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DE Jamal Marcus, Ohio State decide to part ways

Ohio State says defensive end Jamal Marcus, a possible starter for Buckeyes, is transferring
Posted on May 27, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jamal Marcus, in the mix to start at defensive end for Ohio State this fall, is transferring out of the Buckeyes program.

Ohio State confirmed Tuesday that it had reached a mutual decision with Marcus that it would be best for him to transfer.

The redshirt junior had academic problems in the spring. A native of Durham, North Carolina, Marcus replaced Noah Spence in the starting lineup at the Orange Bowl against Clemson. Spence was suspended for three games for allegedly using an outlawed stimulant.

Marcus had six tackles, including three solo, and knocked down a pass in the bowl game. He was considered a strong contender to start in place of Spence the first two games this fall.

Updated on Aug. 28, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.
 FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2013, file photo, Michigan State's Connor Cook (18) is sacked by Ohio State's Joey Bosa (97) during the first half of a Big Ten Conference championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. For Saturday's, Aug. 30, 2014, season opening game with Navy, Bosa and the Ohio State defense must get ready for the Midshipmen's lethal triple-option game. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Updated on Aug. 27, 2014 at 2:15 p.m.
 FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2013, file photo, Ohio State linebacker Curtis Grant catches a pass during NCAA college football practice in Davie Fla. Ohio State's linebackers, vilified for their play at times last year, have regrouped without NFL first-round pick Ryan Shazier. Coach Urban Meyer believes newcomers Darron Lee and Raekwon McMillan, and the continued development of Grant and Joshua Perry, have brought improvement. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

Updated on Aug. 26, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.
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