this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
For whatever it is worth, here is a local (Reading, Pennsylvania) news article from this morning quoting Anzalone's father "clarifying" his and his son's view of Ohio after the recent kerfuffle about the spring game and the pictures with the registered sex offender.
I'm not sure whether this is really a clarification, or a changing of the mind, or something else.
Boise State at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ESPN
Indiana State at Indiana, 8 p.m., Big Ten Network
Vanderbilt at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTN
Notre Dame at Michigan State, 8 p.m., ABC
Utah State at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN
Ball State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN
Syracuse at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTN
Louisiana Tech at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN
Wisconsin at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Nebraska at Ohio State, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Ohio State at Indiana, 8 p.m., BTN
Penn State at Iowa, 8 p.m., BTN
Ohio State at Penn State, 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2
Michigan at Nebraska, 8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2
Some of my notes:
-Our game at Notre Dame will be a night game. I'm not sure why that's not included on this schedule.
-The above would put Ohio, Nebraska, IU and us at 3 prime-time games each. As for why IU is getting 3 prime-time games, I don't think anyone really knows.
-Purdue is the only team with no prime-time games.
Hit the link for some of their notes on the match-ups:http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/category/_/name/michigan-wolverines
"All you've got to do is look at Oregon," Meyer said. "We're committed to it. We're still going to pop a huddle once in a while, but we're committed to it."
"I've never run the triple-option until this year," Miller said. "It's neat. There are a lot of things that go into it. I can't wait to run it."
We knew he was moving to the spread, but I thought some people predicted he wold run a hybrid for a while or mold his system to his players. Obviously, if he is fully committed to a full no-huddle spread with the triple option, there are a number of questions:
1. Does he have growing pains similar to RichRod? I know Miller can run, but the team overall is not designed for this.
2. What was all that talk to Bri'onte Dunn about using "big backs"? Doesn't that seem more unlikely in this type of offense? Is it possible Meyer wasn't up front with recruits?
3. I know Oregon had a pretty good defense one year and WVU too, but have any no-huddle spread teams ever consistantly had a good defense? Will the top defensive players in the midwest notice this?
Some care, Some dont.. OSU gets their hope to takeover or be next in line to Braxton Miller...And Michigans defense gets a new chew toy ..Go Blue
Title basically says it all. Ohio doesn't release the viewing area, but the structure will be 124*42. They'll be adding new speaker systems throughout the stadium as well. For reference, our scoreboard structures are 108*62 (I couldn't find dimensions for Sparty's new boards). Ohio Stadium will also get text ribbons on the side opposite the scoreboard and HDTV's in the concourses.
The new HD, Panasonic scoreboard will be 42-feet-by-124-feet - the current scoreboard is 30-by-90 and is not HD - and will utilize Surface Mount Diode LED technology that will provide a sharper, clearer and brighter picture with extra wide viewing angles of over 140 degrees.
Article on how Urbz is instilling toughness into Ohio players. Tidbits include garden hose refreshments, sprints and worse food for the sissies.