Who’s ready for Buffalo? Better question: Who’s tired of the “dead period” and ready to buckle up their chinstrap and get to work? One more question: Did anyone make it out to Orion Music and More on the 8th and 9th? It’s Wednesday, let’s rumble!
The wait trudges on…
August 31th in Ohio Stadium the 2013 season officially gets underway. The opponent that day will be the Buffalo Bulls. Let’s be real, this should be a tune-up for San Diego State and the roadie out west to play the Cal Bears.
It’s kind of weird to think that Urban Meyer has not lost a game yet as head coach at Ohio State. Taking nothing away from their accomplishments, the 2012 team was not what many would consider “undefeated caliber”. They didn’t really pass the eye test after 2011 and the questions in key spots left most thinking a 10-2 run would be as good as it could get, me included.
Looking back at 2012 in early summer anticipation for 2013, I’m left with a couple of questions and thoughts that I certainly did not have at this time last year.
· Just how good of a football coach is Urban Meyer? We all saw what he did at Bowling Green, from a distance when he was at Utah and then first-hand during his stop in Florida. For me, it’s his attitude that does it. The man is a winner and demands that his players compete at everything on all levels. That competition makes players better and, as important, keeps everyone on their toes and always giving maximum effort. Read More
Buckeye hoops had a bad week. The Paterno’s just won’t stop. I don’t feel that same about college basketball as I used to. It’s Wednesday, let’s rumble!
For the first time in 121 games, dating back to 2010, the Buckeye basketball team lost back-to-back games. The first was last Tuesday’s overtime road loss to TTUN in Ann Arbor (covered last week) followed by Sunday’s 81-68 loss at Value City Arena to number one ranked Indiana. It’s easy to say that the TTUN loss was more heartbreaking. Meanwhile, the loss to the Hoosiers at home was far more devastating.
We’ve been discussing how the Buckeyes have been in a constant search for a number two scoring threat to compliment Deshaun Thomas. While that search has been ongoing, the Buckeye defense has been a stalwart to keep them in close games and a source for momentum when a big play is needed. Most teams look for a big three pointer to change momentum or a high flying dunk, the Buckeyes look to lock down on defense and get a quick score off a turnover. While not the completely unconventional path to a momentum burst, it is certainly the road less traveled. Read More