Keys to Victory: Indiana

Indiana is not a good football team. They have never been very good so that isn’t much of a surprise, but they appear to be particularly awful this year even by their standards. What does that mean for the Buckeyes? Well, it means that the chances of losing this weekend are very slim, but it […]

Thoughts on a Win for the Ages

Well, that was fun.   While the game winning play is already being compared to some of the all time greats and will undoubtedly be remembered fondly for decades, the immediate impact of this game is also worth getting excited about. Braxton Miller’s numbers weren’t the greatest, but anyone who watched him in action could […]

Football Midseason Report Card

Well Buckeye fans, we are halfway home to the end of the 2011 season. Standing at 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the B1G, this year has been some dizzying highs (winning the Sugar Bowl) and far too many lowest of lows. The real question is where the Ohio State Buckeyes grade out for the first […]

Keys to Victory: Nebraska

Do I think the Buckeyes can win on Saturday night? Yes, I always think the Buckeyes can win. What changes for me is how likely I think that outcome will be. For most games, my level of confidence in a Buckeye victory is very high. This week… not so much. The reason for my extreme […]

Silver Bullet Points Prepares For Harvest

Quick look at Tuesday’s press conference, Nebraska prep, and other news from the world of college sports: Buckeye 411 Injury update- Nathan Williams still out, Verlon Reed has torn his ACL and will be out for the season.  Yesterday, we were also informed that Melvin Fellows had been classified as a medical hardship, but there’s […]

Offense: Not as hard as Jim Bollman makes it look

Here are a list of things that everyone who has played college football on a video game system in the last five years knows about calling plays on offense, but apparently Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman does not. You run the ball to set up the play-action pass. A creative mix of run plays […]

Keys to Victory: Michigan State

    The Colorado game might not have been exactly what the doctor ordered for the Buckeyes, but it went a long way in calming the nerves of an anxious Ohio State fan base heading into the Big Ten season… at least a little bit. The game wasn’t perfect, but you have to admit that […]

Keys to Victory: Colorado

BREAKING NEWS: Coach Luke Fickell has confirmed that freshman Braxton Miller will be the starting QB against Colorado. After last week’s performance, the main key to victory this week will be coming down with a strong case of amnesia. Like a star cornerback who gives up a big completion, the Buckeyes need to move on, […]

Thoughts on a forgettable first loss: Miami (FL)

Raise your hand if you didn’t feel that one coming. My eternal optimism had me hoping and wishing that the Buckeyes could somehow overcome all of the off-season turmoil this fall, but that house of cards came crashing down on Saturday night with a thud. The writing was on the wall all along, and it […]

Keys to Victory: Miami (FL)

  The Buckeyes travel to Coral Gables on Saturday for the first planned test of the season. On the road for the first time, under the lights, against the always talented (but not always disciplined) Hurricanes, the game will certainly be a challenge. For the Buckeyes to come away with a victory, they will need […]

Thoughts on a shaky second win: Toledo

Following a win over Akron that left many giddy with anticipation for the rest of the season, Saturday’s 27-22 victory over Toledo brought expectations crashing back down to earth for Buckeye fans. Are the Buckeyes the juggernauts we saw in week one? Are they the lackluster group we saw in week two? How terrible is […]

Keys to Victory: Toledo

Coming off a solid all-around performance against Akron, Ohio State and its fans have a lot to be optimistic about heading into game two. The Buckeyes established a solid foundation on offense and defense to build from as they work to get better each week. Fans and players can be optimistic, but not overconfident. The […]

Game Day Preview: Akron Zips

(Today we give you the latest from the Akron Zips roster, as we update you on our non-conference preview from a few weeks ago. Here is a more updated look of the Akron Zips. To listen to tBBC Radio Hour previewing the game, click here) As we outlined earlier this off-season, it can’t get worse […]

Scarlet Assassins Reloaded: Quarterbacks

Braxton Miller and Joe Bauserman are listed as co-starters on the Akron depth chart. It has been reported that Joe Bauserman will be on the field for the first snap on offense (which I predicted in January), but clearly both players will have their chance to drive, drive on down the field with the men […]

Silver Bullet Points Locked And Loaded

  It’s finally here… the first SBP of the 2011 season. No more preseason talk, no more countdowns- it’s time to squeeze the trigger. Let’s do this. Buckeye 411 Injury update- Word is that the Buckeyes are healthy, with the exception of Jamaal Berry (nursing a hamstring). Tyler Moeller and Etienne Sabino have been practicing […]

Scarlet Assassins Reloaded: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

  The receivers are one of the least experienced groups on the entire team. The suspension of Devier Posey compounds the issue significantly. As young and inexperienced as they may be (and let me reiterate, they are), they are also extremely talented- as you would expect from any group at Ohio State. It may take […]

Ohio State releases depth chart for Akron

The athletic site released the official depth chart today (along with a lot of other information) for the Akron game this weekend. Check it out by following the link:   Ohio State vs. Akron For our thoughts on the depth chart, make sure to read our coverage of the two-deep. We have already gone over […]

Shock The World!

We have been hearing the fans, players, coaches, etc talking about “Shock The World“.  My question is: What would it take to really do that?? I don’t think a 9-3 or even 10-2 season really meets that criterion.  Everyone knows that we have talent, but we don’t have a lot of proven talent.  John Simon, […]

Scarlet Assassins Reloaded: Offensive Line

  Last week I covered the awesomeness that is the Silver Bullet defense (line, linebackers, and secondary). I strongly believe that the defense alone is good enough to win nine games this season- regardless of what happens on the other side of the ball. Nine wins is good at a lot of schools, but for […]