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Social Distancing: Ohio State’s Rush Offense vs. Michigan’s Rush Defense

This is the fourth in our series examining the Ohio State and Michigan football rosters through the scope of recruiting that began last month. The first piece was just an overall look at both rosters and it revealed findings such as the OSU roster has 33 players on it who were ranked in the top 100 of their respective recruiting classes. Michigan, on the other hand, has only five.

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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Recruiting From Home Ain’t So Bad

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss a recent Twitter poll asking Ohio State fans if they would accept a loss to Michigan this year if it meant the college football season would begin on time and unencumbered. They then discuss Friday’s conference call with Ohio State football’s director of recruiting Mark Pantoni.

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Turns Out, Buckeye Fans Aren’t Interested In Losing To Michigan, Even Hypothetically

So there I was, just minding my own business on a Friday afternoon, taking part in a YouTube session talking Ohio State football with Mark Rogers of MarkRogersTV, Steve Helwagen of Bucknuts, and Kevin Noon of Buckeye Grove, when I happened to tweet out this innocent little Twitter poll. “Buckeye fans, would you accept a loss right now to Michigan this year if it…

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Social Distancing: Michigan’s Passing Game vs. Ohio State’s Pass Defense

Last week we started a series on the vast differences between recruiting at Ohio State and Michigan. We took the respective recruiting rankings of every scholarship player on both rosters (as well as Penn State, who operates possibly as some kind of control group in the woods) and began comparing them against each other. But not quarterbacks vs. quarterbacks…

Chris Olave Ohio State Football Buckeyes Michigan
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Social Distancing: Ohio State’s Passing Game vs. Michigan’s Pass Defense

We began our Social Distancing series examining the recruiting of Michigan and Ohio State on Thursday with a broad look overall at the two rosters and the respective rankings of their scholarship players as recruits. Now we move forward with a more compartmental look, concentrating our focus on distinct areas of the field and how they compare. Today, we’ll take…

Ohio State Buckeyes Ezekiel Elliott vs. Michigan 2014
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Social Distancing: Ohio State Recruiting vs. Michigan Recruiting

If your hypothesis is that Ohio State football has distanced itself from Michigan football, all you’d really need to prove it is the scoreboard since 2001. Even more recently, the Buckeyes have won eight in a row over the Wolverines, with the last two getting very out of hand. The concerning thing for the Michigan football program, however, is that if you look at the compositions…

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Water Cooler: It’s Third and 11 Late Vs. Michigan, Who’s Your QB and WR?

With the shortage in national pastimes happening right now, we thought we’d turn to one of our other national pastimes — standing around the water cooler and arguing about sports. So Tom Orr and myself have begun a series where we take interesting and somewhat random sports topics and lay out our thoughts on them, just as you have done and will do again…

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It’s Been 3,000 Days Since Michigan Beat Ohio State

On November 26, 2011, Michigan beat Ohio State, 40-34. The loss capped a 6-6 regular season for the Buckeyes and propelled the Wolverines to a Sugar Bowl berth against Virginia Tech. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 marks exactly 3,000 days since that day, the last time Michigan won The Game. A number like “3,000 days” can be hard to wrap your head around, especially…