In Case You Missed It

Does the season feel like it’s in full effect yet? The weather outside has been cooler, it’s getting darker sooner, the leaves are changing and the Foosball is on the ESPN, but I don’t feel like it’s “football season” yet. Either way, news-type things are happening and In Case You Missed It has a few you might be interested in:

BACK, AND BETTER THAN EVER: As SYR blogged yesterday (beating everyone, including The Dispatch, to the punch I might add), the “Charity 3” have been reinstated and will be in the line-up for Saturday evening’s tilt against the Miami Hurricanes. Hopefully that stands through the weekend, instead of having an NCAA “SIKE” hours before kick-off. Hopefully that’s the end of it and we can all move on, awaiting the Committee on Infractions final judgement sometime next week.

The Dispatch has the story of the Cleveland-area Booster accepting responsibility for the money the given to the three players (Hall, Howard and Brown):

DiGeronimo confirmed reports to The Dispatch that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor gave the cash envelopes to his three teammates. DiGeronimo said the money was intended as reimbursement for travel expenses.

WHAT’S A BATTLE BOOSTER? Speaking of boosters, The University of Miami is changing its rules with regard to boosters having side-line access during home games. The change being they won’t have access. This takes effect this week against Ohio State.

WON’T YOU STEP BACK FROM THAT LEDGE, MY FRIEND: For those of us who had the knee-jerk reaction of “man our offense looks bad,” Ross over at Along the Olentangy to break down the offensive performance of the Buckeyes and actually made me feel a little better about our prospects going into the Miami game:

The good news is that most of the errors were results of technique and failure to recognnize what the defense was doing. Ohio State’s offense was not getting beat, but instead largely shooting themselves in the foot. The bad news is that these mistakes reflect an inexperienced unit, and OSU’s young players are going to have to learn and mature quickly.

Having Jordan Hall in the backfield should help with that.

HE’S FAST: Finally, our pals at EE-LEV-DUB look at Buckeyes in the EN-EFF-EL with the Week 1 Houndie.

ALSO: Football in Europe. When I lived Spain, a few of us Americans got a bunch of college age Spainards interested in playing some futbol Americano. With just six or seven of us to play, Fumble Rumble was pretty much the only option. It was ugly. Most Spainards aren’t built with a competitive spirit or killer instinct. It was like lambs to the slaughter. We stopped playing after about three minutes, when it became obvious someone of Spanish descent was going to get hurt. Watching that video makes me feel like I could lace up the cleats again and get it done in the Spanish American Football League.

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