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    Who Will Be Ohio State's 2023 Quarterback Commit?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 15:13

    Since coming to Ohio State in 2017, Ryan Day has made a habit of signing one of the nation's very best quarterbacks in almost every single recruiting class. He brought in 5-star quarterbacks in 2020 (CJ Stroud), 2021 (Quinn Ewers), and 2022 (Devin Brown), and has a 5-star committed for 2024 already (Dylan Raiola). But who will be the Buckeyes' quarterback in the class of 2023? Alex Gleitman, host of the Around The Oval podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and much more.

    Why This Will Be The Most Unpredictable Buckeye Basketball Season Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 17:27

    The first five seasons of Chris Holtmann's tenure at Ohio State have been remarkably consistent. Each has finished with at least 20 wins, with the last four ending with either 20 or 21 victories. However, entering the 2022-23 season, it's almost impossible to know what to expect from the Buckeyes. With only two key contributors from the previous season back, the roster has been almost entirely overhauled via the transfer portal and in recruiting. So what will this year's team look like?Tony Gerdeman, host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and more. - How impressive the road non-conference schedule is- How this might be the worst home non-conference schedule in program history- What's a realistic expectation for this season?

    How CJ Stroud Is About To Rewrite The Ohio State Record Book

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 28:03

    After a dominating first season as Ohio State's starting quarterback, CJ Stroud is now poised to completely rewrite the school's record book in 2022. How many of the 15 biggest passing records in Buckeye football history will Stroud break this fall?Kevin Noon, the host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to run through the records Stroud is most likely to shatter this season. - 573 passing yards in a single game- 4,831 passing yards in a season- 73 passing attempts in a game- 533 passing attempts in a season- 49 completions in a game- 373 completions in a season- 71.9% completion percentage in a season- 6 touchdown passes in a game- 50 touchdowns in a season- 369.6 passing yards per game- 17 consecutive passes completed in a game- 14 consecutive games with 200 yards passing- 24 games of 200+ yards passing in a career- 9 games of 300+ yards passing in a season- 5 games of 400+ yards passing in a season

    Is Ohio State About To Raid SEC Country For 5 Elite Recruits?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 13:02

    Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class is already ranked as the best in the nation, and the Buckeyes have only just gotten started on the defensive side of the ball. Now, with several top targets from down south potentially close to a decision, could the Buckeyes be set to pull some of the very best defensive players in the country out of SEC territory?Alex Gleitman just talked to several players about their recent official visits to Ohio State. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss what he learned, and which players could end up as part of the Buckeyes' 2023 class.- CB Kayin Lee, a 4-star prospect from Georgia who could be the first player to announce his decision- DL Darron Reed, a 4-star player from Georgia who is set to announce his decision on July 4- LB Tackett Curtis, a 4-star linebacker from Louisiana who Jim Knowles has made a top priority- LB Troy Bowles, a 4-star linebacker from Florida, who might be more likely to end up as a Buckeye than many people think - 5-star safety Caleb Downs from Georgia, who could be the crown jewel of a very impressive defensive back class

    Did Ohio State Just Have The Greatest Recruiting Week Ever?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 16:08

    The Ohio State Buckeyes are always among the best-recruiting programs in college football, but even by those standards, what they did last week was incredible.On consecutive days, they added commitments from 5-star WR Carnell Tate, 5-star WR Brandon Inniss, and top-50 WR Noah Rogers. So was that the greatest week of recruiting in Buckeye history?Tony Gerdeman went back to the beginning of the modern recruiting era to find the answer, and identify other weeks that rank among the very best in program history. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and much more.

    The Most-Anticipated Non-Conference Games In Ohio State History

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 20:56

    This fall's showdown between Ohio State and Notre Dame is going to be one of the biggest and most-hyped games on the college football schedule in 2022. Thursday's news that Arch Manning was committing to Texas now makes the 2025 game between the Buckeyes and Longhorns a potential showdown of the No. 1 quarterbacks in the class of 2024 (Dylan Raiola) and 2025 (Manning).Kevin Noon, host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss some non-conference series in Ohio State football history that were even more hyped than that. - The mid-1990s showdown with Notre Dame - The mid-2000s classics against Texas- Two huge games against elite Pete Carroll USC squads- Showdowns with the Sooners over the years- And much more

    Top-50 Wide Receiver Noah Rogers Commits To Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 18:46

    Another day, another elite wide receiver commitment for the Ohio State Buckeyes. After 5-star Carnell Tate committed on Monday, and 5-star Brandon Inniss committed on Tuesday, 4-star Noah Rogers announced that he would join the class on Wednesday. It's an unprecedented week of commits for one position group for the Buckeyes, and puts this wide receiver class in truly rare air in program history. Tony Gerdeman, host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss Rogers' commitment and what it means for the class on the whole. - Where will each of the receivers fit in to the lineup at the college level?- Is this the greatest single-position group in any class in Ohio State history?- Will this elite group of receivers help convince a quarterback to commit soon?

    Buckeyes Add Another 5-Star Receiver, Scouting #1 Overall QB Dylan Raiola

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 18:16

    For the second time in two days, Ohio State has landed a commitment from a 5-star wide receiver. One day after Carnell Tate committed to the Buckeyes' 2023 class, Brandon Inniss announced that he would play for Ohio State as well. Recruiting analyst Marc Givler joins host Tom Orr to discuss the commitment and what it means for the class moving forward.Plus, Tuesday was the final camp of the summer at Ohio State, and the top player in the 2024 recruiting class, OSU commit Dylan Raiola was there to work with Corey Dennis and Ryan Day. The guys share their thoughts on Raiola's performance, as well as 2025 QB Colin Hurley, who earned an offer late Tuesday afternoon.

    Buckeyes Land 5-Star Receiver, Is Another On The Way Soon?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 17:49

    Business is booming for Brian Hartline and the Ohio State wide receiver unit. Monday, 5-star wide receiver prospect Carnell Tate committed to the Buckeyes, giving Hartline's unit yet another elite playmaker in the passing game.Now, could another 5-star commitment follow soon? Kevin Noon, host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss the impact of Tate's commitment, and just how insane the Buckeyes' 2023 wide receiver recruiting class could end up being. Plus, a look at another 5-star wideout who could be close to committing to the Buckeyes, and a preview of the final summer camp day of the year, including an up-close look at the top overall player in the 2024 class, QB Dylan Raiola, who will be working out with the OSU coaching staff.

    6 Surprising Stats From Phil Steele's 2022 College Football Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 22:27

    The release of the Phil Steele college football preview magazine is one of the biggest milestones of the college football offseason. This year's magazine will officially be released on June 28, but Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr got their hands on an advanced copy. They've gone through it to find some of the most surprising stats and facts, and discuss them on this episode of the Morning Scoop. - How much better is the Buckeye pass defense projected to be, how do they stack up against Alabama, and which OSU opponent is projected to be far worse?- Phil projects the Buckeyes to play one of the toughest schedules in the nation.- Is Michigan's offense really going to be one of the best in the nation?- Some crazy stats about another Big Ten team's recent struggles.

    5 Players To Know From Ohio State's 7-On-7 Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 14:05

    Ohio State's 7-on-7 camp was a showcase for some of the top high school football talent from around the state and the region to compete against other great competition. Marc Givler, host of the Givs and the Bank podcast, joins host Tom Orr to break down five names you need to know coming out of that event.- Tyseer Denmark: an elite 2024 wide receiver who could be Brian Hartline's next star- Ryan Montgomery: a 2025 quarterback who has made major strides heading into his sophomore season- Tavien St. Clair: a 2025 quarterback who will challenge Montgomery to be the top player at his position in the state- Bo Jackson: An athlete with an elite name and a game to match, who showed that he can be an explosive playmaker on both sides of the ball- Jaquez Keyes: a talented back from Ironton who is committed to Wisconsin

    Freshman Phenom Stands Out At Ohio State Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 15:48

    Donovan Johnson just wrapped up his freshman year of high school, but already has offers from more than 30 college football programs including Ohio State.Wednesday he worked out for the Buckeye coaching staff, and it wasn't hard to see why he's one of the most sought-after players in the country. Marc Givler of the Givs and the Bank podcast joins host Tom Orr to discuss Johnson and several other top prospects they saw on a sweltering Wednesday at Ohio State. - The offensive lineman who earned an offer after an impressive morning- The linebacker who lived up to the billing and earned an offer in the afternoon- The tight end whose private workout led the Buckeyes to issue an offer- Plus, a preview of Thursday's 7-on-7 camp

    Ohio State Star's Younger Brother Shines At Buckeye Football Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 10:46

    Kesean Henderson, the younger brother of Ohio State standout TreVeyon Henderson, is a big-time college football prospect as well. Kesean got to work out with Tony Alford and the Buckeye staff at Tuesday's Ohio State camp. Will he follow in his brother's footsteps to Columbus?Bill Greene of the Givs and the Bank podcast joins host Tom Orr to discuss Henderson and the rest of a loaded running back group that they watched on Tuesday. Plus, what Bill saw from one current Ohio State commit that totally changed his projection at the next level. And finally Glenville High School has provided some of the biggest names in Ohio State football history. Now the next generation of Tarblooders is ready to make a name for themselves as well.

    Who's Next To Commit To Ohio State After A Big Recruiting Weekend?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 12:28

    Ohio State just wrapped up one big weekend of official visits, and has another one on deck. So which elite high school football player will be the next to commit to the Buckeyes?Alex Gleitman, host of the Around The Oval podcast and the author of the A-Deck column, joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of last weekend's visitors, and which of them could join the 2023 class soon.

    The 4 Biggest Questions Facing Ohio State This Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 20:20

    The 2022 Ohio State Buckeyes are a prohibitive favorite to win the Big Ten and are considered one of the leading contenders to win the national title. But there's no such thing as a sure thing in college football. So which position groups are still the biggest questions for the Buckeyes this fall?Tony Gerdeman, the host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss the four areas with the most unanswered questions heading into the summer.

    Ohio State Camp Insider: The Most Impressive Players We Saw

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 18:20

    Recruiting analyst Bill Greene has been covering college football recruiting and the best prospects in the midwest for years, so when he says something, it really means something. Bill covered one of Ohio State's camps this week and came away very impressed with a few current Buckeye commits, as well as some uncommitted players. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss it all: - What he learned from other college coaches about Ohio State's defensive struggles in 2020 and 2021- Which OSU commits really impressed him this week, some after big physical growth, and others in a first impression?- Which wide receiver was Bill most impressed by?- Which in-state prospect does he think the recruiting world is underestimating?

    Familiar Faces Leading Arkansas State Into Ohio Stadium

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 30:53

    This season's matchup between Ohio State and Arkansas State will be the first in the programs' histories, but there are still a number of notable ties between the Buckeyes and Red Wolves heading into this fall. Mitchell Gladstone of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette joins host Tom Orr to preview the game, and share several storylines of interest for Buckeye fans. - The remarkable history of Arkansas State head coaches moving on to bigger jobs- The former Buckeye player who serves as Arkansas State's defensive coordinator- A former Buckeye running back who could be a member of the Red Wolves' team this fall- The long-time midwestern head coach who is now in charge in Jonesboro- Several other big-name additions for the Red Wolves through the Transfer Portal

    Ohio State Camp Insider: Can The Buckeyes Steal An Elite Receiver From The SEC?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 16:48

    Day three of Ohio State's summer camp season was loaded with talented players from around the nation. Recruiting analyst Marc Givler, host of the Givs and the Bank podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss what they learned during a jam-packed day of activity at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.- 2025 wide receiver Winston Watkins, Jr. lived up to the billing. Can Hartline convince him to flip his commitment from Texas A&M?- Justin Frye got a chance to work with Ohio State's three offensive line commits for 2023. What surprised the guys the most?- Did a 6-foot-8, 340 lb offensive line marvel from Columbus do enough to earn an offer?- How did 2023 tight end commit Ty Lockwood look during his time working with Kevin Wilson?- The son of Ohio State legend Orlando Pace worked out at tight end. Could he follow his father and brother and be a Buckeye in a few years?- Which defensive back prospect drew the most attention from Ohio State coaches?

    Ohio State Camp Insider: Five Linemen To Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 18:50

    Ohio State's summer camp season resumed Monday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, and the day was dominated by linemen on both sides of the ball.Kevin Noon, host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to break down what they learned on a busy day at the Woody.

    10 Notable Players Visiting Ohio State This Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 14:31

    Week two of Ohio State's summer camp season kicks off Monday with some familiar faces and other potential future Buckeyes working out at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Alex Gleitman, host of the Around The Oval podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of the more notable visitors for Monday and Tuesdays camp sessions, as well as some big-name official and unofficial visitors scheduled to be in Columbus later in the week.

    Is NIL About To Be A $13 Million Problem For Ohio State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 19:21

    Is Ohio State facing a $13 million problem because of the evolving world of Name, Image, and Likeness rights for college athletes (NIL)?OSU head coach Ryan Day thinks so. Thursday, Day and athletic director Gene Smith met with central Ohio business leaders to unveil the new NIL Corporate Ambassador Program. The story was first reported by Doug Lesmeries of Cleveland.com. So who will that money go to, and why is this a growing issue for the Buckeyes and other teams across college football?Tony Gerdeman, host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss it all:- Who can and can't help cover that $13 million bill?- Why this is a whole different conversation than the use of NIL in recruiting.- How much do elite players at certain positions stand to earn?- Will those amounts continue to skyrocket forever?

    Ohio State Recruiting Insider: 6 Things We Learned Inside Buckeye Football Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 26:04

    Ohio State opened its 2022 camp season on Wednesday, and there was a lot to talk about afterward. Kevin Noon, host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss what they learned during a busy day inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. - Have the Buckeyes found their 2023 quarterback? What convinced Ryan Day that Austin Novosad was the right guy for the class?- Can Ohio State convince a talented defensive end out of Detroit to play his college ball in Columbus? - Can a player who just completed 8th grade really compete with some of the best defensive line prospects in the country?- What did the coaching staff see during defensive back drills that led them to offer three different in-state prospects?

    Will Ohio State Find Its 2023 Quarterback At Camp Today?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 14:47

    Ohio State's summer camp season kicks off today at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. This marks the start of a very busy month on the recruiting calendar, as prospects from around the state of Ohio and the rest of the nation come to OSU to work out in front of Buckeye coaches and potentially earn a scholarship offer. Marc Givler, the host of the Givs and the Bank podcast, joins host Tom Orr to preview some of the biggest names coming to Columbus to camp on Wednesday.- Two quarterbacks vying to earn an offer for the vacant spot in the 2023 recruiting class- A trio of tight ends who add up to make that the most intriguing position to watch- Two in-state cornerbacks who could be one good afternoon away from an offer- A first-hand look at the defensive end who earned an Ohio State offer before he finished 8th grade

    Big Changes Coming To Big Ten Football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 19:02

    After the NCAA passed a new rule about divisions and conference championship games, big changes could be on the way soon to a number of Power 5 conferences. The Pac-12 has already announced that they're making a change for this fall. How soon with the Big Ten follow suit, and how will those changes impact the future of Ohio State football?Tony Gerdeman, host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to break down the big changes, what the Big Ten might change, and when.

    Ohio State vs Toledo Preview: Can The Rockets' Defense Slow CJ Stroud?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 19:23

    Our season preview series kicks off with a look at the Toledo Rockets. Ohio State has not lost a game to an in-state opponent since Oberlin in 1921, although Toledo came close to pulling off a shocking upset in the Horseshoe in 2011. This year's Rockets will come to Columbus with an impressive defense and an offense with some question marks. Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade joins host Tom Orr to discuss UT football, whether the Rockets can get back to the MAC Championship Game for the first time since 2017, and how much of a challenge they'll present to the Buckeyes in mid-September.

    The Best And Worst Decisions In Big Ten History

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 17:14

    The Big Ten conference has been one of the biggest names in college sports for decades, but the league has had some ups and downs in the decision-making department.Tony Gerdeman and host Tom Orr discuss a listener question about the "Mount Rushmore" of best and worst decisions in Big Ten conference history.From adding new members to the schools they passed on, to the decisions surrounding the 2020 COVID season, and the way the league schedules games, there is a lot to discuss.

    5 Teams Most Likely To Get Into The College Football Playoff For The First Time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 15:53

    In the first eight seasons of the College Football Playoff era, just six programs (Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Georgia) have accounted for 25 of the possible 32 CFP spots. In 2021, a pair of first-time entrants (Cincinnati and Michigan) made the field. So which program is most likely to earn a spot in college football's Final Four for the first time in 2022?Bill Bender of the Sporting News just wrote about that. He joins host Tom Orr to break down the five teams he thinks are the most likely to finally get into that exclusive club this fall. - Can Kyle Whittingham and Utah build on their Pac-12 title and close call in the Rose Bowl?- Will Lincoln Riley's transfer portal magic be enough to get USC into the field?- Which Big 12 team does Bill think might be able to pull it off this season? (Hint: Not Texas!)- Can the Longhorns' bitter rivals from College Station secure a spot in the field?- What would be the funniest possible first-time entrant to the College Football Playoff field?

    Who Will Be Ohio State's 2023 Quarterback Commit?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 18:49

    Ohio State landed a 5-star quarterback recruit for 2020 in CJ Stroud. Then they did it again in 2021 with Kyle McCord and twice in 2022 with Quinn Ewers and Devin Brown. They already have one committed for 2024 in Dylan Raiola, but the QB spot in the class of 2023 is currently wide open. So who will Ryan Day and Corey Dennis turn to in order to fill it?Recruiting analyst Alex Gleitman shares several names that Ohio State fans need to know in the 2023 quarterback market, then gives an update on the rest of the 2023 class on the offensive side of the ball. - Will the Buckeyes add a second running back, and if so, who?- Which elite wide receiver prospects are the most likely to fill out the class?- Can they add a second tight end?- Who will join the three in-state offensive linemen?

    Which Top Opponent Is Ohio State Most Likely To Crush This Fall?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 20:45

    The early betting lines are out for Ohio State's five biggest regular-season games this fall, and the Buckeyes are double-digit favorites in all of them. Has that ever happened before?Tony Gerdeman, host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to answer that and more. - Are the Buckeyes more likely to blow out Iowa, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Penn State, or Michigan?- Which of those opponents is going to make things much closer than the point spread would indicate?- Plus a look at three other lines for big games across college football later in the season that seem a little strange.

    Massive Changes Coming To College Football This Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 18:15

    Conference Championship weekend could look a lot different this fall after a major change in NCAA rules this week. The Pac-12 has already announced that it is getting rid of divisions for this fall and will pick the teams for its conference championship game in an entirely new way, and other Power 5 leagues could make a similar change soon. How will this change things this season?Kevin Noon, the host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and more. - Will a change in annual recruiting rules be a good or bad things for players?- Plus, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher have traded haymakers this week about NIL and the Aggies' recruiting class. We break down what it means, and just how much crazier this dispute could get.

    Would Biletnikoff Winner Jordan Addison Be A Good Fit At Ohio State?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 14:30

    The player voted the best wide receiver in the nation for 2021 is now in the Transfer Portal, and has reportedly expressed an interest in Ohio State. Should the Buckeyes make a run at landing Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison? It's not as easy a question as it might seem.Tony Gerdeman just wrote about Addison, the Buckeyes, and all of the factors that go into that type of decision. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss that, and what it means in terms of building the program on the whole.

    Ohio State Recruiting Insider: The Biggest Surprises For The Buckeyes In 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 20:58

    Recruiting season will kick into high gear in the next few weeks as Ohio State gets set to host high school football players from across the nation for camps as well as official and unofficial visits. Recruiting analyst Marc Givler of the Givs and the Bank podcast just completed his annual Southern Swing, visiting some of the best high school football prospects in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of the most impressive players he saw.- Which player was the biggest surprise on the field, and which was the most physically impressive?- Which player is he the most confident will commit to Ohio State, and who is far more likely to end up as a Buckeye than he thought a month ago?- Plus, what he learned from a college coach about the incredible way the recruiting game is completely changing.

    Is Depth A Concern In Ohio State's Defensive Backfield?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 15:51

    The post-spring two-deep series wraps up today with a look at the back end of the defense.Tony Gerdeman of the Buckeye Weekly podcast joins host Tom Orr to break down where things stand in the secondary for Ohio State headed into the summer. - Is the depth chart at cornerback as clear-cut as it seems?- Who is going to challenge Tanner McAlister at nickel?- Can a healthy Josh Proctor lock down a starting spot this fall?- Why did last year's leading tackler, Ronnie Hickman, switch spots?

    Who Else Will Commit To Ohio State's 2023 Recruiting Class On Defense?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 18:44

    Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class is starting to take shape as the Buckeyes head into camp season and the official and unofficial visits that accompany it. So how will that class finish up on the defensive side of the ball? Recruiting analyst Alex Gleitman just took a deep dive on that in his weekly A-Deck column. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss the defensive linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs who are most likely to end up as Buckeyes by National Signing Day. - Which position group feels like it's more up in the air than usual this year, and why?- Where are the Buckeyes likely to take fewer players than normal, and where are they likely going to try to load up this year?- Plus, Alex shares some insights into the Buckeyes' newest kicker Parker Lewis from a recent episode of his Around The Oval podcast

    Ohio State Recruiting Insider: 6 Names To Know From Down South

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 14:55

    Ohio State has already landed several big commitments from elite high school players in the south for the class of 2023, and more could be on the way soon. Kevin Noon has been on the Southern Swing for close to two weeks with Marc Givler, scouting, meeting, and interviewing current OSU commits and some of the Buckeyes' top remaining targets for 2023 and 2024. Kevin joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of the most intriguing prospects he and Marc have seen on the road, what they've learned, and what it could mean for the future of Ohio State football.

    4 Predictions For Ohio State's Most Unpredictable Position

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 18:32

    The Ohio State linebacker unit might be the most unpredictable position group on the team coming out of spring ball. From the scheme change to a key player missing time with an injury, a transfer who hasn't played the position at the college level, a couple talented true freshmen, and more add up to a spot with more questions than answers right now. Tony Gerdeman of the Buckeye Weekly podcast joins host Tom Orr to try to make sense of it all.- What's the difference between the Will, Mike, and Sam positions, and how much will you really see the Sam this fall?- Who's in line to start at each of the spots, and who else is making a run at playing time?- Which of the newcomers is likely to play the most snaps this fall?

    Can Anyone Challenge Alabama And Ohio State For A Spot In The National Championship?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 13:03

    Two of college football's biggest programs look like they could be on the way to another College Football Playoff matchup. Is there anyone in the country that can match up with Ohio State and Alabama this fall and keep the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide from squaring off in the CFP for the third time?Bill Bender of the Sporting News just put together his post-Transfer Portal top-25. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss where Nick Saban's Tide and Ryan Day's Buckeyes stack up against the rest of the FBS. Plus, which team is most likely to make a run at the top-2? Will Georgia get back into the Playoff after finally reaching the top of the mountain? Can Clemson bounce back after a down year and losing both coordinators? Is this the season when Texas A&M finally makes it into the field of four?Where do Ohio State's two biggest regular-season opponents, Michigan and Notre Dame stack up? And which team is a darkhorse that could sneak into the Playoff?

    7 Elite Players Who Are Likely To Commit To Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 11:38

    No one covers Ohio State football recruiting quite like the great Bill Greene, so when he says he thinks a player is going to end up in Ohio State's class, people listen.He joins host Tom Orr to discuss seven players who he thinks will end up signing with Ohio State in the 2023 and 2024 recruiting classes. - The top overall player for 2024 Dylan Raiola, who could be the first player to make things official.- Three elite 2023 wide receivers including Noah Rogers. Bill shares his thoughts on which recent Buckeye standout Rogers reminds him of. - Another top wideout for 2024, plus a pair of elite athletes who could end up on either side of the ball.

    Are Ohio State's Second-Year Phenoms Ready To Dominate On The Defensive Line?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 19:56

    There are a lot of questions still left to be answered on the Ohio State defense for this fall. That's definitely true on the defensive line, but unlike in some other spots, uncertainty on the line doesn't necessarily mean concern. Tony Gerdeman, host of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, joins host Tom Orr to break down where things stand on the 2022 Ohio State defensive line after spring football. - How many defensive ends are likely to earn a start this fall?- Can Taron Vincent stay healthy enough to realize his 5-star potential at the 3-tech spot?- Is Ty Hamilton poised for the same kind of breakout season his older brother Da'Von had?- Are the four second-year players in Larry Johnson's room about to bring back the dominating look that the Rushmen have had in the past?

    Will Ohio State Vs. Notre Dame Be In Primetime? Could The Buckeyes Duck A Penn State Whiteout?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 18:39

    Television controls just about everything there is to do with college football these days. TV networks are currently fighting for the right to pay the Big Ten north of $1 billion per year (yes, billion with a B) for the rights to televise the conference's football games. That helps explain why those same networks get to dictate a lot about when those games actually get played. So does that mean that the much-anticipated Ohio State vs. Notre Dame game will be a Big Noon Kickoff? And is the Buckeyes' trip to Happy Valley destined to be a primetime kickoff in front of a frenzied whiteout? Well... no. Not necessarily.Matt Sarzyniak of MattSarzSports.com is the leading expert on breaking down all of the factors that go into determining which games will air on which networks and when. He joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of the early games on this year's Ohio State football schedule, as well as that big trip to Beaver Stadium and more.

    Get To Know 5 Top Ohio State Recruiting Targets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 18:40

    Kevin Noon and Marc Givler are in the middle of their Southern Swing to meet, evaluate, and interview some of the nation's best high school football players. Kevin joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of the players who could be part of the next generation of Ohio State football.- 2023 defensive end AJ Hoffler- 2023 safety Caleb Downs- 2023 cornerback Kayin Lee- 2024 linebacker Myles Graham- 2024 linebacker Sammy Brown

    Will 4-Star Offensive Lineman Austin Siereveld Pick Ohio State?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 15:46

    Ohio State could add a big piece to its 2023 recruiting class on Wednesday when 4-star offensive lineman Austin Siereveld announces his decision. Recruiting analyst Bill Greene joins host Tom Orr to discuss what Siereveld could bring to the Buckeyes' class, which school he thinks Siereveld will choose, and what else Ohio State would still need to add to finish out its offensive line class. Plus, Bill shares his thoughts on where some former Buckeyes ended up in the NFL Draft, and shares some behind-the-scenes stories about what it took for some of those guys to get to the league.

    Can Ohio State Solve Its Offensive Line Depth Issues Before The Season?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 19:17

    During spring practice, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day mentioned offensive line depth when he was asked about his biggest concerns about this year's team.Is that a problem the Buckeyes can solve before the Notre Dame game kicks off, or is it something they'll just have to learn to work around?Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and more in this episode of the Morning Scoop. - Which five linemen are in line to start this fall, and could any of them get passed before the start of the season?- Who would be next in line if one of the starters went down with an injury?- Who else could earn their way into being someone the coaches were comfortable with playing?- Plus, with Jeremy Ruckert now off to the New York Jets, how with the depth chart at tight end shake out this fall?- Could the Buckeyes add any offensive linemen or tight ends in the transfer portal this summer?

    How Much Would NIL Change High School Sports In Ohio?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 23:06

    Ohio High School Athletic Association members are voting right now on a proposal that would allow high school athletes to benefit from their name, image, and likeness rights (NIL) in the same way that college athletes now can. What prompted that proposal, and how much of a difference will it make if it passes?Marcus Hartman of the Dayton Daily News has been following this story for weeks. He joins host Tom Orr to break it all down. - How much would most high school athletes benefit from NIL?- If Ohio's proposal passes, and other major football states like Texas, Georgia, and Florida continue to ban NIL for high school athletes, what kind of impact could that have?- How soon could this all happen?

    Projecting Ohio State's 2-Deep For 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 18:28

    With spring football in the rear-view mirror and the deadline to enter the Transfer Portal with immediate eligibility about a day away, it's time to start looking ahead to what the 2022 Ohio State football team will look like this fall. Tony Gerdeman of the Buckeye Weekly podcast joins host Tom Orr to take a deep dive on the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions and project the two-deep at each spot. - Will the Buckeyes try to add another quarterback through the Transfer Portal before the fall?- Can Devin Brown make a move to pass Kyle McCord for the second spot?- How will the snaps and touches be split at the running back position this fall between TreVeyon Henderson, Miyan Williams, and Evan Pryor?- Which three receivers are likely to win the starting spots at X, H, and Z, and who will be the top backups?- Plus, which receivers (outside of Jaxon Smith-Njigba) will lead the Buckeyes in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns this fall?

    2022 NFL Draft Preview: Will 3 Former Buckeyes Go In The First Round?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 18:18

    The 2022 NFL Draft starts Thursday night with the first round of picks. At least three former Buckeyes are expected to hear their names called during the first round, but where will they end up?Kevin Noon, the host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, just put together an in-depth mock draft and joins host Tom Orr to run through some of the highlights. Where will Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Jameson Williams be headed on Thursday? Plus, what will the Bengals and Steelers do with their picks?Plus, Malaki Branham made it official that he will keep his name in the NBA Draft and leave Ohio State after just one season. So where will Chris Holtmann turn to replace that final roster spot?All that and more on this edition of the Morning Scoop.

    How Many 5-Stars Can Ohio State Land On Defense For 2023?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 17:02

    The 2023 recruiting cycle is starting to heat up with Ohio State coaches on the road for the spring evaluation period, and summer camps just around the corner in June. Recruiting analyst Bill Greene joins host Tom Orr to share his thoughts on who the Buckeyes are most likely to land at each spot around the defense. - Will Ohio State be able to bring in 5-star edge rusher Matayo Uiagalelei?- Can they flip top-10 defensive end Keon Keeley from Notre Dame?- Will top-10 safety Caleb Downs be the crown jewel of a bigger-than-usual safety class?- And much more.

    Ohio State Football Schedule Changes, More Transfer Portal News

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 18:12

    The Ohio State Buckeyes announced a change to an upcoming football schedule on Monday, and that was just one of the big pieces of news that broke during the day. Kevin Noon, the host of the Big Me Kickoff podcast, joins host Tom Orr to discuss which 2023 game is going away, and who the Buckeyes will play instead. Plus, this is going to be a very busy week in the Transfer Portal for both football and men's basketball. The guys discuss two players who just left the OSU football program, plus the destinations of two others who entered the portal earlier in the offseason. Finally, a conversation about one player joining Chris Holtmann's basketball team via the portal, and where a former Buckeye is headed next.

    Answering 3 Big Questions About Ohio State Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 19:51

    You asked, we answered. Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to answer listener questions about Ohio State football. And these go way beyond individual position battles or schematic questions.- What was the best four(-ish) year stretch to be an Ohio State student in terms of football season tickets?- What's the deal with how Ohio State looks on TV? Why is the camera angle so much worse than other big stadiums, and can they do anything to fix it?- When are they going to change the turf inside Ohio Stadium, and how different is it going to be when it's done?

    Projecting Ohio State's 2023 Recruiting Class On Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 18:12

    Ohio State just added a wide receiver to its 2023 recruiting class, and more commitments could be on the way soon. Recruiting analyst Bill Greene joins host Tom Orr to share his projection for how the Buckeyes' 2023 class will finish up on the offensive side of the ball. - How many players will they take at each position group?- Who's most likely to end up as a Buckeye by the time Signing Day rolls around?- How would landing an elite 2024 quarterback impact recruiting at the position for 2023?

    Ross Fulton's 6 Takeaways From The Ohio State Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 16:13

    Ohio State's spring game left Buckeye fans with a lot to talk about. Now, Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton weighs in on some of his biggest takeaways from the game. And for a game in which the Buckeyes were supposedly planning to keep things simple, there were a LOT of takeaways.- The impact of Jim Knowles on the defense was significant and obvious- "If that's their base or basic defense, then it's infinitely more complex than what they've run the last couple of years."- Plus, is Ross more or less optimistic about Ohio State's chances at a national championship now as compared to the start of the spring?

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