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I had a chance to catch up with former OSU kicker and current place kicker for the Cleveland Gladiators, Aaron Pettrey and we talked about possibly making that game winning kick in Arena Bowl 27 and the pressure that comes with it.

Aaron Pettrey - Gladiators - OSU Kicker


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Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result
11/09/14 vs. Walsh # TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/14/14 vs. UMass-Lowell TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/18/14 vs. Marquette TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
Buckeye Classic (Value City Arena)
11/23/14 vs. Sacred Heart TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/26/14 vs. Campbell TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
11/28/14 vs. James Madison TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
ACC/Big Ten Challenge (KFC YUM! Center)
12/02/14 at Louisville TV Louisville, Ky. 9:30 p.m. ET
Buckeye Classic (Value City Arena) cont.
12/06/14 vs. Colgate TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
12/10/14 vs. High Point TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
12/13/14 vs. Morehead State TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
Game Played at Nationwide Arena
12/17/14 vs. North Carolina A&T TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
CBS Sports Classic (United Center)
12/20/14 at North Carolina TV Chicago, Ill. TBA
12/22/14 vs. Miami (Oh) TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
12/27/14 vs. Wright State TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
12/30/14 vs. Iowa * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
01/03/15 vs. Illinois * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
01/06/15 at Minnesota * TV Minneapolis, Minn. 9:00 p.m. ET
01/10/15 at Indiana * TV Bloomington, Ind. TBA
01/13/15 vs. Michigan * TV Columbus, Ohio 7:00 p.m. ET
01/17/15 at Iowa * TV Iowa City, Iowa TBA
01/22/15 at Northwestern * TV Evanston, Ill. TBA
01/25/15 vs. Indiana * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
01/29/15 vs. Maryland * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
02/04/15 at Purdue * TV West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
02/08/15 at Rutgers * TV Piscataway, N.J. TBA
02/11/15 vs. Penn State * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
02/14/15 at Michigan State * TV East Lansing, Mich. TBA
02/22/15 at Michigan * TV Ann Arbor, Mich. TBA
02/26/15 vs. Nebraska * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
03/01/15 vs. Purdue * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
03/04/15 at Penn State * TV State College, Pa. TBA
03/08/15 vs. Wisconsin * TV Columbus, Ohio TBA
Big Ten Tournament (United Center)
03/11/15 TBA * TV Chicago, Ill. TBA
03/12/15 TBA * TV Chicago, Ill. TBA
03/13/15 TBA * TV Chicago, Ill. TBA
03/14/15 TBA * TV Chicago, Ill. TBA
03/15/15 TBA * TV Chicago, Ill. TBA


The major awards candidate re-injured his right shoulder Monday while throwing a short pass 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller re-injured his right shoulder attempting a short pass in practice Monday and will miss the 2014 football season. Miller, who was not hit on the play, was in the process of returning from off-season surgery in February for an injury sustained in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl. This latest injury will require surgery.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Braxton and his family,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said. “This is an unfortunate injury to a young man who means so much to this program and to Buckeye nation.”

“I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Miller said. “I am on course to graduate in December and I want to attend graduate school, and then return to lead the Buckeyes next season. In the meantime, I want to give all the support I can to my coaches and teammates as they chase a championship this season.”

Miller, a communications major, did not practice this spring and had been limited by athletic trainers and coaches in the number of throws he was making this fall. Third-year sophomore Cardale Jones and red-shirt freshman J.T. Barrett took turns behind center with the No. 1 offense when Miller was not on the field.

Miller, who has yet to take a red-shirt season, entered his senior season with 5,292 career passing yards and 3,054 rushing yards to rank ninth and eighth, respectively, in school history and with the prospects of holding close to 20 school records. His 8,346 total yards and 84 touchdowns responsible for are each second in school annals. His 52 touchdown passes are fourth at Ohio State and just six from the school record.

Miller, 26-8 as a starting quarterback, also entered his senior season as a viable contender for all of the major national awards. His seven Big Ten Conference individual awards, including consecutive Chicago Tribune MVPs, Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year awards and Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year awards, are the most in conference history.

It was previously announced by Meyer on Saturday that Barrett, a 6-1, 225-pounder from Wichita Falls, Texas, had moved ahead of Jones for the No. 2 quarterback spot.

Jones, a 6-5, 250-pounder from Cleveland, is the only quarterback on the roster with any game experience. He played 39 snaps from scrimmage last season in games vs. Florida A&M, Penn State and Purdue.


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 How will Braxton Miller handle all the hype surrounding his team and the Heisman talk?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lack of leadership – The loss of John Simon, the guy Urban Meyer referred to as “A Grown Ass Man” last season is a huge hole to fill because he was the ultimate leader on, and especially off the field. That coupled with losing another big time leader in Zack Boren leave big shoes to fill.

Depth – The offensive line and linebacker are above average positions for the Buckeyes this year as far as the starters go, however the depth with both of those positions is very thin and inexperienced.  If the Buckeyes are going to make a serious run at the National Championship this year they will need to stay healthy up front on offense and in the line backing core and Urban Meyer knows that and will try and develop some of the young studs as quickly as possible.

Find a Front Four One of the strengths of last year’s undefeated team was the relentless and unselfish play of the defensive line and all of them have graduated or left for the NFL.  There’s plenty of young talent on the roster to step in and play those positions, but they all lack the experience needed to be a dominate defensive front, especially for a team that is supposed to challenge for a national title this season.

How will they handle PRESSURE? How will a team that had no real pressure to win last year in Meyer’s 1st year while on probation, handle all the expectations that come with this year’s squad.  Most of the pressure will be on Heisman candidate, quarterback Braxton Miller.  If he can handle it and not crack under that pressure, that could go a long way in helping the rest of his teammates handle it as well.

Are they full of themselves? Are they believing the hype and not working as hard as they need to be, thinking they’ll just be able to show up to some of the games because they’re “The Ohio State University” and that will be good enough to get them a victory.  They better not be because teams like San Diego St., Wisconsin, Northwestern and Purdue will be looking to shock the world!