Will the Ohio State Football team start using the tight end? – Scarlet and Game

Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jeremy Ruckert (88) heads up field after a catch against Michigan State Spartans safety Angelo Grose (15) in the second quarter during their NCAA College football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on November 20, 2021. Osu21msu Kwr 23
Before last season started, Ryan Day made multiple statements about how the Ohio State football team needed to get the tight end more involved. He even mentioned that Jeremy Ruckert could potentially break some records at the tight end position.
Despite all of that talk, Ruckert didn’t come close to producing those types of results. In fact, no tight end did. Ruckert only caught 26 passes and only scored 3 touchdowns. That doesn’t seem like using the tight end position to its full capabilities.
So will the Ohio State football team start using the tight end more as a weapon? With Ruckert gone and Cade Stover moving to linebacker, there isn’t a lot of experience at that position. It’s not even totally clear who will start at tight end this season.
Instead of using the tight end, it seems to me that more four-wide receiver sets will be used instead of having a tight end out there. With how talented the wide receivers are on this roster, that might be the right move anyway. It might make the offense more dangerous that way.
Even with that fact, Ohio State still needs to use the tight end every now and then to keep defenses honest. Day should be able to find a way to use the tight end position involved when necessary in the passing game, especially near the goal line.
I’m unsure of the extent to which the tight ends will be involved in the passing game, but it can’t be any less than what they’ve been doing under Day.
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