Bank Blog: College Football Playoff Possibilities For October 25

In Bill Greene’s latest Bank Blog, he takes a look at the college football world as a whole and breaks down everyone’s playoff chances. Where do the Buckeyes stand? What about Oregon? Are the Nittany Lions now out? What about Notre Dame? Bill categorizes every team in an order that explains their playoff possibilities. Available …

Bank Blog: College Football Playoff Possibilities for October 4

In Bill Greene’s latest Bank Blog, he takes a look at who is still standing in the College Football Playoff race. Are things looking better for the Buckeyes and who is still in their way? Bill runs down every contender and puts the nails in the coffins of those who are no longer in the …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Quarterbackageddon 2021 and Realignment Madness

Chip and I are back after a bit of a summer hiatus and it’s a pity there’s nothing to talk about, but we managed. The big news, of course, is the reclassification of Quinn Ewers and his early entry into the program at Ohio State. What does not having that extra year of separation mean? …

College Football Playoff Director Speaks On Management Committee’s Review Of 12-Team Proposal

The College Football Playoff management committee met this week to discuss the 12-team playoff expansion proposal put forth this month. Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, spoke with reporters in person and via a teleconference on Friday to discuss how the meetings went and the result of the deliberations. The highlights …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: The Pros and Cons of a 12-Team College Football Playoff

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss some of the problems that people have with the 12-team playoff expansion proposal and try to ease some concerns. They talk through issues like the diminishing of the regular season, the toll being too severe for the players, travel difficulties, teams sitting starters, and much more. Buckeye Scoop · …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Transfer Window, NIL, and Playoff Expansion

The offseason continues to roll on, which means we’re rolling closer to the 2021 college football season. We’re eager to get back to it, of course, but there are still things to talk about as we roll up on the first day of summer. Chip and I start off this week’s show by discussing some …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: It’s Time to Ditch the College Football Playoff Committee

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the recent 12-team College Football Playoff proposal, including who it involves, next steps, improvements that would help, concerns, and much more. Buckeye Scoop · It's Time to Ditch the College Football Playoff Committee

College Football Playoff Group Talks Expansion, Discusses Future of the Game

Following the announcement that the College Football Playoff is now examining a move to a 12-team playoff proposal, members of the management committee participated in a teleconference with reporters to discuss why the 12-team proposal was the favored recommendation. They also answered a number of questions regarding their proposal and the future of college football. …

Twelve-Team Playoff Proposed by CFP Working Group

A proposal to change the current four-team college football playoff format has been presented by a sub-group of the College Football Playoff’s management committee. The proposal would expand the current playoff field from four teams to 12. “The four-team format has been very popular and is a big success,” the members of the four-person working …

College Football Playoff Expansion Could Be Coming Soon

The College Football Playoff management committee is considering several different possible options for College Football Playoff expansion in the coming years. The expansion of the field has been viewed as close to a certainty in recent years, but Friday afternoon the College Football Playoff organization issued a statement confirming that it was actively being considered. …

Fulton Analysis: Couldn’t Keep Pace

An Ohio State offense that needed to keep pace with Alabama largely lost any chance to do so with Trey Sermon’s opening play injury in the Buckeyes’ national championship loss. Ryan Day’s offensive system is predicated upon the wide zone stretch play. Although the aim point of the play is the inside leg of the …

Fulton Analysis: Death By A Thousand RPO Cuts

A short-handed Ohio State ran into a buzz saw in its 52-24 national championship loss to Alabama. The Buckeyes’ defensive scheme was a poor matchup—schematically and personnel-wise—for the Crimson Tide’s RPO-heavy offense. As previously discussed, Ryan Day utilizes a variant of Pete Carroll’s NFL scheme. The defense generally plays a coverage where the safety is …

10 Observations: Bama runs past Buckeyes for National Championship

Ohio State’s dream season came crashing to an end on Monday night, falling to Alabama and the Crimson Tide’s explosive offense 52-24 in the National Championship game. My 10 Instant Observations from a tough night for the Buckeyes in Miami. 1.Credit to Alabama. The Crimson Tide were the better team the whole way. That was …

Scoop Staff Picks: Will the Buckeyes add another championship?

Another CFP showdown with Alabama, but this time for all of the marbles. Ohio State has overcome injuries, COVID absences, and schedule disruptions to make it to Miami and a chance for another National Championship. Can the Buckeyes, who come into the game as eight-point underdogs, pull off another upset after dominating Clemson last week? …

Fulton Analysis: Breaking down the Alabama offense

Despite operating the number one SP+ offense (an advanced statistical measure of efficiency—Ohio State is number two), Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian does not utilize a bevy of plays. Instead, he operates a few schemes that build off of, and are centered on, one core concept—the run-pass option. With an RPO, the quarterback reads a …

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