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Chris Kopech

  • joined Feb 16, 2012
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Buckeye fan. Hoya fan. Miami alum. Opinions my own.

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A Final Four worth hating

Could there be a worse Final Four for Buckeye fans? Maybe, had Michigan won a trip to North Texas. For now, Buckeye fans - and most of the sports-loving country - are stuck with a Final Four worth hating.

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How we got here: LaQuinton's comeback

On a roller coaster of a season, LaQuinton Ross hit a major bucket to bring the Buckeyes back from the dead

Preview: #5 Ohio State vs. #4 Nebraska

Ohio State looks to avenge their road loss to Nebraska and reach the Big Ten semifinals.

Finishing strong

History says that NCAA champions tend to do a few things particularly well. If Ohio State wants to have a shot at a title this year, difficult to as that may be to imagine, it needs to be as close to perfect as possible for the rest of the year.

Are you neutral for neutral site games?

Time was, playing a neutral site game at the start of the year could serve as a springboard to BCS success. With the Playoff Era about to begin, and a fairly full schedule in the future, should Ohio State be concerned with its lack of such games?

The vocal minority

Or: How I learned to like National Signing Day, despite my better judgments.

Are you watching?

The Buckeyes snapped out of a four-game skid against Illinois, but after four consecutive losses, and more questions than answers, are these Buckeyes worth watching?

Catalysts

Ohio State lost two games and two coaches in the in December and January. Judging by the last week, however, those days are far behind the Buckeyes.

The blame game

So Friday night's Orange Bowl happened, much as Buckeye Nation would like to forget. The loss exposed a lot about the Buckeye football team, and presented a myriad of questions. In particular: who gets the blame for the 40-35 loss?

Urban's not going anywhere

With the NFL's Black Monday behind us, there are big job openings in the NFL. NFL Coordinators, past and present, are likely shoring up their resumes, and more than one college coach is probably doing the same. Not in Columbus, however.

Preview: #7 Ohio State vs. #12 Clemson

Ohio State looks to close their season on a high note while Clemson looks to erase memories of an embarrassing 70-33 loss in the 2012 Orange Bowl.

Passing the eye test

With an undefeated non-conference slate behind it, the Ohio State Buckeyes enter Big Ten play undefeated, and as the highest ranked team in the conference. Are these Buckeyes truly one of the conference's (and country's) best?

Say what, Amir???

Coach has been on your what, now? #GoBucks (h/t @Deadspin)

Now what?

It has been a very long time since the last time Ohio State lost a football game. Saturday night hurt, and cut deep, but will ultimately serve as a reminder of how fallibility is the norm, not the exception.

Holes in the résumé

The Buckeyes are back to #2 in the land, and are a win away from playing for a National Championship. But in the last year of the BCS, five teams are vying for two spots. Does Ohio State deserve its spot? Does anyone?

Big Ten Championship Game 2013: Preview

Ohio State's one win from a national championship game berth while Mark Dantonio could be 60 minutes from the biggest win of his coaching career. We preview the 2013 Big Ten title bout.

Not #3 is right, Taylor.

"That’s Not The No. 3 Team In The Country," said knower of failuree, Michigan offensive lineman, Taylor Lewan after one of the most memorable editions of The Game in history. And he's right, the No. 3 team in the country didn't just beat you - the No. 2 team in the country did.

Buzzfeed says "Go Blue", should stick to GIFs and cat videos

While most of us love to go to Buzzfeed to kill time with kitten GIFs and slideshows, this article says Michigan and Ohio State are the same, and caps it off with a firm editorial stance of "Go Blue". Clearly Buzzfeed has identified itself as being "pro-Michigan", which is rather disappointing, because who doesn't like a good .GIF slideshow? But to their credit, at least they call it "Ohio State" and not just "Ohio", so we can assume Brady Hoke isn't moonlighting as a contributor there...yet.

PSU's Bill O'Brien on OSU's Side

The Ohio State Buckeyes have an unlikely ally in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien, who told Jeremy Fowler of CBS Sports that leaving the Buckeyes out of the title game "makes no sense" to him, and that the only solution to crown a champion is an expanded playoff. Strong words from a coach who, just a few weeks ago, was served an historic beat-down by the team he's trying to elevate on the national stage. Conference solidarity may not be much in the Big Ten these days, but given the job B.O.B. has done with Penn State since taking the reigns from Joe Paterno, maybe his statement will catch the ears of a voter or two in a few weeks. That is assuming the Buckeyes can take care of business against Michigan Sr. and Jr. in the next two weeks.

Preview: Indiana vs. #3 Ohio State

The Buckeyes look to take their nation's best winning streak to 23 games, but Indiana gave the Buckeyes fits late in Bloomington a year ago. Will the Hoosiers repeat the magic on Senior Day in Columbus?

Lackluster Bucks outlast Illinois, 60-35

Urban Meyer's Buckeyes did themselves no favors with a man down 53-35 win over Illinois.

Preview: #3 Ohio State vs. Illinois

Can Ohio State equal their school best winning streak at 22 games?

Coming together

Urban Meyer has coached Ohio State for 21 games, but its the last two where the Buckeyes looked like the force of nature most expected the head coach to turn them into.

Preview: #4 Ohio State vs. Purdue

Can Purdue shock the Buckeyes again in West Lafayetta?

OSU's BCS BFFs

This last year of the BCS era of college football looks like it is shaping up to be a disaster, with multiple undefeated teams messing things up. The Buckeyes will need some help to get to the BCSNCG; here's whom to root for to make it happen.

Fear the Tigers

The top-two teams in the first BCS have only played for the National Championship once in 15 years. Buckeye fans shouldn't worry about the teams ahead of them - they should worry about the one behind them.

Bucks bounce back, down Iowa, 34-24

Too much Braxton Miller and too much Carlos Hyde for the Hawkeyes as Ohio State edged out a victory against a plucky Iowa side.

Preview: Iowa vs. #4 Ohio State

Can Iowa keep it closer than the experts predict this weekend against Ohio State? We take a closer look.

Bye bye, bye week

Like the Ohio State football team, maybe you took the weekend off, too. What about the rest of the conference?

The secondary is a primary concern

18-0. Keep saying it; it's still true. But despite monster games by Braxton Miller against Wisconsin and Carlos Hyde against Northwestern, the Buckeyes could be looking at two straight losses. And the OSU secondary is one major reason why.

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