The Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) certainly look at the showdown as a rivalry, although Penn State (4-2, 1-1) remains a distant second to Michigan.
Lots of the names are the same around the Big Ten. Eight teams return at least 16 starters. But for all that experience, there still are some notable personnel issues to be resolved.
Tony Barnhart talks about whether the Ohio State could overtake Alabama or another SEC team to win a national championship, Braxton Miller getting more comfortable with Urban Meyer, his opinion that the Buckeyes are
Penn State’s trustees are on a mission to promote the reforms they have enacted as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, hoping their record might persuade the NCAA to reconsider its crippling penalties against the university before they are due to expire in 2018.
Now into their second week looking for the team’s sixth full-time coach since 1999, Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner are assessing the candidates they’ve already interviewed and setting up meetings with others on their radar.
Head coach Bill O’Brien is staying at Penn State after restructuring his contract his agent announced Thursday night.
Here’s a look at the latest from around the country on the Browns’ search for a new head coach and personnel director/GM.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly is expected to interview with the Browns less than 24 hours after the Ducks face Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl. He’s also reportedly set to interview with the Philadelphia Eagles as well as Buffalo Bills.
Mike Garafolo talks about Chip Kelly and the intrigue surrounding him at the NFL level, what other teams are involved outside of the Browns, the direction of the GM search once the coach is hired, Ken Whisenhunt, Bill O’Brien, whether Tom Heckert will end up with Andy Reid in Kansas City and more…
Jason La Canfora talks about Chip Kelly’s upcoming interview with the Browns, other candidates including Bill O’Brien and Doug Marrone, how well-positioned the Browns will be in getting Kelly as opposed to other team in pursuit, where Andy Reid will end up and more…