Urban Meyer updates Ohio State’s QB race; Jerome Baker explains why he told NFL coach he’d punch him
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Urban Meyer updates Ohio State’s quarterback battle
Ohio State’s spring game is less than two weeks away but it doesn’t sound like the Buckeyes’ quarterback battle is in a much different place than it was when spring practice started. Urban Meyer gave an update on the position battle between Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell on Monday, saying there is not much distance between the three quarterbacks.
“There’s got to be a separation at some point, and right now there is not that separation,” Meyer said. “Just when one starts going, the other one comes up, and the other one drops a little bit. And I’m talking about the three.”
Urban Meyer shares 2018 Ohio State football hype video
Meyer might not have an answer on who Ohio State’s starting quarterback will be in the 2018 season, but he does have something to make fans excited for the upcoming campaign. Meyer shared an Ohio State hype video for the 2018 season on Monday afternoon.
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) April 2, 2018
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Jerome Baker elaborates on weirdest question he was asked in NFL interviews
Going through the NFL draft process means you might hear some odd questions in interviews. One NFL coach tried to throw off Jerome Baker during an interview, but the former Ohio State linebacker handled the question. Baker explained to USA Today that a coach asked him what he’d do if the coach punched Baker in the face in the middle of the interview.
“To me, being from Cleveland, my natural reaction was, ‘Coach, no disrespect but if you punch me in the face, we’re gonna fight right here,’ ” Baker said.
Apparently that was the answer the coach was looking for from Baker, who is projected as a second- or third-round draft pick.
Get to know future Ohio State RB Master Teague
Master Teague, a running back in Ohio State’s 2018 class, is the latest subject of Land of 10’s Next Generation series. Reporter Ryan Ginn went to Teague’s hometown, Murfreesboro, Tenn., to learn more about Teague’s background, his recruitment and why he could be a star for the Buckeyes.
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