Wide receiver Michael Thomas of Ohio State should be a red-zone matchup problem for any defense because of his size, hands and body control.
So close and yet so far. That describes Ohio State’s struggles this season on offense. It’s even more appropriate to sum up the Buckeyes’ issues as they have gotten near their opponents’ end zone. So close and yet so far.
In the matter of ball security, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has not wasted resources this week having T-shirts printed up with a slogan that reads, “Hang on Sloopy … and to the football.”
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Blue Jackets center Gregory Campbell has played on bad teams, average teams and very good teams, including one that won the Stanley Cup.
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — It might go down as the greatest month in the history of the Blue Jackets, even though no games were played. (Maybe "because" no games were played.)
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — The Blue Jackets have so many young players — 11 of the 23 are 25 years old or younger — that much of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum required explanation. Jimi Hendrix? Janis Joplin? Elvis? That’s mom and dad’s music. But the fun started early when the players took a tour on Tuesday.
BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine accepted blame for the criticism directed at Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden for not playing because of a broken finger.