Ohio State sophomore cornerback Damon Webb, a product of Cass Tech High School in Detroit, has been suspended for a violation of athletics department policy, the school announced Saturday.
A one-sentence press release was distributed about 75 minutes before the No. 1 and defending national champion Buckeyes were to kick off against Northern Illinois in Ohio Stadium.
The length of the suspension was not specified.
Listed as second-team on the depth chart behind Gareon Conley, Webb has totaled eight tackles this season. Webb, 5-foot-11 and 193 pounds, had five on defense and special teams against Virginia Tech and three against Hawaii.To read more or comment...
Redshirt freshman Parris Campbell of St. Vincent-St. Mary High Shool has started Ohio State's first two games at wide receiver, but has more tackles on special teams (four) than catches (none).
That doesn't seem to bother OSU coach Urban Meyer.
"That's where it all starts," Meyer said of Campbell's contributions on special teams during his weekly radio call-in show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus Thursday.
"I told Carlos Hyde, all those players, 'You have to do it,'" Meyer said. "Parris, I love that kid, a good student, raised the right way, represents Akron St. V the right way. Watch out that guy."
Although Cardale Jones got the majority of snaps at quarterback for Ohio State on Monday night, he's still listed as the co-starter at the position with J.T. Barrett.
This week's roster also includes the return of the four suspended Buckeyes: end Joey Bosa, wide receiver Corey Smith, wide receiver Jalin Marshall and H-back Dontre Wilson.
The twist is that none of those four players is listed as a starter for Saturday's game. Bosa is listed as a co-starter with Sam Hubbard while Marshall backs up Parris Campbell and Wilson is behind Johnnie Dixon.To read more or comment...
Braxton Miller's debut at H-back for Ohio State on Monday night was so successful he's already winning awards.
The Buckeyes senior took home Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a win against Virginia Tech. Catching passes, taking handoffs and even lining up at quarterback, Miller finished the game with 140 total yards and two touchdowns. That included a 54-yard touchdown catcha nd a 53-yard touchdown run. Both plays came in the third quarter.
That 54-yard run will likely go down as one of the single best plays of the season.To read more or comment...
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer elected to start Cardale Jones in Monday night's nationally televised game against Virginia Tech in Lane Stadium.
J.T. Barrett and Jones had battled during fall camp after both were standouts in OSU's run to the national title last season.
Barrett led the Buckeyes to an 11-1 record before breaking his ankle against Michigan. He set or tied 17 school records and broke Drew Brees' Big Ten record for most touchdowns in a season with 45.
OSU went 3-0 when Jones, a product of Glenville High School in Cleveland, took over. Jones orchestrated victories over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game and over No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Oregon in the College Football Playoff.
Barrett missed spring practice while rehabbing, leaving the bulk of that work to Jones.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said quarterback Cardale Jones suffered a migraine Wednesday night that forced him to seek treatment at a hospital.
Meyer deemed Jones "fine," although Meyer added Jones would be limited in practice Thursday. The defending national champions open the season Monday night at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
"He had it once or twice in high school," Meyer said of Jones, a Glenville High School product, on his weekly radio call-in show on WBNS 97.1 The Fan.
Meyer described Jones' pain as an eight on a scale of 1-10.To read more or comment...
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night with severe head pain, Tony Zarrella of Channel 19 in Cleveland reported.
Sources confirmed the report to Eleven Warriors and said Jones was dealing with migraines. Members of Jones' family reportedly posted the news on Facebook.
An OSU spokesman reached by the Beacon Journal had no information to share.
Jones is battling J.T. Barrett for OSU's starting job.To read more or comment...
Despite having four players suspended, Ohio State's depth chart for the Virginia Tech game next Monday features few surprises.
As expected, there is no starting quarterback named with Cardale Jones and JT Barrett getting the shared "Or" designation. Thes ame with freshman Sam Hubbard and sophomore Jalyn Holmes in place of suspended defensive end Joey Bosa.
Perhaps the most notable thing from Urban Meyer's depth chart is former quarterback Braxton Miller being listed as the first punt returner ahead of sophomore Curtis Samuel. Miller and Samuel get the "Or" designation at H-back. Jalin Marshall, who is also suspended, will be listed at both positions as well starting in Week 2.
There is a three-way "Or" at outside wide receiver where the Buckeyes have to replace the injured Noah Brown. The group starts with sophomore James Clark, followed by freshmen Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin.To read more or comment...