Probable Start Times @ PSU & The Game

Probable Start Times @ PSU & The Game

Submitted by Eastern Wolverine on November 1st, 2015 at 11:21 AM

What are consensus thoughts regarding probable start times for @ PSU on 11/21 and OSU on 11/28? My guess is for 3:30 or 7:00 (if possible) @ PSU followed by 3:30 for The Game. I realize 12:00 is traditional for OSU but aren't we likely to see 3:30 again a la 2006 for obvious reasons?

Ohio State: New Black Helmets

Ohio State: New Black Helmets

Submitted by markusr2007 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:58 PM

More uniformz sacrilege coming your way because apparently everything that ever existed must be destroyed by 21st century creative marketing grads.  The mary jane leaves become all the more relevant and appropriate. "So many bong hits man, I blacked out..."


OSU team captain gave Obama bunny ears during White House photo

OSU team captain gave Obama bunny ears during White House photo

Submitted by Leaders And Best on April 23rd, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Ohio State team captain Michael Bennett gave President Obama bunny ears during their team photo at the White House.

And his now deleted tweet:

Did the bunny ears show up on TV or was it too late?

— Mike (@mike63bennett) April 20, 2015

Ohio changes reference to Michigan game

Ohio changes reference to Michigan game

Submitted by FabFiver5 on February 1st, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Per a tweet from Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio has changed the schedule on the wall to something with a little bit of a Brady Hoke-ism. This is the kind of stuff that makes the rivalry fun IMO...

@PDBuckeyes In OSU team meeting room for #SigningDay, schedule on wall for 2012 lists "that team up north" instead of Michigan.

Luke Fickell Contract & Compensation: $775K for 2011...until Jan 31, 2012*

Luke Fickell Contract & Compensation: $775K for 2011...until Jan 31, 2012*

Submitted by markusr2007 on October 20th, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Summary of Luke Fickell's signed employement contract here.

$775,000 total compensation for Fickell.

Tressel's total compensation was $3.5 million per year.


The contract, released by the university on Thursday, makes it very clear that Fickell is not guaranteed a job after the agreement ends Jan. 31, 2012.


“This agreement is renewable solely upon an offer from Ohio State and an acceptance by coach,” the contract stipulates in section 2.0 under Term. “This agreement in no way grants coach a claim to tenure in employment.”

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, who did not immediately return a call requesting comment, has said that Fickell will be a candidate for the permanent job but that the school will do a nationwide search to find its next head coach. Rumors of potential candidates have been circulating ever since 10-year coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign.

Contract in PDF form:


Eleven Warriors: "(Jim) Bollman, the Greg Robinson of Offensive Coordinators for 2011"

Eleven Warriors: "(Jim) Bollman, the Greg Robinson of Offensive Coordinators for 2011"

Submitted by markusr2007 on October 3rd, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Classic and delicious stuff here:

Bollman (let's refer to his offense 'Walrusball' going forward) has now produced two games where the Buckeyes failed to score more than seven points. He is on his way to becoming known nationally as the Greg Robinson of offensive coordinators for 2011. All he needs is a little stuffed Brutus to sick on JB Shugarts' neck every time he does what JB Shugarts always seems to do.

Edge of Despair: 11W on The State of Buckeye Football

Edge of Despair: 11W on The State of Buckeye Football

Submitted by BlueDragon on September 12th, 2011 at 11:53 PM

In an effort to help provide more general Big Ten coverage, here are two interesting (and schadenfreude-laden) items posted on Eleven Warriors today:

1)  The Edge of Despair, on the State of Buckeye Football.  Long story short, it's not good.  I was at the first two games of Ohio State's current season, and a dramatic last-minute finish versus Toledo--Toledo!--is not in the Ohio State modus operandi.  His description of the game environment, when corrected for OSU Tatgate bias, is accurate in many details.

Edge of Despair

2)  Highlights from OSU-Toledo.  The choice of song and tone is hilarious.  Not pictured:  Turnovers, throws to Tacopants, missing starters, repeated booings of Bausermann's throws to Tacopants.  /notsayinjustsayin

Edit:  Star Trek : Star Wars :: Denard Robinson : Notre Dame

OSU Compliance About to Get Overhauled in Operation "Maximum Objectivity"

OSU Compliance About to Get Overhauled in Operation "Maximum Objectivity"

Submitted by markusr2007 on June 23rd, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Ohio State compliance about to get overhauled.

"Perhaps consider moving towards a more centralized function for compliance while developing more checks and reporting within the system that ensure and promote maximum objectivity," Schottenstein said.

I don't know about "centralized".  The location is part of the problem. How do you hire anyone who is an Ohio native to live near Columbus and demonstrate maximum objectivity with respect to compliance and investigations?  Very hard to maintain objectivity with people making arson and death threats if you don't see things a certain way. Having an OSU degree, being a former player, or a fan does not exempt you (Herbstreit, Spielman) from such threats.

In this case, since "maximum objectivity" is the desired outcome, I think it's best to have the entire Ohio State compliance department fired and re-staffed with Nepalese Ghurkas.  They swear loyalty to no one but the government of Nepal and the Queen of England. They would be virtually impervious to bribery, free car deals, extortion, tats and local threats of violence.  The Ghurkas have a tough, physical consititution, they're great at all kinds of guerilla warfare and secret ops, and can live off of "things that would make a billy goat puke". 

Loeffler Called It - OSU

Loeffler Called It - OSU

Submitted by Glen Masons Hot Wife on May 31st, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Scott Loeffler used to say "I don't negative recruit, except for one school.... Because they f***ing cheat... He wears a sweater vest."

He would mention that the dude is basically a phony. The sweater vest, WWJD bracelet, clean cut thing was a big front. I think when you hear it from someone that recruits against him, is part of the whole coaching network, there's some juice to it (rival school or not).

I was hearing the same type of stuff about fulmer. Talking to some of his employees and former recruits, it turned out to be legit. His recruiting pitch was to ask players what their favorite car was.

So no, it wasn't all tin-foil conspiracy theorists down on Tressel. 

Anyway, I think Brady Hoke is one lucky guy. I don't think he was going to have a winning record against Tressel. I don't think it's going to happen against Kelly either. But hey, we may have a shot at OSU now.

OT - Schadenfreude moment in the draft...

OT - Schadenfreude moment in the draft...

Submitted by UMFootballCrazy on April 24th, 2010 at 2:47 PM

I just read something that made me smile at the bottom of this draft breakdown article at

"The first Ohio State player chosen was linebacker Thaddeus Gibson, 116th overall by Pittsburgh."

That put a big grin on my face and here I thought they were supposed to be a talented team.