ScoopNotes: Confidence Building All Over For Buckeyes

Confidence without experience is better known as arrogance. It takes actual experience — and success – for real confidence to set in. Over the course of the first half of this season the Buckeyes have gained experience, and the confidence — both individually and as a collective program — has increased. The results on the …

Talented Freshman Class Contributing In Major Ways For Buckeyes

It almost doesn’t matter where you look on Ohio State’s football team, you’re going to see a true freshman making an impact. The most notable of the first-year players is running back TreVeyon Henderson, who leads the team with 503 yards rushing on 53 carries. He is averaging 100.6 yards rushing per game despite carrying …

Denzel Burke Continues To Shine In Ohio State Secondary

True freshman Denzel Burke — who comes from Scottsdale, Arizona — was recruited by Ohio State as one of the top receivers in the 2021 class. Receivers coach Brian Hartline has signed some of the nation’s top pass catchers the last few years, but Burke had other plans — he wanted to be a part …

The Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Signs That Denzel Burke Could Be Ohio State’s Next Superstar Cornerback

In an up-and-down 2021 season, true freshman cornerback Denzel Burke has been one of the biggest surprise for the Ohio State football team. He not only earned a starting job for the season opener, but he has played well, and looked extremely comfortable and confident while doing it. Buckeye Scoop’s Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Tulsa

Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day said changes were coming. He said that there was a plan. Little of that outline on how to fix the OSU defense was on display Saturday other than Kerry Coombs being in the press box and Matt Barnes calling plays. Sure, there was a little Cover 2 and some …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State at Minnesota

The Ohio State Buckeyes kicked off their 2021 season at Minnesota, which brought the Grumpy Old Buckeye out of hibernation. If you’re new to the Grumpy Old Buckeye column, this is the space where I discuss the things that happened during an Ohio State game that made me yell things at my television (and not …

Ohio State Freshman Cornerback Denzel Burke Loses Black Stripe

The first black stripe removal for the Buckeyes in fall camp belongs to freshman cornerback Denzel Burke. The announcement was made following practice on Saturday. Burke, who played his high school ball at Saguaro in Scottsdale, Arizona, was ranked the No. 8 athlete in the nation and the No. 196 player overall. He signed with …

Freshman Denzel Burke Got Jumpstart To Buckeye Career In Spring

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is freshman cornerback Denzel Burke. Yesterday it was safety Jaylen Johnson. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Denzel Burke No. 29 | Cornerback | 6-0 192 | Freshman | Saguaro High School …

Denzel Burke Showed ‘Uncanny’ Moments Despite Inexperience

Ohio State signed three cornerbacks in the 2021 class, landing Jakailin Johnson out of Missouri, Jordan Hancock out of Georgia, and Denzel Burke out of Arizona. Burke, however, was the only of the three to enroll early for the Buckeyes and participate in winter workouts and spring football. He was also the only one who …

Spring Gleaning: Young Cornerbacks (And A Veteran Running Back) Got Good Work

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll go over each position group over the next two weeks with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State cornerbacks. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Tight Ends | Defensive Ends | Safeties] Quick Position Overview …

Spring Breakdown: Can Ohio State Corners Get Back to Being ‘Best In America’

Snapshot Ohio State loses starting cornerback Shaun Wade from last season, but does return the other starter in Sevyn Banks. (For our purposes, we are only considering the outside cornerback positions here and will cover the “slot corner” (from here on out known as “slot safety” or “strong safety” or “box safety”) with the safeties …

Buckeyes Continue to Build Arizona Recruiting Pipeline, Expanding National Brand

Ohio State football has been a household name across America for decades, yet since the turn of the century and up through 2019, the 8-time national champion was yet to sign a single prospect from the state of Arizona. A little over a week ago, Ohio State added Wide Receiver Kyion Grayes to a 2022 …

Replacing Shaun Wade: Down on the Corners?

Shaun Wade came to Ohio State as the No. 2 cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class. The No. 1 cornerback was teammate Jeff Okudah. Wade enrolled early and had some impressive moments in his first spring game, but it was eventually revealed that he had an abdominal tear which cost him his true freshman season. …

Quick Thoughts As Ohio State Welcomes In Early Enrollees

Ohio State mid-year enrollees have been rolling into campus all weekend and when the moving is all over, the 15 newest Buckeyes will be settled into their swanky digs where they will quarantine for a full week before winter workouts with strength coach Mickey Marotti get underway on February 1. So far, Ohio State head …

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