Rob Harley Is A… Spartan!

Written January 7th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Still Bleeds Scarlet And Gray

It’s not often that we here at tBBC celebrate great things that happen in East Lansing… well, there’s one regular occurrence, and we give major props to graduate work completed there (Eric- what’s taking so long?).

That being said, today we are excited to announce that Coach Dantonio has added even more Buckeye to his staff, as our favorite ESPN personality and Ohio Dominican coach Rob Harley adds green and white to his wardrobe as a member of the Michigan State Spartan football program.

I’m tempted to list this as the first known “Sparty YES!!” moment in the school’s history.

We alluded to this on Christmas, but wanted to hold off until he’d announced it to the rest of the world- and Rob did so Friday evening. Personally, we were really hoping that he’d get the open gig at Penn State, but I’m sure they know what they’re doing (not really).

Rob will be a graduate assistant with Coach Dantonio, and will have his role developed over the coming months. GA, Coach, whatever- he’ll always be a Buckeye, and we’re excited for this opportunity in his life. Heck, he’s got twice the reason to hate That School Up North now.

Best of luck, Rob- We’ll be cheering for you always even if we might want your team to lose on occasion!

Silver Bullet Points Prepares For Harvest

Written October 5th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Quick look at Tuesday’s press conference, Nebraska prep, and other news from the world of college sports:

Grey and headed your way

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 still no further information at this time. Philly Brown is day to day, and may see action against the Cornhuskers. Solomon Thomas will see some action- he’s returning from suspension and from surgery for the broken leg he suffered in the spring. Brewster said after practice that Philly and Michael Bennett both were active this afternoon.
  • Fickell Speaks- On dealing with adversity and suspended players:

Probably we went ahead and went with our three points of wisdom from John Wooden that said: Don’t whine, don’t complain and don’t make excuses. And I think that’s what we have got to be able to do, and it starts from the top down with all of us as coaches.

How many times have we said, we are going to focus on what we have, not what we don’t have and focus on moving forward. So that’s what we have to do. We are not going to make excuses for guys. We are not going to allow them to be down and we are not going to allow them to do that; as coaches we are not going to do that as a team, and we believe everybody will follow suit.

  • Captain, My Captain- Brewster, Sweat, Moeller. Attorneys at Law.
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Silver Bullet Points Locked And Loaded

Written August 31st, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

 

Ready... aim...

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 at full strength, and are part of the lineup for Saturday.
  • Fickell Speaks- The head coach of the Buckeyes held his first presser of the season, and the initial reaction was how different it was than the previous administration- a lot more openness in the Q&A, which went for about half an hour. Missing, though, were the “as so forth”s… it’s up to us to continue the legacy. Great quote from the new boss-

Come Sunday morning, the first thing I do when I come in is I put on the special teams reel and I’m going to put on the fourth quarter. I want to see what your body language is like, your competitive nature is like. I don’t care if you’re a third team, a first team guy. If you’re on special teams, I want to see how you compete. I want to see your body language looks like in the fourth quarter whether you’re up 35 or down 35, whether it’s a tie ball game or not. Those are the things we want to see. Read More

Harley In The Huddle: D-Line Pressure

Written December 3rd, 2010 by Rob Harley

To affect the quarterback you’ve got to do 3 things: contain the QB, have great coverage, and pressure the throw. When you can get pressure with your four down linemen, it makes calling defenses simple.

Harley In The Huddle: Beating Cover 2

Written November 28th, 2010 by Rob Harley

It’s up to the quarterback to get the ball to his playmakers where it hurts the defense the most, to get that done he must go through his pre-play checklist.

tBBC Radio Hour: M*ch*g*n Week

Written November 24th, 2010 by Eric

As the title suggests, it’s M*ch*g*n Week here at the Radio Hour!

Jim joins me again to talk about the Iowa game, along with discussing what we might expect to see during The Game.

And, making his Radio Hour debut, Rob Harley chats with me about Iowa, that school up north, and what this week means to him.

All that and more in this week’s BBC Radio Hour!

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Harley In The Huddle: Inside Zone Blocking

Written November 17th, 2010 by Rob Harley

Ohio State’s running game continues to dominate, thanks to the great work being done by the offensive line.

Execution trumps everything in football, if you dominate the man across from you good things are bound to happen…especially in the run game!

Harley In The Huddle: Beating Cover Two

Written November 8th, 2010 by Rob Harley

Good offenses dissect on the fly and exploit the defense’s weakness for big plays. In cover two it’s the safety and the corner that you have to target.

Against Purdue, the Buckeyes put on a clinic showing the right way to make the defense wrong: