Well, there won’t be a Rumble later today; Jason’s recovering from the Orion festival (he snuck across the boarder to TSUN, and hopes to come back with his IQ intact and his hearing decimated). As such, your soundtrack for today is my favorite Metallica song from back in the day. Also, we’re launching a new feature later this afternoon to get you ready for kickoff… enjoy!
In the best times, Herman’s offense had lineman Andrew Norwell vomiting. The super-fast version of Ohio State’s no-huddle is labeled “Jet.” Jet took off at a key moment in the third quarter of last year’s game at Penn State.
At that point, the decision had been made to run Penn State’s defensive line out of the building the same way Herman had done it at Rice. Go fast, make defenders run sideline-to-sideline. History shows an eight-play, 85-yard touchdown drive that lasted 2 minutes, 15 seconds.
And then, regurgitation.
“Norwell came to the sideline, sat on the bench and vomited at the feet of our offensive line coach [Ed Warriner],” Herman said. “He looked him right in the eye and said, ‘Keep jettin’ ‘em.’ That’s when I knew we had them.”
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Welcome to the calm before the storm… unless you’re an NIT junkie, then your Madness has already started. In honor of Coach Calipari’s fantastic coaching job on Tuesday night, today’s soundtrack channels the thoughts of Wildcat fans as they get to watch the rest of the tournament. Hey… you think they’ll have time to join our Bracket Challenge?
Another quick update on the state of Ohio State football, following media access on Monday. Huge thanks to our friend Josh Winslow for the photos!
Salutations from our nation’s 48th state, where I currently find myself vacating on the same road that I live by several hours to the west. Yup, this is as close to Rich Rod as I’ll ever get… probably for the best. Knowing that we were headed this way the wife let me plan our trip around two sacred OSU sites, although she did boycott one of my musical selections for the journey. Ah, well… at least she let me watch the 2002 game on the BTN this evening.
This “update” seems to be merely a reflection of Coach Meyer’s decisions regarding Klein’s actions, and there may not be any more to read into it. Again, Urban stated at the end of spring practice that the chart would be set- fall camp was about preparation and not position battles.
|Updating our earlier post- As anticipated, Coach Meyer has responded quickly and firmly to Storm Klein’s arrest for assault and domestic violence, and he has been dismissed from the Buckeye squad.
From this evenings’ press release-
According to NBC4, in Klein’s arrest came from a dispute with a person regarding their future relationship. In addition,
Tim May at the Columbus Dispatch added the following-
Storm becomes the third Buckeye dismissed from the team, joining DerJuan Gambrell and Dominic Clark from earlier in the year. Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort have had their scholarships removed and are working toward restoration; Jamaal Berry also left the team following an incident with law enforcement.
It’s Wednesday, halfway to what’s sure to be another glorious June weekend. Big thanks to “Darth Grant” for finding the inspiration for this week’s title and lead photo- Eric may have some more on this story a bit later in the summer, but for now, here’s one of the men behind that amazing flying machine.
So as we stare down the coming 2012 college football season, a billowing cloud of fury and excitement just now beginning to peak over the late-June horizon, it becomes apparent that no matter how bad things got in Columbus last year, that the Buckeyes were merely down on the mat for a short time. The cartoon birds flew in quick circles as Ohio State shook its head and looked up at the rest of the Big Ten standing over it grinning. But the birds have gone away and the Buckeyes are back on their feet.
|Since you’ll certainly be out doing awesome things for Dad this weekend, here’s a quick update of the happenings around Ohio State Athletics for Saturday and Sunday. Look at it this way; you can use this information for Father’s Day dinner conversation, when the monosyllabic grunts turn to awkward silence (or is that just in my family?).|
Stoneburner, Mewhort plead guilty, suspension continues. Per the OSU athletic department and Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Doug Lesmerisis, Jake and Jack both plead guilty to lesser charges (disorderly conduct rather than “obstructing official business”), which resulted in a fine of $299 and court costs.
Their sanctions don’t end there, though, as the University has announced that they will be removed from their athletic scholarships effective immediately, including their ability to train with their teammates this summer. In a statement released tonight, Coach Meyer said,
“We are disappointed with the decisions made recently by two of our football players. Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort will each be removed from athletic scholarship beginning with the summer term, and they will continue to be suspended from team activities until stipulations are successfully met. They will have an opportunity to return to the team in good standing following the summer session.”
While I have no doubt that they’ll be back in good standing at the end of the summer, I love the fact that this statement indicates that they need to earn their way back onto the team… that it’s a privilege, and not a given, even though both are anticipated starters for the fall campaign.
While you can argue that this response is pretty significant given the apparent pettiness of the offense, I think that this will go a long way toward setting the tone that Coach Meyer is looking for in Columbus. Given the ridiculous questions that some have asked about his ability to maintain discipline, this certainly is indicative of the expectations that wearing the scarlet and gray brings. Read More
I’d like to apologize again for today’s news- “Interesting” things always happen when I visit St. Louis. I honestly thought that we’d dodged a bullet, and then I get off the plane in LA to the following news:
Buckeye Targets Head Elsewhere- This afternoon, Jaylon Smith (brother of OSU Running Back Rod) solidified what many folks had speculated for a while by verballing to Coach Kelley and Notre Dame. The Buckeyes were seemingly in second place for him, although he was at the top of their list at the linebacker position. Speculation is that, in addition to feeling that South Bend was a better fit for him, there might have been some desire to get out of his brother’s shadow; although this may be projection based on Mike Heuerman’s recent similar status.
In addition, Maryland defensive lineman Maurice Hurst gave his verbal to Michigan this afternoon. Another Buckeye target, Hurst adds to an already solid recruiting class in Ann Arbor. In addition, rumors on the twittersphere are that another name on OSU’s list will be verballing to the Sun and Blue soon; I’ve seen speculation that it could be Derek Green, but most insiders are saying that it will be another defensive lineman from Maryland; Henry Poggi.
Stoneburner/Mewhort Arrested- I’d never heard of “Obstructing Official Business”, but that’s what led to starting tight end and offensive linemen for Ohio State being arrested today. From 10TV:
According to several sources, this is a minor issue that might not have even been sited if it weren’t for the extensive security that the golf tournament brings to the area. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how Coach Meyer responds.
When you got to go, you’ve got to go, right?
SUNDAY UPDATE- According to the lawyer representing Jack and Jake, both have been suspended indefinitely, pending the outcome of this matter. They contacted Coach Meyer immediately following the arrest, and will be arraigned on June 11.