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  • Feb 8, 2019 LATEST EPISODE
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  • 325 EPISODES


Latest episodes from Spielman and Hooley

Chris Spielman: If Urban Is Able To Coach Again, Then "God Bless Him, Go Coach."

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2019 9:48

Chris and Bruce discuss the Buckeyes' 74-70 win over Penn State in Men's hoops, Chris tells Bruce that, despite their 12-1 start, expectations for Chris Holtmann's team should be "tempered". Also, with the Arena League returning to Columbus is 2019, would Chris consider returning to the AFL sidelines to coach? Could Urban Meyer be coaxed out of retirement to coach in the offense-happy Arena League?

Gary Parrish: Despite January Slump, OSU Is Still An NCAA Tournament Team.

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2019 14:53

Gary covers College Hoops for CBS Sports and joined Bruce on Thursday to discuss the Buckeyes NCAA Tournament chances after only 1 win in the month of January. Can the Buckeyes make a late-season run off the Bubble? Is there anyone more NBA-ready right now than Zion Williamson? Gary also talks about Chris Holtmann's involvement in "Coaching For Literacy" and the green he'll be wearing tonight versus Penn State.

Tom Reed: Don't Be Surprised If The Blue Jackets Are Buyers At The Deadline.

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2019 11:07

Tom covers the Blue Jackets for The Athletic and joined Bruce on Wednesday to discuss the Blue Jackets' 6-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche, what snapping the 5-game skid means to the team and what will happen with Artemi Panarin at the trade deadline.

Lance McAlister: Zac Taylor Gives Fans Everything Marvin Lewis Did Not.

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2019 8:40

Lance talks all things sports in the Queen City, he joined Bruce on Wednesday to give his thoughts on the Bengals hiring of Zac Taylor and his introductory press-conference. Did Taylor "win" the presser and what else, aside from NOT being Marvin Lewis, does Lance like about the team's new Head Coach?

Dave Lapham: Zac Taylor, Bengals Need To Fix Offensive Line Issues ASAP.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2019 9:42

Dave is a former NFL Offensive Lineman and current Bengals Radio color analyst. He joined Bruce and Chris on Thursday to discuss the Bengals state-of-limbo in their hiring of Zach Taylor, what they're missing by not having a staff in-place and what Dave thinks about the Super Bowl 53 match-up.

Sports Apologies With Bruce Hooley

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2019 13:47

Kyrie Irving's recent phone call/apology to LeBron James prompted Bruce to ask who in sports owes YOU an apology?

Dr. Pete Edwards: The Columbus Crew Belongs To The City, "The Team Belongs To The Fans."

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2019 32:56

Columbus Crew's new co-owner, Dr. Pete Edwards joined the show on Thursday to discuss the future of the franchise that he, along with the Haslam Family, helped save from a re-location to Austin. Dr. Edwards talks about their plans for the brand-new downtown stadium, new Crew head coach Caleb Porter and his hopes to sell-out their first game of the 2019 season on March 2nd!

Doug Lesmerises: Justin Fields Was Brought In To Start Right Away.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2019 10:18

Doug covers Ohio State Football for Cleveland.com and joined Bruce on Thursday to give his thoughts on the QB battle at Ohio State, Ryan Day poaching Michigan assistants and the hiring of Freddie Kitchens by the Browns.

Bud Shaw: Freddie Kitchens' Hire All About Keeping Baker Mayfield Happy.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2019 6:45

Bud covers Cleveland sports for WKYC in Cleveland and joined Bruce on Thursday to give his thoughts on the Browns promotion of Freddie Kitchens from Offensive Coordinator to Head Coach. Bud says that the Browns wanted to keep the connection between their franchise QB and Kitchens, and that his answering directly to John Dorsey means the organization is learning from past mistakes.

Mo Eggar: Bengals Franchise Needs "As Clean Of A Change As Possible."

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2019 11:06

Mo talks all things Cincinnati Sports for 1350 ESPN in the Queen City. Mo joined Bruce on Thursday to give an update on the Bengals coaching search, why he's uneasy about Hue Jackson's prescience and says Gregg Williams could provide an attitude adjustment if brought on as DC.

Chris Spielman: Competition Is Good For Buckeyes QB Room.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2019 16:46

Chris and Bruce discuss the recent transfer of Justin Fields to Ohio State, what that means for the Buckeyes in 2019, what it means for Tate Martell and should we make anything of Urban Meyer sitting courtside with Fields and Dwayne Haskins?

Lance McAlister: Bengals' Next Coach Must Have "Complete Separation" From Marvin Lewis.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2019 8:48

Lance talks all things Cincinnati sports for 700 WLW in the Queen City, he joined Bruce on Thursday to discuss the Bengals' next moves in their head coaching search, why they need to move on from Marvin Lewis completely, and why Luke Fickell taking the West Virginia Job would be a bad idea.

Chris Holtmann: Scoring Will Be By Committee, The Open Man Will Get The Last Shot In Close Games.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2018 14:17

The OSU Men's Basketball Coach joined Bruce and Chris on Wednesday to discuss early season successes of his team, what they'll do to replace the scoring void left by Keita Bates-Diop, toughening up their non-conference schedule and so much more!

Tim May: The Only Man To Pick "Buster" Douglas Over Tyson In 1990.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2018 9:31

Tim covers the Buckeyes for The Columbus Dispatch, but was in-person at the Tokyo Dome in 1990 to witness the biggest upset in boxing history. Tim reveals why he picked the 42-1 underdog James "Buster" Douglas over Mike Tyson and it's legacy in boxing history on the day ESPN is releasing a 30 for 30 on that fight.

Chris Spielman: Kyler Murray Was The Best Player In College Football This Year.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2018 10:13

Traveling back from his NFL on Fox duties in Oakland, Chris joined the show from his car on Monday to breakdown his Heisman vote. Chris explains why Kyler Murray got his vote, and what to make of the AFC North after a weekend where the Browns won while the Bengals and Steelers fell on their faces.

Dennis Dodd: Urban Meyer Will Coach Again Somewhere.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2018 10:46

Dennis covers college football for CBS, he joined Chris and Bruce on Wednesday to discuss Urban's retirement, why he thinks Urban will coach again and what Chip Kelly said about Ryan Day that had Dennis thinking OSU made the right choice.

Chris Spielman: Ryan Day Succeeding Urban Meyer Is What's Best For The Program.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2018 18:10

Chris and Bruce react to Urban Meyer's retirement and the announcement that Ryan Day will take over after the Rose Bowl. Chris says Ryan is the best person for the job and the timing is perfect to put him in charge.

Doug Lesmerises: Listening To The Playoff Committee Gush About Oklahoma, Things Look Bad For OSU.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2018 10:40

Doug covers the Buckeyes for Cleveland.com and joined Bruce on Friday to discuss the Big Ten Title game, Northwesterns chances to win, OSU's chances to make the playoffs with a win AND If Dwayne Haskins is NFL bound.

Dennis Dodd: Precedent Exists For OSU To Make Playoffs With Big Win In Conference Title Game.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2018 10:13

Dennis covers college football for CBS Sports and joined the show on Wednesday to discuss OSU's chances to make the CFB playoffs. Dennis thinks if OSU crushes Northwestern like they did Wisconsin in 2014, the Buckeyes are in. Also, what are Dwayne Haskins' chances against Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray in the Heisman race?

Brady Quinn: To Make CFB Playoffs, OSU Needs To Beat Northwestern By 20+ Points.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2018 13:44

Brady is a former Notre Dame QB and current FOX College Football Analyst, he joined the show on Wednesday to discuss Ohio State's chances of making the playoffs with a win Saturday versus Northwestern. Brady says the Buckeyes "need to drop a 50 Burger" on the Wildcats like they did to Wisconsin in 2014. Also, Brady defends the resume of Notre Dame as a legit Playoff contender.

Dave Lapham: Entitled Bengals Need To Act Like Playing In The NFL Is A Privilege.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2018 10:59

Dave is a former NFL lineman and current Bengals radio analyst, he joined the show on Tuesday to recap the 35-20 beating at the hands of the Browns. Dave says that injuries have ravaged the roster and the team that started 4-1 is not what he's seeing in this current team.

Robert Smith: An Offense Where Haskins Runs The Ball Gives OSU It's Best Chance Against UM.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2018 11:06

The former Buckeye/NFL running back and current FOX CFB analyst joined the show on Wednesday to preview "The Game" and give his thoughts on Dwayne Haskins running the ball and how it could give Michigan's defense fits. Robert also thinks Urban Meyer's health concerns are a little overblown by the national media.

Kirk Herbstreit: Right Now, UCF Is A More Complete Team Than OSU (And Oklahoma).

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2018 20:17

The Former Buckeye QB and Host of ESPN's "College Gameday" joined Bruce and Chris on Wednesday to discuss "The Game" and what it would mean for OSU to win Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kirk believes OSU should be ranked BELOW UCF for the moment, but a Big Ten title would vault the Buckeyes over the Golden Knights in the final CFB Playoff standings.

Mo Eggar: Hue's Hiring Re-Ignites Succession Plan That Would Be Bad For The Bengals.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2018 9:07

Mo talks all things Cincinnati Sports for ESPN 1350 in the Queen City, he joined Bruce on Friday to discuss the Bengals hiring of Hue Jackson, what it means for their plan of succession and how the UC Bearcats have created buzz since hiring Luke Fickell.

Aaron Portzline: To Be Taken Seriously By The NHL, Blue Jackets Need Production From Top Prospects.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2018 7:31

Aaron covers the Columbus Blue Jackets for The Athletic and joined Bruce on Thursday to discuss a hot start for the Jackets , injury concerns heading into the Florida Panthers game and if there should be any concern with the demotions of Zach Werenski and Alex Wennberg?

Pat Forde: Big Ten Is 2 Very Good Teams And "A Tub Of Live Bait"

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2018 12:28

Pat covers College Football for Yahoo! Sports and joined the show on Tuesday to discuss OSU's chances to make the CFB Playoff with 2 games left. Pat says that IF OSU wins out, things should be just fine for the Buckeyes. Pat thinks Tua will be fine for Alabama, Brian Kelly is under-appreciated at Notre Dame and Louisville can't get and $ from horse-racing people because they're all Kentucky fans.

Luke Fickell: Bearcats' Character Has Gotten Them To Primetime Showdown Against UCF.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2018 12:51

The former Buckeye (coach/assistant/player) and current football coach for Cincinnati joined the show in advance of the Bearcats HUGE prime-time/college gameday match-up vs. Central Florida. Luke speaks on what he's learned from the head coaches he's worked under, and how trying to be just like Jim Tressel did him a disservice in 2011.

Bill Bender: Buckeyes Need Big Wins, Style Points Down The Stretch To Guarantee Playoff Spot.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2018 9:41

Bill covers college football for The Sporting News and joined Bruce on Thursday to discuss College Football Playoff rankings, OSU's chances to make the final 4 and if anyone has a shot to beat Tua Tagovailoa for the Heisman.

Dave Lapham: A.J. Green's Toe A Short-Term Issue, But Bengals Need To Lean On Run Game In His Absence.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2018 10:51

Dave is a former NFL lineman and current radio analyst for the Cincinnati Bengals, he joined Chris and Bruce on Wednesday to preview the Bengals "Salute To Service" Game Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Lap says the Bengals role players need to step up and do more in the absence of A.J. Green.

Andrew Erickson: Crew SC Has Advantage And Momentum Heading Into Leg 2.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2018 9:58

Andrew covers the Columbus Crew for the Columbus Dispatch, he joined the show on Wednesday to preview the 2nd leg of the conference semi's against the New York Red Bulls. Because the Crew beat NYRB 1-0 in the first leg, the statistical advantage is in their favor to advance. Because they shut out the top team in the MLS, the Crew also have momentum on their side heading into Sunday's contest.

Doug Lesmerises: Nebraska Gives OSU A Chance To Find Confidence In It's Offense.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2018 9:59

Doug covers the Buckeyes for Cleveland.com and joined Bruce on Friday to preview Ohio State-Nebraska and give his thoughts on Urban Meyer's successor, IF he decides to step away in the next year or two. Also, Doug says that Hue Jackson didn't take the blame for anything while head coach of the Browns and he won't start now.

Shawnee Football's Andi and Rick Meeks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2018 6:55

Andi Meeks, kicker for Shawnee High School, put the Pioneers into the Playoffs with a last second FG in a 17-14 win over Johnathan Alder. Andi and her head coach, Rick (also her father) joined Chris and Bruce on Wednesday to talk about her game-winning kick AND the pressure that goes with it.

Peter King: Pump The Breaks On The "Mike McCarthy As Next Browns HC" Talk.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2018 10:37

Peter covers the NFL for NBC Sports (formerly MMQB and Sports Illustrated) and joined the show on Wednesday to offer his thoughts on the drama surrounding the Cleveland Browns. Peter says that nobody has any real idea what the team will do as their next head coach, even GM John Dorsey.

Tim May: Only Urban Meyer Can Answer Questions About His Future.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2018 9:13

Tim covers Ohio State Football for The Columbus Dispatch and joined the show on Wednesday to talk about his Tuesday meeting with Urban Meyer where OSU's head coach detailed his brain cyst that has been causing him headaches. Tim says that Urban wants to be transparent about his health AND wants to coach the Buckeyes for as long as he's able.

Albert Breer: Keep An Eye On Mike McCarthy As Possible Replacement For Hue Jackson.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2018 12:03

Albert writes for the MMQB and joined the show on Tuesday to discuss Hue Jackson's firing as head coach of the Browns. With the turn-over in Cleveland being so high, is the Browns a job that anyone would actually want? Albert thinks that the tension between Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy might boil over and land McCarthy in Cleveland at season's end.

Bill Landis: Buckeyes' Personnel Doesn't Fit Schiano's Defensive Scheme.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2018 13:43

Bill covers the Buckeyes for The Athletic and joined Bruce on Thursday to discuss Greg Schiano and Ryan Day's comments following OSU's 49-20 loss to Purdue. Regardless of what Schiano says, Bill thinks the Buckeyes issues on defense stem from the players trying to fit into a scheme that they aren't comfortable with.

Dustin Fox: The Right Head Coach Will Turn The Browns Into A Playoff Team.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2018 10:25

The former Buckeye National Champ and current Sideline reporter for the Cleveland Browns joined Bruce and Chris on Thursday to preview round 2 between the Browns and Steelers. Dustin thinks the right head coach will help Baker Mayfield develop into a franchise QB, Hue Jackson might not be the right man for that job.

Chris Spielman Offers Advice To A "Frustrated" Urban Meyer After Purdue.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2018 6:47

After the 49-20 loss at Purdue, Urban Meyer faced criticism for how the 2018 season has been managed. Former OSU QB Kirk Herbstreit told Dan Patrick he sees anguish in Urban, that he looks "frustrated, very emotional and erratic". Chris offers Urban some great advice that he was given by his late wife, Stefanie.

Angelique Chengelis: Ed Warriner's "Keep-It-Simple" Approach Has Really Improved UM's O-Line.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2018 9:37

Angelique covers the Wolverines for The Detroit News and joined the show on Tuesday to discuss the fallout from the UM/Michigan State game. Who's at fault in the pre-game dust-up between the teams, and has the Michigan State rivalry reached the level of Ohio State?

Tim May: Purdue Was Supposed To Give Buckeyes Trouble, Not Crush Their Season

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2018 8:19

Tim covers the Buckeyes for the Columbus Dispatch and joined the guys on Monday in the aftermath of Ohio State's shocking loss at Purdue. What do the Buckeyes need to do during their bye week to bounce back from the 29-point loss in West Lafayette?

Doug Lesmerises: In 4th and Short, Dwayne Haskins Should Get The Ball And Throw It.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2018 13:50

Doug covers the Buckeyes for Cleveland.com and joined Bruce on Friday to preview OSU's night game at Purdue, a place of nightmares for past Ohio State teams. With the troubles the Buckeyes have had with short yard situations and running the ball, should Urban Meyer completely turn the offense over to his Heisman candidate QB?

Ari Wasserman: Without Bosa, Buckeyes Can't Rely On Talent Alone To Win CFB Playoff.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2018 8:00

Ari covers the Buckeyes for The Athletic and joined Bruce on Thursday to discuss how Nick Bosa's departure impacts OSU's chances of winning the College Football Playoff. Ari says the Buckeyes are talented enough to make the final four, but they'll need to play much better if they want to win the whole thing.

Albert Breer: Nick Bosa's Decision Represents The Next Step For NFL-Bound College Players.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2018 12:39

Albert writes for the MMQB and is a graduate of The Ohio State University, he joined Bruce and Chris on Wednesday to discuss Nick Bosa's decision to withdraw from OSU and it's greater impact on College Football. Albert says that it was only a matter of time before someone did like Nick, and that it's only a sign of things to come.

Doug Lesmerises: Softballs In October Will Help With Tough November Stretch For The Buckeyes.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2018 9:33

Doug covers OSU football for Cleveland.com and joined Bruce on Friday morning to preview Buckeyes upcoming game against Minnesota. Does Doug share Bruce's thought that Dwayne Haskins will head to the NFL after breaking a bunch of OSU passing records this year?

Lance McAlister: Bengals Have Zero Room For Error Against Steelers.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2018 8:49

Lance talks all things Cincinnati sports for 700 WLW and joined Bruce on Thursday to talk about what the Bengals need to do in order to get past their issues with the Steelers. At 4-1 what is Lance more confident in, the Bengals offense trailing late OR the Bengals defense trying to hold on to a lead?

Dustin Fox: For The Browns, Baker Mayfield Might Finally Be "The Guy".

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2018 10:57

The former Buckeye and current Browns analyst joined Chris and Bruce on Wednesday to discuss the Browns 2-2-1 start to the season, the effect Baker Mayfield is having on the team and if Dwayne Haskins is the best pure-passer OSU has had since Troy Smith.

Tom Reed: The Bob/Panarin Drama Hangs Over The Blue Jackets As Their Season Begins.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2018 11:22

Tom covers the Columbus Blue Jackets for The Athletic and joined Bruce on Thursday to preview the CBJ season opener at Detroit against the Red Wings. Tom says that the contract drama between Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin and the front office will effect the Blue Jackets until they are resolved.

Luke Fickell: UC Bearcats Confidence To Credit For 5-0 Start In 2018.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2018 9:24

The Head Football Coach of Cincinnati and former Ohio State Player/Coordinator/Interim Head Coach joined Chris and Bruce on Wednesday to discuss UC"s 5-0 start. How have the Bearcats grown under Fickell in his 2nd season?

Pat Forde: In A Crowded Group Of Elite College QB's, Dwayne Haskins Is Among The Best Of Them.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2018 13:09

Pat covers College Football for Yahoo! Spots and joined Bruce and Chris on Wednesday to discuss his QB favorites heading into week 6 of the College Football season. Also, with the Red River Rivalry coming up this weekend, what can Tom Herman do to elevate Texas to elite status?

Tim May: Couldn't Hurt To Have Haskins Under Center In Short-Yardage Situations.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2018 16:52

Tim covers Ohio State Football for the Dispatch and joined Chris and Bruce on Tuesday to discuss Urban's comments during his Monday presser about not running Dwayne Haskins as much as past QB's. Tim also says 2018 will be his last covering the Buckeyes, he's been with the OSU beat since Spiels was a freshman in 1984.

Nick Foligno: Just Making The Playoffs Isn't Good Enough Anymore

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2018 15:07

The Blue Jackets Captain joined Chris and Bruce In-Studio on Monday before the Jackets open the regular season on Thursday in Detroit. Nick spoke with Bruce on the delicate situation between the front office and stars Sergei Bobrvosky and Artemi Panarin. With the regular season just days away, Nick assures CBJ fans that as far as the team is concerned, the Panarin/Bob situation is not a distraction.

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