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 …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Maryland

Ohio State hosted Maryland for homecoming and the Terrapins had redemption on their minds after getting blown out at home to derail an undefeated start to the season. The Buckeyes were expecting the Terps’ best shot at the Shoe. I don’t know that they got it, but I’m here to tell you about the things …

Javontae Jean-Baptiste Rounding Into Form For Buckeyes

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is fourth-year junior defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste. Yesterday it was cornerback Cameron Brown. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Javontae Jean-Baptiste No. 8 | Defensive End | 6-5 253 | Fourth-Year Junior …

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 …

Larry Johnson, Buckeye Defensive Line Talk Spring Ball, Creating Havoc

Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson met with reporters today to recap how spring has gone for his Rushmen. Also speaking with the media were Haskell Garrett, Taron Vincent, Jerron Cage, Antwuan Jackson, Zach Harrison, Tyreke Smith, and Javontae Jean-Baptiste. Here are the highights of everything that was said on the day. Larry Johnson …

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 …

Replacing Jonathon Cooper: Ends Are In Sight

[This is the fifth in a series discussing each of Ohio State’s key departures and how the Buckeyes will look to replace them. Up next, defensive end Jonathon Cooper.] Jonathon Cooper was one of the top defensive ends in the 2016 recruiting class and by the time his career was over, he was one of …

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