Ohio State Rumors & News

  • Ohio State LB Dante Booker not transferring despite report

    Larry Brown Sports "Linebacker Dante Booker does not appear to be likely to transfer from Ohio State despite what was previously reported. Alex Gleitman of Ohio State’s 247 Sports site reported Friday morning that Booker was transferring from the program as a graduate transfer. However, he later retracted his..." March 03

  • Urban Meyer Opens Up About Ohio State’s QB Competition

    The Spun "No college football starting quarterback battles will be watched more closely this year than the one taking place at Ohio State. It should be a heck of a competition. The race to replace J.T. Barrett will come down to three players – Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell. All three..." February 26

  • Greg Schiano says he's staying at Ohio State, not taking Patriots DC job

    CBS Sports "Despite multiple reports linking Greg Schiano to the defensive coordinator opening for the New England Patriots, the Ohio State assistant told Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman that he has no plans to leave the Buckeyes. Feldman notes that Schiano played a big part of landing a commitment from..." February 07

  • Ohio State gets commitment from 5-star OT Nick Petit-Frere

    Bleacher Report "Nicholas Petit-Frere, a 5-star offensive tackle who rose to prominence at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, committed to Ohio State over Alabama and Florida on Wednesday. Tom VanHaaren of ESPN first relayed news of Petit-Frere's decision. Petit-Frere's excellence is reflected..." February 07

  • Ryan Day Expected To Remain At Ohio State, Despite Titans’ Interest

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is expected to remain in Columbus and not become the Titans’ next offensive coordinator. On Sunday, Schefter reported that new Titans HC Mike Vrabel was considering Day to run Tennessee’s offense and work with QB Marcus..." January 22

  • Jerome Baker declares for the NFL Draft, becomes third Ohio State player to leave early

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Linebacker Jerome Baker announced on Monday that he is leaving Ohio State and is on his way to the NFL. He is the third former Buckeye to leave early for the NFL, joining Denzel Ward and Sam Hubbard as early departures on the roster. Baker had 72 tackles in 2017, including 16 in the Big Ten..." January 08

  • Rising star DC Alex Grinch to join Ohio State as co-defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Ohio State is expected to use its 10th assistant position on bringing in one of the top defensive coaches in the country. According to multiple reports -- including ESPN's Chris Low -- Alex Grinch has agreed to join Urban Meyer's staff as co-defensive coordinator. Grinch has been the defensive..." January 04

  • Ohio State's Hubbard declares for 2018 NFL Draft

    Land of 10 "After three years at Ohio State, redshirt junior defensive end Sam Hubbard has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. The Cincinnati native made the announcement through Twitter on Saturday afternoon, the day after the Buckeyes’ 24-7 win over USC in..." December 30

  • Ohio State's Ward sits out Cotton Bowl, will enter NFL draft

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Ohio State corner and future NFL draft selection Denzel Ward decided to sit out the Cotton Bowl versus the University of Southern California on Friday night. In a post on Twitter, Ward thanked fans, coaches and teammates for their support. According to reports, Ohio State's coaching staff..." December 30

  • Urban Meyer calls JT Barrett a ‘legend’

    Yardbarker "Urban Meyer knows exactly what J.T. Barrett’s legacy at Ohio State will be. Barrett closed his Buckeyes career on a high note after helping Ohio State to a 24-7 win over USC in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. After the game, Meyer called Barrett a legend. “I love him. He’s a member of the..." December 30

  • J.T. Barrett passes Drew Brees for career Big Ten total offense record

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has the most yards of total offense of any player in Big Ten history. Barrett passed former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees for the No. 1 spot in Friday's Cotton Bowl vs. USC. He needed 175 yards of total offense to set the Big Ten record." December 30

  • Reggie Bush criticizes officiating in Cotton Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "USC had a less-the-ideal first half in Friday’s Cotton Bowl against Ohio State, and former Trojans star Reggie Bush thinks the officiating played a hand in it. In a pair of tweets, Bush ripped the referees for seemingly flubbing calls on two separate plays, one a no-call on a supposed pass..." December 30

  • Former four-star WR Trevon Grimes transfers from Ohio State to Florida

    CBS Sports "The Early Signing Period isn't the only way schools are acquiring new players this time of year. Transfers could lead to some impact players later on as well. And Florida continues to add value to its passing attack of the future. On Friday, Florida officially announced that former four-star..." December 22

  • Dabo Swinney disses Urban Meyer in recruitment of five-star OL Jackson Carman

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The notion that Ohio State’s Urban Meyer may not be long for coaching, put forth by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, was a factor in Jackson Carman’s decision to play for the Tigers next season, the five-star offensive tackle said Wednesday. While many college football observers were expecting..." December 20

  • Report: Ohio State forced to stop recruiting top player over invitation to ESPN set

    Larry Brown Sports "Ohio State was once considered the favorite to land five-star defensive end recruit Micah Parsons, but a self-reported NCAA violation stemming from time Parsons spent with a handful of ESPN employees may result in the Buckeyes losing him to another school. On Tuesday, Ohio State’s student..." December 19

  • Nick Bosa knows he's ready for the NFL but wants a national title like his brother

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Let's all be honest. Nick Bosa would be ready for the NFL. You know it. Opponents know it. He knows it. "I think I would," Bosa said Friday after Ohio State's practice. "But an extra year of development is really important. I think I'll be a lot more ready next year." He doesn't have a..." December 16

  • Ohio State's Barrett starts Big Ten championship

    Bleacher Report "Six days after having surgery on his right knee, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will start Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin. Eleven Warriors reported the Buckeyes' decision to start Barrett over redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins as they look to secure a conference..." December 02

  • Urban Meyer won't commit to QB starter for Big Ten title game

    ESPN "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will make game-day decisions on whether quarterback J.T. Barrett starts and how much he plays in the Big Ten title game after confirming the senior underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Sunday. Barrett aggravated a right knee injury when he was struck on the sideline..." December 01

  • Report: J.T. Barrett Underwent Knee Surgery, Expected to Play vs. Wisconsin

    Bleacher Report "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is reportedly expected to play in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove torn meniscus from his right knee Sunday. Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch..." November 30

  • Video captures J.T. Barrett limping after supposed collision with cameraman

    Awful Announcing "Although Ohio State survived at Michigan on Saturday to remain alive in the College Football Playoff hunt, it did so without starting quarterback J.T. Barrett. Barrett was abruptly announced out with a knee injury, and after in postgame press conferences he and coach Urban Meyer revealed the..." November 28

  • J.T. Barrett (knee) upgraded to probable against Badgers

    ESPN "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, head coach Urban Meyer said Monday. Barrett aggravated an issue with the cartilage in his right knee before and during this past weekend's victory over rival Michigan...." November 27

  • Meyer: Barrett's injury status won't be known for a couple days

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said on Sunday's Big Ten Championship Game teleconference that he won't know J.T. Barrett's status for "a couple days." Meyer did add that Barrett is improving. The decision of whether Barrett will play in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin on Dec. 2 will..." November 26

  • JT Barrett says he will play in Big Ten Championship Game

    Yardbarker "JT Barrett says that he will play in the Big Ten Championship Game next weekend against Wisconsin despite his knee injury. The Ohio State quarterback exited the Buckeyes’ game against rival Michigan on Saturday during the third quarter because of his knee. It turns out that his knee was injured..." November 25

  • Urban Meyer claims J.T. Barrett's injury caused by cameraman, wants investigation

    CBS Sports "No. 9 Ohio State beat Michigan 31-20 on Saturday, improving Urban Meyer's record against the Buckeyes' rival to 6-0, but judging by Meyer's press conference after the game you'd think it was Ohio State that lost. Meyer was furious about an injury suffered by Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett. Barrett..." November 25

  • J.T. Barrett leaves Ohio State vs. Michigan game with leg injury

    CBS Sports "Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was forced to leave Saturday's game against Michigan after suffering an injury during the third quarter. Barrett scrambled on a second down play, and after he was tackled, he came up appearing to favor his right knee. Barrett was immediately taken to the..." November 25

  • Ohio State LBs Jerome Baker, Dante Booker out vs. Spartans, per reports

    ESPN "Ohio State starting linebackers Jerome Baker and Dante Booker will not play in Saturday's game against Michigan State, according to multiple reports. The Columbus Dispatch reports that both players are dealing with unspecified injuries and aren't expected to play, following a first report by..." November 11

  • With J.T. Barrett, Heisman front runner, Ohio State shows all things are possible

    Sporting News "None of it seemed possible with 5:42 remaining. None of it. Not Ohio State assistant coaches packing into elevator, smiling, hugging, screaming "Just battle! Just battle!" as the doors closed and their feet slammed into the floor. Not the chorus of "Sweet Caroline" ringing in the late-October..." October 30

  • Ohio State backup QB Joe Burrow takes shot at NCAA

    USA Today "In response to a Wall Street Journal report that valued Ohio State's football program at $1.5 billion — alongside Texas and Oklahoma — Buckeyes backup quarterback Joe Burrow was critical of the fact that the football players in the program aren't allowed to be paid. "Our team is worth 1.5..." September 22

  • Ohio State most valuable college football program at $1.5B

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Ohio State Buckeyes' winning ways have been very, very good for the bottom line in Columbus. The Buckeyes are the most valuable team in college football, according to a report published Thursday by the Wall Street Journal. The analysis by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor of finance..." September 22