Warinner and Hinton are (finally, officially) Buckeyes!

Written January 12th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Today, Ohio States’ full coaching staff was available for interviews, including the newest members of Coach Meyer’s staff, Ed Warinner and Tim Hinton.  These last two, most recently at Notre Dame, have been working with Buckeye recruiting over the past several days, but were only officially introduced and named today- they will also be a part of Coach Meyer’s introduction opportunity at halftime of the Hoosier Basketball game this Saturday.

Coach Hinton is a former Ohio State coach who’s career includes the following (from the press release):

Coach Hinton

Hinton’s 30 seasons of coaching experience includes 16 seasons in the collegiate ranks with positions at Ohio State, Wilmington, Ohio, Cincinnati and Notre Dame, and 14 years as a head coach at three Ohio high schools:  Zane Trace (1987-88); Van Wert (1989) and Harding (1993-2003).

“I have always felt it would be an honor to have an opportunity to coach for and to represent Ohio State,” Hinton said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to work with great people and great coaches at such a wonderful place.”

Coach Hinton will be working with the Tight Ends and Fullbacks- I’m sure Boren and Stoneburner are more than excited.

Coach Warinner doesn’t have previous Ohio connections, instead:

Coach Warinner

Warinner, who is 50, has coached at seven different schools: Akron, Michigan State, Army, Air Force, Kansas, Illinois and Notre Dame. In addition to his nine years in coordinator positions, he has spent 15 of the past 20 seasons coaching the offensive line. He has coached on teams that have won four national rushing titles, and earlier this season Rivals.com named Warinner one of the Top 20 “hottest assistant coaches” in the nation.

“I’ve always strived to coach in positions where I have a lot of responsibility,” Warinner said. “Serving as a coordinator goes beyond just coaching what my guys are doing. It is a thought process of attacking and moving the ball, and strategies and reading plays. There is a big picture as a coordinator that I am into and really enjoy, and it’s a position from where I think I can make a significant contribution to the success of a team.”

Coach Warinner will serve as co-offensive coordinator and work with the offensive line. Read More

What Do You Want to See on Saturday? Akron Edition

Written September 2nd, 2011 by Eric

We’re less than 36 hours from the opener so it’s time to find out what the BBC staff is hoping to see.

And if you got a silly grin on your face reading “less than 36 hours from the opener”, you’ll feel right at home.

Jim

Can Carlos Hyde achieve Jim's goal?

- 400 yards rushing. I channeled my inner “no accountability” national broadcaster in the podcast by predicting 400 yards on the ground, so what the hell, I’d like to see it.

- No sacks. Protecting the new QB on the edge is my number one concern this season. Not giving up a sack against Akron would make me feel a little better about this. It would also mean that the QBs are making smart decisions and not holding onto the ball.

- Defense. After watching the defense in practice, I just want to see them on the field. They are going to be good.

- Carmen Ohio. I want to see the team singing Carmen Ohio in front of the south stands after the game led by Coach Fickell. I won’t be at the stadium, so this one is the least likely of all of the things I’d like to see.

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Jason Winrow returns for another excellent Radio Hour! Jason talks about what he’s hearing regarding the Ohio State offense, in particular which players are beginning to step up into their potential starting roles. Positions of interest include Quarterbacks, Runningbacks and Wide Receivers.

They also spend some time discussing the Ohio State schedule, and give a hat-tip to the Miami (FL) scandal, and how it might effect their game with the Buckeyes.

All this and more on this week’s Radio Hour!

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The Buckeye Battle Cry hits hard and fast with another Preseason Radio Hour! Eric sits down with former Buckeye and BBC contributor Jason Winrow to discuss Ohio State’s Saturday preseason scrimmage. They talk all positions, particularly the offensive line and quarterback, as well as receivers, the corners and the D-line and linebackers.

A special shoutout is given to LS Bryce Haynes, and Winrow gives his thoughts on the current Jersey Scrimmage format, and Ohio State’s coaches.

All this and more on this weekend’s Radio Hour!


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tBBC Radio Hour: 2011 Football Season Preview Part 3

Written August 18th, 2011 by Eric

Third String Left Tackle Erik Kramer

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 in experience behind the starters – along with the shrinking of the QB competition.  Current injuries are also touched on briefly, along with the names who we will likely be seeing out wide to start the season.

The three of us also spend some time discussing recent College Football news, including the recent Yahoo! Sports revelation of the Miami University (FL) scandal, and the recent spat of conference expansion news.

All this and more on this week’s BBC Radio Hour!

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Notes From Practice: Day 2

Written August 9th, 2011 by Jim

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Once again, let’s jump right in.

Offense:

It is still difficult to judge a lot of the offensive skill positions given the circumstances during practice. I explain that line of thought further in an upcoming podcast (so check that out), but I will leave the “he looked good, he looked bad” analysis to other writers.

  • Jaamal Berry spent some time split out wide today during team drills, which  indicates Jordan Hall might not be the only RB used in a hybrid role this season.
  • At the same time, Hall seemed to spend more time with the RBs and less time with the WRs than he did yesterday. Being early in the camp, the coaches are clearly still trying to work out the finer details in their offensive strategy.
  • All of the tight ends (not just Stoneburner) spent time split out wide in certain formations today. Not to be outdone, Stoneburner did spend time lined up all the way to the sideline, which was wider than any of the other TEs went.
  • WR Corey Brown spent time giving one-on one instruction to freshman WR Evan Spencer. Brown appears to be taking on a leadership role among the WRs as one of the more experienced players there.
  • WR Coach Stan Drayton is a very hands on coach. Multiple times he ran onto the field mid-play to encourage a WR to finish a play strong or to get an extra block in. Read More

Silver Bullet Points Is Speedy

Written June 16th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Quick notes for a Thursday:

Buckeyes

  • Incoming freshman Ejuan Price has asked for his release from Ohio State. Even up until signing day, there were people who didn’t know if he’d end up in Columbus, so this may not be all that much of a surprise. It’s assumed that he will end up at Pitt, given that they came on strong late in his recruiting process.
  • Current Buckeye running back Jordan Hall has been moved to Wide Receiver, according to sources within the program.  Again, this makes sense for a couple of reasons- it gives experience and depth to a very young WR corps, it moves him out of a very crowded depth chart at RB and gives him a chance to be in the field, and it works well with Coach Drayton’s experience. If you recall, Coach Drayton was the RB coach at Florida, but worked closely with Gator slot receivers (Percey Harvin in particular) as a part of their spread run packages.
  • Speaking of Florida, one Miami newspaper says that the NCAA will be visiting “The Sunshine, Tourists, and Large Bugs” state to investigate allegations of impropriety with 7-7 tournaments and recruiting. Universities impacted include LSU, Auburn, Tennessee, and (you guessed it) Ohio State.
  • Big Ten Hoops schedules were released today: Ohio State only plays Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota, and Iowa once next year (PSU/PU home, Minn/Iowa away), but gets Nebraska twice. Wheee!
  • Congrats to Jantel Lavender, named Ohio State’s female athlete of the year today. Yesterday, Steven Kehoe was given the same honor for the men.

Best Wishes

  • The Dispatch’s Ken Gordon announced yesterday that he would be transitioning to the “Features” section of the paper, leaving the sports page after 20 years and the Buckeye Beat after seven.  He’ll be missed… Of course, you know what this means.
  • Congratulations to former Buckeye Jon Threebler, who celebrated his wedding today. No, I’m not making a “Shoots and scores” joke.

Stay Tuned

tBBC has some big news tomorrow… very large indeed. (This is only site related… no need to freak out about NCAA stuff)

Silver Bullet Points Gets More Ammunition

Written February 3rd, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Highest Caliber

First glance at NLOID; both in Columbus and elsewheres.

Buckeye 411

  • Stylin’ and Profilin’- Best dressed recruit award goes to Ron Tanner, styling the bow tie and braces.
  • Injury Report- Here’s an argument against playoffs; Terrelle Pryor may be recuperating throughout the spring following his post Sugar Bowl surgery. Methinks it’s time for some Kenny G.
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics- In case you missed it, Ohio State has the highest winning percentage in college football since 1904. On the recruiting front, the Buckeyes signed 23 of the 30 student athletes who made official visits (76.7%). The 2011 class is ranked #7 (ESPN), #10 (Rivals), and #3/4 (Scout).
  • Stylin’ and Profilin’, The Sequel- Best dressed coach award goes to rookie Stan Drayton, who was told by others on the staff that he should wear a tie.  Of course, no one else did.
  • Not All Fun And Games- The two stories of the day may have been the offensive linemen that Ohio State didn’t receive LOI from; Glenville’s Aundrey Walker is headed to USC (more on them later) and Cleveland’s Chris Carter (no relation) was unable to sign due to his incarceration for suspected sexual assault. In an interesting twist, though, a spokesman for Mr. Carter said that he won’t be charged (according to Ken Gordon), and there are reports that he was released without bond; that there wasn’t a strong case, and that charges may not be filed. We’ll keep you posted.
  • Ah, Spring- In addition to the five 2011 Buckeyes already on campus, Akron’s Tommy Brown will be joining the team for practice leading up to the Spring Game.
  • Tressel’s Komedy Klassic- We take this time to defer to one of the newest Buckeyes, Mr. Ryan Shazier

I got four good guys with me helping me stay warm. Wait. Not like that…

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