tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 58

Written July 4th, 2013 by Ken

Big, big play Mr. Rolle

Today, we acknowledge  Ohio State’s 31-27 win over Navy in 2009. Here at tBBC, we never celebrate wins over service academies, merely acknowledge the fact. I’m sure we make up for it with our victory galas over TTUN, however.

The Buckeyes hosted Navy in the season opener, and things went pretty much as expected. For the 1st half, with OSU ahead 20-7. However, the Middies scored two 4th quarter TD’s to pull within 2 points, 29-27 with 2:23 left in the game. Then this happened.

Ohio State received the ensuing kickoff and ran the final time off the game. Talk about emotionally exhausted, wow. This, as the score indicates, was a closely played game. The only difference of note I think was Navy’s 3 turnovers to Ohio State’s 1 turnover. One of these drive-killers was a Navy turnover in he 2nd period after the Middies got inside the OSU 45 yard line. Whew.

Silver Bullet Points Lawyers Up

Written June 2nd, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Opposite of Shakespeare

Here are your updates from Thursday-

Legally Speaking*

Responses from Youngstown

Other Buckeyes In The News

Silver Bullet Points Wishes It Were A SEAL

Written May 4th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit

Lots of things to catch up on… Some of this has been around for a bit, but we’re not all edgy and trendy and stuff.

The Story Of The Week

Although it’s not really sports related, the capture/death of Osama Bin Laden did have some ripples throughout Buckeye nation and the sports world, particularly on the twitterverse:

  • New Buckeyes Jeff Heuerman and Joel Hale didn’t have to wait for Michigan Week to christen Mirror Lake with their awesomeness- they joined thousands of other Ohio State students in making the moment one to remember (especially since there’s video of it)

Draft Update

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Regular Season Review: Linebackers

Written December 6th, 2010 by Jim

Strong linebacker play has been a trademark of Ohio State football for decades. While another school may have been given the title ‘Linebacker U’, few teams have matched the consistent excellence Buckeyes have brought to the position.

At the start of the season, Ohio State had two sure things at linebacker in Ross Homan and Brian Rolle, and one pretty big question mark on the strong side. Given recent history at the position and the talent waiting in the wings, however, there was little question that the Buckeyes would successfully fill the void.

Determining exactly who would fill that void was one of the more interesting stories of the off season. Etienne Sabino appeared to have the spot locked up following the spring, but Andrew Sweat returned from injury in the fall and quickly passed Sabino on the depth chart.

In a surprise move by the coaches, Sabino went from the presumed starter to taking a redshirt year. Saving Sabino’s eligibility will benefit depth in the future, but made him a non-factor for the 2010 season.

Even with Sabino out of the picture, Ohio State still had plenty of talent and depth in 2010. Here’s a look at how the Buckeye linebackers performed this season. Read More

Silver Bullet Points Looks Ahead

Written November 30th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Scoping it out...

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 Herron, Mike Adams, Dane Sanzenbacher, Cam Heyward, Brian Rolle, Ross Homan, Chimdi Chekwa, and Jermale Hines. Second Team honors went to Justin Boren and Mike Brewster, with Honorable Mention given to Barclay, Pryor, Posey and Simon.
  • Tress Talk- On Michigan

Michigan is among the elite programs and will be and their record will reflect that in the course of time but, you know, we all have our ups and downs in a period and so forth and it’s highly competitive. It’s going to become more competitive because we’re adding Nebraska. The world changed when we added Penn State. The world changes even more when we add Nebraska. The world changed when Dano (Dantonio) went over to Michigan State. There’s constantly changes, but Michigan will be back, we don’t have to worry about that.

  • Game Award Winners – Terrelle Pryor was the Offensive Player of the Week, and former Wolverine Justin Boren earned Lineman of the Week honors. Jermale Hines won Defensive POTW, while Nathan Williams was the Attack Force POTW. Jordan Hall was singled out for his efforts on Special Teams, and Hines won the Tatum award for big hit (personally, I would have gone with Berry’s block on the KO return, but what do I know?)
  • Not All Better, But A Start- Since Earle Bruce was fired, the Buckeyes are now 11-11-1 in The Game. You read that right, Tressel has now overcome the hole Coop dug for us. Here’s to seven more.
  • Award Winners Continued- TP2 was only honorable mention, something that obviously did not meet his expectations.
  • Tress Talk, The Sequel- Looking back at the season-

REPORTER: Jim, obviously you talk all the time about you want to get better over the course of a year. To be 11-1, where do you feel like this team is in achieving this goal and just how good of a team do you think you are at 11-1 at the end of the season?

COACH TRESSEL: Not good enough to be the outright Big Ten champions and automatic bid to the Rose Bowl and all those things that you shoot for, but we’re pretty fair, and I believe we’re a top ten football team and probably going to get to play a top ten football team and see if we’re allowed to stay in the top ten is what I would guess, but I think it goes beyond that.

Sometimes the ball bounces funny and you end up undefeated or you end up losing however many, and our guys just kept working and whatever came their way, they handled it and pressed on and handled adversity and handled success as it came. They need a little break and they need to take a deep breath and then they need to think about playing against one of the top teams in the nation wherever we play, whoever it is. We’ve had — really we’ve had 13 games in 2010. We played a pretty good Oregon team on the first day of the year, so it’s been a lot of fun.

  • Bowling For… Signs point to a Sugar Bowl match up against either South Carolina (again!) or Arkansas (for the first time). We’ll keep you up to date on the details when things are announced on Saturday, but will offer this travel advice: When in N’awlins, 1) 11W speaks truth, 2) this guy does not.
  • Let There Be Lights-Kicking and screaming, the Horseshoe is being dragged into the modern age.  Plus: Late night games equals more “socializing”. Minus: You know this has everything to do with television revenue…
  • Tressel’s Komedy Klassic- Again, presented without commentary or context

But who cares what I think. See ya

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Silver Bullet Points Has One Purpose

Written November 23rd, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

No such thing as overkill. Not this week.

One day late on this- sorry, I forgot that the TressPress was Monday during The Game week.

Buckeye 411

  • Injury Report-In spite of Terrelle’s “dinged wing” motions in the Iowa Game, there’s nothing to report. Rumors that CB2 will be back, or that Boom has a gimpy wheel were not addressed. Ty Moeller? Still out. Dang it.
  • Tress Talk- On The Game

Well, don’t have to tell you what week this is. It’s exciting and there’s nothing like it. You can feel the energy in our building and amongst our kids and coaches and fans and all the rest and on the campus, and we’re looking forward to it.We’re looking forward to the fact that we’re honoring that 1942 team, which one could argue that that’s when a great part of our tradition began in Ohio State football, and not to mention the fact that what those men did once the season was over, they went and served in the ultimate way, and we even lost a couple members of that team in the war, so you put all those things together, I don’t know if you could make the Ohio State/Michigan game any more special, but I think when you mention that football team and what they mean to our program and what they meant to our country, it just adds a little bit more.

These 24 seniors are great kids. They’ve done everything we’ve asked. They’ve been a part of some good football teams and they’re trying to lead this team into being a good football team and they know they only have one more chance back in Ohio Stadium. And I know they’re anxious and nervous and have a lot of emotions going through them right now. It goes fast and there’s about half of them that have been here five years and the other half four, and they’ll all tell you, I’m sure, that it’s been a blur and it’s been wonderful, and they’re going to savor every moment of this week.

You know, I think all of the things that are real, are real, but the things that are most important is what you have to focus on and the execution in a game that you’re so excited about is the focus. The Ohio State /Michigan game is the focus, and then there are tons of by-products for everybody, but the single most one everyone knows that’s ever coached or played at Ohio State is that you’re defined by your Ohio State /Michigan games. Certainly they’re on their way to winning championships or not winning championships or going to BCS bowl games or not going to BCS bowl games, but they have a — the Ohio State /Michigan game has a compartment of its own that is what you need to be most aware of, in my opinion.

  • Award Winners- Rolle was the Big Ten defensive Player of the Week; his coach Luke Fickell as been awarded the Assistant coach of the year by the AFCA.
  • Getting Personnel- Fragel-Rock OR Stoney at TE this week. Either way, it’s gonna’ be an avalanche.
  • Award Winners, Continued- TP2 was the offensive player of the week, and Rolle was the defensive POTW. Barclay won the award for the special teams, and Mike Adams was the lineman of the week. The Attack Force award went to John “The Sandman” Simon and Jermale Hines won the Tatum award. Scout Teams POTS: Rod Smith (offense), Darryl Baldwin (defense), and Julian Vann (special teams).
  • Tress Talk, The Sequel- Does this make him Starsky or Hutch?

“A lot of times when those two are yelling at each other, I’m not sure, but that’s the love/hate,” Tressel said. “There’s got to be a good guy and a bad guy. I’m usually the good guy, and (Siciliano) is the bad guy. That’s the way I designed it. He knew that when I hired him.

“And I told that to Terrelle when I hired (Siciliano). I said, ‘Hey, this guy is going to be on your fanny constantly. If you have 6 inches wrong on a step, if your hip’s not just right, he is going to be all over you. So get ready for it.’”

  • Tressel’s Komedy Klassic- Again, presented without commentary or context

It will be good turkey.

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Silver Bullet Points is Better Late Than Never

Written November 4th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

Juuuussst a bit outside

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 “Good Tweet” announces that Dustin Fox will be the honorary captain when the Lions come to Columbus next Saturday.
  • Injury Report, cont.- As was speculated across the webs and in this week’s tBBC Radio Hour, Jake Stoneburner is not yet 100%, but will be closer after the bye.
  • I Found My Quarterback In San Francisco- Coach Tressel today spoke about Troy Smith’s game with the 49ers, and mentioned that Coach Mike Singletary contacted him while he was weighing whether to start Troy or David Carr.
  • Award Winners- We updated this on Tuesday, but here are the honors for the Minnesota game: OPOTW-’Boom’ Herron, DPOTW- Brian Rolle, LB, Attack Force-Nathan Williams, Lineman Award- Justin Boren, Special Teams- Jonathan Newsome, Tatum Award- Storm Klein, Scout Team- Verlon Reed; Stewart Smith; Dionte Allen

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Buckeyes thrash Minnesota 52-10

Written October 30th, 2010 by Eric

The Golden Gophers, coming off their 7th straight loss of the season, ran into the #11 Buckeyes in the Twin Cities.  Ohio State started slow, but eventually put the clamps down and killed the Gophers 52-10.  The Buckeyes found success with a balanced attack, with Pryor throwing 18-22 for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns and Dan Herron carrying the ball 17 times for 114 yards and a touchdown.  Herron’s 100 yard game was the first since Saine’s against Marshall during the season opener.

All Night Long. Photo courtesy Columbus Dispatch

The Buckeyes came out of the gate passing the football.  The strategy was exactly the opposite to the previous game when they started out with 5 straight Herron runs.  Pryor found some open receivers downfield against the Minnesota secondary early on but wasn’t able to connect on a couple of his passes.  Intermixed with the passing game were a few runs to Herron that gained a few yards.  The Buckeyes eventually got the ball down to the 3 yard line and took two Boom runs and a Pryor quarterback keeper for the touchdown.

The balanced offensive attack almost seemed like a first first the Buckeyes this season.  Ohio State traditionally would attack in the first drive with either a vast majority of passes or a vast majority (or all runs).  The change was clearly another step in the development of this offense after the Wisconsin loss.

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