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    Ohio State vs. Indiana game preview: Game picks, over-unders and best defense OSU has faced

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 56:05

    On this Friday game preview, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look at just how good the Indiana defense is that Ohio State will face in Bloomington on Saturday night. The six defenses left for Ohio State in the regular season are all ranked higher than any of the six defenses the Buckeyes have faced so far.Will Indiana's top cornerbacks play? Would Hoosiers linebacker Micah McFadden be the best player on Ohio State's defense? If Indiana stopped Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III last week, will OSU back TreVeyon Henderson be controlled this week?The Indiana offense isn't very good, but the defense should give the Buckeyes their best test yet. So should you take Ohio State as a 21-point favorite or not? Also, there's a brief discussion on giving up on your dreams as a kid.Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Rapid fire Ohio State questions, the College Football Playoff and proper wedding toast etiquette

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 125:59

    On this big Thursday episode Buckeye Talk, We went rapid-fire as Stephen Means, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird answer texter questions ranging from Ohio State football's College Football Playoff chances, what the wide receiver rotation will look like next season what a potential Georgia-OSU national championship game would mean for the sport. Then we get into some nonsense discussing proper wedding toast etiquette. one food you can't live without and Doug gives out some parenting advice.Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com,.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Steele Chambers, Harry Miller, a new recruit and the tests ahead for Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 75:05

    On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, the discussion centers around information gleaned from interviews with Ryan Day, linebackers coach Al Washington and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. And Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird also discuss the new recruiting pledge of edge rusher Kenyatta Jackson, a top-100 player for the Class of 2022 from Florida.Other topics:An increased role for LB Steele Chambers?Why the Buckeyes are rotating on the offensive lineHarry Miller's status returning from injuryThe projected starting offensive line for next yearThe Big Ten skill players that will test the OSU defense in the weeks aheadBelly buttonsThanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com,. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Handing out midseason awards for Ohio State football: Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 90:42

    With no game to recap, Nathan and Doug delved into the entire first half of the season and handed out some midseason awards for Ohio State. Then they ran down the usual Monday Madness categories, including what Purdue's upset of Iowa means for the Buckeyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The 4 greatest Buckeyes on Ohio State's overall Mount Buckmore

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 77:21

    It's the final Mount Buckmore episode on Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means bring this section of podcast episodes to an end, at least for now. On this episode, the guys and the text subscribers decide the four overall Buckeyes that should represent the Ohio State football program -- all the players, all the coaches, every position -- on a single Mount Buckmore.Mount Buckmores for groups already have been chosen -- coaches, quarterbacks, runnings backs, receivers, defensive ends, cornerbacks and linebackers.This is the big one. And there are some obvious choices and some less obvious ones.You can listen to all the previous Mount Buckmore episodes in this feed if you want to catch up. Thanks for listening to this final Mount Buckmore on this off week for the Buckeyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Drafting the 30 best Buckeyes so far this season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 111:53

    During this off week, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are resetting the best Buckeyes so far this season.They draft the 15 best offensive players so far this season, based on how well they think they'll play the rest of this year, and the 15 best defensive players. It's a comprehensive look at the 30 best players on the team for 5-1 Ohio State.Briefly off the top, Doug talks about former Buckeye Devan Bogard, who died this week at age 27 in an apartment fire.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How Kerry Coombs responded to his demotion and what it means for Ohio State football

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 62:00

    Ohio State's usual Tuesday press conference featured defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, who spoke for the first time since responsibility to call the defense was handed to Matt Barnes after the loss to Oregon. Nathan and Stephen discuss what they heard from Coombs and what it means for his future with the Buckeyes. Also, reaction to Ryan Day's mid-season assessments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Who are the 10 most important Ohio State recruiting targets? Buckeye Football Futures

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 71:27

    Nathan and Stephen use the off week to catch up on the state of Ohio State football recruiting. Who are the 10 most important targets right now regardless of class? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Oct. 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 8:46

    The Buckeyes add another Big Ten Freshman of the Week award. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is C.J. Stroud the favorite for Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year? Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 84:46

    Ohio State is idle this week as it reaches the midpoint of the season. Doug and Nathan look back at the win over Maryland and discuss C.J. Stroud's ascent and Steele Chambers' role in an unorthodox linebacker room. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State beats Maryland postgame: Are the Buckeyes the third-best team in the country?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 68:06

    On this postgame Buckeye Talk pod after Ohio State's 66-17 win over Maryland, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the game and the five major ways Ohio State has improved since its loss to Oregon. They do that with the help of the text subscribers.But they quickly move to a big-picture question -- Is Ohio State the third-best team in the nation?Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State vs. Maryland game preview: Game picks, over-unders, and what if OSU played Cincinnati?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 61:31

    On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Saturday's Ohio State-Maryland game, which kicks off at noon as the Buckeyes' homecoming game.The guys talk about a couple key defensive players for the Buckeyes, and make their picks with the point spread and give their sides of the over-under. Then there's a little time to discuss the Iowa-Penn State game on Saturday, and to debate the idea of what would happen if the Buckeyes played the other playoff contender in the state -- Cincinnati.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Can Ryan Day join Ohio State's coaching Mount Buckmore?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 87:01

    On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, the pod goes back to Mount Buckmore. This summer, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the texters declared the four best Buckeyes at quarterback, running back, receiver, cornerback, defensive end and linebacker. Now, it's time to do the head coaches.On this pod, the primary questions are:Is Woody Hayes not only No. 1 for Ohio State, but would he make a Mount Rushmore for college football coaches all time?Is Urban Meyer or Jim Tressel No. 2 on the list of Ohio State's greatest football coaches?Which coach rounds out Mount Buckmore right now, and what does Ryan Day have to do to get into Ohio State's top four? And will he stay in Columbus long enough to do it?Thanks for listening to another special Buckeye Talk episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    A Buckeye sacrificing for the team, plus Kerry Coombs' future and Urban Meyer's situation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 79:19

    On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means debate and discuss what they learned from talking to Ryan Day and some Ohio State players on Tuesday in advance of Saturday's game against Maryland.Which veteran Buckeye talked about handling a decreased role for the good of the team?Why are the Buckeyes experimenting with offensive line combinations?What does the future of former defensive play caller Kerry Coombs look like?Can Maryland's passing attack give Ohio State problems?And what does everyone think of Urban Myer's situation as an NFL coach after he had to apologize to his team?Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Oct. 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 10:26

    Ohio State has the most expolsive offense in the country. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Are Penn State and Iowa poised to end Ohio State's Big Ten reign? Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 73:48

    After a quick look back at Ohio State's win over Rutgers, Nathan and Doug look ahead to the weekend. Specifically, they discuss Saturday's game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State and how it sets the stage for the second half of the Big Ten season. Also, a more detailed breakdown of C.J. Stroud's performance, what OSU's depth on defense really means and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State beats Rutgers postgame: C.J. Stroud's big-time return, as the Buckeyes are easy money

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 59:31

    Nathan and Stephen are in New Jersey and Doug is in his basement for this postgame Buckeye Talk after Ohio State's 52-13 win over Rutgers.First the guys talk QB C.J. Stroud's five TD passes in his return from a week off to rest his shoulder. Did he look like a playoff quarterback? Then they hit the defense, before finishing with HOW WAS OHIO STATE ONLY FAVORED BY 15.5 IN THIS GAME?Thanks for listening to this postgame Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State vs. Rutgers game preview: What the Buckeyes' defense needs to prove, plus picks and over-unders

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 50:29

    On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Saturday with the help of Rutgers beat writer Keith Sargeant of NJ.com. Keith joins for the first half to talk about the Scarlet Knights players that OSU fans need to know, the progress of the program under Greg Schiano, and how real it was last week when Rutgers stayed within seven points of Michigan.Then Doug, Nathan and Stephen get down to an OSU offense that hasn't yet had all its pieces together; the expected healthy return of starting QB C.J. Stroud; and what the OSU defense needs to prove at Rutgers. Finally, the guys make their picks for this game, and briefly discuss Wisconsin-Michigan and Iowa-Maryland.Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How important is Michigan's misery to Buckeye fans, and could the Wolverines be good this year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 127:57

    On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look at how Ohio State fans view Michigan and the rivalry.Texters check in on whether they want Michigan to be a great team and lose to the Buckeyes, or to lose every single week. There's a discussion about how fans' views on the rivalry have changed, and how the timing of when they became an OSU fan might affect that.Then, national college football writer and podcaster Alex Kirshner stops by to discuss his story for 538.com on why Michigan might be a team worth believing in this season.It's a full pod about the Ohio State fan perspective on Michigan, with some talk about the Michigan run game, on another big Thursday Buckeye Talk. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Where Ryan Day and fans disagree about Ohio State QBs, plus how the defense is actually improving

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 80:39

    On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means analyze everything head coach Ryan Day, and defensive play caller Matt Barnes, said on Tuesday, and then compare that to what text subscribers are thinking about the Buckeyes.The first two segments are about quarterback, and how Kyle McCord's performance against Akron on Saturday affected the view of things. Day said C.J. Stroud is definitely the starter when healthy, but not everyone agrees that should be the case. It's a fascinating divide in the view of Ohio State's QB world.Then it's time to go position by position through Ohio State's back seven to discern where things are actually better compared to the Oregon loss. Barnes spoke for the first time since taking over calling the defense from Kerry Coombs, as the defensive picture starts to clarify a bit.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sept. 28

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 6:55

    Kyle McCord got his first start at QB vs. Akron See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Should Kyle McCord play against Rutgers regardless of C.J. Stroud's health? Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 66:36

    Nathan and Doug took another look at Kyle McCord's performance against Akron and compared notes on the freshman's debut. They also broke down the usual Monday Madness categories, including what threat if any Rutgers poses to the Buckeyes, a bad week for the Big Ten West and Clemson's drop from national contention. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State beats Akron postgame: Kyle McCord, pass rush, and what happened with K'Vaughan Pope?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 83:18

    Ohio State beat Akron 59-7 on Saturday in a game that was most interesting than just another blowout by the Buckeyes of an overmatched MAC team.On this postgame Buckeye Talk podcast, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means address three primary areas:The play of Kyle McCord, who started as C.J. Stroud rested his aching shoulder, and what McCord's night means for the future of the QB position.The pass rush that led to nine sacks of Akron. How much of that showed that the defense could be after three games of not getting after the passer?The blowup on the sideline of linebacker K'Vaughan Pope, who went to the locker room and then tweeted a derogatory message about Ohio State during the game.There are also some quick thoughts on Chris Olave's lack of targets the past two games, and Clemson's loss to North Carolina State.Thanks to listening to another pod episode from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State vs. Akron game preview: The Buckeyes will start a different quarterback

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 71:01

    On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview the Buckeyes' game vs. Akron at 7:30 Saturday night in Ohio Stadium. They make their picks for the game, and are joined by betting genius and friend of the pod Tyler Shoemaker to discuss how the Buckeyes have done against the line this season, and what the right play is Saturday with Ohio State a seven-touchdown favorite.But the big news is that starting QB C.J. Stroud will rest his sore shoulder in this game and play only in an emergency situation. That means either Kyle McCord or Jack Miller will start. The guys discuss how that might go, and what it could mean for the future of the QB position with the Buckeyes, depending on how things look against Akron.Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Covering the Buckeyes, Part 2: Beat wars, message board culture and an inside look at Ohio State reporting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 115:07


    It's Part 2 of this Thursday Buckeye Talk podcast on covering the Ohio State Buckeyes. If you haven't yet listened to Part 1, do that first, then come back here. Featured on this episode talking about covering Ohio State football:Austin Ward, Tim May and Spencer Holbrook of Lettermen Row (3:27 to 35:19)Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors (35:21 to 54:00)Steve Helwagen, Dave Biddle and Pat Murphy of Bucknuts (54:01 to 1:21:22)Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means of Buckeye Talk and cleveland.com (1:21:24 to 1:55:07)Thanks for listening to this two-part episode about the beat, message board culture and life covering the Buckeyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Covering the Buckeyes, Part 1: Beat wars, message board culture and an inside look at Ohio State reporting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 125:54

    Welcome to Part 1 of a two-part Buckeye Talk examining life inside the Ohio State beat. On this first episode (the second ep is immediately after this in your podcast feed) Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means start off by talking about what happened at Buckeye Scoop, a site that coverages Ohio State that recently saw one co-founder of the site, Marc Givler, sue the two other co-founders, Kirk Barton and Ken Stickney. From there, Doug, Nathan and Stephen branched off to talk about message boards, reporting and how they cover the Buckeyes. (0:00 to 49:49).Then several guests from other Ohio State sites visited to discuss their views on the subject and how they cover the team:Bill Landis and Ari Wasserman, former Buckeye Talk co-hosts now working at The Athletic (49:50 to 1:17:35)Ben Koo, an OSU alum and fan who founded the sports media site Awful Announcing and has knowledge of the Buckeyes and a big-picture media view (1:17:36 to 1:39:05)Bill Rabinowitz and Joey Kaufman of the Columbus Dispatch (1:39:06 to 2:03:54)And then there's a quick wrapup by Doug. In a week when the Buckeyes are seven-touchdown favorites over Akron, this is something a little different from cleveland.com. We hope you enjoy it, and don't forget to listen to Part 2 after this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Should Ryan Day use the Akron game to get Ohio State's other quarterbacks in-game experience or keep relying on C.J. Stroud?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 63:31

    Ryan Day picked C.J. Stroud to be Ohio State football's next starting quarterback. He also built up a room filled with five-stars and top 100 recruits so that he always had options. Stroud has had moments of greatness but has also gone through plenty of growing pains. But through three weeks it's not exactly a no-brainer that he's the long-term solution. A game against Akron potentially provides a chance for Kyle McCord and Jack Miller to get their first snaps of the season and finally throw a college pass. But there's a fine line Day must walk in throwing out the other options, especially if the one he picked isn't 100 percent healthy.As the Buckeyes prepare to face the Zips, Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerise OSU's quarterback situation on this Wednesday episode.Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sept. 21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 9:16

    The Buckeyes change who calls the defense See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Is Ohio State the third-best team in the Big Ten right now? College football Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 71:08

    Doug and Nathan take a second look back at C.J. Stroud's performance against Tulsa and the changes Ohio State showed on defense. They also discuss Michigan's 3-0 start and the resurgence of the Big Ten East, along with the usual batch of Monday Madness topics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State beats Tulsa postgame: Does Ryan Day need to play more quarterbacks, and did the defensive changes help?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 64:47

    Doug, Nathan and Stephen hurried home to recap the Buckeyes' 41-20 victory over Tulsa. Among the topics: TreVeyon Henderson running wild and what could have been if Ohio State had committed to him sooner, the quarterback conundrum Ryan Day faces with C.J. Stroud, and the demotion of Kerry Coombs and what it means going forward. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State vs. Tulsa game preview: Breakdown, betting line and over-under

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 59:37

    Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Saturday's Ohio State-Tulsa game on the latest Buckeye Talk, but they keep it a little fast and loose because the Buckeyes are favoried by more than three touchdowns.Among the topics of discussion:Ohio State's logistical issues at the stadium last week, and whether that might help tamp down attendance this week.The Tulsa defensive approach and how the Buckeyes will attack it.Picks for the game, plus picks on Cincinnati-Indiana and Penn State-Auburn.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com.. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sep 17

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 9:38

    How will the Buckeyes react to the Oregon loss? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Does the threat of a crushing regular-season defeat make college football more exciting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 110:33

    This big Thursday Buckeye Talk is a lot about feelings and a little about psychology. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means have been digging into the football specfics and the potential on-field fallout from Ohio State's loss to Oregon since it happened Saturday. This is a little more big picture. With the help of the opinions and survey votes of text subscribers, Doug, Nathan and Stephen examine the feelings around a loss like this one.It hurts OSU fans, obviously. But is the threat of a devastating loss a critical component of what makes the college football regular season great? And how much would the feeling around a big loss change if there was a 12-team playoff and much more room for error in the regular season?Interesting answers, and some relevant and insightful opinions from the texters on this topic. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ryan Day talks Kerry Coombs and says the defense has to change; plus possible personnel adjustments

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 72:34

    On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss Ryan Day's Tuesday news conference where he made it clear he's not happy with the defense and said something has to change. Day didn't exactly throw a ton of support behind defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, but he said Coombs remains the defensive coordinator. Beyond the coaches, are there different players that could see the field as the Buckeyes search for defensive answers.?Doug, Nathan and Stephen cover all of that as the Buckeyes prepare for Tulsa after their loss to Oregon.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Did Ryan Day's hiring decisions lead to the Oregon loss, and more in the wake of Saturday's upset: Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 84:02

    Doug and Nathan throw out the usual Monday Madness plan and instead answer questions from Buckeye Talk text subscribers. Should we have seen Saturday's loss to Oregon coming? Has Ryan Day's propensity to hire people he knows hurt the defense's development? What can Ohio State do to avoid another loss in 2021? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State loses to Oregon postgame: Can the defense be fixed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 83:04

    Ohio State lost to Oregon on Saturday and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss every aspect of the loss on this postgame Buckeye Talk.You know what postgame pods are like. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State vs. Oregon game preview: Breakdown, betting line and over-under

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 66:22

    Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Ohio State's top-25 matchup with Oregon on Saturday in the latest Buckeye Talk.Will Oregon star edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux play, and will new OSU right tackle Dawand Jones be ready to handle him if he does?Will the OSU secondary get healthy and is there anything about Oregon QB Anthony Brown that should threaten them?Is Ohio State giving 14.5 points a smart bet? And is the over a good bet this week after the Buckeyes went over in their game at Minnesota last week?Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk to build you up for the home opener for the Buckeyes on Saturday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sept. 10

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 6:52

    It's the 100th season of football in Ohio Stadium. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State, Oregon and the best Northern teams; plus Doug's book, and Cincinnati to the Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 119:15

    Three parts to this big Thursday Buckeye Talk. First, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means indulge Doug Lesmerises and talk about Doug's book coming out Sept. 14 -- "The Road to Ohio State" which is recruiting tales of 17 different Buckeyes.Then, the guys talk about part of an upcoming project about the best college football teams in the North. Ohio State is clearly first -- could the Buckeyes' Saturday opponent, Oregon, be second?Finally, the episode wraps with a discussion about Cincinnati's pending move to the Big 12. What does it mean for Luke Fickell and the Bearcats, and will it have any effect on the Buckeyes?Thanks for digging in on another big Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Denzel Burke, Chris Olave and the 10 most interesting Buckeyes this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 76:59

    Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means run through the 10 most interesting Buckeyes in Week 2 of the season based off what they learned in interviews with Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs and a few players.Here are the 10 Buckeyes the guys discussed on this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com:Burke, Olave, Day, Tommy Eichenberg, Cody Simon, Dawand Jones, Luke Wypler, Coombs, the running backs, and C.J. Stroud.Thanks for listening, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    How worried should Ohio State fans be about Saturday's game against Oregon? Monday Madness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 89:34

    Monday Madness makes its triumphant return to the Buckeye Talk lineup. Nathan and Doug run down the usual list of topics, including why Nathan's AP ballot was so bad, who or what they are buying or selling across college football and who the second-best team in the Big Ten is right now. But they open up with their second impressions of Ohio State after rewatching the Minnesota win, and gauge the fear factor for Saturday's home opener against Oregon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State beats Minnesota postgame: TreVeyon Henderson, C.J. Stroud, big plays and defensive questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 70:57

    Ohio State beat Minnesota 45-31 to open its season Thursday night. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means were in Minneapolis to cover it. And then they talked about it for an hour.Thanks for listening to this postgame Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sept. 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 6:57

    C.J. Stroud throws 4 TD in his first start as the Buckeyes beat Minnesota. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Signs Ohio State's team is special, best Big Ten cities and other rapid fire answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 58:18

    Let's run through some stuff before Ohio State kicks off the 2021 season. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means hit about 20 rapid fire questions from text subscribers on this Thursday Buckeye Talk before Ohio State's Thursday night opener vs. Minnesota. There are a few things about the game -- like predictions for game MVPs and signs the guys are looking for to show the Buckeyes might be special this year.But there are items of interest even if you listen after the Thursday night game, including questions about Quinn Ewers and NIL, how Ohio State could get the No. 1 seed for the playoff, and which Big Ten cities the guys like to visit the most.Thanks again for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com and don't miss the postgame pod after the game that will be up Friday morning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ohio State vs. Minnesota preview: Breakdown, betting line and over-under

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 78:08

    It's game time, or at least game preview time, as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down and make predictions for Ohio State's season opener at Minnesota on Thursday night. Doug, Nathan and Stephen start with a deep preview on both sides of the ball, then move in to their game picks, whether to give the points with the Buckeyes and which side of the over-under makes the most sense. Then the episode wraps with a quick look at two other important Big Ten games this week -- Indiana at Iowa and Penn State at Wisconsin.Thanks for listening to this game preview pod on Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Which Ohio State football position groups are national title caliber?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 57:50

    Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the rest of the Ohio State media met with Ryan Day and several players Monday to start Ohio State's game week before Thursday's opener against Minnesota. As a farewell to the preseason, the guys spent this Tuesday episode of Buckeye Talk running through all the OSU position groups a last time and deciding which were national title caliber, which made you a little worried, and which were in between. The texters got a vote on that, too.Game preview of the Buckeyes and Gophers coming Wednesday. For now, thanks for listening to this Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Will Ohio State football makes its third College Football Playoff appearance under Ryan Day? Mark it Down Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 77:38

    Ryan Day's first two seasons as Ohio State football's head coach provided the program with its first back-to-back trip to the College Footall Playoff. Both of those trips came with Justin Fields as his quarterback. Now C.J. Stroud takes over and will try to lead the Buckeyes to a third trip, but this time winning the national title.OSU isn't the only team with the new quarterback this season, as Stroud is joined by Alabama's Bryce Young and Clemson's D.J. Uiagalelei. As college football's Big Three press the reset button, other programs such as Georgia and Oklahoma can view the 2021 season as a chance to finally take the next step. The Sooners have as many CFP trips as Ohio State but haven't won a game, while the Bulldogs' lone trip in 2017 resulted in a loss to the Crimson Tide in the title game.On this edition of Mark it Down Monday, Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises gave their four seeds for the playoff, their national championship matchup, and the eventual national champion. They also asked their Buckeye Talk text subscribers to do the same.As college football returns to normalcy in 2021, it could provide a chance for the sports' four most prominent programs to finally all be together on the biggest stage. Or it could give a chance for new teams toget their shot at a national title.Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Chris Spielman, Ryan Shazier, Andy Katzenmoyer and the battle for linebacker Mount Buckmore

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 94:17

    It's the last position group Mount Buckmore on this Friday Buckeye Talk. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means, with the help of texters, debate and discuss the best linebackers in Ohio State history and which four belong on the program's linebacker Mount Buckmore.There are at least six very strong candidates, which means there is disagreement on the top four. Debates on quarterback, running back, receiver, defensive end and cornerback have already been done on the pod, and now we'll take a break from Mount Buckmore for a bit, and then get back to coaches and overall Buckeyes on some Mount Buckmores later this season.For now, thanks for hanging out and listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Buckeye Talk Headlines, Aug. 27

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 10:07

    The Buckeyes will start the 2021 season as the No. 4 team in the country See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    More like Dwayne Haskins? Or more like Justin Fields? How will the OSU offense look in 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 108:14

    On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dive into the Ohio State offense with the season just a week away. What will be the run-pass balance this season? What will the breakdown be between outside receivers and slot receivers? How much will QB C.J. Stroud run?The guys look at the last four years of the Ryan Day offense in Columbus to see what they can learn and what it means for how Day will call things in Stroud's first year running the offense.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Why is everyone being a snarky jerk about The Alliance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 67:15

    The Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 announced their alliance on Tuesday, and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to actually analyze it as opposed to the people just being snarky jerks about it. The explanation is clarified by three Doug rants:The Tell Me You Love Me rantThe Freddy Krueger rantThe Jackhole rantThanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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