It's Ohio State week at OTE, and the writers here were kind enough to let me share my thoughts on the big stage. You may have seen me on the threads, or around other sites. I own my own Buckeye blog, Inside The Shoe, and reached out to the writer's here for an article I could write about my favorite team. So enjoy a season roadmap for the 2011 Ohio State Buckeyes.
When Ohio State fans took in the excellent, 12-1, Sugar Bowl Champions season, they had no idea what they were in for during the spring and heading into the summer. The worst nightmare possible, Jim Tressel stepping down, was coupled with Terrelle Pryor leaving a year early, and the notice of allegations from the NCAA. With the official doomsday coming in August, this summer has been a gloomy one for Ohio State.
So what of the rest of the Scarlet and gray-clad Buckeyes? Without Treselball, the offense (and defense) have been left to the assistant coach Luke Fickell. Now a head coach of a talent-laden Buckeye squad, the questions arise. Who will start at Quarterback? What's the offensive gameplan? Is Fickell even prepared to take a job like this? Buckeye fans across the country are skeptic at best to see how the 2011 Ohio State football team will fare. Let's take a look at the schedule and break each game down, and see what the road ahead looks like.