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What will it take to keep Cincinnati relevant?

The University of Cincinnati is a fascinating study of college football at the mid-major level. After a string of relatively successful seasons, predicated by a string of three successful head coaches, the school is once again dealing with the pains of losing its chief play caller to a bigger, bette...
07 Dec 2012
by AndyVance

Vonn Bell Update

2013 Rossville (GA) Ridgeland S Vonn Bell is perhaps the Buckeye's top remaining target in this class. Vonn has taken some time away from the recruiting process to focus on his senior season. However, with the State semi-final this Friday and the season winding down, Bell may be very close to ma...

Money - the great coaching equalizer, Part II

Note: The post refers to money spent on assistant coaches; however, due to a quirk in the USA Today database, figures are actually total spending on coaches, including the head coach, for 2011. Thanks to reader Deshaun for catching this. Once the USA Today database is updated to reflect 2012 as...
05 Dec 2012
by AndyVance

The new narrative about the BIG and the SEC.

It seems that, once again, the SEC’s self image has taken a front seat with the talking heads at ESPN and Si.com. As we all know, Bret Bielema has left the job at Wisconsin for the head coaching job at Arkansas. Good for him, good for the BIG and good for third-place divisional teams everywher...
05 Dec 2012
by painterlad

Money - the great coaching equalizer, Part I

Since we're in the silly season, theories abound as to what drives coaches to move hither and yon - mostly, though, we can put big moves down to a desire to improve one's resume and to improve one's income. For some, Urban Francis Meyer as an example, going home is a powerful motivator, ...
05 Dec 2012
by AndyVance

TOP TEN REASONS WHY ARKANSAS HIRED BIELEMA

TOP TEN REASONS WHY ARKANSAS HIRED BRETT BIELEMA Sorry. I had to write all of this extra stuff to fit the 200 word count minimum. I'm not sure how much longer I have to write meaningless words. It is December 4, 2012 and Michigan still sucks. Dang, next time I will learn to add extra words to m...
04 Dec 2012
by painterlad

Media bias and strength of schedule

Buckeye fans and those who root for other teams in the Big Ten Conference have long assumed there is a built-in media bias against teams in the flyover states. Unfortunately, the existence of this bias has become irrelevant as the conference has really turned in a string of subpar performances ...
03 Dec 2012
by AndyVance

Would you really root for them?

ann arbor community college or shamecocks?  First I want to state I live in South Carolina (moved from Ohio in 2004) and have to hear how great the sec is in football everyday. (makes me wanna puke)  Ive had to hear every LAME joke attempted about Ohio State from gamecock fans f...
03 Dec 2012
by dsavoca77

David Dawson Update

There's a chance the Buckeyes will take one more offensive linemen in the 2013 class. Cass Tech (MI) OG David Dawson is probably the top target still on the board. Dawson de-committed from Michigan in October, but the Maize and Blue are still in the hunt for Dawson and are rumored to be back in ...

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