Wednesday, December 12, 2018
There are two other candidates for the trophy, namely, Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray. Whoever wins, however, the Buckeyes will take the credit, just the same.
So Dwayne Haskins Heisman or not, all three contenders have a legitimate claim to fame. And Ohio State is still the big winner when the dust clears after trophy voting time. Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins are all excellent quarterbacks, so does it really matter who wins the prize?
The Dwayne Haskins Heisman jury won't be out until Sunday. But it would be interesting to find out what the verdict is going to be even though as everyone knows, it's already in the bag as far as the Buckeyes are concerned. The straw polls suggest that it's really a tight race between Tagovailoa and Murray right now.
However, in the ensuing days as we head into Sunday, a Dwayne Haskins Heisman is still not a foregone conclusion. Here's why. The quarterback's stats speak for themselves. Just imagine. The man led his team to a 12-1 record at speeds and touchdowns that are hard to beat.
Clearly, it took the quarterback to create unalterable history for Ohio State. Just consider how the player secured a Buckeye victory against Michigan and Northwestern in recent memory, and you'll see why a Dwayne Haskins Heisman can't be far behind.
A Haskins rally in the Midwest will definitely raise the prospects even higher. For his part, Murray's claim to the trophy rests on his FBS record, his yardage, touchdowns, and interceptions. How well he does in the Southwest region will certainly add to his claim to fame.
On the other hand, Tagovailoa is the season's front-runner: no surprises there. Plus, he's widely projected to be in great shape for the South.
A Dwayne Haskins Heisman isn't cast in stone. But the same goes for a Heisman for Tagovailoa or for Murray. Nobody's perfect, and the closer we look at all Heisman candidates, the more we're likely to find imperfections.
Whether it's a College Football Playoff loss, the wide-open Big 12 or the struggle for a SEC championship, finding fault will always be a possibility. Still, when all is said and done, the big three all have a reason to deserve a Heisman in their own unique ways. After all, they are already winners from the way they contributed to their team or how they improved their respective plays.
Monday, January 8, 2018
Some of the best high school prospects in the country are going to play in the Under Armour All-American Game 2018, and many of these will make their college commitments during the televised game. Experts believe that OSU might get a few fresh athletes out of this event.
A few highly regarded recruits are on the Buckeyes' radar. Four-star DE Tyreke Smith is a prospect from Cleveland Heights that might sign with OSU in order to attend college in the state. Smith was already promoting his commitment time on Twitter. He's the fourth-ranked weak-side end in his class and is the third-ranked prospect in the state of Ohio. Unfortunately for Urban Meyer, Smith might instead elect to attend Penn State in spite of the high hopes that he'll come to OSU.
Meyer had already been able to convince a three-star defensive end, Alex Williams, to come to OSU instead of WVU, so he might be able to work his magic again. Smith isn't the only prospect under consideration, however.
Jayson Oweh, a four-state strong-side DE out of New Jersey, is also the third-ranked prospect in his state. He's considered the fifth strong-side DE in the entire recruiting class. Penn State has tried to recruit him just like they did with Smith. In fact, experts from 247sports feel that he will more than likely head to PSU. Nevertheless, Meyer's ability to lure Smith over has made many at OSU hopeful that he can also encourage Oweh to join the Buckeyes organization. Oweh will more than likely announce his commitment shortly after the clock strikes six.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Ohio State football team was famous due to its highly offensive mode of playing. The teams attacking display was so good such that there was little to worry when it came to their defense. Game statistics show just how superior Ohio State was against their opponents Nebraska.
Going by the statistics, this week's success rate of was the second best since the year 2014. The efficiency of the side's game play is further reinforced by the eight touchdowns made against their opponents.
One of the key team players is J.T Barrett who made a remarkable five touchdowns at a completion rate of 82 percent. The player also has a 72 percent completion rate having successfully made 99 out of a possible 137 passes. However, Penn states defense is the best they will have to face this season.
However, the Chaos week 2017 shows that keeping up a solid performance for a full season can be a daunting task.
It is common for a weak defense to frustrate an offensive-minded team, this is evidenced by the fact that four top teams suffered losses in week 7.
The entire game play of Ohio state has witnessed a few improvements due to more emphasis on build-up play. This fact is supported by J.T.'s increased attempts to throw risky passes. Barrett's performance against Nebraska saw him achieve a 76 percent success rate in passing as well as a mind-boggling 27 percent explosive rate.
Another key player has been Dobbins who is famous for his explosive runs. Despite the fact that he managed only a dozen carries a game since they played against Indiana, he still ranks number 15 in the yards per game attribute.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Devontae Dobbs, the five star offensive tackle, will visit the Buckeyes on Saturday. The top rated OT will attend one of Ohio State's biggest matches this season.
Now that Wednesday has arrived, it is only a few days until the number two Ohio State faces the number five Oklahoma Sooners, for a battle of teams ranked in the top five.
Urban Meyer has already held his press conference for the week, and given his thoughts about the match. However, as the student/athletes and coaches get ready for the match, there's another contest to be fought: recruitment. A plethora of talent will descend on Columbus at the weekend, and this includes the number one OT in the class of 2019.
A Match Between the Best Schools Attracts the Best Talent
Devontae Dobbs, the five star offensive tackle (Belleville, MI) has been on the radar of the Buckeye's recruitment scouts. The prospect for 2019 attended the Friday Evening Lights event held by OSU in the summer, and Ohio State have been competing with Michigan Wolverines to snag the prospect.
Bill Kurelic wrote an article confirming that Dobbs will attend the Saturday match. For Ohio State, this is extremely significant news. Urban Meyer's team has its' first opportunity of the season to speak with the number one Michigan prospect. All being well, Meyer and his team will make some progress at the college football season's biggest match. After the visit is over, we will keep you updated about any news regarding Dobbs and Ohio State.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
|Hotel suite living room in the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Gareon Conley, a Former Ohio State corner back, has been named a suspect in a sexual assault investigation.
Recent news reported that the incident took place at a hotel in Cleveland two weeks ago, but only said that a known first round NFL Draft prospect was involved in the incident. The past 24 hours have been full of speculation because of how the news was initially reported.
According to the police report, a 23 year old woman is accusing Gareon Conley of trying to force her to have a sexual encounter in the bathroom of a hotel suite on April 9. The police also interviewed two more individuals, who identified as friends of Conley, at the hotel suite. The woman, however, refused to speak to the police after going to a local hospital.
A Cleveland Police Department spokesperson told reporters that no warrant has been delivered and no formal charges were filed against Conley. The Cleveland Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit continues the sexual assault investigation. The department has not released further information.
Conley attended Massillon Washington High School before his three years in Columbus and worked out in the Cleveland area prior to the draft. He became a regular for Ohio State's 2016 College Football Playoff team and had been considered a first round 2017 NFL Draft pick.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Today, Ronnie Moore decided to make a compelling statement during Bowling Green's Pre-game banter at Ohio State.
He believes the nation is overlooking him and his Falcon teammates, despite their many accomplishments. They are well-known for their impressive passing offense, and they also won the Mid-American Conference championship twice in the past three years.
According to Moore, Ohio State and Bowling Green are attempting to reload this year, but Bowling Green isn't ranked among the top 10 teams like Ohio State. He thinks his team should seize the moment and use this opportunity to make their mark.
He is very enthusiastic about playing big teams to get notability. He told The Blade what he wishes to do to Ohio State, which is "knock them off so we can get ranked".
Bowling Green already played three Power Five teams about one year ago. During a grand pre-season schedule, they took on Tennessee and lost in a tight game. However, they went on to defeat Purdue and Maryland in the Big Ten.
Ronnie Moore rushed for 248 yards and completed 22 catches in these three games. The 5-foot-9, 170 pound WR welcomes all challenges, since he is trying to overcome every team on his primary target list.
Because he is currently the only proven receiver on the Falcons, Ohio State will have him in their sights quite often. Nevertheless, he encourages his younger teammates to play hard so they can defeat top-ranked teams together.
Many fans are wondering how he is going to achieve this goal without Roger Lewis and Gehrig Deiter. These two players were definitely an asset, but he believes the Falcons can excel even though they have much to prove.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
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Chris Jent is a familiar face in a familiar place.
It was reported earlier by Mark Titus that the clear replacement for Jeff Boals would be Chris Jent. The assistant coach spot is a very important one and Chris Jent is a perfect choice to help Thad Motta and company get back on track. He already knows the system and will be a great second-in-command again, and this helps get Jent back to a team that has a strong pedigree with winning in it's history.
Jent was last on the Ohio State staff from 2011-2013, and ran the offense very efficiently. His offense boasted 73 points per game and a 47% shooting from the field. When he left the teams numbers dropped 2 points and 2 percentage in made shots. It was a tough loss for the Buckeyes when he left for the NBA.
He had a tough go of things though when he came onto the Sacramento Kings staff. Through no fault of his own the Kings coach was let go after Jent's second season there. This too was Jent's early curtain call with the Kings. Jent then found himself looking for work, and he landed on the Bakersfield Jam as the head coach last year.
Jent has already had quite a storied career. He has been a part of great teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he was a favorite on the staff of "The King" Lebron James, the Orlando Magic with Dirk Nowitzki, and the Philadelphia 76s. Before that, he played in several different basketball leagues which includes the CBA, USBL, the International league, and the NBA where he won a championship with the Rockets in 1994.
Jent is an Ohio State alumni who had pretty good numbers during his career there. Over his four years he averaged 8.2 points per game, 3.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and a 41percent shooting from the field. He was a part of three NCAA tournaments and won back-to-back Big 10 conference titles.
He is a breath of fresh air for the coaching staff and players at Ohio State, and can be the rejuvenation of the whole program if things get rolling with the team.
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