Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘Somebody’s gonna get mad but I don’t care’

The Ohio State Buckeyes have not had a punt return or a kickoff return go for a touchdown since 2014 when receiver Jalin Marshall scored on a 54-yard punt return against Indiana. It was the first of four consecutive touchdowns for the redshirt freshman that day as the Buckeyes would go on to a come-from-behind …

CJ Stroud Leading at QB, Ryan Day Happy With Physicality: More Updates at Midway Point of Camp

COLUMBUS — Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters late Monday morning to provide updates on a number of position battles for the Buckeyes, including the quarterbacks. Day wanted to have a starter known by this point in camp. Did he accomplish his mission? There were plenty of other topics covered throughout the …

Can the Ohio State Return Game Finally Become a Threat?

The date was November 27, 2010. Michigan had just scored on a Michael Shaw rush up the middle from the 1-yard line to cut Ohio State’s lead to 10-7 with 8:02 remaining in the first half. On the ensuing kickoff, Ohio State running back Jordan Hall fielded the kick at the 15-yard line and weaved …

Spring Gleaning: Special Teams Looking For Consistency, Playmakers

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll continue going over each position group with what was learned and what still needs to happen. There are only three groups left. Up next will be the Ohio State special teams. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends | Defensive …

Defensive Staff Changes Allow More Eyes On Back End for Buckeyes

If your lasting memory of the 2020 season is Alabama receivers running free through the back end of Ohio State’s defense, you’re missing the bigger picture of what it took to even get to that point for the Buckeyes, but you’re also not alone because head coach Ryan Day had that game in the front …

Brian Hartline, Parker Fleming, Buckeye Receivers Talk Spring Ball, Taking Next Step

Ohio State special teams coordinator Parker Fleming and wide receivers coach Brian Hartline met with reporters on Thursday to discuss how spring camp has gone for their respective position groups. Also joining the media session were receivers Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Jameson Williams. Here are the highlights of everything that was said. …

Ohio State Commit Benji Gosnell Discusses Spring High School Football, Ohio State, Parker Fleming, and More

PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC — Any Ohio State fan that follows recruiting knows that for a few classes now the Buckeyes have been looking to take two tight ends. Ever since taking three tight ends in the 2016 class, the Buckeyes have only been able to land one tight end in every class since. (Save for …

Silver Bullets Podcast — OSU Coaching Moves, 2021 Schedule, and More

The off-season became the silly season in recent weeks with Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day having to replace a co-defensive coordinator and an SEC school looking to poach another defensive coach. A couple of quick promotions from within allowed Day to fill in the holes left by Greg Mattison while trying to fight off …

The Parker Fleming and Matt Barnes Files

On Wednesday, Ohio State football coach Ryan Day announced that he had finalized the latest edition of his coaching staff by promoting Parker Fleming from quality control to full-time special teams coordinator, giving safeties coach and special teams coordinator Matt Barnes the new title of secondary coach, and moving defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs away from …

Ryan Day Elevates Matt Barnes to Secondary Coach, Parker Fleming to Special Teams Coordinator

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day announced on Wednesday that he has shifted safeties coach and special teams coordinator Matt Barnes to secondary coach and elevated special teams quality control coach Parker Fleming to special teams coordinator, thus filling the open vacancy left by the retirement of co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison. Day said that this …

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