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Archive for August 13th, 2019

Sports Spotlight Feature: Cortez McGinnis, DB Muskingum Fighting Muskies

 

Cortez McGinnis Muskingum Fighting Muskies ball-hawking DB (megasportsnews.com photo)

CORTEZ McGINNIS ONE-ONE INTERVIEW WITH REPORTER STUART MASON AT 2019 OAC FOOTBALL MEDIA PREVIEW

65,150 Cortez McGinnis DB Muskingum Muskies FTB 1 on 1 Feature Interview

 

The 2018 edition of the Muskingum Fighting Muskies only finished seventh in the 10-team and tough Ohio Athletic Conference, but they made strides under first year head coach Erik leuter at 4-6-0, 3-6-0 in the OAC.

That might not look good to some football people and fans but the Fighting Muskies had been a program that is up and down for years. Alot of it had to do with being in a tough conference which is headed by the kingpin, Mount Union and other powerhouses like John Carroll, Baldwin Wallace and Marietta. Not to mention Heidelberg and Ohio Northern.

People surrounding the program said that Coach leuter came in and got rid of the bad attitudes, malcontents and players who weren’t willing to buy into his disciplinary ways and that turned the table.

leuter and his coaching staff injected some new energy and commitment into the hungry and thirsty program and it paid off with those four wins. Those wins were over teams that the Muskies ordinarily have trouble with in Otterbein and Heidelberg. They also beat Waynesburg and Wilmington in the process.

This year, the New Concord, Ohio school has a strong defensive unit intact with nine returning starters.

On defense, they have senior First-Team All-OAC defensive lineman Tim Ousley, Second Team All-OAC DB Cortez McGinnis, junior DB Brian Brown, senior LB Trocon Keneah, senior LB Caleb Gaiters, senior DL Yannis Dailey, junior DL Drew Lowery, junior DB Nehemiah Bowie and junior DL Chris Shakespeare.

McGinnis ended the season with 52 tackles, five pass breakups, and one interception. He had a career-high nine tackels in the Muskies season-opening win at Waynesburg, Pa.

McGinnis, a Health and Fitness Major from Cincinnati, Ohio Northwest High School, started all 10 games and is 6’3, 190 pounds.

The Fighting Muskies open the season at home against Waynesburg on Saturday, September 7.

 

Cortez McGinnis in action (courtesy Muskingum Sports Information)

Ohio State stars Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins named to TSN Pre-season All-America Team

 

 

Young is first team selection by Sporting News, Dobbins garners second team honors

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s duo of DE Chase Young and RB J.K. Dobbins were named Wednesday to the Sporting News Preseason All-America Team. Young was a first team selection while Dobbins made the second team.

 

Chase Young

Young, a junior from Upper Marlboro, Md., is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign that saw him lead the team in both tackles-for-loss (15.5) and sacks (10.5). A Second Team All-Big Ten selection in 2018, Young had three of his best games down the stretch last season. In wins over No. 4 Michigan, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 9 Washington, he registered five tackles-for-loss, four sacks, one pass breakup, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. His three sacks in Ohio State’s 45-24 victory over Northwestern tied the Big Ten Championship Game record. This fall, he is looking to become just the second player in school history to record multiple seasons of double-digit sacks.

 

A La Grange, Texas, native, Dobbins enters his junior season with 2,456 career rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. A Second Team All-Big Ten choice by both the coaches and media last season, Dobbins became the first player in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards as both a freshman and a sophomore. In 2017, he set an Ohio State freshman record by rushing for 1,403 yards and then came back last season to rush for 1,053 yards. His top performances last year included a career-best 203 yards and 37 carries in an overtime win vs. Maryland and 163 yards against Nebraska. Over his 28-game career, Dobbins has nine 100 yard outings and the Buckeyes are 9-0 in those contests.

J.K. Dobbins

 

#GoBucks#

 

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Ohio State is well represented in NFL Training Camps with 62 former Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Training camps for all 32 National Football League teams are now open or set to open around the league and the Ohio State football program is well-represented based on recent research of current NFL rosters. A review of official team rosters at NFL.com reveals an entire team of Buckeyes are in the league: 62 players in all.

 

It’s no secret that Ohio State has been developing NFL talent, including high-level, first-round talent, for the duration of its history. The program is tied-for-first, with USC, in first-round picks with 81, including the second-most first-round picks in the last decade with 15. Ohio State’s 62 draft picks between 2010-19 is also second-most among college football teams in the decade, a number that includes 49 draft picks the last seven years under the tutelage of former head coach Urban Meyer and his staffs.

 

And the bulk of Ohio State’s 62 current NFL players were coached at least one season by Meyer: 55, including 13 players off the 2018 Big Ten and Rose Bowl champion team that posted a 13-1 record.

 

28 NFL Teams Feature a Buckeye

An Ohio State program high six former Buckeyes are on the New Orleans Saints roster – CB Eli Apple, QB J.T. Barrett, SAF Vonn Bell, WR Ted Ginn Jr., CB Marshon Lattimore and WR Michael Thomas. The Dallas Cowboys (WR Noah Brown, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Devin Smith and RB Mike Weber), Cincinnati Bengals (DE Sam Hubbard, OG Michael Jordan, OC Billy Price and LB Chris Worley) and the Miami Dolphins (LB Jerome Baker, LB Raekwon McMillan, OT Isaiah Prince and DT Adolphus Washington) each carry four former Buckeyes on their respective rosters.

 

A total of 28 different NFL teams feature at least one Ohio State Buckeye and 19 teams have two or more.

 

Four position groups, led by the defensive backs with 13 players, have 10-or-more former Buckeyes. The others are the defensive line, offensive line and at wide receiver.

 

NFL Training Camp Buckeyes

By Team – 62

 

LB Dante Booker* – Arizona Cardinals

DT Michael Bennett* – Atlanta Falcons

CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons

SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills

TE Marcus Baugh – Carolina Panthers
WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers

DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals

OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals

OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals

LB Chris Worley – Cincinnati Bengals

CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns

WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys

WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys

RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys

TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos

DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos

OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions

OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers

WR Johnnie Dixon – Houston Texans

SAF Tyvis Powell – Houston Texans

CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans

OG Malcolm Pridgeon – Houston Texans

WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts

SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts

DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts

OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Terrelle Pryor – Jacksonville Jaguars

RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs

LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs

DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers

QB Cardale Jones – Los Angeles Chargers

LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams

LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins

LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins

OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

DT Adolphus Washington – Miami Dolphins

OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings

DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings

SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots

DE John Simon – New England Patriots

CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints

QB J.T. Barrett – New Orleans Saints

SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints

CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints

WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

RB Rod Smith – New York Giants

CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders

DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders

SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles

P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles

WR Braxton Miller – Philadelphia Eagles

DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Ryan Shazier* – Pittsburgh Steelers

DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers

OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks

OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks

TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

SAF Damon Webb – Tennessee Titans

QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins

WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

*Injured

 

NFL Training Camp Buckeyes

By Position

 

Defensive Backs – 13

CB Eli Apple – New Orleans Saints

SAF Vonn Bell – New Orleans Saints

SAF Kurt Coleman – Buffalo Bills

CB Gareon Conley – Oakland Raiders

SAF Nate Ebner – New England Patriots

SAF Malik Hooker – Indianapolis Colts

SAF Malcolm Jenkins – Philadelphia Eagles

CB Marshon Lattimore – New Orleans Saints

SAF Tyvis Powell – Houston Texans

CB Bradley Roby – Houston Texans

CB Kendall Sheffield – Atlanta Falcons

CB Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns

SAF Damon Webb – Tennessee Titans

 

Defensive Line – 11

DT Michael Bennett* – Atlanta Falcons

DE Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers

DE Nick Bosa – San Francisco 49ers

DE Cameron Heyward – Pittsburgh Steelers

DT Jalyn Holmes – Minnesota Vikings

DT Jonathan Hankins – Oakland Raiders

DE Sam Hubbard – Cincinnati Bengals

DT Dre’mont Jones – Denver Broncos

DE Tyquan Lewis – Indianapolis Colts

DE John Simon – New England Patriots

DT Adolphus Washington – Miami Dolphins

 

Offensive Line – 10

OT Taylor Decker – Detroit Lions

OG Pat Elflein – Minnesota Vikings

OT Jamarco Jones – Seattle Seahawks

OG Michael Jordan – Cincinnati Bengals

OG Demetrius Knox – Seattle Seahawks

OC Corey Linsley – Green Bay Packers

OG Andrew Norwell – Jacksonville Jaguars

OC Billy Price – Cincinnati Bengals

OG Malcolm Pridgeon – Houston Texans

OT Isaiah Prince – Miami Dolphins

 

Wide Receivers – 10

WR Noah Brown – Dallas Cowboys

WR Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts

WR Johnnie Dixon – Houston Texans

WR Ted Ginn Jr. – New Orleans Saints

WR Braxton Miller – Philadelphia Eagles

WR Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

WR Terrelle Pryor – Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Curtis Samuel – Carolina Panthers

WR Devin Smith – Dallas Cowboys

WR Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

Linebackers – 6

LB Jerome Baker – Miami Dolphins

LB Dante Booker* – Arizona Cardinals

LB Darron Lee – Kansas City Chiefs

LB Raekwon McMillan – Miami Dolphins

LB Ryan Shazier* – Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Chris Worley – Cincinnati Bengals

 

Running Backs – 4

RB Ezekiel Elliott – Dallas Cowboys

RB Carlos Hyde – Kansas City Chiefs

RB Rod Smith – New York Giants

RB Mike Weber – Dallas Cowboys

 

Quarterback – 3

QB J.T. Barrett – New Orleans Saints

QB Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins

QB Cardale Jones – Los Angeles Chargers

Tight Ends – 3

TE Marcus Baugh – Carolina Panthers

TE Jeff Heuerman – Denver Broncos

TE Nick Vannett – Seattle Seahawks

 

Specialists – 2

P Cameron Johnston – Philadelphia Eagles

LS Jake McQuaide – Los Angeles Rams

*Injured

#GoBucks

THE PEOPLE. THE TRADITION. THE EXCELLENCE.

 

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Ohio State issues Statement on Women’s Basketball Program

Ohio State Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Patrick Klein has resigned in a letter to the university.

The Department of Athletics released the following statement:

“Ohio State is investigating allegations of violations of NCAA rules and university policy within the women’s basketball program. The university has notified the NCAA. On Friday, July 26, Klein was placed on administrative leave while the university investigates. Ohio State is working diligently to conclude its review of this matter.”

 

PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

Buckeyes 2019 QB’s not much experience but plenty of talent in the group

Taking a look at the Ohio State Quarterbacks

Talented group will compete for starting position this August

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When the 130th season of Ohio State football kicks off on Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic, one thing is for certain: the quarterback taking the first snap for the Buckeyes will be doing it for the first time as a starter.

 

Ohio State enters 2019 with a quarterback room that looks drastically different than it did a year ago at this time. Only two players in the room – Chris Chugunov, a graduate transfer who spent two seasons at West Virginia and Danny Vanatsky, a sophomore from Cincinnati – were with the program last year. And that includes the position coach, Mike Yurcich, who was hired in January after leading some of the nation’s most explosive offenses at Oklahoma State.  But what the group lacks in starting experience it more than makes up for in talent and potential.

 

The Buckeyes currently have five quarterbacks on the 110-man training camp roster:

 

§  Chris Chugunov – The most veteran member of the quarterback room, Chugunov arrived on campus at the end of camp last August after spending three seasons at West Virginia. He started two games for the Mountaineers in 2017 – at Oklahoma State and vs. Texas – and has completed 45 of 95 career passes for 551 yards and three touchdowns. He is a fifth-year senior.

§  Justin Fields – A member of the all-SEC Freshman Team during his one season at Georgia, Fields was the No. 2 overall ranted player in the 2018 recruiting class and appeared in 12 of 14 games last year for the Bulldogs. He completed 27 of 39 passes for 328 yards and four TDs while also rushing for four touchdowns. He is a true sophomore.

§  Gunnar Hoak – Hoak is a Dublin native who starred locally at Coffman High School, graduated from the University of Kentucky last May and has two years of eligibility for the Buckeyes. Hoak played in four games last year for the Wildcats, completing 13 of 26 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns.

§  Jagger LaRoe – LaRoe joined the program in June following a redshirt season at Texas A&M in 2018. He played his high school football at Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas where he throw for over 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns.

§  Danny Vanatsky – A true sophomore, Vanatsky helped run the scout team offense last year. In his high school career at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, he tossed 72 touchdown passes with just 14 interceptions.

 

Once classes begin on Aug. 20, the Buckeyes will also have the services of freshman quarterback JP Andrade, a native of La Verne, Calif., and Bonita High School.

 

“We want to get three quarterbacks ready to be able to play in a game because you just don’t know what’s going to happen,” head coach Ryan Day said following the team’s first practice last Friday. “Crazy things happen. You like to think everyone is going to stay healthy. The reality of it is, you look at the numbers around the country, that doesn’t happen. So you have to get people ready. As it goes, guys start to step up, declare themselves in certain positions, then we’ll go from there.”

 

Good Quarterback Play

If anything is certain, it’s that quarterbacks coached by Day have performed at a high level, with JT Barrett and Dwayne Haskins as the latest examples. Both won Big Ten Quarterback of the Year honors under Day.

 

In 2017, Barrett had the best statistical season of his career, including a 35 touchdown passes, which at the time was a single-season record. That mark, however, wouldn’t last long, as Haskins came along in 2018 and completely rewrote the record book, tossing 50 TD passes – an Ohio State and Big Ten record.

Under Day’s tutelage, Ohio State’s 90 touchdown passes since the start of the 2017 season is tied for most in the country and its .682 completion percentage is third best. Overall, Ohio State ranks in the top 10 in the following categories since Day’s arrival:

 

§  Touchdown passes (1st, 90)

§  Completion percentage (3rd, .682)

§  Yards per game (7th, 313.5)

§  Yards per attempt (9th, 8.77)

§  Touchdown percentage (3rd, 9.0 percent)

 

Yurcich’s Offenses at Oklahoma State
Euclid, Ohio native Mike Yurcich will serve as the team’s quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator this year and arrives after coordinating some of the nation’s best offenses at Oklahoma State. During his six-year tenure, the Cowboys averaged 38.0 points per game and 478.3 yards per game while scoring 40 or more points 35 times. They ranked fifth nationally in passing yards per game (315.9), 11th in touchdown passes (179), seventh in total yards (478.6) and sixth in scoring (38.0) from 2013 through 2018.

 

Yurcich’s pervious coaching stops were at Shippensburg University (offensive coordinator, 2011-12), Edinboro (offensive coordinator and QBs/WRs, 2005-10), Indiana (graduate assistant, 2003-04) and St. Francis Ind. (RBs/QBs and offensive coordinator 1999-2002).

 

Quarterbacks by the Numbers

3 – No. of years on staff for offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. Ohio State has averaged 506.0 and 535.6 yards of offense per game, respectively, in Wilson’sfirst two seasons with the program. Twice he’s been on an offensive staff – at Oklahoma and Indiana – that has produced a 3,500-yard passer, two 1,000-yard rushers and a 1,000-yard receiver in the same year.

0 – Career starts at Ohio State amongst the quarterbacks on the Buckeyes’ 2019 roster.

160 – Career pass attempts by Justin Fields, Gunnar Hoak and Chris Chugunov.

2 – College graduates. Chugunov earned his degree from West Virginia in finance while Hoak’s came in agricultural economics from Kentucky.

8,779 – Total passing yards by Ohio State quarterbacks under Ryan Day since the start of the 2017 season, the most in a two-year period in school history.

15 – Times that a Mike Yurcich-led offense scored 50 or more points at Oklahoma State.

5.00 – Ohio State’s touchdown to interception ratio in the last two years under Ryan Day, third best in the country.

#GoBucks

 

THE PEOPLE. THE TRADITION. THE EXCELLENCE.

 

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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