When Ohio State needed to pull away from Michigan, it went bombs away Saturday. Three Buckeye scoring plays topped 45 yards, and some other long gains helped key the squad's blowout win over Michigan. BuckeyeSports.com talked to the principals in the plays to find out their reaction to Ohio State's big-play offense.
November 22, 2008
Is the Ohio State offensive line doing more zone blocking than blocking of the gap variety, and what sort of effect is it having on the team? Why hasn't Jamario O'Neal cracked the lineup? How are Zach Domicone and Rocco Pentello doing? What do the Buckeyes joke about each week? The answers to these questions and more are in this week's edition of Jard Work.
October 17, 2008
An uptick in health up front - not to mention the backfield - has the Ohio State offense optimistic it will continue to put distance between itself and early-season doldrums. A variety of lineups could be paving - or staying out - of the way Saturday night in Madison.
October 3, 2008
Ohio State offensive line coach Jim Bollman prefers his starting centers to have plenty of collegiate experience under their belts before seizing a starting role. This year, though, it could be freshman Michael Brewster taking over that role -- with a little help from his predecessor.
September 26, 2008
Alex Boone is in training camp with a slimmer look - maybe too slender according to offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Bollman. For linemen, there is a fine balance between being too heavy and too light. Read on for how Boone and Steve Rehring are battling weight issues.
August 15, 2008
The Ohio State offensive line is home to some of the more interesting characters on the team, and the group seems to have found a way to mesh those strong personalities. The goal for the unit is to match that off-field rapport with on-field cohesion in order to build a great line.
August 14, 2008