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Football Report: Winter Conditioning

This morning I was fortunate enough to sit in on a 6 AM winter conditioning session held by the Ohio State football team. It was a shirt and shorts affair with plenty of running and various other drills deviously put together by strength and conditioning coordinator Eric Lichter. Since there were no actual football drills […]

Way Too Early Look: 2011 Linebackers

The Buckeyes lose two starters at linebacker in 2011, Brian Rolle in the middle and Ross Homan on the weak side. The situation is remarkably similar to 2009, when Ohio State lost James Laurinaitis in the middle and Marcus Freeman on the weak side. Fortunately, the duo of Rolle and Homan proved more than capable […]

Way Too Early Look: 2011 Defensive Line

Ohio State has been spoiled by some outstanding play in the defensive trenches recently. Whether you look at the incredible depth and experience of the 2009 group or the individual performance of Cameron Heyward and Dexter Larimore in 2010, the defensive line has been one of the primary sources of success for Buckeyes. Needless to […]

Way Too Early Look: 2011 TEs and FBs

Tight ends and fullbacks are two positions on a football team that are often under appreciated, if not downright forgotten (guilty). However, they can be the glue that holds a successful offense together. Whether it be adding a little extra muscle in the run game or providing an outlet pass for the quarterback, tight ends […]

Way Too Early Look: 2011 Offensive Line

As the saying goes, games are won in the trenches. Cliche or not, a dominating offensive line can take a team to the next level. See: Wisconsin. With three senior returning starters to anchor the line, Ohio State has the makings of domination in 2011. Unfortunately, we haven’t reached the point in these ‘way too early’ […]

Breaking: Sam Longo to transfer

According to Doug Lesmerises of the Plain Dealer, second year offensive lineman Sam Longo has asked for and been granted a release from Ohio State. Longo redshirted in 2009 and never really made a splash in 2010 in extremely limited action. With so many incoming offensive lineman in the 2011 class, he may have seen […]

Breaking: Vaughters re-confirms commitment to Stanford

Georgia linebacker James Vaughters has re-confirmed his commitment to Stanford($) after briefly re-opening his recruitment when Harbaugh left for the NFL. Vaughters to Ohio State was always a long shot, but a scheduled official to Columbus left a glimmer of hope for the Buckeyes. Now that visit is cancelled following his re-commitment and the glimmer […]

Way Too Early Look: 2011 Running Backs

The Buckeyes will be breaking in a new QB for the first five games in 2011. With a new QB throwing to an extremely inexperienced group of receivers, the running backs will be the focal point of the offense and Tressel will rely heavily on them to win games in September. With the suspension of returning […]

Recruiting Update: 2011 Finale

With the recent commitment of Doran Grant, the 2011 recruiting class is close to being finished… two or three additional players close. It is safe to assume that Aundrey Walker will be one of those players. Yes,  it appears that Walker has safely navigated through the treacherous Glenville academic waters and will do the usual […]

The Sugar Bowl was sweet, but what about next year?

This is going to be a post basking in the after glow of a Sugar Bowl victory for the ages, and bask I shall. However, I would also like to take a quick glance towards next season. I don’t know what it is about a bowl victory, but it immediately causes me to say “and […]

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