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Signing day comments from Ohio State coach Urban Meyer

By Marla Ridenour Published: February 5, 2014

Here are some comments from Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer from his weekly radio call-in show on 97.1 The Fan and his signing day press conference:

On last-minute addition, defensive end Darius Slade of Montclair, N.J., who had been committed to Michigan State, and his connection to new assistant head coach/defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr.: "Darius Slade, I didn't know much about him or who he was," Meyer said at the press conference. "That's Larry Johnson's contact, I guess they've known each other for years and years. (Miami Dolphins defensive tackle) Jared Odrick, who Larry Johnson coached at Penn State, there's a nephew or something. I watched film on him. 'Do we want to take this kid?' I'm thinking, 'Sure."

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Braxton Miller makes it official, announces return to Ohio State for senior season

By Marla Ridenour Published: January 9, 2014

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller officially announced Thursday that he will spurn the NFL draft and return for his senior season. Here's the press release from OSU.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Braxton Miller is back. The senior-to-be quarterback, who has led Ohio State to consecutive 12-win seasons and amassed 8,346 yards of total offense and 84 touchdowns, is returning to Ohio State for the 2014 season, the 125th season of Ohio State football.

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Video: Vin Scully talks about being grand marshal of the 2014 Rose parade

By Marla Ridenour Published: January 2, 2014

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Quotes from Ohio State's 64-61 victory over Notre Dame

By Marla Ridenour Published: December 21, 2013

OHIO STATE COACH THAD MATTA

"We weren’t talking, we weren’t communicating, we were giving them layups in the post. It was really odd. We came out (in the second half) and had no juice, not only to keep the lead, but to win the basketball game.

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'Buckeye Rebirth' perfect last-minute gift for OSU fans

By Marla Ridenour Published: December 20, 2013

“Buckeye Rebirth,” which chronicles Ohio State’s undefeated 2012 football season, would be the perfect last-minute Christmas gift for Buckeye fans.

Author Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch offers a behind-the-scenes look into the hiring of coach Urban Meyer, the building of his staff and a game-by-game account of the challenges OSU faced during its 12-0 campaign.

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Ohio State's Ryan Shazier "in middle" on NFL decision

By Marla Ridenour Published: December 13, 2013

Ohio State junior linebacker Ryan Shazier said Friday he's "dead flat in the middle" about whether to declare for the NFL draft or return for his senior season.

Many NFL analysts have Shazier projected as a mid-to-late first-round pick.

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