deadline before officially writing him in for the 2016 draft.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 30 - 8:42 PM

Ohio State sophomore OW Dontre Wilson had six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 50-28 victory over Cincinnati.

He also had a 21-yard run. The popular preseason breakout selection has 59 rushing yards on nine attempts (6.6 YPC) and 11 catches for 179 yards (16.3 YPR) and a touchdown through four games. Wilson, who is often compared to Percy Harvin, finished with just 53 touches in 2013 due to his 185-pound frame, accounting for 250 rushing yards and 210 receiving yards.
Sep 28 - 8:59 PM

While he awaits verdict on his appeal of a second positive drug test, Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence is no longer participating in team activities.

Spence briefly returned to practices last week. This reverse is course doesn't affect his status with the Buckeyes, who have chosen not to dismiss the talented prospect. "He's not going to practice now," OSU HC Urban Meyer said. "That was just last week. He's not practicing, getting full-time treatment and working out just for his well-being. What is a zero tolerance [policy] when an addiction has set in or whatever? The decision, when you harm yourself or harm your team, we wrestle with those all the time. I've been criticized for many, many years about how I treat these guys. I treat them like they're my kid, and I'm not a big fan of dismissal. I don't try to do that very often. It's got to be a severe one where you're hurting someone else."
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 22 - 8:12 PM

Ohio State junior DE Noah Spence is still practicing with the team despite his indefinite suspension.

"Yeah, he actually practiced today," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. "He's doing things to get healthy, but he's also -- you know, we're supporting him." Spence was suspended for the school's bowl game as well as the first two games of 2014 after testing positive for ecstasy back in January. He was set to return last weekend but failed another drug test, leading to a suspension of indeterminate length. ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg recently reported that it's a "long shot" Spence will be cleared to return. "You know, the only comment I'll make on the whole situation is that it's a tough deal for Noah and his family and we're going to support him the best we can throughout the situation," co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash said Saturday. "If he gets an opportunity to play football again one day, great. But we're here to help him receive the help that he needs."
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 18 - 7:11 PM

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


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