Trailing Wisconsin 14-0 midway through the second quarter and faced with a fourth-and-nine from their own 26-yard line, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day sent punter Drue Chrisman out onto the field, presumably to send the ball back to the Badgers, and possibly allowing them to add to their already-double-digit lead.
COLUMBUS – The last time an Ohio State head football coach was recognized as Big Ten Coach of the Year was 1979, the same year that current Buckeye coach Ryan Day was born. But that all changed on Tuesday when Day was named the Dave McClain Big Ten Coach of the Year Award, as voted on by the conference’s media. Exactly one year ago to the day…
COLUMBUS — Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach Jeff Hafley met with reporters on Tuesday. He provided some insights into the Buckeyes’ adjustments on defense against the Wolverines and also previewed this weekend’s matchup against Wisconsin. Also speaking with the media were quarterback Justin Fields, cornerback Jeff Okudah, receiver KJ Hill, and more.
Just last year, for instance, Michigan was the betting favorite and came into the contest with the best statistical defense in the nation. That is, until Urban Meyer looked like Red Beaulieu with a stolen playbook. Jim Harbaugh and Don Brown (collective Coach Kleins in this Waterboy comparison) had no answer for a Buckeye team that put up 62 points and won by 23.
Let me just say that Mountain Time is pretty excellent for old timers like myself when it comes to night football games. They wrap up right around my senior citizen bedtime and that makes me happy. On the other hand, when you’re meeting a good friend in Colorado and have a few local beverages the night before, a noon game (now all of the sudden a 10 am kickoff) makes for a rough showing.
Ohio State may be without two key starters in tomorrow’s game against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Buckeyes have released their availability report for Saturday and senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper and senior wide receiver Austin Mack are both listed as game-time decisions. Both players dealt with injuries in camp, but both have also been able…
And like that, the Buckeye victory train keeps on rolling. Even with their big brains, the Wildcats of Northwestern had no answers for Ohio State last Saturday Friday night. The Buckeyes scored more and gave up less than I projected, making me feel like a Negative Nelly for yet another week, despite picking them to win by nearly five touchdowns.