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 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 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 ...

Gareon Conley Update

2013 Massillon (OH) Washington CB/WR Gareon Conley is one of the Buckeyes' biggest remaining targets. The 6-1/170 pound senior de-committed from Michigan last Tuesday. He was in attendance for the Ohio State Michigan game and it sounds like he had a good time. Below is the latest on Gareon's...

Counter point: Drew Sharp (Detroit Free Press)

Earlier today the Eleven Warriors guys posted Drew Sharp's Detroit Free Press piece in the BUCKSHOTS section and after reading it once I had to read it again. And again. And a fourth time. As passionate fans of whatever program or sports organization we wish to support we often find ourselves on...

13' WR Shelton Gibson Update

2013 Cleveland Heights (OH) High School WR Shelton Gibson is one of the biggest remaining targets on the Buckeyes' recruiting board. The 5-10/175 pound wideout would fill a big need for the Buckeyes (an offensive play-maker). I chatted with Cleveland Heights Coach, Jeff Rotsky about Shelton'...

Catching Up With Lawrence Marshall: The Game Visit

2014 Southfield (MI) DE Lawrence Marshall attended the Ohio State game in Columbus this past weekend and couldn't have had a better time.  He is a defensive player in the class of 2014 whose stock is soaring.  He had a few offers coming into this week but has since picked up a few big ...
29 Nov 2012
by Derek Young

Catching Up With Dominique Booth: The Game Visit

2014 Indianapolis (IN) Pike WR Dominique Booth took his third Ohio State this past weekend for The Game against Michigan.  Booth was also in attendance for Ohio State's game against Cal.  He also was able to see three Ohio State games as guests for other teams he was visiting.  La...
29 Nov 2012
by Derek Young

Catching Up with Nick Richardson: The Game Visit

2014 Westerville (OH) Central OL Nick Richardson may be the top at his position in the state when it is all said and done come Signing Day in February of 2014. The 6-5/285 prospect has been in constant contact with the OSU coaching staff, and while he doesn't have an offer yet, he is extremely i...
29 Nov 2012
by Alex

My Experience at The GAME 2012

I took my parents to see Nebraska get stomped for their first-ever Buckeye football game this year.  We had an absolute blast even considering the pesky column that came with our seats.  They got to experience the great Skull Session, the amazing video game halftime performance by TBDBITL,...
29 Nov 2012
by Alhan

Catching Up with Nile Sykes: The Game Visit

2014 Oak Park (IL) LB Nile Sykes is one of the best linebackers in the state of Illinois in the class of 2014 along with Clifton Garrett and others. He was in Columbus Saturday to take in the Ohio State-Michigan game. I caught up with him to find out how his visit went and more. Keep reading to lea...
28 Nov 2012
by Miles Joseph