The Dubgate Welcomes Reinforcements

By Jason Priestas on September 7, 2013 at 6:00a

Welcome back, Bradley Roby, C.J. Barnett and Rod Smith. You were missed.

Ohio State enters today's tilt with San Diego State as a four-touchdown favorite, and despite the mere 20-point win over Buffalo last week, a majority of you think the Buckeyes will cover.

We'll be back with a live blog for the game, which kicks at 3:30 p.m. Here's your preview and Bucknotes to print off. Oh, and here's the coverage map for the game – if you live south of the Mason-Dixon line or out west, you'll want to tune into ESPN2 instead of ABC for the action.

Until then, we'll make fun of whatever Paul Finebaum says on GameDay (live from Ann Arbor) and take in the early games.

Kickoff (ET) matchup tv internet favorite
12:00 p.m. No. 12 Florida (1-0) at Miami (FL) (1-0) ESPN WatchESPN UF (-3)
12:00 p.m. South Florida (0-1) at Michigan State (1-0) ESPNU WatchESPN MSU (-23)
12:00 p.m. Eastern Michigan (1-0) at Penn State (1-0) BTN BTN2GO PSU (-24)
12:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech (1-0) at Wisconsin (1-0) BTN BTN2GO UW (-44½)
12:00 p.m. Cincinnati (1-0) at Illinois (1-0) ESPN2 WatchESPN UC (-8½)
12:00 p.m. Missouri St (0-1) at Iowa (0-1) BTN BTN2GO IOWA (-24½)
12:00 p.m. Indiana State (0-1) at Purdue (0-1) BTN BTN2GO

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buckguyfan1's picture

Good to have these kids back!  Keep the hammer down today.

doodah_man's picture

Go Bucks!

Jim "DooDah" Day

"If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” --Wilbur Wright, 1910

buckeyedude's picture

We need leaders on defense especially, since they're so young. Leadership on D was the huge missing element from last week's game, IMO. With Simon and Hank moving on, Roby has to the that guy. He has the swagger too, to help the D's confidence.
Glad he's back. Now go kick some azz Buckeyes, and NO SOFT D! I really would like some tighter coverage near the line from the DBs in this game!



dlb72osu's picture

Nice to know what you would like. I think we can let UFM decide the game plan. He seems to be doing ok without even knowing what we like. IMO.
Let's accept what the coaches have designated as a winning approach to the games. The game plan isn't decided by a public opinion poll. When a loss comes (and it will come sometime hopefully in the far off future) it is always the "fan" who sits dejectedly in front of his/her tv and blasts the coach for not knowing what the hell he is doing. Funny, I didn't see any of our names on the program credits.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

This is a fan site on the internet. Im not sure you get how it works and/or its purpose.
You should crack open a nice cool Zima, plop your favorite flavor of jolly rancher in it, turn on the game and chill your bones.

Matt Gutridge's picture

May I suggest vodka and Jolly Ranchers?

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

I will take those Jolly Ranchers. You can keep the vodka.

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jvd253's picture

Just out of curiosity, are you fighting a hangover, sir? 

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DaiTheFlu's picture

Sorry, you must have thought you were on MGOblog. Either that or you forgot your meds today. Either way, this is a BUCKEYE site, so there's no need to treat your fellow Buckeyes as though they were callers to Paul Finebaum's radio show. Show some class, bro.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

nm_buck's picture

For those of us not in the midwest, thank you for always providing information on the game feeds...
Looking forward to seeing a little more of our new freshmen today... hopefully Mitchell too.
Go Bucks!

"The future is bright at Ohio State."  - Urban Meyer 1/1/15

pjtobin's picture

Anyone going today?

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

CCatanzaro's picture

I'll be there.  Taking my lady to her first game.  Plan on hitting the skully, the whole shebang!  We're sitting in 22C, high up but good view for watching the plays develop..  Can't wait!

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pjtobin's picture

That's awesome man! We are getting ready to leave now. I live 40 mins away. So I will be there a few mins early. When does skully start?

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

CALPOPPY's picture

Too late for today, but the Skull Session always starts 2 hrs and 15 min before gametime. So 1:15 pm today.
I miss going.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

pjtobin's picture

I was in line when the team came across the street. I shook RDS hand, I shook UFM hand, told him I loved him. I think I baffled him. But after reading that the guy from the call in show said that I felt the need. I have a shout out to Vrable, Coombs, Braxton, and who I think was Dontre? I couldn't remember our new kickers name, so I yelled I love Australia !! Yes I was a giddy school girl. Then to top it off, my seats were row 37 aa seat 23. The last row before the press boxes. Archie was behind me. I said hi, he said hi, I told him he was a stud, he laughed, said thanks, I saidyour welcome, go bucks. Other than seeing Braxton get carted off I had a great time!

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

Melissa's picture

Yes! Section 12A. Go Bucks!

CUBS's picture

Did Herbstreit just refer to walking around the Big House as "cool"? 

Chief B1G Dump's picture

The best sign at Gameday today is one that said "Toledo - 13...UM - 10." The Lennay Kekua nudes sign wad good too but love the Toledo one.
Im not even an F@ck M*ch guy but I can not stand listening to Brady Hoke's voice and Desmonds terrible opinions all morning.

Baroclinicity's picture

The worst was the one that said, "hi Lizzy Seeburg".  There are some places you just don't go...

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Wow. I did not see that one.
Whoever made and brought that is a piece of garbage.

holystiffarm's picture

I'd like to hope it was about ND's horrendous actions that lead/contributed to her suicide, but still, very poor taste.  SMH. 

Bamabucknut's picture

Thank you for the coverage map.I was getting worried about  game coverage since I live in the deep south.

KingsRite's picture

Smack em in the mouth today boys! Go Bucks!!!

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

BuckeyeDale's picture

C.J. being back will help the D a lot with leadership. 
Barnett & Bryant moving back & forth, talking to that young D, making sure people are in the right place... Roby helps with coverage, but I'm not so sure as far as leadership. 


CUBS's picture

Little love for the Cats.

FROMTHE18's picture

man, i hate michigan...hope our offense lights the scoreboard up today

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture


Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

DefendOhio's picture

Brady Hoke is fat. That is all. 

Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Looking forward to a Roby pick-6 today!

FROMTHE18's picture

Will Muschamp is 100% responsible for that personal foul

13THandSummit's picture

Might set a record for personal fouls in a game.

Squirrel Master's picture

Not a UofMiami fan but they are leading against Uf and I am loving that.
I guess Urban will be the reason they lose that game!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

13THandSummit's picture

That punt block was a thing of beauty by UF.

Squirrel Master's picture

also, I'm not very confident that Braxton will win the Heisman. I am more confident in the national championship but I just don't see a team on Louisville's schedule that will keep Teddy Bridgewater from raking up huge numbers!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Urbanmania's picture

The question is how much will the Heisman voters factor in Louisville's SOS vs. a great player in a decent conference.

FROMTHE18's picture

Teddy B is an amazing passer...Braxton would have to have solid passing numbers and some ridiculous rushing stats to surpass Bridgewater, at least if Heisman is going to be based on stats.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

If its not going to be Braxton...Im all for Bridgewater. Anyone but Manziel. And preferably anybody not in the SEC.

Urbanmania's picture

Jeff Driskel does not look very good right now

DaiTheFlu's picture

"Jeff Driskel does not look very good."

Fixed that for you.

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

FROMTHE18's picture

ESPN held off on a 'blame Urban' comment earlier when they said how Driskell didnt have the weapons around him and that he is developing chemistry with who he does have, suggesting Meyer under recruited before he left

BeijingBucks's picture

UF has a couple great players but they look very schematically blah.  Driskel is just looking flat out bad... Meyer!  You're killing them!

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

BeijingBucks's picture

But... at least the B1G is so far taking care of business.  A little worried about UM embarrassing us against the ND domers (then again I can't honestly decide if it wouldn't be Hostess delicious to see them get smacked)
... as Miami just got another turnover off of UF in scoring distance... hahaahah

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. ~ John Milton

FROMTHE18's picture

not sure I agree about the usage of 'us'...screw michigan.

jfunk's picture

Man, Michigan State is loving that walrusball!

Scotch: It may be too early to drink it, yes; but people it is never to early to think about it.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Florida losing to the U - I wonder how long it will take Muschump to blame Urban

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poop's picture

28 seconds for Miami to f*ck this up.

poop's picture

Ohhhhh I hope they interview Muschump.

ih8rolltyde's picture

Jack's grandkid just scored for nd

****igan smells like old water that hot dogs were boiled in.  FACT