Silver Bullet Points Gets Matta Dorky

Written July 24th, 2014 by Joe Dexter

Hello and happy Thursday! We might be a day late and a dollar short with this week’s Silver Bullet Points, but we are here! There are a lot of questions heading into August about what the Buckeyes can do on the gridiron. 14 coffee cups in this Thursday afternoon and I’ve come up with the only answer that matters.

Beat Michigan. 

Oh man — it’s amazing how much better I feel… Let’s get things started with today’s soundtrack, because everybody needs a little G-L-O-R-I-A in their life

Buckeye 411

  • The Quotable Urb - The Mothership says that Urban Meyer is one of the most quotable coaches in the B1g. Not very hard to do. He’ll be quoted heavy at the upcoming B1G media days. The only thing Brady Hoke will be hitting heavy is the fresh stalls and the Donut line.
  • Kicking it off – You know how we know it’s still the off-season? Doug Lesmerises is talking special teams vs. special teams in his Buckeyes vs. Spartans series. He also has touched on the two defenses and much more .
  • DB/LB Problems – Jack Jorgensen at Scarlet and Game wonders if the Buckeyes will have an issue at defensive back. It will be tough replacing Bradley Roby, but if there is one position that is young that I don’t worry about, it’s the defensive backfield. Jorgensen also believes the linebacking corps might be under pressure to put up big numbers in 2014.
  • Let it flow Matta – Doug Lesmerises is focusing on football this week but had a great profile of Thad Matta — who admittedly wrote a flowchart in the 90s of how to get to Rick Pitino. Only in true Matta fashion would that happen.
  • OSU must land a Star — Bleacher Report’s Ben Axelrod says that the Buckeyes need to land a star quarterback for 2015. As a recruiting nitwit, I’ll turn things over to Mr. Doty here at tBBC to discuss whether or not this is true. My gut though wants me to tell you to calm down though Ben. This is Ohio State University we’re talking about.
  • Speaking of Recruiting… LGHL’s Brett Favachio updates us on OT James Daniels and all the latest recruiting news.  Including talks about five star QB Torrance Gibson.
  • TBDUNIITL – That’s right. Starting new acronyms here at tBBC. LGHL’s Andrew Lind shared why he voted Ohio State’s uniforms as the best in the B1G and shares thoughts on his other votes.
  • The Year of Bosa – That’s what this season has been donned by Eleven Warriors’ Patrick Maks — who highlights the very talented defensive lineman.
  • A 29% chance – of rain? of meatballs? How about a 29% chance that TTUN fields a quarterback that can actually throw? Nope. That’s too high of odds. Vegas says that Ohio State has a 29% chance of going undefeated next season.
  • Victory. Here’s the latest from the Best Damn Graphics Man in the land. Sammy Silverman.

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Silver Bullet Points to Vacation

Written July 11th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

May be vacation, but feels like home

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.

Buckeye 411

  • Rolling In The Deep- An updated depth chart was released today, with a few interesting things of note. First, unsurprisingly, Storm Klein is no longer in the two deep, being replaced by Connor Crowell. Also of note, though, was that Jake Stoneburner, Jack Mewhort, and Jordan Hall were still listed as starters; we know that the first two have had their scholarships removed for the time being, and that Jordan will miss time due to injury recovery. Also of note- Chase Farris is still listed as a defensive end, even though news out of the WHAC has him being moved to offensive line for the fall campaign.

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.

  • Watching The Watchers Who Watch Watchlists- Several Buckeyes are on national award watchlists this pre-season, including Stoneburner’s place on the Mackey list for the nation’s best tight end. Others to keep an eye on include John Simon and Jonathan Hankins for the Bednarik award (Nation’s best defensive player), while Braxton is one of only a few sophomores on the Maxwell list (Nation’s outstanding player). We’ll keep a… uh… watch on these as they develop. UPDATE- Drew Basil has been listed on the list for the Groza Award for the nation’s best place-kicker.
  • Sully, Making Friends And Fools- With his 20 point performance against OKC in Monday’s D-league game, Jared Sullinger has won the praise of Celtic Homer ESPN Grantland editor Bill Simmons, while making the GMs who chose to pass him by look really really stupid. On the twitters today someone posted (help me out in the comments) that Sully’s back issue and work ethic made him drop in the draft, while DHoward’s back issue and work ethic are making him a key free agent this summer.  Yeah…
  • Happy Landing! While regular readers of tBBC will recognize our love/hate/water-under-the-bridge with the gang at SBN, I can’t be more excited than when I saw one of our favorite “independents” join their newest Ohio State offering. Hats off to Ian… and give him a follow on twitter as well.
  • Belated- Happy Birthday to Urban Meyer, who turned “still lower cholesterol than Brady Hoke” on Tuesday.

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Silver Bullet Points: Basketball Pregame

Written December 31st, 2011 by Joe Dexter

Happy New Year’s Eve! Here’s to drinking plenty of beers, watching plenty of football, dipping tons of crackers into cheeseballs, and being safe out there this holiday. Coming up this afternoon, we wrap up 2011 with a the Ohio State Buckeyes taking on a much improved Indiana team on the hardwood in Bloomington.

Here are some notes from around the web on tonight’s game at 6 PM ET on ESPN 2/3.com. If you’re already hungover, sit back and grab someone to read for you. We can’t have you puking over any of our work here at tBBC. Happy New Year’s Eve and see you in the liveblog!

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Hoosier View:

 

The Lancaster Eagle Gazette breaks down the numbers of the Indiana Hoosiers this morning. To combat for their weakness on the interior defensively, Indiana has become the highest scoring team in the B1G night in and night out. Now that’s not ripping this squad, it’s just the reality of their personnel this season. Thad Matta though breaks them down almost perfectly.

“They’re a team that can really, really score in bunches,” Matta said. “You look at their games and the runs they’re capable of putting on teams and that starts with their transition. They’re going to push it on makes and misses.”

The one thing you can say is that this squad has all kinds of different talent, and can beat you many different ways on the court.

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Silver Bullet Points Hand Out Hardware

Written December 18th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Prizes for everyone!!

Today was the football team banquet; here’s who was honored:

  • Boom Herron was named Team MVP, in spite of his being suspended for a good portion of the year. My guess is that this gives us insight into the role that he played behind the scenes as an integral part of the team.
  • Captain, My Captain- As promised these were named at the end of the season, and are as follows: Michael Brewster, Boom Herron, Andrew Sweat, and John Simon.
  • Braxton Miller was named Archie Griffin Outstanding Offensive Player.
  • Bill Willis award for Outstanding Defensive Player was John Simon.
  • Freshman Ryan Shazier won the Rick Meyer Award for his play against Penn STate
  • Most Inspirational Player (Bo Rein Award) was Nate Ebner
  • First Year Defensive Award winner: Bradly Roby
  • The Jim Marshall “Warrior” Award was given to Tyler Moeller.

Congratulations to these Buckeyes and all who were acknowledged during the season ending event!

SBP: Big Men, Championship Predicition, Top 100

Written October 22nd, 2011 by Joe Dexter

This week, we have pumped your veins with Ohio State Basketball information and have gotten you ready for the Big Ten. I think it’s safe to say that there are a few of us here that are ready for tip-off. This afternoon, we continue getting you ready with some Silver Bullet Points related to the college basketball season. From Ohio State, to the Big Ten, to around the country, we take a look at what’s going on throughout the College Basketball landscape.

Don’t worry, this is still a Ohio State Football blog. It’s just the bye week, and Eric and I are over excited for basketball as many Buckeye fans are. Let’s get right into it.

 

 

Trust me when I say guys like that matter more than you’d ever think. Buford and/or Sullinger will most likely be the one(s) to take over this role, but there’s no way they will be anywhere close to the same level with this as Lighty was.

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