Former Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson's return to indiana as Ohio State's offensive coordinator highlights an exciting first week in the Big Ten.
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J.T. Barrett has scored eight touchdowns in his three games against the Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh & Co. will have to figure him out to end their losing streak in the rivalry.
Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer
Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs has been promoted to an assistant coordinator. Head coach Urban Meyer praised Coombs' loyalty to the Buckeyes when announcing the new position. "He is one of the best recruiters in the nation," Meyer said. "He is incredibly loyal, and we at Ohio State are very fortunate that he loves this school and loves being a Buckeye."
Ivan Maisel, Adam Rittenberg and Ryan McGee discuss the start of Lincoln Riley's tenure at Oklahoma, talk about the best coaching rivalries in college football, examine the financial quandaries at Cal and more.
Noah Brown's catch vs. Oklahoma squares off with Julian Edelman's catch from Super Bowl LI in the first round of voting. Let your voice be heard by casting your vote in our polls, and make sure to tune into the ESPYS on July 12.
Texas has been one of the hottest recruiters this spring and summer. That's thanks to Todd Orlando, among others on the staff. He is just one of several new assistants already making a mark with their new teams.
New York offensive lineman Matthew Jones becomes the 14th player to commit to the Buckeyes' top-rated 2018 recruiting class and 13th from the ESPN 300.
The Buckeyes now have 13 ESPN 300 commitments out of 14 total commits in 2018 after two-way lineman Matthew Jones, the No. 20-ranked prospect in the class, picked them over Penn State and several other programs.
Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan cast large shadows, but receivers from Indiana and Purdue could steal some of the spotlight this fall.
Led by Northwestern's Justin Jackson, who led the league in rushing last season, the Big Ten is loaded with backs who could run for 1,000 yards.
Tom VanHaaren believes the son of Ohio State's defensive coordinator is the current Buckeye most likely to don a headset when his playing days come to a close.
The Big Ten continues to shed its plodding, pro-style reputation and it's possible that half the league could have 3,000-yard passers this fall.
Even disregarding the depth at the position, Ohio State's pair of Tyquan Lewis and Sam Hubbard is unmatched around the nation. The Buckeyes' offensive tackle duo isn't too shabby either.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech has added Ohio state wide receiver James Clark as a graduate transfer. Clark enrolled in summer classes today and will play this fall for the Hokies. He had six catches last year and Ohio State and appeared in all 13 games. Clark will compete for playing time alongside Cam Phillips. Virginia Tech lost its top two receivers from last season.
Can Ohio State throw the ball? Can Michigan run it? We look at the biggest questions that each team will be trying to answer as they get back to work.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Ohio State picked up another running back commit for the 2018 class with Tennessee prospect Master Teague. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound back chose the Buckeyes on Sunday over Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee. Teague joins fellow running backs Jaelen Gill and Brian Snead in this class for Ohio State.
Upsets are tough to predict by nature, but there are plenty of opportunities for some Big Ten East teams to shock the world this fall.
YouTube star Ross Smith brought his grandmother to Ohio State in order to challenge J.T. Barrett in a water bottle flipping competition and the 40-yard dash.
Ohio State fortunately won't have to face Peppers again, but DE/LB Sam Hubbard could play a similar do-everything role for the Buckeyes this season.
Ohio State has leapfrogged Miami to the top of the latest class rankings. All 12 of the Buckeyes' 2018 commitments are ranked in the ESPN 300.
Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer
With Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops deciding to retire on Wednesday, there are only four active FBS head coaches who have won national titles: Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer, FSU's Jimbo Fisher and Clemson's Dabo Swinney.
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85 days to college football kickoff: Ohio State's Urban Meyer has won 85 percent of his games as a head coach (165-29), the best winning percentage among active FBS coaches. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Coaches from Michigan and Ohio State, as well as five other Big Ten teams, will be in attendance at USC's Rising Stars satellite camp on June 11. The camp boasts over 30 colleges and 10 plus conferences that will be coaching at the event, including the Wolverines, Buckeyes, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Northwestern and Vanderbilt among others.
The cutthroat Big Ten East Division has plenty of high-powered matchups slated for this fall, but these four could have the biggest impact.