Overheard at Ohio State: Illinois Week

Given the recent history of Ohio State and Illinois, there have been plenty of things to talk about in Columbus. We cover a little bit of everything - including maturing offensive players and potentially dominant defensive players - while cleaning out the notebook for another week.

Every week during the season on the Ohio State football beat, we get more information than we could ever put into a story on BuckeyeSports.com, and in this weekly feature I try to touch on as many topics as possible by sharing everything that made its way into my reporter's notebook. You might find tidbits you missed or more details about something else you saw just a bit of during the week as the Buckeyes prepared to play host to Illinois.

Getting their say this week were Chimdi Chekwa, Austin Spitler, DeVier Posey, Brandon Saine, Luke Fickell, Darrell Hazell and, of course, Jim Tressel.

Among the topics for discussion: the maturation of Terrelle Pryor and his receivers, the continued struggles of the running game, the trials of stopping Juice Williams and more.

Check out what they were talking about this week in the newest post in the Cus Words Blog.

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