4. Noah Brown, the player most considered Spencer’s likely replacement until he suffered a broken leg during training camp last year, is still a week away from being back to his full self, according to Meyer.
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5. Meyer is still high on the potential of Nick Bosa to play this fall, but the true freshman hasn’t taken part in scrimmaging yet during the preseason. Bosa, the younger brother of 2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and consensus All-American Joey, is ticketed for end even though some had projected his best spot potentially being as an athletic, quick defensive tackle.
6. Ohio State has suffered two significant injuries in camp, but both were to players unlikely to be starters this fall. Darius Slade, a sophomore defensive end, is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon while Malcom Pridgeon, a junior offensive tackle, is out for three months after having knee surgery.
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7. Although he cautioned it is early to decide for sure, the coach dropped the names of several freshmen who have caught his eye aside from Bosa: receiver Victor Binjimen Victor, linebacker Keandre Jones, offensive lineman Michael Jordan, safety Jahsen Wint, safety Jordan Fuller, defensive end Jonathon Cooper and tight end Jake Hasumann.