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Stumbling through my box of memorabilia, I like to share the thoughts I had on the night we beat scUM to play for the BCS title in 2002. From the perspective of a fan who lost to scUM when it was on the line.   93,95,96- never forget. Never forget the feeling- Your heart beating like crazy, y...
09 Aug 2013
by BuckeyeChief

COUNTDOWN: 22 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

*This is Andy Vance's series, just trying to fill in today* Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 25 players have worn the number 22. However, only one of those players can claim to be a Heisman Trophy winner and have the number 22 retired in his name. Honors and awards won by Ohio...
09 Aug 2013
by Remy

COUNTDOWN: 23 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

*This is Andy Vance's series, just trying to fill in today* Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 30 players have worn the number 23. Interestingly you will find three kickers mentioned in this article. If you want your son to be a kicker at Ohio State you may want him to start wear...
08 Aug 2013
by Remy

COUNTDOWN: 24 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

*This is Andy Vance's series, just trying to fill in today* Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 42 players have worn the number 24. There are a lot of players to choose from, however, one really stands out from the pack. If you watched the Buckeyes during the mid-90s you know who ...
08 Aug 2013
by Remy

COUNTDOWN: 25 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

*This is Andy Vance's series, just trying to fill in today* Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 32 players have worn the number 25. Honors and awards won by Ohio State players while wearing 25: One earned All-American honors. Two were named captain. Three made the All-...
07 Aug 2013
by Remy

COUNTDOWN: 26 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Throughout the years of Ohio State football, 30 players have worn the number 26. Today's article will have an international feel. Two of the featured players were born in foreign countries. There is also a little controversy as a prominent player from the early 90s who wore 26 took a "...
06 Aug 2013
by Remy

COUNTDOWN: 27 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

*This is Andy Vance's series, just trying to fill in today* All of us obviously think about a certain running back who won a Heisman and had the number 27 retired with his name. Before we get into his storied career, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the other 27 players to wear tha...
05 Aug 2013
by Remy

COUNTDOWN: 28 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

*This is Andy Vance's series, just trying to fill in today* Although there are still 28 days until the opening game against Buffalo, the 2013 season officially started for the Ohio State football team. Fall Camp opened this morning and the first steps of The Chase have ...
04 Aug 2013
by Remy

This is our year! It HAS to be..

This is our year, my friends. It HAS to be. It'll be one or two seasons, at least, before we have another team built like our current one.  FOREMOST:  Championship teams, on any level, start in the trenches.  We're going to lose four out of five starters on our offensive...

Talent Matchup versus Alabama

So I'm in Afghanistan killing time instead of insurgents and I couldn't help but think...   What are our chances of stemming the Tide this season?  If you just Google "Chances Alabama Loses the National Title This Year?" you will get a long list of odds makers who ...
03 Aug 2013
by vitaminB

Substitute Countdown? 29 Days To Go!

I'm not intending to step on toes... Andy Vance, my apologies, but I just thought I'd throw something up here in the waning hours of day 29! There were tough shoes to fill after Eddie George's tenure as Ohio State's main ball carrier, and that was left up to running back Pepe Pearso...

COUNTDOWN: 30 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

They always say that one is the loneliest number, but I'm not so sure anymore. When it comes to players who wore #30 on Ohio State's roster over the past 100 years, there isn't a whole heckuva lot to talk about. Some numbers are more popular than others, and a popular jersey number tends...
01 Aug 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 31 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Unlike almost every other jersey number discussed to this point in our countdown to kickoff, you can count the number of players to wear #31 on one hand. Literally. Only five men have worn #31, and all of them played their college ball prior to 1952. Of those five, you've only ever heard of one:...
31 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 32 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Today's post is all about one thing: PAIN. In past editions of the countdown to kickoff, I've held the biggest stars in the Buckeye galaxy till the end of the post, or followed a chronological order. Today, neither approach makes sense, because no player before or since has come close to equ...
30 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 33 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Prior to the arrival of a Minneapolis native in 2005, #33 was all about the fullbacks. Even farther back than that, it was all about the center of the line. While some jersey numbers belonged to one or two standouts in a team's history, today's edition of our countdown to kickoff is an embar...
29 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 34 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL

Given the furor of the past week, today's installment of the countdown takes on an unusual significance. The incumbent at #34, depending the outcome of his current legal troubles, could well become one of the greatest running backs in Buckeye history. Carlos "El Guapo" Hyde was certain...
28 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 35 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Before we get into another discussion of why Ohio State might be the true "Linebacker U" in the Big Ten, let's talk about the greatest fullback in Ohio State football history. There was a time, not that long ago, when fullbacks were a key part of an offensive scheme, rather than sure-f...
27 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 36 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

They don't call Ohio State "Linebacker U," but after reading today's post, you might think they should. Between 1975 and 1987, three of the most talented linebackers to grace the gridiron wore #36, each earning All-American and All-Big Ten honors, and each serving as team captain i...
26 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

COUNTDOWN: 37 DAYS UNTIL BUCKEYE FOOTBALL!!!

Today's edition of the digest features a pair of NFL draftees who also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. We'll start with a trip to the era of Earle, and meet defensive back William White. He roamed the Buckeyes' defensive backfield from 1984-1987, serving as a team captain in his seni...
25 Jul 2013
by AndyVance

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