It’s finally here… the first SBP of the 2011 season. No more preseason talk, no more countdowns- it’s time to squeeze the trigger. Let’s do this.
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Come Sunday morning, the first thing I do when I come in is I put on the special teams
What goes with the Miami Hurricanes more than mediocrity, ruthless abandon, and a careless lack of respect to the game of football and institutional learning? How about an NCAA Investigation of the generation that has lasted for the better part of a decade. As mentioned earlier by the great Mali Buckeye, with the help of the great Yahoo! Sports staff, the season is in jeopardy for who was considered the first test on the schedule for the Ohio State Buckeyes. This preview will be a little bit different than the others, simply because it is unclear what the plan of the staff and university will be for the projected 12 starters that are linked to this horrific example of why there needs to be change in college football.
A new era of football begins under former Temple Owl head coach Al Golden this season, but the same old darkness and … [Read More]
ESPN: So is there another team, another organization, another sport that should be nervous right now because you’re working on something comparable?
Robinson: Yeah [laughs], we’ve still got a couple more coming.[several moments of back-and-forth banter]
Robinson: I’ve got probably a six to a seven, maybe an eight depending on where you live coming in the next two weeks, and then by August, a ten.
ESPN: Well, what would you consider the Tressel story, on a one to ten?
Robinson: Probably an eight.
ESPN: So there’s something even bigger than that coming in the summertime?
Robinson: Yeah. Yeah. There’s one I’ve been working on since, I don’t know, I’m probably entering my fourth month on it, and we’ll probably get a good six, seven months more in on it before I’m done.
-Yahoo’s Charles Robinson, in an ESPN Chicago radio interview following the Jim Tressel story
Today, the “ten” fell- … [Read More]
Against Miami, the Buckeye’s problems on special teams made what should have been a blow out into a close game early on. Today and tomorrow we’ll be reviewing the two areas that Ohio State struggled with, and talk about how what adjustments they can make against Big Ten competition.
Without getting too much into the X’s and O’s, there were a lot of good things and a few not so good things to take away from the game on Saturday. The bottom line is that Ohio State got the W, and with four cupcakes in a row before the Buckeyes hit the road for Madison on October 16th, there should be ample opportunity to talk about and fix the not so good.
Ohio, Eastern Michigan, at Illinois, and Indiana are that opportunity. They will provide Ohio State plenty of time to work on their kick coverage issues, Pryor plenty of time to fine tune his progressions and decision making, and CJ Barnett (and whoever else) plenty of time to recover from whatever dings may be ailing them.
Once again, it’s time for a quick tour de farce around the week in college football. You know, in case you don’t have ESPN and this is the only website you read (as it should be). Today’s musical accompaniment: This amazing cover. Good luck getting it out of your head during the TPS meeting.
James Madison, welcome to the BCS championship game! Wait, you have to do something more than beat Virginia Tech? Since when?
Quick comment on the Miami game- I like Randy Shannon, and gained a lot of respect for Jacory Harris as a person during the game (as a QB? Nope). Just thought I’d put that out there, since there seems to be a conspicuous absence of the Miami fans that were so prevalent last week in our little corner of the interwebs.
So, the ACC is back to being a basketball conference, … [Read More]
It was one amazing football game as the Buckeyes faced off today in the Horseshoe with the Hurricanes of Miami (FL) for the first time since their National Championship battle in January of 2003. The game had been massively anticipated since it’s announcement several years ago and it didn’t disappoint. Terrelle Pryor guided the Buckeyes to a huge 36-24 win over the ‘Canes on the strength of 12/27 passing for 233 yards and a touchdown plus 105 yards on the ground on 18 carries with a touchdown. The stat of the game were the four interceptions thrown by Jacory Harris during the game that killed potential Miami scoring drives and gave the Buckeyes a chance to overcome their continued failures in special teams.
The Buckeyes started out with the ball and got going with authority against the quick Miami Defense. Pryor moved the ball down the field with a series … [Read More]