While We’re Waiting… More Urban Meyer, Buckeyes cruise, and a terrible case of mistaken identity.

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It’s gonna be awesome and he’s gonna run a sweet offense and there’s gonna be a lot of points and he’ll hire Kirk Herbstreit and- wait, what? Herbie? Really? “The deal between Meyer and Ohio State was consummated in principle earlier this week in Columbus but not signed. It includes a multi-year contract that will make Meyer once again one of college football’s highest paid coaches.

In additon to Meyer’s generous compensation package, sources said a major factor in the coach’s decision to agree to take the position was the school promising him the budget to assemble what is expected to become the highest-paid assistant coaching staff in college football history.

Of that staff, sources indicate Meyer’s initial plan is to retain current Ohio State head football coach Luke Fickell and current Buckeye wide receivers coach Stan Drayton.

Meyer also aims to add Chris Spielman, Kirk Herbstreit, current North Carolina State linebackers coach Jon Tenuta and current LSU offensive line coach Greg Studwara to his Ohio State staff. [Brooks/Sports By Brooks]

No. 3 Ohio State moves to 3-0 following the 85-41 drubbing of Jackson State. “Aaron Craft apparently had seen enough of Jackson State hanging around.

He stepped on the gas pedal, revved his team’s engine, and together they left the Tigers in their wake.

The sophomore point guard and defensive pest forced a pair of turnovers 10 seconds apart tonight that keyed an 18-0 run by the Ohio State men’s basketball team and propelled the No.3-ranked Buckeyes to an 85-41 victory in Value City Arena.

Jared Sullinger collected his first double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 rebounds in just 21 minutes to lead the Buckeyes (3-0). Craft finished with five steals to spearhead a defense that had 15 thefts and forced 26 turnovers.

Deshaun Thomas and William Buford had 11 points apiece, and Jordan Sibert had 11 points off the bench, including all three of the Buckeyes’ three-point field goals, in his most extensive action of the season.” [Bob Baptist/Columbus Dispatch]

Suck it, *ichigan [Ice Hockey Edition]. ” Freshman forward Darik Angeli scored two goals to lead first-place Ohio State past Michigan 2-1 in Friday’s Central Collegiate Hockey Association game at Yost Arena.

Angeli scored his fifth goal of the season midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie.


Ohio State is 9-3-1 overall and 6-2-1-1 in the CCHA and entered action this weekend tied for first place in the league with Notre Dame and Lake Superior State (Mich.) with 17 points apiece.

Michigan is 7-4-2 overall and 3-4-2-1 in the conference for sixth place.

In the national collegiate polls, Michigan is ranked No. 7 and Ohio State No. 14.

The two teams also play in Ann Arbor Saturday night.

Michigan and Ohio State will also meet Jan. 15 in the Frozen Diamond Faceoff outdoor game at Progressive Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians.

Both schools will leave the CCHA for the 2013-14 season to join Minnesota, Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin in the Big Ten’s new hockey conference.” [John Raffel/Gant Daily]

Of all the people to feel sorry for in this saga, this guy is way down on the list. But still, can’t be fun being named Gerry Sandusky at the moment. “We’ve been confused for one another long before this news came out. Trust me.

But it actually goes much deeper than that. My name is Gerry Sandusky —Gerry with a G. His name is Jerry Sandusky — Jerry with a J. He works in football. I work in football. My dad’s name is John — spelled J-O-H-N. Jerry Sandusky’s son is named Jon — spelled J-O-N. His son works for the Cleveland Browns. My father used to play for the Cleveland Browns.

I was boarding the Ravens charter plane, as I do for every road game, when a couple of the team personnel guys casually asked me if I was related to the Sandusky who had “the assault charges.” That’s how they phrased it — “the assault charges.” I said, “No. I’m sure if one of my relatives were arrested for assault, I would have known by now.” Then they said, “The guy who used to be the defensive coordinator at Penn State.” I told them — as I had with the many fans who’ve asked me if he and I were cousins in the past — “No, no. Not related. Same name, different spelling. Different Sandusky.” Then, as the flight took off, I had more and more guys — players — coming up to me. Haloti Ngata said, “Hey, dude, you related to that guy?” At that point, I realized these weren’t typical “assault charges.” [Peter Schrager/Esquire]



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  • Dee P

    Please be true….please be true….

  • Gbwoy

    Multiple sources have been citing Urban Meyer rumors, so I really hope that’s true.

    But Herbstreit? Why would he leave ESPN? And what’s Spielman’s job going to be if the keep Fickell on and hire the linebackers coach from North Carolina State? I’m a bit confused on those…

  • Steve_Not_Chad

    Please tell me you are sourcing Sports By Brooks as a joke.