Kaleb Brown loses his black stripe

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We were made aware of a couple of more black-stripe alerts on Wednesday. Kirk Herbstreit’s son, Zak, shed his earlier in the day, surely making the former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN analyst proud, and that was followed by wide receiver Kaleb Brown also losing his.

You know the drill by now. Once OSU newcomers conduct themselves the way the culture approves, the black stripe is removed to consider them “official” Buckeyes. That is then followed by a short little ceremony to remove the black tape to unveil the traditional scarlet stripe down the center of the helmet. The player is then given an opportunity to say a few words in front of the team.

“I just want to give glory to God, man for putting me with y’all,” Brown said. “I want to thank the trainers, and shoutout Zone 6. Go Bucks!”

Brown becomes the first summer enrollee to lose his black stripe, speaking volumes for how much he has impressed since his arrival in June. This makes the eighth overall black-stripe removal since spring and the fifth of the fall.

We’ll continue to keep track of all the newcomers as they go through this sort of right of passage.

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Ohio State football's starting and ending AP Poll ranking since 2000

Ohio State football: Starting and ending ranking in AP Poll since 2000
Ohio State football: Starting and ending ranking in AP Poll since 2000

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