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2019 Spring Practices, Game, and Tidbits

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

  1. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    glorified practice for show. no reason to tip any hands on what the new look offense is gonna be.
  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    There was one revealed tip that every opposing coach saw... Fields is dangerous... even if he never throws... Braxton Miller-ish already... with 2 years to go
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Doesn't he actually still have 3 years of elgibility?
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Player option for the third, unlikely to be renewed :wink:
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  6. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    Biggest concern has to be Fields’ release...very long.
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Mailbag: Will the Ohio State Defense Have Michigan’s Problems?

    Welcome to the first post-spring mailbag of the Ryan Day Era.

    Fifteen practice have come and gone, but some concerns still remain.

    Buckeye fans got to see the spring game and have read and heard plenty about their team, but they still have questions.

    Thankfully, this mailbag is designed to answer some of those questions.

    (Or at least address them.)

    I’m hoping to do one of these every week this offseason, so if you have anything you’d like addressed, go ahead and leave it in the comments, or on the forums, or hit me up on Twitter or simply email me.

    If I didn’t get to your question this week, I’ll add it to next week’s list.

    If Munford’s injury keeps him out next season, who do you project at LT: Alabi or Bowen? Think both would be solid. — @AaronJWenzel

    I would probably project Josh Alabi there because Ohio State really likes Branden Bowen’s ability to be a utility guy. That being said, Bowen could certainly give him a run at that spot. Redshirt freshman Nicholas Petit-Frere could also get a look there. Greg Studrawa has told me that he’s more comfortable on the right side, but Petit-Frere told me he’d play left tackle if asked. Hopefully for Thayer Munford’s sake, this question doesn’t actually need to be answered this season.

    Did anything (or anyone) in the spring game make you re-evaluate your preconceived notions coming into the game? — @BuckeyeTy23

    If you weren’t both surprised and impressed by Jahsen Wint’s performance, then you either didn’t see it or you are lying. As the No. 2 at Bullet behind Brendon White this spring, I viewed it as a good spot for him because he would no longer be asked to provide deep support down the field and would be closer to the line of scrimmage. So imagine my surprise when his two interceptions came while he was at safety in a two-deep look and had to cover a lot of ground and then make a play on the ball. That’s something he didn’t do well last year. Credit Wint with being a year older and a year better, but also maybe Greg Mattion, Jeff Hafley, and Matt Barnes know what they’re doing.

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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. Best Buckeye

    Best Buckeye Pretending I'm a pleasant person is exhausting. Staff Member

    So when does the offseason end?
    Is it over yet?
    Any updates?
    Why is there even such a thing as an offseason?
    Oh Lord I'm sooooo miserable!........
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: Quarterbacks, shifting linebackers highlight Ohio State position battles

    The quarterback competition between sophomore Justin Fields (1) and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin (12) is yet to be decided.

    With the Spring Game over, Ohio State heads into the summer with plenty of areas already decided.

    Junior J.K. Dobbins is solidified as the starting running back, while redshirt senior K.J. Hill and seniors Binjimen Victor and Austin Mack are at the top of the wide-receiving core.

    On the defensive side, junior Chase Young and senior Jonathon Cooper are firmly coming in as the starting defensive ends with sophomore Tyreke Smith, sophomore Tyler Friday and freshman Zach Harrison backing them up.

    But there are still plenty of positions that Ohio State will need to have decided prior to Aug. 31, when the Buckeyes open their season against Florida Atlantic.

    Ohio State sophomore quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass during warmups prior to the start of the 2019 Spring Game on April 13. Gray beat Scarlet 35-17.


    Likely Starter: Justin Fields

    In Contention: Matthew Baldwin

    While sophomore Justin Fields holds a sizable advantage in this “battle,” the quarterback competition between him and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin is yet to be decided.

    Throughout the spring and following the Spring Game, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has not given anything away as to which quarterback is in the lead, saying he will have to look at completion percentages throughout practice to get an answer.

    But Fields spent much of his practice time with the first team, earning the “start” in the Spring Game for Team Gray. In the start, Fields completed 4-of-13 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, while also running for 38 yards and a score.

    Baldwin played for both Gray and Team Scarlet, combining for 246 yards, completing 20 of his 36 pass attempts and throwing a pair of touchdowns and interceptions.

    Not from what’s been said, but has been shown, signs are pointing toward Fields earning the spot.

    Ohio State redshirt sophomore tight end Luke Farrell (89) catches a pass in the second half of the game against Purdue on Oct. 20. Ohio State lost 49-20.

    Tight End

    Likely Starter: Luke Farrell

    In Contention: Rashod Berry, Jeremy Ruckert

    While the tight-end position had been a blocking-heavy position for all of Urban Meyer’s tenure as head coach, the position has an opportunity to change under Day.

    That said, it appears that redshirt junior Luke Farrell is leading the pack among the group. Farrell was the starter in 2018, but that does not mean redshirt senior Rashod Berry will be held off the field.

    It seems that Ohio State will implement two tight-end sets more this upcoming season, which would bring in Berry, who has shown a strength in run-blocking.

    For more of a receiving threat, sophomore Jeremy Ruckert will be the option, who has gotten reps at H-back this spring. But only time will tell how much Day will bring him in instead of the two veterans ahead of him.

    Ohio State freshman offensive lineman Nicholas Petit-Frere (77) blocks a Tulane player in the fourth quarter of the game against Tulane on Sept. 22. Ohio State won 49-6.

    Offensive Line

    Likely Starters: Thayer Munford (LT), Jonah Jackson (LG), Josh Myers (C), Wyatt Davis (RG)

    In Contention: Josh Alabi, Branden Bowen, Nicholas Petit-Frere (RT)

    With junior Thayer Munford out this spring due to injury, there has been an opportunity for offensive line coach Greg Studrawa to move around some of his players to get the best five on the field.

    Munford, being the only major returning starter from this past season, is expected to stay at left tackle. Redshirt sophomore Wyatt Davis seems locked into the right guard position, as does redshirt sophomore Josh Myers at center.

    Redshirt senior Jonah Jackson, who will spend his final collegiate season with the Buckeyes after transferring from Rutgers, will likely take over at left guard, leaving one spot at right tackle to be won.

    A pair of redshirt seniors will be vying for the spot: Josh Alabi and Branden Bowen, while former five-star, sophomore Nicholas Petit-Frere, continues to impress in spring and is making a run for the position.

    In the Spring Game, with Munford injured and Jackson not playing, Day started Alabi at left tackle, Bowen at left guard and Petit-Frere at right tackle.

    While it should be expected that all three will find time in 2019, there is no clear frontrunner to who will earn the spot in the starting lineup.

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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ


    I'm going to go outside and plant a fucking tree.

    (and get drunk)

    not sure of the order but what the hell does it matter?

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