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Iowa lost this weekend, which moved Ohio State up in the rankings. Even though the Buckeyes were off, they still had a good week.There was plenty else going on this weekend on the college football front, and Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon discuss it all on this live edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.The fellas discuss the biggest games of the weekend and spend some time on the Big Ten West. They also look at playoff possibilities for the Buckeyes and what it will take to make that happen.
The Buckeyes are now halfway through their regular season. Things haven't gone perfectly, but business is picking up and looking bright for an exciting second half of the year.Before we get there, however, BuckeyeScoop.com's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out some midseason awards to the Ohio State defense.Who has been the MVP of the defense? Rookie of the Year? Most Unsung Hero? Biggest Surprise? All this and much more. The fellas hand out plenty of hardware in this edition of their Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Ohio State is off this week but that doesn't mean the Buckeyes can't be impacted by what happens this weekend.There are a number of games featuring undefeated teams this weekend. Should they be on upset alert? Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman, and Kevin Noon look at the weekend ahead and discuss the biggest games. They also answer a number of questions from livestream viewers about Quinn Ewers, Chris Olave, Buckeye Heisman hopes, Steele Chambers, and much, much more.
The Buckeyes are now halfway through their regular season. Things haven't gone perfectly, but business is picking up and looking bright for an exciting second half of the year.Before we get there, however, BuckeyeScoop.com's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out some midseason awards to the Ohio State offense. Who has been the MVP of the offense? Rookie of the Year? Most Unsung Hero? Biggest Surprise? And much more. The fellas hand out plenty of hardware in this edition of their Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Ohio State is now halfway through its 2021 football season, and the Buckeyes are still in the thick of the hunt for the Big Ten title and College Football Playoff. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com make a total of 12 bold predictions about what's still to come this fall for Ohio State.- What do both of the fellas think is about to happen for the first time since 2010?- What do they both think is going to happen for the first time in program history?- How high up the Ohio State record books will TreVeyon Henderson climb?- Will the OSU defense continue to find the end zone?
Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs met with reporters on Tuesday and was asked how the last few weeks have gone for him. It was a simple question with a string of complicated answers from Coombs.Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman were on hand for the media session and they give their thoughts on an unprecedentedly open interview with Coombs.Do they think he'll be back or has too much already happened? This topic and more are discussed throughout the show.
Michigan went into Nebraska and dominated for one half of action before giving way in the third quarter and then re-establishing themselves on the way to a 32-29 victory.It was a typical Nebraska loss, but it was an atypical Michigan win in that they came back from a deficit in the second half to do it.But what does it actually mean? Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the Wolverine win and ask the questions about what it all means as it relates to the Buckeyes.
It was an exciting and informative week of college football as two top five teams lost, shaking up an already shaky top 10.Alabama lost at Texas A&M, putting their playoff future in doubt. Iowa, meanwhile, found a way to win at home against Penn State.There were other key games as well and Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss all of the weekend's craziness and what it means moving forward.
Ohio State took Maryland out back and treated them to a 66-17 shellacking. Quarterback CJ Stroud threw for 400 yards and running back TreVeyon Henderson rushed for 100 yards of his own. The Buckeyes also had a pair of 100-yard receivers in Chris Olave and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.It was a full and explosive day for both sides of the Ohio State ball.Following the game, Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman gave their instant reactions to what they saw and what it means moving forward. They also answered a number of viewer questions throughout the show.
The Buckeyes host Maryland this weekend as Ohio State works to stay in the College Football Playoff picture. It's a huge game for both and is going to be a significant test for the revamped OSU defense.Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman, and Kevin Noon hosted a LIVE Buckeye Weekly Friday afternoon to discuss the matchups for the Buckeyes and also answered a number of questions from the YouTube viewers.Saturday is going to tell us an awful lot more about this Ohio State team, so why not get prepped for the action.
This weekend's slate of games is huge nationally, but especially big in the Big Ten. All four undefeated teams take the field, with Penn State and Iowa matching up against each other in Iowa City.Is this the week Michigan finally trips up? Can Texas A&M upset No. 1 Alabama? Is Georgia just picking up steam right now?Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the weekend's biggest contests and make a few picks along the way.
In this special bonus episode, you'll get everything you need to know about a subject Tony and Tom don't discuss much: Ohio State football recruiting. This is an episode of the Givs and the Bank podcast, featuring hosts Marc Givler and Bill Greene, with special guests Alex Gleitman, Mick Walker, and Kevin Noon. The guys discuss everything you need to know about the Buckeyes' 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes and answer questions from BuckeyeScoop.com members. If you enjoy this show, please subscribe to Givs and the Bank wherever you get Buckeye Weekly.
The Ohio State defense has 14 sacks on the season, but nine of those came against Akron. Despite the lack of production in other games, Buckeye head coach Ryan Day is seeing some signs of a potential breakout for the OSU pass rush.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss that possibility and also talk about everything else Day had to say during his Thursday radio show and lightning round session with reporters.The fellas also discuss the Maryland Terrapins and talk about how the pass rush from both sides will be key in Saturday's game.
The Terps invade Columbus this weekend and will attempt to make the Buckeyes fear the turtle.Fear, however, has no place in Buckeye Weekly's weekly bold predictions show.Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr offer up seven bold predictions each for Saturday's matchup, covering topics such as TreVeyon Henderson, Ronnie Hickman, the Ohio State offense, Chris Olave, the Buckeyes defense, and much, much more. They also take a quick look back at how their picks went last week against Rutgers.
The Buckeye freshmen are making plays week in and week out for the Buckeyes. TreVeyon Henderson is an explosive runner. Tyleik Williams is leading the team in sacks. Denzel Burke and JT Tuimoloau are starting on defense and playing well, and there are more young Bucks earning reps by the day.Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss just how impressive this freshman class has been and also recap everything that Ryan Day had to say to reporters on Tuesday.
Michigan dominated Wisconsin on the scoreboard with a 38-17 win this past weekend, but the game didn't go off without concerns.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the Wolverines' win over the Badgers and point out where Michigan was strong and where they weren't. They also answer the eternal question of what this week's performance means for both the Buckeyes and the Wolverines moving forward.
After a weekend where eight of the top-20 teams in college football all suffered losses, the sport is in chaos.Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap a wild and fun week five of the college football season and break down what it could mean for this year's national title race.- Is anyone in the SEC West going to be able to compete with Alabama?- How dominant is Georgia's defense?- How long can Oklahoma keep narrowly escaping against inferior teams?- Does Oregon have to lose again for Ohio State to be guaranteed to get into the Playoff ahead of them?
The Buckeyes looked as good as they have all year in their 52-13 win at Rutgers on Saturday. CJ Stroud had his best game as a Buckeye and the offense and defense were firing on all cylinders.Following the game, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr gave their instant reactions to what they saw and also answered a slew of viewer questions.
Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com preview the Buckeyes' second road game of the year, a suddenly interesting visit to Rutgers. The fellas answer a number of listener questions, including: How is CJ Stroud's shoulder holding up? Can the Rutgers offense keep the Buckeye offense off the field? And which of the guys has to sleep on the Cot of Shame tonight?
Ohio State vs. Rutgers games have traditionally been massive blowouts, but that might not be the case this year. In this special bonus episode, you'll hear this week's episode of "Around The Oval" one of the other great podcasts from Buckeye Scoop. If you enjoy it, please subscribe to Around The Oval wherever you get Buckeye Weekly.Alex Gleitman brings on Rutgers' insider Richie Schnyderite of The Knight Report to break down the Ohio State vs. RU game this coming weekend. Is Rutgers "for real" and can they pull off the upset against the Buckeyes? Find out the answers to those questions and more in this week's edition of Around The Oval, presented by Todd Pennington with Revolution Mortgage.
This is the biggest weekend of the college football season to this point, with five games featuring two undefeated teams. There are also another 5-10 games featuring undefeated teams that will be on upset alert.Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the weekend's biggest college football games. Does Ole Miss have a shot at Alabama? Is Oklahoma finally going to get their comeuppance? Does Notre Dame's luck run out against Cincinnati? The fellas discuss all of these games and more in order to get you ready for the biggest weekend of the year.
Ohio State heads to Rutgers this weekend to face an up-start Scarlet Knights squad that took undefeated Michigan to the brink last week.But this is a much different opponent for Rutgers and will require a much different attack.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down Saturday's game and look at Ohio State's offense against a stingy Rutgers defense, while also wondering how many points the Scarlet Knights can actually score against the Buckeyes' possibly new-and-improved defense.
Anybody can make predictions. Not anybody can make them bold.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their weekly bold predictions by offering up seven bold predictions each about Saturday's matchup between Ohio State and Rutgers.They also recap how things went for their predictions the week before. (Prepare for complaining.)
The Buckeyes are back at it this week in preparation for Saturday's game at Rutgers. Days after a very productive freshman debut, will Kyle McCord be back in the saddle at quarterback for the Buckeyes? Or will it be CJ Stroud? What did Ohio State head coach Ryan Day have to say about his quarterback situation?Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the ongoing quarterback battle and Day's thoughts on where things stand for all parties. They also discuss the improving Buckeye defense. Has Ohio State finally landed on their best 11 on defense?All of these topics are covered and more in this latest edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
After three massive blowouts, the Michigan Wolverines played their first competitive football game of the 2021 season against Rutgers.And while Jim Harbaugh's team emerged with a win, did some cracks start to appear?Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com break down what they saw from the Wolverines on Saturday. - How concerning is it that Michigan struggled to run the ball?- Can the Cade McNamara-led passing attack bail them out if the run game isn't there?- How was Rutgers able to sustain so many long drives?- Can Michigan win a shootout if they have to this season?- How many sure wins are left on the schedule for the Wolverines?
A pair of top 10 teams lost this week and others looked quite vulnerable. We're only four weeks into this season and the craziness is taking control.There aren't four great teams around the country, which means that teams like the Buckeyes are still very much alive.Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the national picture by looking back at this weekend's action and pointing out some of the flaws among top 10 teams that could eventually put the Buckeyes back in the race.
Ohio State started slowly but finished with aplomb in their 59-7 win over Akron.The game was not without its drama, however. Linebacker K'Vaughan Pope may have quit in the middle of the game. The Buckeyes started four true freshmen, including quarterback Kyle McCord.Even though the game wasn't close, there are still plenty of things to talk about. Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions following the Buckeyes' win, and then they answer viewer questions, which include a discussion about whether or not Ryan Day is in a battle for the soul of this program.
There are some significant college football matchups this weekend, headed up by Wisconsin and Notre Dame meeting at Soldier Field in Chicago Saturday at 12:00 pm. Then another neutral-site matchup between Arkansas and Texas A&M in Arlington could turn the race for the SEC West title upside down. Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview 10 of the biggest games of the week and discuss some of the more interesting odds and ends. But mostly odds.
In this special emergency edition of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the news that just broke on Thursday that CJ Stroud will not start Saturday's game for Ohio State.The fellas talk about: - Which of the backups is likely to win the starting job, Kyle McCord or Jack Miller?- Will Quinn Ewers be available to play?- How much would Saturday's starter have to do to win the starting job permanently?- How will a good or bad performance impact the timetable for Stroud's return?
In an up-and-down 2021 season, true freshman cornerback Denzel Burke has been one of the biggest surprise for the Ohio State football team.He not only earned a starting job for the season opener, but he has played well, and looked extremely comfortable and confident while doing it. Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Burke's play and attitude, and what it could mean for his future. Plus what they learned while talking to Matt Jones about his fight for a starting job and love of cars, Chris Olave about being held without a reception against Tulsa, and much more.
Ohio State hosts Akron this weekend as prohibitive favorites. The Buckeyes can practically name their score, which makes this an interesting game when it comes to making bold predictions.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr have no fear, however, when it comes to making bold predictions, as they once again bring out six predictions each for this Saturday's Buckeye game.Who will win the week? It's anybody's guess.
Through three games, CJ Stroud has been largely impressive as Ohio State's starting quarterback. However, he has also looked uncomfortable on the field at times and admitted that he's having pain in his throwing shoulder.With the Buckeyes projected as a massive favorite over Akron this weekend, should Ryan Day give his starter the week off to rest and heal up before the start of Big Ten conference play? Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com discuss the pros and cons of resting Stroud and replacing him with freshman phenom Kyle McCord. Plus, the Field Turf inside Ohio Stadium has become a big story this fall as players are slipping more than usual. How are the Buckeyes planning to address that, and when will new turf go in? Finally, a look at the defensive line, which has struggled at times to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks. What does Larry Johnson think is wrong?
The Michigan Wolverines put a 63-10 beatdown on Northern Illinois this past weekend and looked good doing it.But are they looking good enough to challenge the Buckeyes in the Big Ten?Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the Michigan game and dissect how what they saw on Saturday will apply to the Buckeyes in November.
Based on the results of this weekend and past weeks, it is looking like we are in store for one of the crazier college football seasons ever.Don't believe it, just look at the games and the oddities from this past weekend and the oddities to come.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss those matters and all of this weekend's biggest results (and some of the smallest results).They cover it all in this weekend recap edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
This is an episode of Buckeye Scoop's newest podcast, Big Me Kickoff, hosted by Kevin Noon. We wanted to put it on this feed to provide our listeners with another sample of the kind of content we have on the Buckeye Scoop Podcast Network. We suggest you check it out!- Ohio State Football is just a little more than 24 hours away from its third game of the season but at this point nobody is ready to move on to Tulsa and the focus remains on the loss to Oregon and the problems that have emerged through the first two games of the season. Can this team salvage things on the defensive side of the ball and are things not as rosy as they look on offense despite a lot of yards gained?We bring in a longtime friend with Josh of College Football Nerds to talk about some of the numbers behind the Ohio State Buckeyes through just eight quarters of football. Can you repair the engines of a plane that is already at 35,000-feet? What changes need to be made and will the Buckeyes be the last team standing in the Big Ten?All of that and more in the Big Me Kickoff. Check it out.
There are some massive games happening all across the midwest and the rest of the nation this weekend. One of the biggest is the annual Whiteout game at Penn State where the Nittany Lions will welcome in Auburn. That's a game you could hear a lot about this fall... depending on how it goes. Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview that and some of the other big games this weekend. - Will Luke Fickell and Cincinnati move one step closer to an improbable College Football Playoff berth?- Will Notre Dame have to survive a third-straight scare?- Can Emory Jones keep Florida close with Alabama? - Will Michigan State pull an upset against Miami?- Is Nebraska going to wish they really did cancel this weekend's game against Oklahoma?
There are big changes coming to the Ohio State Buckeyes' defense before this weekend's game against Tulsa. Buckeye head coach Ryan Day met with the media for the final time before the game to discuss changes he was considering on the coaching staff, to replace injured safety Josh Proctor, and more. Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they learned from Day, preview the game between the Buckeyes and Golden Hurricane, and share their picks.
Ohio State hosts Tulsa this Saturday at 3:30 pm in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes are looking to wipe away last week's loss to Oregon and will plan on doing so in an emphatic fashion against the Golden Hurricane.Also looking to wipe away some losses are Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr, as they are back with 12 bold predictions for the Buckeyes this week.They discuss the Ohio State defense, quarterback CJ Stroud, running back TreVeyon Henderson, and much, much more.How will they do on their bold predictions? Hopefully better than they did a week ago!
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to talk about his Buckeyes. Questions focused on what he's going to do about the Ohio State defense, and he answered those questions with some very interesting comments.In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what Day had to say about some possible major changes coming for the Buckeyes on defense, as well as his thoughts on the Ohio State offense.
Michigan hosted Washington Saturday night and handed the Huskies an emphatic 31-10 beatdown.The Wolverines ran for over 300 yards against a Washington defense that was powerless to do anything about it.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break the Wolverines down and answer the question of what this latest win means for both Michigan and the Buckeyes.
It was a wild week in college football, as Top 10 teams Ohio State and Iowa State fell, while No. 8 Notre Dame had to hold on for dear life to beat Toledo.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap the weekend of college football action and put it all in perspective as they answer some of the more interesting questions around the sport right now. Spoiler: No, Texas is not back.
Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions following Oregon's 35-28 win over Ohio State.What went wrong? Did anything go right? Who is to blame? Is the season now over?The fellas answer these questions and many more from viewers following the game.
It's not the biggest week of college football but there are still plenty of key matchups, especially in the Big Ten.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr look at the biggest games of the week and make some picks where they feel comfortable enough to do so.Will this be the year Iowa State finally beats Iowa? Is Michigan back? Can they be back if Texas is already back? Can USC be back if Michigan and Texas are back? Is Penn State setting up for a trap week? Will this be the week Georgia scores an offensive touchdown?All of these questions are answered and more!
Oregon and Ohio State will play in the biggest game of the weekend, kicking off at noon on Saturday. The Ducks come in ranked #12 in the nation, while the Buckeyes are ranked #3 in the latest polls.Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the game by looking at the Oregon running game and passing game against the Ohio State defense, and then give the same treatment to the Buckeye offense and Duck defense.Where are the advantages? How important is it that Kayvon Thibodeaux is healthy? Will this be a shootout? What are the fellas expecting defensively from the Buckeyes and offensively from the OSU running game? All of this is covered and more.
Ohio State freshman defensive end Jack Sawyer only played four snaps last week against Minnesota, which was far fewer than most people expected for the freshman phenom.Will those numbers go up this week?Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer that question and a number of others from the listeners. Covering topics like snap counts, Clemson, Georgia, Denzel Burke, and much, much more.
Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr are back for the second week of bold predictions for the Buckeyes.Ohio State hosts Oregon this weekend in the biggest non-conference matchup of the regular season.In this episode, Tom and Tony go back and forth with some bold predictions, followed by some critiquing of both the prediction and boldness.
Both the Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks have significant injury possibilities coming into their game on Saturday. All-American defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux sprained an ankle in the Ducks' opener against Fresno State and is day to day. Ohio State safety Josh Proctor injured a shoulder late in the Minnesota game. Both players could still play this week, but things are still up in the air in that regard. If neither player can go, who would be the bigger loss for their respective team?Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer that question and several others in this episode featuring listener questions.
Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs, and several Ohio State football players met with the media on Tuesday to preview the upcoming showdown with Oregon. Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they learned during those interviews.- Is a big change coming to the running back rotation?- How did the OSU defense grade out against Minnesota, and where do they need to improve?- How surprising was the growth and improvement of true freshman CB Denzel Burke?- How close was Chris Olave to becoming an Oregon Duck instead of a Buckeye?
Ohio State hosts Oregon this weekend for a noon kickoff on Saturday in Ohio Stadium. It is the biggest game so far this season for either team and the anticipation is growing by the day.On Monday, Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, and defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter met with reporters to discuss this weekend's matchup. Cristobal provided an update on All-American defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.Following the interview session, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discussed what the coaches had to say about the difficulties that Ohio State brings, and where the Ducks need to get better in order to combat the Buckeyes' talent.
The Michigan Wolverines opened their 2021 season with an easy win over Western Michigan. Quarterbacks Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy were impressive, running backs Hassan Haskins and Blake Corum helped the Wolverines roll up more than 300 yards on the grounds, and the defense held the Broncos to just 14 points. So have the Wolverines really addressed their major issues? Or are there still some significant questions left unanswered?Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com break down what they saw in this edition of Michigan Monday. How much did the season opener change their expectations for the maize and blue this fall? And what are they expecting this weekend when the Washington Huskies come to Ann Arbor?