Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘He’s the best in the country’

The Most Important Trait Success in college football can be broken down into two basic components: recruiting and development. You can’t win without talented players, so it’s best to start out with as much talent as possible. That happens in recruiting. Like most places, Ohio State has a dedicated scouting staff run by Mark Pantoni …

Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘I saw the talent as soon as I got here’

It can be both a blessing and a curse to have a job where your boss has also manned your same position. On the positive side, the boss knows what the job requires and they know what an acceptable performance looks like at that position. On the negative side, the boss knows what the job …

CJ Stroud Excited For Added Challenges In 2022

As a redshirt freshman last season, Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud set school records in pass efficiency (186.56) and completion percentage (71.9%). His 4,435 yards and 44 touchdown passes were second all-time in OSU history behind Dwayne Haskins’ 4,831 yards and 50 touchdown passes in 2018. In his first season as a starter, Stroud produced …

Spring Recap: Buckeyes More Than Just CJ Stroud At Quarterback

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll go over each position group over the next two weeks with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State quarterbacks. [Previous: Linebackers] Quick Position Overview The Buckeyes return starter …

CJ Stroud Decision Making, Offensive Understanding Key To Successful First Season

Key quarterback traits include both the tangible and intangible. The tangibles would be arm strength, athleticism, and size. The intangibles are things like ability to lead, desire, and the kind of fearlessness that can pick up a first down when a team absolutely needs it. Decision-making can float between both worlds. The preparation and results …

Five Buckeyes On Offense Who Need Strong Performances In The Rose Bowl

The last time the Buckeyes took the field, they were bullied and beaten up by the Michigan Wolverines. For the first time since 2011, they lost to a rival. But it wasn’t just a loss, it was an unsettling display by a team that was seemingly exposed on the line of scrimmage. Now, they are …

CJ Stroud Opens With Second-Best Odds To Win 2022 Heisman

If everything goes as expected, Alabama quarterback Bryce Young will walk away as only the second two-time Heisman Trophy winner next year, joining former Ohio State Buckeye Archie Griffin who won the award in 1974 and 1975. Young has opened up as the initial favorite to win next year’s award as college football’s most outstanding …

Stroud Finishes 4th In Heisman Voting

NEW YORK – Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud had a record setting season for the Buckeyes, but the Heisman Trophy remained elusive as the redshirt freshman finished 4th in balloting for the 2021 award. Alabama’s quarterback Bryce Young took home the hardware with more than twice as many total points of anyone else in the …

A Look Behind The Heisman Venue

NEW YORK – It will be a small crowd tonight for the Heisman Trophy Presentation as the finalists, former winners and other dignitaries will descend upon Jazz at Columbus Circle for the actual presentation. The media will be offsite watching the event but we did get a chance on Saturday to take a look at …

Big Me Kickoff: Here Comes The Heisman

NEW YORK – The Big Me Kickoff show has made its way to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation, and it only fits that the top college football award and the top college football podcast go hand-in-hand. We obviously are here to follow Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud around the process as the …

Photos: From Heisman Media Day

NEW YORK – Friday was media day at the Heisman Trophy Presentation and three of the four finalists were in town as Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh will get in by Saturday after winning another national award. Of course, we are here to cover Ohio State’s CJ Stroud and while we had the chance to talk …

Stroud Humble About Heisman Opportunity

NEW YORK – It has been a strange journey for Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud over the course of the 2021 season. Before the season reached the quarter-way point there were fans that were questioning if he was the quarterback to lead the Buckeyes. Now he is in New York as one of four finalists …

CJ Stroud named a Heisman Finalist

Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud is New York-bound after being named one of four finalists for the 2021 Heisman Trophy Award. He joins a field including quarterback Bryce Young of Alabama, defensive endAidan Hutchinson of Michigan and quarterback Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh as the award for the nation’s top college football player will be awarded …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Sparty Rewind and TTUN Preview

Welcome to Hate Week. The Ohio State Buckeyes wasted no time putting the Michigan State Spartans away, flexing their offensive muscles and racing out to a 49-0 lead before allowing the visitors to dent the scoreboard. Along the way, Kenneth Walker III all but exited the Heisman Trophy conversation thanks to a strong showing by …

Stroud Doubles Up On B1G Awards Post-MSU

There should be little surprise that the Big Ten honored Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud with not only its Freshman of the Week award but also its Offensive Player of the Week award. This marks Stroud’s second time winning the offensive player honor and seventh time winning the freshman of the week award. The Big …

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