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There are wins and then there are small victories.
Garrick McGee has to settle for the latter.
In his first season as the coach at UAB, he's trying to upgrade a program that has struggled in the transition in the public's perspective from sneaky-good basketball power to big-time football contender. He knows he doesn't have as much talent as No. 16 Ohio State does coming into Saturday's game at Ohio Stadium.
So McGee measures a season in incremental improvements. That's what you do when your team is 0-2 and a 37-point underdog.
''It is really hard, because there is no evidence with the wins and losses,'' he said of the small steps forward his team has already made despite losing 39-29 to Troy and 49-6 last week at No. 8 South Carolina. ''If you really study the film and really study the guys' technique and their understanding of the game plan on offense and defense, the way they communicated, got lined up, recognized formations - th...
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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is off to quite the start this season.
He’s had an amazing touchdown run in both games this season.
In my opinion as long as the Buckeyes keep winning, he’ll be a fixture in the Heisman Trophy race.
He’s already my preseason favorite for the award entering next season.
His coach knows something about taking quality athletes that...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Braxton Miller ran for two touchdowns and No. 16 Ohio State overcame a lethargic, mistake-filled effort to hold off UAB 29-15 on Saturday in the Buckeyes' final tune-up before Big Ten play.
UAB (0-3) more than held its own against the Buckeyes (4-0), who committed drive-killing penalties, had a punt blocked for a touchdown and had trouble scoring against...
Nothing you’re about to read here is news. It’s all stuff that most of us already knew. But the big deal here is everything you’re about to read here came from the mouth of Urban Meyer.
Yes, the same Urban Meyer that swept Tim Tebow off his feet on the recruiting trail. And the same Urban Meyer that got so close with Tebow that the two once got all nuzzly on the sideline.
Braxton Miller should run his way closer to the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.
University of Alabama Birmingham (0-2) vs. Ohio State (3-0)
Kickoff 12 PM ET (Big Ten Network, Ohio State Radio Network)
Series Record: 0-0
Live Audio ($): 97.1 The Fan (Paul Keels/Jim Lachey)
Live Stats: CBS GameTracker
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Ask most USC fans, and they’ll tell you that the No. 1 reason Matt Barkley didn’t get an invite to New York last season for the Heisman Trophy ceremony was simply his team was on probation. After all, how could the upstanding voters of such a prestigious award as the Heisman, reward a player whose school had done so much wrong in the eyes of the NCAA? They couldn’t, at least...
If you're one of those who were confused, and maybe even a little upset, that Ohio State dropped four spots in the polls after their win last week, you only need to look to their opening series this week to understand why.
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In spite of themselves, the Buckeyes are still undefeated on the young season. Coach Urban Meyer narrowed the problems to “offense, defense and special teams,” expressed his disappointment and said his players have to get dramatically better before opening Big Ten play at No. 21 Michigan State on Saturday.
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