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If Ohio State has to take one, it’s Woodson

Ohio State and Michigan don’t get along very well. Period. But if the Buckeyes were able to nab one player for their all-time draft to round out a team, fans might not mind it. Well, if for no other reason than to stick it to the Wolverines. After analyzing WolverineNation’s draft and looking at my own team, it came down to three players. It was either Tom Harmon from Chantel Jennings, Desmond Howard from Michael Rothstein or Charles Woodson from Tom VanHaaren.

Championship criteria: Bucks fit for title

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Leadership is the factor Urban Meyer always points to first with teams that accomplish something special, and it’s hard to argue with somebody who already owns two national championship rings. But that quality is too hard to quantify, so ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein went looking for some numbers that would indicate a team is on the path to a crystal football and found some common threads for the last seven teams to raise one at the end of the season.

Ever-changing recruiting world

With social media, the rise of 7-on-7 leagues and the decrease in importance of high school coaches in the recruiting process — the recruiting trends change every year. RecruitingNation writers tackled some of those topics. Michael Rothstein writes: As if there wasn’t enough pressure, social media has led to information overload for today’s top recruits. Chantel Jennings writes: The rise of 7-on-7 leagues fills a need that high school football can’t do alone.

Video: Michigan-Notre Dame pregame

Adam Rittenberg, Matt Fortuna and Michael Rothstein preview Saturday night’s game between No. 11 Notre Dame and No. 18 Michigan

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WolverineNation links: Getting offensive

Michael Rothstein writes : About the Michigan Wolverines’ offensive depth chart after the spring. Chantel Jennings writes : Michigan’s offensive line haul in this cycle borders on ridiculous already, as all five OL commits are in the initial ESPN 150. Jennings writes : Detroit offensive lineman David Dawson initially flew under the radar after moving from Texas, but at No. 92 in the ESPN 150, he can’t do that anymore. Rothstein writes : Answering reader questions on Mike Martin’s bear-fighting ability, Devin Gardner and preseason all-Big Ten basketball picks.

WolverineNation Wednesday links: Q rating

Michael Rothstein writes: With two mentions in a speech by President Barack Obama, Denard Robinson went from a star athlete to an icon. College athletes who have been there give their takes and offer Robinson advice.

Rothstein writes : In …

WolverineNation links: Getting serious

Chantel Jennings writes: Denard Robinson has been known for his infectious trademark smile. But as a senior leader, the quarterback has smiled less in an attempt to rally his team.

Chantel Jennings writes : A look at how Michigan’s 2013 …

Meyer hire adds intrigue to The Game

Colleague Michael Rothstein from Wolverine Nation writes that Ohio State’s hiring of Urban Meyer as coach adds intrigue to the annual rivalry with Michigan, especially since Meyer and Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison know each other well from their days …

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