The rosters are set for Saturday’s Ohio State spring game.
Ohio State revealed the rosters for this year’s end-of-spring scrimmage – which will feature Brutus and Buckeye teams this year rather than Scarlet and Gray – on Friday afternoon, and you can see those rosters below.
The first half of Saturday’s game will be a competitive game between the Brutus and Buckeye rosters, with 10-minute quarters, while the second half will simply be an offense vs. defense scrimmage with no quarter break. The play clock will stop in the first half, while the second half will feature a running clock. Ryan Day indicated earlier this week that established veterans might not play in the second half.
All offensive players will wear scarlet jerseys (except the quarterbacks, who will wear black non-contact jerseys), while the defensive players will wear gray jerseys. Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs will be the head coach for Team Brutus, while offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will be the head coach for Team Buckeye.
Notably, C.J. Stroud and Kyle McCord are both on Team Brutus, whose roster also features Chris Olave, Zach Harrison and Thayer Munford, among others. Jack Miller is on Team Buckeye, whose roster features Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams and Nicholas Petit-Frere, among others.
Players who are listed on the rosters that are not actually expected to play on Saturday due to injuries include wide receiver Kamryn Babb, offensive lineman Harry Miller, defensive tackle Haskell Garrett, linebackers Dallas Gant and Mitchell Melton, cornerbacks Sevyn Banks and Cameron Brown and safety Kourt Williams.
While Ohio State has often kept the first-team units together on its spring game roster in past years, the rosters for the first half of this year’s spring game are more mixed, with numerous projected starters on both sides of the ball for each team. A look at how the lineups could stack up on Saturday:
|C.J. STROUD/KYLE MCCORD||QB||JACK MILLER|
|MASTER TEAGUE/MIYAN WILLIAMS||RB||MARCUS CROWLEY/TREVEYON HENDERSON|
|CHRIS OLAVE||WR||GARRETT WILSON|
|MARVIN HARRISON JR./JULIAN FLEMING||WR||JAMESON WILLIAMS|
|EMEKA EGBUKA||SWR||JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA|
|MITCH ROSSI/JOE ROYER||TE||JEREMY RUCKERT|
|THAYER MUNFORD||LT||DAWAND JONES|
|TREY LEROUX/JACK JAMIESON||LG||JOSH FRYAR|
|MATTHEW JONES||C||LUKE WYPLER|
|RYAN JACOBY||RG||PARIS JOHNSON JR.|
|ENOKK VIMAHI||RT||NICHOLAS PETIT-FRERE|
|ZACH HARRISON||DE||TYREKE SMITH|
|JAVONTAE JEAN-BAPTISTE/JACK SAWYER||DE||TYLER FRIDAY|
|ANTWUAN JACKSON||NT||JERRON CAGE|
|TY HAMILTON/NOAH POTTER||DT||TARON VINCENT|
|CODY SIMON/REID CARRICO||MLB||TOMMY EICHENBERG|
|TERADJA MITCHELL||WLB||K’VAUGHAN POPE|
|RONNIE HICKMAN||BLT||CRAIG YOUNG|
|TYREKE JOHNSON||CB||LEJOND CAVAZOS|
|RYAN WATTS||CB||DENZEL BURKE|
|MARCUS WILLIAMSON||SCB||LATHAN RANSOM|
|BRYSON SHAW||S||JOSH PROCTOR|
Players will not be tackled to the ground on Saturday, and there will be no kickoffs. Field goals and extra points will be live, but all punts will be fair caught.