In Case You Missed It (and Site Updates)

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted one of these. In fact, it’s been way too long since any of us have posted any real new content (besides Sylvester Yon Rambo, who has been keeping the content flowing with his recruiting and coaching updates. I am very thankful for that).

I do have somewhat of an excuse myself. I had to make a trip to the emergency room in early December which lead to an emergency surgery which led to my diagnosis as a Type II Diabetic. Needless to say, that put my blogging activities on hiatus for a while. (The hundred plus hours I’ve put into Skyrim also may put a dent into blogging time). That accounts for most of my absence in December and part of January, but here we are now near the end of February. I don’t have a real excuse for that. But, as the longest tenured (active) Ohio State blogger, I reserve the right to take time off from time to time. It’s been nice to step back for a bit but now I’m ready to get back into the swing of the blogging things.

So new site news:

I have been thinking of giving Men of the Scarlet and Gray a face lift. We have been using the current theme for at least four years now, and it might be time to change that. I really like the new look the guys over at Waiting For Next Year switched to and I’m considering along those lines for our site here.

It’s been a while since I updated the Twittering Buckeyes page so I’ve added a bunch of new Buckeyes and their respective Twitter pages. I’ll update the “current” and “former” lists after the Spring Game and the NFL draft when we have a clear idea of who’s on the team and who isn’t. I don’t follow as many athletes I used to but I’m still amazed at how quickly it has been adopted and how thoroughly Twitter has changed the recruiting game. (Just remember not to tweet those recruits, you booster you!)

I’ve added a little video widget that appears in the upper right corner from Total College Sports where you can find different highlights and sports shows. We get a little cut from the add revenue, so if you feel so inclined, check out a video or two and in turn support our little site here. (I was able to talk them out of auto-playing the videos because I hate that as much as you do.)

We’re also adding another writer to the site. You may know him as Buckeye JJ on Twitter and now he’ll be writing here, helping out with news and recruiting along with original content. We’re also looking to add a basketball writer, too. If that’s something you’d be interested in, please drop us a note expressing your interest and we’ll be in touch.

So what has happened since I last posted one of these?

Oh, nothing, just the usual, groundbreaking, earth shattering changes. You know, life in the day of a Buckeye fan. Since the last ICYMI, Ohio State has:

  • Hired a new Football Head Coach.
  • Flipped some of the highest profile football recruits, amassing a top shelf 2012 recruiting class.
  • Hired some excellent new coaches (so excellent, in fact, some have already left for other jobs in the NFL).
  • Got a bowl ban.
  • The basketball team got off to a torrid start, cooled off a little bit, and now find themselves in a dogfight for Big Ten supremacy down the stretch.

Maybe I should be doing these a little more often!

UPDATE: In my haste to get this posted, I neglected two items I initially meant to include in this post. One has been pointed out in the comments: We were invited to, and have subsequently joined, the Buckeye Blogger Network. We join a Voltron-like amalgation of the best the Buckeye blogosphere has to offer including Our Honor Defend, The Buckeye Blog, The Buckeye Battlecry, Buckeye House Call and OSU Silver Bullet.

Also, in an attempt to form a more perfect Social Network Union, SYR has established the Official Men of the Scarlet and Gray presence on Twitter. You can follow us there @MotSaG. Of course you can still find us on Facebook and Google+, along with all our individual writers on Twitter, all linked in the sidebar.


  1. What? No mention of the glorious membership in the BBN, Comrade?

  2. Let’s do it. A revamp of the site would probably encourage me (and the other authors) to step up the pace. Good offseason project.

  3. @Mali – an oversight I’m none to proud of. It has been fixed 🙂

    @monkey – deal. Now we just need to figure out how to get our cubes next to each other again.

  4. Looking forward to being a part of this site!

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