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OSU head coach Urban Meyer embraces wide receiver Parris Campbell during Nebraska pregame warm ups on Nov. 3. Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired.   Brett McMurphy is still on a mission to tear down The Ohio State University, head coach Urban Meyer and former wide receivers coach Zach Smith....

OSU head coach Urban Meyer attempts to fire up his team before their game with 2-6 Nebraska. Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired.   It’s hard to put your finger on what went right for No. 10 Ohio State in their five-point win over Nebraska. The Buckeyes (8-1, 1-5 Big...

OSU offensive tackle Isaiah Prince blocks for QB Dwayne Haskins during the 2nd half of their win over Indiana on Oct. 6. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Isaiah Prince is pissed off. And a sore loser. Somewhat soft-spoken, the senior captain seemed to speak up a little bit...

Purdue quarterback David Blough celebrates with teammates after beating the No. 2 Buckeyes, 49-20. Photo courtesy of Michael Conroy/ AP   After nearly faltering in their last two games against Indiana and Minnesota, yet pulling out un-decisive wins, some were thinking that Ohio State was primed for a loss....

Nick Bosa (center) celebrates with teammates after his fumble recovery for a touchdown in OSU’s season opener against Oregon State. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   It’s official. Nick Bosa’s career at Ohio State is over. In an official statement released by the university to members of the media,...

Wide receiver K.J. Hill celebrates with teammates after his second TD catch in OSU’s 30-14 win over Minnesota. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Maybe Urban is right. Maybe Buckeye Nation should take a deep breath and enjoy their victory over Minnesota. After hiking up their bootstraps and pulling...

Head coach Urban Meyer during the first half. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   For the fifth time this season, the victory bell in the southeast tower of Ohio Stadium clanged with fervor signifying another Ohio State win. Except for some reason, the fervor sounded hollow, devoid of any...

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OSU wide receiver Johnnie Dixon III celebrates with fellow receiver Binjimen Victor after Dixon’s 39-yard TD catch early in the second quarter of the Buckeyes’ 49-26 win over Indiana last Saturday. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   After their win over Indiana last weekend, Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins...

Haskins directs the offense during the second half of OSU’s 49-26 win over Indiana. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Four yards. That is all quarterback Dwayne Haskins needed to break Art Schlichter’s single-game passing yards record in a 49-26 win against Indiana on Saturday afternoon. The record still...

OSU QB Dwayne Haskins directs his offense during the second half. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Poison said it best: every rose has its thorn. For Ohio State that seems to be Indiana. The Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) may have beaten the Hoosiers (4-2, 1-2) for the...

OSU wide receiver Parris Campbell on his way to a 91-yard punt return against Indiana in 2016. The Buckeyes won, 38-17. Stock photo/Columbus Wired   Remember what happened the last time Ohio State scrambled from behind to pull out a one-point win over Penn State? Silly question, of course...

True freshman running back Master Teague III scores his first collegiate touchdown in Ohio State’s season-opener against Oregon State. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Three fifth-year seniors. Two fourth-year juniors. Two true juniors. And nine other guys currently on the roster. That’s at the wide receiver position. Two...

OSU head coach Urban Meyer gets his team ready to enter the field in his first game back last week against Tulane. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Good times, bad times. Ohio State has had their share in Happy Valley. Twelve games have been played between the Buckeyes...

Fifth-year senior OSU wide receiver Parris Campbell throws up his obligatory “deuces” sign after scoring against Oregon State in week 1.   Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   During Ohio State’s post-practice interview session on Tuesday, quarterback Dwayne Haskins said he does not believe the hype surrounding him. He has...

OSU quarterback Dwayne Haskins directs the offense during Saturday’s 49-6 win over Tulane. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Someone que up the Public Enemy. Specifically their smash hit “Don’t Believe The Hype” because whatever the college football world is selling, Dwayne Haskins ain’t buying. Surrounded by a hoard...

U-G-L-Y, Tulane ain’t got no alibi. You remember that old playground chant? Of course the chant wasn’t specifically aimed at Tulane’s football team but you get the idea. By the time the first half whistle blew, the game was over. Not really, but it might as well have been....

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One defensive touchdown. A 63-yard pitch-and-catch for six. And one blocked punt that led to a score. All in the span of four minutes. That’s all fourth-ranked Ohio State (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) needed to put the nail in No. 15 Texas Christian’s coffin on Saturday night in AT&T...

Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   Texas Christian University is no stranger to The Ohio State University. The two teams have seen each other before. However, it has been awhile. This coming Saturday will be two weeks shy of exactly 45 years to the day that they last buckled...

Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   It was just another day at the ballpark for Ohio State (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten). When the final whistle blew and the victory bell rang in the southeast tower of Ohio Stadium, it was the Scarlet and Gray cruising to a 52-3 win...

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Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired   The minute four-year starting quarterback J.T. Barrett stepped off the field in AT&T Stadium in the 2018 Cotton Bowl and finished his time at Ohio State, people started champing at the bit to see what backup Dwayne Haskins was going to do. But...

To say Ohio State was angry and motivated in their season opener against Oregon State is probably an understatement. The fifth-ranked Buckeyes dispatched their season-opening opponent with ease on Saturday afternoon in front of 102,169 fans, 77-31. Ohio State piled up 721 yards of offense, using a balanced attack...

Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired   Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer has always stressed wanting to have an angry football team. He has talked about how being angry is the best way to play and having angry players have produced some of the best football teams he’s...

With less than a week to go before they kick off their season, Ohio State announced this year’s picks for captain for the upcoming 2018 season. Seven guys in all were voted by their teammates, including two repeat choices. Fifth-year senior wide receivers Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin were...

OSU football URBAN SUSPENDED

After an almost three-week suspension was placed on Ohio State University head football coach Urban Meyer after accusations that he knew about wide receivers coach Zach Smith’s spousal abuse and did nothing about it, school president Michael Drake decided that a continued suspension through Sunday, Sept. 2 as well...

The Ohio State University has released a statement for the official investigation into head coach Urban Meyer, saying that it should conclude within the next 14 days. According to a report from Bucknuts’ Steve Helwagen, the school’s communications director, Christopher Davey, issued an email outlining when they plan on...

Photo courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com.   The Ohio State University released an official statement Monday evening announcing the firing of wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Brought on by head coach Urban Meyer in Meyer’s first year in 2012, Smith was entering his seventh season as receivers coach. However, on Friday,...

Defensive end Nick Bosa assists on a tackle of Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor during OSU’s win in the Big Ten championship game. Photo by Sam Fahmi.   The Big Ten Media Days are taking place this week in Chicago, Ill. and one list is already out: the football...

Former OSU defensive end Mike Kudla celebrates a sack during their 2004 win over Michigan, 37-21. Photo credit to Buckeyewire.com.   Former Ohio State standout Mike Kudla has passed away. He was 34. His former high school, Highland High School, broke the news via a newsletter on Monday announcing...

The Ohio State University athletics department announced on Wednesday that the schedules for the 2020 and 2021 seasons are now complete. According to an official statement released, the University of Buffalo has been added for 2020 and the University of Akron for 2021. Both games will be at home...

OSU Football Burrow to transfer

Former OSU QB Joe Burrow warms up during the 2017 spring game. Photo by Ken Tishenkel     It’s official. Joe Burrow is transferring. The fourth-year junior announced his intentions via Twitter this afternoon. After weeks of struggling with this decision, I have decided to leave Ohio State and...

Photo by Ric Kruszynski   Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has passed away. He was 87. His daughters released an official statement that read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Coach Earle Bruce, early this morning, Friday, April 20. He...

Photo by Sam Fahmi   As the old saying goes, “all’s quiet on the Western front.” Or in this case, the Midwestern front. More specifically, the Ohio State front when it comes to who is going to be the Buckeyes’ starter at quarterback for 2018. Since the start of...

Former Temple defensive coordinator and OSU cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson during a post game press conference last season. Photo by Clem Murray of the Philadelphia Enquirer.   The Ohio State athletics department officially announced on Tuesday via their website and Twitter that former OSU cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson will...

Photo by Sameh Fahmi   Urban Meyer has made one thing clear to anyone who has ever been on his coaching staff throughout the years: if a guy is not a good recruiter, then he’s not good enough to coach at OSU. “The one thing about here, and I’ve...

They’re baaaaaccckkk! Columbus Wired’s Andy Evans and his podcasting partner in crime, Chris Stefanick, return from a month-long hiatus to break down some OSU football. The duo get into the hiring of Alex Grinch and leaving of Kerry Coombs. What kind of impact will this have on the secondary...

Last week it was reported that Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs was leaving central Ohio for the friendly confines of Nashville, Tenn. to be newly announced head coach Mike Vrabel’s assistant. Now it is being reported by Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer that Coombs...

When the Tennessee Titans hired former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as their head coach, many began to wonder how he would construct his coaching staff. It appears we have an answer,  reports surfaced on Wednesday afternoon that Ohio State assistant coach Kerry Coombs could be joining Vrabel’s staff in 2018.

When Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward decided at the last minute that he was not going to play against USC in the Cotton Bowl, everyone knew why. The junior is being tabbed as one of, if not the, best corners in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. His announcement on...

Photo credit: Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times   For the last couple of weeks, much speculation was flying around about a new addition to Ohio State’s coaching staff. It was rumored that head coach Urban Meyer was adding Washington State’s Alex Grinch as an assistant. Those rumors were put to...

Photo by Tom Pennington of Getty Images   It’s the final football Buckeye Leafcast of the season with our own Andy Evans and his podcasting partner-in-crime, Chris Stefanick! The two recap Ohio State’s big win over USC in the Cotton Bowl, who’s going to leave early and where JT...

It’s no secret that Ohio State fans are looking forward to tonight’s match up against Southern California. These two teams get together for the first time since 2009 and it’s their first post season meeting outside of Pasadena in series history. So how are fans preparing for such a...