Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson is one of the best in the game. A force in recruiting, whispers have grown louder that Johnson — in his mid-60s — is getting set to retire. But, with the early signing period set to kick off December 20, and OSU seeking defensive ends after the decommitments from five-star Brenton Cox earlier this month and four-star Andrew Chatfield in August — the noise become enough that Johnson set the record straight on his future, tweeting “Apparently there is misinformation about my future. I want to make a bold statement that I am not going anywhere and I’m proud to be Buckeye.” Alexis Chassen with more on Johnson.
- K.J. Hill Unexpectedly, Quietly Put Together Solid 2017 Campaign for Ohio State, James Grega, Eleven Warriors – December 15
- Nick Bosa knows he’s ready for the NFL but wants a national title like his brother, Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com – December 16
- Barrett says his right knee is ‘doing well,’ Tim May, Columbus Dispatch – December 15
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