Ohio State’s lingering spring practice questions; 12 Buckeyes attend Browns’ local pro day
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5 questions for last week of Ohio State’s spring practice
Ohio State’s spring game is just four days away, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the Buckeyes. Land of 10’s Austin Ward broke down five lingering questions about Urban Meyer’s team as spring ball winds down. They start with the quarterback battle between Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell, which will be the most watched and scrutinized part of the Saturday game. But Ohio State has other areas to figure out, including at center and linebacker.
12 Buckeyes attend Cleveland Browns’ local pro day
Could a few former Ohio State players stay in the Buckeye state to play professional football? That’s what the Cleveland Browns wondered Monday when they hosted 12 Ohio State players at their local pro day. The dozen ex-Buckeyes included defensive end Jalyn Holmes, tight end Marcus Baugh, linebacker Chris Worley and cornerback Denzel Ward, a potential top-10 pick. The Browns have 12 selections in the 2018 NFL Draft, including the first and fourth overall picks.
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Buckeyes get their Big Ten title bling
Ohio State football showed the team’s 2017 Big Ten Championship rings on Monday. The Buckeyes tweeted out a video showing a close-up of the sparkling pieces of jewelry and a locker room speech from Billy Price, who mentioned playing for the rings after Ohio State’s loss to Iowa last season.
☑️ Big Ring
Thanks to @b_price54 for presenting the Buckeyes with their 2017 Big Ten Championship / Cotton Bowl rings — fulfilling a promise he made to the team on Nov. 4, 2017.#GoBucks #Brotherhood pic.twitter.com/llw1MAeAu2
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 9, 2018
Jeffrey Okudah has superstar potential at Ohio State
Fans will not get to see Jeffrey Okudah, one of Ohio State’s most promising young players, in the Saturday spring game. Okudah is out with a shoulder injury. But once Okudah is back on the field this fall, fans will understand what the hype is about, Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn explains.
CJ Walker is Ohio State’s future point guard
Ohio State got some welcome news on the transfer market Sunday when former Florida State point guard CJ Walker announced he was coming to Ohio State. Walker can’t provide immediate help, as he has to sit out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules. But it’s still a promising sign for Chris Holtmann’s program. Walker’s commitment to Ohio State is a significant offseason development and a perfect fit.
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