Marcus Baugh looks to lead an offensive resurgence back to the tight

Tight end Marcus Baugh checks in at the team hotel before camp. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix | Lantern PhotographerRedshirt junior tight end Marcus Baugh has some big shoes to fill.The last two starting tight ends for Ohio State, Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett, were picked in the third round of the 2015 and 2016 NFL Drafts, respectively. Now in 2016, Baugh has a chance to make an impression as the next starting tight end for the Buckeye offense.Even though both Heuerman and Vannett were drafted fairly high in their respective drafts, the tight end position has not been a prominent role in the Buckeye offensive scheme for the past couple of seasons. Heuerman, in 2013, was the last OSU tight end to record over 20 receptions in a season.Despite tight ends combining for only 194 yards and one touchdown on 21 receptions last season, Baugh is confident that his group will play a bigger role in 2016.“Right now I have a pretty good role on offense,” Baugh said. “We changed some reads to where I’ll be the first read or on some, if the first read is covered, I’ll be the second read.”Offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Ed Warinner made it clear that the reads Baugh was referring to are just quicker options for redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett to get the ball to the tight end on plays. Warinner is making sure that his offense, especially Baugh, are ready to contribute at a high level.“We have certain segments where we emphasize the tempo,” Warinner said. “We’re trying to find out who the consistent playmakers are. Marcus has shown that he can be one.”Baugh, a four-star recruit in 2013 from John W. North High School in Riverside, California, saw his first significant action in the passing game in the 2016 spring game. Barrett found Baugh over the middle numerous times adding up to seven receptions and 64 yards.It was a quiet but distinct performance in an objectively insignificant game. But that’s who Baugh is as a football player. “Marcus is quiet by nature,” Warinner said. “But in our small group with the tight ends, he does a great job … talking to them, leading them and trying to have them understand the Buckeye way and the right way to do things.”He leads a room of young, highly touted tight end recruits who could serve big roles in future OSU offenses, as well as this one. Redshirt freshman A.J. Alexander has been taking reps with the second-string, and freshman Jake Hausmann is close behind him.Warinner said that Baugh is taking steps toward ensuring the success of younger players below him on the depth chart.“They actually do know a lot,” Baugh said about Alexander and Hausman. “I don’t really have to tell them anything. I just got to get them to the point where if something happens and they go in, they’ll be ready.”With statistical expectations low, Baugh has the chance to surpass expectations for a historically underwhelming yet highly touted tight end position. read more

Everton is good team and they played well – Benitez

first_imgNewcastle boss Rafa Benitez believes rival Everton is a good team, acknowledging that they played well to a 1-1 draw.Speaking after the match, as quoted by Sky Sports, Benitez said:“We have to give credit to them, they are a good team and they played well. It was not easy to play against our team or break us down. At the end we were looking at getting three points one way or another but one point against a very good team can be fine.”“You cannot forget they have won their last four home games, they did well in the Merseyside derby too.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…He continued: “We needed a back three because we have some problems with players being suspended and things like that which we have to manage, and try to be solid.”In March 2016, Newcastle announced Benítez as their manager in an attempt to save the club from relegation.Benítez couldn’t avoid relegation, but had promotion back to the Premier League in 2017, winning the Championship.last_img read more

Security guard dies after pipe falls on head at Hiland Park

first_imgKolkata: A chaos broke out in Hiland Park area on the Southern fringes of the city on Thursday morning after a security staff of a residential apartment died after a pipe fell on his head. Some locals and other security staff members staged a demonstration outside the residential apartment triggering tension amongst the residents of the flats. Senior police officers rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control. The demonstration was also lifted later. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPolice said the victim, Umesh Kumar Thakur, a security person was standing in front of the building when a pipe of the apartment broke and fell on his head. The victim died on spot after he suffered serious injuries in his head. Other security men and the staff members of the residential apartment alleged that accident occurred due to lack of proper maintenance. They staged a protest demonstration in front of the building.According to police, the incident took place at around 8 am on Thursday when Thakur was on standing at the courtyard. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedFollowing the incident, other security men of the apartment started agitation with the dead body. They refused to hand over the body to the police. The normalcy was restored two hours after the incident happened due to the intervention of the senior police officers.When policemen from Survey Park reached the spot, the security men staged protests in front of the police officers. Deputy Commissioner (East) also rushed to the spot to pacify the mob. Two hours after the incident, police finally removed the body and sent it for the postmortem examination.Police are examining if there was any negligence on the part of the apartment authorities. Action will be taken against those who will be found guilty, a senior police officer said.last_img read more

Mother gives birth on train Eastern Railway extends helping hand

first_imgKolkata: Timely intervention by the doctors of Eastern Railway has saved the life of a young mother and her newborn girl on Thursday. Reema Devi (24) was travelling in the ladies compartment of 15050 Dn Patna – Jayanagar Intercity Express (Ticket No. 80634939). When the train crossed Madhupur and was approaching Asansol station, the passenger suddenly felt labour pain and gave birth to a newborn girl. Her husband immediately contacted the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE), who informed the incident to the station control, Asansol accordingly. When the train reached Asansol at 1.35 pm, Dr. Abhijit Modak, Medical Officer, Asansol Railway Hospital, attended the young mother and rendered necessary medical treatment. She along with the baby were taken to the sub divisional hospital at Asansol in an ambulance. Both the mother and the baby are keeping well.last_img read more