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Weber and Dobbins Tag Team, CJ Jackson should break out, and Braylon Edwards suspended to tell the truth

Do not bother me, I'll just repeat that until Saturday.


Word of the day: Pother.

TWO HEAD MONSTER. Guys, I'm starting to think that it's not really fair that Ohio State gets both Mike Weber and J.K Dobbins.

It's one thing to have stars, and many of them, but it's a bit absurd to have two former 1,000-yard rushers who take turns beating an opposing defense while the other stands on the sidelines for his go.

It's like a damn water-cooled machine gun.

By Tim Bielik of Cleveland.com:

But if you play fast, you can not replace it. This means that once the players finish a game, they have to hurry back to the scrimmage and prepare for the next one. Then they have to do this again and again until either the ride is over or the offense has to change personnel.

That's one of the reasons why Day and the Buckeyes tried as hard as possible to keep Dobbins and Weber as close as possible to a 50/50 split to keep up this pace. But he added that there is a magical number for games that can be seen on drives.

"Sometimes, when you go on a series, there are four games, you just roll, you know, we had a few of those trips," Day said. "But when it comes to six, seven, eight, nine rows, it also depends on what he's involved in.

"If he just ran for ten, and he turns around and runs the ball over here for another ten, and now you can play four and five, and he starts to show fatigue, then that could be a time, him to get out. "

At an early age, I wanted to see both of them on the field at the same time in sets of two, but after seeing how they work as a tag team, I'm there.

CJ JACKSON BREAKOUT YEAR. For about a year, I think C. J. Jackson was the most important player in the Buckeye basketball team, even if he was not the best.

Maybe he has to be both this year.

From NCAA.com:

It is usually advisable to pick a breakout candidate from a Chris Holtmann-led team. Keita Bates-Diop exploded last year. The Buckeyes were one of the most enjoyable college basketball surprise teams, but they lost a lot in the offseason.

Jackson is the most important piece that returns. He averaged 12.6 points to shoot 41.6 percent and 37.9 percent of 3. Ohio State welcomes talented recruits and transfers, but it feels like Jackson will be a primary offensive option.

He is small, but otherwise Jackson has enough for him. His pull-up 3 is legit and he defeats defenders with ease from the dribble. Jackson averaged 3.9 assists as a sophomore, a solid clip for a man who shared the ball-handling duties. He could earn about 15 points and five assists as a junior.

Jackson is real, but I think he's even better when he can play the ball as a shooting guard. And no disrespect to Andrew Dakich, but Ohio State really did not have anyone to play the point last year. With Keyshawn Woods joining the team this year, this is an option.

In any case, I think it's not worth worrying at all. My early relationship with Chris Holtmann is that you can accept your preseason expectations for this team and add only five wins.

FORMER BUCKEYES DRIVING. Joe Burrow was not the only former Buckeye wearing different colors this weekend. A few other former Ohio State players have done some things for their new teams.

First of all, we have this absurdity of Darius Slade, who has somehow overtaken Joey Bosa's running projection against Penn State.

Look, Bosa just ran into Christian Hackenburg's legs. Slade was just picking up the ground, throwing him on his own quarterback, forcing a fumble and recovering by itself.

That's Clowney-like.

Trevon Grimes scored the first time in the meantime when he touched the ball in Florida:

And Antonio Williams scored one of North Carolina's two touchdowns in a 24-17 loss to Cal.

It's crazy that the immediate success of players leaving the program could now also be a recruiting tool.

"Come to Ohio State, compete for a seat, and if it does not work, we'll have you prepared to be better than anyone else, and you still have a way to the NFL."

MICHIGAN MAN SAYS TRUTH IS EXPOSED. In the last few years, you can be honest about the Michigan debacle in the preseason. There is the wonder of Appalachian State, Toledo's triumph and my personal favorite – a Utah runs back and meets Desmond Howard's Heisman pose in the Big House.

Hello Heisman!

But we can now add to this list: "The former Michigan player is so fed up that he literally risks his job to make #takes online."

In the midst of Michigan's bed defecation against Notre Dame, the former Michigan recipient tweeted Braylon Edwards – a current BTN on-air analyst – because deleted and extremely valid Tweet:

See, nothing Edwards said was necessarily wrong, but it still did not do well with his employer when BTN was suspended indefinitely on Monday for a "violation of the network's social media policies."

Jim Harbaugh was not pleased.

Edwards eventually apologized, but strangely enough, he refused to apologize for calling Michigan's football trash because he was right.

INVASION, REBELLION, INSURANCE, ETC. Over the weekend, rain and lightning forced Nebraska to cancel his season opener with Akron.

This has caused a bit more drama than expected, as it is now unclear which school – if both – should receive compensation for the canceled game.

The contract, signed by Akron, provides a rather creative list of reasons why a game could be canceled and relieves any party of liability, but somehow "rain and lighting" was not one of them.

"Disaster, fire, hurricane, tropical storm, flood, earthquake, war, terrorist attack, invasion, hostilities, insurgency, seizure by order of the government, military authority or cease and desist orders of a competent judicial or other governmental authority."

It seems as if the one who wrote this contract believed that the game was played in South Sudan and not in Lincoln, Nebraska.

I'll be the first to admit that I've never been to Lincoln, but an uprising or invasion does not seem to be immediate enough to be a key component of this contract, especially if that means dropping something like 'Blitzsturm' off the list of things that could move a game.

These weapons of mass destruction. Cincinnati, the next Hollywood … Kindergarten welcomes students with pole dance performance on the first day of school … Rewriting the rules of the book club … The escape from prison that captivated a nation …


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