’12 B1G Football Sidelines September

  Some September football, which recaps Urban Meyer's debut in Columbus, a night game (in an eventual downpour) between Vanderbilt and Northwestern, a rout for Michigan and Denard Robinson (including a 5-year-old's Wolverine dream to visit the Big House & a preseason interview with John Beilein & Tim Hardaway Jr.), to finally back at Ohio State, where Braxton Miller was given more offensive freedoms vs UAB. Lisa Byington shares with you …

Silver Bullet….points

"Here's an interesting storyline from a TV perspective," Urban Meyer told our crew during a Friday afternoon production meeting. It showed his TV savvy. It also showed the need for his quarterback to take that next step. Braxton Miller told me after the game he probably audibled 20 times against UAB. Saturday was the first time the OSU coaching staff had given him the liberty to change the play at the line of …

Urban Debut

Urban Meyer pulled something out of his pocket during my interview with him on the field, about two hours from his Buckeye debut. I looked down in his hand. Fittingly, it was a buckeye. The same one he showed our TV production crew Friday afternoon. "For good luck," he said with a smile. He didn't need much luck against Miami University, but he needed an anchor. It was an emotional high of a …

A Buckeye reminder

Where were you when you got the news? I sat in my third-floor bedroom on campus during my junior year at Northwestern. Ohio State shortstop Alicia Herron got her news on gameday. Buckeye pitcher Melanie Nichols found out hers, after wrapping up a team meeting. Where were you when you got the news that THAT person in your life was gone? Mine was a high school math teacher, George Kitchen. Herron's was her mother, she lost …