Bowl Projections September 14, 2006 Source: FoxSports.com "Ohio State's win in Austin has the Buckeyes on track for the national title game. Who will they play? Right now it looks like USC. Check out our complete forecast..."
Hall to return in contest with Bearcats September 14, 2006 Source: BuckeyeSports.com "With Ohio State gearing up for Saturday's home game at noon against Cincinnati, an already prolific passing attack should receive a boost this weekend with the return of senior split end Roy Hall..."
Questions answered, OSU's defense rests September 11, 2006 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer "Defensive coordinator Jim Heacock's voice was raw, but asked just after Saturday's 24-7 Ohio State win over Texas what the game would do for his young defense, he croaked out an answer..."
Tressel downplays victory over Texas Setpember 11, 2006 Source: Toledo Blade Too many more big games left for Buckeyes "Even before the post-game revelry had reached its apex following his team's dominant performance in a 24-7 win over Texas late Saturday night, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was already easing back on the throttle..."
Ohio State is Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week September 11, 2006 Source: Offical OSU Athletics Site "With their 24-7 win over Texas, the Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week, as selected by the pollsters of the FWAA's Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll for games of the weekend of Sept. 9..."
Mr. Bucknuts' Bucket Of Bullets September 10, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "As one of the few fortunate fans to take in the Ohio State-Texas game from the stands in Austin, Texas, Mr. Bucknuts has come to share his thoughts from the trip. The verdict? Thumbs up all the way around, including for the Texas faithful. Read on for more..."
Game Data: Cincinnati at Ohio State September 12, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "We have our weekly Game Data feature with the pertinent info, television clearances, depth charts and a prediction on Saturday's game between No. 1 Ohio State and instate rival Cincinnati at Ohio Stadium (noon, ESPN-Plus)..."
Mr. Bucknuts' Bucket Of Bullets September 3, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "What went right against Northern Illinois? What went wrong? And what will go right against the Longhorns? Mr. Bucknuts looks back at NIU and ahead at this week's monster showdown in the Lone Star State in this week's version of the Bucket..."
Captain's Corner: Good Outweighs Bad September 10, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "Before OSU's game against Texas, there were plenty of doubters regarding the Buckeyes' No. 1 ranking. After OSU's 24-7 win, the doubters are few and far between. Now that the game has passed, Jerry Rudzinski says it's time to start thinking about the ranking and what it means..."
What If Sports Prediction: Ohio State at Texas September 6, 2006 Source: FoxSports.com "It's only September, but Ohio State vs. Texas has the feel of a national championship game. No. 1 hasn't faced No. 2 during the regular season in 10 years. So who will win? Our friends at What If Sports ran the numbers through their super computer..."
Buckeyes will battle more than Horns September 6, 2006 Source: Associated Press "No. 1-ranked Ohio State has thought of everything to prepare for Saturday night's showdown at No. 2 Texas...however..."
Game Data: Ohio State at Texas September 6, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "We provide the pertinent information, depth charts and one man's prediction for Saturday's No.1 vs. No. 2 showdown between Ohio State and Texas in Austin (8 p.m., ABC national telecast). Click this free link for more..."
Interactive: Meet the big playmakers September 5, 2006 Source: Austin American-Statesman "Are you ready for some football? Yeah, we thought so. Gear up for this weekend's big matchup between No. 3 Texas and No. 1 Ohio State by checking out our interactive lineups, featuring bios, stats and more..."
Tressel Votes Texas As Nation's No. 1 Team September 5, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "Call it a motivational factor, or simply call it paying the proper respect to the defending national champions. But at Tuesday's press luncheon, Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel revealed that he voted Texas No. 1 in the Coaches Poll. Tressel also talked about comparisons between Troy Smith and Vince Young, who will be OSU's kicker on Saturday and more..."
Top UT cornerback Tarell Brown arrested September 4, 2006 Source: Austin American-Statesman UT starting cornerback Tarell Brown was arrested last night along with ex-teammate Aaron Harris. He was booked into the Travis County Jail on Monday morning on charges of drug possession and unlawful carrying of a weapon, putting his availability for Saturday's game in jeopardy. Information on the arrest is limited, but Brown was booked into the jail at 4:55 a.m. and later released on a personal bond.
The Longhorns' starter at right cornerback, Brown was expected to have a large responsibility in containing Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and to help slow the Buckeyes' powerful offensive attack. A speedy cornerback that has started 25 games for Texas, Brown is regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation.
OSU @ Texas Preview We came across this after reading about it on a Texas message board. Whoever compiled this, which includes videos, did an incredibly impressive job. You must take a look!
Sunday 7: Your first look at Texas-Ohio State September 3, 2006 Source: CBSSportsline.com #7: Based on the little perspective that one game offers, let's go Ohio State 23, Texas 17 at this point in the first Armageddon game of the season. That's based mostly on the revenge motive. Ohio State is still kicking itself for kicking field goals instead of scoring touchdowns in last year's loss. Hard to believe, too, that the Bucks almost won with Justin Zwick, who has been working at a Starbucks since.
Both teams were vanilla in Saturday's openers. Texas did allow only 95 yards on 47 snaps against North Texas. It's disconcerting that the Buckeyes gave up 343 yards to Northern Illinois (including 171 rushing yards to Garrett Wolfe) but most of those were garbage-time yards.
OSU's Smith has that look in his eye. Antonio Pittman is the real deal. Somehow I have a feeling Chris Wells is going to do something dramatic. Ohio State might have the best offense in the country. That, and Texas' McCoy isn't going to light up Ohio State like he did the Mean Green. Feel free to respond -- we know you will.
Captain's Corner: Good Outweighs Bad September 3, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "There were some not-so-good things to come out of OSU's win over Northern Illinois, but not as many as the good things, says Jerry Rudzinski. Check out his thoughts on the game in this edition of the Captain's Corner..."
LOOKING AHEAD: OHIO STATE-TEXAS September 2, 2006 Source: ESPN.com VIDEO LINK...Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Todd McShay, from the College Gameday crew, preview the Buckeyes vs. the Horns.
Torrence Ends Suspense, Verbals To Ohio State September 2, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "It has been rumored for quite some time that Canton South standout Devon Torrence would verbal to Ohio State. Torrence, rated as the state's No. 5 senior, pulled the trigger following his team's upset of No. 1-ranked Canfield..."
Note: The Buckeyes will have to sweat out the major league baseball draft however. "If I go high enough I would go pro," Torrence said. "Maybe the top five rounds, but I'm not sure. If not I'll try to play both sports at Ohio State."
Big Play Paradox Stares at Both Buckeyes and Longhorns September 6, 2006 Source: The Ozone "Remember that logic class you took that gave you headaches? Remember how you wondered how all that stuff would ever have anything to do with your life? Amazingly, a bit of convoluted logic may actually have some bearing on the outcome of the OSU Texas game..."
OSU INSIDER September 4, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch "Math for dummies: Cover Ted Ginn Jr. one-on-one, give up six. At Texas at night will be a calculus test by comparison..."
Colt's the real McCoy for 'Horns September 3, 2006 Source: FoxSports.com "Colt McCoy and No. 3 Texas passed their first test without Vince Young. It only gets harder from here..."
High-powered Buckeyes start strong September 3, 2006 Source: BuckeyeSports.com Historically, the Ohio State offense takes a few games to find first gear. For at least half of the Buckeyes' game against Northern Illinois, OSU displayed an explosive offense that was the primary reason for its preseason No. 1 ranking..."
Quick and easy: Buckeyes rip Huskies, keep Texas in the dark September 3, 2006 Source: Toldeo Blade "Before the charcoal grills had cooled at the tailgate parties outside Ohio Stadium, and even before the first long lines had formed at the restrooms inside, Ohio State was already in position to vary its game plan..."
OSU rolls, looks to Texas September 3, 2006 Source: Akron Beacon Journal "Ohio State senior defensive end Jay Richardson admitted that before he faced Northern Illinois in Ohio Stadium on Saturday, he wasn't totally focused on the Huskies. He was watching the start of the Texas-North Texas State game..."
Texas vs. Ohio State: biggest game ever? September 4, 2006 Source: Austin American-Statesman "Not long after a story ran about how utterly humongous this week's Texas-Ohio State football game could be, an anonymous longtime Texas fan left this voice mail message: 'The old games were big also, but the people just weren't foolish enough to pay $1,000 for a ticket...'"
Texas beckons after OSU wins opener September 3, 2006 Source: Associated Press "No motivational speeches are needed for Ohio State's game against Texas on Saturday night. One year certainly hasn't erased all recollections of the last meeting..."
Texas royalty 'Horns legend Darrell Royal was exemplar of team loyalty September 4, 2006 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer "Take any gentleman in his middle years. If he was born where the oil flows and the cotton grows, bred on chicken-fried steak and cream gravy, and raised to believe a ticket to the Texas-Oklahoma game was a sneak preview of heaven, he is apt to revert again to the age of 15 or thereabouts, given the chance to talk to Darrell K Royal..."
Top-Ranked Buckeyes Down NIU In Opener September 3, 2006 Source: Bucknuts "No. 1-ranked Ohio State opened the 2006 season in fine fashion, taking a 35-12 win over visiting Northern Illinois Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Quarterback Troy Smith threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns in the win, while Ted Ginn Jr. caught a pair of touchdown passes for the Buckeyes..."
The-Ozone Note and Quotebook September 3, 2006 Source: The Ozone "Football: Questions Still Unanswered, Coast Mode, You Never Forget Your First Time, The Trouble Spots, The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, On to Texas; they're all covered..."
Transcript of Jim Tressel's postgame news conference, Northern Illinois September 2, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch "COACH TRESSEL: I think a lot of this ball game is what we expected and that is that we were going to play against a tough football team who happened to have a great back. They were going to be a team that was going to fight you all the way to the end. Sometimes you get in these types of games and you get an early lead, you get a little bit sloppy, I think, but we can't have a holding penalty, which stalls the drive on offense. We can't have turnovers that keep us from scoring points. We can't miss tackles. We missed some tackles..."
NIU Game Analysis September 2, 2006 Source: BuckeyeCommentary A great breakdown of the offense and defense, with frame by frame anlysis, of the Bucks versus NIU. Very well done!
Tressel left guessing just like rest of us August 30, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatchm "Before Jim Tressel’s first weekly news conference of the season began, Ohio State spokesman Steve Snapp announced that the "experts" - his description of two OSU assistant coaches - would be available to reporters instead of the coach after practice today..."
Challenge awaits OSU's new-look defense August 30, 2006 Source: Mansfield News Journal "Ohio State captain David Patterson has seen enough film of season-opening opponent Northern Illinois to have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Huskies on Saturday. If only he could say the same about the guys in his huddle..."
Uniforms New & Improved August 29, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch "New fabric, shorter sleeves, fewer stripes and no gray. No gray? When OSU announced early this summer that it was changing its jerseys, the news touched a nerve among the Buckeye faithful. In anticipation of the 2006 season opener, The Dispatch gives readers a closer look at the Buckeyes’ uniform, both past and present..."
2006 Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes August 30, 2006 Source: FoxSports.com "If you were wondering what kind of a monster Ohio State has become under head coach Jim Tressel, take a look at the respect the 2006 team is getting after losing an array of future NFL stars..."