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 211 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Zach Smith won't shield his unit from criticism, and it received plenty for the issues of a struggling passing attack a year ago. But for all the problems that the Ohio State receivers coach is quick to point out, he's not going to make them shoulder all the blame, either.
about 344 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
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 360 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The wait is over. The season might not be here yet, but football is officially returning with the start of training camp on Sunday. So after an offseason filled with questions about issues away from the field, the focus is once again back on the game itself.
about 364 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Leadership is the factor Urban Meyer always points to first with teams that accomplish something special, and it's hard to argue with somebody who already owns two national championship rings.
about 400 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
On Wednesday, we ranked the top individual wide receivers and tight ends in the Big Ten heading into 2012. So of course that means it's time to look at the position group as a whole throughout the league.
about 743 days ago | Brian Bennett | Michigan Wolverines
Wide out Michael Thomas (Elk Grove, Calif./Cosumnes Oaks) took a visit to UNLV back in December and on Monday, the athlete decided to pull the trigger. Thomas took an official visit to UCLA in September and the Bruins offered a scholarship that was contingent on the receiver gaining academic admission.
about 941 days ago | Greg Biggins | NCF On The Trail
Stanford coach David Shaw doesn't want to "stop" USC wide receiver Robert Woods. Shaw knows better than that. He knows you can't devote the majority of your defensive resources to one side of the field.