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Illini Forward/Blogger Tyler Griffey: Books, Blogs, and Tweets

Could Illini power forward Tyler Griffey be the new Mark Titus? You know Titus, the former walk-on for the Ohio State Buckeyes who blogged about his basketball-related experiences at his site ‘Club Trillion’. Learn more about him here Today, Titus writes for ESPN’s new site, Unlike Titus, Griffey is a starter, and key contributor for his team. And he has different...
Via The Sports Bank
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Book Review: Don’t Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus

This book came out in March, but it is never too late for a review. Mark Titus’s claim to fame was through his blog, Club Trillion, which was based around his life as a benchwarmer at The Ohio State University. That is only a small part of his story, which is told in its entirety in Don’t Put Me In, Coach. Titus tells the story of his college years, which saw him go from team...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Oden was asked to do porn after his naked pictures hit the Internet

Former Ohio State bench warmer turned writer Mark Titus did a lengthy interview with Greg Oden, his former Buckeyes teammate. The two have known each other since playing AAU ball together in 2001, and it’s apparent in the write-up that Oden is a shy introvert who values his privacy. This was a rare interview where Oden opened up and revealed many details about his life. Oden allowed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Greg Oden breaks it down with Mark Titus

Greg Oden. The name brings up many emotions among basketball fans. For Ohio State fans (and many Cavaliers fans, like me), fond memories of his one (half) year in Columbus. And a desire to see him dominate in the Association.  For some columnists, it's a history-ignoring habit of suggesting that the Blazers were idiots for passing on Kevin Durant, when in fact same columnists...
Via Cleveland Sports Torture
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Book Review: Don't Put Me In Coach

Walk-on benchwarmers have a special kinship amongst them, so it's not surprising that I enjoyed Mark Titus's Don't Put Me In Coach.  For those not in the know, Titus was a walk-on for one of the best college basketball teams in the nation, Ohio State (2006-10), who, despite only scoring nine points in his career, became one of the most popular and famous players on the...
Via Hoops Manifesto
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Ohio State Walk-On Mark Titus Discusses His New Book 'Don't Put Me In Coach'

Over the last few years, Mark Titus has become an internet phenomenon with his popular website, which chronicled all the funny stories of Mark’s time as a walk-on with the Ohio State basketball team. Now a writer at, Titus has elected to write a book based off Club Trillion called 'Don't Put Me In Coach,' and on Monday he was nice enough...
Via Aaron Torres Sports
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Nutsacks, hoops, and the Chuck Klosterman effect. A Review of DON'T PUT ME IN, COACH, by Mark Titus

We all love the walk-on. They sit at the end of the bench, cheering, for 38 minutes a game, and then if their side happens to be winning by a blowout they enter ice cold and we fans go nuts. We want them to shoot the moment they touch the ball. We want them to score. We want them to rain threes. These walk-ons – who are talented enough to terrorize typical city league players –...
Via Run the Floor
March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Club Trillion Founder Mark Titus Publishes New Book: Don’t Put Me In, Coach

Former Ohio State bench warmer and blogger Mark Titus’ new book Don’t Put Me In, Coach will finally be available on bookshelves and at on March 6. Although Mark was never a star on the court at Ohio State, he did develop a cult following on his blog, On the site, Mark wrote many hilarious articles about his time at Ohio State and also about other...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Titus' 'autobiography' is a benchwarmer's view

MADISON, Wis. Mark Titus thought it was simply a one-time show of team solidarity when he examined pictures of Wisconsin's basketball players on the pregame scouting report three years ago. Titus, then a walk-on at Ohio State, noticed that every Badgers player seemingly had a freshly shaved head of hair in the style of a buzzcut. So he went through old scouting reports from...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Buckeye and the Buzzcuts | SportsDay

Aformer Ohio State walk-on basketball player, Mark Titus, has published a book, "Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey From the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench" (Doubleday, 257 pp.$24.95). One of the moving testimonials about the book comes from Titus' former coach, Thad Motta: "Of all the players I've coached in my career, Mark Titus...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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