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Buckeye offensive line is #1 in the nation in run blocking

Through all of the 2016 regular season games, according to the Football Outsiders Offensive Line rankings, the Buckeyes are #1 in the nation in run blocking, but #79 in pass blocking. Ohio State, according to the Football Outsider metrics (that seems to concentrate on sack rates to rate pass prot...
03 Dec 2016
by TomD

CFB Three & Out: Week 14

First and 2: Recapping week 13 Top-10 Bold Prediction: Tigers take down Tide The Tide rolled on and enters championship week a solid #1 and a near lock for the playoffs, even if they somehow lose to Florida in the SEC title game.  But they won't, so it doesn't matter.  Bama ...

Is TTUN's "dominance" all talk?

At the risk of sounding nerdy, I think there's more than a little truth to the concept of "linguistic determinism"--the idea the words we choose not only can influence the way we (or others) see the world, they can utterly distort our perspective as well. If this concept isn't true, I have to say...

My First Student Experience With The Game

"CURTIS SAMUEL!!! YEAHHHHH!!!" We won. We won! High fives and chest bumps everywhere. People are storming the field, push through. Jump from bleacher to bleacher. Go around, now shove through the C-deck exit.  "WOO! O-H!" A lot of people said I-O back. Nice. Sprint down the s...

CFB Three & Out: Week 13

First and HATE: Recapping week 12 Top-10 Bold Prediction: West Virginia defeats Stoops' squad WVU just had excessive self-inflicted wounds that essentially ended this one early.  Between the red zone turnovers, costly penalties, and defensive breakdowns, they let the Sooners buil...

CFB Three & Out: Week 12

First and 2: Recapping week 11 Top-10 Bold Prediction: USC upsets Washington Washington was just one of a slew of highly ranked teams to go down on Saturday.  The question is, if the Huskies bounce back and still win the Pac 12 with only one loss on their resume, can they still m...

PLAYOFF SYSTEM: My solution for every problem with the CFP

By now I believe most people (including myself, and excluding most Bama fans), would like to see an 8-team playoff in college football. Simple solution, at least at the surface, but the problems with the current playoff system run far deeper than to say the whole thing would be solved by&n...
17 Nov 2016
by G.

Horseshoe Ramblings

My very first visits to the 'Shoe were during Junior High and High School, when a group of us would pile into the most road-worthy van at the time and trek to Columbus for the annual Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) State Track and Field Championships. It was incredi...
17 Nov 2016
by Elfkrieg

Under the Fedora - I Might Be Lion

I'm rooting for Penn State.   Well, that's not exactly true.  What I should say is that I am no longer rooting against Penn State.  Well, that is not exactly right either.  I hate Penn State.  I hate their history (which I really don't care to discuss).  I hate their er...
17 Nov 2016
by Earle

CFB Three & Out: Week 11

First and 10: Recapping week 10 Top-10 Bold Prediction: Alabama stumbles in Death Valley The SEC West heavy-hitters were locked in a scoreless tie heading into the fourth quarter, but the Crimson Tide eventually came out on top in a 10-0 victory.  Their last real test o...

Dubgate VII Bacon Morsels - Recipe

If you missed the Dubgate on Saturday or missed the bacon morsels present, don't fear I will tell you how to make them.  These are a great item to take to a tailgate or party.  Mainly because they have bacon, but also because they taste like something that will make you thirsty. Ingredi...
07 Nov 2016
by Abe Froman

CFB Three & Out: Week 10

First and 10: Recapping week 9 Top-10 Bold Prediction: Florida State downs Clemson It was close, but some late penalties cost the Seminoles in this one.  That, and the fact that their offensive line more closely resembles swiss cheese than a capable blocking unit.  I wi...

CFB Three & Out: Week 9

First and 9: Recapping week 8 Top-10 Bold Prediction: Aggies rack up over 500 yards on Tide It was actually Texas A&M's red-zone defense that kept them in the game until late in the third quarter, as their offense was held well under their average yardage.  Alabama is looking...

2016 Tailgate Fare Weeks 5-8

Crockpot Bacon Bourbon Baked Beans INGREDIENTS Serves at least 6-8 1 pound dry navy beans 10 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into pieces 1 medium sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups water 3/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar 1/4 cup ketc...
27 Oct 2016
by BUCKEYE3M

CFB Three & Out: Week 8

First and 10: Recapping week 6 Top-10 Bold Prediction: Tennessee knocks off Bama No dice here, as Alabama demolished the Vols, 49 - 10.  Will anyone in the SEC be able to challenge the Tide?   B1G Bold Prediction: Hoosiers deal Huskers first loss Indiana f...

LCT's Training Log

Howdy folks. I've decided to use this space as a training log to see if we might develop a subgroup of S&C-minded 11Wers to help motivate/push each other on the path to PRs/gainzZz/fitness/whatever.  I've been lifting for a little over four years (started after we brought the middle...
21 Oct 2016
by LCT

CFB Three & Out: Week 7

First and 1: Recapping week 6 Top-10 Bold Prediction: Oregon stuns Washington Nope.   B1G Bold Prediction: Maryland defeats Penn State by two or more scores Nope.   Buckeye Bold Prediction: OSU takes 3+ touchdown lead into halftime against Indiana ...

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