Consider coaching in Jones’ case
Former OSU quarterback Cardale Jones spoke to Bleacher Report about how much his views on getting an education have changed since his infamous “play school” tweet in 2012.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cardale Jones had quite the response for Josh Rosen when the UCLA quarterback spoke to Bleacher Report earlier this month about the troubles of balancing school and football.
The former national champion quarterback did his own interview with Bleacher Report on Tuesday and discussed the about-face he has made from his infamous “play school” tweet from 2012.
During his interview with Dave Schilling, Jones spoke about how he believes now that getting an education matters more than what happens outside the classroom. But he does hope that people with higher titles in every athletic department do more to help student-athletes achieve the balance that Rosen felt players struggle with.
By Tim Bielik, cleveland.com
Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer
‘Last Chance U’ star transfers to Florida Atlantic
Fans of the Netflix series ‘Last Chance U’ may remember John Franklin III, who signed with Auburn after the 2015 season at East Mississippi Community College. But Franklin’s football career is leading him to his third different school in three years.
Franklin transferred to Florida Atlantic on Tuesday. As James Crepea of AL.com noted, Franklin, who is also changing positions from QB to wide receiver, is eligible immediately since he is a graduate transfer.
CBS Sports predicts Jordan Fuller will break out
Ohio State had one largely-unknown safety emerge into a superstar last season in Malik Hooker.
CBSSports.com’s Ben Kercheval put out his list of 15 players who could have breakout seasons in 2017 and included sophomore safety Jordan Fuller.
Fuller still has to beat out Erick Smith for the second starting spot at safety alongside Damon Webb.
Among the other players Kercheval listed are Florida State RB Cam Akers, Michigan OL Ben Bredeson and Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson.
Catching up on Tuesday’s news
Random Buckeye highlight of the day
Ohio State’s season opener is just 15 days away. In honor of the number 15, watch Devin Smith, before he changed his number from 15 to 9, make a one-handed touchdown catch vs. Miami (Ohio) in the 2012 season opener.
It was also the first touchdown of the Urban Meyer era.