No one is quite sure what the 2020 college football season will look like, but the Football Buckeyes are full steam ahead, preparing for the season. With training camp scheduled to start Friday, Ohio State announced its team captains, choosing a total of seven players---three on offense and four on defense.
Linebacker Tuf Borland has made history. He was selected captain for a third year in a row, joining J.T. Barrett as Ohio State's only three-time captains. Defensive end Jonathon Cooper returns as a defensive captain, with defensive back Shaun Wade and linebacker Justin Hilliard also being selected. Offensively, quarterback Justin Fields is joined as captain by two of his offensive linemen. Center Josh Myers and guard Wyatt Davis.
One of the cool things Ohio State has done in recent years is post video of player phone calls to their parents. Sometimes it's to let mom and dad know that they've been named a starter---other times, like Tuesday, it was to tell them they had been named captain. Three such videos, featuring linebacker Justin Hilliard, defensive back Shaun Wade and offensive guard Wyatt Davis, were posted on the Ohio State Football Twitter account. The emotional reactions of the parents, especially Justin Hillard's father, were special to hear. Good stuff here that you can check out below.
All seven of the captains, as well as coach Ryan Day, talked with the media via conference call. There was good stuff not only on the honor of being named captain, but also the uncertainty of the season, the health concerns of the players, the work being put in this off-season and more. Ohio State has posted the press conferences on its website. You can get there by clicking here.