By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Friday, October 14
BUCKEYES FINE-TUNE PASSING ATTACK: Ohio State has the No. 5 offense in the nation, including the country’s 10th most efficient passing attack. So what the heck happened against Indiana? JT was 9-of-23 for 93 yards. That’s not going to get it done against a stout Badgers defense. Sorting out the passing attack has been a priority this week: “Last week just wasn’t acceptable. … We’ve got to be better, no question,” said Ohio State quarterbacks coach Tim Beck. “Sometimes it takes getting slapped in the face to wake you back up and be like, ‘OK, we’ve got to go out and continue (to improve),’ and coaches as well…We had been doing very successful up until that point, and it brought us back down to earth.” Tim May with more on Ohio State’s focus on revamping the passing game.
URBAN ‘WHEN I NEEDED YOU THE MOST, YOU DID YOUR VERY BEST’: The Buckeyes released their official hype video for the Wisconsin game. WATCH Urban, JT and crew motivate the troops. The Buckeyes remain a double digit favorite — 10.5 points — in Madison Saturday.
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1) Redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones steps into starting role, Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch – October 14
2) OSU’s Barrett named finalist for Unitas Award, Nicholas Piotrowicz, Toledo Blade – October 13
3) Five-star QB Emory Jones, an Ohio State commit in 2018, suffers shoulder injury, Ari Wasserman, Plain Dealer – October 13
4) Was Ohio State LB Dante Booker’s knee injury worse than expected? 3 things to know from Urban Meyer, Bill Landis, Plain Dealer – October 12