Hope all of you out there in Buckeye Nation are doing well. While we don't have the usual distraction of sports to remove us from the stress of everyday life, I hope you've all found different ways to cope as we continue to lose track of the days and weeks during this quarantine. The self-isolation is working, and the more committed each and every one of us are to the cause, the quicker we can get out of this mess.
There is always something to talk about when it comes to Ohio State, even when there is nobody left on campus and the athletics department is more or less at a standstill. We here at LGHL are committed to compiling all of the recent Buckeye headlines from around the beat for your viewing pleasure between the fifth and sixth time you walk your dog today out of boredom.
From around Land-Grant Holy Land...
Players are coming. Players are going. “We got no food, we got no job, our pets heads are falling off!” Chris Holtmann’s program is in a weird spot as the Buckeyes can't seem to keep guys around in Columbus.
The big boys among Ohio State’s athletic program, including both Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann, have banded together to make a donation to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, helping to ease those facing food insecurity during the pandemic.
Ryan Day is committed to getting the best talent the state of Ohio has to offer into a Scarlet and Gray uniform, and is looking to continue that trend with an early offer to a big in-state prospect.
The Buckeyes enter the season with Justin Fields in his second year, as well as a pair of highly touted freshmen at the position and another five-star QB on the way in 2021.
From around the gridiron...
Ohio State is losing the best defensive player in the country to the NFL Draft, but the Buckeyes have a number of talented guys in his wake, including a third-year edge rusher with a clean bill of health and some untapped potential.
The Buckeyes have an incredible amount of talent and depth at wide receiver this upcoming season. Which begs the question, who will be Justin Fields’ favorite target in 2020?
Ryan Day doesn’t base any of his future plans around potential transfers, but when a need has come up, he has found a way to fill holes in the lineup using the portal with high efficiency.
The Ohio State running back was awesome right from his very first start as a freshman, and now he will look to continue that success as he heads off to the NFL.
From around the hardwood...
The former Buckeye guard has narrowed his search down to eight programs, with those being Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia, New Mexico, Seton Hall, UCLA and West Virginia.
- Ohio State is battling Louisville in the first round of Fox Sports’ ultimate fan bracket. Be sure to cast your vote for the Buckeyes!
The guard will not be eligible to play this upcoming season, but will bring his valuable size and skillset to a position of need for the Buckeyes the following year.
The Buckeyes head coach has signed five recruits ranked in the top 105 in their respective classes in his short tenure in Columbus, but four of them have since transferred out of the program.
From everywhere else...
- In addition to contributions by Day and Holtmann, Ohio State’s assistant coaches have pledged an additional $47,000 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Ohio State assistant coaches will now pledge $47,000 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank's COVID-19 Emergency Fund just a day after Ryan Day, Chris Holtmann and Gene Smith pledged $175,000.— Patrick Murphy (@_Pat_Murphy) April 8, 2020
The Ohio State QB tweeted a video of himself working on his golf game on Tuesday afternoon, with part of the caption reading “At least I didn’t swing and miss.” There are some among the OSU beat that think he was throwing shade at a since deleted tweet by former Buckeye QB Tate Martell.
- Teams within the NFL appear to think, at worst, Chase Young will be gone by the No. 3 pick, as no franchise with a pick after the Detroit Lions has reached out to the edge rusher.
While the #Redskins have opened up the possibility of taking a QB at No. 2, appears other teams believe #OSU DE Chase Young will be gone second or at worst, No. 3. No teams past #Lions have reached out to him. Either lying in wait… or teams past 3 think they have no shot at him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2020
In an effort to continue the social distancing protocols set forth to limit the spread of COVID-19, Columbus police will be handing out warnings to those hosting gatherings of more than 10 people.