Sports Illustrated: How Tressel Lost Ohio State

Really? That’s your title? After much speculation and rumors, the article that possibly expedited the end of the Ohio State careers of Jim Tressel (and Terrelle Pryor?) went online at Sports Illustrated this evening. In it, author George Dohrmann raps up a six week investigation into Ohio State football and other aspects of life in […]

Spring Game: Players to Watch on Defense

  The Buckeyes have to reload on defense more in 2011 than any year since 2006. If you remember back, the 2006 defense had to replace all time great A.J. Hawk amongst many others. The task was daunting, but players like James Laurinaitis and Malcolm Jenkins quickly emerged as the next great Buckeye defenders. A […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Regular Season Review: Defensive Line

In 2009, the strength the Buckeyes was without a doubt the defensive line. They were talented, they were deep, and they were experienced. Those qualities helped Ohio State  shut down the high powered, high paced Oregon offensive attack in the Rose Bowl. It was a fitting end to a great year for the line. At […]

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 is Better Late Than Never

As promised, updates from Tressel’s press conference and other college football news: Buckeye 411 Injury Report-Homan and Bell will be back for Penn State, as was reported earlier. Evenge is also progressing in his rehab. Speaking of Penn State- Today’s “

Graphic Content: Nathan Williams

Our friend Kevin has a new design template highlighting Buckeye playmakers- Here’s a look at Nathan Williams: He’s covered a ton of players, including smooth Kenny G and the Sandman. Be sure to check it out!

Ohio State Blows Away Ohio U 43-7

The Ohio Bobcats rolled into Columbus today to take on the Buckeyes and hopefully challenge them the same way that they did back in 2008.  The Buckeyes weren’t having any of it as they raced out to a 43-0 lead before giving up a late touchdown in trash time to end the game with the […]

Silver Bullet Points- Locked and Loaded

Quick hits from around the webs: Personnel items for Marshall– Nate Williams out, Chimdi questionable, Hall and Berry returning kicks. This year’s “Is he a Buckeye or an ESPN shill?” debate just got interesting, as #4 picked the Buckeyes over the Sooners in Glendale. Rumors abound regarding Florida State DB Dionte Allen transferring to Ohio […]

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 […]

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… […]

Silver Bullet Points: Big T1e1n Media Days Edition

We’ll be updating this as news rolls out of Chicago today, but wanted to have a place where you can check in on the happenings. Big surprise– Ohio State is picked to win the conference this year, followed by Iowa and Wisconsin. Ditto– Terrelle Pryor picked as Pre-Season Offensive Player of the Year TTUN- Rich […]

Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #20 Bobby Carpenter

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday through May and June, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Starting in July, we will be announcing new additions on Monday and Thursday.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three […]

Spring Learnings: Defensive Line

Color me impressed with the defensive line this spring. After losing five key members of the rotation from last season, including two starters,  it would be natural to assume that the D-Line might not be as good as last years group… at least not right away. Well, that inclination may just be wrong. Is it […]

Where Things Stand: D-Line Going Bowling

I haven’t been able to do a position update in a few weeks due to various school obligations, but fall quarter at OSU wraps up shortly and before too long I will have plenty of free time to contemplate all things scarlet and gray heading into the new year. It seems that some Ohio State […]

Diaries From The Trenches: Defensive End

Out of all of the positions that I have previewed so far, defensive end is definitely the one that I am most excited about. Ohio State is talented, experienced, and unbelievably deep at defensive end this year. This should be the major strength of the defense (and possibly the entire team), and anything less than unrelenting waves […]