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Beanie Wells OUT says ESPN

Now I always say to take everything in a big game with a grain of salt. But ESPN is reporting that Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells is OUT for tomorrow’s tilt against the University of Southern California.

Tressel broke the news Friday afternoon after the team went through a 40-minute walkthrough at the Coliseum.

From the article:

“He’s been getting treatment 15 times a day,” Tressel told the assembled media just minutes after he told his team of the decision. “I guess if looks could kill he fought me. I just told the team because it’s important our guys know what we thought we should do.”

“He worked so hard, but my job is to keep his best interests at heart,” Tressel told ESPN’s Joe Schad.

Huge blow to OSU. Can they overcome it? I think they can – but it just got REAL tough.

More on the OSU/USC tilt a little later.

Beanie Wells Questionable?

Reports have surfaced that Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells is doubtful for Saturday night’s tilt against the #1 ranked Trojans.

This from the article on NBCSports:

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel says it’s doubtful that starting tailback Chris “Beanie” Wells will play Saturday night against top-ranked Southern California.

Tressel said Thursday there was lingering soreness for Wells in his right foot after he worked out the night before. Wells did not practice with the team Thursday morning.

Is this gamesmanship? Is Tressel going to throw out some smoke and steam? Who knows – I don’t think the SoCal Trojans are going to prepare any different than they did when they thought Wells was playing. Coach Carroll isn’t stupid. He knows how the game is played. Tressel knows how the game is played.

We’ll have to see the next two days. But there is apart of me that feels strongly we’ll see Beanie Wells Saturday night.

A game this huge? Hard to believe he’ll miss it.

College Post – Beanie Wells to play vs USC

The Associated Press is reporting that Ohio State running back Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells will be playing this weekend when the Buckeyes face the Trojans at the LA Coliseum.

Wells, who has been plagued by nagging injuries throughout his college career, hurt his foot against Youngstown State in the opener and sat out the game against Ohio University last weekend.

I have to wonder, given how bad the ground game was against OU, if maybe Wells got held out because OSU figured they would roll Ohio. If that’s the case they almost overthought themselves and lost the game – they lost ground as it is because of the poor performance.

It’s still a critical game for both teams – maybe even moreso. If OSU loses, that’s all she wrote for National Championship purposes in all likelyhood. One thing Ohio State has issues with is winning the big game when it counts the last few years. Now or never guys.

They’ll definitely have all their weapons now and I think USC wouldn’t have it any other way.