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Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud doesn’t care what you think. He doesn’t care what the media thinks. Really, he doesn’t care what anybody else thinks, for that matter. “I feel like I’m getting better and better every week. I know a lot of people probably don’t agree...

When you’re a member of the Ohio State football team, expectations are always high. Whether suiting up or calling the plays, being a part of THE Ohio State football team comes with a certain level of assumption that both the team and the fans expect every year. At the...

After No. 3 Ohio State (1-1) lost 35-28 loss at home to No. 12 Oregon (2-0) on Saturday afternoon, the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator addressed the media and said it wouldn’t be fair to blame the players for the defense’s performance. “The main thing, I don’t want you to …...

All eyes should be on Columbus when the 3rd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0) hit the field against the 12th-rated Oregon Ducks (1-0) on Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. It’s only one of two top-25 matchups for the weekend, the other being No. 10 Iowa at No. 9 Iowa...

A shot of the student section in Ohio Stadium performing the “O-H-I-O” chant during Ohio State’s game against Oregon State in 2018. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   There is no overstating it: this is a big one come Saturday afternoon. In two days, the 3rd-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes...

Oregon sophomore defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux celebrates after their 35-31 win at Washington in 2019. Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.   The Oregon Ducks released their official depth chart via Twitter on Monday and according to the tweet, defensive end/joker Kayvon Thibodeaux is set to start this Saturday against...

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith addresses the media on Tuesday, Sept. 7 about some of the changes coming to OSU home football games. Photo by Andy Evans/Columbus Wired.   It isn’t anything new to some Ohio State football fans for the upcoming 2021 season but on Tuesday morning,...

Fifth-year senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim looks to repeat from last year as the Big Ten’s only 1,000-plus yard rusher. Photo by Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports   Don’t let Minnesota’s record from last year fool you. They may have gone 3-4 but that was a one-off due to COVID-19...

Wide receiver Garrett Wilson catches a pass during Ohio State’s fall camp. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   It’s no secret that Ohio State is loaded at wideout this year. The Buckeyes return not only junior Garrett Wilson – who has dazzled fans, coaches, players and NFL scouts with...

Redshirt freshman Kourt Williams takes part in practice during Ohio State’s first week of fall camp. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   For redshirt freshman safety Kourt Williams, last year’s injury was devastating. It was like any other day suiting up for the true freshman. Out on the confines...

OSU defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs guides the defensive backs during one of their fall camp drills at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Friday, Aug. 6. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Usually when you look at a football team and the depth at certain positions, there becomes the...

Preferred walk-on freshman running back Cayden Saunders catches a pass out of the backfield during the first portion of Ohio State’s first fall camp practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Wednesday. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   It may seem like an understatement but according to Ryan...

  Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and others celebrate as the clock expires in the Buckeyes’ 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the 2019 Big Ten championship game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   The Big Ten announced today revisions to the upcoming 2021 football schedule including seven alterations...

The Buckeyes are Big Ten football champions once again. Ohio State’s second-half surge earned the Bucks a 22-10 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats to win the school’s fourth consecutive conference championship game. After a poor first-half, the Scarlet & Grey were led by senior running back Trey Sermon in...

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott busts off an 85-yard touchdown run against Alabama in the fourth quarter of the 2015 Sugar Bowl. The run would seal OSU’s 42-35 win in the inaugural College Football Playoff semifinal. Photo by Chip Litherland/Chip Litherland Photography, Inc.   What is the best,...

OSU head coach Ryan Day mans the sidelines during this year’s spring game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Have you ever wanted to plan out your Saturday years in advance? Has there ever been an instance where your significant other tells you you’re heading to a backwoods shelter...

The Buckeyes gather in front of the south stands of Ohio Stadium and sing the obligatory Carmen Ohio after this year’s spring game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is feeling good about his 110-man roster after the fourth day of summer practices...

OSU football QB breakdown for 2019

OSU head coach Ryan Day talks to incoming sophomore transfer quarterback Justin Fields during this year’s spring game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   As part of Columbus Wired’s look into Ohio State’s upcoming 2019 season, our main football beat writer, Andy Evans, will be bringing you a breakdown...

New Ohio State head coach Ryan Day leads the team out onto the field in the 2018 season opener against Oregon State when he was interim head coach. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   It’s about that time of the year. That time of the year when tons of...

Running back J.K. Dobbins gives a flex after scoring his third rushing touchdown against Nebraska last year on a 42-yard run. Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired.   The Big Ten Media Days have officially kicked off and on Thursday, the conference released their preseason watch list with two Buckeyes...

Hill celebrates after his one-handed touchdown catch against Minnesota last year. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   K.J. Hill could have gone pro after last year if he really wanted to. He finished second on the team with 70 catches, which slid him into fourth all-time in a single...

New head coach Ryan Day (left) and former defensive coordinator Greg Schiano (right)  during the first half of last year’s season opener against Oregon State as the team’s acting head coach. Day will be leading the Scarlet and Gray as the school’s 25th head coach in this year’s spring...

Head coach Ryan Day during OSU’s Student Appreciation Day practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Saturday, March 23. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   It has only been five practices into the first season of his head coaching tenure at Ohio State. But the Scarlet and Gray’s...

True sophomore transfer Justin Fields (left) and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin (right) warm up during OSU’s first spring practice of 2019. Photo courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com.   Ryan Day had just wrapped up his first official spring practice on Wednesday morning as Ohio State’s 25th HMIC (head man in charge)...

The Buckeyes take the field in last year’s annual spring game with former coach Urban Meyer leading his “bull circle”. This season, first-year head coach Ryan Day will be leading the charge. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   The Ohio State athletics department announced the official date and time...

OSU football Fields in, Smith out

New OSU transfer QB Justin Fields speaks to the media during an interview session on National Letter of Intent signing day, part 2, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Photo by Bill Bender/Sporting News.   Two developments occurred on Friday afternoon concerning the Ohio State football team, one pretty...

The Ohio State defense and special teams huddle up before their kickoff against Tulane on Sept. 22. It was former head coach Urban Meyer’s return after a three-game suspension at the start of the 2018 season. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   On Friday, the Ohio State athletics department...

OSU players kneel before their game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   After a zany offseason that saw the departure of several coaches and a handful of players, it’s hard to imagine that the Ohio State football team would actually buckle down and start...

Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich was named by Ryan Day to his staff on Wednesday. Photo by Matt Barnard/Tulsa World.   It did not take long for Ryan Day to get to work. The 39-year-old, who was appointed as Ohio State’s 25th head coach last month after Urban...

OSU football Rose Bowl preview

Who wants some?!?! Come and get your fill of two looneys talkin Ohio State football!! Our Andy Evans and his podcasting brother-in-arms, the Intergalactic Buckeye Fan, Mr. Chris Stefanick, chop up the sixth-rated, 12-1, Big Ten champion Buckeyes’ upcoming showdown with the ninth-ranked, 10-3, Pac-12 champion Washington Huskies in...

For the second year in a row, the NCAA is allowing high school football seniors to sign their official letters of intent in mid-December rather than the traditional first Wednesday in February. And on Wednesday, several recruits inked their letters showing intent on where they will be spending the...

  Hail, hail the gang’s all here! At least for one last hurrah. In this regard, though, no one is lying on their deathbed, asking their coach to go out there and win one more for them. But in this regard, it is the coach who will be getting...

OSU football Is Ryan really ready?

Newly named head coach Ryan Day takes the Buckeyes out on the field for their 2018 season opener against Oregon State. It was Day’s first game as interim head coach of Ohio State. On Tuesday, he was named OSU’s 25th head coach after current head coach Urban Meyer announced...

Soon-to-be former OSU head football coach Urban Meyer discusses his decision to retire during Tuesday’s press conference at the Fawcett Center.   After seven years as The Ohio State University’s head football coach, Urban Meyer has decided the 2018 season will be his last. In an afternoon press conference...

OSU head coach Urban Meyer celebrates after his Buckeyes beat Northwestern on Saturday night, Dec. 1, 45-24, for their third Big Ten championship since 2014. Photo by Ric Kruszynski/Columbus Wired   Who needs three yards and a cloud of dust when you have the Rocketman out there slinging the...

OSU head coach Urban Meyer celebrates one of his team’s defensive stops during their win over Michigan on Nov. 24. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   Yesterday, the Big Ten announced their defensive award winners. Today, it was the offenses’ turn to find out who won what. And it...

Defensive end Jonathon Cooper celebrates along with teammates Malik Harrison (back, left) Tuf Borland (right) and Dre’Mont Jones (back, right) after his 3rd quarter sack on Michigan QB Shea Patterson. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   On Tuesday night, the Big Ten Network announced the conference’s media and coaches...

OSU’s Sevyn Banks (left), Brendon White (middle) and Dwayne Haskins (right) do a pregame prayer before taking on the fourth-ranked Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Nov. 24. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   After another silly weekend of college football where three top 10 teams got beat, the ‘net is...

OSU QB Dwayne Haskins attempting one of his 30 passes in their 62-39 win over Michigan. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   When it comes to The Game, there is always hype in one way or another. I mean, come on, it’s THE Game, Ohio State versus Michigan! Does...

Members of The Best Damn Band In The Land show their support for beating That Team Up North during the Minnesota game this season. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   If you are reading this and you were born before 1995 and grew up as a big Buckeye fan,...

Head coach Urban Meyer gets ready to lead his team onto the field for his first game back against Tulane on Sept. 22. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   What is it that head coach Urban Meyer has done to mentally put his team on a whole different level...

OSU football Just win, baby

The Buckeyes celebrate their win over Maryland on Saturday afternoon. Photo courtesy of ohiostatebuckeyes.com.   Ohio State had 688 yards of total offense on 94 plays and scored 52 points against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. The 688 total yards of offense now ranks as fifth-best in OSU history...

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,...