Found June 29, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
With the NCAA going to a new Playoff format I started thinking to myself, "How will the NCAA manage to screw over the Buckeyes and anyone else from the Big Ten for that matter?" Then I had several discussions with friends from home, Co-workers, and family members. The one topic that always seemed to come up was the SEC and how "great" they are from top to bottom. Maybe it is the Buckeye blood in me that is quick to call someone out on it when the mention of SEC even happens. However, it brought up an excellent point, one that even the king of the SEC himself (Nick Saban) made mention of it. What teams should be mentioned as "Elite?" What is it that qualifies teams as elite? Is it the conference its self? Is is the Traditions? Is it the history of the team?In my past discussions with people, we always try to come up with at least 10-15 teams we consider elite, from a National standpoint. Then we mentioned teams that would be dark horses, or the ones that...

Ohio State Player Profile: Taylor Decker

Photo Credit: The Ohio State University If there was ever an important recruit for Urban Meyer to grab in his first year as head coach at Ohio State, Taylor Decker was arguably the most needed. In hindsight, the offensive line has since become a position of incredible need moving forward. Not only that, Decker was an in-state talent that was heading to the forbidden grounds of South...

Opening The Lanes

  When it comes to the offensive line of a football team, the responsibilities boil down to two simple tasks: protect the quarterback in the pocket, and open up the running lanes for the tailbacks. In 2012, the Ohio State Buckeyes performed well in the second part of that equation, while needing quite a bit of work in the first half. It had been said all throughout the season that...
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