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Marshall coach Doc Holliday has a team that could be the best of any that is not a member the Power Five conferences.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) The Marshall bandwagon filled up quickly. Thanks to a talented roster, vastly increased experience, one of the nation's best quarterbacks and a friendly schedule, the Thundering Herd enter the 2014 season as a dark-horse candidate for an undefeated season – and, as such, a challenger for an automatic bid to one of the major bowls associated with the College Football Playoff. The program is dreaming big. A steady climb under coach Doc Holliday has led Marshall from irrelevance to the top of Conference USA, leading in turn to massive expectations: Championship or bust. The conference championship wouldn't come as a surprise. Under Holliday, the program has quickly rehabbed and reinvigorated a roster depleted by subpar talent evaluation and development, creating an overall talent level nearly unmatched on the non-major level. There's even reason to believe this team has more than enough in the tank to roll through the season unscathed and head into the postseason as one ...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There are a lot of ways to describe J.T. Barrett's new, amplified role for Ohio State. His teammates and coaches say Barrett has taken over as No. 5 Ohio State's starting quarterback as if that were the plan all along. It wasn't, of course. Barrett, a freshman, got the job when two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder 10 days ago and was lost for the season. Offensive coordinator Tom Herman, tongue in cheek, said the Buckeyes would try to keep things simple when Barrett starts his first college game on Saturday against Navy in Baltimore. "We don't ask the quarterback to be a rocket surgeon by any stretch of the imagination, never have and never will," said Herman, who despite those words is a card-carrying member of MENSA, the organization for those with extraordinarily high intellects. "We might actually make a more conscious effort to keep it simple, but not a ton less than we already do." Quarterback? Yes. Rocket scientist? No. Brain surgeon? No. And definitely not a rocket surgeon. Luckily, Barrett has met most other requirements of ...
Ohio State ended its first 15-minute period of the 2014 season with a slim lead, but it was anything but a bold opening for the Buckeyes. OSU under redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett wasn’t bad, but nor were things clicking on all cylinders. Read This Article: Ohio State-Navy quarter-by-quarter analysis
When it comes to night games, my family doesn’t like to watch Ohio State football with me. And the people who I often sit near at Ohio Stadium mock me for trying to keep the game clock running when our news deadline approaches. Read This Article: Benjamin J. Marrison commentary: Late games exciting — and hard on newspapers
The Ohio State peanut gallery doubles as a munitions factory that manufactures explosive goobers used for blowing up coaches. Defense can’t stop a Little Tykes truck? KA-BOOM goes the defensive coordinator. Running game going in reverse? Peanut-shell shrapnel catches the offensive line coach. Buckeyes lose a bowl game? Head coach gets torn to pieces. Read This Article: Rob Oller commentary: Lack of star QB leaves Ohio State coaches exposed
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Posted Yesterday:Videos: Ohio State Joins Navy for Alma Mater, Follow with Carmen Ohio (6 views)Meyer: First Half ‘Didn’t Resemble an Offensive Line at Ohio State’ (4 views)Five Things: Barrett’s Big Debut Leads Buckeyes Past Navy (4 views)Navy Notebook: Questions Still Remain on Ohio State’s Offensive Line (3 views)Ohio State Pulls Past Navy, But Concern Over Major Defects Linger (3 views)
Posted Saturday:Week in Review: Looking ahead to Saturday’s Big Ten football games (25 views)Gameday Morning: Ohio State vs. Navy (13 views)Ohio State football: New season starts with plenty of unknowns (9 views)Jeff Heuerman Will Wear No. 5 to Honor Braxton Miller Today (9 views)You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start In The Morning (9 views)
Posted Friday:Coach’s Corner: Marshall’s Doc Holliday (103 views)Everyone watching as Barrett takes over for Miller (37 views)Inside Ohio State: Urban Meyer On Navy (17 views)Ohio State’s Smartest Ever Freshmen Class Arrives in Style (14 views)Preview: No. 5 Ohio State vs. Navy (14 views)
Posted Thursday:Cash and TD’s: Week One (18 views)Navy Will Wear These Sharp Uniforms Against Ohio State (11 views)Ohio State vs. Navy: QB flew under radar until he found niche running Midshipmen’s offense (9 views)New Michigan Ticket Promotion (9 views)Ohio State Basketball Recruiting Notebook: Mickey Mitchell’s Decommitment & What’s Next for 2015 (9 views)
Posted Wednesday:Best of Week 1: All eyes on LSU vs. Wisconsin (12 views)Ohio State football: Question marks for 2014 (9 views)Opportunity knocks for the Big Ten in non-conference play (9 views)Countdown to kickoff: East bowl teams? (8 views)TBDBITL Report: Sneak Preview of Halftime Show for Navy Game (8 views)