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Heard Around the ‘Shoe – 8/24/2016

Welcome to your tri-weekly look at all things Ohio State recruiting. Let’s get started! Whoa is Michigan: The past few days have not been kind to the Wolverines.  First they lost a 2018 commitment and Buckeye legacy Leonard Taylor who decided to decommit on Monday.  Taylor has made multiple visits to Ohio State since his […]


10-Star Monday – Grimes and Lindsey commit to Ohio State

The #1 recruiting class in the nation just got a lot better today when newly minted 5-star recruit, Tyjon Lindsey and fellow 5-star receiver Trevon Grimes decided to pick the Ohio State Buckeyes as their college of choice via a video posted to Bleacher Report.  Lindsey picked the Buckeyes over Nebraska, USC, Alabama and 20 other […]

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Heard Around the Shoe – 8/22/2016

Welcome to your tri-weekly look at all things Ohio State recruiting. Let’s get started! Buckeye Target Releases Top 5, OSU Not Included: Last month during Friday Night Lights, the Buckeyes landed a surprise commitment from Brian Snead, a 4-star running back for the class of 2018.  With the depth chart at running back a bit […]


Sunday Morning Coffee: October 26, 1919

The Sunday morning breeze was brisk. A settling of coldness had dropped anchor on the region – hovering just a degree or two above the freezing mark. Quietness had descended in the early morning hours, only a distant rumbling of nature, a whisking wind, or a car not so near, managed to eke any semblance […]

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Heard Around the ‘Shoe – 8/19/2016

Welcome to your tri-weekly look at all things Ohio State recruiting. Let’s get started! Trevon Grimes Has Made His Decision: We learned this morning that Ft. Lauderdale wide receiver Trevon Grimes has let the coaching staff of the school he will be attending know that they have his commitment.  Luke Stampini from 247 spoke to […]

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Making The List: Alice “Lefty” Hohlmeyer

When I started this listing of great Buckeyes, the obvious such as Jesse Owens, Jack Nicklaus, Woody Hayes, Archie Griffin, Jerry Lucas, Herb Williams, and Katie Smith were all guaranteed to be mentioned. Their accomplishments were completely golden and were well beyond the purpose of this weekly briefing of some of the greatest athletes to […]

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The Motivational Power of Larry Johnson

If you follow me on twitter you know that at some point yesterday evening I got up off of my couch and ran through my basement wall. Keep in mind that I am a 48 year old male and not a young college kid that gets to listen to him all day, everyday. There’s been […]

Script Ohio: Buckeyes Set for Long Term Success

Every team tries to recruit to fit the scheme they want to run, but on occasion, you have to make some changes that your coaching staff might not be comfortable with. That’s not the case at Ohio State, as Urban Meyer’s zone read offense is perfect for the Buckeyes as you go down the depth chart. Joe Dexter and Clair Crawford take a closer look at the gameplan that fits the Buckeyes like a glove.
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Looking Back At Ohio State’s 2013 Recruiting Class (Part Two) (This article originally appeared on Back in February 2013, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and his coaching staff were able to sign 24 players in a recruiting class that was ranked second in the country by 247Sports. Of these 24 players, Ohio State only lost three to transfer or dismissal, meaning 21 […]


Ohio State Recruiting – August Update

We are less than three weeks away from kickoff for the Buckeye 2016 football season, but we are also less than a week away from two of the most awaited decisions in college football recruiting for the class of 2017.  The Buckeyes have been recruiting at a level that has been unseen in Columbus or […]

Ohio State Football Training Camp Video

Ohio State has put out their latest training camp video. Many of you know they do an outstanding job putting videos together releasing them to the public. While some coaches are fighting with national media hosts, others are leading their teams to become the best.   Enjoy, we are getting another day closer to […]

Men of the Scarlet and Gray Podcast Big Ten West Discussion

Shannon Sommers and Chip Minnich are joined by Brett Ciancia of Pick Six Previews to discuss the Big Ten West. They start off talking about Purdue Boilermakers and Darrell Hazell’s future in West Lafayette. Moving onto the Illinois Fighting Illinois. They talk about if new head coach Lovie Smith can get them back into a bowl […]

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Heard Around the ‘Shoe – 8/17/2016

Welcome to your tri-weekly look at all things Ohio State recruiting. Let’s get started! Texas LB Sets Decision Date One of the bigger targets left for the class of 2017 might be Texas linebacker Baron Browning.  The Buckeyes have Antjuan Simmons and Branden White already committed at the position, but the Buckeyes are always looking […]

Looking Back At Ohio State’s 2013 Recruiting Class (Part One) (This article originally appeared on On Feb. 6, 2013, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer addressed the media to discuss the recruiting efforts of the Ohio State coaching staff. “Our first year together as a coaching staff last year did not count because that was not a coaching staff. That was a bunch […]

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Heard Around the ‘Shoe – 8/15/2016

Welcome to your tri-weekly look at all things Ohio State recruiting. Let’s get started! Injuries Are No Fun: Currently committed to the Georgia Bulldogs, Richard LeCounte is still being recruited heavily by the Buckeyes to join the 2017 class.  While participating in a scrimmage last Tuesday, he got injured and had to be taken off […]


Instant Analysis: Pridgeon and Slade Injuries

Just a short while ago, Coach Meyer announced the injuries of Malcolm Pridgeon and Darius Slade.  Pridgeon will be out at least three months as he works his way back from a knee injury and Slade will miss the entire season due to an Achilles injury.  While neither guy was expected to start, both injuries […]

during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.

Six Buckeyes Lose Black Stripe

Six Buckeyes received great news yesterday as they had their black stripes removed. As the great Jerry Emig tweeted, four members were from the 2015 class and two were from the 2016 class.  All six members are expected to be number two on the depth chart at their positions or battling for that opportunity.  They […]


Sunday Morning Coffee: October 19, 1919

The young man exited the house at 970 Oak Street at exactly six-thirty in the morning. A chill was in the air – the cloudiness simmered any attempts of the sun’s brightness from unlocking any hopes of a nicer day. The young man buttoned up the brown wool jacket he had just slipped his arms […]


Making The List: Ford Hiroshi Konno

The weather for these next two days here on the East Coast is predicted to be oven-like. 105˚ to 110˚ with what is termed as the heat-factoring is predicted. With all of that in mind and the Olympics now in full-swing – Michael Phelps ruling in the swimming category – certainly no surprise – I […]

No Need For OSU To Feel Defensive About Playing These True Freshmen

On August 7th, Ohio State began their fall camp.  While expectations are always high for Ohio State football, what type of expectations await the true freshmen who will be Buckeyes?  Considering how young Ohio State is across the board, are there any true freshmen who will possibly be able to make an impact? On defense, […]