Archive for OSU Feature
Sep
26

Ohio State Blows Out Akron Behind McCord, Henderson

He did just fine…True freshman Kyle McCord stepped in at quarterback to lead the Buckeyes to a 38-7 halftime lead, and to an eventual 59-7 win over the Akron Zips. Mark Znidar shares the details in today’s Press Pros feature.

Share
Sep
24

Ohio State Leaning On McCord Or Miller Vs. Akron

OSU coach Ryan Day says he has confidence in either quarterback with CJ Stroud getting the week off to rest a sore right throwing shoulder (PressPros Feature Photos by Sonny Fulks)

Share
Sep
23

Ohio State: C.J. Stroud Will Likely Sit, Rest Shoulder

Head coach Ryan Day says true freshman Kyle McCord or redshirt freshman Jack Miller will start at quarterback against Akron in place of injured C.J. Stroud.

Share
Sep
21

Buckeyes Need More Fresh Faces To Deliver On Hype

When Ohio State recruits five-star talent every other school wants, it’s the envy of the nation. But when it actually has to play those prospects right away, it’s an explanation for the Buckeyes’ uneven start.

Share
Sep
18

Henderson Races To Rushing Record In Saving Ohio State

With some attitude…freshman TreVeyon Henderson broke Archie Griffin’s single-game rushing mark for a freshman and scored three touchdowns (below) in a gritty Saturday Buckeye win over Tulsa. Read about it in the latest Press Pros feature.

Share
Sep
17

Day Promising Defensive Changes In Time For Tulsa

The burning questions for Ohio State are whether defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs will call signals, which defensive coaches will switch from the press box to the field and vice versa and what personnel changes are in store

Share
Sep
16

Znidar: Buckeyes Players Say So Much By Saying Little

Miyan Williams, Garrett Wilson and Nicholas Petit-Frere talked about the team needing to be more on task with regard to their preparation, and that suggests coach Ryan Day is not satisfied with their focus.

Share
Sep
15

Day On Oregon Fiasco: “We Can Figure This Out”

Ohio State’s staff is taking a hard and honest look at Kerry Coomb’s defense and not worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings after a 35-28 loss to the Ducks that knocked the team from third to ninth in the Associated Press poll.

Share
Sep
11

Oregon Confounds Ohio State In Home Opening Loss

Too much of this…Oregon’s CJ Verdell breaks a 77 yard touchdown run in the second half to accent a frustrating home opening loss for the Buckeyes. Mark Znidar writes for Sunday’s Press Pros.

Share
Sep
9

Former Oregon Fan Olave Hungry For Duck Soup

The Ohio State senior captain was not highly recruited until after his senior season at Mission Hills High School in San Ysidro, California, and by then former coach Urban Meyer had a commitment from the wide receiver.

Share
Sep
8

Ohio State: 10,000 Tickets Available for Oregon

Head coach Ryan Day wants Ohio Stadium to be as loud as possible for a 12th-ranked Ducks team that has had one of the most prolific offenses in college football for more than a dozen seasons.

Share
Sep
6

Ohio State Opener Looks Pretty Good in Comparison

Forced to show their depth sooner than expected, new faces like linebacker Tommy Eichenberg (below) gave the Buckeyes plenty to feel good about from their opening win over Minnesota. Read Mark Znidar in Press Pros.

Share
Sep
3

Buckeyes Overcome Bumps To Beat Gophers In Opener

True freshman TreyVeon Henderson salutes the student section on his 70-yard touchdown run…and the Buckeyes used big plays and an impressive debut by CJ Stroud to win their opener over the Gophers, 45-31. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

Share
Sep
2

Ohio State Gets Hungry, Beefy Minnesota in Round 1

The Buckeyes open on the road against a big, experienced Minnesota team that’s proven before that it can be good. Question is…how good can they be on Thursday? Mark Znidar writes about it in today’s game preview.

Share
Aug
31

Mystery Man Stroud Getting Dream Shot With Buckeyes

Only teammates and coaches know exactly what the second-year quarterback from Rancho Cucamonga, California, might bring in the season opener against Minnesota on Thursday; Head coach Ryan Day calls this an opportunity for him rather than an accomplishment.

Share
Aug
30

Ohio State: Day Discusses His Beard and Good Start

The Big Ten and season opener is against Minnesota on Thursday in Minneapolis, and the third-day coach just wants a “gritty win” by any means necessary. Mark Znidar writes for Monday Press Pros.

Share
Aug
26

Ohio State: Smith-Njigba Wins Slot Receiver Job

The sophomore from Rockwall, Texas, has had a host of competitors during spring and pre-season practices, but it appears that he has won the position going into the opener against Minnesota.

Share
Aug
24

Buckeyes Secondary Is Crowded With Athletes

Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs and secondary coach Matt Barnes say that they expect to play more than six players back there in various capacities, but senior Josh Proctor could be one player with a defined position at deep safety.

Share
Aug
23

Ohio State: Starters at Linebacker in Question

OSU defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs needs a few good linebackers from among a crew that includes Dallas Gant (still injured), Palaie Gaoteote (still ineligible pending NCAA approval of his USC transfer) and some other candidates battling injuries heading toward the opener at Minnesota. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

Share
Aug
17

Day: Stroud Slightly Separates From Other Quarterbacks

Nothing ‘official’ from Ryan Day, and JC Stroud was not named the starting QB for the opener at Minnesota, but he is ahead of Kyle McCord and Jack Miller going into the final stretch of pre-season practices. This is expected to be “a big week” for all three players in practice. Read Mark Znidar.

Share