October 1, 2014

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Ohio State: Defense more than a passing concern

Chris Moore, Doran Grant

COLUMBUS — Just about everything during Saturday’s 50-28 victory over Cincinnati went well for No. 20 Ohio State. It’s the few things that didn’t that haunt coach Urban Meyer. “I hear someone say, ‘Just take away those four plays …’” Meyer said Monday. “But you can’t just take away those four plays. That’s part of Read More…

Buckeyes put the ‘O’ in Ohio State but defense shaky in win over Cincinnati

J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer was thrilled with his offense — and disgusted by his pass defense. J.T. Barrett threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 182 yards and a score to lead No. 22 Ohio State past Gunner Kiel and Cincinnati 50-28 on Saturday night. “When you have a horizontal Read More…

Ohio State football: Little rest for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — If any naive Ohio State football players had a notion they were getting this week off, coach Urban Meyer dispelled that possibility almost immediately. Yeah, they’ll get a couple of days off. But then it’s back to work. “Time to move on, a bye week, and then get ready,” Meyer said Saturday soon Read More…

College football: Big week is looming for Big Ten

The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was armed with a quick rebuttal when the question came up again Tuesday. As Dantonio’s seventh-ranked Spartans prepare for a showdown Read More…

Urban Meyer expects Ohio State to play like veteran team

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. He doesn’t buy it. After the fifth-ranked Buckeyes came back from a slow start to beat Navy 34-17 on Saturday, Meyer said he doesn’t Read More…

Ohio State: Navy’s unique offense could present problems

Connor Cook, Joey Bosa

COLUMBUS — It’s already difficult enough to play Navy because of the tough, dedicated and disciplined players demanded by any service academy. “These guys are guys who are trained to be fearless and they’re trained to be relentless,” Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry said. “So we know that we have to go full-go the whole Read More…

Ohio State: Meyer says Buckeyes ready and looking good

J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes’ opener on Saturday against Navy. He says his team is ready. “Oh, yeah. If you have good players, a good team (then you’re excited),” he said, pausing before joking, “I’ll Read More…

Ohio State: Braxton Miller reinjures throwing shoulder during practice

Braxton Miller

COLUMBUS — With just over two weeks remaining before its season opener, it appears No. 5 Ohio State has already sustained a devastating loss. Two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, quarterback Braxton Miller, considered among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, reportedly reinjured his throwing shoulder in practice Monday. Ohio State officials Read More…

Ohio State Preview: Buckeyes good but must patch O-line, secondary

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS (AP) — So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season, and he turned and asked a question. “In your wildest dreams, could you have imagined we’d win our first 24 games at Ohio State?” he said. Shelley Meyer thought a second and then replied, “Honey, Read More…

Ohio State football: Kyle Berger tears ACL, same as last year

The very injury that cut Kyle Berger’s senior season short at St. Ignatius last year looks like it has wiped out his first year at Ohio State as well. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Medina resident missed his last year with the Wildcats when he tore his left ACL while trying to make a tackle on 2015 Read More…