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...

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

Catching Up with Mikale Wilbon: The Game Visit

One of the top running backs in the Midwest in the 2014 class is Chicago (IL) De La Salle Institute RB Mikale Wilbon. Wilbon has been to Columbus many times, usually with teammate Jamarco Jones. I caught up with Wilbon to find out how his visit went and more: Visit: "It was a great ove...
28 Nov 2012
by Miles Joseph

Merry Urbzmas and Coach of the Year

While it may no longer be Hate Week, the hate heaped toward our Buckeyes continues in the form of a metaphorical middle finger from the league's coaching fraternity. Even though seven members of the 2012 squad were named First-Team All-Big Ten, the coaches largely told the Bucks to "piss of...
28 Nov 2012
by AndyVance

Catching Up with Dravon Henry: The Game Visit

We caught up with 2014 Aliquippa (PA) ATH Dravon Henry, the cousin of Darrelle Revis, after he attended the Ohio State-Michigan game this past weekend with teammate, DT Jaleel Fields: If he enjoyed the game: "Yeah, I did. It was really loud and I didn't expect it to be like that. It...
27 Nov 2012
by Alex Gleitman

13' LB Trey Johnson's Official Visit

I spoke to 2013 LB target Trey Johnson's coach, Todd Wofford once again a couple of hours ago to get the scoop on Trey's official visit to Ohio State this past weekend. Here's what I found out: Visit: "He's really excited about it. Trey and his dad both had a great time ...

Catching Up With Darius West: The Game Visit

2014 Lima (OH) DB Darius West was one of the top performers for Ohio State's Friday Nights Light Camp back in July. He was the fastest man in the secondary as well at the camp.  West has been to OSU a few times, and was in Columbus again for the Michigan game.  West on the exp...
26 Nov 2012
by Derek Young

Catching Up with Jaleel Fields: The Game Visit

2014 Aliquippa (PA) Senior High School DT Jaleel Fields is a prospect that the OSU staff has been in constant contact with. At 6-3/270 Fields has great size to play defensive tackle at the next level, but also has the great athleticism that Urban Meyer looks for in his offensive linemen. He took hi...