Fulton Analysis: Comeback

Ohio State overcame opt-outs, injuries, and a 14-point deficit behind CJ Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s record setting performances in the Buckeyes’ 48-45 Rose Bowl victory. Defensively, Utah used an increasingly familiar formula against the Ohio State offense. Targeting the Buckeyes’ heavy tendencies to run when in the pistol or under center and throw when in …

Did Scoop Eats Just Find The Top Enchilada?

SAN ANTONIO – Scoop Eats has moved East from the Golden State of California to the Lone Star State of Texas as attention shifts from the Rose Bowl to the All-American Game. That does not mean that we still don’t have our ample appetites for good food and while Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman are …

Scoop Eats: Who Tops The Burger Chain?

LOS ANGELES – It is our final full day in Southern California, and you can’t claim to have a top-notch food segment like Scoop Eats without doing a piece from In-N-Out Hamburgers. It has been in business since the late 1940s and for anyone who lives in one of the states that does not have …

Scoop Eats: Does Philippe’s The Original Pass Muster?

LOS ANGELES – We kept up with our Scoop Eats tour of famous downtown Los Angeles establishments by visiting Philippe’s The Original, home of “French dipped sandwiches” or just the French Dip to the less formal. As the story goes, in 1918 a sandwich was being prepared for a local policeman and the roll was …

Does Talent or Try Prevail in Rose Bowl?

LOS ANGELES – We are closing in on 48 hours until the 2022 Rose Bowl and the first opportunity for Ohio State to address some questions and concerns that were brought up after a disappointing regular season finale against “that team up north”. There are varying amounts of excitement about Ohio State’s game with Utah …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Early Signing, Portal News, and Utah Preview

We sort of blacked out for a while after The Game and, well, we just now started to come out of our funk. So, we thought, “why not do a show?” Chip Minnich and I start this episode of the Silver Bullets Podcast with a quick run through the highlights of the early signing period …

Phillips Had A Tough Decision Between Programs

LOS ANGELES – Sometimes fate intervenes. Ohio State fans certainly remember when class of 2020 cornerback Clark Philips committed to the Buckeyes in June of 2019 as the highest-rated member of the Ohio State recruiting class on the defensive side of the ball. That euphoria lasted just shy of six months as early National Signing …

Buckeyes Practice Under Sunny Skies For Rose Bowl

CARSON, Calif. – There were sunny skies in Southern California on Tuesday morning as both the Buckeyes and the Utah Utes went through their own practices offsite in preparation for the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl game. As other bowl games have faced sudden and disappointing cancellations it has been all systems go for the …

Scoop Eats: Who Says You Can’t Find A Free Meal?

LOS ANGELES – Scoop Eats is back on the road with the Rose Bowl. Our first edition is not going to be our most glamorous but people often ask us what a bowl trip is like and if we are given free food during the trip. The answer is yes, at least some of the …

It’s Always Sunny In Los Angeles?

LOS ANGELES – We are back on the road and couldn’t be any happier about that. Sure, it was an early wake-up call for us all as we had to go cross-country to make it out to the Rose Bowl for the start of the week of activities in advance of the Ohio State versus …

What’s The Catch With Utah’s Receivers?

Over the past two days we have talked about moments that defined Utah’s season and a very good running game for the Utes offense. Now we move into talking about the Utah passing game, an offense that is efficient enough but far from prolific. Utah rolls into the game with the nation’s No. 13 rushing …

Running Through Utah’s Run Game

On Monday we talked about moments that defined the Utah season as the Utes started off in a 1-2 hole only to figure things out and hand Oregon a pair of losses over the span of three weeks to win the Pac-12. 2021 was the third time in four years that Utah had reached the …

Will The B1G Make A Big Impact In Bowls?

Big Me Kickoff is here, and we are looking at the Big Ten games for the upcoming bowl season. No, we are not talking about the Rose Bowl for Ohio State or the Orange Bowl for Michigan, there will be plenty of time for that as time goes on. Instead, we are talking about the …

Defining Moments For The Utes

The Rose Bowl is less than two weeks away and attention turns to the Utes of Utah (10-3, 8-1), Ohio State’s bowl opponent. Pac-12 games are on late at night (in the Eastern Time Zone) on channels that people either don’t have or are unaware that they do have. We often hear the term “East …

Fulton Analysis: Knowles’ Defense

After two years of Ohio State often being held back by an overly simplistic defensive scheme that was repeatedly exploited—a situation that Ryan Day and Matt Barnes could only partly address in-season following the Buckeyes’ week two loss to Oregon—Day made perhaps the most important hire of his young tenure by bringing in Jim Knowles …

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