No Matter The Winner Of Rutgers/OSU, Scarlet Will Reign In The Horseshoe 56-17 in 2014. 49-7 in 2015. Both Ohio State victories over Rutgers. Both by at least 39 points. The Las Vegas oddsmakers certainly remember those victories, as the Buckeyes have been installed as 38.5 point favorites over the visiting Scarlet Knights. Want to know who else remembers those victories? Former Ohio State assistant coach […]

After The First Quarter Of 2016, Where Does Ohio State Stand? Three games into the 2016 college football season, and even though the bye week seems to have arrived early for the Ohio State Buckeyes, the first quarter has come and gone.  Only nine regular season games remain in the season, with the Buckeyes in the conversation as a possible College Football Playoff participant. As […]

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Ohio State

View From the Fan – Bye Week Edition

This article originally appeared at Thoughts on Last Week Much like Urban Meyer, I was concerned about how this young team would respond to a hostile road environment at Oklahoma. I was nervous all day – the delayed kickoff didn’t help – but once the ball was in the air, and the Buckeyes put up a […]

Are You Not Entertained? Oklahoma

That was fun, no? The Buckeyes are heading into their idle week on a high, after going into Norman, Okla., and punching the Sooners in the mouth over in over again. All night. Every Buckeye fan wanted a win. Some of us wanted more. Are we happy today? Read on and find out, starting with […]

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Buckeyes Get Major Test ‘Sooner’ In Week 3 Of 2016 Season Ohio State travels to Norman, Oklahoma, in a game widely anticipated throughout college football.  The contract for this series was signed back in January 2008, when the majority of these players were still in grade school, and Jim Tressel was patrolling the sidelines for Ohio State.  Oklahoma has been fortunate to have the same […]

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What Do You Want To See? Oklahoma

It’s the game we have been waiting for since OSU’s schedule came out. Ohio State at Oklahoma. Should be a fun one. Early on, “experts” were predicting a Sooner romp. Not so sure now. I want to see a good effort by OSU, win or lose. But what else do I and the rest of […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03:  Alabama Crimson Tide fans celebrate after Alabama scores a touchdown against the USC Trojans in the third quarter during the AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Beyond Buckeye Lines: Roll the Tide blindness

Beyond Buckeye Lines is a weekly look at Ohio State and college football. Each week, I spend time with someone who has their rooting interest in a program not named THE Ohio State University. We talk about the current state of college football, their perspective of Ohio State, some predictions, and any other news stories surrounding […]

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 3:  Demario McCall #30 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff arms Cameron Jefferies #18 of the Bowling Green Falcons while carrying the ball during the fourth quarter on September 3, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Bowling Green 77-10. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Opinion: Knock on wood, The Buckeye Offense is back

I hesitate writing this because I’m afraid of giving Ohio State the ESPN Mike Greenberg Kiss of Death. But after watching the Buckeyes 77-10 thwacking of Bowling Green Saturday, I can’t help but think the offense we expected to see all of last year has finally arrived. Bigger and better. For all the issues OSU […]


View From the Fan: Bowling Green

(This article originally appeared at subscriber Ben van Ooyen’s weekly column “View From The Fan” begins with a preview of Ohio State’s matchup with Bowling Green. It’s that time of year again – when Ohio State football takes the field, and millions of fans across the world tune in to watch the Buckeyes […]


BG Falcons Fly Back To Ohio Stadium For First Time Since 2006 The 2016 season is finally here.  All of the prognostication within the various football preview magazines will be laid to the side.  College football returns in all its glory and splendor in Ohio Stadium at 12pm EST, televised by The Big Ten Network, with Bowling Green taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes. September 3rd […]


Mike Weber Named Starter, Burrows Out For Season

Coming out of the final practice of the fall before their match up for Bowling Green, Urban Meyer clarified one of the OR’s on the depth chart today.  Mike Weber, the redshirt freshman from Michigan, was told today that he would be the starting running back Saturday in the Horseshoe. Weber will take over for […]

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Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin’: Pre-Season Edition

There hasn’t been a lot happening that could motivate me to go to town like I usually do in this weekly article. First let me say that it’s great being back with the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly that is Ohio State football. Of course I let the gang get involved and they have […]

Looking Back At Ohio State’s 2013 Recruiting Class (Part Three) (This article originally appeared on Upon his arrival at Ohio State, head coach Urban Meyer’s initial recruiting class in 2012 consisted of 25 players. While Meyer had high hopes for his initial crop of Buckeyes, he also was far from satisfied. He described that 2012 class as “pretty strong, but I wouldn’t consider […]


Ohio State Recruiting – August Update

We are less than three weeks away from kickoff for the Buckeye 2016 football season, but we are also less than a week away from two of the most awaited decisions in college football recruiting for the class of 2017.  The Buckeyes have been recruiting at a level that has been unseen in Columbus or […]

Looking Back At Ohio State’s 2013 Recruiting Class (Part One) (This article originally appeared on On Feb. 6, 2013, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer addressed the media to discuss the recruiting efforts of the Ohio State coaching staff. “Our first year together as a coaching staff last year did not count because that was not a coaching staff. That was a bunch […]


Dylan Thompson ruled ineligible for 2016

The Buckeyes’ defensive line took a hit today when Urban Meyer ruled redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Dylan Thompson academically ineligible at Big Ten Media Days, per Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod. Thompson sat out the 2014 season with a knee injury and red-shirted last year. Since Joey Bosa and Adolphus Washington left early to the NFL […]


2016 Friday Night Lights Preview

Friday Night Lights has become an annual staple since Urban Meyer came to Columbus, and the Buckeyes will once again host a slew of top talent from across the nation at the Horseshoe tonight. Let’s take a look at who will be there and if we can expect any commitments out of the group. Tate […]


A Way Too Early Look at Ohio States 2018 Offensive Recruiting Board

We are still a year and a half away from national signing day for 2018, but it’s exciting to see what kind of talent the Buckeyes have to look forward to in a couple years. Unlike this year – only five seniors will leave after next season. Ohio State stands to lose over 20 players to […]