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Cardale Jones weighs in on Ohio State quarterback race
Cardale Jones knows a thing or two about quarterback battles at Ohio State. So with Jones back in Columbus on Thursday, Land of 10’s Austin Ward caught up with him to discuss the Buckeyes’ 2018 quarterback race, which features Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow as the front-runners.
“Both Dwayne and Joe are kind of lighting it up right now. Both of them are learning from each other’s mistakes, and you can tell because for the most part they both get reps with the ones and twos,” Jones said as he attended Ohio State’s 2018 pro day.
Burrow also spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time this spring. He said he’s growing tired of the rumors about his potential transfer.
Buckeyes QB battle not just 2-man race
Don’t count out second-year signal caller Tate Martell in Ohio State’s starting quarterback race just yet. Ohio State quarterback coach and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day said that it’s not just a fight for the job between Haskins and Burrow.
“Anybody who is playing at quarterback, if he’s the best quarterback, he’s going to play. It’s not just a two-person race,” Day told reporters.
Martell, who also spoke with the media Thursday, said he expects to be part of the offense in 2018, even if he’s not the starting quarterback.
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Observations from Ohio State pro day
People did more than just talk about Ohio State’s 2018 quarterback battle on Thursday in Columbus. Representatives from all 32 NFL teams — including Bill Belichick of New England and Brady Hoke of the Carolina Panthers — were on hand at Ohio State’s pro day. So what stood out as former Buckeyes put their skills on display? Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn broke down his observations, including how teams are viewing center Billy Price after his pectoral injury.
Pro Day Stat Line
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Ohio State hockey starts NCAA Tournament vs. Princeton
Ohio State men’s hockey team will play its first game of the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Saturday against Princeton. The Buckeyes — who came up short against Notre Dame for a Big Ten Tournament title last Saturday — face off with Princeton at 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU) in Allentown, Pa. If the Buckeyes advance, they will face the winner of the Penn State/Denver game on Sunday night. Here’s the full bracket.
Chris Holtmann earns extra $40,000 for NCAA Tournament berth
Chris Holtmann is an extra $40,000 richer for taking Ohio State to the NCAA Tournament in his first season as the program’s coach. Making the NCAA Tournament was the one on-court performance bonus Holtmann added to his $3 million base salary. Holtmann’s contract also states that he gets an extra $50,000 if his team has a collective GPA of 3.0 or higher or a $150,000 bonus if the team has a 3.5 GPA for the 2017-18 school year.
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