Jalin Marshall's Time is Coming

By Kyle Rowland on September 26, 2013 at 12:55p

There’s been a lot of chatter about Jalin Marshall. Where is he? Couldn’t he help the offense? He could, and head coach Urban Meyer admitted as much on Thursday. When that happens remains to be seen. 

Marshall's time is coming.

Marshall suffered a concussion during fall camp that set him back. He’s also becoming acclimated with a position change from quarterback to wide receiver.

Meyer said he’s getting close, but for him to go on the field, someone must come off. The coaching staff is going through scenarios to find a way for him to play. Until the time comes, Marshall is working on the scout team, a unit Meyer called the best of his coaching career.

“[Marshall] is 10 times more than what he was three weeks ago. His future couldn't be brighter,” Meyer said on his call-in show.


  • "We're going to start Braxton if he has a good day of practice today." -Urban Meyer. He added that Miller was "excellent" in Wednesday's practice.
  • Adolphus Washington should be good to go. Meyer said he's looked good all week in practice. 
  • Tommy Schutt will take part in game-day activities for the first time this season. He will stay at the team hotel, go through meetings, etc. Meyer said he could be ready after the bye week. 
  • On Chris Borland: "He's a Buckeye." Meyer said he's disappointed Borland isn't suiting up in scarlet and gray since he's from Ohio. 
  • Meyer is pleased with the progression of the offensive line. He pointed out the only sack since Buffalo was on a scramble. "As they go, we go."
  • "Ohio State should be Lineman U."
  • "Curtis Grant is playing probably the best football of his career," Meyer said. He added that Joshua Perry's had a good week of practice.



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buckguyfan1's picture

I like where all this is going....

AirForceNUT's picture

Tell me more; tell me more....

dancorona5's picture

was it love at first sight?

jedkat's picture

did she put up a fight?

"Can we please stop the message board fighting? I really can't stand the message board fighting..."

"No. You're an idiot, and your posts are terrible."

droessl's picture

even Robin Thicke thinks that song has some... non-consentual... overtones.

AngryWoody's picture

No one cared in the 50s. Haven't you seen Mad Men?

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vitaminB's picture

You mean the show based in the 60's?

drumsontheside's picture

I about wrecked my car when I heard him say Jalin is close to playing. I was disappointed that we'd have to wait an extra year to see him, and couldn't believe that he didn't say redshirt like when asked about Dunn. More speed!!!


One Bad Buckeye's picture

*Realizes I keep forgetting about Jalin Marshall and James Clark....
Our bag of tricks is getting ridiculously deep, think about next season.  Assuming Braxton stays, and with Wilson already showing flashes of lethal speed, throw in Marshall, Clark, Samuel, McLaurin, Paris...and I know I'm forgetting  a few others.  
The competition at the receiver/hback spot is going to get as stiff as our current competition is a running back, making all of these ridiculous athetes THAT much more deadly.  
So psyched.  
Edit: *Read above and realized I forgot about the RB's next year in Smith, Dunn, Ball, Elliot.....almost passed out.  

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TheBadOwl's picture

Seriously, next year's weapons are going to be insane. So much depth. If the o-line sorts itself out, we will be even better next year than we are this year.
The craziest thing is that we'll be losing Hyde and Hall, but our running backs might be even better. Smith and Zeke looked incredible last week, and Ball and Dunn aren't slouches either. Plus, I bet that either Campbell or Samuel end up at running back, because we'll have so much talent at the H position. And if we land Gesicki, and Heuerman comes back, the tight ends will be ridiculous. Don't sleep on Baugh. Kid made a mistake, but he'll be a stud.

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bucks15's picture

If this isn't impressive enough, we also have Devin Smith, Spencer, Vannett, and Michael Thomas likely back as well.  An embarrassment of riches really, let's just hope we can development some young depth this year at O-Line. 
What a great time to be a Buckeye.  

d1145fresh's picture

Damn I knew I should have entered my Braxton/Kenny G play into that forum. My idea was for Braxton Kenny and Jalin to all be in the backfield. A shotgun snap and then all three huddle and play hot potato with the ball. Then one of the 3 grabs it and they all go different directions. Whoever keeps the ball throws it 60 yards to Smith standing in the endzone.

d5k's picture

And the next play Cardale Jones comes off the bench as all 3 guys leave on a cart diagnosed with "crushed by a pile of large men".


If ever there was a game where we need a big game out of Curtis Grant it's this one.

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"Lets Tee it up Jalin"

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slippy's picture

Get those hips around, coach!

buckeyedude's picture

<that's what SHE said>



wolfman's picture

Slow down that backswing!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Needs to squash the bug with that back foot

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buckskin's picture

Happy says that Chubbs has a message for Meyer:  "It's all in the hips, it's all in the hips."

BrewstersMillions's picture

Earlier this week there was some concern over Marshall and Mitchell not seeing playing time but this is sort of what comes with the territory when you recruit well. Ohio State's last class was loaded with skill guys and thus far, Wilson has seen considerable time and touches, Bosa has already cracked the starting lineup and Elliot has played a ton and played well. That's contributions from three true freshman. At a school like Ohio State, that is a lot, considering you assume each year OSU doesn't need true freshman to excel to have success. So its awesome that Wilson, Bosa and Elliot are doing well early but there's no need to worry about the other guys in the class not contributing just yet.
I do worry though. There is only one football to go around for a real slew of skill players. This Ohio State thing might be around for a few years...

d5k's picture

I only hope we don't wish we could trade one of these speedsters for an O-lineman or 2 a year from now.  But I agree we are in good shape in the short to medium term talent-wise.  Going into last year O-line was a concern too so I guess I should assume the Dodson/Boren/Elfleins will step up fine.

ChazBuckeye's picture

I'll be honest, Borland reminds me of a Boren (and not just their #44).  They play tough and hard nosed 100% all game long.  I agree with Urban...he should be in S&G but unfortunately for Borland, he's not.
I hope Jalin sees some time soon.  Great athlete who I got to see several times last year at Middletown.  He's fast and may be just as fast as Wilson.  May be;-)

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RedStorm45's picture

I always heard he was more slippery or "quick" rather than the straight-line speed you're referring to.

rdubs's picture

One of his best attributes from the highlights I saw was his balance and ability to get back up to full speed after making a cut or other move.  So often when he had to change directions to make one guy miss it looked like he was going to get caught from behind but would just burst out the other side leaving diving defenders grasping at air.  He is also quite a bit bigger and stronger than Dontre at this point, so some of those shoestring tackles might be harder to pull off on him.  It remains to be seen if he has the breakaway speed to take those broken tackles to the house at the collegiate level, but he is definitely a talent that will find paydirt a few times in his career.

buckeyepastor's picture

I love the way Meyer seems to take it a bit personally when Buckeye born and bred guys go elsewhere.   I love how the idea is so foreign to him that he treats it like something bizarre and absurd.  Awesome.   
Getting Schutt back will be a great addition in a couple of weeks.  Not only has most of the nation not given us enough credit considering that our last three wins have come without our starting QB, but the pundits also overlook that Schutt and Washington have been out, which is 25% of our two-deep on the D-line, unavailable.   Throw in the fact that we were without our original starting TB (and to me the runner who best runs our offense) and we've gone 4-0 even with diminished roster.    I think more should be said and recognized of OSU playing as they have even though only about 75-80% healthy.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

75% seems about right in what we've been able to put on the field. What's actually great about this is that Wisky has only seen about 75% of what we can do and, with Brax out, has seen a different rhythm of sorts in Kenny G. I'm guessing that Washington, Brax, and Hyde (know he played last week, but assuming he'll have an expanded role this week) will be chomping at the bit.

BTBuckeye's picture

Having Schutt by Penn St. week would be great.
Don't know much about Jalin other then the hype so I'm excited for him to get a few touches.

RedStorm45's picture

Urban also referenced the skull session at SJA and how great it is for fans, players, recruits, etc.  Is that just done when they tear the old barn down?  There really isn't a great replacement venue as the team walks over real quick before heading to the stadium.

Buckeye_Mafia's picture

Wow.  So many awesome bits of info in this.  Players getting healthy and being more involved.  The most awesome thing was about Curtis Grant.  Great news to hear.  I remember how stoked I was when we landed him amidst all the Tat-gate stuff.   

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gobucks96's picture

Saturday can't get here soon enough...

wolfman's picture

I think the scout team could beat most teams in the B1G!

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

....by double digits

Yeti's have feelings too.

unholy bucknut's picture

Can't wait for this kid to get his time to shine and when he does I hope he shines bright.

Bucksnut13's picture

So excited to see jalin get on the field. He was my favorite recruit of the '13 class.

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Txsbuckeye's picture

I've said it before about jalin marshall and I'll say it again. Let a player play

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osupolo's picture

Scout team is the best of Meyers carrier.  I LOVE this for two reasons.
 1: Great  depth
2: Competitive practices

johnblairgobucks's picture

obviously hasn't played a snap, but Marshal, IMO has that makings of a Anquon Bouldin/Hines Ward type player. Talented, not ultra flashy, but solid.  Bolden was a QB at Florida State, then learned the WR position, same with Ward at Georgia.  Saw him in the the All-Star competitions last winter, on TV, and he wasn't afraid to go over the middle.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

So. Many. Weapons. The major problem is that we only have one ball!! Damn it feels good to be a gansta Buckeye!

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

buckskin's picture

Thanks for the update about Jalin, he was my favorite recruit for '13.  Commit early, no drama, under the radar, let's get on the field and play type of guy.  Meyer himself said that if he would have waited until NSD, there would have been a lot of talk about him, but there was no doubt he wanted to be a Buckeye.
The talk of the talent on the scout team reminds me of some of Woody's teams when reporters would often say that the best game of the year was during the week at OSU's practices.  Incredible talent.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Curtis Grant is playing the best football of his career? I like to hear that. One thing is for certain: That statement will be tested come saturday night. Let's go, Mr. Grant. Make a name for yourself and rock some badgers!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Citrus's picture

I was watching from the south stands and I coulda sworn Marshall made it in for a few plays versus FAMU.

willshire58's picture

That was Devonte Butler, a walk-on. They share the same number.