The 2016 season is a week away for Ohio State. A first-year starter appears to have done enough to lose his black stripe.
Long snapper Liam McCullough, who is introduced as a starter in the video below, will replace Bryce Haynes as the starting long snapper. He is also the latest player to lose his blake stripe and go through the rite of passage. McCullough was redshirted last year and still has four years of eligibility remaining.
Congrats Liam McCullough! pic.twitter.com/2ulODfbYrl
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 27, 2016
247 Sports rated McCullough, from Columbus, Ohio, as the No. 1 long snapper in the country. According to the team’s athletic website, McCullough is only the second long snapper in program history to get a scholarship offer out of high school — Haynes was the other.
Ohio State begins its season on Sept. 3 against Bowling Green.