Spring Game Primer

With spring practice well underway and the spring game quickly approaching, it is time to move from “way too early looks” at each position into some more informed analysis based on practice reports. [Note: I apologize for not getting to the defensive backs in my “way too early looks”.] This offseason has been a tumultuous […]

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 […]

Silver Bullet Points Channels Carl Spackler

Buckeye 411 Injury Report-Christian Bryant’s still in the hospital, but due home today or tomorrow (according to reports). Will be off the field for a long while, most likely the rest of the season. Pittsburgh will be missing action through the Spring, while Bell and Homan may be back after the BYE week. The Donnie […]

Silver Bullet Points Don't Need No Stinking Badges

Buckeye 411 Injury Report- Shugarts foot will continue to be a problem, Stoneburner is still probable, Mike Adams has violent stomach flu. Here’s hoping that it won’t be the strain that went through the Buckeyes last year (no pun intended). Injury Report, the Sequel- When asked, Coach Tressel commented that Terrell Pryor is “ready” to […]

Fall Depth Chart Released

Today is full of all sorts of goodies. First the interactive guide, now the newest depth chart has been released. The biggest surprise is that not only has Andrew Sweat surpassed Etienne Sabino (the front runner in the spring) at strong side linebacker, but Sabino is now listed at middle linebacker. Another big surprise is […]

Jersey Scrimmage Notes

Today’s Ohio State’s jersey scrimmage was won by the offense, but the real news continues to be the development of the team in preparation for the season’s start. T. Wash snagged the only TD of the game on a 25 yard pass from Pryor. Taurian is looking strong thus far, but did have a few […]

The Evolution of Ohio State's Defense

Ohio State’s defense has consistently been one of the best in the country during Tressel’s tenure as head coach. And thank goodness for that.  Field position, solid special teams play, and a suffocating D have crushed opponents and earned Ohio State the W time after time. Even in years when the offensive fire power is… […]

99 days to go! Let the countdown begin!

Alternate title – “I got 99 days, but the Fick ain’t one” Who would have thought that May 26th would be an important day for Buckeye Nation? Well, we anticipated this day for a long time, because today is the day we start our Countdown To Kickoff! There are 99 days until the season begins […]

Looking at the Linebackers: Week 4

And now it is time for the much anticipated return of my look at the various position groups this season. [crowd cheers loudly] Thank you. I wasn’t sure which group I should go back and look at first, or when I should go back and re-evaluate each position, but I figure after three games we […]

Looking at the Linebackers

Hello all, my name is Jim and I love the Buckeyes. First of all, I’d like to thank Jeff for giving me this opportunity to share my love of the Buckeyes in a semi-professional manner with all of you. I hope that you enjoy what I have to say. Very briefly, I was born and […]