Buck Wild: Some reports have Tressel and staff gushing over the Wildcat formation heading into spring practice. In case you don't know, the Wildcat formation, recently made fashionable by Arkansas courtesy of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, is a scheme typically employing a direct snap to a running back who is operating behind an unbalanced offensive line.
Correct me if I am wrong, but when your quarterback is your best running back that offense is called the spread-option. If they choose to run behind an unbalanced line so be it, but I am not sure that makes it the Wildcat. Regardless of what nomenclature the coaches, media, or fans use, a single-back shotgun offense is the best offense for Pryor's preternatural skill set. If Ohio State wants to run Lamaar Thomas in motion underneath the QB ala Percy Harvin, even better. I honestly believe that Pryor working from the spread-option/Wildcat offense would only require 5-10 core plays to be brutally effective.
Team Tupa: I know most of you followed the Ohio State Football Winter Olympics competition closely. But in case you missed it, Team Katzenmoyer took home the Gold last week. No doubt, Team Big Cat members - Jake Ballard, Anderson Russell, Ross Homan, Chris Malone, Scott Sika, Mike Brewster, Nathan Williams, Taylor Rice, Ben Buchanan - will have to fight off complaceny in order to stay hungry during spring drills.
Big Mac Game: Ohio State has been selected to host the 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games. This game seemed like a much bigger deal when I was a kid, but this is still a nice draw for hardcore basketball fans and a bit of a consolation after Columbus was denied the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four. The games will be played at Value City Arena.
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