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Your daily dose of Ohio State Buckeyes news, hosted by Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin.

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    Reading between the lines | Get to know Knowles?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 18:07

    There is a ton of Ohio State football news to discuss as Dave Biddle flies solo on today's edition of the show. Ryan Day met with the media on Sunday and answered a lot of interesting questions. Let's read between the lines on what he said regarding his plans for the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator role, how many players might OSU target in the transfer portal this offseason, his thoughts on recent departures from his program and much more. As for the DC position, could current Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles be an ideal fit in Columbus? Also, the Buckeyes learned they will be facing Utah in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. What type of matchup is this for Ohio State? Will the Buckeyes be as motivated as the Utes? Will any OSU players opt out of playing in the game? All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Critical for the Buckeyes to go in portal on defense'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 18:55

    There is a tremendous amount of Ohio State football chatter to get into on today's show as Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit. We start off talking about the transfer portal, specifically who the Buckeyes might lose and who they might bring in. There is a very good chance OSU lands multiple players via the portal on defense. Also on the docket: * Thoughts on the Buckeyes landing high 4-star quarterback recruit Devin Brown in the 2022 class. (Hint: JBook loves this development.) * But the No. 1 QB in the country is right here in Ohio: Drew Allar. Will Ohio State regret not landing him one day and losing him to Penn State? * Which direction will the Buckeyes turn to find their new defensive coordinator? * Who else is big Iowa fans Saturday night? All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Elite QB added to elite QB room | How do ND, USC hires affect OSU?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 18:18

    Ohio State celebrated the first day of December by adding another elite quarterback to the fold. It's what they do. Devin Brown verbally committed to the Buckeyes, offsetting Jack Miller's transfer out of the program earlier this week. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong walks you through how Ryan Day and Co. secured Brown's pledge and what he could do once he arrives in Columbus. Wiltong also has the latest on Zion and Zachariah Brown, Hero Kanu, Caden Curry, Omari Abor and how new hires at Notre Dame and USC affect Ohio State. Spend 5ish with this a.m., 'Nutters!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What changes need to be made?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 16:42

    After an extremely disappointing regular season that ended with a loss to Michigan, what changes does Ryan Day need to make with Ohio State's program? Finding a new defensive coordinator would appear to be item No. 1 on the agenda. What else is on said agenda? Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle to discuss that and much more about the Buckeyes on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Long View: 'We got whipped' | Major changes coming?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 14:40

    Everyone has weighed in on the Ann Arbor debacle ... except Duane Long. Well, we certainly took care of that. Duane offers his extended vibes on the loss, why it happened, what changes need to be made and when it all might go down. Oh yeah, Duane still maintains we should be recruiting tackles to play guard and doubles down on why. The catharsis continues. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Time to answer some tough questions for Buckeyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 24:28

    * What is head coach Ryan Day going to do about the defense? Does he bring in a defensive coordinator from outside the program? He should. * Why do the Buckeyes resemble a Big 12 team instead of ... you know ... an Ohio State team? * How does OSU get manhandled on both sides of the ball in the trenches? * Was it a perfect storm for the Wolverines? Or is that just a lame excuse?  All of that and more is coming your way on a somber Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Almost Live: Disaster deconstructed | What happens next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 34:57

    This is the first Almost Live ever produced after a loss to Michigan.  So you'll understand the somber tone of The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell. What ... happened? Ohio State lost, 42-27, to Michigan in Ann Arbor to end a decade of dominance. The blame game is on.  Get your therapeutic vibes out with us this a.m., 'Nutters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Who wins The Game and why?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 19:47

    The Game is tomorrow and Jonah Booker and Dave Biddle are going to talk all about it on today's show. Ohio State is favored by 8.5 points over Michigan. Will the Buckeyes make it nine wins in a row in this rivalry? We are confident they will. Join us for this post-Turkey Day edition of the show for a full helping of OSU-UM chatter and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Turkey Day Feast: Chasing elite QB target, West Coast stars; Forecasting 'The Game'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 11:28

    Happy Thanksgiving to Bucknutters all across the globe. We're thrilled to offer up a holiday show for you to feast on. And there is plenty to devour. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to discuss Devin Brown, the Branch brothers and so much more as the recruiting trail remains hot. We also discuss The Game and get Wiltfong's vibes - he's been on point all season when it comes to picking Buckeye games. Spend 5ish of your Thanksgiving Thursday morning with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why didn't Paris Johnson pick the Wolverines?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 23:11

    What is it like to be the parent of an Ohio State player during the week of The Game? Well, Monica Daniels -- mother of OSU offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. -- and Gee Scott Sr. join Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that plus: * Why didn't the 5-star Johnson select Michigan coming out of high school? You won't want to miss this story. * Does Gee hate the Wolverines? Wait, he doesn't? What? * Monica shares a great Greg Studrawa story. * Gee shares a great Tony Alford story. * The Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation continues to do great things. We'll give you the latest. * What are the best side dishes for Thanksgiving? All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Northern exposure? | Hero Kanu: 'This kid is special'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 17:26

    One team from Up North done ... one left. Yep, it's The Game week. Ohio State was so impressive against Michigan State this past Saturday. Can the Buckeyes duplicate the feat on the road in Ann Arbor? Duane Long is here to break it all down. We take a look back at the win over Sparty, this weekend's task at hand, tonight's expected College Football Playoff rankings and some truly fantastic recruiting news. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Game week has arrived | Where do Buckeyes have biggest advantages over UM?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 20:42

    Ohio State-Michigan week has arrived and the Buckeyes have opened as 7.5-point favorites over the Wolverines. Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to talk all things The Game on today's show. Where does OSU have the biggest advantage over the Wolverines? What is the biggest concern from the Buckeyes' standpoint? All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Almost Live: Buckeyes destroy Spartans

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 19:04


    Ohio State was favored by 19 over Sparty and some thought that spread was high. Then the Buckeyes won by 30 and it could have been worse. Patrick Murphy flies solo on this version of Bucknuts Almost Live. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    'Going into this game very confident'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 21:53

    Michigan State is coming to Columbus tomorrow in a matchup of top-7 teams and Jonah Booker is confident Ohio State will do well. JBook joins Dave Biddle to discuss the OSU-MSU matchup and give a final score prediction. Also on the docket: * Jameson Williams saying Ohio State fans "disowned" him. * Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave having a good chance at becoming the first trio of wide receivers on the same team in Big Ten history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a season. * Which OSU offensive line are we going to see these next two weeks? * Lathan Ransom is stepping up at the right time for the Buckeyes. * Jack Miller has been reinstated to the team after a two-game suspension. All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Red Carpet ready for top QB, WR | 'I think they're gonna break'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 12:08

    It's all about The Shoe this weekend. Marquee B1G matchup against another highly-rated College Football Playoff contender? Check. Prospect guest list that includes arguably the top quarterback and wide receiver on Ohio State's board? Check. ** Check this out on Devin Brown, the quarterback target. Our Mark Porter broke down his tape and the results were ... impressive. ** Enjoying a visit from 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to put the red carpet in context and attempt to continue picking every Ohio State game accurately? Check and check. Basking in the glow of adding arguably Ohio's top football player to the Buckeyes? Check? Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Which game is bigger concern for Buckeyes: MSU or UM?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 16:05

    Ohio State remained fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings as expected. We know the Buckeyes will be in if they win out, but how important will seeding be? Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * If Cincinnati wins out, will the Bearcats most likely be in? * What are midweek thoughts on the upcoming matchup with Michigan State? * What game concerns us most? MSU or Michigan? All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Woodshed clearance needed? | 'This is just massive'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 13:33

    Was that performance standard for the rest of the season? Is Michigan State headed for a similar fate to Purdue? Is this weekend a Heisman Trophy showdown? Where will Ohio State be in the College Football Playoff rankings released later this evening? Will Alabama beat Georgia in the SEC title game? How big of commitment is Sonny Styles? Questions abound. Thankfully, Duane Long is here in his usual spot with the answers.  Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Crunch time has arrived, we're loving the ride | Styles points

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 24:48


    As usual on a Monday during football season, there is a bevy of Ohio State news to discuss. Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to take a look back on the Buckeyes' win over Purdue, plus: * What are thoughts specifically about OSU's offense? * What about the defense? * We look ahead to the game against Michigan State in Columbus on Saturday where the Buckeyes are favored by a robust 19.5 points. * Which four teams will make the College Football Playoff in our view? * Who will be the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator in 2022? * Ohio State landed its third commitment in the 2023 class and he's a great one (and a Buckeye legacy). None other than Sonny Styles from Pickerington Central, who is ranked as the No. 1 safety and the No. 8 overall recruit in the country in his class. All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Almost Live: Buckeyes offense boils Purdue | Recruiting in Style(s)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 22:07

    Welcome back, Garrett Wilson.  The receiver returned to the lineup after a week's hiatus and helped lead Ohio State's offense to a dominant, 59-31 victory over visiting Purdue. But don't let the final score fool you. With more than seven minutes left in the second quarter, the Buckeyes had a five-touchdown lead. It was over. What do we make of the performance? How does it affect Ohio State's quest for B1G and CFP crowns?  Also: Saturday got off to an unreal start when Sonny Styles committed to Ohio State.  Matt Baxendell - you may know him as The People's Champ - is here to put all things Buckeyes into perspective. Spend some of your Sunday with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Every game is now a playoff game | Buckeyes have highest-rated corners in B1G | Purdue predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 19:06

    The Friday podcast is loaded with Ohio State football chatter as Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle. Among the items on the docket: * Every game is now a playoff game for the Buckeyes and that equates to a boatload of fun. * What is the level of concern for the Purdue game tomorrow? What are our final score predictions? * What is up with OSU's offensive line? * While the O-line is not playing up to expectations, the defensive line absolutely is. * What are JBook's thoughts on the Buckeyes' back seven on defense? Did you know Ohio State has the highest-rated corner tandem in the Big Ten? Well, now you do. Jonah will explain more. All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Latest on Kanu, Curry, Hinzman, Davis | Boilers up ... or not?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 16:59

    The Class of 2022 is hitting the recruiting stretch run just as Ohio State's schedule toughens in the regular season's final three weeks. Luckily, today's guest is adept talking both subjects. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong shares the latest recruiting vibes on Jadyn Davis, Hero Kanu, Caden Curry and Carson Hinzman before the Indiana native provides an in-depth breakdown of Purdue. Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buckeyes continue to get good CFP news | What's up with the O-line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 22:26

    The Wednesday podcast features Gee Scott Sr. and there is plenty to discuss as he joins Dave Biddle. Ohio State moved up to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings and there appears to be no doubt that if the Buckeyes win out, they're in. Also on the docket: * Is Mr. Scott surprised Oklahoma is ranked No. 8, behind four one-loss teams? * Ohio State's defense is coming around. They are now No. 47 in total defense and No. 19 in scoring defense. * Does C.J. Stroud need to be somewhat of a threat to run in order for OSU to achieve its goals this season? * Jaxon Smith-Njigba is coming off one of the best performances by a WR in Ohio State history. Mr. Scott is not surprised. * The Buckeyes' offensive line seems to be struggling. Why? * Thoughts on the matchup with Purdue, who is ranked No. 19 in the CFP. All of that and more is coming your way on a loaded version of the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'We've got to break some patterns' | CFP berth for Buckeyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 15:52

    All goals remain. That's the macro look at Ohio State. Duane Long is here to take on the micro.  * With a few days to soak it in ... what do we make of the win over Nebraska? * The Buckeyes offense has dominated lesser opponents and done just enough against more formidable foes. What's the deal? * How does Michigan State's loss to Purdue affect your view of the rest of the season. Also ... what does Duane think of Purdue? * College Football Playoff rankings will be updated later this evening. Will the Buckeyes move up into the top four? All that and more as we tackle Tuesday. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Matt Barnes to run Buckeyes' defense in future seasons too?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 22:53

    Ohio State's defense continues to make strides in the right direction. The Buckeyes lead the nation in sacks and have simply been better overall since Matt Barnes took over as the shot caller. If this continues, is it as simple as Ryan Day will officially promote Barnes to defensive coordinator next season? Are we getting ahead of ourselves? Of course. That's what we do around here. On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba is coming off one of the best performances for an OSU wide receiver in the history of the program. That's obviously excellent news. The not-so-good news is the offensive line has now struggled in back-to-back performances in the run blocking department. What is to make of the offensive moving forward this season? Also, the Buckeyes will face off against Purdue this Saturday at the Horseshoe. What are thoughts on this matchup? All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish as Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Almost Live: Is good enough ... good enough?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 32:55

    Ohio State got the job done in Lincoln early Saturday afternoon with a 26-17 win over host Nebraska. The most important result: All season goals remain intact. But let's try and provide some context here. Where are the Buckyes on their quest for B1G and CFP titles? What did we learn about the crew in Lincoln? What can expect going forward from Purdue (the next opponent) and the rest of the slate? We called in The People's Champ -- Matt Baxendell -- to put the win in perspective before a deep dive into B1G and national results from yesterday. Spend some of your Sunday with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Where can Buckeyes improve the most? | Nebraska predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 14:32

    With four games remaining in the regular season, where can Ohio State improve the most on each side of the ball. Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus: * Give predictions on the Buckeyes' matchup at Nebraska tomorrow. * Was JBook surprise that OSU was ranked No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings? All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The In-or-Out Game with Wiltfong | CFP, Husker vibes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 18:42

    It's time again for your favorite recruiting exercise: 'The In-or-Out Game' with 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. When it comes to this game, simple is good. We give Wiltfong a name remaining on Ohio State's Class of 2022 recruiting board. The question: As of RIGHT NOW, are they in the class or out? We hit all the names in order of 247Sports Composite rating - 15 names in all. That's not all. We get Wiltfong's College Football Playoff selection vibes before talking Buckeyes-Huskers with the trip to Lincoln looming. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    'Win and in, period'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 18:33

    Ohio State received very good news when the initial College Football Playoff rankings of 2021 were released last night. The Buckeyes are ranked No. 5, meaning if they win out, they will be in the CFP. Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle to discuss that and much more on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Penn State hangover? | Recruiting bonanza review

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 14:37

    We've had a few days to think about it. What do we make of the win over Penn State? We know what the national vibe is: Ohio State was the only top 25 team to win on Saturday ... and drop in the rankings released yesterday. Ohio State won ... dropped one spot. Penn State lost ... dropped two spots. Makes sense. Duane Long is here to offer his perspective: What to make of the win? What does it mean going forward?  ALSO: Ohio State's red carpet guest list was a true stunner. Duane lets you know who he's focused on as the trail heats up down the stretch. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buckeyes drop in AP poll; where will they be in CFP rankings?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 23:22


    Ohio State beat Penn State 33-24, but fell a spot in the AP poll. The rankings that really matter -- those from the College Football Playoff committee -- will be released on Tuesday. Where will the Buckeyes be ranked? Will they be sixth like they are in the AP poll? Fifth like the Coaches poll? Higher? Lower? Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus: * Additional thoughts on the win over the Nittany Lions. What did we like from the Buckeyes? What did we not like? * Why is C.J. Stroud showing no willingness to run? Is that coming from the coaches, or does he simply have no interest in running? All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Almost Live: Nits gain | Red (Zone) alert | Bucks vs. Ducks?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 22:03

    Did you wake up relieved? Excited? Disappointed? Confused? What to make of Ohio State beating Penn State, 33-24, last night at The Shoe.  Let's be straight: A win over Penn State is always cause for celebration. But when Ohio State's offense consistently fails to get it done in red zone and its third-down defense is severely lacking ... uneasiness sets in.  So we called in The People's Champ -Matt Baxendell - to put the win in perspective before a deep dive into B1G and national results from yesterday. Spend some of your Sunday with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OSU-PSU predictions| Huge recruiting weekend has arrived

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 16:20

    There is much to discuss on the Bucknuts Morning 5 as Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit. The No. 5 Buckeyes will host No. 20 Penn State tomorrow night and OSU is favored by 18.5 points. What can be expected out of what we thought would be a matchup of top-5 teams as recently as three weeks ago? Also, what do fans need to know about the big recruiting weekend that is in store for the Buckeyes? All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Extra Thursday pod: Breaking down Buckeyes-PSU with Tyler from Lions247

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 18:50


    We are happy to welcome in Tyler Donohue from Lions247 to help break down the matchup between No. 5 Ohio State and No. 20 Penn State. Patrick Murphy hosts the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Letting Wiltfong cook on epic Red Carpet Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 12:36

    It's Ohio State's biggest recruiting weekend since ... ever?  Given what's gone on the last few season, it certainly feels that way. Ohio State hosts Penn State this weekend for a classic B1G tussle under the lights. Expect The Shoe to be at its best. So why not invite a who's who of prospects on Ohio State's radar? The list of expected attendees - the list is so long you have to go here to take it in - rivals any guest list in memory. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to provide the most comprehensive preview you can get in the time allotted. Ohio State may have invested in red carpet sales given who's expected in Columbus. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Stroud third-best odds to win Heisman | Buckeyes' defense has improved, but questions remain

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 18:59

    There are a lot of interesting topics to tackle as Gee Scott Sr. joins Dave Biddle on today's show. Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is on a roll and has the third-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy. One person who is not surprised in the least is Mr. Scott. * As for the Buckeyes' night game against Penn State this Saturday, how much of an impact can a scene like that have on a recruit?  * Ohio State's defense is much improved, but they haven't been tested by a good offense lately. What can we expect from this unit moving forward? All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is Penn State in serious trouble? | 'Football is changing'

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 13:01

    Indiana was supposed to have a defense ready to test Ohio State. If that was a test, your Buckeyes got an A+. It's more likely this weekend's tussle with visiting Penn State at The Shoe is a revelatory experience. Duane Long is here to put the win over Indiana in context and preview Penn State as Ohio State begins a much more impactful slate of games.  Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    247Sports College Football Daily: Who gets credit for Ohio State's turnaround?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 18:07

    They've been beating up on so-so teams, but while your attention was elsewhere, Ohio State has quietly rounded into Playoff form thanks to a post-Oregon staff change and an offensive recharging. Host: Trey Scott   Guest: Patrick Murphy Follow or Subscribe to The College Football Daily on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Find the 247Sports podcast for your favorite team here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is this the best offense in Ohio State history? Should overtime rules in CFB be changed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 19:00

    Are we witnessing not only the best offense in college football this season, but the best offense in Ohio State history? It sure appears so and it's a lot of fun to watch. Also, the defense is much improved since the early stages of the season and that is a good thing. However, the Buckeyes have played some really bad offenses recently -- such as Indiana this past Saturday -- so how much do we really know about the defense at this stage? Speaking of bad offenses, Penn State is coming to town this Saturday night and Ohio State is favored by 18 points over the Nittany Lions. Penn State was ranked No. 2 in the country as recently as three weeks ago, but has dropped to 20th after consecutive losses, including a 20-18 defeat to Illinois in an NCAA-record nine overtimes. Speaking of college football overtime rules, do they need to be changed. An argument for "hell yes" is made on today's show. Dave Biddle flies solo on the Monday 5ish to bring you all of that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Almost Live: Hoosier parenting | B1G, National title goals remain intact

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 21:04

    Not exactly a rusty effort, was it? Ohio State emerged from the bye week rested and ready. Host Indiana suffered the brunt as the Buckeyes won, 54-7, after tallying 44 points before halftime.  Offensive dominance has become routine and a matter of national acceptance. The defense? After an early hiccup that group dominated the Hoosiers. Who better to break down the win and what it means than Matt Baxendell - The People's Champ? Bax reviews the trip to Bloomington and the rest of yesterday's college football landscape before we pitch it forward to next week's tussle with Penn State and beyond. Spend some of your Sunday with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    OSU-IU predictions | Franklin willing to leave PSU?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 17:19

    It is Ohio State at Indiana tomorrow night and Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit to give predictions on the Buckeyes vs. Hoosiers, plus: * Would James Franklin -- who is a Pennsylvania native -- be willing to leave Penn State for USC? * Is OSU defensive end Tyreke Smith going to finish the season strong after a disappointing start? * It has been a big week of recruiting for the Buckeyes and we give a full review. * Can Ohio State get back in the mix for QB recruit Drew Allar? All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buckeyes big on Brown, Branch | Drew Allar deep dive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 24:15

    Ohio State has heated up on the recruiting trail, adding Class of 2022 commitments from Kenyatta Jackson and Avery Henry in the last 48 hours. Why stop now? The Buckeyes have also amped their QB recruiting for the class in the wake of Quinn Ewers' move to the Class of 2021 (and Ohio State). Medina's Drew Allar was offered on Sept. 8. Our Mark Porter has a complete video breakdown of Allar you can see here.  But Ohio State offered another QB - Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon's Devin Brown - nine days ago. Brown is a USC commitment. Penn State commitment Allar and Brown were also big risers in yesterday's Top247 update.  247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to talk Brown, Top247 movement and the latest on Zion and Zachariah Branch before Porter joins us after the break for a deep dive on Allar.  *** Make sure to check out: PORTER'S EXCLUSIVE VIDEO BREAKDOWN on DREW ALLAR. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brown, Garrett expected back for Buckeyes | Jackson vaults OSU to No, 5 class in nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 21:03

    The good news continues to roll in for Ohio State. Head coach Ryan Day informed the media on Tuesday that cornerback Cameron Brown and defensive tackle Haskell Garrett -- who each went down with injuries against Maryland on Nov. 9 -- are expected to return for the Buckeyes this week against Indiana. Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * The commitment of high 4-star edge rusher Kenyatta Jackson on Tuesday vaulted OSU from eighth to fifth in the 247Sports Composite team rankings for the 2022 class. More importantly, the Buckeyes are now just slightly behind Alabama for the best class in the nation based on average player ranking. * Ohio State's linebackers seem to be trending in the right direction. But how big of a concern is depth for Al Washington's group? And why isn't Palaie Gaoteote playing more? * What are Bax's thoughts on the matchup with Indiana this week? * There is an interesting thread on The Front Row message board comparing Ohio State running back TreVeyon Henderson and Texas' Bijan Robinson. They are both outstanding and you could not go wrong with either. But who would you rather have? All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Kenyatta Jackson to pick the Buckeyes today?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 14:20

    High four-star defensive end recruit Kenyatta Jackson from the 2022 class will announce his decision today at 2 p.m. ET on CBS HQ. Are the signs pointing in Ohio State's direction? You had better believe it. Duane Long and Dave Biddle discuss that, plus: * What are Duane's thoughts on how the Buckeyes' 2022 class is shaping up thus far? * What are Duane's takes on OSU's matchup with Indiana this week? * Is this about where we thought C.J. Stroud would be at this point in his development? Is he better? Worse? All of that and more is coming your way on the Tuesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    On to Indiana | Crowley out, Miyan back? | Impressions of Barnes as DC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 17:42


    Ohio State will travel to Indiana this Saturday to take on a Hoosier team that everyone expected would be good this season ... but has not been. The Buckeyes are favored by 20.5 points and have a win probability of 90.3 percent over Indiana, and Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to break down the matchup, plus: * It sounds like the Buckeyes are losing running back Marcus Crowley with an injury, but will likely be getting RB Miyan Williams back from the proverbial doghouse. * What are our takeaways on Matt Barnes as OSU's defensive coordinator thus far. All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Biggest pleasant surprises for OSU? Which four teams will make CFP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 19:48

    Halfway through the regular season, what are the biggest pleasant surprises for Ohio State on each side of the ball? Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus: * Which four teams will make the College Football Playoff this season? * The Buckeyes should have Miyan Williams back for the Indiana game. What will that mean? All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Commitment Watch & Crystal Ball madness with 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 10:20

    Crystal Balls are rolling. Several Class of 2022 targets are ready to cap their recruitment with a much-ballyhooed commitment. Who will land at Ohio State? Who will land elsewhere? Who can put it all in perspective? Prospects in question: Xavier Nwankpa, Kenyatta Jackson, Enai White, Omari Abor. That's four of the nation's top 45 players in the Class of 2022. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to provide answers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Midseason chat with Monica Daniels (Paris Johnson Jr.'s mother), Gee Scott Sr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:35

    We are very happy to welcome in Monica Daniels, mother of Paris Johnson Jr., and Gee Scott Sr. -- father of Gee Scott Jr. -- to today's show for a wide-ranging 20-minute conversation. What are Ohio State's players up to during the off week? (Hint, it's not exactly an off week for them.) Does it seem as though the Buckeyes are beginning to peak at the right time in what appears to be a wide-open race in college football? Also, what are thoughts on players being able to profit off their name, image and likeness from a parents' perspective? And just how close are OSU's parents as a group? All of that and much more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Halfway points | Feeling safe(ty)?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 18:13

    Ohio State has completed half of its regular season schedule. Six games. Five wins. With a week off to rest and prep for visiting Indiana and the rest of the second-half slate, we take stock of where the Buckeyes currently stand. Do all season goals remain intact? Who will emerge after the break? Which opponent will be the biggest hurdle? We get into those questions and much more with Duane Long. Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Buckeyes are who we thought they'd be | Toughest remaining game for OSU?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 20:02


    Paraphrasing the late Dennis Green, the 2021 Ohio State Buckeyes are who we thought they'd be. Now, it took half the regular season to get there, but there is no doubt Ryan Day's squad has rounded into form. Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss the 66-17 rout of Maryland and what can be expected from the Buckeyes moving forward this year. How great is this Ohio State offense and quarterback C.J. Stroud? What is standing out about the Buckeyes' defense? Also, what is the toughest remaining game on OSU's schedule? Dare we say it's The Game? Or might it be Penn State or someone else? All of that and much more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


    Almost Live: Tasty turtle soup | Upheaval means what for Buckeyes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 29:22

    What a difference a day can make. Ohio State looked every bit of possible conference champion and CFP contender on Saturday against visiting Maryland. The Buckeyes won, 66-17, as C.J. Stroud and the offense stage a clinic before over 100,000 sun-drenched devotees. Elsewhere on the B1G and national scenes ... wow. Upheaval. The People's Champ - Matt Baxendell - is here to put the Buckeyes and everyone else in context. Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, ‘Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Saturday postgame pod: Reactions following Ohio State's 66-17 win over Maryland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 18:04

    Our Patrick Murphy and Steve Helwagen react to Ohio State's impressive 66-17 win over visiting Maryland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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