How To Rate Defensive Backs

I would rate pass defenders based on these activities, in order of importance: No passes to your side of field Interceptions (additional points for int returns, scores, or wins resulting from them) PBU's  Tackles just as/after ball is caught Tackles after a teammate missed. Forc...
23 Sep 2014
by ibuck

Your Weekley Adult Beverage Review: Allagash Black

I made the decision last week to review Stone's Imperial Russian Stout.  I was excited about this since I thought I could remember having it at one point in time.  There was a plan in place.  Since the Buckeyes weren't playing I obliged my wife by going shopping and test driving some ...
23 Sep 2014

A modest review of the current playoff picture

The introduction of the forward pass is arguably the last major change college football saw prior to the introduction of the new playoff system, which has the SEC and 4 or 5 other teams vying for 4 slots.  Just as the forward pass saw an increase in yards gained per game, we’ll get twice as m...
21 Sep 2014
by osu78

Josh Sweat Dislocates Kneecap

ESPN is reporting that Josh Sweat has suffered a dislocated kneecap in a game on Friday September 19th.  Sweat is a top recruit who has the Buckeyes in his Top 5. He is a player that could help Ohio State or any program that he signs with.  Some recruiting services have him as the top recr...

The Ohio State Effect: Kent State

Another week and another opponent's stats get dumped. We all know that Ohio State defeated Kent State 66-0 in the Horseshoe on Saturday, but the Buckeyes dominated the stat sheet as well. It's always interesting to see how a team's stats change after playing Ohio State. Below you will b...
14 Sep 2014
by Remy

PSA: Blue Jeans Are Blue

Dear fellow Buckeye fans, let me ask you a very simple question:  Would you wear blue in Ohio Stadium during a Buckeye football game? I hope you answered No (or better yet, Hell No). That was the easy question.  Now let's get to the harder one.  Can any of you right-thinking ...
14 Sep 2014
by Menexenus

The Rundown: Kent State at No. 22 Ohio State

THE RUNNING START TV: Saturday, 12:00 ABC Regional 1967 was the last time Ohio State lost a home opener against an unranked opponent. I believe there would be very few readers of Eleven Warriors that attended that attended the 7-14. The Buckeyes finished 6-3, but defeated That Team 24-14 i...
10 Sep 2014
by Remy

The problem with success

A boss once told me "sometimes it is better to be able to consistently hit doubles than occasional home runs because if you hit several home runs people will always expect them even when it is nearly impossible." We are in this position with football. Make no mistake, expecting and working for ex...
07 Sep 2014
by osu78

Urban vs. Tressel Comparison Stats

Full Disclosure: I was extremely disappointed in the play calling last night, and like many of you wished to have seen more underneath/ screen routes. HOWEVER, Before everyone goes and decides to "Post Herman's resume to Monster", or petitions to fire Herman I figured I'd do a little research on ...

Buckeye Poetry: "Our Decision"

Friends, I have a zillion other things that I should be doing, but the muse struck me and I wanted to share what I'm feeling about the team at the moment.  I suspect that many of you feel the same way. Shakespeare came to mind (of course), in particular the St. Crispin's Day speech from Henr...

Observations from C-Deck

This was my fourth game within Ohio Stadium and my second night game (Penn State, 2013-Officially known in my kingdom as the Depantsing). The View I have typically been in A-Deck or B-Deck for most games and this was my first time in C (C3, row 11). This was by far my favorite view from Ohio S...