This Week in Twitter: Brian Hartline Says Ohio State Has Three Top-10 Receivers, Dawand Jones Thanks Justin Frye and Joe Burrow Impresses Kyle McCord

By 11W Staff on February 4, 2023 at 1:35 pm
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This Week in Twitter is a roundup of some of the week’s best and most entertaining tweets from Ohio State players, coaches and others associated with Buckeye sports.

Ole Miss transfer cornerback Davison Igbinosun announced his transfer to Ohio State on Tuesday. Fellow New Jersey native and incoming Ohio State defensive back Jayden Bonsu was excited.

Brian Hartline was happy to see Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka get recognition, but he thinks Julian Fleming deserves more love.

Hartline also sent the following tweet, which was likely in reference to 2024 Ohio State commit Jeremiah Smith but also could have easily applied to Harrison or to Jaxon Smith-Njigba as an NFL draft prospect.

One of Hartline’s former wide receivers, Terry McLaurin, showed at the Pro Bowl Games that he can catch everything – even water balloons.

Dawand Jones and Paris Johnson Jr. expressed gratitude to their Ohio State coaches, specifically offensive line coach Justin Frye, for developing them into two of college football’s best offensive tackles last season.

Kyle McCord was impressed by Joe Burrow even though the Cincinnati Bengals lost the AFC Championship Game.

Ohio State shared a quote from new graduate assistant James Laurinaitis in which he expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to return to his alma mater.

Larry Johnson welcomed another new defensive graduate assistant, LaAllan Clark, whose hire drew praise from players he’s trained including New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Malcolm Roach.

Riley Larkin also joined Ohio State’s support staff as an offensive assistant, and he received a warm welcome from running backs coach Tony Alford – who attended the same high school, Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio, that Larkin graduated from.

Laurinaitis and Hartline both congratulated Jim Tressel on retirement as his tenure as Youngstown State’s president officially ended this week.

Ohio State celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day by sharing a photo of nine women – Erin Dunston, Kayla Hackenberg, Caroline Riewe, Maddie Marotti, Kaila Olson, Ali Fischer, Carey Hoyt, Candace Johnson and Charron Sumler – who make an impact behind the scenes for the Buckeyes.

NFL draft hopeful Bradley Robinson returned to the field for some long-snapping work just three months after undergoing surgery for a torn ACL.

Luke Montgomery was happy to see Ohio State offer another offensive lineman from the Toledo area, which the Buckeyes did earlier this week by offering Marc Nave Jr.

Former Buckeye player Logan Hittle and Jay Richardson and former Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson were among those who congratulated Tuf Borland for joining the coaching staff at Wisconsin.

A video of former Ohio State assistant strength and conditioning coach Niko Palazeti brought back memories for Jones and Zach Harrison.

Last but certainly not least: Sean McNeil’s father, Jeff, thanked the medical staff at Duke for saving his life when he suffered a massive heart attack during Ohio State’s men’s basketball game at Duke on Nov. 30.

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