Ohio State released its first depth chart of the season today, and it reflects the Buckeyes’ youth. Only seven seniors were listed on the two-deep. Eighteen freshmen were, including true freshman Michael Jordan as the starting left guard.
Colts guard Jack Mewhort suffered a torn ACL during Saturday night's preseason game vs. the Eagles, NFL Network reported . Mewhort will miss the entire 2016 season if further examination confirms a torn ACL and the Colts, already thin on the offensive line, will have to scramble to try to replace one of their better players.
Other than his parents, Tim Tebow probably has no stronger advocate than his former Florida football coach Urban Meyer, now at Ohio State. And as Tebow dived into his pro baseball tryout Tuesday, Meyer likely was rooting for him from afar. “I kind of knew a while back, we chatted (about the baseball attempt),” Meyer said. “He visited here earlier and this actually has been in the works. He’s been thinking about it for a while. This didn’t just happen overnight.
Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer said that expects suspended wide receiver Torrance Gibson to resume his career with the Buckeyes next year. “I believe that is the plan,” Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference this afternoon. “This all kind of happened in the last week, so we’re still dealing with it. I’ve had zero indication that he wants to leave. His focus is to be the best Buckeye he can possibly be.”
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Kickoff will be minutes away, but Mike Jinks won’t put on his headset, answer a question or give yet another order on the Bowling Green sideline Saturday until completing what has been his ritual since becoming a coach in 1996.
For months, Ohio State’s coaches have prepared for this week. When nine underclassmen left early for the NFL, the Buckeyes knew they had to have a crash course in player development. Ready or not, players who’ve waited in the wings would have to play. The season opens Saturday against Bowling Green. Urban Meyer believes his young team is ready.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers say they’ve signed rookie defensive end Joey Bosa to a four-year contract. The announcement late Monday morning came five days after the two sides went public in their nasty spat over payment of Bosa’s $17 million signing bonus and whether the contract would have offset language.
Two former Ohio State University football players are bringing the heat to the Linden neighborhood. Former college roommates Chimdi Chekwa and Bryant Browning — along with friends D’Andre Martin and Mike Johnson — are scheduled to open The Pit BBQ Grille at 3 p.m. Saturday, just hours after OSU kicks off its season against Bowling Green State University.