1. Ranking Ohio State's 2009 Schedule

    Last year, I wrote a similar article evaluating Ohio State's 2008 opponents. This year, in a similar vein, I am going to rate Ohio State's upcoming 2009 opponents in terms of strongest or toughest opponents to the weakest opponents...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about 5 years ago 122 reads 0 comments

  2. Congress Puts the BCS on the Ropes

    Today's meetings on Capitol Hill discussing the BCS are hopefully the very first steps toward giving college football fans a playoff system that they so richly deserve...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 54 reads 6 comments

  3. Ohio State's Spring Game: A Record Crowd, But Questions Remain

    95,722 ~ Let that number sink in for just a moment. 95,722 people who walked through the gates at Ohio Stadium on a beautiful April day to watch the final practice of Ohio State's spring football sessions...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 714 reads 6 comments

  4. The Cleveland Browns: So Many Needs, But Which Player To Pick?

    The NFL Draft will officially commence at 4pm EST on April 25th. Unless there are a rush of selections beginning at 4pm, the Cleveland Browns should be on the clock for their selection sometime around or after 4:40pm or so...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 381 reads 4 comments

  5. Christmas Early In 2009, AKA, The Potential End Of The BCS?

    Even though you may be reading this on April 1, I assure you that this is no April Fool's Day joke. Upon reviewing this article on ESPN.com, it looks like the attorney general of Utah is proceeding with an antitrust lawsuit against the BCS...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  6. Thoughts Turn To Spring (And Questions) For Ohio State

    Beginning the last week of March, Ohio State will begin spring football practice, culminating in the annual spring football game on April 25th at Ohio Stadium...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 477 reads 4 comments

  7. Why I Do Not Concern Myself with Recruiting Rankings

    National Letter of Intent Day has come and gone for 2009, and already Ohio State has lined up three verbal commitments for its 2010 class...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 313 reads 6 comments

  8. Jim Tressel's Recruiting Philosophies at Ohio State

    When Jim Tressel was hired as Ohio State's head football coach back in 2001, there were concerns among Ohio State fans that Tressel would not be an effective recruiter. After all, Tressel had spent 15 years as the head coach of I-AA Youngstown State...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 323 reads 5 comments

  9. Alex Boone's NFL Career Is Hanging By A Thread

    Media outlets such as bucknuts.com and espn.com are reporting Alex Boone was arrested this weekend out in California on a drunken tirade...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 425 reads 0 comments

  10. Ohio State's Group Prepares For NFL Combine Challenges

    The NFL Combine is one of the last opportunities an aspiring NFL player has to make a good impression. In many ways, the combine represents an initial job interview with a prospective employer...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 343 reads 6 comments

  11. Isn't It Great Antonio Henton Transferred From Ohio State?

    In what I can only describe as a case of "I told you so", Ohio State has struck out with Tajh Boyd as well as Austin Boucher as quarterback options for this upcoming recruiting class to be signed on February 4th...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about over 5 years ago 881 reads 8 comments

  12. College Football: Playoffs Are Gaining Steam Every Year

    While Florida was voted the national champion for 2008 (congrats, by the way on the impressive win over Oklahoma), more and more people (besides President-Elect Obama and myself) are jumping on the playoff bandwagon...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  13. Jim Tressel's "Pryor-ities" Should Have Included Todd Boeckman

    Congratulations to Texas on its hard-fought 24-21 win over Ohio State. To come from behind with only about two minutes to win the game was very impressive. I would be surprised if Texas is voted national champions by the AP, but it is still possible...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 419 reads 5 comments

  14. The Fiesta Bowl: Can Ohio State Defeat Texas?

    Location: University Of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ) 8pm EST on Fox Head Coach: Mack Brown Texas Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State N/A. Similar to Ohio State, Texas concentrates on keeping players from the state of Texas for its roster...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 1,004 reads 0 comments

  15. BCS Football: Festivus & the Airing of Grievances

    I have long opposed the BCS. The foolish idea that college football could determine a national champion by voting is laughable. Even more absurd is having groups such as coaches and media members determine the national champion participants...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 347 reads 9 comments

  16. Nathan Williams and Buckeyes Coach Jim Tressel's Surprising Response

    While I truly believe in the legal concept of innocence until proven guilty, the recent arrest of Ohio State defensive end Nathan Williams for shoplifting, and the recent news of coach Jim Tressel's ...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 977 reads 17 comments

  17. Defending Against Chris Wells? Easier Said Than Done

    Hit him high, and he'll probably unleash a stiff arm that will leave you seeing stars as you watch him run past you. Try to hit him low, and he'll hurdle you in a single bound ...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 143 reads 6 comments

  18. THE Game: Can Ohio State Make It Five In A Row Over Michigan?

    Game 12: Ohio State vs Michigan Location: Ohio Stadium (Columbus, OH) 12pm EST on ABC Head Coach: Rich Rodriguez Michigan Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: CB Donovan Warren, ...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 167 reads 0 comments

  19. How Will Champaign Taste For The Buckeyes?

    Game Eleven: Illinois Fighting Illini Location: Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) 12PM EST, ESPN Head Coach: Ron Zook Illinois Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: LB Martez Wilson, ...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 453 reads 8 comments

  20. Ohio State Looks To Tame The Northwestern Wildcats

    Game Ten: Northwestern WildcatsLocation: Ryan Field (Evanston, IL) 12PM EST, ESPN2Head Coach: Pat FitzgeraldNorthwestern Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: N/A...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 315 reads 0 comments

  21. First Order Of Business For President-Elect Obama? College Football Playoffs!

    The secret to President-Elect Obama's victory on Election Day? All of the undecided voters broke to Obama as a result of this interview with Chris Berman on Monday Night Football. Sounds perfectly plausible to me...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 445 reads 4 comments

  22. Ohio State's Finish To 2008 - Just Win, Baby

    Before going too far into my article, I want to congratulate Penn State on a well-earned victory over Ohio State. Winning in Ohio Stadium is never an easy task, and Penn State played well enough to defeat Ohio State on its home turf and move to 9-0...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 6 years ago 264 reads 4 comments

  23. Can Ohio State Silence The Roar Of The Nittany Lions?

    Game Nine: Penn State Nittany LionsLocation: Ohio Stadium (Columbus, OH) 8PM EST, ABCHead Coach: Joe PaternoPenn State Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: CB A.J...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about almost 7 years ago 166 reads 4 comments

  24. Ohio State Travels To Michigan State In Big Ten Battle

    Game Eight: Michigan State Spartans Location: Spartan Stadium (East Lansing, MI) 3:30PM EST, ABC Head Coach: Mark Dantonio Michigan State Players Who Were Recruited By Ohio State: DL Antonio Jeremiah...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about 6 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  25. Offensive Performance (To View) in Ohio State's 16-3 Victory over Purdue

    There is an old proverb about "Beauty being in the eye of the beholder." As one of 105,378 at Ohio Stadium yesterday afternoon, I would argue that what I witnessed by Ohio State's offense was nothing to behold...

    Chip Minnich Written by Chip Minnich about 6 years ago 299 reads 0 comments