Posted September 03, 2012 on
Ohio State came out and showed a little bit of everything – both good and bad – in its 2012 football debut last week. We look at how that should turn out to help Urban Meyer and his staff prepare the Buckeyes for next week against a tougher opponent.

iPads help Buckeyes get a head start on game prep

Technology has touched every phase of American life. It's certainly changed how Ohio State's coaches and players get prepared for a game. Each Buckeye has an iPad that allows him to watch clips personally tailored for them to preview an upcoming opponent. The coaches are able to draw up specific plays and emphasize techniques and talking points sent to their position groups...

Ohio State moves up to 14th in AP poll

  Braxton Miller led Ohio State to a 56-10 win over the RedHawks in Urban Meyer’s debut in Columbus. Ohio State has moved up four spots this week to 14th after their 56-10 victory Saturday over the Miami (OH) RedHawks in Ohio Stadium. Their preseason ranking in the AP Poll was 18th, coming as a surprise to some who thought the 6-7 Buckeyes of a year ago may have to work their...

Helmet Stickers – Ohio State v Miami (OH)

  Week One of the 2012 Ohio State football season is officially behind us. The Buckeyes didn’t come out firing on all cylinders in the first quarter as we had hoped, but they definitely finished strong in closing out Miami (OH) 56-10 to mark the first win of the Urban Meyer Era convincingly. With that, it’s time to pass out some helmet stickers for a select few who performed...

Why Ohio State didn’t take the ‘High Road’

Although this analysis of the confounding reinstatement of Ohio State backup linebacker Storm Klein comes a week after the fact, I decided instead to see whether there would be any resonating outrage over this and other off-season arrests of current Ohio State University (OSU) football players.  As a resident of Central Ohio for 27 years and an alum of OSU, I had hoped that someone...

Bucks move up to No. 14 in new AP poll

Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes moved up to No. 14 in the lastest Associated Press top 25 college football poll that was released earlier today. Ohio State jumped...

Ohio State Football: Meyer’s Debut a Success

Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team opened the season on Saturday with a 56-10 win over the Miami (OH) Redhawks. The Buckeyes started out slow, but a spectacular touchdown catch made by WR Devin Smith in the second quarter ignited the OSU offense and then, they never looked back.  Quarterback Braxton Miller finished with 207 yards passing and 161 yards rushing, a single...

Meyer has Bucks' sights set on Central Florida

By Marcus HartmanOriginally published at Before Urban Meyer looked forward to his teams matchup this week with Central Florida, the Ohio State head coach took time to brag about the individual performances of some of his new players in a 56-10 pasting of Miami (Ohio) last weekend. Meyer identified more than a dozen players who qualified to be part of the Champions...

Touchdown Tuesday – Ohio State v Miami (OH)

  Miami of Ohio gave dozens of gifts to the Buckeyes during the first quarter of Saturday’s game. Play after play, the RedHawks should have put points on the board, but the quarter finished with them only scoring one field goal, making taking a 3-0 lead into the second quarter. I have to imagine Urban Meyer had a few choice words for several members of the offense, who racked...

Barker Visits Buckeyes and Cardinals

Conner (Ky.) Hebron junior quarterback Drew Barker, a prospect with six offers, visited Ohio State and Louisville over the weekend. He recapped what he thought, what each of those coaching staffs told him, and the list of schools who contacted him on September 1st.

5 Answers: Miami at Ohio State

Every week we look back at how Ohio State handled five key areas. This time we examine the Buckeye offense overall, the pass protection, the wide receivers, red zone offense and the Miami passing game.

Urban’s Buckeye debut nearly perfect

On Saturday, Ohio State’s offense rolled up 538 yards in total offense with 27 first downs in the Buckeyes’ 56-10 win over Miami (Ohio). There’s just one problem. What about...

Sunday Observation: Urban's First

Urban Meyer's first game as Ohio State's head coach likely couldn't have gone better. He lead the team to a blowout win, he listened to “Hang on Sloopy” after the third quarter and he sang the university’s alma mater following the game. Before he gets prepared to do it all over again in a week, we take a look back at some key observations from the first win of his Buckeye career.

Friday Night Lights

Throughout the high school football season, will be following the progress of Ohio State’s football commitments. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

From the Sidelines – Ohio State v Miami (OH)


Ohio State Moves Up To 14; Michigan Drops To 18 With Loss To Alabama

The most recent AP poll has been released- RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Alabama (45) 1-0 1481 2 USC (11) 1-0 1435 3 LSU (4) 1-0 1382 4 Oregon 1-0 1295 5 Oklahoma 1-0 1170 6 Florida State 1-0 1135 7 Georgia 1-0 1083 8 Arkansas 1-0 992 9 South Carolina 1-0 980 9 West Virginia 1-0 980 11 Michigan State 1-0 915 12 Clemson 1-0 788 13 Wisconsin 1-0 664 14 Ohio State...
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