College Football Landscape About to Change

Two huge stories that broke yesterday will have different, but significant impact on the College football scene. I’ll start with the last one. Late last night the story came out that the NCAA is sanctioning USC with a 2 year ban on bowl games and a loss of 20 scholarships. Consider that a little welcome

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Ohio State Shuts Down High Powered Offense

Watching the Buckeyes cruise to a 38-0 victory Saturday I wondered out loud how bad Colorado must be. Toledo opened the season by putting up 31 points against Purdue in a loss, and then beat Colorado 54-38. 85 points in 2 weeks, and then that disaster on Saturday? Perhaps the Buckeye defense is much better

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Of Sports and Time Travel

This week, there has been a lot of talk about that one touchdown scored by USC.  The picture shows that USC might not have actually scored a touchdown.  The waves of groaning, whining and complaining emanated from around the Buckeye world.  The logic, seemingly being, that if that touchdown had not counted, then the Buckeyes

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O-U-T-C-O-A-C-H-E-D

Denny can be proud if he wants. I’m quite annoyed. Congratulations coach. Your team just blew a game they absolutely should have won. I give credit to the defense. They did a great job all night. You cannot expect ANY team to hold USC an entire game without a drive for a TD. They held

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Quick Hitters

The football season is officially underway. What an exciting first game it was too. Very proud of the way both teams gave everything they had and left it all on the field. Too bad it had to end in a tie. (I’m talking about Jr. High football, what game are you thinking of?) Yes, I

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No Bye Week for Buckeyes

Ohio State plays 12 games this season, 8 against Big Ten opponents and 4 non-conference games. That is nothing new. But the Buckeyes will play those 12 games in 12 consecutive weeks. Sept. 5 vs. Navy Sept. 12 vs. USC Sept. 19 at Toledo Sept. 26 vs. Illinois Oct. 3 at Indiana Oct. 10 vs.

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Kaluka Maiava: From Boar Hunting to Ball Hawk

When watching the Browns allow an amazing 151.9 yards per game on the ground in 2008, there was no doubt that filling in the middle of the 3-4 defense was going to be key during this off-season.  On draft weekend, while watching the team pass up on inside linebacker Rey Malaluga in favor of OSU wide

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Pranksters Get to Pete Carroll’s Conference Call

Sorry for the long quote, but this is a pretty funny one.  Apparently some crank callers got through on a conference call with Pete Carroll this week.  Doug Lesmerisis writes: About 20 minutes into a call with Carroll, someone who indentified himself as associated with a fake website asked Carroll in a garbled, if almost

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Halftime Panic? – Ohio Leads Ohio State 7-6

Ohio State might be missing Beanie Wells today, but the lack of performance from the Ohio State offensive line makes it unlikely that even a completely healthy Wells would be able to do much to help. Ohio University put together a 72-yard drive in the first half to take the lead 7-3. On that drive,

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