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Friday, October 14, 2011

Saddened Pryor: I should be on the field, helping OSU - College Football TV Schedule Week 7:- Clarke Won’t Make Trip to Illinois

College Football TV Schedule Week 7:
Friday, Oct. 14
9:00 PM
Hawaii at San Jose St
Are you home craving football Friday Night? Well, hopefully the WAC will satisfy your need.

Saturday, Oct. 15
12:00 PM
Indiana at Wisconsin (4)
Last year Wisconsin, without Russell Wilson, put up 70 on IU.

Michigan (11) at Michigan State (23)
It’s the No. 2 defense in the NCAA going up against Denard Robinson.

South Carolina (15) at Mississippi State
Mississippi State can salvage it’s season with a win against SC.

Baylor (20) at Texas A&M (21)
Three weeks in-a-row A&M has either blown or almost blown a half time lead.

Toledo at Bowling Green
It’s the battle for Ohio’s smaller schools!

Purdue at Penn State
Big Ten Network
Penn State can be ranked in both polls with a win against the Boilermakers.

Utah at Pittsburgh
Pitt and Utah opened their ’10 season last year in Utah.

Louisville at Cincinnati
Cincinnati and Louisville play for position in the Big East.

Miami (FL) at North Carolina
What happened to “The U”?

2:00 PM
Navy at Rutgers
Rutgers quietly is becoming a threat to WVU’s BCS bid from winning the Big East.

3:00 PM
Florida State at Duke
Just like “The U”, what happened to this FSU team?

3:30 PM
LSU (1) at Tennessee
A win for LSU Saturday should put them at No. 1 in the BCS rankings.

Oklahoma State (6) at Texas (22)
Can Texas rebound after their blow out loss against OU last week?

Georgia Tech (12) at Virginia
A win this week will surpass ‘Tech’s win total from last year.

Ohio State at Illinois (16)
This time last year, Ohio State was a double-digit favorite. This year, Ohio State is an underdog.

South Florida at Connecticut
This is South Florida’s first game since being knocked out of the Top 25.

Western Michigan at Northern Illinois
It’s a battle for position in the MAC!

5:00 PM
North Texas at Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana is 5-1 on the year and should win this game in a route.

6:00 PM
Alabama (2) at Ole Miss
Bama now two weeks in-a-row with the bottom of the SEC.

6:30 PM
Virginia Tech (19) at Wake Forest
This could be our upset game this week. Wake is a quiet 4-1 record this year.

7:00 PM
Clemson (8) at Maryland
Clemson is starting to separate themselves from the rest of the ACC Atlantic division.

Florida at Auburn (24)
The yo-yo season for Auburn continues after last week’s loss to Arkansas.

Georgia at Vanderbilt
UGA has roared back into the SEC East division winning their last four games.

Northwestern at Iowa
Big Ten Network
Dan Persa for Heisman continues this week. Wait it never began? Crap.

Louisiana-Monroe at Troy
Sun Belt powers collide as both teams are a combined 3-7.

7:30 PM
Stanford (7) at Washington State
Suck for Luck continues this week.

8:00 PM
Idaho at New Mexico State
Two teams with no wins in the WAC this year. Someone get’s a W this week!

9:15 PM
Oklahoma (3) at Kansas
Ok. St put up 70 on Kansas last week. Can OU out do that?

10:00 PM
Utah State at Fresno State
Two teams that played tough non-conference schedules collide!

10:15 PM
Arizona State (18) at Oregon (9)
Our game of the week has two Pac-12 powers face off in Eugene, Oregon. Does Oregon’s LaMichael James play after suffering a dislocated elbow?

Saddened Pryor: I should be on the field, helping OSU
As Terrelle Pryor begins to try making his way in the NFL, he's also looking back at Ohio State. [Pryor] isn't around as his old teammates go through a 3-3 start to a season thrown into turmoil by off-field NCAA violations committed by former coach Jim Tressel, Pryor and others. But, apparently, he's in pain, too. "In a way it hurts me," Pryor told Pittsburgh radio station 97.3 The Fan. ... "I know I should be on the field helping them guys for the mistakes that I have made, but I am not perfect. ... Right now it saddens me. I get sad sometimes watching the guys because I know I can be on the field helping them guys, but I can't think about that right now."

Here are the guys from college gameday picks

Lou Holtz (ESPN)
27-7 (79%)

Chris Martin (BTN)
23-6 (79%)

Gerry DiNardo (BTN)
30-8 (79%)

Dennis Dodd (CBS)
40-11 (78%)

David Pollack (ESPN)
31-9 (78%)

Tony Gerdeman
46-14 (77%)

Desmond Howard (ESPN)
33-12 (73%)

Teddy Greenstein (BTN)
21-8 (72%)

Bruce Feldman (CBS)
38-15 (72%)

Matt Hayes (TSN)
33-17 (66%)

Mark May (ESPN)
21-12 (64%)

Lee Corso (ESPN)
35-22 (61%)

Stewart Mandel (SI)
31-21 (60%)

Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN)
30-24 (56%)

Clarke Won’t Make Trip to Illinois
COLUMBUS, Ohio — With everything that has gone wrong for Ohio State this season, what’s one more suspension to add to the mix?
OSU Head Coach Luke Fickell announced Thursday that cornerback Dominic Clarke would not make the trip to Champaign, Ill. this week with the rest of his teammates.
“We will not have the services of Dominic Clarke this week,” Fickell said during his Thursday press conference.
“He is involved in a University rules violation. It is in the University rules and the University’s hands with campus things. It is my decision that we will not have him this week.”
According to Ohio State police reports, the redshirt sophomore out of Frederick, Md. was cited for disorderly conduct on Sunday following an on-campus incident at the Market Place on Neil Avenue.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.
“He’s very remorseful. It’s just a little thing that happened on campus,” Fickell said.
“To be honest with, Dominic is a great kid. He’s done everything right. He’s an all-academic all-Big Ten guy. We’re going to get through this and let the University handle this and hope that he’ll be ready for the following week.”
The 5-10, 191-pound Clarke started the first two games of the season while Travis Howard was serving his suspension. He played incredibly well in those two games, but has since been reserved to the No. 3 cornerback spot behind Howard and redshirt freshman Bradley Roby.
With Clarke not making the trip, true freshman Doran Grant becomes the defacto No. 3 corner this week, but the Buckeyes will shuffle some things around in their secondary to accommodate for the loss.
“Well, Doran Grant will be the guy who steps up, but Corey Brown will go back over and probably play a little more corner for us,” Fickell said Thursday.
“That’s Corey “Pittsburgh” Brown. He was a corner and then he kind of moved to safety late in the season last year, so he’ll probably be filling in for us.”
The redshirt sophomore out of Monroeville, Pa. was actually suspended for the first two games of the season along with Howard and running back Jordan Hall. He came to the Buckeyes as a 5-star prospect in the class of 2009, but struggled to find a true fit on defense.
He played some corner and then moved to safety last fall and was just starting to play well when he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Brown sat out the spring, but returned to full-form in the fall and quickly worked his way up the depth chart.
Before the suspension was handed down, Brown was working in the two-deep and was considered to be the No. 4 safety behind C.J. Barnett, Orhian Johnson and Christian Bryant.

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