Ohio State Game Preview: Vs. Penn State

As we move toward the conclusion of the Buckeye Empire summer series, we are reviewing the Buckeyes 2013 opponents. Today we will take a look at the Buckeyes Week 9 opponent, Penn State. 2012 Review Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 B1G) Penn State(8-4, 6-2 B1G) By the time the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions hooked up in Beaver Stadium last year both teams were in a groove and had arrived. Neither...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Punter From Down Under

The Columbus Dispatch broke some interesting news today that could barely overshadow the announcement that President E. Gordon Gee is retiring July 1st. It seems that Head Coach Urban Meyer has his punter and he’s from down south. No, not Florida. Even further South. Not Cuba either, those guys play baseball, not kick footballs. Meyer went all the way to Australia to get his man...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Player Profile – Drew Basil

Over the summer, Buckeye Empire will be bringing you an in-depth position by position breakdown and highlight the young men that will be pursuing perfection and the hopes and dreams of hoisting the crystal ball in Pasadena this coming January. We continue our series with Special Teams and the starting kicker/interim punter Drew Basil. With All-Everything Punter Ben Buchanan exhausting...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kicking it into Reverse: Ohio State’s 2012 Special Teams Unit

Drew Basil – Under Pressure Yet Again Over the summer, Buckeye Empire will be bringing you an in-depth position by position breakdown and highlight the young men that will be pursuing perfection and the hopes and dreams of hoisting the crystal ball in Pasadena this coming January. We begin our series with Special Teams and the 2012 season in review. In 2012, Urban Meyer and the...
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May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoma’s Coffin Corner – Cal Special Teams

  D’Amato pushes another FG attempt wide left. (Ed. Note: Jon typed this on his iPhone, so be gentle. Pray for his computer’s recovery. Jon’s dedication to deliver his special teams analysis article from last weekend’s game against California prompted him to get tennis thumb. Thankfully, our health insurance here on the Death Star covers such things.)  Special teams don’t...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Offense Breakdown – Miami (OH) vs. Ohio State

  Fullbacks scoring Touchdowns? MADNESS! It was well known long before the ink was dry on Head Coach Urban Meyer’s contract that he is a guru when it comes to the offensive side of the football. All of Buckeye Nation, from Columbus to Guatemala expected an explosive offense from Meyer, especially considering he was handed a gift in Braxton Miller, a Quarterback tailor made for...
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September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Special Teams Breakdown – Ohio State v Miami (OH)

  The Ohio State special teams were not extremely special in the season opener, but that is mostly because they did not have to be. The Buckeyes were solid in all facets of the kicking game, but not remarkable in any. Fortunately, there were no spots where a big kick or play in the return game were needed, as Miami (OH) was dominated in most facets of the game. HIGHLIGHTS Punt:...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Inside Fall Camp – Part 2

  The pressure of Fall Camp can be overwhelming, but there’s more than one way to relieve that strain…   The games continue off the field: Chimdi Chekwa:  “My favorite part was when the veterans messed with the freshmen’s beds.” I want to preface this section by saying that hazing was never allowed by coaches and never went any further than what you are about to read...
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August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Despite Changes, Buchanan Still In Good Hands

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Ben Buchanan. The Ohio State punter goes into his third year as the starter with a third head coach in that time, but his newest mentor, Urban Meyer, is yet another coach that preaches the importance of special teams.
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

No Debate: Special Teams Play Huge Difference in Gators' Victory

There was confusion in the press box and even on the sidelines. When Ohio State's Ben Buchanan had his fourth-quarter punt blocked and returned for a touchdown by Florida freshman Graham Stewart, officials initially credited the block to sophomore Solomon Patton, who stormed in from right. Replays, however, seemed to show that senior Chris Rainey, who beat his man up the...
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss Gator Bowl: Florida, Ohio State Have Long Way To Go

Neither Florida nor Ohio State had created much offensive fireworks in a disappointing season for both former champions. Everyone knew Troy Smith, Ted Ginn, Tim Tebow or Percy Harvin were not stepping onto the field to save this year's Gator Bowl contest between two former college football powerhouses. Today's game in Jacksonville certainly suggests both offenses...
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January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State Buckeyes P.M. Links: Ben Buchanan is a weapon; Bruce and Cooper on Paterno; the last trip to Purdue was not good for OSU

Punter Ben Buchanan has given the Buckeyes a solid boot.
November 10, 2011  |  Discuss
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