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Leaving his mark

"Are you having fun?" boomed the voice. "Yes!" was the response, although not as loud as the voice thought for a group of 90 or so kids. Those kids had been out running around for a few hours on a warm Saturday morning, so the voice gave them another opportunity. "Are you having fun?" "Yes!!!" came the response, much more enthusiastically this...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes pick up two more 4-star prospects

After a red-hot June, Ohio State's football recruiting effort rolled right into July with a pair of pickups Wednesday. First to jump on board was Cincinnati St. Xavier linebacker Justin Hilliard, the No. 1 linebacker in the country according to Scout.com. Later in the morning, St. Paul (Minn.) Cretin-Derham Hall defensive end Jashon Cornell followed suit with a verbal commitment...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Meyer mines Cincinnati for top linebacker prospect

Justin Hilliard of Cincinnati St. Xavier is the 11th verbal commitment for Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class and the second linebacker, joining Nick Connor of Dublin Scioto. He is the seventh recruit from southwestern Ohio in Urban Meyer’s three-plus years as head coach of the Buckeyes and the third from Cincinnati, joining Adolphus Washington (Taft) and Sam Hubbard (Moeller...
Via Cus Words Blog
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State lands five-star recruit Raekwon McMillian

The much-maligned Ohio State Buckeyes defense landed a huge shot in the arm on Monday afternoon by landing five-star linebacker Raekwon McMillan. McMillan, a 6-foot-2, 242-pound linebacker from Hinesville, Georgia, announced his commitment in a live ceremony at his school on Monday morning, providing Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer with yet another player from SEC country. After...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Arm Chair Quarterback: Looking Back, Looking Ahead.

The Buckeyes closed out the Big 10 season with a disappointing loss in the B1G Championship game. The 34-24 loss to Sparty ended the winning streak at 24 and denied the Buckeyes the championship that they had to have to play for the crystal football. They were going to lose one under Urban Meyer at some point but what a great ride, the last 24 games have been. Losing to Michigan...
Via Buckeye Empire
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State keeps winning but injuries mounting on lines

Ohio State keeps winning as the undefeated Buckeyes blew out Illinois on Saturday, but they suffered two new injuries to starters while doing so. Joey Bosa, 6′-5″270 lb. freshman left the game with a neck sprain and did not return. Bosa had 4 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Bosa was replaced in he defensive line by Adolphus Washington, a 6′-3″ 292 lb. sophomore who finished with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes wondering how they can replace Bryant

No. 4 Ohio State has done without standouts such as quarterback Braxton Miller, tailback Carlos Hyde, cornerback Bradley Roby and defensive lineman Adolphus Washington at times this year. Now the Buckeyes will have to make their way without the player acknowledged by his teammates as the leader of the defense, free safety Christian Bryant. Bryant, a starter in 27 games across his...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at the Coaches Poll: Week 4

#1 Alabama  The Good: Alabama was able to dominate yet another opponent. AJ McCarron completed 20 of 26 passes for 258 yards and a TD. Alabama’s defense was stout while holding Colorado State to 6 points. The Bad: The Crimson Tide’s offense is still not firing on all cylinders as they are 13th in the SEC in total offense. Their leading rusher on Saturday was held to 47 yards...
Via Buckeye Empire
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

DC's Week 3 Picks

If Week 3 goes anything like Weeks 1 and 2, we're in for some pleasant surprises and big upsets. I don't know if our pick records can take any more hits this early in the season, so let's hope we're on point this week.  THE PICKS #1 Alabama at #6 Texas A&M Game of the Week (Preview Friday) Vanderbilt at #13 South Carolina Brendan's Pick: A couple...
Via Double Coverage Football
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at the Coaches Poll – Week 2

It’s hard to believe that two weeks of college football are already in the books. Some teams have surprised me, some have not. I mentioned several times throughout the off-season that Florida was the most overrated team in the country and Saturday’s loss to Miami proved me right. Oregon is starting to look more and more like a top 3 team, although I still think they will lose...
Via Buckeye Empire
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Game Preview: Indiana

Heading to the end of our preview series, we take a look at a surprising opponent from last season, the Indiana Hoosiers. 2012 REVIEW Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 B1G) Indiana (4-8, 2-6 B1G) Heading into last year’s match up in Bloomington, everyone thought the Hoosiers would put up a fight but the Buckeyes would eventually roll through town with a blowout. It sure looked that way early...
Via Buckeye Empire
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Game Preview: @California

As part of our Buckeye Empire Summer Series, we are taking an early look at each game on the Ohio State schedule, from Buffalo all the way to Pasadena. Today’s article covers the Buckeyes Week 3 game against the Golden Bears of the University of California. 2012 REVIEW Ohio State (12-0, 6-0 B1G) California (3-9, 2-7 Pac-12) The two teams are on almost opposite sides of the spectrum...
Via Buckeye Empire
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Game Preview: San Diego State

2012 REVIEW Ohio State (12-0, 6-0 B1G) Buffalo (9-4, 7-1 Mountain West) Ohio State and San Diego State will meet for the 4th time ever this season, the previous three being won by the Buckeyes by a combined 70-31 score.  The closest of those games came in the 2003 season where the Bucks squeaked out a 16-13 win.  The Aztecs, who play in the Mountain West Conference, are entering...
Via Buckeye Empire
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Springtime is for Receivers

The Ohio State Spring Game, with the looser “rules” than a standard regular season game, often produce wild results for a number of offensive and defensive positions. Take, for example, the number of sacks registered by Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence. In total, there were 11 sacks by both of the defenses, something that would make the nightly Sportscenter had it happened...
Via Buckeye Empire
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Springtime is for Receivers

The Ohio State Spring Game, with the looser “rules” than a standard regular season game, often produce wild results for a number of offensive and defensive positions. Take, for example, the number of sacks registered by Adolphus Washington and Noah Spence. In total, there were 11 sacks by both of the defenses, something that would make the nightly Sportscenter had it happened...
Via Buckeye Empire
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

In The Trenches – Defensive Line

  This is where championships are won and lost; between the front 5 of the offense and the front 3-4 of the defense. It is also where Ohio State has much to improve on. This may come as a shock to some of you, but Ohio State ranked 34th in the nation in 2012 in total defense. Where they excelled, to a point, was in rushing defense. This is due in large part to the defensive line...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Player Profile – Adolphus Washington

  Earlier this week we talked about the uphill climb that Noah Spence would have to replace John Simon on the defensive line. Another heralded five star recruit has equally large and hungry shoes to fill. Adolphus Washington is in his second year with the Scarlet and Gray and by all accounts had a very promising Freshman year backing up both Johnathan Hankins at the tackle position...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 THE CHASE – DEFENSIVE LINE

Photo Courtesy ESPN.com When you build a house, the foundation of the house has to be right. If not the house will be of low quality and will not last long. Foundations are something you don’t get to see very often but they are hugely important. For the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2013, the defensive line will be the foundation of everything they accomplish on the defensive side of...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Athlon Sports gives Ohio Stadium top spot in Big Ten Rankings; releases preseason all-conference team

Athlon Sports ranked the stadiums in the Big Ten, and the pride of Columbus, Ohio came out on top- “There is little doubt that the Horseshoe is the Big Ten’s best place to watch a game. A great nickname, awesome traditions, tremendous fan support and commitment, elite level of success, High Street and the Banks of the Olentangy make Ohio Stadium a bucket list destination for...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Stuffing the Run

Courtesy of The Dispatch When it comes to thinking of the great defensive players in OSU history, usually they are names like Spielman, Katzenmoyer, Hawk, Laurinaitis, Vrabel, Willis, Tatum, and Doss. All of those names did many things great, but one thing was a constant, stopping the run. Yes the home of the Silver Bullets has been known for churning out great defensive backs along...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Player Profile: Rashad Frazier

  “Like a good neighbor”, Rashad Frazier, “is there”. Rashad Frazier is the classic definition of a “project”. The Middletown High School graduate only played one year of high school football but at 6’4, 271 pounds, there have been enough flashes of potential that he will have the honor of wearing Scarlet and Gray as part of the 2013 Silver Bullets. Rashad Frazier...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Position Review: Defensive Line

Continuing with the Buckeye Empire Summer series, this week we at the Empire will be brining you our faithful readers all the info that you can handle regarding the 2013 Defensive Line. This is the position that the Buckeyes will have the biggest questions at this year, because the position will be full of young guys. But before we can jump into 2013 we have to look back on the glorious...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington ready to live up to expectations

John Simon was one of three former players to receive championship rings at halftime of this past Saturdays Ohio State spring game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. The defensive end more than did his part in helping the Buckeyes run the regular season table with a 12-0 record despite the specter of sanctions that kept them out of the Big Tens championship game and any postseason...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington, defensive line answer critics in Ohio State spring game

(photo courtesy USAToday Sports/Greg Bartram) Never doubt Urban.... Never doubt Urban... Never doubt Urban - those are words to live by in life as a college sports fan and should be on your daily reminder list, especially after what was witnessed on Saturday in Cincinnati as the Scarlet beat the Gray 31-14 in front of over 37,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium. The traveling Buckeye...
Via Bloguin Best
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington, defensive line answer critics in Ohio State spring game

(photo courtesy USAToday Sports/Greg Bartram) Never doubt Urban.... Never doubt Urban... Never doubt Urban - those are words to live by in life as a college sports fan and should be on your daily reminder list, especially after what was witnessed on Saturday in Cincinnati as the Scarlet beat the Gray 31-14 in front of over 37,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium.  The traveling...
Via Crystal Ball Run
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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