MotSaG Reader’s Digest for July 14, 2013

b1g_iconBlog/site newsOSU LogoOSU FootballThe MotSaG Reader’s Digest is just that — a quick glance at the past week of content here at Men of the Scarlet and Gray. This will give you a chance to catch up on anything you may have missed during the course of the week. This isn’t everything we posted this week, so we always encourage everyone to subscribe to our feed, sign up for email alerts or simply check the website on a regular basis.

Site News

We kicked off the week with the announcement that we had added a host of new writers to site, most of which you have read in the past week or so and some you’ll read in the coming week. We have made a serious push to recruit some fine writers and I think we’ve been successful in that endeavor. We are excited to have such a good group.

Wrestling

Speaking of new writers, we also launched a new content category here on the site led by our new writer Garth: Wrestling. He spoke with future B1G member Rutger’s wrestling coach, Scott Goodale. Along with the future of the Rutger’s wrestling program, Garth also touched on the impact that Rutger’s is feeling in anticipation of joining the B1G:

Thus, at least for football, wrestling and many other sports, one suspects, the move to the Big Ten has to be seen as a recruiting bonanza

Garth also spoke with former Buckeye wrestler Reece Humphrey and his quest to compete at the highest level of wrestling in the 2016 Olympics.

Garth wrapped up the week with a personal story about Archie Griffin and his ill-timed sickness before one of the biggest wrestling matches of the future Heisman winner’s life.

Recruiting

Dylan gave us a recap of all the future Buckeye’s that were out in the Pacific Northwest the week before, participating in The Opening . The Buckeyes were well represented, bringing nine recruits to the festivities, the most from any single team.

Dylan says that Terry Mclaurin had the best showing of the nine Buckeyes there:

Terry’s numbers for the four events for Sparq were 4.4 seconds for the 40-yard dash and an amazing 44.8″ vertical jump. He also had a 42′ power toss and a 4.07 second shuttle run. In the final competition he came in second overall by winning 3 of the 4 events. In addition to his incredible athletic ability, on the last day of 7 on 7, he hauled in four TDs.

We also had interviews with David Dowell and Jonathan Hilliman.

On the basketball recruiting side, Chris K. gave us an update on Carlton Bragg, a target Thad Matta would love to land here in Columbus.

Football

Jeremiah (SYR) looked at the recently announced 2016 and 2017 football schedules. He also recapped the sad story of Ray Small and the sorry turns his life has taken ever since he left the Buckeye football team.

Coming up

We’ve got a lot of great content coming next week that we’ve been hard at work on and we are really excited about sharing.

We’ll be starting a new series looking at the Top 25 Football Players in the B1G, starting with #25 tomorrow. Here’s a spoiler: We’ll start with a Buckeye. Will we end with one, too?

We also will be introducing another writer that we’re really excited about, breaking down some of the technical aspects of the Tom Herman/Urban Meyer offense, starting with the tight ends.

That, and a whole lot more awaits as we lead up to the opening of camp in August

Comments

  1. I can hardly contain my excitement about how far we have come in such a short period of time and where we are headed in the near future. We as a team are kicking butt and taking names… Thank You EVERYONE

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