By now, the Buckeye defense has heard enough about how Indiana threw for 420 yards against them in Week 1. But how after that performance do you prepare for star Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who does some of his best work improvising when the play breaks down? Buckeye safety Damon Webb reflected on the challenge of preparing for Mayfield’s gunslinging ways and the value scout team QB Tate Martell has brought to the preparation, “It’s very hard [preparing for an improvising quarterback]…but we’ve been practicing it all camp and all offseason…[Tate Martell] has been giving us a great look…We’ve been practicing against Tate all fall camp. I feel we’re ready for Baker Mayfield.” Bill Rabinowitz with more.
- Buckeye Talk Podcast, Ohio State chances to beat Oklahoma rising or falling, and honest J.T. Barrett talk, Cleveland.com – September 6
- Oklahoma taking advantage of Ohio State’s national recruiting approach, hoping for more Buckeye ‘mistakes’ in Ohio, Bill Landis, Cleveland.com – September 6
- Denzel Ward wasn’t the problem in Ohio State’s secondary against Indiana, Matt Tamanini, Land Grant Holy Land – September 6
- J.K. Dobbins arrives for Ohio State, Paul Myerberg, USA Today, September 6
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