That's great news for sure about Demario McCall committing today. I'm always thrilled when our best stay home and play for the Buckeyes. Go Bucks!
63TINMAN...thanks for posting the link to this article. I have not followed the wrestling program at all but have enjoyed reading about their journey to the championship. Go Bucks!
Coach Matta said it best. “The biggest thing, and I told them, they represented this university for four years with great class. I’m very proud of them for all they’ve done for us.”
I appreciate the efforts of these young men on the floor, too, and especially for representing the university so well away from the court. With all of the knuckle-headed things we hear about student-athletes getting in to in their free time that reflect poorly on everyone at a university, we never heard that about any of these young men.
Best wishes to the departing seniors. Go Bucks!
Congratulations to NATO! There is no better way to top off a championship than to win an individual title, too. Go Bucks!
What an incredible accomplishment for Stieber and the entire Buckeye wrestling program?! Congratulations to all of these young men who toil in relative anonymity and to the coaches for taking the program to the top. Go Bucks!
I may be wrong about this but believe the Ferns family is originally from, or lived in, West Virginia. The older brother, if memory serves me correctly, was never really a Buckeye fan as evidenced by his choice to go to UM.
If it indeed works out that Brendan does commit to and enroll at WVU, best wishes to him. He would have several powerful reasons for making that choice IMO. Go Bucks!
Congratulations on your journey and continued best wishes going forward. Stay strong and may these words, not mine, bring you perspective about 'critics' you may encounter along the way: Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Go Bucks!
Birm...thanks as always for the great work and information you pass on to we die hard Buckeye fans.
As for breaking news on Dremonte Jones, didn't he tweet within an hour of the injury about being injured? That's how I remember it but may be wrong. If it did happen like that and Dremonte himself put it out on twitter, I'm not sure how anyone would think you or anyone at 11W broke the story too soon. No diagnosis was made, so I just don't get how the angst about the injury being reported here is inappropriate. Go Bucks!
Thank you and an UV for stopping by. Go Bucks!
Much like my very own version of Groundhog Day, every day is a Friday in my world! Go Bucks! $%#^ UM!
This kind of news is what brings many of us here nightly! Hall is a great looking prospect and should be one of many elite athletes and young men to become Buckeyes. Go Bucks!
For those of us who were around to see the 1969 game, I will say with certainty that is the epicenter for my great hatred for all things UM. I couldn't then, nor now, understand how any Ohioan could ever go play or coach for those bastards. Go Bucks!
I agree completely. For those of us who were witnesses to the 1969 game, I doubt any Buckeye loss will ever hurt as badly. I'd add the 1998 MSU game, the game where Tim B. ran all over our Buckeyes also belong on this list as 2nd and 3rd most painful losses for me, and ANY loss to Purdue MUST make the list. Go Bucks!
This thread just serves as a reminder why I HATE UM as much as I do! Go Bucks!
It would be great to see Ginn come home and join the Browns. Go Bucks!
Thanks for sharing this link. Cardale has handled not playing and his success as a starter with great maturity and dignity. We are so blessed to have 3 outstanding QB's and more importantly, such good young men representing OSU. Go Bucks!
With so much insanity in the world, it was great to see and read of the overwhelming amount of support and humanity shown for 618. My prayers are for you, 618, with hopes of many bright days ahead. Go Bucks!
For me, Jalin Marshall's high school hi-lite tape was very cool. Any time he took off, the jet trail behind him showed him pulling away from defenders. He has been a favorite of mine ever prior to becoming a Buckeye. Go Bucks!
Birm, DJ, and staff...thanks for all of the terrific information and work you do for us here at 11W. You and your efforts are greatly appreciated! Go Bucks!
We are on the same page with Evan Spencer and Curtis Grant being favorite Buckeyes this year. Both were the embodiment of 'The Chase' and the continual push for excellence. Curtis Grant's passion and leadership were evident in the B1G Championship trailer for the Wisconsin game as was Evan's in his selfless role as a blocking machine at wide-out. Go Bucks!
We Buckeye fans are so blessed to have this coaching staff doing work as they do! The news just seems to continue to be good and that only happens when people are working their asses off as Coach Meyer and the staff are.
No one delivers the news better than 11W or Birm. Thanks again for YOUR great efforts! Go Bucks!.
It was said the 'O' moved a little better with JT than Cardale when JT was named the starter in fall camp. JT is a skilled and gifted field general, which is exactly what a team replacing 4 starters on the 'O' line and Hyde in the backfield needed most. His play throughout the year was exceptional.
Once JT went down, Cardale had an opportunity to shine. IMO, Cardale is the best pocket QB and offers the best contrast to our running game. Cardale's size and strength were critical in OSU's late season play, as Cardale is big enough to fight off pressure in the pocket, pass over 'D' linemen coming at him, fit balls into tighter windows with his arm strength, and stretch the field more than just about any QB is college football.
By all accounts, Cardale has really matured through this season. All things being equal, relatively speaking, the bigger, stronger man is more often than not the best option. Go Bucks!
Like most often happens in life, those most visible seem to get the most credit. Thank you for opening a thread for Coach Drayton, who has surely done well and is a key recruiter for our Buckeyes. Go Bucks!
Thank you for a great post. IMO, anyone who doesn't think the next '10-year war' type of rivalry is back needs to review the history of this series from 1968 forward. Harbaugh has filled the UM staff out with men who are loyal to him and love UM just as OSU's staff was filled by Buckeyes when Coach Meyer was hired.
Harbaugh brings the intensity back from the UM perspective that has surely been lacking during the RR and Hoke era's. Don't forget that Harbaugh claimed UM would beat OSU during his senior year and backed it up in a win at OSU. Harbaugh understands what this rivalry is all about and will have UM highly motivated to beat OSU. Things are about to heat up.
I hate UM as much or more than most and was a witness to the 1969 game. I cried that day out of hatred for what those bastards did to my Buckeyes and it has never changed. However, that hatred doesn't mean I can't see the rivalry for what it was and what it will most likely be in the coming years. Go Bucks!
I've never been a Letterman fan. IMO, there was no need to discuss 'making the two QB's who don't start' mascots (how was that supposed to be funny anyway...), I hated the commentary on Coach Hayes, and found no need for him at all to disparage Indiana football. All were poor attempts to get a laugh at someone else's expense.
Coach Meyer is a rock star and an incredible ambassador for OSU. Go Bucks!