You thought it would, but until you come directly from someone involved with the program, you never know. After a fantastic 2021 season, Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles joined the team after taking the spring semester.
The news came straight from OSU head coach Ryan Day during a media availability late last week. “He (Noah Ruggles) needed a little time out,” Day said, “but he’s back.”
Ruggles has been beleaguered in fierce competition with Jake Siebert for the starting job following his transfer from North Carolina. He eventually won the job and had 20 of 21 field goal tries, including 4 of 4 from 40 to 49 yards. He also made all 74 extra point attempts.
As for why Ruggles took the spring semester, he did so with the blessing of the coaching staff as a sixth-year guy who was dealing with issues off the court. “He’s an older guy,” special teams coordinator Parker Fleming said. “He is mature. He can take care of himself, and that’s something he did all the time he wasn’t with us.
Now that Ruggles is back, that seems like one less thing for the football team to worry about as they prepare for what everyone hopes will be another race for special things in 2021.
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