Another chance: If Ohio State plays Monday without some players because of COVID-19 issues, Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave will relate to their disappointment. He returned to action Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl after not getting to play in the Big Ten championship against Northwestern.
“It was tough,” Olave said. “Going into the week, that was the best I ever felt. My legs were under me. I was practicing real hard going into the Big Ten Championship, trying to go against a good Northwestern defense and just trying to win that game.
“To get that tap on my shoulder was tough. I called my parents right after and had to go into quarantine for 10 days in the hotel. It was tough. I didn’t really do much in the hotel. Just tried to stay in shape. We couldn’t really go for a run, so we just had to work out with bands, do a lot of sit-ups, pushups, staying there.”
When Olave did return to practice, it took him a while to get his legs back.
“Wednesday was the day I started to feel good,” he said, “and thankfully I had a good game on Friday.”
Awards update: Davis was named to the Walter Camp All-America team on Thursday. That means he’s the 33rd unanimous All-American in school history and the first offensive lineman since Billy Price in 2017.
Here’s the complete list of Ohio State’s All-America honors this season:
• Davis: Associated Press; ESPN.com; Sporting News; Football Writers Association of American; American Football Coaches Association; and Walter Camp.
• Defensive tackle Haskell Garrett: CBS Sports; and Pro Football Focus.
• Cornerback Shaun Wade: Associated Press, ESPN.com, Sporting News, AFCA
• Center Josh Myers: Sporting News
• Wide receiver Garrett Wilson: FWAA.
• Defensive end Jonathon Cooper: AFCA.