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Sep 30

An intriguing name for Michigan’s next head coach

An intriguing name for Michigan’s next head coach

This Bill Connelly piece on a potential (now inevitable?) Michigan head coach search in the near future is interesting for a lot of reasons, but the one that caught my eye most was the inclusion of Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen.

As a student of the history of the game and of course the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, this possibility (if it’s even real, which may or may not be) is truly…

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Sep 29

Ohio State football opening month in pictures

Ohio State football opening month in pictures

Just a few of the sights from Ohio State’s first four games.

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Sep 22

The U, Gator Chomp or Tomahawk Chop? Meyer saw them all | FOX Sports

It turns out nonverbal communication is big in the Sunshine State: The U, Gator Chomp or Tomahawk Chop?

The U, Gator Chomp or Tomahawk Chop? Meyer saw them all | FOX Sports

It turns out nonverbal communication is big in the Sunshine State: The U, Gator Chomp or Tomahawk Chop?

Sep 11

Ohio State suffering a power outage?

Ohio State suffering a power outage?

For all the talk about the added speed on this Ohio State roster, a power outage may be more to blame for the loss to Virginia Tech.

After finishing my video review Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech, I filed my usual report with BuckeyeSports.com. The conclusion was that Virginia Tech had a good plan considering all the factors going into the game, both from their personnel standpoint and Ohio…

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Sep 09

Ohio State Football Week 3: Turn, Turn, Turn

Ohio State Football Week 3: Turn, Turn, Turn

Urban Meyer has shown half of why many thought he could combine the best qualities of the last two full-time head coaches to build a new dynasty at Ohio State.

How did he do that? By mimicking John Cooper and recruiting three straight highly regarded recruiting classes full of players from across the country.

Cus Words Week 3: Turn, Turn, Turn - Ohiostate - Scout

After Virginia Tech exposed a bunch of deficiencies in his young Buckeye squad, it’s…

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Sep 05

Ohio State Football Week 2 in review

Ohio State Football Week 2 in review

The blog has been quiet this week, but I have been busy. Here’s a rundown of coverage following Ohio State’s season-opening win over Navy and in preparation for the Buckeyes’ visit from Virginia Tech.  (more…)

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Aug 28

2014 Big Ten football picks

2014 Big Ten football picks

I think this will be one of the better Big Tens we’ve seen in the past decade or so, but I’m not sure there is an elite team in the league. There should be depth, and that could set things up for a strong 2015, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Ohio State is rebuilding on defense, but that unit could hardly be worse than it was when the ’13 season concluded, so it’s hard to count that as a…

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Aug 26

Johnny Manziel on Braxton Miller

Johnny Manziel on Braxton Miller

Johnny Manziel has only been a Cleveland Brown since May, but he seems to be doing a good job of getting in good with the stars of some of the state’s other teams in relatively short order.

First there was LeBron James (even before he returned to the Cavaliers), now it is Braxton Miller. (more…)

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Cus Words: The Song Remains The Same

Cus Words: The Song Remains The Same

The first game week of the season brings with it the first 2014 edition of my “Cus Words” column at BuckeyeSports.com.

After an eventful offseason that took a surprising turn toward the end, where do the Buckeyes stand heading into the Navy game?

I am curious to see the effects of Urban Meyer’s intense efforts to remake the culture of the program. Although he took responsibility, I think at…

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