Ohio State’s defense will be forced to play half the season without promising sophomore defensive tackle Tommy Schutt, who broke a bone in his foot, according to Tim May of The Columbus Dispatch. Urban Meyer revealed the news and couldn’t have been any more disappointed with the injury, per a Columbus Dispatch report by Tim May. “Doggone it, just two days ago, he broke a bone in his foot,” said Meyer. “He had surgery, they stuck a screw in his foot (to hold the broken metatarsal in place), so we’re supposed to get him back midseason.” Schutt is one of the many talented players Ohio State was planning on using this season to ignite life along the defensive front. The Buckeyes’ revamped defensive line will feature all new starters, and although Schutt was expected to come off the bench, he was sure to see plenty of playing time. His size—6’3″, 305 pounds—makes him a terrific run stopper, and he’s capable of occupying double-teams. He plays the game with a high motor and is physical at the point of attack. Ohio State has one of the most athletic defensive lines in the country, including sophomore defensive ends Noah Spence and Adolphus Washington. Schutt’s injury means 4-star true freshman Michael Hill will see more playing time than originally planned. The halfway point in the season is a road trip to Northwestern on Oct. 5. It’s a key Big Ten game against a team that is feeling good about itself after last year’s 10-3 record. No matter when the big guy returns, he’ll almost certainly suit up for the big game against Michigan at the end of the season. Schutt played in three games last season and finished the year with four tackles and one quarterback hurry. Follow @Randy_ChambersRead more Ohio State Football news on BleacherReport.com
Ohio State All-American Bradley Roby ‘s misdemeanor charge was changed on Friday to a less serious charge, meaning that one of the best cornerbacks in the nation might not miss any games. The charge stems from an incident on July 21 outside a bar in Bloomington, Ind., where Roby is accused of striking a security guard. Roby has not missed any practices while police and Ohio State officials have investigated the incident. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said he is waiting for the investigation to conclude before deciding what, if any, punishment he will mete out, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Meyer has indicated a suspension was likely, but that was before Friday when the charges were changed. Roby had been projected as a first-round pick in last year’s draft but came back to Columbus to help the Buckeyes build on their perfect 2012 season — a season …
As part of a handful of off-the-field incidents over the summer involving Ohio State players, Buckeyes cornerback? Bradley Roby? was arrested last month on a battery charge. The good news for Roby is that his charge has been reduced. Via the Columbus Dispatch , Roby had his? Class A misdemeanor battery charge lessened to a Class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct . Roby, who has started? all 25 games the past two seasons for the Buckeyes, was allegedly involved in a scuffle last month at a bar in Bloomington, Ind. He has been practicing with the team, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer ? has kept the possibility open of a suspension while he gathers the facts of the incident. Late last month, Meyer suspended starting running back Carlos Hyde ? for at least the first three games of the season ? after Hyde allegedly struck a female victim in a night club. No charges were ever filed against Hyde, however.
Urban Meyer has been criticized in the past for taking a lenient stand when his players found themselves in legal trouble. His quick decision to dismiss Carlos Hyde, though, shows that he isn’t so lenient these days.
Two Ohio State stars made offseason headlines for wrong reasons Monday, as Tim May of The Columbus-Dispatch reported. May said the Buckeyes have dismissed starting running back Carlos Hyde and suspended cornerback Bradley Roby. May cited sources saying OSU head coach Urban Meyer has dismissed Hyde and is still analyzing the situation regarding his star corner Roby in a separate incident. Hyde has been named a person of interest in an assault against a female that occurred over the weekend at a bar in Columbus. Meanwhile, Roby was arrested Sunday morning in Bloomington, Ind., and is facing preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. According to May’s sources, Roby was asked to leave a bar after a disturbance but refused and was subdued by bouncers before being taken into custody. Roby is a touted NFL draft prospect but chose to return to OSU for his redshirt junior season and is expected to lead a talented Buckeyes secondary. Hyde was heading into…
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Bradley Roby was arrested Sunday Morning in Bloomington Indiana and faces preliminary charges of battery resulting in bodily injury. The incident at a Bloomington, Ind., drinking establishment occurred when Roby “was asked to leave …
In a text message to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has strongly denied turning in his old school for a recruiting violation.
The Big Ten’s move to a nine-game conference schedule has officially claimed one of its first victims. An Ohio State official confirmed Tuesday to the Columbus Dispatch that the school has canceled its scheduled 2016 game against Central Michigan.
The apology tour proved to be futile. The “remediation plan” never quite reached its apex. Ohio State University president Gordon Gee has announced he will officially retire on July 1, leaving a path of controversy behind and shaping a valuable lesson for others to follow. In an era of new media, a whole lot of good can be erased in an instant. As first reported by the Columbus Dispatch, Gee sent an email to faculty members, students and staff revealing his decision to step down as president. Shortly after, the university sent out a release including an explanation from Gee on how he came to this decision: During my days away, I also spent some time in self-reflection. And after much deliberation, I have decided it is now time for me to turn over the reins of leadership to allow the seeds that we have planted to grow. It is also time for me to re-energize and refocus myself. Gee also posted the following message on Twitter. As my time
The Columbus Dispatch revealed that Ohio State’s Board of Trustees is not as in love with Gordon Gee’s antics as some would have thought. In a letter dated March 11, 2013, signed by two members of the Board, Gee is warned that he could lose his job if he does not follow their outlined “remediation plan.” Ohio State answered the bell. A couple members of the Board stepped up, let Gee know that he is not representing their interests in the best way possible and that he needs to change. Kudos to the Buckeyes—the question of how much more Gee can get away with has been answered. Not very much. Included in the remediation plan is Gee apologizing to the people he offended, dialing back his public speaking appearances and using the services of a coach to help work on his “global presence and voice.” Apologies already happened, but what