OSU Night Game Schedule Announced

So with four night games you can look at the schedule and make an educated guess for times for the remaining games.

Possible Noon Games- Hawaii, Western Michigan, Indiana, and Michigan.

Possible 3:30 Games- Northern Illios, Illinois, MSU, and Maryland

2017 OSU Commit Suffers Unfortunate Injury

Bruce Judson a Four Star WR commit from Florida was in the hospital today and just sent out word via snapchat that the injury is a Torn Hamstring…

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This injury is very tough on a guy who relies on his legs as much as a WR does. All you can do is rest and heal. We here at MOTSAG wish him a quick and speedy recovery.

(H/T to AJ Skiba @ajskiba23 for the heads up on this info)

New ESPN300: How Buckeye Commits and Targets Fared

ESPN recruiting has been a roller coaster since they started. They continue to evolve with how much investment they will put into recruiting and how much focus they want to make so take these rankings with a grain of salt but here are how OSU guys ranked….

TOP 300

Kareem Walker- #20
Demario McCall- #50
Tyler Gerald- #94
Jonathon Cooper- #118
Jake Hausmann- #139
Tristen Wallace- #145
Terrell Hall- #154
George Hill- #183

FOUR STARS

Malik Barrow
Kierre Hawkins

THREE STARS

Tuf Borland

UNRANKED

Jack Wohlabaugh

TOP 300 TARGETS

Rashan Gary- #1
Greg Little- #2
Nick Bosa- #3
Trayvon Mullen- #18
Antwaun Jackson- #21
Ben Bredeson- #53
Caleb Kelly- #54
Jauan Williams- #60
Dredrick Snelson- #93
Michael Jordan- #110
Prince Sammons- #115
Damar Hamlin- #120
Khalid Kareem- #126
Brendan Ferns- #131
Jordan Fuller- #137
Auston Robertson- #143
Luke Farrell- #146
Josh King- #172
Tre Nixon- #177
Brad Hawkins- #180
Terrance Davis- #193
Ahmir Mitchell- #199
Jared Mayden- #202
Josh Imatorbhebhe #204
Austin Mack- #215
Chad Clay- #230
Justin Layne- #234
Donnie Corley- #261
Binjimen Victor- #264

D’Angelo Russell Makes His Decision

If you had hoped that D’Angelo was going to pull a Sullinger and return to OSU for a second year I hate to be the one to disappoint you but it is not happening. D Russell announced his plans via ESPN….

Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell has decided to go pro, declaring for the NBA draft Wednesday.

“This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love and to be coached by Coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA,” Russell told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “I know what I am capable of and the sky’s the limit with effort. I know I have a lot to work on.”

Russell also talked about his love of being a Buckeye….

Russell said he will miss Ohio State and expressed gratitude for his time in Columbus.

“It’s a great place, the fan base is crazy for basketball …hopefully it will open doors down the road after basketball,” he said. “The staff did a great job of challenging me from the X’s and O’s [standpoint], strengthening my body, and academically I got named as one of two players as a scholar-athlete on our team.”

Go forth Mr. Russell and make all of Buckeye Nation proud as you dominate the NBA for many years to come.

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Buckeyes Land A Tuf Recruit

So you want to be a recruiting expert? You think you can read and talk to and converse about recruiting many hours every day and have a firm grasp on what is happening and who will and who wont become a Buckeye. So you go out to dinner with your family and enjoy a nice meal and come home to watch Scandal or whatever :) and you log onto your computer to check Twitter and BOOM some committed but who, what, why, and honestly to what extent? Tuf Borland you say but wait didnt I just crystal ball him to Wisconsin because practically every member of his family played for the Badgers? How did OSU land this very talented young man? How did no one not a single person with connections at the highest of levels know this was a possibility let alone happening? Well the only thing I could come up with was 59-0 is truly a Legacy Destroyer. OSU beat Wisconsin so bad in the B1G Championship game that a sure bet to be a Badger has decided he wants to be a Buckeye. So lets hear it in his own words…

Tuf Borland is a 6’2″ 225 lbs Four Star Linebacker from Bollingbrook, Illinois. What does Tuf bring to OSU? Well lets not ignore his name he is a tough player with great instincts. He has speed and power and can play any of the LB positions but will likely end up playing in the middle. It is just a huge coup for the staff to take away a player who would have gone to a rival school and now can help defeat those rivals.

You willwant to watch his highlights so do that here.

Buckeyes Land Their QB For 2016

In what has become an annual rite of passage OSU and Coach Meyer have landed their QB commit. The 3 Top choices are all similar in rankings and styles and ability. The one thing that the guy they landed had over the other 3 was he wanted to be a Buckeye the most and put in his commitment first and landed the coveted spot as the only QB in the 2016 class.

Tristen Wallace is a 6’3″ and 230 lbs Four Star QB from Desoto, Texas. Tristen comes from the same high school as OSU player Dontre Wilson and plays some of the biggest HS competition in the country. He is a Dual Threat QB who throws and runs the ball on a really good level. He is a big kid but very fast with a 4.4 forty time. He will remind you of JT Barrett although maybe not as accurate of a passer he is a more polished runner at this point in his life. He will become the leader of the 2016 class and help to recruit other top notch players.

Breaking: Urban Meyer Gets Contract Extension and Pay Raise

One thing that has been a topic of conversation since the day Urban Meyer stepped on campus was “How long will he stay at Ohio State?”. People who hate Urban or Ohio State have hoped for Urban to leave ASAP but Coach Meyer has stated he loves being at OSU and wants to stay here for a long time. Today he was granted the ability to stay for more years and paid more money. Here is a few highlights from the release OSU just put out….

The contract of Ohio State University Head Football Coach Urban Meyer has been extended through the year 2020 and will make him the highest paid coach in the Big Ten Conference in terms of annual compensation, Vice President and Director of Athletics Gene Smith announced today. The contract changes are subject to Board of Trustees’ approval at its next meeting, scheduled for June 3-4.

Meyer’s previous contract ran through the 2017 season and would have paid him $4.9 million for 2015. The new terms and extension, retroactive to Feb. 1, 2015, give Meyer a six-year contract through the 2020 season with an end date of Jan. 31, 2021. Meyer will make $5.8 million in total compensation for 2015 and, with annual raises, will average at least $6.5 million per year over the next six years.

“I am honored to serve as football coach at The Ohio State University and to represent this great university,” Meyer said. “It is a privilege to coach and mentor the young men in this program, and I want to thank President Drake and Mr. Smith for their support and their trust in me.”

Meyer is the winningest* coach in college football with an .845 winning percentage and a 142-26 overall record. He has led the Buckeyes to a 38-3 record, is undefeated in Big Ten regular season play at 24-0, and his 2014 team won the eighth national championship in school history along with winning the school’s 35th Big Ten championship.

Congrats To D’Angelo Russell

Given to the best Shooting Guard in the country.