This Week in Twitter: OSU Coach Laughs at Purdue, Spring Sports Continue to Crush the Competition, and NFL Buckeyes on the Move

By 11W Staff on March 18, 2023 at 2:35 pm
Offensive Line Coach Justin Frye of The Ohio State University Football Team
Justin Frye

This Week in Twitter is a look at some of the week's best and most entertaining tweets from Buckeyeland and beyond.

As the sun prepared to rise on March Madness this week, it simultaneously set on the Buckeye basketball season after a loss in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals to Purdue. However, one Ohio State player did get a last gasp of glory in wake of the conference tournament, as Bruce Thornton became one of the most distinguished freshmen in Big Ten postseason history.

Better yet, the Buckeyes ended up getting the last laugh on the Boilermakers! After Purdue came out on the wrong end of arguably the biggest upset in March Madness history to Fairleigh Dickinson University, offensive line coach Justin Frye could hardly contain his joy.

Of course, the spotlight on Ohio State assistants remains firmly aimed at Brian Hartline. The country's best purveyor of collegiate receiver talent thinks he may have a new catchphrase for the signature development he does.

As any resident of #OSUFootballTwitter will confirm, the generous spirit of St. Patrick clearly thrives within Hartline.

One of Hartline's brightest disciples had a celebratory week out in the Meadowlands, as Garrett Wilson had trouble withholding his excitement in wake of early reports that his new quarterback would be Aaron Rodgers.

Its been a long offseason already for Wilson, but the sun appears to finally be shining down on his New York Jets.

Speaking of vacation, its spring break on campus! That means students and student-athletes alike are off to all corners of the country to make the most of their time off before the home stretch into finals.

Jayden Ballard certainly seems eager to get out there.

But some Buckeyes such as Marvin Harrison Jr. are already set on getting back to work.

The receivers' room aren't the only folks still focused on the grind, however.

Meanwhile, some of the other big names for the Buckeyes including Miyan Williams are using the downtime to work on their brands and business connections.

But even the Buckeyes that have proven themselves professionally need a break every now and then. J.K. Dobbins certainly seems to be having a blast in Mexico!

Vacation news aside, the bigger storylines surrounding NFL Buckeyes this week all pertained to free agency moves. Early in the week, Seattle got a major addition by way of Denver in the form of interior defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones.

Bengals fans were sad to see former Ohio State national champion Vonn Bell leave Cincinnati, but the safety will be quite at home in Carolina as he potentially prepares to welcome C.J. Stroud with him to the Panthers.

NFL veteran Raekwon McMillian — another key defensive contributor in the era of Urban Meyer — managed to link up with Bill Belichick and New England.

Following a falling-out with the team that originally drafted him in Minnesota, former second-round pick Wyatt Davis got another shot this season with the New York Giants and earned the opportunity to return for the next campaign.

After quietly hanging around on the Dallas roster for several seasons — and longer than even some of his former Buckeye teammates including Devin Smith — Sooner-Mossing enthusiast Noah Brown finally inked a new guaranteed deal.

Meanwhile, Parris Campbell expressed his gratitude to the team that drafted him and the community that welcomed him to the NFL. Departing Indianapolis, the former favorite speed demon of the late Dwayne Haskins will join Wyatt Davis in New York as a Giant.

Back in Columbus, Buckeye fans should consider investing some of their own down time in the non-revenue athletic teams currently thriving all over campus at the moment. Baseball season just got underway, and Ohio State welcomed its fans back to Bill Davis Stadium with a home opener win over Dayton by a five-run margin.

The wrestling team seems poised for a big weekend, and Kaleb Romero has already gotten Saturday off to a strong start for the Buckeyes.

In the pool, the Ohio State Swim & Dive team seem poised for a strong finish at the NCAA Championships after the relay team set a school record earlier this week.

And last (but far from last place or least), make sure to tune in to the Ohio State Women's Hockey team tomorrow night as the Buckeyes face off against the Wisconsin Badgers with a second-straight National Championship on the line.

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