COLUMBUS — Ohio State senior wide receiver Jake Stoneburner was supposed to be a major focal point of the newly installed spread offense this season.
New Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer visualized Stoneburner out on the edges, creating major defensive mismatches with his athleticism and 6-foot-5, 245-pound frame.
However, the former tight end didn't seem to grasp what Meyer was intending when moving the senior to wide receiver in fall camp. The transition wasn't working the way the coach had intended. In fact, just three weeks ago, Stoneburner had become invisible out on the field. His effort seemed lax, his production was nonexistent. He just couldn't seem to come to grips with the switch.