January 19, 2018

?? Quick Quotes: Winter Workout Update

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Jan. 19, 2018

Mike Weber

On returning for 2018
“I wanted to come back and finish what I started. If you’re a running back, you want the ball. I have to trust in the process. They’ll put me in a spot where I can succeed.”

On offensive approach with a new quarterback
“I feel like it’s going to help a lot. I think J.T. (Barrett) had as many carries as us. Those carries can go to us now.”

Parris Campbell

On overall performance of the wide receiver unit
“As a group, (we) had our best year since we’ve been here. A lot of people always tend to focus on the negative, (but) we had a lot of positives that came from this season as well. I think we made a great step in the right way.”

Jordan Fuller

On new defensive coach Alex Grinch
“We’re excited. We’ve had a few conversation and he seems really business-like.”

Looking ahead to the 2018 defensive backfield
“My expectation is that we’ll be even better next year. We have guys that are ready to show what they can do. All my safeties are ready to go.”

Nick Bosa

On being a leader
“Our leaders were pretty special. They were some of the best player leaders I’ve been around. Just to have them gone, there’s a void. I’ve always been a leader by example, so I’m not used to being vocal. I’m trying to take that role and Coach (Larry Johnson) wants me to take that role. I’m trying to bring guys along instead of just focusing on myself.”

J.K. Dobbins

On running back tandem with Mike Weber
“(1,000 yards rushing) from each of us is a goal we have set. I’m not a selfish guy. Whatever I need to do to help the team win I’ll do it.”

Terry McLaurin

On what the wide receivers need to improve on this season
“First thing that comes to my head is making all of our plays. When you expect to be an elite group at Ohio State, you want to make every single play. We’re not going to be 100 percent every single game, but we have everyone coming back. So it’s just going to be getting the timing back with the new quarterback and we’re going to take it upon ourselves to not leave as many plays on the field.”