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Two-Minute Drill: Postgame Updates from Ohio State’s 30-27 Double-Overtime Win Over Michigan

COLUMBUS — Players and coaches spoke with the media following the Ohio State’s 30-27 double-overtime win over Michigan. Most of them were in very good moods, except for the visitor’s side. Urban Meyer Updates + Meyer received a call from his wife Shelley before he began speaking. He said she told him to bring home a gallon of milk. + On the fourth down attempts, Meyer said that Florida AD…
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Staff Picks: Michigan at Ohio State

It’s the most important Staff Picks of the year. This is the one staff pick that you get remembered for. When your staff picks days are done, people will always ask you, “What was your record picking the Michigan game?” You never want to be on the wrong end of this pick. I was on the wrong end in 2005 and I still hear about it from people who are…
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Five Predictions: Michigan at Ohio State

What more needs to be said? We are smack dab in the middle of the best time of the year and the glory of Saturday afternoon is just a day away. I almost feel bad spoiling what is going to happen, but if you didn’t want to know you wouldn’t have clicked. You have been warned. 1. Jabrill Peppers will have at least seven touches. Michigan is going to need…
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How I See It — Michigan at Ohio State

As the world’s foremost authority on things that I know, and the world’s second-most foremost authority on things that I think I know (my wife is the world’s foremost authority on that), I thought it would be appropriate for me to share what I know — and what I think I know — about The Game. Having watched every game each of Ohio State and Michigan have played for over…
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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…