COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 6:  Dontre Wilson #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs with the ball  against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Ohio Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall Named to Hornung Award Watch List

Two of Ohio State’s most dangerous play makers have been named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List. H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson have been recognized as potential winners of the five-year-old award that honors the most versatile player in the country. Marshall, a sophomore from Middletown Ohio, played in all 15 games last […]


Tom Herman Has Left a Sour Taste in This Buckeye Fan’s Mouth

Over the last few months, I have found myself rooting for Tom Herman as he starts the resurgence of the Houston program. I have always felt that the first Offensive Coordinator in the Urban Meyer era had a bright future. His dynamic offensive packages drove opposing defenses crazy during his tenure at Ohio State. Things […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 06:  Joey Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes tackles Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the first half of the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

BSR Season Preview: The Ohio State Defensive Line

The Ohio State defensive line was star studded by the end of the 2014 season. Everyone knows about star Joey Bosa and how he has affected Big Ten defenses over the last few years. We also know about the young depth up front that could be the catalyst to get the Buckeye defense to another […]

during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

BSR Season Preview: Ohio State Linebackers

One of the least talked about positions heading into the 2015 season is Ohio State’s depth and talent at the linebacker position. Maybe it’s because the likes of Joey Bosa returning up front, as he is considered by many to be the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Maybe it’s because the group led […]

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 25:  Taylor Decker #68 of the Ohio State Buckeyes blocks during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 25, 2014 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


A recent report listed 2015’s best rated Offensive Lines for College Football. At # 1 was Georgia who has 4 returners from their 2014 season. Coming in at # 2 was Michigan State – also having 4 returning starters from last year. #3 is Texas Tech – 4 returning starters as well. At # 4 […]

COLUMBUS, OH - APRIL 18:  Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Braxton Miller #5 of the Ohio State Buckeyes watch alongside Head Coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes as Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes Gray team against the Scarlet team at Ohio Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Who is Ohio State’s Quarterback? It doesn’t matter

One of the most-debated topics during the college football off-season is the quarterback situation at Ohio State. Who’s it going to be? Will two-time B1G Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller regain his starting position after recovering from shoulder surgery? Will last year’s starter, J.T. Barrett, return under center after a breakout season that […]

Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes checks out the scoreboard during action against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 19, 2005.  Ohio State won 25-21. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)

BSR: Thoughts On Jim Tressel into the Hall of Fame

Timing is everything. That’s the first thing that came to my mind when Ohio State announced earlier this month that Jim Tressel would be inducted into the Varsity O Hall of Fame during the season. Forget the fact that enshrining him masks the fact that other football greats like Joey Galloway and Tim Anderson will […]

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Blake Sims #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide gets tackled by Adolphus Washington #92 of the Ohio State Buckeyes  during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

BSR Season Preview: Season Leadership

During the off-season, most fan bases spend their time discussing the question marks that surround their football program and how certain up and coming talent should rise to the occasion under the coaching staff. Hopes and dreams suddenly turn into reality when the season starts, because the solutions to on the field problems fall short […]


College Football: Some Preseason Picks

No, this has nothing to do with preseason Top 20’s nor preseason All-This or All-That team selection. This is a look at some of the Golden Nugget’s preseason Games of The Year. They have “selected” several games each week for the upcoming season. I’ll pick out one or two per week and offer a brief comment or […]


Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, Thanks For Making PJ’s Point

Welcome to this week’s  edition of Weekend Wonderings. Here we are, well into June, facing a big weekend; Sunday is Father’s Day and the 1st day of Summer! We’ll get into the James, this week in WWI and some readers confirming PJ’s conclusions.  For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage […]


OSU Football Position Battles: Defensive End

One of my least favorite things in the world is speculation. In most cases it leads to negativity between fans and can, in the end, divide a house when it comes to football. I thought it would be interesting to sit down and present my opinions on a few of the position battles we will […]

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 27: A Penn State Nittany Lions fan dressed up as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's statue poses to other fans in the crowd during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium on October 27, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Ohio State Buckeyes won, 35-23. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A View from C-Deck: My Hatred for Penn State

As I was driving around the mean streets of Cleveland on Monday, I thought to myself, wow, I’m actually having a great Monday. I decided to turn on my favorite XM radio show, College Football with Jack Arute and Gino Teretta. The first few segments were great as usual and was getting me more more […]

in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Why Ezekiel Elliott Will Be #8

The 2015 football season for The Ohio State University holds remarkable promise. Returning starters from the Championship team is an unbelievable 13 – including the entire offensive line. They have been baptized as the preseason favorites – ranked # 1. Columbus, undoubtedly, has substantial reason to believe that a repeat will begin with the first […]


Wednesday Night Rumble: QB’s and guests!

It’s been a long time, we shouldn’t have left you (without a dope beat to step to, at least). It feels good to get back on the blog train and give you guys some things that are running through my head. I enlisted the one and only Mr. Patrick Jones for a discussion about our […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 22:  Jalin Marshall #17 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scores on a six-yard touchdown pass reception in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Marshall scored four touchdowns in the second half to pace Ohio State to a 42-27 victory over Indiana.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

BSR Season Preview: The Evolution of the Ohio State H-Back

It’s the fastest evolving position in the Ohio State program. Urban Meyer has continued to develop the H-Back position over the years. At Florida, college football experts though he mastered it with the likes of Percy Harvin. Now, as his highly touted recruits at Ohio State make their way to Columbus, it’s quite clear that […]