Ohio State Rumors & News

  • Braxton Miller affirms plan to stay at Ohio State, source says

    ESPN "Braxton Miller has affirmed his plan to stay at Ohio State and will continue to focus on rehabilitation and recovery from shoulder surgery, a source close to the quarterback told ESPN's Joe Schad on Thursday. Miller, the Big Ten offensive player of the year in 2012 and '13, tweeted Wednesday..." July 03

  • Kirby Smart says Alabama 'did not respect' Ohio State quarterbacks

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Kirby Smart believes Alabama learned a much-needed lesson after its 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals: Respect every player, no matter where they are listed on the scouting report. The Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator told 680 The Fan in Atlanta that the..." July 03

  • Report: Braxton Miller to announce his plans next week

    CBS Sports "Sound the Speculation Siren! Braxton Miller is sending cryptic text messages to reporters! Yes, on the same day that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer gave an update saying both Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett were nearing full health, Miller was having a conversation of his own, and it was rather..." July 02

  • J.T. Barrett's dad: Ohio State's QB job belongs to Braxton Miller

    NFL.com "J.T. Barrett's dad has a definite opinion on the Ohio State quarterback situation -- and it might not be the take you expect. Joe Barrett, whose son accounted for a Big Ten single-season record 45 touchdowns last season, told The Columbus Dispatch that the starting job should belong to Braxton..." June 29

  • Lou Holtz's house destroyed after fire, Urban Meyer's floods

    CBS Sports "In the early hours of Sunday morning, about 50 firefighters were dispatched to deal with a two-alarm fire at the Florida home of legendary college football coach Lou Holtz. The fire was reportedly caused by a lightning strike and, as you can see in the video below, the house sustained severe..." June 24

  • Glenville's Marcelys Jones transferring from Ohio State to Kentucky, per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Marcelys Jones quickly found a new home. One day after it was confirmed Jones was leaving the Ohio State football program, Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com has reported that Marcelys Jones will transfer to Kentucky. Jones, a sophomore from Glenville High School, played in just two games..." June 23

  • Marcelys Jones leaving Buckeyes football program

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State sophomore offensive lineman and Glenville High School product Marcelys Jones has decided the leave the Buckeyes football program. An Ohio State spokesperson and Glenville football coach Ted Ginn Sr. confirmed the news to Northeast Ohio Media Group on Thursday. "It was a shocker to..." June 19

  • Cardale Jones happy with decision to return to school

    Fox Sports Ohio "It's been a few months since Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones made his decision to return to school after leading the Buckeyes to a national champion in his first there career starts. According to ESPN.com, after looking back on his decision, if had the choice again Jones still believes..." June 16

  • Former Buckeye Jamel Dean forced to sit out first year at Auburn

    ESPN "The saga continues. Jamel Dean signed with Ohio State and enrolled in January only to find out that he wouldn’t be medically cleared to play for the Buckeyes. It was a difficult blow for the ESPN 300 cornerback, but after a second opinion that he could indeed further his playing career, it..." June 15

  • Offensive line recruit Mirko Jurkovic Jr. won't enroll at Ohio State as Buckeyes head toward scholarship number

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Buckeyes are heading toward their number. Two months after the Northeast Ohio Media group explained how Ohio State knew it would get to 85 scholarship players for this season, the incoming freshmen class will report to school in Columbus this weekend. And one move that Ohio State has..." June 15

  • Sources Say Braxton Miller Cleared For Full Activity

    247 Sports "Sources close to Ohio State have informed Bucknuts/247Sports that Buckeyes' QB Braxton Miller has been fully cleared to throw the football as of this past Monday (June 8) with no limitations on his surgically repaired shoulder. The news comes on the heels of reports that Miller had a "minor..." June 12

  • Cardale Jones: I”m Still The 3rd String QB

    Black Sports Online "In the words of Ric Flair, “to be the man, you have to beat the man.” Cardale Jones has the best three game run of any quarterback in history, after claiming a Big Ten title in his starting debut — followed by consecutive big time upsets against Alabama and Oregon, leading the Buckeyes to the..." June 10

  • Who does Las Vegas think is the favorite to win the Buckeyes QB job?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The biggest story heading into the 2015 college football season is who is going to emerge as Ohio State's starting quarterback. So of course you can bet on it. And the odds give you an interesting window into the unanswerable question right now: Who is the favorite? According to Las..." June 01

  • Is QB Braxton Miller loyal or misguided for staying at Ohio State?

    CBS Sports "Braxton Miller staying at Ohio State qualifies as one of the biggest news nuggets of the offseason. Or, really, any offseason. Try to recall the last time a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year advanced to the draft not having played much at all his final two seasons. That's a..." June 01

  • Georgia Tech recruit says he lost Ohio State offer when someone else commited

    College Football Talk "This sort of stuff happens all the time at this level of college football, and it most certainly will not be the last time it occurs either. Incoming Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Armour explained he lost a chance to go to Ohio State when the offer that was extended to him was later..." May 25

  • Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott tweets that his wrist now is fine

    NFL.com "Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 1,878 yards and 18 touchdowns last season while playing with an injured left wrist. He tweeted Wednesday that his wrist finally is fine. Elliott (6-foot-0, 225 pounds) broke his left wrist in camp last August and had minor surgery. Elliott played with a..." May 21

  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith: Braxton Miller told me he's staying

    CBS Sports "Braxton Miller still hasn't made any public comment on his future with Ohio State, letting the rumor mill concerning a possible trandferchurn. But his athletic director told ElevenWarriors.com last Thursday that in private, Miller has pledged to remain in Columbus for his senior season. "He's..." May 19

  • Jamel Dean, medically disqualified at Ohio State, transfers to Auburn

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Cornerback Jamel Dean, who was medically disqualified to play at Ohio State, said via Twitter last week that’s he’s transferring to Auburn. Dean, a four-star prospect out of Cocoa, Fla., suffered multiple knee injuries in high school, including a torn ACL in 2013 and a torn meniscus in the same..." May 11

  • Ohio State grabs another top Michigan prospect, earns commitment from four-star OT Michael Jordan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's nothing slow and steady about what Urban Meyer is doing to assemble Ohio State's 2016 recruiting class. Is there such thing as too fast? If there is, Ohio State is doing it. But Meyer will take any commitment he can get from a top prospect, like the one Ohio State earned from..." May 08

  • Urban Meyer has unexpected surgery, expected to be all right

    Land-Grant Holy Land "According to an Ohio State spokesman (via Buckeye Sports Bulletin's Jeff Svoboda), OSU head coach Urban Meyer underwent an unexpected medical procedure and could be in the hospital overnight. The Findlay Courier reports Meyer had an emergency appendectomy. Earlier Wednesday morning, the..." May 06

  • Cardale Jones plays 'May Fools' joke, says he's transferring to Akron

    CBS Sports "Thankfully (some) humans can hold their breath for longer than six minutes. Otherwise, the entire state of Ohio would be a desolate wasteland after what Cardale Jones did on Twitter Friday. Jones, the star of last year's College Football Playoff, announced in a series of tweets that he was..." May 02

  • Trey DePriest explains Braxton Miller's multiple visits to Alabama

    Alabama "Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller's visits to Tuscaloosa had nothing to do with potential interest in transferring to Alabama, ex-Tide linebacker Trey DePriest, an Ohio native who is close friends with Miller, said during a phone interview Thursday. Author Ray Glier posted a tweet..." April 24

  • Braxton Miller reportedly has visited Alabama three times

    Larry Brown Sports "Rumors have been circulating the past 24 hours about Braxton Miller potentially transferring to Alabama, and there is additional information supporting that rumor. Over the past few days, radio host/SEC media personality Paul Finebaum has reported that there is a chance Miller transfers to..." April 23

  • Nick Saban downplays talk of Braxton Miller to Alabama, but leaves door open

    Sporting News - NCAAF "While Alabama coach Nick Saban didn't comment on the rumors that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller may transfer to Tuscaloosa, the four-time national champion coach didn't shut the door on them, either. Speaking in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday with the Crimson Caravan, Saban addressed..." April 22

  • Could Ohio State Really Play All Three Quarterbacks?

    Sportsnaut "Urban Meyer and Ohio State have a problem. It’s a good problem, but it’s still a major issue that won’t be resolved for a while. The Buckeyes boast three championship-caliber quarterbacks in Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, a luxury unheard of seemingly at any level. The..." April 20

  • Ex-Duke kickoff specialist planning to finish career at Ohio State

    CBS Sports "Duke kicker Jack Willoughby told the Duke Chronicle that he plans to finish his playing career at Ohio State. Willoughby, a graduate transfer after finishing degree, made an unofficial visit to Columbus on his way to seeing the basketball team play in the Final Four in Indianapolis. "I made..." April 17

  • Ohio State extends Urban Meyer through 2020 at average of $6.5 million per season

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State has extended Urban Meyer's contract through the 2020 season and will make him the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten. Under his old deal he would've been paid $4.9 million for 2015. Now, Meyer -- who led the Buckeyes to the national title three months ago -- will make $5.8 million in..." April 14

  • Urban Meyer breaks down who's in the lead for Ohio State's open starting jobs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With so much attention being paid to Ohio State's quarterback battle, it might be easy to forget that the Buckeyes are looking to fill other holes after last year's National Championship. Meyer won't decide on a new quarterback this spring. He can't. J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller aren't..." April 13

  • OSU QB Braxton Miller reinstated by NCAA after Instagram post

    CBS Sports "Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller found himself caught in the tangled web of NCAA compliance after posting a photo on Instagram with a trainer and a table full of AdvoCare products. The NCAA did determine Miller's photo was a minor violation of NCAA rules, but the Buckeyes quarterback has..." April 09

  • Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Is “Significantly” Better Than He Was At End Of Season

    College Spun "Cardale Jones started three games for Ohio State in 2014: the Big Ten Championship Game, the Sugar Bowl and the College Football Playoff national title contest. His stats in those games: Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin: 257 passing yards, three TDs. Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama: 243..." April 08

  • Reports: Jamel Dean to leave Ohio State

    Land-Grant Holy Land "Though he entered Columbus an early enrollee with high hopes, Jamel Dean's Ohio State career sounds like it unfortunately will end before it ever really gets a chance to start. As first reported by 11W, Dean was unable to get clearance from OSU's medical team and will subsequently leave the..." April 08

  • Urban Meyer Discusses The Possibility Of Running A 2-QB System At Ohio State This Season

    College Spun "Urban Meyer has three starter-caliber quarterbacks on his roster at Ohio State this season: Cardale Jones, who won the Buckeyes a national championship; J.T. Barrett, who broke a bunch of records last fall; and Braxton Miller, a two-time Big Ten MVP. Is it possible Meyer could play more than..." March 31

  • Ohio State's bar for 2015 is officially set at national title or bust

    Fox Sports - College Football "Ohio State opened spring practice with a target on its back. The Buckeyes are the defending national champions and the favorite to win college football's national title in 2015. Of course, a lot can happen between now and the end of the year. However, Ohio State is positioned for another run..." March 31

  • Urban on Braxton’s potential violation: ‘Everything is fine. No issue’

    College Football Talk "It’s been nearly a week since reports surfaced that Ohio State was looking into a potential NCAA violation committed by Braxton Miller. Since then, OSU has been mum on the issue — until now. Sort of. According to a tweet from Todd Porter of the Canton Repository, head coach Urban Meyer was..." March 30

  • OSU looking into potential NCAA violation involving Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Well, this would certainly be an odd, and far from preferred, way to whittle down Ohio State’s three-headed quarterback conundrum. A school spokesperson confirmed to The Lantern, OSU’s student newspaper, that the university is currently looking into a potential NCAA rules violation committed by..." March 25

  • Ohio State signee Torrance Gibson on playing QB for the Buckeyes: "I wasn't promised anything"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It is assumed that Torrance Gibson would have signed with another program had Ohio State not promised him he'd play quarterback. That's not what happened. "Nobody promised me anything," Gibson told Northeast Ohio Media Group this week. "Urban Meyer didn't promise me a thing. He told me to come..." March 25

  • Urban Meyer says OSU quarterback decision 'starting to eat away at me'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer fielded another round of questions about the Buckeyes’ unprecedented three-way quarterback race on Tuesday. Of course, Meyer didn’t name a starter. It’s nowhere close to that. Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod reported Meyer admitted the problem with having to bench two..." March 24

  • Cardale Jones is college football's most interesting man

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cardale Jones wore camoflauge spandex under his uniform on the first day of Ohio State's spring practice last week. It was a convenient decision, not a strategic one. These days, Jones isn't blending in anywhere. It's easy to see Jones as the most interesting man in college football -- even..." March 17

  • J.T. Barrett would be 'shocked' by Braxton Miller transfer

    CBS Sports "Braxton Miller isn't opening up about his future just yet. But if his teammate and fellow quarterback competitor J.T. Barrett is correct, that future won't include a 2015 season spent anywhere other than Ohio State. "I'm not Braxton, but being that I do talk to him every day, I think that would..." March 14

  • J.T. Barrett calls Braxton Miller transfer rumors 'ridiculous, silly': Ohio State QB Battle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Ohio State opened spring ball on Tuesday, Braxton Miller was there in a black jersey just like the rest of the quarterbacks. He even tossed a few light passes as he makes his way back from a second shoulder surgery. That was expected. As far as anyone knew, Miller would be back with..." March 13

  • Ohio State opens spring with lingering questions about Braxton Miller's health

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Ohio State opened spring practice today with a dilemma many coaches wouldn’t gripe about — three starting quarterbacks. Braxton Miller, J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones all took the field Tuesday, though they practiced in varying capacities. Miller warmed up with the team, but did most of his..." March 11

  • Urban Meyer not thinking about position change for Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has quite the quarterback situation brewing in Columbus this spring. With Braxton Miller working his way back to full strength, J.T. Barrett showing what he is capable of doing over the course of a full season in2 014 and Cardale Jones proving worthy of..." March 10

  • NCAA outlaws Ezekiel Elliott’s crop top jersey look

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA on Thursday passed several new rules including one that will prevent Ezekiel Elliott from wearing the crop top jersey look he has become known for. AN NCAA Rules Committee met via conference call and made tweaks to personal foul penalties, helmets rules, instant replay, and more. One..." March 09

  • Four-star Ohio State recruit Dre'Mont Jones says he may have torn his ACL

    Land-Grant Holy Land "The Ohio State football signee had to be helped off a high school basketball court after suffering an injury earlier Saturday. " March 08

  • Coroner: Kosta Karageorge did not have CTE

    Yahoo! Sports "A pathologist who examined the brain of former Ohio State football player and wrestler Kosta Karageorge determined that he did not have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE. CTE is a disease that is sometimes found in athletes with multiple head injuries. Though CTE was not..." March 07

  • Jim Tressel: Michigan isn't close to being as good as Ohio State

    Fox Sports - College Football "Jim Tressel may no longer be an Ohio State employee, but he's still a Buckeye. The president of Youngstown State and former OSU football coach spoke with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton, Ohio, this week and was asked about how the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry may be..." March 04

  • Ohio State football gets commitment from four-star 2016 DE Terrell Hall

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State continued its success in the fertile D.C./Maryland/Virginia recruiting area. The Buckeyes picked up a commitment from 2016 four-star defensive end Terrell Hall from St. John's College High School in Washington D.C. on Monday night. Hall announced his commitment on his Twitter..." March 03

  • Accidental text from coach’s 4-year-old son among 47 Ohio State self-reported Big Ten, NCAA violations

    The Lantern "Ohio State self-reported 47 minor Big Ten and NCAA rules violations in 2014, including one as the result of an accidental text sent by a football coach’s 4-year-old son. OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s son picked up his father’s cell phone when a recruit called on May 27, and accidentally..." March 03

  • Has OSU repaired its Cass Tech relationship?

    Detroit Free Press "Just a few weeks ago, Detroit Cass Tech football coach Thomas Wilcher was eviscerating Ohio State counterpart Urban Meyer for misleading Cass running back Mike Weber leading up to National Signing Day. Weber went down to the wire in deciding between OSU and archrival Michigan. He picked the..." February 25

  • Oregon targeted Vernon Adams Jr. over Braxton Miller

    College Football Talk "Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman has an excellent feature on Oregon transfer Vernon Adams Jr. up, which is well worth a read. There’s some interesting stuff in there — Adams’ decision to transfer from FCS side Eastern Washington to the No. 2 team in the nation wasn’t easy, and he’s training in a strip..." February 23