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Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘Our guys are better than your guys’

Everybody has a subject that they bristle at when it is brought up. For some Buckeyes, that subject has been impossible to avoid this week. It’s probably a good thing that the team only met with the media on Monday and has been on lockdown the rest of the week. That subject, of course, is Michigan football, and you can’t go anywhere in the city of Columbus this week without…
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Pat Elflein’s Single-Minded Introduction to The Game Came on Marcus Hall’s Double-Birded Farewell

“Be prepared.” It’s not just for Scouts. It also goes for football players. Be prepared. Why? Because you never know when the guy in front of you on the depth chart is going to get into a fight and get ejected and offer up a double-barreled salute to a non-adoring public as he is escorted off of the playing field. Fortunately for the Buckeyes, Pat Elflein had prepared, and was…
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Michigan Mini-Mailbag – Peppers as a Buckeye; Wrinkles; Containing Explosive Butt; More

I’m the kind of guy who can run a Michigan Mailbag every week of the year because I’m endlessly interested in this rivalry. Despite that interest and desire to run a bunch of Mailbags, it’s already Wednesday and I’m just getting to my first one. I’ve got enough submissions for two or three more, but probably not enough days to get it done. Still, if you’ve got something you want…
Jabrill Peppers Upended by Ezekiel Elliott
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Peppers Wants to See How Buckeyes ‘Respond to Physicality’

Football is a physical sport, and that physicality is only intensified during rivalry games. The same holds true for the Ohio State – Michigan rivalry. For decades, former Buckeyes and former Wolverines have said that this is the hardest-hitting game that they played in every season, and they said those words with reverence while rubbing a shoulder or craning their neck in living memory. This Saturday’s game is obviously going…
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Video: Michigan Game Trailer – In This War Fight Like Hell

Four more days. That’s all. To tide you over until then, Ohio State has released their official trailer/hype video for the Michigan game. Of course, it won’t tide you over once you see it. Just the opposite will happen, in fact. You will find it impossible to wait until Saturday. You will look at the clock and the hands will begin to move counter-it wise. You will look outside and…
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If You Are Younger Than 94 Years Old, Then Ohio State Has a Winning Record Over Michigan in Your Lifetime

Being an Ohio State or a Michigan fan, you know that the Wolverines own the advantage in this rivalry. It’s not the advantage that it once was, but it’s still an advantage. Michigan leads the series — which began in 1897 — with a record of 58-47-6 against the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes didn’t get a win in the series until their 16th attempt, putting them well behind the eight ball…
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Saturday’s Stakes Reach Beyond Potential Playoff Berth

There is football of a bit of consequence being played Saturday near the Olentangy River, as you possibly have already heard. It has been a decade since both Ohio State and their rivals up north entered the regular season finale with legit chances at the national title still intact. When the rivalry last had these stakes, the Buckeyes won 42-39 and earned a shot at the national title. Rather than getting too bogged down in the specifics of what happened subsequently in Arizona, let’s just say that OSU’s beloved current head coach won his first crystal football that night and leave it at that.   

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Michigan Monday: The Time for Waiting is Over

Michigan (10-1, 7-1) defeated Indiana (5-6, 3-5) 20-10 on a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon filled with snow and relief. The snow — and the relief — came toward the end of the game when the outcome was finally no longer in doubt. Michigan was without quarterback Wilton Speight, who reportedly has a broken collarbone. Despite the reports, Jim Harbaugh hasn’t confirmed anything. Speight dressed and pretended to warm up…