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2019 Spring Practices, Game, and Tidbits

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by ScriptOhio, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Tickets for the 2019 LifeSports Spring Game, presented by Nationwide, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (Feb. 22) at General admission prices are $5, plus there will be a limited number of $15 reserved club seats. Applicable service charges may apply.

    Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Construction on the north end of C Deck will reduce seating capacity in the stadium.

    Noon start; Free parking

    The spring game is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at Ohio Stadium with a 12 noon start time. Parking is free.
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ohio State 2019 spring football preview: A new era for the Buckeyes


    When Ohio State began spring practice in March 2017, few outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center could pick Ryan Day out of a crowd.

    Back then, Day was a fairly anonymous assistant, brought in from the San Francisco 49ers after the team fired Chip Kelly and most of his staff. There was much more buzz about new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, who had been hired to spark a middling pass game. And the program still belonged to Urban Meyer, one of the most accomplished and imposing figures in the sport.

    Two years later, the Ryan Day era is underway in Columbus. Day, who filled in for Meyer during his three-game suspension last season and officially took over following Ohio State's Rose Bowl win over Washington, will oversee his first spring practice session as Buckeyes head coach in the coming weeks. The first-time head coach turns 40 on March 12, days after the start of spring ball, and the learning curve will come at him fast.

    He inherits one of college football's prized programs, one that has won consecutive Big Ten titles but last reached the CFP in 2016 and last won a national title in 2014. Day already has displayed his skill as a quarterback guru with Dwayne Haskins, but now he must create a smooth transition from the dominant Meyer era.

    2018 record: 13-1

    Spring practice start date: March 6

    Spring game: April 13

    Strength heading into spring: Ohio State's returning offensive skill will help quarterback Justin Fields, the Georgia transfer who received an NCAA waiver to play immediately for the Buckeyes. Although the offense loses three standout wide receivers -- Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurinand Johnnie Dixon -- and second-leading rusher Mike Weber, there is plenty of production left. Fields has proven target K.J. Hill (144 career receptions) and other talented options such as Binjimen Victor and Chris Olave, who emerged late last season.

    Running back J.K. Dobbins also returns after piling up 2,456 rush yards, 17 touchdowns and 48 receptions in his first two seasons. Tight ends Luke Farrell and Rashod Berry bring experience and should have enhanced roles.

    While it's likely not realistic to expect Fields to replicate Haskins' production from 2018, the Buckeyes' offense shouldn't slow down much.

    Question mark heading into the spring: Ohio State simply can't expect to return to the CFP without significant improvement on defense. Spring practice brings an interesting dynamic as the Buckeyes return nine starters on defense, but they have new co-coordinators Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley. Mattison left Michigan for Ohio State to become a coordinator again, while Hafley and Day go back to their time with the 49ers.

    An equally important coaching addition is Al Washington, who returns to his hometown to oversee the linebackers after working with Mattison at Michigan. Ohio State's linebacker play slipped last season, and restoring the standard at the position will be paramount as starters Pete Werner, Tuf Borland and Malik Harrison all return.

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    CFN Big Ten Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

    Ohio State Buckeyes

    Can Ryan Day pull off another Big Ten championship season? He’s got his quarterback in Justin Fields, and the defense is loaded with enough talent to be deep in the hunt for the College Football Playoff. The O has to be more consistent, and Fields has to be the real deal.

    The non-conference schedule is a breeze, and Michigan State, Wisconsin and Penn State are all at home. The Michigan showdown is on the road, but it’s Michigan – you know how that’s going to go. But because of the coaching change and the uncertainty on offense, it’s not going to be an interesting projection throughout the offseason.

    CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 10
    2018 Record: 13-1

    2019 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Schedule Analysis
    – The official, full-time Ryan Day era kicks off against Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic at home. That’s no picnic, and facing former Buckeye head man Luke Fickell and Cincinnati the week after should be a fight, too. However, there aren’t any non-conference games against Power Five programs – Miami University is the other.

    – There aren’t any breaks in the interdivisional matchups. The Big Ten season starts out at Nebraska, but there’s a week off before having to go to Northwestern in a Big Ten Championship rematch. That’s followed up by a home game against Wisconsin.

    – The Michigan State game is at home, but the Buckeyes will have to wait a while before dealing with the other big boys from the East. The regular season closes out with Penn State coming to Columbus, and then the showdown against Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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    Ohio State: CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 10
    scUM: CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9.5
    Penn State: CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 9
    Michigan State: CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    File this one under "tidbits":

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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    More "tidbits":

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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Pre-Spring practice depth chart projection:


    QB: Fields
    Will play: Baldwin

    RB: Dobbins
    Will play: McCall, Teague

    WR-X: Victor
    Will play: Wilson, Harris

    WR-Z: Mack
    Will play: Olave, Sanders, Babb

    H-B: Hill
    Will play: Gill

    TE: Farrell
    Will play: Berry, Ruckert

    LT: Munford
    Will play: Alabi

    LG: Jackson
    Will play: Jones

    C: Myers
    Will play: Miller

    RG: Davis
    Will play: Cupp

    RT: Petit-Frere
    Will play: Bowen


    DE: Young
    Will play: Cornell, Friday

    DT: Landers
    Will play: Hamilton, Vincent

    DT: Garrett
    Will play: Togiai

    DE: Cooper
    Will play: Smith, Harrison

    LB: Harrison
    Will play: Browning, Werner, Gant

    LB: Mitchell
    Will play: Borland, Hilliard

    Hybrid: White
    Will play: Wint

    CB: Arnette
    Will play: Wade, Williamson

    S: Fuller
    Will play: Pryor

    S: Proctor
    Will play: Riep

    CB: Okudah
    Will play: Banks, Johnson
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  8. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    I hope Olave makes it very hard to keep him off the field.
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  9. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    So...we get football tomorrow?
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  10. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Munford, Fuller out for the Spring
  11. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Looks like Day kept the black stripe. Love 33 on Harrison

  12. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    its happening.............
  13. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  14. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  15. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

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