2007 Senior Bowl
Four Buckeyes are on the North roster for the 2007 Senior Bowl, to be played Saturday in Mobile. Troy Smith will be one of them, despite rumors of a transfer to NIU. The good news for Smith is that he checked in at 6-0 and his arm has impressed. Many scouts thought Smith was lucky to be pushing 5-11 and you really can't overstate just how big that extra inch is in their eyes, so he's off to a great start.
The NFL Network, if you get it, is providing great coverage of practices and will be televising the game live.
Around The Oval provides a detailed look at the recruiting picture. We don't hyperventilate come recruiting season because for every Ken-Yon Rambo, there's a LeCharles Bentley. For every Marco Cooper and Maurice Clarett, a Brandon Mitchell and an Antonio Pittman. In that vein it's nice to see Sean's tempered and well-written analysis.
The QB Battle
Pfef checks in with his second in a three-part series of evaluations of the guys battling for the quarterback job next season. This time he breaks down Rob Schoenhoft. If you like your Buckeye literature with a fat helping of gravy, then this is your spot as Pfef does a nice job of laying on the facts and analysis. Be sure to check out the first part on Todd Boeckman and keep your eyes open for the finale on Antonio Henton.
Billingsley has published his all time ranking of football programs with ND, Michigan and OSU taking the top three spots. No published formula, but the Bucks are ranked just a smudge above #4 Alabama. Sure to the delight of the South. NORTHERN BIAS!!