Former Ohio State lineman tells ‘Today’ show of fans’ criticism, death threats against players
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Ohio State football offensive lineman Harry Miller told NBC’s The Today Show that negative messages from fans — including death threats against some of his teammates — contributed to his decision to retire for mental health reasons. Miller opened up about those messages while discussing how the pressures faced by college athletes can pile up over time. “As a student athlete you play a game,” Miller said. “I had no intention of this happening the way it did,” Miller told the Today panel. I just ask you to pretend for a little bit, then one day you won’t have to pretend anymore.mlive.com
Fields' day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28
Ohio State won 49-28. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches' poll. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national championship. “This performance by this team I hope will go down in Ohio State history as a landmark victory,” Day said. Ohio State did not give details about their absences, but all four had played in the Big Ten championship two weeks ago.
Ohio State without starting G Miller, RB Teague vs. Clemson
Ohio State running back Master Teague III, left, runs with the ball past Northwestern linebacker Chris Bergin (28) during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Ohio State will be without starting guard Harry Miller, second-leading rusher Master Teague and defensive ends Zach Harrison and Tyler Friday in the Sugar Bowl against Clemson. Ohio State released a list of 16 players who are unavailable for the College Football Playoff semifinal. The Buckeyes had 22 unavailable players that day. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
No. 4 Ohio State rolls to 52-12 win at Michigan State
4 Ohio State (5-0) dominated Michigan State (2-4) from start to finish for a 52-12 win on Saturday in East Lansing. After punter Drue Chrisman pinned Michigan State at its 1-yard line, Ohio State’s defense got involved in the scoring. Facing fourth-and-6 from the Ohio State 42-yard line, Michigan State punted for field position. Jack Miller replaced Stroud on Ohio State’s next possession and that was followed by free points for Michigan State. Related Michigan State football stories:RB Jordon Simmons back in uniform for Michigan State while WR Ricky White among those outMichigan State facing ‘almost impossible’ task of containing Ohio State’s Justin Fields3-star Alabama LB Carson Casteel commits to Michigan StateOhio State remains on track to play at Michigan StateMichigan State athletics sees just one new COVID-19 case in latest round of testingMel Tucker preparing to face Ohio State program he won national championship withmlive.com