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2019 tOSU offense thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by bukIpower, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: Ohio State wide receiver room shows future depth behind veteran core

    The Ohio State wide receiver room began the 2018 season in turmoil.

    In the offseason prior to the start of the year, wide receivers coach Zach Smith was fired for allegations of domestic violence, and quality control coach Brian Hartline was promoted to interim wide receivers coach with a little more than a month to prepare his group for the season ahead.

    But Hartline, led by a trio of redshirt senior wide receivers in Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon, succeeded through it, leading four of his receivers — Campbell, McLaurin, Dixon and redshirt junior K.J. Hill — to more than 600 yards and six touchdowns heading into the Rose Bowl against Washington.

    “We went through a lot this offseason losing my coach and all that,” junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor said. “We had our mind to it, and I feel like we did it, we went out with a bang.”

    The four leading receivers all have one final game together before three depart after five years together, and Hill has a decision to make about whether or not to declare early for the NFL Draft.

    But regardless of the members of the receiver room that are leaving, Hartline was confident in the depth that will be left behind.

    “I think the group as a whole is very talented,” Hartline said. “We got a lot of guys, Ben Vic and Austin Mack coming back, so really excited again for next year, for the guys that will be taking the next step.”

    With Mack, a junior, and Victor returning for their fourth seasons, there will be veteran leadership left after Dixon, Campbell and McLaurin depart.

    McLaurin said he does not expect a regression from the wide receivers after this season.

    “I don’t expect any drop off, to be honest,” McLaurin said. “Coach Hartline does a good job of making sure everybody’s prepared to play whether you’re a starter or not, so there shouldn’t be any drop off, but you’re gonna see some new faces next year.”

    One of the new faces next year will be Garrett Wilson, a five-star recruit out of Lake Travis, Texas that signed to Ohio State earlier in December.

    Wilson is one of the highest-rated wide receiver recruits in program history, and McLaurin will leave the program with high expectations for what Wilson can do.

    “I’m hearing he’s pretty good from coach Meyer and coach Hartline and coach Day,” McLaurin said. “He’s gonna be in the brotherhood of Ohio State and Ohio State wide receivers, I’m sure he’ll learn the culture real fast and I hope to come back and see he’s doing some big things.”

    For Hartline, the future is more than Wilson.

    Hartline rattled off the likes of freshman Chris Olave, freshman Kamryn Babb, sophomore Jaylen Harris and redshirt freshman Elijah Gardiner as the start of a young core of receivers he has in the room now.

    With the addition of Wilson, Hartline said it can be a bit of a puzzle to fit all of the receivers into the lineup, finding the traits that shape the room as a whole.

    “I think anybody that comes to Ohio State expects to make an impact. I think you don’t come to Ohio State to not play,” Hartline said. “We will attack it however it sees fit, when the group kind of starts molding itself, and each year, the group is different, and it takes on its own personality, so that’ll start developing early in 2019.”

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  2. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Likely next offensive coordinator or co with Wilson

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  3. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    as stated on the last page, okie state fans are now having the same reaction as nebraska fans had after tim beck left for osu.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
  4. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    The difference is their offense is still top 10-20 every year. So now I know Big XII D but you don't do that again and again at a mid tier team by being a pathetic play caller.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2018
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  5. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    To be clear: He would be running Ryan Day's Offense and I would be surprised if Day wasn't the primary play caller.
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  6. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Indeed I would be surprised if Day wasn't the playcaller and still worked in the QB room all season
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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Ok State's offenses have notoriously been awesome so not sure why they're excited to lose him?

    Any rate... with him being an Ohio guy and with the success they've had on Offense at the other OSU I hope we land him.
  9. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Replacing Day or Wilson? I'd love it if we can keep Day/Wilson team together with the rest of the band on offense ... add a new rhythm guitarist.
    And wholesale shakeup on D.
  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Fan bases are always quick to turn on their coaches if they dont win every single game by multiple TDs. We all know that, I still hear in my head the calls for Tressel to be fired. Heck, the year that Auburn won the NC(same when Clemson won it), Bama fans wanted Saban gone
  11. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

  12. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Hopefully he was Day's first choice.
  13. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Harry Miller might be called into active duty next fall with the depth on the offensive line as it is
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  14. Taosman

    Taosman In The Pizza Portal

    And he might just be up to starting! But all things seem to point toward Josh Myers finally being ready.
  15. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Only going to have 11 scholarship OL right now and that is counting Nester. It's 12 if Bowen can return and near as I can tell there are only 4 OT's (Alabi, Munford, Wray and NPF)

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