Ohio State’s most interesting position battle; LeBron James enjoys Michigan’s title game loss
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Why offensive line is Ohio State’s most interesting position battle
You think quarterback is the most interesting position battle in Ohio State’s camp? Think again. The Buckeyes’ position battle on the offensive line is the most fascinating this spring, Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn writes.
“I don’t see us with guys that can’t play,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said of his offensive linemen. “I see guys that are all going to be swinging for an opportunity, and they’re talented enough to play.”
LeBron James pleased with result of National Championship Game
Like all Ohio State fans, LeBron James was pleased with the results of the National Championship Game on Monday night. Villanova ran away from Michigan for a 79-62 win, allowing Buckeyes to not live in a world of too much maize and blue rejoicing. James was glad the “best team won.”
“The best team won. And I’m actually happy they won, because we don’t really speak that other team’s name around here,” the NBA superstar told reporters. “I feel for the kids, though.”
Buckeyes finish 21st in final 2017-18 coaches poll
The final coaches poll of the 2017-18 college basketball season was released Tuesday, and the Buckeyes finished just outside the top 20. Ohio State was No. 21 in the poll following a 25-9 campaign. The Buckeyes jumped to as high as No. 8 in The Associated Press Top 25 during Chris Holtmann’s first season, but the team lost four of its last seven games.
The full coaches poll — which features a top 5 of Villanova, Michigan, Kansas, Duke and Virginia — can be found here.
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2019 DE Gabe Newburg doesn’t wait for Ohio State offer, commits to Michigan
Gabe Newburg, a 2019 defensive end from Clayton, had a solid visit to Ohio State last week. But it didn’t end with an offer. Newburg said to Land of 10’s Ryan Donnelly that Urban Meyer told him to “be patient” and wait a month to get an offer from the Buckeyes. Newburg, instead, committed to Michigan on Monday night.
“I can’t do [wait for an offer], man. I know what I want to do and I’m going to do it. I can’t wait around,” Newburg said.
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