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Scarlet Sunrise: Is Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins a legit Heisman candidate?

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Dwayne Haskins has the fourth-best Heisman odds in the country. (Joe Maiorana/USA Today Sports)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Is Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins a legit Heisman candidate?

Dwayne Haskins, Heisman candidate?

Urban Meyer’s uncertain status doesn’t seem to have bettors concerned about how it could impact Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The sophomore jumped up to 11-1 odds, the best on the team and fourth-best in the country behind Stanford running back Bryce Love, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagavailoa and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor.

Could Haskins actually win the Heisman? While I’d have defensive end Nick Bosa as the best pure player on the team and one of the five best in the country, these days the Heisman is essentially an award for the best quarterback who plays for a conference champion. If Ohio State takes care of business, count on Haskins booking a trip to New York City in December.

Teradja Mitchell sheds black stripe

The third black stripe of the Class of 2018 has been removed, with linebacker Teradja Mitchell earning the honor on Thursday. He joins defensive tackle Tommy Togiai and linebacker Dallas Gant as the scholarship players who have achieved that distinction thus far. Togiai had his removed during spring practice, a rarity for freshmen.

Can Thayer Munford avoid Isaiah Prince’s sophomore slump?

Thayer Munford will be asked to start on the offensive line as a true sophomore, the same situation that turned into a nightmare for Isaiah Prince in 2016. Will Munford be able to avoid a similar fate? Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward tackled that topic in the Thursday question of the day.

NFL Bucks enjoy preseason debuts

Thursday night featured a ton of NFL action in the start of the 2018 preseason, and quite a few former Ohio State players had some success.

Ryan Armour in good position

Former Ohio State golfer Ryan Armour is playing in the second major of his career at age 41 after debuting at the British Open in July. After missing the cut at Carnoustie, Armour looks primed to play on the weekend of a major for the first time after firing a 1-under par 71 on Thursday at the PGA Championship. After 18 holes, he’s in 33rd place and two strokes above the cut line.

Armour will tee off in the second round at 2:43 p.m. ET on Friday, which will be broadcast on TNT beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

Lettermen Row’s store is open for business

Lettermen Row’s apparel store is officially active! Readers can show their support for the site with one of our premium quality, tri-blend t-shirts. More items will be added soon, so be sure to keep checking the site!

Counting down

  • Tentative endpoint of Urban Meyer investigation: 9 days
  • Ohio State season opener: 22 days
  • The Game: 106 days

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Ryan Ginn

Ryan Ginn has covered Ohio State football and recruiting since 2013, having done so previously for Buckeye Sports Bulletin and Landof10.com. He is currently a student at Tulane Law School and resides in New Orleans, La.

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