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Silver Bullet Points Thinks Pink

Initially, this week was supposed to be “POPS”- Pink Out Penn State for Breast Cancer Awareness.  While we’ve not heard anything more about that since things changed in Happy Valley, we’re more than glad to give our support. You know… given the circumstances. Buckeye 411 Walking Wounded- It seems as if the injuries are piling […]

Are you not Entertained? Illinois

The Buckeyes managed to put together a decent 17-7 win on the strength of some great defensive play, and some solid running from the offense. Seriously, who needs a passing game? It’s not like anyone really asked for it anyway. Mali: Lower The Boom. I don’t think the balance was quite right, but you simply […]

What do you Want to see on Saturday? Illinois Edition

The Buckeyes travel to Urbana-Champaign this weekend to take on the undefeated Fighting Zookers Illini.  What do the guys here at the BBC want to see this weekend? Mali: Lower The Boom. I don’t know if it means special teams or in the backfield, but Daniel Herron has waited long enough. The challenge will be […]

Silver Bullets Reloaded: Defensive Line

  After learning that I have viewed open practices and the jersey scrimmage, many people ask me what I think about the Buckeyes . Well, being that I write for this website, I thought I would take all of the thoughts that I share with various people and put them down for all of our […]

Things To Get Excited About – Opening Kickoff is on the Way

  It has been a long and arduous off season for Buckeye Nation. The anticipation and anxiety surrounding the August 12th NCAA hearings alone are enough to put someone on edge. How severely will the NCAA ultimately punish Ohio State for its transgressions? We can only speculate and hope for the best. Next up was […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Youth Movement in the Trenches

There are a lot of things to get excited about for the upcoming season. Returning starters, award candidates, dominating lineman, dynamic receivers,  depth at running back, hard hitting linebackers, the most experienced offensive line in years… take your pick. Whatever you want to talk about in the last days before kickoff, there is probably something […]

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