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After B1G snub, Haskell Garrett earns All-America honors
Haskell Garrett has had an incredibly productive COVID-19-shortened season. Apparently it wasn’t enough to earn him first-team — or second-team — all-Big Ten honors last week. He was a third-team all-conference selection. And while he couldn’t catch the attention of the Big Ten coaches and media, he certainly caught the attention of the rest of the country.
Garrett, who has 17 total tackles, four tackles for loss, an interception and a touchdown on the season, has been a wrecking ball for the Buckeyes defensive line, causing havoc in all six games of the Ohio State season. After being shot in the face in the offseason, Garrett rehabbed quickly, fought to earn his playing time as a senior and has since made the most of his time on the field.
And while the Big Ten clearly overlooked his production, a pair of national publications did not. Haskell Garrett is an All-American.
Mookie Cooper enters transfer portal
Mookie Cooper, a former four-star prospect and now-Ohio State freshman wide receiver, entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. And while that doesn’t guarantee a player will leave a program, the Buckeyes have been bracing for this potential move throughout Cooper’s freshman season.
The cancellation of spring camp, the abbreviated season and the crowded competition at wide receiver all worked against Cooper in the early stages of his career with the Buckeyes. And while he hasn’t commented publicly about the situation, Lettermen Row sources indicated the difficulty of being away from home during the pandemic also wore on the dynamic athlete.
Cooper has not yet registered any stats with the Buckeyes, and it’s not immediately clear if he will be available for the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day against Clemson in the College Football Playoff.
Ohio State doesn’t appear to have been the fit for Mookie Cooper, and now, the former four-star prospect from Missouri is searching for a new school again.
Beanie and Cardale break down B1G title, Sugar Bowl
On this week’s episode of Beanie and Cardale presented by Raising Cane’s, the guys recap Ohio State’s win over Northwestern and look ahead to the Sugar Bowl showdown against Clemson.
Both guys talk about Trey Sermon and the run game against Northwestern, how the defense stopped the Wildcats and how that can translate to Clemson. They also break down the early takes about the Sugar Bowl between Ohio State and Clemson on New Year’s Day.
Plus, make sure not to miss Beanie and Cardale’s comments on Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who has been talking about the Buckeyes and ranked them at No. 11 in his latest coaches poll ballot despite their undefeated record and elite roster.
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