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Ohio State had players and coaches send out messages of encouragement and gratitude. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Buckeyes share grateful, uplifting messages

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Buckeyes share grateful, uplifting messages

While Ohio State and the entire college football world are currently awaiting the green light for getting back on the practice field amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Buckeyes are individually hard at work in their own homes trying to stay in shape and ready for whenever they can get back to football.

But they also found time to each release videos or tweets Monday, many of them sending gratitude to first responders, doctors and nurses for their work during the pandemic. Most of the Buckeyes took to Twitter to release videos on their own personal accounts. But some, like assistant coach Kerry Coombs, had his entire unit make videos to throw together for a compilation of thank-you notes from the secondary.

The Buckeyes are constantly reminding fans that they are more than just football players. Another example of that was shown Monday when they sent the videos out thanking those who are working hard so Ohio State can get back to football activity when the pandemic passes.

New Lettermen Live presented by Roosters

On the latest edition of Lettermen Live presented by Roosters, former Buckeyes linebackers Anthony Schlegel and Zach Boren join Austin Ward and Jeremy Birmingham to break down how the Ohio State coaching staff can continue to hold the Buckeyes players accountable as the coronavirus pandemic is still having its toll on the college football world.

But the guys didn’t just focus on accountability, home workouts and what Schlegel and Boren are doing to stay in shape. They each picked a non-starter from last season who could splash onto the scene and break out next year in Ryan Day’s second season as head coach.

All that and more can be found on the latest Lettermen Live, a fun, casual conversation.

Lettermen Live: Picking Buckeyes ready to leap into stardom
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Roosters is still open despite the stay-at-home order for take out. Make sure to order Roosters carryout online at Roosterswings.com.

Red-hot Tony Alford joins Birminology

Tony Alford knows all about ups and downs on the recruiting trail for Ohio State. He thought he had two home-run running backs in the 2020 recruiting class, but they backed out and he was left with in-state prospect Miyan Williams, a good player, but not the headliner of the class.

He has a pair of headliners in the 2021 cycle. Five-star running back TreVeyon Henderson and four-star back Evan Pryor both committed to Alford in the last couple weeks. The Buckeyes also landed graduate transfer Trey Sermon. Alford seems to be on fire right now, even amid the recruiting shutdown stemming from the spread of coronavirus. Alford and the Buckeyes are on a historic recruiting pace in the 2021 class.

BuckIQ: TreVeyon Henderson highlight reel is absolutely ridiculous
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What changed? What did the 2020 recruiting cycle teach Tony Alford? How has the call for his job affected him personally? What’s been the biggest adjustment to working from home this spring for Ohio State? What one recruit throughout the years surprised him the most? The Buckeyes assistant coach answers those questions and more as the latest guest of Birminology with Lettermen Row Director of Recruiting Jeremy Birmingham.

Check it out here:

Tony Alford: Ohio State assistant on video games, online criticism, Buckeyes recruiting priorities
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