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Ryan Day expected to remain on Ohio State staff
It looks like Ryan Day will be spending more than one season on Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State. Day — the Buckeyes’ quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator — was reportedly a candidate for the Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator under new coach and former Ohio State star Mike Vrabel. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday night that Day was expected to stay with the Buckeyes.
Ohio St. co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is expected to remain in Columbus and not become the Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator, per source. Titans’ OC search continues.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 23, 2018
This is big news for Ohio State because Day will be crucial in working a new starting quarterback into the Buckeyes’ system in 2018. It also doesn’t force Meyer to have to add another assistant coach late in the process.
Big news for Ohio State https://t.co/a5cRuAZvue
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) January 23, 2018
Ohio State moves up to No. 13 in AP poll, tops Nebraska
Monday was another good day for the Ohio State basketball program. First, the Buckeyes learned that they shot up nine spots to No. 13 in the AP Top 25. It’s the Buckeyes’ highest ranking in the poll since they were No. 12 in a poll released on Dec. 15, 2014. Here’s the full AP poll for this week.
Then Chris Holtmann’s team backed up the ranking. Playing for the second time in three days, Ohio State fended off a tough test from Nebraska for a 64-59 win at home. It moved the Buckeyes to 18-4 on the season and 9-0 in Big Ten play. Keita Bates-Diop had a team-best 20 points for Ohio State, which went just 2 of 14 from beyond the 3-point arc. James Palmer Jr. scored 34 of Nebraska’s points. Here’s a box score.
9 – 0
— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) January 23, 2018
J.T. Barrett trolls Michigan, Jim Harbaugh with hilarious autograph
J.T. Barrett reminded everyone once again that “The Spot” was good. Barrett signed an autograph for an Ohio State fan at the East-West Shrine Game last week and wrote “It was a 1st down Harbaugh” on a helmet. He also included the score of the unforgettable 2016 Ohio State-Michigan game on the helmet.
Eleven Warriors posted a picture of the autograph on Twitter.
There are J.T. Barrett autographs.
And then there are next level J.T. Barrett autographs. pic.twitter.com/BUdCzfessW
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 22, 2018
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Denzel Ward, Billy Price in top 32 on Todd McShay’s big board
ESPN draft expert Todd McShay released his updated rankings of NFL draft prospects on Monday, and both Denzel Ward and Billy Price made it into his top 32. Ward was near the top at No. 6, while Price checked in at No. 31. Here are McShay’s full rankings.
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