This week, Eric is joined by Michael, one of the new writers at the Our Honor Defend blog. The two spend a large chunk of time discussing Ohio State Basketball, including how the rest of the season is going to shape up, and whether or not they believe Sullinger will stay or go (you may be surprised by the answer).
They also look ahead to next basketball season, and take a peek at the upcoming football season including yet another discussion of the possible Quarterbacking situation.
All this and more on this week’s Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour!
Dave and Drew of the OSU Silver Bullet Blog join me for the next installment of the radio hour! We talk about the National Letter of Intent Day, particularly who we’re excited to see and what we think of the class as a whole, as well as talking about this year’s basketball team.
All this and more on this week’s Radio Hour!
Update: Fixed. Should work with no trouble now.
In the newest edition of the Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour, Marcus Hartman of Buckeye Sports Bulletin joins Eric@tBBC in discussing the future of the OSU football team, the upcoming football recruiting class and some of his thoughts on the OSU Women’s Basketball team.
All this and more on the latest Radio Hour!
You’ll find the podcast below the break. Enjoy!
Eastern Michigan is bad, really bad.
So bad that it is hard to find a place to start describing their ineptitude at playing the game of football.
Since I like to focus primarily on Ohio State in these previews, and as readers of this blog, you presumably care primarily about the Buckeyes, I will keep this as brief as possible.
Eastern Michigan has not won a football game since 2008.
Ohio State has some things they need to work on this week as they prepare for Big Ten play.
Join me after the jump for a look at what those things are. Read More
The game on Saturday will be a little more than a scrimmage for the Buckeyes as they prepare for the Big Ten schedule. It is not the most exciting game for fans, but if anything, the low quality of the opponent increases the expectations.
Here are some things that we want to see from the Buckeyes on Saturday.
The NFL Draft is tonight at 7:30 ET on ESPN/NFL Network.
ElevenWarriors has a look at the Buckeyes hoping to hear their names called over the next three days.
A lot of Browns fans seem to want Eric Berry at 7 and Colt McCoy in the 2nd round, that would be just fine with me. Thaddeus Gibson in the 3rd would be too good to be true.
The Cavs play game 3 tonight at Chicago (7:00 ET, TNT). Will the
Bulls be encouraged that they played so well in game 2? or discouraged that they played so well in game 2 and still lost? We will find out tonight.
It should be a nice sports evening.
Also, the Buckeyes had their spring game ‘draft’ yesterday (photos).
Tony Gerdeman brings us Tressel’s thoughts on the draft.
And the guys over at TheSilverBullet chime in with some thoughts.
Finally, check out the guys over at WaitingForNextYear throughout the day for plenty of thoughts on the Cavs game as well as the draft tonight (if you are interested in a Browns-centric perspective).
If all of that doesn’t get you through the morning and/or afternoon I don’t know what will.
Have a good day everyone.
Well, that depends on what you are looking for.
If you are a desperate fan base whose team hasn’t gone to a bowl game in two years, you might be inclined to look for glimmers of hope in the spring game.
“Did you see how well [insert name] performed? We are going to be better this year for sure!”
If this is your attitude going in to the spring game, then yes, it is worth absolutely nothing.
How much can you really learn from the first team offense playing against the second team defense? Not much.
But when you are desperate, you will use anything to make you feel better.
If you aren’t following me, here is the take away: any Michigan fans making predictions about next year based on the spring game are full of it.
Similarly, as Ohio State fans, we shouldn’t expect too much out of the Spring Game. Will it be entertaining? yes. Will I be watching? yes. Will it be great to see the scarlet and gray in the Shoe on a Saturday afternoon? absolutely.
But here’s the thing, Ohio State is going to be a great team next year regardless of what happens in the spring game. If Pryor throws 5 touchdowns, great. If he throws 5 interceptions? meh.
The point is, being overly negative or overly positive about the upcoming season based on the spring game is pointless.
The first team offensive line will be split up, the first team defensive line will be split up, Pryor’s favorite targets that he has been developing chemistry with all spring may not be on the same team as him.
So, as Ohio State fans, let’s enjoy the Spring Game for what it is (an exhibition) and not get all worked up over what it’s not (a preview of the upcoming season).
Like I said, Ohio State is going to be a great team next year, regardless of what happens on Saturday, because they were a great team last year and practically everyone is coming back.
Isn’t it nice knowing that? After all, relying on performances against the second team in an exhibition game is a pretty pathetic reason to be optimistic for the upcoming season, and just one more reason why we can all sit back and laugh at Michigan.
I am not saying we shouldn’t be excited about Saturday, after all, it is going to be awesome, but don’t expect to take much away from it.
Let’s enjoy the individual performances and a chance to see some hitting, let’s enjoy seeing the scarlet and gray on the field once again, hell, let’s even get optimistic if it is warranted, but let’s not get too carried away.
Last season the defensive line was the anchor of the team, and one of the best (if not the best) units in the entire country. In 2010, the line will look to continue the dominance they established in 2009, but will be missing a few key players as well as a lot of quality depth.
Luckily, there are also lots of young players in the pipeline itching to get on the field, giving Buckeye fans some competition to look forward to in the spring.
Perhaps most importantly for the line, Cameron Heyward chose to pass up NFL dollars and is staying in Columbus for one last go around in scarlet and gray. Heyward was the best player on a great defensive line last year and his return is a huge steps towards continued excellence on defense.
Best case scenario? Heyward pulls a Ndamukong Suh in his senior season.
That is setting the bar pretty high, and I don’t really expect Heyward to be in the running for the Heisman, but a Suh-like level of domination is certainly within the realm of possibilities for him.
Yeah, his decision to return is a pretty big deal.
Outside of Heyward, Ohio State has a a few other players returning from the rotation last season, and a few young guys with a ton of potential looking to get on the field for the first time. Join me after the jump for an in depth look at each position along the defensive line and the players that will be playing them.