Sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins, junior cornerback Damon Arnette, junior defensive tackle Davon Hamilton and sophomore linebacker Tuf Borland were among the players to meet the media after practice Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
As No. 3 Ohio State prepares for Saturday’s Big Ten tilt at noon on Fox Sports 1 from Ohio Stadium, the Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0) recap the 49-26 win over Indiana (4-2, 1-2) and preview the upcoming matchup with Minnesota (3-2, 0-2).
On his relationship with Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa…
“We talk every week. (The relationship developed during) Elite 11, all that stuff in high school. We sent each other scripture before the game on Saturday, just to send out blessings to each other. So he did a great job last week.”
On his development with starting experience since last year…
“I feel like we’re all getting better every day. Just having faith in coaches in teaching us and having faith in God still. I feel like just talking it day by day, knocking it one day at a time. I feel like sky’s the limit for us, man, I see it. I’m out here with these dudes and I see it every day. It’s just flashes of greatness, flashes of great. Now it’s just transferring it to Saturdays. The main thing is just looking back for the ball, taking the ball out the air because I feel like that’s the final step of our greatness really.”
On his role with junior defensive tackle Robert Landers slowed due to injury…
“I don’t think it’s too much different. Either way, when he’s not out there — one game he had to take off, he was still there leading on the sideline helping out. When he is out there, he might not be as healthy as he wants to be, but he’s still helping out in a leadership role.”
On his status in recent weeks since he returned from the Achilles injury at the start of the season…
“I’ve been 100 percent. I just feel it takes time to come back from an injury like that, but I feel more and more comfortable and I’m glad I could be a part of this.”