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The Obligatory Predictions Competition - Week 6

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Hey Gang, life intervenes this week, so it's a poor man's version of the OPC.

The Obligatory Predictions Competition - Week 5 Winner

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FTC disclosure: This contest is sponsored by Gameday Depot and SB Nation. Congratulations to Spotted42 for winning last week's installment of The Obligatory Predictions Competition and the...

WIll the SEC Dive into the B1G's Dumpster?

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Look, the nice folks at Team Speed Kills can talk about the greatness of the SEC all they want, but at this moment, a majority of their schools want to add Missouri to their ranks. That's the same Missouri that the B1G toyed with, thought about, and then threw out with the trash about 18 months ago. So enjoy Missouri, SEC. They're not good enough for us. They'll fit right in with you.

Silver Linings in West Lafayette

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Let's see if we can find some silver linings among the clouds of the Notre Dame game.

Big Red in the B1G Week 5: Beat Like a "Little Red"-headed Stepchild -or- Why Bucky Deserves a Shot

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Big Red in the B1G: We know where the Huskers stand, but why aren't more people giving Wisconsin props?

Mike Trumpy is also PersaStrong...

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Sophomore Mike Trumpy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Saturday's loss to Illinois. Trumpy suffered the knee injury early in the third quarter and had to be carted off the field. He was leading the Wildcats in yards per carry, and was a key recipient of outlet passes. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Big Ten Power Poll, Post Week 5 Star Wars Edition

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OTE staff ranks the Big Ten teams

How to Fix Ohio State Football in Five Easy Steps

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Here is how to fix Ohio State football in five easy steps

Plus 1 (Or More): Hall, Herron, & Posey Suspended for Nebraska Game

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In what has become a common scene in the continuing parade of terribles in Columbus, Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith took to the podium this afternoon to announce that three players - offensive lineman Marcus Hall, running back Dan Herron and receiver DeVier Posey - have been suspended for Saturday's game at Nebraska for accepting improper benefits for a job they worked. It is another square roundhouse kick to the face of the embattled program, although Smith maintained his confidence that the latest in a seemingly never-ending string of violations would not result in a Lack of Institutional Control or Failure to Monitor Allegation. Smith characterized the violations as an "individual" not a "systematic" problem. We'll see. Meanwhile, players like Carlos Hyde are openly criticizing the coaching staff, defensive starters are complaining about the offenses' impotence, reports are swirling of internal strife in the lockerroom, Linebackers Coach Mike Vrabel and Offensive Coordinator Jim Bollman are allegedly getting into confrontations, and Luke Fickell's in-game decision-making is getting skewered all over the web. As our colleagues at Along the Olentangy summarize: "The coaching staff has forced Miller into a pro-style offense, bludgeoning his athleticism and inexperience into a natural, experienced passer's hole. The routes being run-- square-ins, deep posts, fades-- are vestiges of Ohio State's 2010 playbook, and they reveal an offensive staff unable to adjust. Terrelle Pryor, now an Oakland Raider, rarely threw these routes his first two seasons, yet the Buckeye coaches somehow deem Miller capable." Ladies and Gentlemen, the wheels are coming off in Columbus. The only good news for Buckeye fans? The decision to fire Fickell at the end of the season and bring in an experienced leader is getting easier by the day.

EDSBS has the Unedited Play-By-Play from ABC's Broadcast of OSU/MSU

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Yeah, it was that bad. "Sean, when I was twelve I accidentally fed my golden retriever a bag of sewing needles. I watched that dog die. It was the worst of experience of my life until I watched this game."

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