Ohio State Buckeyes News for March 6, 2014
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Thursday Recruiting Notebook [$]

We have the latest on the nation's No. 2 running back who was offered by Ohio State today, a big-time out-of-state visitor coming soon, and some notes on a couple of Ohio's top prospects.

R100 OT talks Vols offer, has leader

Offers have been piling up for Rivals100 offensive lineman Richie Petitbon. The stand out from Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga picked up an offer from Tennessee earlier this week and has a clear leader.

Herman talks quarterbacks

QB coach Tom Herman met with the media on Thursday to talk about how Braxton Miller is adjusting to not throwing, the backup QBs and his thoughts on the "tabled" 10-second rule.

Curtis Grant trying to hold off Raekwon McMillan for starting...

“It has been great," Luke Fickell said. "It has been a great transition to be honest with you. I know that we haven’t had the real stressors and the reality of a season, but we have battled through a lot of things in the last month or so.

Fickell Talks Job Security, New Coworkers [$]

Many called OSU defensive coordinator Luke Fickell beleaguered zone at the end of last season when his defense struggled down the stretch, but the longtime Buckeye player and staff member doesn't feel that way. He talked his job status and his relationship with his new defensive staffers Thursday after practice.

No fear for Fickell [$]

After Ohio State's defense came unhinged last last season, did Luke Fickell fear for his job? He offered a lengthy and interesting response.

5-star DB recaps southern swing

Five-star Minkah Fitzpatrick has stayed relatively quiet since the season ended. The Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep defensive back just finished up a series of four visits to southern schools.

Ohio State sophomore safety Vonn Bell out for rest of spring...

Bell made his first start in the Orange Bowl and was running with the starters before hurting his knee in the Buckeyes' first spring practice on Tuesday.

Herman talks QBs, 10-second rule [$]

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman wasn't scheduled to speak Thursday but made his way out to the practice field for some discussion after OSU's practice. He gave his opinion on the NCAA's 10-second rule, provided an update on Braxton Miller's practice routine and said and what Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett each need to do to potentially win the backup job.

Did Luke Fickell fear for his job after last year? Ohio State's...

"There was a bombing in the World Trade Center a few years ago, you never want to fly again? What are you going to do? I know that’s comparing two different things, but the reality is you have to have confidence in what you do and believe in what you do, and whatever happens, happens.”

Bucks advance in Big Ten Tourney

The Ohio State women's basketball team advanced in the Big Ten tournament with a big win over Northwestern behind a 30-point outburst by Ameryst Alston.

OSU outlasts Northwestern in tourney opener [$]

Martina Ellerbe and fellow senior Darryce Moore both posted double-doubles while Ameryst Alston added 30 points for Ohio State, which topped Northwestern 86-77 in the first round of the Big Ten women's basketball tournament in Indianapolis.

Bradley Roby, Ryan Shazier, Carlos Hyde headline 16 Ohio State...

Only six Ohio State players were invited to the NFL Combine. So for Buckeyes like Andrew Norwell, Christian Bryant, C.J. Barnett, Marcus Hall and Kenny Guiton, Friday will be their big moment to work out for NFL talent evaluators.

Buckeyes offer No. 2 running back [$]

Ohio State is already in the mix for a few of the nation's top running back prospects in the 2015 class but on Thursday they threw their hat into the ring for another one.

Ohio State Legacy: Lenzelle Smith Jr. [$]

Lenzelle Smith Jr. was never a superstar in Columbus, but he was never supposed to be one either. Transforming from a three-star prospect to a three-year starter, the Zion, Ill. native has still managed to build quite the legacy during his time at Ohio State. As Smith's senior day approaches on Sunday, we look back at what he's accomplished as a Buckeye.

Big-time 2016 prospect to visit Ohio State [$]

The class of 2016 is beginning to take shape and one of Ohio's elite prospects will visit Ohio State soon. Could an offer from the Buckeyes be on the way?

Should Jim Tressel be elected to the College Football Hall of...

Cast your vote as to whether the former Ohio State and Youngstown State head coach should be voted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel on the ballot for 2014 College...

Tressel led his teams to nine national title game appearances, winning four FCS championships with Youngstown State and one BCS National Championship at Ohio State in 2002. He also led the Buckeyes to six Big Ten titles and coached 73 first team All-Americans.

Time to prove it: Part II [$]

You could probably argue that most members of Ohio State's defense have a lot to prove during the Buckeyes' spring ball. We tried to boil it down to five players. Find out who they are.

Tressel Named To Hall Of Fame Ballot [$]

The College Football Hall of Fame ballot is out for 2014 and it includes three names associated with Ohio State, including former head coach Jim Tressel, who makes his debut on the ballot after a wildly successful coaching career that ended in controversy.

Cleveland Browns and NFL Links: Reporter says Browns must trade...

Should the Cleveland Browns move up to select linebacker Ryan Shazier?

Scullion Making Last Run Before Med School [$]

The Ohio State women's basketball team honored four seniors on Senior Day in February as well as one junior. That junior was Amy Scullion, who has chosen to end her career with a year of eligibility remaining to attend med school. This season has been a fitting end for Scullion, who has become a starter in what is her final season.

Blue-collar Buckeyes [$]

Urban Meyer says he wants his 2014 Ohio State team to possess a "blue-collar" mentality. Is the mindset of this year's team different because they're coming off two losses?

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer spends time with defense in spring...

"I felt we were a 'what-if' defense last year: 'What if they did this?' " Urban Meyer said. "I saw it from my coaches and I saw it from our players. What I'm looking for is simplicity - four to six, A to B. If you can't give us that, then we've got to move on and get another player who will. So if you see big plays right now, I don't care. I just want to see guys trigger and go."

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