May the Restless Spirit of Woody . . .

I remember the 1978 Gator Bowl.  I remember a game we threw away--but I remember more the great controversy afterwards.  I remember the unthinkable--Woody Hayes--Coach Woody Hayes--fired.  He didn't resign--Woody didn't quit.  He was not a quitter.  Right or wrong,...
03 Jan 2014
by Jonnferrell

NFL draft, college stats, drafting quarterbacks

This article is from a couple years ago and is regarding different players but it makes some interesting points regarding college careers, analyzing QBs and projecting them as NFL players based on college statistics. It can certainly be applied to the likes of Braxton Miller, Teddy Bridgewater, ...
02 Jan 2014
by Killer nuts

Mack Brown is classy

This is my first blog attempt, so bear with me! Throughout the 16 yeas that Mack Brown coached at Texas, I really knew nothing about him. He was just another coach. He seemed likable so I'd root for Texas when they weren't playing the Bucks. I'm old fashioned, I think when a coach answer...
31 Dec 2013
by wpitt41

OSU Biggest Spender in College Football

I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'll be interested to hear what others think about OSU's status as the biggest spender per football player at $318,898 on a five year rolling average.  I'm a little conflicted (but not too much; such is the state of CFB today across America) b...
27 Dec 2013
by ATXbucknut

About PSU

I've seen a lot of words written about BOB and PSU these last few days due to the HC's buyout reduction, impending interviews, etc.  I think BOB seems like a decent dude. He said some nice things about the Bucks when we were trapped in the undefeated/outside-looking-in ESPiN narrat...
27 Dec 2013
by BuckeyeBred

Really? Like a Box of Chocolates?

  I love Football.  And I love chocolate.   World Class chocolate. First off, no, I'm not a woman, as if that is a prerequisite for chocolate loving.  There's just something about a world class chocolate confectionery that is soothingly comfortable to me.  I...

QB Position?

Is there a reason that tOSU cannot lock down a great passing QB?  I will leave it up to the 11W members to deliberate on..I mean was not the Braxton Miller a 5 star coming out of H.S.? I mean UCF, Vanderbilt, M_ch_gn, Iowa, Purdue, TCU, Toledo , Iowa state... come on your telling me that a kid...
26 Dec 2013
by Bucks777

2014...Growing Pains?

   We will be missing Carlos that is for sure, If Braxton goes it will also be a huge loss. Sure we have great Freshman who have not seen the field and have very little experience especially in Big Game Atmosphere.  There are always Growing Pains!    I believe the first 4 g...
23 Dec 2013
by Bucks777

This Game Is Brought To You By...

Companies pay big money to have a bowl game brought to you buy by them. How well is their money being spent? I will give you 21 of the 35 bowl games, you name the sponsor for this bowl season. Have some fun and challenge somebody. Answers will be posted at the bottom. Remember, the correct answ...

Bowl Game Geography Challenge

The names and sponsors of bowl games seem to change every year. However, the locations of the games rarely change. Below you will find 15 of this year's 35 bowl games. Can you name the city in which the game is played? Some are easy, some not so easy. Good luck. Answers will be a few scrolls ...

Wrestling: Know Your Enemy: Kent State

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of 100 battles.” – The Art of War- Sun Tzu On the heels of a tough loss to Penn State, the Buckeyes continue their road trip and will wrestle for the last time for nearly a month as they take on Kent State...

How Far the Mighty

During this time of recruiting silence and riding the high of great recent commits here at The Ohio State University, perhaps this is a good time to consider the status of football in the land of that girl of questionable reputation--Ann Arbor.  It is now the elephant in the room at Schembech...
18 Dec 2013
by Jonnferrell

The Struggle with Expectations

In the wake of the excitement surrounding the recruitment of Kwon and Dixon, I think it's necessary for some of us to take some time to understand the repercussions of this excitement. I understand entirely why we get excited about highly recruited kids picking our school. In a similar...
17 Dec 2013

M. Hall "Ohio State of Mind" Shirt

I've been on 11W for close to two years now and have enjoyed this site immensely but have never thought about a blog post before, so here goes nothing... I figured a blog post would be better than clogging up the football forum with a semi-off topic post. Just got my "Ohio State o...
14 Dec 2013
by 703Buckeye

Tressel Truth Irony

CWatching this 30 for 30 and much of this is very entertains but not the way I remember it, at the time. It's funny how time changes perception. I remember the allegations against Clarret, him calling out Geiger while we were in Arizona, him already saying he should play both ways the next year,...
14 Dec 2013
by seafus26

Are the Buckeyes Chokers?

I have to listen to this claim almost constantly down here in SEC country.  "They cant win the big one!!" is the chorus. I used to smile, nod and dismiss (which I should probably continue to do) but I have become more prone to politely challenge that notion. One reason is that one ca...
14 Dec 2013
by GregB

Why did losing to MSU Taste so Bad...?

I was thinking about all the articles, blogs. post on 11w and I was writing as well. Then I took a few days to think about why so much hysteria over a loss, a game, and Big 10 Championship?  Well, here goes my opinion after reading all the frustration, hate, negativeness, hurt, pain, disgust......
13 Dec 2013
by Bucks777

Is My Hatred Misplaced?

I've been struggling with something all year, maybe I'm wrong, call me crazy, but I have found someone that I cannot stand more than Mark May. I know it sounds insane and maybe it's my own doing by watching College Gameday on Saturdays, but there is someone else that I have found to plac...
13 Dec 2013
by jthiel09

Mini trip Report: Indy

Well days have passed and the result still stings a bit. The memories of the trip have helped ease my pain some. Here was my trip to Indy in a few pictures. Hope you enjoy fellow dubsters.. Outside on Georgia St. at the B1G Fan Fest. Pregamming with local Sun King OSIRIS pale ale.  ...
11 Dec 2013
by BUCKtuckian

What's with all of the hate???

I'm, as my profile states, a passionate, yet rational Buckeye fan.  I realize that, no matter which team anyone roots for, there will always be rival fans that will "hate" the other team and its fans.  Lord knows, I can't STAND TTUN.  Having said that, I'm notici...
10 Dec 2013
by buckuar

2014: Starts Jan 3rd!!!

I for one would love to see Urban open up the complete play book and go after Clemson, there defense is really mediocre at best, I mean look at what FSU and S.Carolina did to them.  We have the most Dynamic QB, and RB in Hyde.  They will not be able to stop them, and we should get 400 yd r...
10 Dec 2013
by Bucks777

The Offensive Play Calling in the Big Ten Championship Game

I am surprised that Coach Meyer/Coach Herman did not throw everything at MSU the way Michigan did to OSU the week prior. I thought Coach Meyer and Coach Herman would play like there was no tomorrow but they did not. What happen to the short passing game, you mean to tell me Braxton Miller could not ...
09 Dec 2013
by m4

A Moment of Silence for TBDBITL

There could not be a worse BCS bowl draw for The Best Damn Band in the Land than the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl traditionally does not permit college marching bands to perform at halftime, instead opting for a Super Bowl style performance which will feature country singer Dierks Bentley this ...
09 Dec 2013
by osuxrow07