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Urban Meyer gets a new job title
It sounds like Urban Meyer is getting a new job title and role within the Ohio State athletic department, per a story from Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com.
Smith toldthat Meyer will hold the title of assistant athletic director, though he’s not yet sure of the specifics. He also explained how he might handle things if he feels Meyer is hanging around football in a way that could make life more difficult on new head coach Ryan Day.
“I’m not that worried about it, but it’s something we have to pay attention to,” Smith said. “I’m not that worried because of our relationship. I’m very direct with him. If I see him step over, I’ll say, ‘Hey, buddy, let’s talk about that.’ We have that relationship where I can say, ‘Brother, you’ve got to be careful here. What are you doing?’”
I’m all for Meyer staying involved within the Ohio State athletics community as a whole, but it will be interesting to see what the dynamic is like as Ryan Day attempts to build his own program. I think Ohio State would be wise to avoid the situation in Wisconsin, where Barry Alvarez lords over everything and sent two otherwise successful coaches chasing vastly inferior jobs just to get away from him.
Tate Martell has some Justin Fields thoughts
Well, it didn’t take very long for Tate Martell to weigh in with his thoughts on the possibility of Georgia quarterback Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State.
word of advice:
– don’t swing and miss
… especially not your second time
— TATE MARTELL (@TheTateMartell) December 22, 2018
WR Gee Scott sets decision date
The Buckeyes could be closing in on their sixth commitment in the Class of 2020 when Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic receiver Gee Scott makes a decision in his recruitment on Christmas day.
A 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver, Scott will make his commitment between Ohio State, Notre Dame and a few other finalists. He’s the country’s 15th-ranked receiver according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings and the 70th overall prospect in the Class of 2020. He’s been to Ohio State just once, but that visit in October has become the background to a very close-knit relationship he’s formed with Buckeyes receivers coach Brian Hartline since.
For the latest in Ohio State recruiting, check out Sunday’s edition of Dotting The ‘Eyes.
Zach Boren on Noah Potter
It’s never been a secret that Noah Potter’s decision to sign with the Buckeyes was motivated by the opportunity to work with one of the most legendary position coaches in college football. And the time to get started on a full-time basis has nearly arrived for Potter now that his signature has officially been delivered to Ohio State, putting him in line to become one of the next protectors of the rich tradition of the Rushmen.
It’s clear on film that Potter already has a good idea of how to use his skill set. Former Ohio State linebacker Zach Boren was in the Lettermen Row film lab breaking down what Noah Potter will bring to the program, and the potential for him to thrive is clear to see in the latest episode of BuckIQ.
Another solid win for Ohio State hoops
Ohio State basketball picked up another neutral-site win on Saturday, beating UCLA by an 80-66 margin in Chicago as a part of the CBS Sports Classic. Lettermen Row contributor John Brice analyzed the Buckeyes’ victory with his Three Points postgame thoughts.
- Rose Bowl: 8 days
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