Darrell Hazell is the new Kent State coach after developing receivers Santonio Holmes and Ted Ginn Jr. into first-round draft picks during seven seasons as an Ohio State assistant.
Ohio State has investigated claims that Santonio Holmes took money from an agent and considers the matter closed.
Ohio State wide receiver Santonio Holmes told reporters on the field that he was entering his name into the NFL draft.
Tory Smith, suspended from last year's Alamo Bowl for taking $500 from a booster, threw touchdown passes of 56 yards to Ted Ginn and 85 to Santonio Holmes and the fourth-ranked Buckeyes beat the No. 5 Irish 34-20 Monday night.
Steve Breaston, Ted Ginn Jr., and Santonio Holmes will have coverage teams shaking in the Michigan-Ohio State showdown.
Santonio Holmes' punt returns set up Troy Smith's two first-half touchdown runs to help No. 9 Ohio State shake off its Texas hangover with a 27-6 win over San Diego State.
Two Ohio State football players have been charged with disorderly conduct following a fight last weekend outside a dorm near Ohio Stadium.