Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Jayme Thompson

Today the Buckeyes officially added 24 new players, which could grow to 25, depending on where Johnny Townsend ends up. I caught up with Toledo (OH) Central Catholic safety Jayme Thompson to talk about officially becoming a Buckeye shortly after he signed his NLOI: Signing/Becoming a Buckeye...

Clear Picture of Roster Space

Here is the current scholarship count following NSD. 58 returning players and 24 signed letters of intent. Johnny Townsend is still in the queue. As you can see, if the Buckeyes do indeed add Townsend to this count, it would mean that one of the players below would not be on the roster come the sta...

NSD Primer - Urban Meyer, by the numbers

The first big holiday of 2013 is here as college football's National Singing Day is finally upon us. As is normally the case the last few days and weeks have been a whirlwind of commitments, de-commitments, rumors and guesses but today the rubber meets the road as kids all over the country put p...
06 Feb 2013
by Grant Edgell

#5 Ranked Wrestling Buckeyes defeat #6 Illinois

Recap by Curt Heinrichs Last night, the #5 ranked Ohio State Buckeye wrestling team (ranking according to January 29th NWCA/USA Today Coaches Poll) took their youthful show on the road to Oak Harbor High School to lock horns with #6 Illinois. While it was a home match on the schedule, Oak Harbor HS...

@rivalsmike: Bell to Ohio State his "educated guess"

i know this is does not mean vonn bell is a lock to Ohio State, but this is definately a big confidence boost. Mike Farrell is the best recruiting insider i have seen. I rarely see him miss on a recruit prediction. This has got to mean something, right? Bell i believe is a cant-miss, do-everything-p...

The Population Myth

Most people seem to think that more people equals more talent.  That is to say that talent is random.  They say if there are more people in the south than in the north then there will be more talented players to choose from in the south.  This logic dictates that not only will more pe...
30 Jan 2013
by Aesculus.

Vonn Bell Decision Details

2013 Rossvile (GA) Ridgeland safety Vonn Bell has been one of Ohio States' top targets for quite some time. Bell has taken his time with the recruiting process. However, it's about to come to an end as he will be announcing his college decision on National Signing Day (02/06/2013) at 10 AM E...

Will be at Media Day at the Super Bowl Tomorrow

Greetings and salutations fellow 11dubbers. I'm an Art Director for the NFL's Digital Media department, and will be walking amongst all the players tomorrow for Media Day. I thought I'd alert the 11dub nation since, as we all know, no fewer than 4 former Buckeyes(Larry Grant, Alex Boone,...
28 Jan 2013
by bishop072

A Little Look Back and a Big Look Ahead

It's not very often that a recruiting service reviews and reranks recruits, however eSPIN has gotten some good perspective on themselves with this article.  They also go over the top 2009 players and conclude that more times than not, top players fail in their rankings because of off the fi...
27 Jan 2013
by Aesculus.

Florida State as a B1G candidate

With conference expansion talk percolating again in recent days, I've been revisiting my previous analyses (here and here) of logical Big Ten expansion strategy and potential targets. Let's remember the givens: On-field product isn't everything (but it is nonetheless a piece of t...
25 Jan 2013
by AndyV

Quenton Nelson Update

Here is the latest on the 2014 offensive lineman from Red Bank (NJ) Catholic: The Nelson family spoke with Ed Warinner and Urban Meyer yesterday on the phone. Quenton tries to call Coach Meyer once a week. Because "Q" plays basketball it has been tough to get out for a visit,...

SEC's Downfall Coming Soon!

 The SEC recruiting landscape is changing right before our eyes! Its been well documented that college football is cyclical and as of the last decade or so, we all know what conference has been at the top of it. Right  now we are on the verge of a new college football cycle&...
24 Jan 2013
by cinserious

1990: Nick Saban spurns a young coach; Urban Meyer

I was reading a wikipedia biography of Urban Meyer and saw where in 1990 a young coach Meyer while still the linebacker coach at Illinois State, called Toledo, Ohio head coach, Nick Saban to see if a position was available on his (Saban's) staff. Saban, however, never returne...
22 Jan 2013

What Defines A Hall of Famer?

I've talked to a lot of angry people about the way the NFL HoF is run and the selection process is, and I have this to offer. Cris Carter vs Michael Irvin. A Hall of Fame for a sport doesn't necessarily HAVE to include anyone based on stats. Irvin was blessed to preform with elite coaching...
21 Jan 2013
by Codeezy

A couple of 2014 Offers

Ohio State has recently put out offers to several 2014 prospects. S Erick Smith, DB Kiy Hester, and DE Solomon Thomas. I caught up with DE Lawrence Marshall, who received an offer a couple weeks ago, and TE Nic Weishar, who received an offer last night. Lawrence Marshall is a 2014 DE from Southfiel...
17 Jan 2013
by Derek Young

What the data says about where B1G players call home

This piece in this morning's Buckshots, coupled with this infographic from this morning's Skull Session, got me pondering on the subject of geography and recruiting in Big Ten football. So, as is my habit when I find something that intrigues me, I do some data analysis. Here's what I'...
15 Jan 2013
by AndyV