Ohio State vs. Alabama: A giant film study

Kerry Coombs, Ohio State’s first-year defensive coordinator, laid out the challenge clear as day. “It is a complete offense,” he said of the looming test against Alabama in Monday’s national championship game. “There are five All-Americans on the offensive side of the ball, a Heisman Trophy winner and the runner-up. They have great players, but […]

The evolution of Ohio State’s offense before another showdown at Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Branden Bowen and Thayer Munford, Ohio State’s starting offensive tackles, have these conversations before games. “They’re gonna call it for me in this game,” one will say. It’s quickly countered by: “Oh, no, I’m getting on ‘SportsCenter’ this week. That’s my block this game.” This is a new reality for the Buckeyes offensive linemen […]

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