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Ohio State Game Preview: @TTUN

2012 REVIEW Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 B1G) TTUN (8-5, 6-2 B1G) We won, they lost. They were still celebrating their one game winning streak as Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde steamrolled them on their way to completing a perfect season. Devin Gardner comes back to visit the Devin Gardner shaped impression in the Horseshoe turf in the exact spot where Zach Boren planted him with authority...
Via Buckeye Empire
August 22, 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

Tight Ends and Full Backs 2012 Review.

When Jim Tressel ran the football program at The Ohio State University, the role of a full back and the tight end were basically the same, block. This role fit well into the offensive scheme of ‘Tresselball’ where the roll of the offense was to control tempo and clock and keep the defense off the field. 2011 was a continuation of the Tresselball philosophy and without Tressel...
Via Buckeye Empire
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Zach Boren, More Than Just a Fullback

Boren at Ohio State If there is one thing for sure, the Houston Texans are one of a handful of teams that still utilize the fullback position, and rookie Zach Boren is the exact definition of a fullback. The rookie from Ohio State measures in 6-0 and 255 lbs. and fits right into what the Texans are looking for at the position. Boren was a team captain for the Buckeyes team in 2012...
Via State of the Texans
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Player Profile – Jacoby Boren

The Boren family has been making an impact at The Ohio State University for what seems like forever. The story began way back in 2008 when an unhappy Justin Boren left the University of Michigan to join the Buckeyes. In doing so, Justin, unknowingly, created a Buckeye legacy and shocked just about everyone, including his father, a Michigan grad. Justin went on to some successful...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 26, 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

2013 The Chase – Linebackers

All week long, we have been bringing you extensive looks into the linebacker position for 2013. We looked at some of the young guys, as well as the two leaders of the group: Ryan Shazier and Curtis Grant. Those two are going to have to lead a core of young talent into battle this season. The vets are going to need each young LB one to contribute if the Buckeyes want to remain undefeated...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

How Firm Thy Friendship

Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee announced his retirement yesterday, effective July 1st. As my time as president draws to a close, know that my love for Ohio State will continue to grow. #HowFirmThyFriendship — E. Gordon Gee (@presidentgee) June 4, 2013 Gordon Gee was probably the best Ohio State President in recent memory, a fundraising machine. But he never let his lofty position...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Season in Review – Linebackers

    One of the places that The Ohio State University has always excelled was with their linebackers corps. From Chris Spielman and Andy Katzenmoyer to A.J. Hawk and James Laurinitis, the Buckeyes have produced some of the NFL’s most promising linebackers as well as some of the collegiate game’s most punishing and feared. 2012 saw a depleted linebackers unit, so depleted in...
Via Buckeye Empire
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Boren In Familiar Territory

Though Zach Boren enjoyed an immensely successful career at Ohio State, the former Buckeyes captain only has to go back to his senior year of high school to remember being doubted. After going undrafted in April's NFL Draft, Boren will use that same motivation to make the Houston Texans' roster.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Undrafted Free Agents: Houston Texans

The Houston Texans know they will have some company atop the AFC South this year. Closely trailing them are the Indianapolis Colts and if this were a track meet, the distance between front runner and trailer would be inches and seconds.The Texans, fresh off another division title and lackluster performance in the playoffs, had a good draft where they added speed at receiver in DeAndre...
Via Football Nation
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Texans UDFA List

Here is a list of the Houston Texans undrafted free agents.  These have not be confirmed by the team.   2013 UDFA Class   Justin Tuggle, Inside Linebacker, Kansas State, 6-3, 244  lbs. Travis Howard, Cornerback, Ohio State,  6-1 200 lbs. Willie Jeffeson, Outside Linebacker, Stephen F. Austin, 6-6 234 lbs. Graham Pocic, Center, Illinois, 6-7 310 lbs. Ja’Gared Davis, SMU, Outside...
Via State of the Texans
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes' defense looking for a few good leaders

Whenever coach Urban Meyer discusses his leaders from last year's surprising 12-0 season, he invariably points to members of the defense. Linemen John Simon, Nathan Williams, Garrett Goebel and Johnathan Hankins, linebackers Zach Boren and Etienne Sabino and cornerback Travis Howard did much of the work to transform a 6-7 team into only the sixth unbeaten and untied squad in...
Via Fox Sports
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes' defense looking for a few good leaders

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Whenever coach Urban Meyer discusses his leaders from last year's surprising 12-0 season, he invariably points to members of the defense. Linemen John Simon, Nathan Williams, Garrett Goebel and Johnathan Hankins, linebackers Zach Boren and Etienne Sabino and cornerback Travis Howard did much of the work to transform a 6-7 team into only the sixth unbeaten...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Who'll join Shazier as Buckeyes' linebackers?

Coach Urban Meyer and the rest of his staff don't mince words when it comes to Ohio State's linebackers. They know that the success of the 2013 season may depend on how things shake out at the position. Developing some linebackers to go with the injured Ryan Shazier is one of the top priorities during Ohio State's spring workouts. Gone are last year's mainstays...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes looking for leaders in spring practices

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer New year, new look, some regrets but high hopes. That's what the Ohio State Buckeyes face as they open spring practices on Tuesday. Many of the team's best-known and most talented players return from last year's 12-0, turnaround season, including Sports Illustrated cover boy Braxton...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes looking for leaders in spring practices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- New year, new look, some regrets but high hopes. That's what the Ohio State Buckeyes face as they open spring practices on Tuesday. Many of the team's best-known and most talented players return from last year's 12-0, turnaround season, including Sports Illustrated cover boy Braxton Miller, along with running back Carlos Hyde, linebacker Ryan Shazier...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Scouting Combine: Seven Buckeyes invited

The NFL Scouting Combine is February 20-26 in Indianapolis. Seven Ohio State Buckeyes were extended invitations to the combine this year in preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft. They are- FB Zach Boren OT Reid Fragel DT Johnathan Hankins LB Etienne Sabino LB John Simon WR Jake Stoneburner DT Nate Williams Perhaps the biggest surprise in this group is the exclusion of CB Travis Howard...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Empire Q&A: Dillon Bates

2014 4-Star OLB Dillon Bates   In Buckeye Empire’s latest Q&A, I spoke with the 2014 4-star, 6-3 218-pound OLB Dillon Bates out of Ponte Vedra High School (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL).  Dillon is the son of former Tennessee Volunteers 4-year starter and Dallas Cowboys safety Bill Bates.  According to 247sports.com, Dillon has a 91 overall rating, is ranked the 214th best overall...
Via Buckeye Empire
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Mitchell commits to THE Ohio State University

  After getting a committment from linebacker prospect Trey Johnson yesterday Ohio State Buckeye fans have reason to rejoice again today as Urban Meyer and company have secured the verbal commitment of outside linebacker prospect Mike Mitchell.  He chose the Buckeyes at the nationally televised US Army All American Bowl over Texas A&M and Oregon but also had scholarship offers...
Via Buckeye Empire
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Empire Q&A: Kyle Berger

2014 4-Star OLB Kyle Berger   In yet another Q&A for Buckeye Empire this week, I spoke with the 2014 4-star, 6-3 205-pound OLB Kyle Berger out of St. Ignatius High School (Cleveland, OH).  According to 247sports.com’s 2014 class analysis, Kyle has a 90 overall rating, is ranked the 22nd outside linebacker in the country, and the 19th best overall player in Ohio.  247sports...
Via Buckeye Empire
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Buckeye Six Pack: The Game

It feels so strange that there will be no more Ohio State football games. Especially after the team finished undefeated. Let’s get to it… 1) Stepping Up. In big games, nobody has been bigger for Ohio State in the last three years than John Simon. Seeing him in street clothes to start the game made me nervous. Extremely nervous about this defense. The first half didn’t do much...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bank Blog: Quick Thoughts Defense

Ohio State capped an undefeated season by defeating Michigan 26-21 Saturday in Columbus. Senior Zach Boren saved his best performance for last, and he helped key a dominant defensive effort in the second half.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State fan videobombs Zach Boren interview after win over Michigan (GIF)

An Ohio State Buckeye fan stormed the field and videobombed an ESPN interview with linebacker Zach Boren after Saturday's win over Michigan. The OSU fan first popped in front of the camera, then stepping back and peeking between Boren and his interviewer. To top it off, the Buckeye fan overshadowed both of them by making the 'OHIO' letters with his arms and destroying...
Via Holdout Sports
November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

No bowl for Buckeyes? This week, it's no issue

Understandably, the countdown to Saturday's Ohio State - Michigan game includes discussion of what might have been for the 11-0 but bowl-banned Buckeyes and several what-if scenarios. The Buckeyes have earned the right to be highly-regarded and highly-ranked, and to think about what might have been if not for the one-year postseason ban levied by the NCAA. This week, though,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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