Saturday, April 21, 2012

SCARLET WINS SPRING GAME 20-14

Braxton Miller (AP)

COLUMBUS — Braxton Miller threw for 258 yards and freshman receiver Michael Thomas hauled in 12 catches for 131 on Saturday, leading the Scarlet squad past the Gray, 20-14, in the Ohio State spring football game at Ohio Stadium.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

SCARLET LOOKS TO BE FAVORITE OVER GRAY IN OSU SPRING GAME

Braxton Miller
(TBT Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — Ohio State selected its rosters on Thursday morning for Saturday's annual spring football game, and the teams (Scarlet and Gray) certainly present some interesting match-ups for what the players are calling "The Show in the 'Shoe."

With new offensive coordinator Tom Herman (Scarlet) and defensive coordinator Luke Fickell (Gray) selected as head coaches for Saturday's tilt at Ohio Stadium — by Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer — the two were in charge of drafting the rosters for each squad.

Monday, April 16, 2012

URBAN MEYER SHOWS FAVORITISM TO THOSE PLAYERS WHO PUT IN WORK

Urban Meyer (AP)
Last week, The Sporting News printed an article titled, "From champs to chomped: How Urban Meyer broke Florida football." 

The piece written by TSN writer Matt Hayes, accuses the former University of Florida and current Ohio State head football coach of pandering to talented players, pushing those out who weren't as gifted and "breaking" the current Gators' program because of the aforementioned actions.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A FORMER GATOR PLAYER'S TAKE ON URBAN MEYER, TSN ARTICLE

Urban Meyer
The story link below was forwarded to me by Jerry Emig, the football SID at Ohio State. 

It is a blog written — on GatorTailgating.com — by former University of Florida football player Terron Sanders about his time spent with former Gators and current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, and his opinion of the article posted by The Sporting News slamming the ex-UF mentor.

Click here to be forwarded to the story ...

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Friday, April 13, 2012

BRAXTON MILLER SITS ATOP MY SPRING GAME DRAFT BOARD

Braxton Miller
(TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
With the Ohio State football team set to hold their spring game draft next week, it got me to thinking: Whom would I select if I were in charge?

The task wasn't simple by any means, but I put on my General Manager's cap and decided to assemble a Top 10 draft board in the order I would select those currently on the Ohio State spring roster (seniors included).

Here's my board ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

'PLAYMAKERS' BEGINNING TO SURFACE AT CAMP URBAN MEYER

Carlos Hyde
(TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — Coming into spring camp, new Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer admitted that he didn't see a whole lot of "playmakers" on the Buckeyes' roster.

After three weeks of molding and observing, though, the sentiments are beginning to change for the two-time national championship winning mentor.

Following Wednesday evening's practice in Columbus — one that Meyer stated was "the best practice this spring" — the coach mentioned two budding playmakers in particular.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

ONE WEEK DOWN AT CAMP MEYER, RELATIONSHIP WITH MILLER GREAT

Urban Meyer
(AP/Jay LePrete)
COLUMBUS — With a week of spring practice now in the books for the new Urban Meyer-led Ohio State football team, the Buckeyes' head coach is starting to see what kind of cards he's been dealt in his first season in Columbus.

As individuals, he likes the hand he's been given.

"I think our players are really good people," Meyer said Wednesday, following practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. "The kids are eager to learn and they all have good attitudes.

"They are just really good kids."

Monday, April 2, 2012

BRAXTON MILLER LEARNING BOTH AS A PLAYER AND 'VOCAL' LEADER

Braxton Miller
(TBT/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)
COLUMBUS — New Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer can be a pretty vocal guy when on the sideline and out on the practice field.

He takes pride in being a leader of men and demands the very same mind set from his staff and his coach on the field — the quarterback.

Meyer's inherited signal caller — sophomore Braxton Miller — is one of the most athletically gifted players in all of college football. But when it comes to being a "vocal guy," sometimes the young QB's remote control can have the volume on mute.