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Buckeyes included in new Madden video game feature
Ohio State put up video game-like numbers on offense this season. Want to try to replicate it? Madden is giving fans and gamers the chance to.
The Buckeyes program is now a part of the Campus Legends feature on Madden 22, joining 11 other schools to be in the video game.
Madden will allow gamers to play with legends AJ Hawk, Ezekiel Elliott, Ryan Shazier, Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins, Joey Galloway, Michael Thomas, Chase Young, Nick Bosa, Terry McLaurin, Jack Tatum and plenty of other former Ohio State stars.
The Campus Legends feature will be available now until Jan. 31, and the Buckeyes are officially a big part of it.
ICYMI: Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
In order to give a detailed breakdown of what has already happened in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and give a gauge of what may be coming, the Lettermen Live crew returns for another episode from Roosters on Olentangy.
Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward hosts a group of analysts that features former Ohio State quarterback Justin Zwick, former Buckeyes linebacker Bobby Carpenter, Nicole Cox of Roosters and Lettermen Row director of recruiting Jeremy Birmingham.
The crew takes a look at the coaching changes Ohio State has already made with Jim Knowles officially taking over as defensive coordinator last week and the program firing offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and replacing him with Justin Frye.
They also take an early look at the 2022 season with a slew of bold predictions – including what the future may hold for quarterback C.J. Stroud, running back TreVeyon Henderson and a new-look defense – for the Buckeyes as they will eventually kick off Year Four of the Ryan Day era.
Zach Harrison returning for senior season
The work isn’t done for Zach Harrison. He’s coming back to Ohio State to finish it.
Harrison entered the Buckeyes program with massive expectations as a five-star recruit out of in-state Olentangy Orange High School. Ranked as the No. 12 overall player and No. 2 defensive end in his class, the Buckeyes junior doesn’t feel like he has accomplished everything he set out to when he signed with Ohio State in the 2019 recruiting class.
In part because of goals that he has not yet checked off the box, Harrison announced via Instagram on Friday that he will be returning for a fourth year with Ohio State instead of heading to the NFL draft as an early entrant.
Harrison has officially chosen to extend his Ohio State career and give himself one more shot at improving his NFL draft stock and another run at winning a national championship with the Buckeyes.
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