He got on the plane didn't he? He's going to dress, right?
I have spent the better part of two weeks calling Jim Tressel a sandbagger. That is defined by someone who makes a situation sound worse than it is. I don't know how to read this latest news.
Ohio State practices before getting on a plane to L.A. on Thursday. It is determined that Beanie Wells is doubtful for the USC game. I'll believe it when I see it. If the Beanster doesn't play write down Terrelle Pryor as Ohio State's best running back. The three on the depth chart won't be able to get it done against USC's defense.
There is lot's to analyze here:
If Ohio State is blown out do pollsters give it a break for not having its best player?
Can the remaining running backs compensate for the loss of Wells?
Is there any doubt that Pryor is now the man for the Ohio State offense? If I'm Pete Carroll I start bringing blitzes until Ohio State proves they can stop them. Even if the running backs break the line of scrimmage on a draw or something USC's defense has the recovery speed to track them down.
Good luck, Todd Boeckman you're going to need it.
Can I adjust my prediction based on this latest news? USC 27, Ohio State 13
Frankly, I'm tired of this soap opera. Let's play the game.