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Rob Oller commentary | Jim Harbaugh's innovative recruiting at Michigan riles SEC

timesreporter.com — Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is playing golf today at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the Monterey Peninsula in California, where he will rub elbows with Justin Timberlake and Bill Murray even as he rubs many in college football the wrong way.It is vintage Harbaugh; equally comfortable creating friendships and friction.

Rob Oller commentary | Jim Harbaugh's innovative recruiting at Michigan riles SEC

cantonrep.com — Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is playing golf today at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the Monterey Peninsula in California, where he will rub elbows with Justin Timberlake and Bill Murray even as he rubs many in college football the wrong way.It is vintage Harbaugh; equally comfortable creating friendships and friction.

Rob Oller commentary | Jim Harbaugh's innovative recruiting at Michigan riles SEC

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is playing golf today at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on the Monterey Peninsula in California, where he will rub elbows with Justin Timberlake and Bill Murray even as he rubs many in college football the wrong way. It is vintage Harbaugh; equally comfortable creating friendships and friction.
Feb 10, 2016

Urban Meyer's recruiting gimmick not only game in town: Jim Harbaugh's innovative recruiting at Michigan riles SEC buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Rob Oller commentary | Peyton Manning gets win for the aged

dispatch.com — Everything about this Super Bowl set up perfectly for the old man to pull out one last win. From the commercials about constipation and Advil to a halftime show that was "Up With People" meets "We Are the World", this quasi-national holiday had a retro feel that played right into the aging hands of Peyton Manning.
Feb 08, 2016

RT @rollerCD: Wrote about the old Man-ning getting his second ring. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Rob Oller commentary | College football: Winning titles starts on signing day

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Two college football national championships will be decided today by email and fax as the signing period breaks forth. The first title involves the traditional crowning of the best team in the nation, even though we don't yet know when it will happen.

Rob Oller commentary | Thad Matta's young Buckeyes still a mystery

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — Ohio State men's basketball coach Thad Matta flipped an imaginary coin to determine the odds that the Buckeyes will give the required effort and show the necessary toughness from one game to the next. What coaches most need from players is consistency, but the young Buckeyes are a mercurial bunch who swing between moody (a 35-point loss to Maryland) and motivated (a stunning win against Kentucky).

Rob Oller commentary | NHL must take steps so its star players shine

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — Alex Ovechkin performed in Columbus on Tuesday night. Some of you don't even know who he is. Hint: not a classical pianist. Some of you have heard the name but can't place the face. Hint: Picture David Letterman's gap-toothed smile with Pete Rose's haircut. Some of you are pretty sure he plays for the Blue Jackets.
Jan 21, 2016

Dispatch columnist Rob Oller: #NHL All-Snores | League desperately needs infusion of characters to reach the masses bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Rob Oller commentary | NFL: Manning, Brady careers both long, legendary

dispatch.com — I first ran into Peyton Manning in 1998, during his rookie season when he chipped in on the Indianapolis Colts' exhibition win against the Cincinnati Bengals. My first thought: taller than expected. My second: The No. 1 draft pick out of Tennessee had something to prove. Archie's kid burned to blow past the hype.

Rob Oller commentary | Bengals have only themselves to blame for loss

dispatch.com — CINCINNATI - The Steelers. Always the Steelers. If Cleveland is the NFL punch line that Cincinnati never wants to become, Pittsburgh is the football spot that Cincy longs to be. Steel City. Or, as it played out again on Saturday night, Steal City.

Rob Oller column: Meyer hopes exodus will restore OSU’s hunger in ’16

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — The NFL can wait. Perhaps indefinitely. Urban Meyer reiterated on Thursday that he has no interest in leaving Ohio State. "I love where I'm at," the Buckeyes coach said. But there are days - like when nine of your players leave early for the draft - that college coaching feels like a cold walk down a long driveway to fetch the paper.
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Feb 12, 2016

RT @PGATOUR: The nighttime view behind Pebble Beach's sixth green. pic.twitter.com/ViDoBv7PzH

Feb 11, 2016

@KeithMidkiff true, and even more reason to question why Zeke did not get more carries.

Feb 11, 2016

To be clear, we're talking losses only. Obviously, 2014 was exceptional coaching job overall.

Feb 11, 2016

That tweet in reference to 14 Ohio State players being invited to NFL combine. Talent was there. Coaching staff underperformed.

Feb 11, 2016

Reflecting on last two seasons, wonder if history will show that two losses by #Buckeyes were due to poor coaching even more than poor play?

Feb 11, 2016

RT @DispatchSully: In op-ed to Dispatch, Columbus Partnership says it's pulling request for state funding for Browns training facility. dispatch.com/content/storie…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @ChrisBHaynes: Kevin Love says it was just a stinger. Says he feels OK now. Won't miss any games.

Feb 11, 2016

RT @ChrisBHaynes: #Cavs expect Kevin Love (shoulder contusion) to be available for first game out of All-Star break. It'll be Chicago on Feb. 18 at The Q.


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