Found November 17, 2011 on Nittany Lions Den:
Hey NLD.  My apologies for last week’s lack of a Behind Enemy Lines segment – we were a little preoccupied for obvious reasons.  But we’re back this week, as Phil Shie joins us from EyeAndEerBlog.com to talk about this year’s Buckeyes and what to expect this Saturday. 1) This is the first year of the Luke Fickell era.  What has he done differently with this year's squad compared the Tressel?  What are the biggest differences between the 2011 Buckeyes compared to years past?  Is Fickell here to stay, or is he strictly an interim coach? If Fickell had any chance of being more than interim coach, that disappeared with a blocked extra point last week against Purdue. The differences in Fickell's one year and the prior Tressel era are pretty minimal. Scheme-wise you won't see much different than previous years on either side of the ball. There have been some differences, such as practice styles, game preparation, etc. but for the most part it seems Fickell was instructed ...
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