WFNY’s 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes Preview: The Offense

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  For a preview of the Ohio State defense, click here. The 2013 edition of the Ohio State offense was an undeniable juggernaut. The highlight reel quarterback. The rumbling running back. Kenny freaking G. But now, with the 2014 season just hours away, as Drake once said, “nothing was the same.”

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Braxton Miller says shoulder surgery was a success

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Now that the shock has worn off from Braxton Miller’s season ending even before it began, thoughts go to him and his recovery. Well, today he self-reported via his instagram that the surgery done by Dr. James Andrews was successful. Miller was all smiles. Tell me this though. If it was so very successful, why

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Atchison, Manziel reactions and the SI cover jinx: While We’re Waiting…

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Father Time: Congratulations go out to 38-going-on-50 Scott Atchison, who signed an extension with the Indians earlier this week. I distinctly remember back when the Indians signed Atchison in January to minor league contract/spring training invite deal. He had a mediocre season with the Mets in 2013, then was non tendered. He was just another

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Braxton Miller to return to Ohio State in 2015

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his shoulder, but the Heisman candidate said he intends to return to Columbus next season to finish out his last year of eligibility as a fifth-year senior. “I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this

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Braxton Miller reinjures shoulder, could be out for season according to Dispatch

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Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch is reporting on Monday night that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller hurt his throwing shoulder in practice and could be done for the season. Sources tell me @BraxtonMiller5 reinjured right shoulder in practice this p.m., in jeopardy for season. Check http://t.co/x610tIPgiy — Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 19, 2014 Miller

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Rumble, Young Men, Rumble: Ohio State Season in Review

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Today we look back. Forget the star-studded 2014 recruiting class. Forget the possibility of having someone not named Luke Fickell coaching the Ohio State defense next season. Today we have but one purpose, and that is to relive the peaks and valleys, twists and turns of another Buckeyes season in the books.

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Ohio State’s Shazier to leave for NFL Draft, Miller to stay

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Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier will leave for the NFL Draft, multiple media outlets reported on Saturday afternoon. Quarterback Braxton Miller will stay for his senior season, however, as reported by Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel. The news is fairly expected for Shazier. He was a First-Team All-American this season and is likely to be a

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Watkins, costly turnovers too much for Bucks to overcome

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It was no surprise performance, no jaws were dropped, no eyebrows were raised. Rather, it felt as if the predetermined script played out nearly absolutely as expected. The Orange Bowl got its shootout, with Tajh Boyd and Braxton Miller going back and forth. It looked like Ohio State was on the doorstep of taking control,

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While We’re Waiting… Top Buckeye moments of 2013, drinking your favorite Cavaliers, and ranking the NFL head coaching vacancies

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off 2014, let’s take a look back at

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While We’re Waiting… Life without Andrew Bynum

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Where is the hope for the Cavs? “I have

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Buckeyes and the Orange Bowl: An unsatisfying and challenging consolation prize

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Sitting in the upper reaches of Lucas Oil Stadium last Saturday evening, I watched Ohio State’s BCS Championship Game hopes slip away amidst a chorus of “Go Green! Go White!” But it wasn’t only dreams of a national championship that slipped out of the Buckeyes’ grasp in Indianapolis. With the loss, Ohio State not only

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Michigan State upsets Ohio State to win Big Ten Championship, knocks Buckeyes out of national title contention

Urban Meyer and Ohio State’s 24 game winning streak came to and end in Indianapolis on Saturday night with a 34-24 loss to Michigan State. The win caps off a dream season for the Spartans, sending them to their first Rose Bowl since 1988. The loss leaves Ohio State looking back at a 24 game

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Indianapolis to Pasadena: How Ohio State gets there

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24. In 24 straight contests, the Buckeyes have come out victorious, subpar schedule or not. It’s something that no one in the current college football landscape can claim. To get to 25, however, they’ll need to beat their first Top 10 opponent in that stretch. The Michigan State Spartans are looking to make their own

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Braxton Miller named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was named the Big Ten Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday night. It is the second consecutive year that Miller has won the award. Since the award was first given out in 1990, no player has ever won in back-to-back seasons before Miller. (Purdue’s Drew Brees won in

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O-H-I-Whoa! Buckeyes survive on Michigan’s failed two-point try

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We heard the cautioning words before the game. We were told you can throw the records out in this best of all rivalries. Michigan specifically has ended the national title hopes of many Buckeye squads of seasons past. The Buckeyes’ defense has been suspect against lesser conference opponents this season. All of this culminated in

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The Time to Impress

Remember what happened last year when the Buckeyes faced Indiana? Allow me to refresh your memory. No. 8 Ohio State sauntered into Bloomington’s Memorial Stadium at 6-0, coming off consecutive wins against ranked opponents to open the Big Ten schedule – the latter of which was a 63-38 dismantling of then No. 21 Nebraska. The

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Hyde, Buckeyes extend streak to 22, but about that defense…

In another game in a weak schedule that the Buckeyes were heavy favorites, they took care of business yet again on the road. Braxton Miller moved the offense with his legs more than his arm, and Carlos Hyde exploded, particularly late, accounting for five total touchdowns and 270 yards of offense. The Buckeye defense missing

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Ohio State blows out the Boilermakers 56-0, now 21-0 under Meyer

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This game was never going to be close, but Purdue did themselves no favors. We weren’t even a full minute into the game when Doran Grant returned Danny Etling’s interception to the house to put Ohio State up 7-0. Purdue proceeded to go three and out on their next possession but a crappy punt gave

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Urban Meyer, Mad Scientist: On the Dual-QB formation

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Exchanges are some of the most fundamental actions in football. Center to quarterback. Quarterback to running back. If a team struggles to execute these simple things, then it is highly likely that team will not be successful. Last week in the blowout of Penn State, Urban Meyer debuted a new formation and teased the possibility

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Braxton and the Bucks hand Penn State record-breaking loss

686 total yards. 408 yards rushing. 63 points. 9 touchdowns. I could stop there, because in a way that really says it all. For the sake of storytelling, however, I’ll continue. Braxton Miller looked as good as he has in scarlet and gray. Carlos Hyde continued to build on the momentum of his last two

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