Countdown To THE GAME 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ohio State LB Josh Perry On Playing @ Navy...

24 hours from now.  Go Bucks!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Men of the Scarlet and Gray podcasts are available via iTunes

Last evening, I participated in my second podcast with Men of the Scarlet and Gray.  We discussed how the B1G's East Division may finish for the 2014 season, and previewed the Ohio State @ Navy game with a Navy blogger.  Good stuff.

Even more good stuff...The Men of the Scarlet and Gray podcast is now available via iTunes.  Please subscribe to this via iTunes, and you will have it available for listening as soon as it is uploaded.  Go Bucks!

Random Thoughts From The Mind Of Minnich On Ohio State @ Navy

1.  Will Ohio State's Offense With J.T. Barrett Look "Guiton-ish" At Navy? - Coach Meyer stated that the Ohio State offense would look more like it did last season when Kenny Guiton was quarterbacking Ohio State when Braxton Miller was sidelined with an injury.  With Miller out for the entire 2014 season, and Barrett a redshirt freshman making his first collegiate start on the road, will Ohio State's offensive coaches pare down the offense to make it easier for Barrett?  Look for a strong emphasis on the Ohio State running game to make Barrett feel even more comfortable as the new leader of the offense.

2.  How Will Ohio State's New Defensive Scheme Fare At Navy? - Navy's triple option offense can keep the best of college teams off-balance, let alone a team that is adopting a more aggressive approach and has new starters within the linebacker and secondary positions.  As so few teams run the triple option, it is very challenging for scout teams to simulate it adequately, thus the defense may not be completely prepared to defend the triple option in a game.  Ohio State is bigger, faster, and stronger than Navy, but look for this game to be closer than Ohio State fans expect and want.

3.  Which Of The Freshmen Will Play At Navy? - Coach Meyer has been pointing out how many of the freshmen have had their black stripes removed from their helmets, representing that these players are now considered ready to play and contribute for the team.  While I believe many of these players may still wind up being redshirted, it would not be surprising to see many of the freshmen contribute on the special teams units.

Prediction:  Ohio state wins on the road against a worthy and tough opponent in Navy.  I see it Ohio State 35, Navy 17.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Podcast Debut w/Men of the Scarlet and Gray, 08/19/2014

For those of you who may be interested, I will be part of a weekly podcast for Men of the Scarlet and Gray going forward.  I am posting the YouTube video here to the blog.  It is also possible to subscribe to Men of the Scarlet and Gray via YouTube.  We are working towards making the podcast available on iTunes also.  Go Bucks!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Podcast info for Men of the Scarlet and Gray

I have been posting and writing for over the past year.  This season, we are branching into the wonderful world of podcasting.  Which means, if you are not annoyed at the sound of my voice, you can hear me pontificating about Ohio State football every Tues evening during football season.

Go Bucks!

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