Let's get this thing started with some links.
First up, there's this SI.com article on OSU's defense, where Stewie Mandel says that a successful rebuilding of the defense will be key to any potential Buckeye national championship run. This is not exactly an earth-shattering revelation, but it's still a pretty decent article. There's not much in the way of new information in this if you've been paying attention to OSU news, but if you've ben out there living a life or something, this is a nice summary of everything you've missed. Basically, the team's talented, fast, and strong, but pretty inexperienced. If they pull it together quickly, the team could go undefeated. If they have trouble, so does the team.
Next up is a couple articles from the O-Zone. The first is an article discussing the awesomeness of Antonio Pittman. He's missed some time with a hamstring injury, but the coaches aren't too worried, and neither am I, mostly because this is spring practice, people. It's not like the Texas game's tomorrow. Besides, I do think he's one of the best backs in the Big Ten. Mike Hart and Tyrell Sutton might be better, but I think that's about it for the Big Ten. Pittman put up 1300 yards last season, a fact that I think a lot of people have missed. He's kind of a big deal.
The second article is about how Pittman had better not suck, because dangit, we got a lot of awesome running backs. I'm inclined to agree with this one. Mo Wells was not good last season, but as the article points out, neither was Pittman during his freshman year. Chris Wells is apparently the greatest thing since sliced bread. I heard one of his runs in high school was so awesome, it restored a blind man's sight. And Eric Haw won the Heisman for me in both NCAA 2005 and 2006, so clearly he has something going for him. Even if he sucks, he can meet my expectations by just not smoking pot outside dorms. High standards, I know. I'm tough, but fair.