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Kerry Coombs issued a statement for the first time since it was reported he was leaving Ohio State and his job as defensive backs coach.

Ohio State football: Kerry Coombs writes farewell to Buckeyes; Taron Vincent listed as ‘instant-impact’ freshman by ESPN

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Kerry Coombs writes farewell message

Kerry Coombs issued a lengthy and heartfelt message to many parts of the Ohio State family in his first statement since it was reported he was leaving the Buckeyes’ coaching staff. Coombs, who is joining the Tennessee Titans coaching staff under Mike Vrabel, posted a farewell on Twitter. He addressed Urban Meyer, other Buckeyes assistants, athletic director Gene Smith, Ohio State fans and the players.

“As I begin this new and exciting journey, I will work every day to make those that have impacted me proud of the manner in which I do my business,” Coombs wrote. “I will plant the Buckeye Flag hard in Nashville and do my best to represent the Great State of Ohio every day with my efforts. Thank you for everything you have given my family and me.”

ESPN lists Taron Vincent as ‘instant-impact’ recruit for Ohio State

In the week leading up to National Signing Day, ESPN listed the pieces of the 2018 recruiting class who could have the biggest impact for each top 25 team next season. So who’s Ohio State’s “instant-impact” freshman? ESPN says it’s 5-star defensive tackle Taron Vincent.

The Buckeyes played 14 freshmen this past season, which tied a high for coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State. The team has a lot of youth returning, so there likely won’t be many spots with opportunities to get significant playing time. Vincent is a five-star and could work his way into the rotation along the defensive line.

Vincent is ranked as the No. 20 recruit in the 2018 class and the top defensive tackle. Here’s ESPN’s full list of instant-impact freshmen.

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Kyle Snyder ready to ‘destroy’ Penn State

Ohio State wrestling has its biggest dual of the regular season this weekend as the No. 2 Buckeyes travel to face No. 1 Penn State on Saturday. Ohio State’s biggest star, Kyle Snyder, issued a message about the showdown through his Twitter page Wednesday.

Snyder, who won a Yarygin title last week in Russia, said “there is no team I’d like to destroy more (than Penn State).”

All of J.T. Barrett’s 147 career touchdowns in one video

Want to watch all of J.T. Barrett’s touchdowns? Yes, we’re talking all 104 passing touchdowns and 43 rushing touchdowns of his illustrious Ohio State career. Well you’re in luck. This week one Ohio State fan put together a video of each one of Barrett’s scores for the Buckeyes.

You can watch below. But carve some time out of your day, it’s 26 minutes long.

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