Another Ohio State-Michigan game delivers an unforgettable outcome, if not for an epic upset or unforgettable play, but for Barrett’s injury and the impact it could have going forward.
You don’t need a calculator to know that if Wisconsin and Nebraska were on Ohio State’s regular-season schedule schedule this year — plus a rematch with one in the Big Ten championship game — none of the Buckeye-doubting pundits out there could knock Urban Meyer’s club for its weak strength of schedule.
Sparty Knocked Back…They took care of business on Saturday against the nationally favored Spartans, but will that one glaring negative on their resume…a loss to Virginia Tech in Week2…be enough to derail the Buckeyes’ title hopes?
Browns fans don’t want to hear it, nor do they want to consider that Hoyer’s NFL-worst completion rate among starters might be a hint that the Browns’ quarterback search is a lot closer to, “Still in Progress”, than it is to, “Over and Done”.
J.T. Barrett has been amazingly successful and remarkably productive after being thrust into the starting role. But that one Braxton Miller tangible has to make you wonder “what if” in the Virginia Tech game…and “what if”, come Michigan State?
The rules say they cannot profit from their celebrity, or their likeness, so they can receive no money for autographs, taking a photo with a fan, appearing at a restaurant or bar…while the University of Georgia is making millions off Todd Gurly, as are other schools with athletes like him.
Imagine, for a moment, that the quarterback under center going forward wasn’t career-backup-turned-hometown-hero Brian Hoyer, but, oh, say, the guy Hoyer once backed up in New England. Just sayin’!
Cincinnati would love nothing better than to unleash some hostility on Ohio State in their 6 p.m. kickoff Saturday in Ohio Stadium. The Bearcats have long resented OSU’s unwillingness to make room for them on their basketball schedule.
It is easy to be outraged by the videotape of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee unconcious in a casino elevator. It is much harder to answer why we needed to see it to become repulsed and demand accountability from Rice, the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL.
No one knows if Johnny Manziel can play a lick, but he’s clearly the star attraction on a roster no one had much interest in until he showed up and made it cool to be a Brown.
Suddenly, with just one draft pick, the Browns are as relevant as they’ve been since coming back into existence in 1999.
It’s a great show, and a great story, and one the Ohio sports-loving public should embrace. The Columbus Blue Jackets…are for real! Read more from Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Bubba Watson thrills the PGA Tour because he’s seen as an everyman, a guy who grew up on a public course, never took a lesson in his life, hits it a mile and then, as Jack Nicklaus once famously said of himself, finds it, knocks it on the green and then knocks it in the hole.
If the Browns passing over the Pro Day workouts of prospects like Jadeveon Clowney puzzles you, consider the days when they did show up for Gerard Warren, Tim Couch and Brady Quinn. Nobody does it better, eh?
First came the painful loss to Dayton in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, then the departures of two players with remaining eligibility for the pro ranks and finally the decision by Ohio Mr. Basketball Luke Kennard of Franklin High School to attend Duke in the fall of 2015. What next?
The arc of Ohio State’s once-promising season intersected with the last fleeting seconds of Aaron Craft’s career Thursday in an ugly epitaph for both.
The tale of the tape on the Buckeyes? Their maddening offensive inconsistencies are always lurking to trump their defensive excellence.
They broke the five-game losing streak Thursday, but Thad Matta is the first to admit that the Buckeyes are anything but repaired…yet!
Jim Haslam came on like gangbusters and with truckfuls of money. But the firing of Rob Chudzinski, and the halting, ponderous search for his replacement has sucked every last breath out of all but the most ardent optimists.
What he lacks to make scouts salivate, he’s unlikely to add to his game as the Buckeyes’ quarterback next year. Braxton Miller pretty much is what he is, particularly given the set of blueprints with which he works.