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Good to Great

The subject of recruiting continues to be a contentious point surrounding Buckeye Basketball. Ohio States recruiting is good but not great so what makes recruiting great? The answer is people, not just average or enven above average people but great people with one focus. To contend with North Carol...
21 Jul 2012
by nltemple

Penn State Will Pay (Literally)

Somewhere in a parallel universe the winningest college football coach/philantropist/community leader/all around nice guy (along and his assistant, athletic director, vice president, & president) dial 911 before 13 years elapse. Even though he left the world in a modicum of controversy, ...
20 Jul 2012
by ziplock007

2014 Quarterbacks and More

Just a couple of nuggets I have on 2014 quarterback targets, Caleb Henderson and Kyle Allen to share with you all. As well as my thoughts on a couple other things. Henderson: I spoke to his father, Eric Henderson,  a couple of weeks ago and he had the following to say: Visit: "He...

Letting it out.

Yes, I am one of those people.  I wish summer away after a month because I get the fever, which may be a bit early this year thanks to the triple digit temperatures.   I really can't wait for vegetable soup. Beer. Chili. Brats. Artichoke Dip. More beer. Chips and dips. C...
18 Jul 2012
by rcsvickers

Projecting the 2013 Class

Hey all. I've been asked a lot of "Who do you think will commit next." and "Who do you see in the class?" type questions. Thought I'd throw together a quick mock class to answer these questions. Remember these are MY opinions. Quarterback (1): J.T. Barrett, Wichita Fall...

Thanks, Karen

The 2006-2007 school year, my freshman year at Ohio State, was Karen Holbrook's last year as president of the university. I quickly learned as an incoming freshman that Dr. Holbrook was not a popular figure on campus, mainly for her criticisms of the football culture at OSU, and in particular he...
15 Jul 2012
by Ohio1St81

Big10-Pac12 Partnership called off

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8163297/pac-12-big-ten-conferences-call-football-partnership At least four Pac-12 schools ultimately decided they would not accept mandatory scheduling, ESPN.com has learned. One proposal called for eight matchups per year, featuring the willing Pac-12...
15 Jul 2012
by Seth4Bucks

Schadenfreude has its finest hour

I had the pleasure of witnessing the 2012 HR Derby in Kansas City last night and I have to say that the Robinson Cano exhibition was quite an experience.  For those who don't know the background of the situation or have been living under a rock Cano made a humongous gaffe when he stated tha...
10 Jul 2012
by Maestro

The Opening

As most of us who follow recruiting know, Nike's "The Opening" football camp took place at Nike HQ in Oregon this past weekend. The event featured 150 of the best high school football talents. 148 in the class of 2013, and 2 in the class of 2014. I thought I'd make a blog to give a...
09 Jul 2012
by Miles Joseph

Stranger Things Have Happened, ...

This blog post is the result of some feverish ideas that randomly struck me today whilst trolling on Twitter (our finest national pastime). I am NOT saying this will happen, or that I even want it to happen, but just that it has a higher likelihood of happening than anybody is willing to admit. The ...

Ranking the 2013 Commits

I had a lot of time on my hands tonight, so I decided to find the average rating of the current Buckeye commits. For this activity, I added up the overall ranking of Buckeye commits on the "Big 4" recruiting websites (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, and 24/7), and divided the total number by 4, in or...

Things on TV That Aren't the Battle for Ohio

With former Buckeyes David Lighty, Dallas Lauderdale, Jon Diebler, Ron Lewis, Terrence Dials, JJ Sullinger, George Reese, Scoonie Penn, Brian Brown, Evan Turner and Ivan Harris in action for today's Battle of Ohio charity basketball game (not to mention Clark Kellogg, Brad Sellers, Ron Stok...

2014 Indianapolis WR Dominique Booth camped at OSU

Last night I got a chance to speak with 2014 wide receiver Dominique Booth who camped at Ohio State this past week.  Booth had told me in a previous conversation about a month ago that the Ohio State staff assured him of an offer if he performed the way they thought he would. Booth said...
26 Jun 2012
by Derek Young

New 2014 Offer: Texas Safety Brandon Simmons

I spoke recently with Brandon Simmons, a teammate of Ohio State 2014 CB offer Edward Paris, about his new offer from the Buckeyes: Had OSU offer for a while, but coach forgot to tell him about it until last week Dad owns a camp that he is in so he has already seen a bunch of schools&nb...
25 Jun 2012
by Derek Young

Tressel Surprised by Former Players at Charity Event

Bucknuts has a great story posted about the Cherish the Moment gala supporting the Kids & Kamp charity in which Jim and Ellen Tressel were the guests of honor. NBC4 was there to cover the event where 13 of Tressel's former players at Ohio State came and surprised him at the event which featu...
25 Jun 2012
by Alex

Ezekiel Elliot's Weekend Visit

Had the pleasure of catching up with Buckeye commit RB Ezekiel Elliott of John Burroughs HS in St. Louis, Missouri. Elliott was on campus this weekend for his first visit since committing a few months ago. Here are some notes from hsi trip: Had an absolute blast being back on campus and hang...
25 Jun 2012
by Alex

Jayme Thompson's Camp Experience

Caught up with current Ohio State commit S Jayme Thompson of Toledo Central Catholic and wanted to give you all the run down on what the future Buckeye had to say: Came down Friday and went home today (Saturday). Said it was fun as always and he really enjoyed being around the coaches ...
23 Jun 2012
by Alex

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