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Buckeye Breakdown: The Anatomy of a Blitz

The “Silver Bullets” is a term coined from Buckeye defenses of the past who were notoriously aggressive and flew around the field creating havoc. Aside from a few lean years, the defense has been true to form of late. But with defensive coordinator Greg Schiano in charge, the defense appears to be playing faster and more aggressive…


Elsewhere in College Football — Week 7

Seven weeks of the college football season are in the book and so far, if there are plans to make a movie of this book, chances are the film won’t completely suck. Big plays; record setting performances—both good and bad–wild finishes and other oddities worth noting are what this column is all about and the past weekend of action didn’t…

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Nebraska QB on Ohio State: ‘That’s What We Want To Be’

Ohio State’s 56-14 win over Nebraska was a major statement that the Buckeyes are legitimate 2017 national title contenders. But for the Cornhuskers and their fans, it was also a three-hour reminder of just how far they are from being at that level. OSU scored touchdowns on its first eight possessions. The defense dominated the Huskers so thoroughly that the Nebraska tradition of releasing balloons after their first score was…

Dobbins Retakes Central Role In Buckeye Attack

For three straight games entering the showdown in Lincoln, Ohio State’s offense hung more than 50 points on the scoreboard, and did it without much involvement from its emerging star of a freshman running back. J.K. Dobbins failed to reach 100 yards rushing against UNLV, Rutgers or Maryland, and didn’t have a reception in any of those games either. Both of those streaks ended early against Nebraska. Dobbins had an…

The Small Change That Brought the OSU Offense To Life

Bench the quarterback! No, it’s the offensive line! Actually, the receivers are to blame! You’re all wrong – it’s just bad playcalling! Everyone from Youngstown to Portsmouth had a theory about why Ohio State’s offense had been so lethargic in the Buckeyes’ 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. At that point, the unit had looked somewhere between lethargic and non-existent for 4.5 of its previous five games stretching back to the previous…

Buckeye Offense Hitting Its Stride

Another week, another record-breaking performance by Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and the Buckeye offense. Ohio State tied a school record in its 56-14 win by hitting 50 points for the fourth game in a row, and set a new OSU mark by topping 500 yards in total offense for the fifth consecutive game. It was the most points Nebraska has ever allowed at Memorial Stadium in a conference game.…