It’s been a little while since we had a massive, packed-to-the-brim news day in the world of Ohio State Buckeyes football. There have been massive bombshells in the past few weeks, sure, but in terms of pure, uncut #content, this Friday may have been the busiest day in months for Ohio State.
The day kicked off with possibly the biggest news of the offseason for Ohio State, as multiple outlets reported that Justin Fields would be transferring to Ohio State. We’ve got you covered on what that actually means for Ohio State too, because we love you.
As you can imagine, landing a top tier quarterback transfer like Fields also caused quite the explosion in Buckeye Twitter, and elicited responses from several big time recruits.
2020 receiver commit Gee Scott Jr:
2020 receiver target Julian Fleming:
2019 receiver signee Garrett Wilson:
You know what’s up my brother!— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) January 4, 2019
Even QB1 himself, Dwayne Haskins, chimed in with a not so cryptic tweet:
— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) January 4, 2019
Fields heading to Columbus was the biggest news of the day, but it wasn’t the only news, as Ohio State paired their new arrival with two departures. The first of which came from guard Michael Jordan announcing his intentions to head to the NFL, and the second from safeties coach Alex Grinch accepting the open defensive coordinator spot at Oklahoma.
Ohio State has been rumored to be looking at several changes on the defensive side, so it’s hard to imagine Grinch is the only loss on that side of the ball. Kentucky’s Matt House, Cincinnati’s Marcus Freeman, Michigan’s Al Washington and LSU’s Bill Busch have all been mentioned as possible replacements for Grinch.
“No. 14 Ohio State welcomes No. 8 Michigan State to Columbus Saturday afternoon”
While the football team is off making news right before the weekend, the Buckeyes men’s basketball team is looking to make news this weekend, as they host one of the best teams in the country, Michigan State, to Value City Arena. It’s the biggest test of the season to this point for the BasketBucks, and Chris Holtmann’s group has the chance to announce itself as one of the favorites in the Big Ten if they can win.
It certainly won’t be easy. The Spartans are 12-2 coming into this game, though they haven’t beaten a currently ranked team to this point. One of the key matchups is in the paint, where Kaleb Wesson will look to outplay Nick Ward, who Wesson gave a pretty solid description of to Cleveland dot com’s Stephen Means:
This is how Kaleb Wesson described his match up against Michigan State’s Nick Ward on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/2qM870qJfH— Stephen Means (@Stephen_Means) January 4, 2019
Land Grant Holy-Land will have plenty more coverage on this game soon, including a full preview. If you’re just getting introduced to this basketball team, allow me to direct you to the best Buckeye basketball season preview in the world.
“OhioStateBuckeyes.com stopped by St. John Arena this week for a long chat with head men’s volleyball coach Pete Hanson, grabbing his thoughts on each positional group as the Buckeyes begin their 2019 season.”
I’m not afraid to admit it, I’m a simple man. Most of my Ohio State athletics fandom is limited to the football and basketball teams, and occasionally lacrosse, usually on accident. However, a while back, I got the chance to see Ohio State’s men’s volleyball team stomp BYU into the wood at St. John Arena in the national championship game.
Did I know what was going on? Hell no. Was it fun? Buddy, it was a delight. Ohio State destroyed BYU, won the title, and ever since, I’ve tried to catch every televised game. With the season set to start tonight (!!!), there’s no better preview than this great series put together by Ohio State with head coach Pete Hanson.
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