By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Wednesday, December 7
Keeping the Heat off JT: Clemson’s defensive line is nasty. The Tigers registered 46 sacks on the season, second most in the country behind only Florida State. Ohio State’s offensive line struggled against Michigan allowing eight sacks, how will they keep the heat off of JT in the Fiesta Bowl? Speaking with Eleven Warriors, guard Billy Price thinks the battle-tested line is ready for the challenge, “Here’s the good thing…as we’ve gone through the Big Ten season, every team does everything…We’re still prepared for the kitchen sink and more…Teams aren’t going to create this new phenomenon blitz that we just can’t block.” Ohio State is a 3.5 favorite against Clemson.
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1) Buckeyes wary of potent Clemson offense, Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch – December 6
2) Luke Fickell, loyal Ohio State Buckeye, ready to be head coach again, Doug Lesmerises, Plain Dealer – December 6
3) Trey Smith, a five-star OT and Ohio State target, announces commitment to Tennessee, Ari Wasserman, Plain Dealer – December 6
4) JT Barrett’s Sports Illustrated Cover, DJ Byrnes, Eleven Warriors – December 6