MotSaG Reader’s Digest for July 28, 2013

b1g_iconThe MotSaG Reader’s Digest is just that — a quick glance at the past week of content here at Men of the Scarlet and Gray. This will give you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the course of the week. This isn’t everything we posted this week, so we always encourage everyone to subscribe to our feed, sign up for email alerts or simply check the website on a regular basis.

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Jeremiah was on The Wakeup Call with Patrick Schmidt in Chicago last week to discuss Hyde, Roby and the Buckeyes.

Shannon also shared a personal story on his fight against testicular cancer. This has nothing to do with OSU sports, but is a reminder that there are things much more important that what a bunch of meatheads do on a football field on any given Saturday.


Dylan chatted with class of 2014 commit Parris Campbell who said that even though he’s fully committed to Ohio State and has shut down his recruitment, other teams “like TTUN, Alabama, and a lot of other schools” haven’t given up. Dylan also caught up with Terrence Alexander, a 3-star cornerback out of Louisiana. And finally, the tireless Dylan talked with Class of 2014 RB Corey Avery.

Jeremiah spoke at length with Class of 2016 center Alex Gourley. He seems like a smart kid who definitely value academics:

Academics have a large influence on my choice of schools. Stanford, Notre Dame, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and OSU all have great economic/business programs, which is the field of study I wish to pursue.

Jeremiah also spoke with Shaun Crawford, Class of 2015 WR/CB and a heavy Michigan lean. Can the Buckeyes convince this lifelong Wolverine fan to stay in state?

In case you missed it, Dylan also had an extensive an excellently researched Friday Light Nights preview. We hope to follow up with some of the Buckeye hopefuls with their experiences at the event.

Andrew spoke with Demetrius Knox, the #1 rated Guard of the Class of 2014. Many see the recently-decommitted (from Texas) Knox as an essential building block for the Buckeye offensive line. He’s acutely aware of his standing with the OSU coaches:

I talked to almost all of them. They told me that they have seen all of my film and I am their number one 2014 OL target.


Oof, this was not a good week to be a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes Football team. We had to report some extremely distressing news, including allegations against Carlos Hyde and the arrest of Bradley Roby.

Rumors were swirling all around Columbus as stories came out that ultimately proved to be false (including the aforementioned Dispatch story that claimed Hyde had been booted off the team). Ohio State eventually released a press release that clarified certain aspects of what was happening with this team. Hyde was suspended indefinitely, Marcus Baugh has had to sit out team activities and will miss the first game against Buffalo and Tim Gardner was sent home after he was charged by Columbus Police with obstruction of official business. Roby was not permitted to attend Big Ten Media days (replaced by Christian Bryant) and could face additional discipline.

Speaking of Big Ten Media Days, we fans braced as we knew Meyer would be bombarded with questions concerning the team and everything that had transpired the weekend before. While he certainly addressed those questions, we here at MotSaG feel that Coach Meyer handled those questions with aplomb. He gets a bad rap from the media nationally, but locally we see that he really does care about his players and considers them family.

Coming up

Another week of recruitment, the top 15-10 B1G players and much more.

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