Ohio State's first depth chart of the season has something of a surprise.
Senior Michael Bennett and junior Tommy Schutt are both listed as starters at defensive tackle next to Adolphus Washington for Saturday's game against Navy. Bennett has played in 34 games for the Buckeyes and started 13 last season. He's also Ohio State's current leader in sacks with 11.
Cam Burrows and Vonn Bell are listed as co-starters at safety and Gareon Conley and Eli Apple are listed as starters at cornerback opposite Doran Grant.
There is also a three-player tie at running back with Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith and Curtis Samuel. There's also no consensus at left guard (Billy Price and Joel Hale) and center (Jacoby Boren and Chad Lindsay).To read more or comment...
Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine.
The Ohio State quarterback will still miss the rest of the 2014 season after having successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his right (throwing) shoulder.
“Braxton and I talked this morning before he went in,” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday. “He had surgery. Everything is good.”
Miller sent Meyer pictures of himself, his father and Dr. James Andrews, who performed the operation on Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Florida.To read more or comment...
Ohio State announced that five senior football players will serve as captains for this season.
Defensive tackle Michael Bennett, linebacker Curtis Grant, cornerback Doran Grant, tight end Jeff Heuerman and quarterback Braxton Miller were voted captains by their teammates.
Miller is undergoing shoulder surgery tomorrow to repair a torn labrum and will miss the entire season.
Doran Grant, who attended St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, has started in 15 of 39 games played for the Buckeyes. In three seasons, he has 83 tackles, 11 pass break-upsa nd four interceptions.To read more or comment...
Ohio State's men's basketball team has agreed to play Connecticut in home-and-home series starting next season.
Ohio State will play at Connecticut on Dec. 12, 2015. The Huskies will play at Value City Arena for a game on Dec. 10, 2016.
The two teams have played each other four times. The Buckeyes hold a 3-1 over the Huskies, but the teams haven't played each other since 1992. That game was a 78-55 OSU win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Connecticut is the reigning national champion in college basketball.To read more or comment...
Here is the full release from Ohio State on injured senior quarterback Braxton Miller.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right shoulder attempting a short pass in practice Monday and will miss the 2014 football season. Miller, who was not hit on the play, was in the process of returning from off-season surgery in February for an injury sustained in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl. This latest injury will require surgery.
"My thoughts and prayers are with Braxton and his family," Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said. "This is an unfortunate injury to a young man who means so much to this program and to Buckeye nation."
"I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever," Miller said. "I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season. In the meantime, I want to give all the support I can to my coaches and teammates as they chase a championship this season."To read more or comment...
Las Vegas has spoken, and Ohio State's national title hopes are now a long shot.
Following the news of quarterback Braxton Miller's injury on Monday, oddsmakers at Bovada dropped Ohio State from 12/1 odds to 18/1.
After ESPN reported that Miller will miss the season, the odds fell to 50/1.
As a comparison, defending champion Florida State is at 5/1. Michigan State and Wisconsin have the best odds among Big Ten teams at 35/1.To read more or comment...
With quarterback Braxton Miller out for the season, Ohio State will likely turn to redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett to be its starter.
The team recently named Barrett the second-string quarterback, overtaking redshirt sophomore Cardale Jones.
"The offense moves better when (Barrett is) in there," offensive coordinator Tom Herman told reporters on Saturday. "And you can throw all the completion percentages and everything else in there, too. He's completing more balls and making more of the right reads in the passing game and more of the right reads in the running game. But at the end of the day, the offense moves better when he's in."
Coming out of Rider High School in Texas, Barrett was rated as the nation's third-best dual-threat quarterback by recruiting website 247Sports and a four-star prospect.To read more or comment...
COLUMBUS: Urban Meyer wasn’t just unhappy with his pass defense after last season.
So upset was he that he destroyed it, hired a new coach to oversee what was left and then they rebuilt it from the ground up.
“It’s an acknowledgment of things not done well,” veteran safeties coach Kerry Coombs said.
As a result, there are a lot of people keeping a close watch on the defensive backfield in particular as No. 5 Ohio State goes through its paces in preparation for the Aug. 30 opener against Navy in Baltimore.To read more or comment...
If you don't already have tickets to Ohio State's football games this season, expect to pay a significant amount on the secondary market.
According to ticket broker TiqIQ, the Buckeyes have the most expensive secondary market tickets in the nation at an average of $237 per seat.
Notre Dame is second at an average of $228 per seat. The highest Big Ten team after OSU is Penn State at No. 10 with an average price of $150.
See the full list here.To read more or comment...