Thursday, January 19, 2012

RECRUITING: IT'S HARD TO BE A 'MAN' WHEN YOU'RE STILL A 'BOY'

Gunner Kiel
My father told me when I turned 18 years old that just because by law I’m considered a man doesn’t mean I am one.

He would say: “Son, you may look like a man, but to be a man you must act like a man. Until then, you are still a boy.”

Thursday, January 12, 2012

THE MEYER EFFECT: FIVE BUCKEYES BOUND TO MAKE THE LEAP IN 2012


Jordan Hall
The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell
COLUMBUS — The amount of impact that head coach Urban Meyer will have on the Ohio State Buckeyes is no secret. 

Now, we've seen the spread offense struggle to adapt to the confines of Big Ten play (Michigan and Illinois, most notably), yet Meyer isn't shying away from shipping his wide-open system to Columbus. Meyer, who is currently putting the finishing touches on a mighty impressive staff, has customized the spread offense around his personnel at previous stops in his coaching career. Meyer has stated that he still plans to play smash-mouth football while trying to attack the defensive edges.

Monday, January 2, 2012

BUCKEYES SEASON CAN BE SUMMED UP IN ONE WORD: DISAPPOINTING

Braxton Miller, left, and Luke Fickell on the sideline during Ohio State's 24-17 loss to Florida in Monday's Gator Bowl in Jacksonville. (AP)
JACKSONVILLE — It was a fitting end to a disappointing football season for Ohio State on Monday.

Although the Buckeyes (6-7) exceeded Florida in total offense, passing, rushing, first downs and time of possession during Monday's Gator Bowl showdown in Jacksonville, it was two lapses on special teams that prevented the boys in scarlet and gray from avoiding their first seven-loss season since the late 19th century.