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Ex-Buckeyes lineman lands at Colorado State

Jim McElwain AP

In January, it was announced by Ohio State that freshman offensive lineman Joey O’Connor would be transferring from the program to be closer to home.

That destination will be Colorado State, barring an unforeseen complication. While Rams coach Jim McElwain (pictured) did not directly address O’Connor’s addition on Signing Day, O’Connor basically did the job for him.

“When I decided I was going to transfer I knew that coach (Jim) McElwain had a good thing going on at Colorado State,” O’Connor said (via). “I talked to them a little bit once I was released I just knew that it was close to home and close to my support. It seemed like it was the right place to go.”

Per NCAA transfer rules, O’Connor will sit out a season before having three years of eligibility remaining. He was a four-star member of Urban Meyer’s first class at Ohio State.

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5 Responses to “Ex-Buckeyes lineman lands at Colorado State”
  1. jrs45 says: Feb 9, 2013 6:43 PM


  2. muffn says: Feb 9, 2013 9:22 PM

    Guy had a serious knee injury, believe micro-fracture surgery, and had nothing but bad breaks at OSU. Best of luck to him.

  3. urkiddddingme says: Feb 10, 2013 12:44 AM

    Don’t forget the coach that released him started his coaching career at the school the player is transferring to. FYI micro fracture is becoming more common and not necessarily serious

  4. cdubisms says: Feb 10, 2013 2:04 PM

    He did start his coaching career at Colorado State. He did coach there for five years as a WR coach but he was at Illinois State and Ohio State before that.

  5. dkhhuey says: Feb 10, 2013 7:19 PM

    Good luck – too bad, we could have used you this year!

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