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Backup tailback Rod Smith leaves No. 13 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Backup tailback Rod Smith has left the Ohio State team to deal with some personal issues. Head coach Urban Meyer confirmed the move on Tuesday in an email. He says the Buckeyes will continue to support the fifth-year senior. Smith has had a troubled past, frequently in and out of the doghouse, in his college career. He had seen action in all seven games for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Backup tailback Rod Smith leaves No. 13 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Backup tailback Rod Smith has left the Ohio State team to deal with some personal issues. Head coach Urban Meyer confirmed the move on Tuesday in an email. He says the Buckeyes will continue to support the fifth-year senior. Smith has had a troubled past, frequently in and out of the doghouse, in his college career. He had seen action in all seven games for the...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Ohio State RB Rod Smith dismissed from team

On Monday night ElevenWarriors.com reported that sources were telling them senior running back Rod Smith was being dismissed from the Buckeyes team following a violation of team rules. On Tuesday morning, Cleveland.com is reporting the same information. It’s interesting because just a few weeks ago, Smith was being singled out for praise by Meyer — who showcased Smith’s play...
Via Talking 10
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Dismisses Rod Smith

Late Monday night, Eleven Warriors’ Patrick Maks reported that Ohio State senior running back Rod Smith has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.The Ft. Wayne area standout had struggled to meet team expectations off the field during his tenure, but had found a solid niche as a short yardage back and kick returner during his senior season. Smith’s presence...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes Handle Rutgers 56-17

The Buckeyes welcome the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to the friendly confines of Ohio Stadium for the first time as a Big Ten Team. The welcoming was none too friendly, however, as the Buckeyes controlled the game from start to finish on the way to a 56-17 victory. JT Barrett had another excellent day throwing the football, completing 19/31 passes for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns. He...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

That Balanced O

Sometimes in the wild world of college football, taking a week off is your best option. A week after rudely welcoming Maryland to the Big Ten – a performance that moved them from 20th to 15th in the AP poll – The Ohio State Buckeyes wawere idle and free to watch the chaos unfold. The result: another two-spot jump in the polls that has the Buckeyes back in the hunt as a dark horse...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday Night Rumble: Why You’re Here

We’ve reached the second off week and the Buckeyes are 4-1. With the nightmare of Virginia Tech long since put to rest, the scarlet and grey are getting things rolling at just the right time. Progress is being made in all facets of the game with the maximum of potential still appearing to be a long way from being reached. We’ve got some things to discuss. It’s Wednesday, let’s...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes flex their muscles in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- Ohio State welcomed Maryland to the Big Ten with a mix of old-school power and new-fashioned finesse Saturday. In a 52-24 victory, the 20th-ranked Buckeyes flexed their muscles on one of the conference's newest members, serving notice they will have a major say in how the race for the first Big Ten East division title turns out. In their first ever clash against...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye sets Offensive Record in 50-28 win vs. Cincinnati

Titan offenses clashed on the grass of Ohio Stadium on Saturday night.  The Ohio State Buckeyes countered the aerial attack of Cincinnati with a power running game. And it took the defense pulling away in the fourth quarter for the home team to pull away with their 40th straight win against in-state opponents — a 50-28 win over a team that many consider the favorite to win the...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buckeye Hangover – Week 2: Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech

Photo courtesy of USATSI/http://www.cbssports.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Sorry folks, no Buckeye Hangover podcast this week. We experienced some technical difficulties which I discovered during post production. We had no time to record a new podcast and we weren’t...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 Ohio State bounces back from upset, beats Kent State 66-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Down and disappointed, No. 22 Ohio State needed a lift. A rout of an overmatched opponent couldn't have come at a better time. J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes -- five in the first half -- to lead the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes to a 66-0 victory over Kent State on Saturday. "Where are we and do I like where we're at?" head coach Urban Meyer...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes roll over Kent State 66-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State has officially moved on from its painful loss to Virginia Tech. J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes -- five in the first half -- to lead the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes to a 66-0 victory over Kent State on Saturday. The win was the 39th in a row over an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes (2-1), who haven't lost since a 7-6 setback...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes roll over Kent State 66-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State has officially moved on from its painful loss to Virginia Tech. J.T. Barrett matched a school record with six touchdown passes -- five in the first half -- to lead the 22nd-ranked Buckeyes to a 66-0 victory over Kent State on Saturday. The win was the 39th in a row over an in-state opponent for the Buckeyes (2-1), who haven't lost since a 7-6 setback...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Offense Flashes Brilliance in 66-0 Win over Kent State

The Ohio State offense scored fast and often Saturday afternoon, as the Buckeyes scored on 7 of their 8 drives in the first half en route to a 66-0 victory against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Ohio Stadium. JT Barrett started the game on fire, throwing for two touchdown passes on the first two Ohio State offensive possessions. After a 4 play — 44 yard drive that ended in a...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buckeye Hangover – Week 2: Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech

Photo courtesy of USATSI/http://www.cbssports.com/ Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Sorry folks, no Buckeye Hangover podcast this week. We experienced some technical difficulties which I discovered during post production. We had no time to record a new podcast and we weren’t...
Via In The Neutral Zone
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumblin’, Stumblin’, Bumblin’: VaTech Eve

There is much to talk about when it comes to the good, the bad and the ugly in Ohio State football this week. I want to take the opportunity to express how proud we are here at tBBC of all of the former Buckeyes representing in the NFL. Hat’s off especially to Corely Linsley showing America what hard work will do for you, all you need is an opportunity! Let’s get rolling with...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trio of backs powering Buckeyes run game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Without brawny Carlos Hyde and his 1,521 yards rushing, many Ohio State fans expected the worst out of the tailback position this season. So far, it's been a bright spot. "Last year, we had a guy who was a 20- or 25-carry guy," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. "We have some pretty capable players. We also don't have that body type to go just slam it in there...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trio of backs powering Buckeyes run game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Without brawny Carlos Hyde and his 1,521 yards rushing, many Ohio State fans expected the worst out of the tailback position this season. So far, it's been a bright spot. "Last year, we had a guy who was a 20- or 25-carry guy," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. "We have some pretty capable players. We also don't have that body type to go just slam it in there...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trio of backs powering Buckeyes run game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Without brawny Carlos Hyde and his 1,521 yards rushing, many Ohio State fans expected the worst out of the tailback position this season. So far, it's been a bright spot. "Last year, we had a guy who was a 20- or 25-carry guy," Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said. "We have some pretty capable players. We also don't have that body type to go just slam it in there...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes run game relies on Elliott, Smith, Samuel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Many Ohio State fans were worried when Carlos Hyde took his 1,500 yards with him on graduation day. They figured with Hyde gone, the Buckeyes would have a hard time finding someone that productive. But Urban Meyer isn't sweating it. After a 34-17 victory over Navy in the opener, he's pleased with the job done by his three-head tailback, starting with Ezekiel...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

First Ohio State depth chart leaves some questions

After some delay, Ohio State released its first official depth chart of the season Wednesday, three days ahead of the Buckeyes' season opener against Navy in Baltimore.  While these often must be taken with a grain of salt because playing time remains up to the whim of the coaching staff, nearly one third of the positions on offense and defense had more than one player listed as...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Ten Breakdown: Ohio State Buckeyes Full Preview

Urban Meyer has been the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes for two years, during which he's compiled a 24-2 record, had two undefeated regular seasons, not to mention two wins over Michigan. However, he has yet to win a Big Ten title, a national championship or a BCS Bowl. It is true that 2012 was limited by sanctions, including a bowl ban, but that doesn't change the facts.Heading...
Via Football Nation
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes continue preseason with lineup in flux

Ohio State preseason football practice rolled on this weekend with a scrimmage at the Ackerman Road fields. It was closed to the media, but head coach Urban Meyer said afterward standouts included running backs Rod Smith and Bri'onte Dunn. Meyer also had good things to say about offensive lineman Taylor Decker, who has moved from right tackle to left tackle this year, and Darryl...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State spring football reactions: Offense

Evaluating the offense the same way as the defense is hardly fair considering all of the injuries that beset the Ohio State scoring unit, but there were some lessons to take away from the spring nonetheless. For one thing, the depth the Buckeyes were thought to have at running back is real. Ezekiel Elliott showed he brings a very enticing package of size and skill to the position...
Via Cus Words Blog
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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