Spring Recap: Buckeye Defensive Ends Are Deep And Versatile

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll finish going over each position group this weekend, discussing what was learned and what still needs to happen for the Buckeyes. Up next will be the Ohio State defensive ends. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Tight Ends | Defensive Tackles | Linebackers | Cornerbacks …

From A Jack To A King? Not So Fast For Buckeye Defensive Ends

When Ohio State head coach Ryan Day hired Jim Knowles to be his new defensive coordinator, many in Columbus went to the internet to learn more about Knowles and what he would be bringing to the Buckeyes. One of the first things that was learned about was the “Leo” position, which is a hybrid weakside …

Replacing Tyreke Smith: Finding Some Ends To Be Mean

Tyreke Smith dealt with injuries throughout his Ohio State career, especially this past season when he missed three games in the first half of the season. Despite missing the time, he had his best season as a Buckeye with a career-high 26 tackles. He also tied his career highs from 2019 with 3.0 sacks and …

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 …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Ohio State Position Group Concerns for 2021

As the Ohio State football season approaches, there’s little cause for outright worry about Ryan Day’s talented team. But that’s not to say that there aren’t any concerns. In this week’s episode, Chip Minnich and I discuss the position groups that have us a little apprehensive entering the 2021 college football season. Some of these …

ScoopNotes: Young Ohio State Defensive Ends Must Now Step Up

Wednesday began Ohio State’s foray into the daily grind of fall camp. Twenty-five practices only tell part of the story, but that’s where most of the plot will unfold. Day one was a glimpse, day two will be behind closed doors, but reporters will be back on hand for a quick look at practice on …

Zach Harrison Has Advice For Jack Sawyer, JT Tuimoloau If They Need It

Coaches like to say that young players don’t know what they don’t know, and despite all of the teaching and coaching that happens, the process always has to take its course. Just as water finds its level, so do freshmen. Every year the Ohio State football team welcomes in a new class of rookies, each …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Can Jack Sawyer Win a Starting Job as a Freshman?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the 11 Ohio State freshmen on defense and special teams and what to expect from each of them this season. Will the Buckeyes get a boost from their rookie corners? Can defensive end Jack Sawyer work his way into the lineup? What about the defensive tackles? All of this …

Jack Sawyer Already Making Moves For Buckeyes

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is freshman defensive end Jack Sawyer. Yesterday it was safety Lathan Ransom. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Jack Sawyer No. 33 | Defensive End | 6-4 240 | Freshman …

Spring Gleaning: Buckeye Defensive Ends Much More Than Just the Zach and Jack Attack

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 defensive ends. [Previous: Quarterbacks] Quick Position Overview Ohio State rotated …

Buckeye Freshmen On Display In Ohio State Spring Game

COLUMBUS — You didn’t have to look too hard to find an Ohio State true freshman shining during Saturday’s annual spring game. With 15 true freshmen already enrolled this spring, the Law of Averages states that somebody among them would stand out on Saturday. What that Law of Averages doesn’t equate for, however, is that …

10 Observations: Spring Game Edition

Saturday was an exciting day in Ohio Stadium as the Buckeyes returned to their home field with fans in attendance for the first time in roughly 18 months. Though there was no tackling, the Spring Game did give us a glimpse at some of the young talent on the Ohio State roster so we’re giving …

Marvin Harrison, Jr. and Jack Sawyer First Two Buckeye Freshmen to Lose Black Stripes

Wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Jr. and defensive end Jack Sawyer are the first two Ohio State freshmen to have their black stripes removed this year. The removal of the black stripe from the helmet signifies that a player has done enough in practice to earn full-fledged Buckeye status. Losing a black stripe in spring is …

Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘Jack’s going to be a good player here at Ohio State’

There has already been plenty said and written about Ohio State junior defensive end Zach Harrison this winter and spring. After a personally difficult year for everyone, Harrison was left wanting more this year and set about to make that happen once winter workouts started for the Buckeyes. Those on the inside — coaches and …

Spring Breakdown: Only the Beginning for Ohio State Defensive Ends

Snapshot Ohio State has lost starter Jonathon Cooper from this group but return everyone else and arguably the top freshman in the nation in Jack Sawyer. Seniors Tyler Friday and Tyreke Smith are experienced and hungry, while juniors Javontae Jean-Baptiste and Zach Harrison are looking to round out a talented four-man rotation. Smith might end …

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