FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Both head coaches met with the media on Thursday morning in the final press conferences before Friday's Discover Orange Bowl. Here are some highlights from the session with Ohio State's Urban Meyer: • Safety Christian Bryant's request for a medical redshirt and an extra year of eligibility has been denied by the NCAA.
about 72 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
When Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side) committed to Ohio State on Mother's Day -- May 12 -- the four-star wide receiver did it with enthusiasm and excitement. On Monday, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Johnson decommitted from the Buckeyes, trimming their class to 17 pledges.
about 124 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio/McKinley) knows all about the fact Ohio State has a chance to notch win No. 850 this season. He knows the Buckeyes are the favorite to win their 35th Big Ten title and, if the cards fall right, he knows an eighth national championship isn't out of the question.
about 149 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Stephen Collier (Leesburg, Ga./Lee County) sat at a restaurant on Saturday and started drooling, but it wasn't over a dozen wings or a Screamin' Nacho Burger. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Collier was seeing just how good Ohio State's offense can be under Urban Meyer in a 52-34 win over California.
about 179 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
The one thing that is becoming abundantly clear is that Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class is all about speed. Urban Meyer dipped into his bag of zoom yet another time Monday evening and picked up four-star athlete Noah Brown (Sparta, N.
about 187 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: reasons for LSU fans to be patient, Ohio State's start, and Sonny Dykes reloading.
about 208 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
Urban Meyer loves speed. He just can't help himself. What the two-time national champion picked up on Friday, when four-star athlete Curtis Samuel (Brooklyn, N.Y./Erasmus) became Ohio State's 17th commitment in the 2014 class, will have Meyer smiling for the next four years.
about 211 days ago | Brad Bournival | NCF On The Trail
Breaking down the Ohio State roster as training camp starts to heat up and the program turns its attention to the opener on Aug. 31 against Buffalo. WIDE RECEIVERS Top of the depth chart: Philly Brown and Devin Smith on the perimeter with Chris Fields in the slot Next in line: Michael Thomas might not have been able to crack the starting lineup with another impressive spring camp, but the sophomore is certainly knocking loudly on the door thanks to a complete package of size, willingness to take on contact, speed and an ability to make difficult grabs with his strong hands.
about 221 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Observations and notes from a brief glimpse at the Ohio State freshmen during a split-squad practice that opened training camp on Sunday morning: Meyer locked in The Buckeyes coach made clear he was ready to turn the page from all the offseason chatter and get back to focusing on football, and he obviously enjoyed being on the field and working with his players.
about 222 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes