Silver Bullet Points Elevates

Written May 28th, 2014 by MaliBuckeye
Morning Glory

Morning Glory

It’s Wednesday, so you totally should be sobered up from your Memorial Day celebrations.  While many of y’all were enjoying your Saturday slumber, your humble correspondent was up planting flags before the sun arose… certainly better than the usual Los Angeles morning. Well, what do you think was going through my head on the trail? What do you think I saw?

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Something’s Got To Change

Written February 20th, 2014 by Jeff

Over the weekend, we had another incident. No, not with a Buckeye, but with our culture itself.

If you haven’t heard or seen the reports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested and charged with domestic assault of his fiance, Janay Palmer.  Palmer was also arrested for the altercation and reports are still emerging, but it appears to be a violent episode.  There’s footage of Rice trying to drag her unconscious body from the elevator (presumably to the couple’s room).

There’s no argument to be made here that this type of violence is unique to athletes, but the most highly-publicized cases of it seem to come from sports figures.  It should go without saying that something needs to be done to stem the tide.

Over the summer, Ohio State fans were witness to a series of events that threatened to shake up the Buckeyes’ roster when top running back Carlos Hyde was accused of assaulting a woman at a bar.  Video footage supported the accusation of assault, but also laid the groundwork for a legal defense for Hyde (i.e. it appeared as if the female in question may have struck him first).

Let’s get this clear right away – there may be a legal defense that will prevent a conviction, but there is no excuse for assaulting a woman.  None.

Hyde was never charged for his actions that evening, but Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer took a stand.  Hyde was suspended for three games (and sat for most of the fourth game, tallying only five carries).

2013 was supposed to be Hyde’s big year, a potential Heisman ballot and a first-round draft pick were on the line.  Missing 1/4 of the season ended those hopes, and Hyde showed remorse following the Northwestern game (week 6). Read More

Is There a Draft in Here..?

Written May 2nd, 2013 by Ken

Been welcoming QB’s with open arms since 2010

.. not so much, but I’ve a few thoughts on this year’s NFL Draft and, to me, the relative paucity of Buckeyes chosen. The pre-draft chatter regarding Buckeyes indicated that there likely were not many going to be drafted and those who were, not going very high. Let’s start with the draftees.

Who Got Drafted?

This section won’t take too long to cover, since there were only three Bucks drafted.

Jonathan Hankins New York Giants 2nd round

A good pick for the Giants. They need help in defending the run, and Big Hank should provide it. You can be sure that Coach Tom Coughlin will demand high effort from Hank. A year under Urban may help with this transition.

 John Simon Baltimore Ravens 4th round

The Ravens need help at LB, so Simon should get a legitimate opportunity to make the team and see playing time. I see this as a good match between a hard-nosed player and a hard-nosed organization.

Reid Fragel Cincinnati Bengals 7th round

I was hoping to see Fragel go higher, but glad that the Bengals took a flyer on Reid’s potential. I’m going to be interested to see his development. [Note to opposing coaches: when Bengals are in goal-line situation and Fragel checks in as eligible receiver, you need to pay attention to him.

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Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #12 Mike Nugent

Written July 22nd, 2010 by Jim

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday and Thursday, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three days later, the 2010 season officially begins.  To view the previous entries in our Top 25, click here.

Mike Nugent (2001-2004)

If there has ever been a placekicker more beloved by a fan base than Mike Nugent during his years at Ohio State, I would like to see it. And for good reason, Nugent was the savior of an offense that was at times stagnant during the early years of the decade.

Nugent and Andy Groom formed the best kicking duo in the country in 2002 and were the fuel that made the dominating brand of Tressel Ball v.2002 go, a style that ultimately led to a championship.

In 2003 Nugent teamed up with All-American punter B.J. Sander to once again form one of the best kicking duos in the country and the glory days of Tressel Ball continued.

While 2002 and 2003 were great years for Mike Nugent and the special teams in general, 2004 was Nugent’s crowning achievement at Ohio State. Read More

Top 25 Buckeyes of the Decade: #13 Craig Krenzel

Written July 19th, 2010 by Jim

The Buckeye Battle Cry will be counting down the Top 25 players of the past decade all spring/summer.  Every Monday and Thursday, Jim will be announcing a new player.  Our #1 player will be presented on Monday, August 30th.  Three days later, the 2010 season officially begins.  To view the previous entries in our Top 25, click here.

Craig Krenzel (2002-2003)

Craig Krenzel is the quarterback that finally led Ohio State to the promised land, captaining the team to a national title in 2002 for the first time since 1968.

His unbelievable performances in the clutch made for some heart-attack inducing victories, but a win is a win, and Krenzel’s 24-3 record as a starter speaks for itself.

Krenzel was known as a “game manager,” meaning that he usually wasn’t going to win a game for you by himself, but he was always able to put the team in a position to win by moving the ball down the field when it mattered and avoiding costly turnovers.

Plays like “Holy Buckeye” and the 4th and 14 conversion in the first over time of the 2003 Fiesta Bowl show the when it was crunch time, Krenzel got the job done.

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