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Waiting For Next Year:
Approximately 2.5 years ago, an undersized linebacker from Plantation, Florida decided to make a commitment to stay in his hometown to play football for the University of Florida. In spite of being somewhat undersized at 205-pounds, he was still a 4-star recruit with an enormous upside because of the intangibles he possessed.
Unquestionably, Ohio State was on the short list of possible schools and was a highly sought after candidate, but home cooking generally wins out. At the time, the coach that he made that commitment to was Urban Meyer. Months later in December of 2010, Urban infamously retired (act 2 of 2) putting a large question mark around the incoming recruit. Only nine days after Urban’s retirement announcement, Ryan Shazier decommitted from the University of Florida notifying The Ohio State University of his verbal acceptance, marking yet another reason for the Urban Meyer love affair.
I haven’t felt so great about being a backup plan since junior prom.
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For the second consecutive week, Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier was named the Big Ten’s defensive player of the week-
Defensive Player of the Week, Ryan Shazier, Ohio State So., LB, Plantation, Fla./Plantation
• Finished with a game-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo stops, and a pass breakup in Ohio State’s 52-22 victory over Illinois on Saturday
• Recorded two tackles for...
The Ohio State Buckeyes can feel proud that they are without a doubt one of the best football teams in the land. The tragedy of it all is that, none if it really matters.The post A Shakespearian Tragedy: The 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
A season of change, of ups and downs, and a season that few would have ever imagined to overcome as much adversity as The Ohio State Buckeyes in 2012. A questionable defense through a non-conference schedule, close scares, and a new coach that didn’t hold back when it came to telling the public what was wrong with the program. The Buckeyes have came a...
A construction project that was to build a new practice gym for Ohio State's men's and women's basketball teams, expand the locker rooms and weight room and add a rehab and exercise pool is behind schedule and over budget.
Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed on Thursday that the project, which started in June and originally was to cost $13.7 million, had risen in...
As Jim Foster grows older, his thoughts often flood back to those he has known who have died.
Maybe that's expected for a 64-year-old who spent three years in the Army, including 18 months in Vietnam, before a lifetime as a teacher and coach.
That his Ohio State team opens its season Friday on an aircraft carrier, surrounded by servicemen and women who are sacrificing for their...
By MARCUS HARTMANBuckeyeSports.com
Ohio State has no football game to play Saturday, but the Buckeyes are still working this week.Though the coaching staff has no opponent to prepare for, it has decisions to make, first and foremost deciding who will get the most work and how much.
Its a fine line, head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday night. There are some guys who have played 800...
Ohio State's defense has had some excellent performers in 2012, but one who is really standing out is cornerback Bradley Roby. The sophomore has made a number of big plays for the Buckeyes, and he's not shy in his belief that he's becoming one of the best cornerbacks in the country.
With two games left in the regular season but seemingly entrenched in fifth place in the AP poll behind four fellow unbeatens, Ohio State doesn't have an easy path to get to the top spot by season's end. But the Buckeyes still think it's possible. BuckeyeSports.com tries to make sense of OSU's ranking in this piece.
For each of the last eight years, Ohio State has had the Big Ten's best player.
Now, it's up to Tayler Hill to extend the streak.
Samantha Prahalis won the conference player of the year award a year ago, following a tradition starting with Jessica Davenport (2005-2007) and Jantel Lavender (2008-11).
Hill, who led the Big Ten in scoring last year at 20.7 points a game,...
On a trip to Ohio State, Tom Schreier was reminded of the unifying power of sports.
Ohio State's coaching staff has no game planning to do, but it is busy balancing practice and recruiting this week. Urban Meyer updated reporters on the status of his team after a couple of days of practice in Columbus.
Wednesday found 2014 wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass visiting Ohio State and taking in practice. Snodgrass talked with FOXSportsNEXT.com following his visit with all the details and what Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer told him.