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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 […]

tBBC Roundtable: Preseason Edition 2.0

Working in conjunction with our podcasts (be sure to subscribe on iTunes!), we’re continuing our series of questions about this coming season to get ready for next week. Here’s the latest edition- remember, if you’ve got questions you’d like our for our band of experts to pontificate on, feel free to leave them in the […]

tBBC Radio Hour: 2011 Football Season Preview Part 3

Eric, Jim and Joe are back with another preseason look at the 2011 Ohio State Buckeyes!  Jim has attended all of the open practices so far this year and has a lot to say about the make-up of the depth chart to date.  In particular we discuss the offensive line – primarily it’s youth and […]

Haters Gonna Hate. Why?

I know that is a very loaded title, but I feel it best suits my current thoughts. I understand the Mark May’s and Desmond Howard’s of the world taking every chance they get to smear the Ohio State University and our transgressions-  they have been waiting for this day for so long.  We have been […]

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 […]

Buckeye Suspension Update: Five Across The Board

This afternoon, the NCAA finished their review of the appeal of the five game suspension for the student athletes at the beginning of the 2011 season. Terelle Pryor, Dan Herron, Devier Posey, Mike Adams, and Solomon Thomas were sanctioned for selling gear and award merchandise in exchange for tatoos and/or money in December 2010; the […]

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 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’ […]

Promises Kept: No Juniors Declare for NFL Draft

Back around Christmastime, when the “Tattoo-gate” situation emerged, one of the issues that most people thought once the suspensions had been deferred to 2011 was “They’ll all go pro and there won’t be any punishments at all”. So great was this concern that Coach Tressel was asked directly about it during his pre-Sugar Bowl press […]

Pop Quiz

Man, I miss Hopper… Saturday is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft, and we’re already seeing a lot of news regarding decisions on the national scene- Luck is staying, AJ Green is going, Ingram insures no Heisman repeat, and LeShoure from Illinois is jumping ship as well. But for Buckeye fans, […]

Despite sanctions, Pryor and other juniors to return in 2011

According to the Columbus Dispatch, despite facing a suspension of up to five games at the beginning of the 2011 season, Terrelle Pryor, Boom Herron, Mike Adams, Devier Posey, and Solomon Thomas will all return to Ohio State for their senior campaigns. As a fan who hopes that Ohio State wins football games, having all five […]

Foundational Thoughts: Player Suspensions

Since this is Festivus, it would be tempting to take time for the airing of grievances, particularly in light of the news that broke today. However, I’m not going to do that.  I’ve got frustrations, and you’ll get a chance to read them, but I wanted to set out some foundational items first. We rarely […]

Why is Pryor playing in the Sugar Bowl?

The stink from this is going to be on the airwaves for months to come. Five Buckeyes selling their championship gear to earn money – albeit to help their parents out – are allowed to play in a big bowl game and serve their suspensions the next year. The argument is going to go something […]

Silver Bullet Points Looks Ahead

No press conference this week, but we do have Tress’ thoughts from after The Game and so forth Buckeye 411 Award Winners- Congrats to the members of the Ohio State team who were honored with All Big Ten accolades by the conference’s coaches. The Buckeyes led the conference with ten winners, including first team Boom […]

Silver Bullet Points Has One Purpose

One day late on this- sorry, I forgot that the TressPress was Monday during The Game week. Buckeye 411 Injury Report-In spite of Terrelle’s “dinged wing” motions in the Iowa Game, there’s nothing to report. Rumors that CB2 will be back, or that Boom has a gimpy wheel were not addressed. Ty Moeller? Still out. […]

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