Braxton Miller could have Antwaan Randle El type NFL career


When Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller switched positions, many media members portrayed the decision as a selfless act by an individual placing team needs above his own. That’s a half-truth. Miller has no NFL future as a QB. He does have a lot of pro potential as a wide receiver though. So the situation is actually a win-win for Braxton Miller, for both his individual, and his team goals.

Take the case of former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El? Like Miller, he wasn’t tall enough to play quarterback in the NFL, so Randle El moved to receiver where he had a very fine pro career. He especially excelled on special teams. Braxton Miller is dynamic like Randle El, but he has more size.

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Running back controversy a good problem for Ohio State







The quarterback issue at Ohio State is settled. Braxton Miller is the starter – he solidified the position after a solid performance at Nebraska. Joe Bauserman further solidified the position after an abysmal performance (1-10 passing for 13 yards) when he came in for the injured Miller

The question now for Ohio State – and one that is a far better problem to have – is at running back. Carlos Hyde stepped up big against Nebraska, but senior Dan ‘Boom’ Herron returns from suspension this week, giving Ohio State the enjoyable problem of having multiple running backs who can be successful. [Read more…]

OSU Buckeyes Will Be Without Best WR, RB vs. Nebraska This Week


Ohio State A.D. Gene Smith announced today that further violations have been discovered and that three college football players have been declared ineligible for this weekend’s game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.  Those players are Marcus Hall, DeVier Posey and Daniel Herron. The university has submitted a request for reinstatement on behalf of each student-athlete, but it is anticipated that each will sit out at least the game this weekend.

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The quarterback controversy is just the surface of Ohio State’s issues

Luke Fickell







One of two things had to happen in the first five games: Joe Bauserman step up because of experience, or Braxton Miller step up because of sheer athletic ability. Neither happened. Now, Columbus is on edge. The Ohio State University has a full-scale, deeply troubling issue at quarterback. And five games into the season is an unpleasant time to be questioning a signal-caller.

But despite the quarterback issues that are key to Ohio State’s disappointing fall from grace and 3-2 record, there are a multitude of other problems that need fixing before the Buckeyes will be able to put another tally in the win column. [Read more…]

#16 Ohio State Buckeyes: College Football 77 in 77


2010 was the year that (technically) didn’t happen for Ohio State.  All 12 of the team’s wins from last season will never be recorded, including a win over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl that would have ended their all-time 0-9 drought against the SEC.  The 2010-2011 offense was supposed to be one of Jim Tressel’s best.   Now there is no Tressel, and three members of the starting offense are gone for at-least five games, with one Terrelle Pryor taking a permanent vacation from college football.

Yet from the ashes of the biggest scandal in Columbus since Maurice Clarett rises a squad that will still compete this year.  The team will be younger and much less experienced than anyone ever believed it would be, starting with new Head Coach, Luke Fickell, down to a green receiving corps mostly made up of freshmen and sophomores, but the talent is there.  The question is, will talent in lieu of a lack of  game experience be enough to carry this team to another Big Ten crown?

Did you like the intro? It was guest written by my OSU guy Jeff Beck. Now I’ll take over for the rest of the 77 in 77.

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Buckeyes Mike Brewster Leads Way for new Ohio State Quarterback


For the 2011 Ohio State Buckeyes, Center Mike Brewster is becoming a leader in the same mold as Alex Stepanovich, the Center on the 2002 national title team.

And leadership is an extremely valuable asset for a center to have, as they’re making all the calls in the trenches on offense, kind of like how a middle linebacker must make proper adjustments and calls on defense. It’s very key for a center to be calm and collected. NOT “calm and collective,” as you often hear athletes mispronounce the phrase. Unless they’re striving to be both mild-mannered and join a socialist, agrarian community with a Utopian vision of societal structure, then the phrase makes sense.

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