Ohio State makes Hartline permanent receivers coach
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hartline has been promoted to permanent receivers coach at Ohio State.
Hartline, a former Buckeyes player and NFL veteran, was made interim coach when Zach Smith was fired in July because of domestic abuse allegations.
Under Hartline, Ohio State receivers achieved school records in receptions, yards and touchdowns behind quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr.
No. 3 Ohio State holds off persistent Minnesota 30-14
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All of No. 3 Ohio State's strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over persistent Minnesota.
Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State's receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near them. K.J. Hill's grab and run for a touchdown in the first half was the best catch of the season, so far.
Hill caught another TD pass in the fourth quarter to seal the 30-14 win over Minnesota (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten) on Saturday.
Buckeyes still loaded as most NFL-eligible players stay put
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his assistants annually brace for announcements about elite and not-so-elite players leaving the program early for the NFL draft.
But Monday's deadline to declare came and went, and the damage wasn't so bad for the Buckeyes.
There were some predictable early departures in cornerback Denzel Ward, linebacker Jerome Baker and defensive end Sam Hubbard. They were obvious NFL prospects.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans
Ohio State Buckeyes H-B K.J. Hill (14) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans safety Khari Willis (27) in the third quarter, Saturday, November 11, 2017. (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer)
Ohio State will rotate 6 in receiver-by-committee system
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six receivers are listed as starters on Ohio State's official depth chart released Monday, a sure indication that all will get plenty of chances to shine in the season opener this week.
Paris Campbell and K.J. Hill are listed as co-starters at H-back. Austin Mack and Binjimen Victor both are listed at one wide receiver spot, and Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin are slotted in at the other. While all have game experience, none has been a major contributor yet at Ohio State.
Who will become deep-ball pass threat for Ohio State?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There are no marquee names among the Ohio State wide receivers. At least not yet.
The Buckeyes are hoping one of the half dozen or so experienced receivers can become a household name — or at least emerge as the reliable deep-ball threat the team has been missing.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday that Parris Campbell is distinguishing himself at receiver, and K.J. Hill, Terry McLaurin and Binjimen Victor are right behind him as the Buckeyes try to breathe some life back into their passing game this spring.