By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, January 1 – 10:00 AM
After Loss, Billy Price & Sam Hubbard Pledge 2017 Return: The youngest team in the Power 5 was outgunned in a 31-0 defeat at the hands of Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. With few seniors leaving and young talent across the board, the biggest victories in January will come from players pledging to return for 2017. Ohio State gained two of those pledges yesterday from right guard Billy Price and defensive end Sam Hubbard. And while not making a firm commitment, JT Barrett said, “it will be really hard for me to walk away when we just lost 31-0.” Meanwhile, McMillan, Samuel and Hooker remain undecided about their future.
HEADLINES: AP – Clemson blanks Ohio State to set up rematch with Alabama … Sports Illustrated – After Fiesta Bowl flop, one thing is clear for Ohio State: Change is coming … ESPN – Ohio State shows it wasn’t ready to be a CFP contender after all … Columbus Dispatch – Clemson shuts out Ohio State 31-0 to reach title game … Chicago Tribune – Ohio State makes wrong kind of history in blowout loss to Clemson … Plain Dealer – Ohio State must make changes to the offensive coaching staff … Land-Grant Holy Land – Ohio State’s offense crashes, burns against Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl … Eleven Warriors – Ohio State’s Offensive Limitations Exposed by Clemson in Fiesta Bowl, Leading to Worst Loss of Urban Meyer’s Career … Toledo Blade – Buckeyes outmatched by Tigers
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