Silver Bullets Podcast — Purdue Rewind & Sparty Preview

Ohio State didn’t have nearly as much trouble with the Purdue Boilermakers as we expected. Despite some defensive concerns in a game that was basically over at halftime, there wasn’t much to be upset about with a 59-31 win over the 19th-ranked team in the country. Chip Minnich and I broke down the game, which …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State at Nebraska

Ohio State visited Lincoln on Saturday looking to get the offense back on track after some red zone struggles against Penn State. The Huskers have a statistically good defense in the red zone but have struggled at times defending other areas of the field. That’s a longwinded way of saying that Nebraska generally may give …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Penn State

Ohio State hosted Penn State in what appeared to be a much less interesting game than originally thought after the Nittany Lions lost to Iowa and Illinois, and had an apparently wounded quarterback in Sean Clifford. But Clifford was feeling much better this week, and played like it, and the visitors raised the level of …

ScoopNotes: Confidence Building All Over For Buckeyes

Confidence without experience is better known as arrogance. It takes actual experience — and success – for real confidence to set in. Over the course of the first half of this season the Buckeyes have gained experience, and the confidence — both individually and as a collective program — has increased. The results on the …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Akron Rewind & Rutgers Preview

Ohio State went out and walloped the Akron Zips 59-7 with a backup quarterback and so everything is obviously fixed and there are no issues whatsoever with the team now because that’s how it works, right? RIGHT?! OK, perhaps not, but even a normal group of Buckeyes would likely have won this game with a …

Position Move Adds Intrigue to Steele Chambers’ Future at Ohio State

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is redshirt sophomore linebacker Steele Chambers. Yesterday it was defensive end JT Tuimoloau. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Steele Chambers No. 22 | Linebacker | 6-1 220 | Redshirt Sophomore | …

Bell Cow or Committee, Only Winning Matters for Tony Alford

There are many schools of thought in college football. Almost as many schools as actually play the sport, in fact. When it comes to running backs, some people believe it’s best to have one guy you can rely on. Others, however, think a committee works best because no one back has to handle the entire …

Spring Gleaning: Buckeye Running Backs As Deep As Ever

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 running backs. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Defensive Ends] Quick Position Overview The …

With Increased Confidence, Steele Chambers Could Challenge for Significant Role

Last spring was going to be a showcase for Ohio State redshirt freshman running back Steele Chambers. With both Master Teague and Marcus Crowley recovering from injuries, Chambers was in line for a ton of reps because he was the only healthy scholarship running back remaining for the Buckeyes. Before he could take advantage of …

Spring Breakdown: Ohio State Running Backs Deep and Ready

Snapshot The Buckeyes lose leading rusher Trey Sermon but return starting running back Master Teague from last season. Teague rushed for 514 yards in seven games in 2020, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He led the team with eight rushing touchdowns. Every other running back behind him returns (save for Demario McCall), though none of …

Replacing Trey Sermon: What’s Old Is New Again?

[This is the tenth in a series looking at each of Ohio State’s key departures and how the Buckeyes will look to replace them. Up next, running back Trey Sermon.] Ohio State running back Trey Sermon only started two games last year — and in one of those two starts had just two yards rushing …

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