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Greg Schiano still searching for his safety
With less than a week until kickoff in Bloomington, Ohio State is still looking for Damon Webb’s partner at safety.
According to Greg Schiano, neither sophomore Jordan Fuller or redshirt junior Erick Smith has taken the position outright to this point.
“They are both doing very well and making the decision very difficult,” Schiano said Wednesday night. “We have some decisions to make. We are going to sit down and talk after [Thursday] and formulate a plan.”
My money is on Fuller landing the starting spot.
Buckeyes’ FOX promo is less murdery than most in Big Ten
In case you missed it, the Big Ten is moving to FOX Sports and with it, a whole slew of edgy promos designed to ignite the passion of various fan bases have been released by Fox leading up to the football season.
Ohio State’s promo detailed the Buckeyes famed silver helmet and what motivates them to keep it empty: the desire to cover it in the misery of other teams. That misery, in this case, comes in the form of well-earned Buckeye leaves.
The rest of the Big Ten’s promos? Well…some are a bit more aggressive. Doug Lesmerises from Cleveland.com did the dirty work of watching them all and ranked them in order of their murderousness.
No surprise: Greg Schiano is coach teams want to hire
Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano reportedly turned down two high-level Divison 1 coaching jobs this offseason. So it’s not a surprise the former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach is expected to be once again be a hot commodity when the coaching carousel cranks back up.
Schiano is No. 3 on Sports Illustrated’s list of hot assistant coaches this coming offseason, trailing Penn State’s offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.
It would be a major surprise to see Schiano in Columbus for a third year. If anyone can pursuade him to stick around though, it’s Urban Meyer.
What else we wrote
A brief look at what we recently published about Ohio State:
- Ohio State commitment Sevyn Banks talked about which schools are still recruiting him in Dotting the ‘Eyes
- Austin Ward talked to Shelley Meyer about her husband’s suddenly famous beard
- We dove deep into Zone 6 and tried to predict which Buckeyes wideouts will have the biggest year in 2017
- The Big Ten has 59 players and a host of Buckeyes on the Senior Bowl watch list
Other news to note
We’re not the only site that covers Ohio State. Some items from our friends at other outlets.
- Eleven Warriors broke down some of the Buckeyes records that should fall in 2017
- James Grega of 11w examined what makes Chase Young such a big-time prospect for the Buckeyes
- Cleveland.com spent time talking about Tate Martell and whether or not he’d play this fall for Ohio State
- The O-Zone.net’s notebook talks about Denzel Ward’s absurd speed and more
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The PFF 2017 All-B1G Defense. pic.twitter.com/45Qp3snigB
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2,098 days since Michigan's last win over Ohio State in football. #OhioState
— Ohio State Clock (@OhioStateClock) August 24, 2017
Guy making the most highlights for the Saints today: WR Michael Thomas. You may have heard of him.
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