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. […]

Silver Bullet Points Does Triage

Buckeye 411 Injury Report- Ross Homan’s injury will mean that he’s out for a couple of weeks, Dorian Bell is recovering from a concussion that he got against Indiana. Storm Klein was not 100% last week, but is expected to be ready for Purdue. Orhian Johnson should also be ready to go. Shugarts’ foot still […]

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 […]

Silver Bullet Points- Post Mascot Mayhem

Notes and commentary from around the globe, as long as your globe revolves around college football. Buckeye 411 Injury Report- The Donnie is out. We’ve got OHD on suicide watch, but Coach Tressel says that he’ll only be out for a number of weeks, so there’s hope we’ll see him by the time we get […]

Does it really matter who starts at LT?

Everyone will be (and has been) focusing on the battle at left tackle this fall camp between Mike Adams and Andrew Miller, and for good reason. Ohio State has been searching for an answer at LT for two seasons, and inconsistency at the position has been an issue for longer than that. With four returning […]

Silver Bullet Points: Cloud of Dust Edition

Hmmm… I wonder if Woody was onto something heroic? News and notes from today’s open practice: Three Yards… And Then Some- Good news coming out of the backfield today; Boom is continuing to run with purpose and “leveling off” in ways that would make Coach Hayes proud. Berry is showing flashes of his ability and […]

Fall Practice Rundown

Fall camp always seems to produce the juiciest news of the year and this year has been no different.  For the next couple weeks I will be scouring the Buckeye-sphere for all the interesting tidbits to share. So far there has been almost nothing but good news coming out of the WHAC.  Obviously the loss […]

Spring Learnings: Offensive Line

As I mentioned previously, the spring game is not a preview of the upcoming season. However, you can learn some things from it. Here are a few things that I learned about the offensive line. Mike Adams will be the left tackle this year. If the spring depth chart missing any indication of competition between […]

Where Things Stand: Duck Hunting

In my last update I briefly looked at the defensive line. To summarize, they are really good. As it turns out, Oregon’s rushing attack is pretty good as well, which is going to make the battle between Oregon’s offense vs. Ohio State’s defense a hot topic in the weeks to come. Well, I made a […]

Offensive Line: Week Five Update

It is that time again, time to go back and look at the offensive line. Hoorah! At the beginning of the year the offensive line was a serious question mark for this team, particularly the offensive tackles. Now, heading into our week 5 match up against the mighty Hoosiers, it is safe to say that […]