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by Alex Gleitman • Monday, August 15th
With Luke Fickell at the helm, you can bet on is that with just one season to prove he deserves the permanent head coaching job, Luke will be putting his best team on the field each and every game.
by Ramzy Nasrallah • Tuesday, August 16th
The last time Ohio State started a season having to replace a three-year starting quarterback, a starting tailback and its big-play receiver, the Buckeyes made it to the BCS Title game.
by Jason Priestas • Wednesday, August 17th
For only the second time in the last seven years, OSU finds itself entertaining a quarterback battle in camp, but the battle could play out a lot like 2008, when we thought things were settled before August.
Thursday, August 18th
We also bring in Buckeye Sports Bulletin's shiny new foot soldier, the one, the only Ari Wasserman. We talk what he's seen at the quarterback position from the sidelines at practice, his general perception the Fickell era, and his gut feelings on how 2011 unfolds.
by Joe Beale • Friday, August 19th
There should be a certain freshness to this Big Ten season, especially considering the sour notes left over from the off-season. The league should be more competitive than ever, and the new division structures and championship game should increase the spark for some of the teams that have traditionally dwelt in the cellar.
by Sarah Hardy • Saturday, August 20th
Perhaps more than anything, what will decide Fickell's fate is how the team responds to adversity on the field. He's been leading them through trying times off the field, and unless they really do shock the world and go undefeated, will they rebound after a loss as well as they did under Tressel?
by Alex Gleitman • Sunday, August 21st
The domino effect that took place after Tatgate went down caused some big time shake up for the Buckeyes, giving the team a new look and different attitude for the 2011 campaign.
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by Chris Lauderback • Monday, August 22nd
Like any football factory, succession planning was in the works for the anticipated departures of Dane, Boren and Browning. It's the unanticipated losses of Tressel and Pryor that leave the most gaping holes and replacing Posey, Boom and Adams for five games won't be a picnic either.
by DJ Byrnes • Tuesday, August 23nd
There may be some new faces on the defensive side of the ball--but this is Ohio State. As such, the defense, over the course of the last decade, has been more about a system overall rather than the individual names of the pieces which are plugged into it. Sure, the pieces may change, but the expectations remain the same.
by Jason Priestas • Wednesday, August 24th
This year the Buckeyes will line up against 12 regular season opponents. Eight will be conference foes, two non-conference opponents will be real or perceived MACrificial lambs, one is a middling BCS program, while one is -- or should have been -- a marquee top 10 matchup. For six years now, that setup, more or less, has treated the Buckeyes kindly.
by Matt Finkes • Thursday, August 25th
There have been coaching changes in Ohio States past and there will be more again in the future. What makes this opener different is not the anticipation of the Buckeye fans, but of the Buckeye players.
by Ramzy Nasrallah • Thursday, August 25th
It turns out that the vast majority of the manufactured drama and artificial mini-scandals from the last eight months amounted to little more than a lingering fart in a small car. But now all of those predictions - except for the NCAA COI's final, non-lethal judgement of the Gates Tat and Tressel - can go straight to the burning fires of forgettable offseason hell forever and stay there. It's time to predict the future we actually want to predict: The one with all of the football being played in it.
by 11W Staff • Friday, August 26th
Team 11W answers a half dozen burning questions heading into the 2011 season.
by Chris Lauderback • Saturday, August 27th
The greatest rivalry in sports isn’t getting just a face lift but instead a full face transplant. For the first time since 1929, the annual showdown between the Buckeyes and That School Up North will feature head coaches in their first year at the helm.
by Sarah Hardy • Sunday, August 28th
In 2008, a nation was swept up in a euphoric wave of hope and change. Weary and disgruntled with the current state of affairs, its people were primed for a new phase and the promise of a better tomorrow. That nation was, of course, Buckeye Nation.