Braxton Miller and Joe Bauserman are listed as co-starters on the Akron depth chart.
It has been reported that Joe Bauserman will be on the field for the first snap on offense (which I predicted in January), but clearly both players will have their chance to drive, drive on down the field with the men of the scarlet and gray (see what I did there?).
On the surface, it appears that neither quarterback separated themselves during practice, but when you look a bit deeper, the “or” listing is a clear indication of who the best quarterback was during camp.… [Read More]
The Buckeyes need to fill some pretty big holes on offense this year thanks to graduations and compounded by suspensions. Luckily, Ohio State always has ultra talented players waiting in the wings to show what they’ve got.
As a fan, you can only hope that one or more of these players can make a name for themselves and become the next great Buckeye at whatever position they happen to play. The spring game is a great chance to see what some of the young players can do.
Here are the players to watch on offense in the spring game on Saturday.… [Read More]
With spring practice well underway and the spring game quickly approaching, it is time to move from “way too early looks” at each position into some more informed analysis based on practice reports.
[Note: I apologize for not getting to the defensive backs in my “way too early looks”.]
This offseason has been a tumultuous one to say the least. The tattoo revelations leading up to the Sugar Bowl and the resulting suspensions guaranteed a shadow over the off season. The additional news concerning Jim Tressel didn’t exactly make that shadow go away.
Fortunately, time heals all wounds, and cracking pads on the field helps to speed up that process- at least for me. After some time off from writing following the Tressel news conference (which is part of the reason why I didn’t get to the DBs), my enthusiasm for football is back in full swing.
So what follows … [Read More]
With the suspension of Terrelle Pryor, the starting QB for the first five games of 2011 will be one of the hottest topics this off season.
While there will be plenty of intrigue and fan interest, it won’t matter.
That’s right, who plays quarterback in the first five games of 2011 won’t matter… not even a little bit.
Okay, okay, long term it matters, but for the first five games of 2011 it makes no difference.
Why? because does anyone really think that Tressel will put a game in the hands of the new quarterback to win or lose?
It took Troy Smith and Terrelle Pryor two full seasons as the starter before they earned Tressel’s trust and were moved from the realm of ‘game manager’ to winning a game throwing the ball… and even then, Tressel still wins games in November by pounding the rock on … [Read More]