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Weekly podcast with Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discussing Ohio State football, Ohio State basketball, and Ohio State recruiting from inside the Buckeye beat.

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    What Changes Would We Make If We Ran College Football?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 50:16

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr address a single listener question -- if we were the commissioners of college football and had the ability to change anything about the sport, what would it be? What sweeping changes would we make about college football and why would it improve the sport? The fellas discuss this sweeping question and go in a number of directions with varying likelihoods to actually happen down the road.

    Buckeyes Land Two New Commitments, Two New Conference Foes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 35:44

    It has been a busy last couple of days around Ohio State and the Big Ten, and in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman give their reactions to all of it. First, the Buckeyes have just landed a four-star cornerback commit in Jermaine Mathews, so the fellas give their instant reaction to the news. This comes one day after OSU landed Texas cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt, which they also discuss. Then they spend some time talking about OSU's Friday press conference regarding Big Ten expansion, including some speculation on the future of Notre Dame and the rest of college football.

    Instant Reaction - Big Ten Adding USC And UCLA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 57:50

    News broke Thursday afternoon that USC and UCLA would be leaving the Pac 12 for the Big Ten and in this emergency episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the news and all of the tangents that go along with it. Will this be the only move? What does this mean for divisions? What does this mean for the other sports? What does this mean for the other conferences? The fellas talk about all of these scenarios and many more.

    Instant Reaction: Four-Star Cornerback Kayin Lee Commits To Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 16:04

    The Buckeyes have landed a verbal commitment from 4-star Georgia cornerback Kayin Lee. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the commitment and discuss what kind of player Ohio State is getting in Lee. The fellas also talk about just where Lee could end up in this Buckeye defense and just how many more defensive backs might be in this class with him.

    Are Expectations Too High For CJ Stroud This Season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 39:09

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman talk a bit about Ohio State's recent hot streak on the recruiting trail. They then tackle a number of listener questions covering the following topics.- Which position on the Buckeyes is likely to have the most transfers?- What will be the most interesting position battle among non-starters this year?- Were we more excited/intrigued to see Justin Fields in his second season as a starter or CJ Stroud in his second season as a starter?- Is there pressure on Ryan Day and CJ Stroud to make sure Stroud is a successful NFL quarterback?- Who are the top offensive tackles off the bench for the Buckeyes?- Which traditions do we want to see included in EA Sports' College Football game next year?- Where's the best place to sit in Ohio Stadium?

    Instant Reaction: 5-Star WR Brandon Inniss Commits To Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 21:34

    The Buckeyes have landed a verbal commitment from 5-star Florida wide receiver Brandon Inniss. He is the second 5-star receiver committed for Ohio State in the 2023 class. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman break down the commitment and what it means for Ohio State moving forward. They also discuss OSU's current receiver class of Inniss, Carnell Tate, and Bryson Rodgers, and how they all fit together. (Spoiler: Very well.)

    Instant Reaction: 5-Star WR Carnell Tate Commits To Ohio State

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 24:46

    Five-star 2023 wide receiver Carnell Tate has committed to Ohio State. He continues the long lineage of talented receivers to commit to OSU receivers coach Brian Hartline.In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions to the commitment and discuss what kind of player the Buckeyes are getting. They also talk about Brian Hartline's history of recruiting and Ryan Day's seemingly lopsided recruiting on the offensive side of the ball.

    What Kind Of Recruiter Will Jim Knowles Be?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 35:50

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer listener questions covering a variety of Ohio State topics. But first they discuss Thursday's 7-on-7 tournament on the Ohio State campus and talk about some of the takeaways that they had. Following the 7-on-7 discussion, the fellas tackle a number of questions regarding the following topics.- What's the situation with 5-star DE Matayo Uiagalelei?- Is Braxton Miller the second greatest quarterback in Ohio State history?- What kind of recruiter was Jim Knowles at Oklahoma State?- What are you doing with the piece of Ohio Stadium turf that you're buying?- How will the starting place-kicker job be decided?

    How Will The Ohio State Offense Affect Jim Knowles' Playcalling?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 38:56

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a handful of listener questions. Among the topics discussed this week include the following.- How will Ohio State's offense impact the way Jim Knowles calls a defense?- Do current and former Buckeyes recruit?- If you could turn one loss in Ohio State football history into a win, but you'd have to trade it with an equally valued win by making that a loss, what would the win and loss be?- What are the expectations for cornerback Cam Brown this year?- What is the latest on Kourt Williams?- What's the deal with Buckeye safeties?- Will NIL lead to quicker boos from the fans?- Will NIL impact the NFL draft and keep players in school longer?- Why is OSU's offensive recruiting so far ahead of its defensive recruiting in 2023 and 2024?

    Forecasting Eight Breakout Buckeyes On The Ohio State Defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 29:20

    In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr project eight Buckeyes on the defensive side of the ball to have breakout seasons this year. Ohio State has rebuilt its defense with new coordinator Jim Knowles, which means every Buckeye defender heads into the 2022 season with a clean slate. It also means that there is plenty of opportunity here for a breakout. So which new starters are going to shine, which returning starters are going to take the next step into stardom, and which unproven Buckeyes are going to become proven? The fellas run through all of the names ready to explode for the Buckeyes this season.

    Forecasting Eight Breakout Buckeyes On The Ohio State Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 37:53

    In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman project eight Buckeyes on the offensive side of the ball to have breakout seasons this year. Ohio State returns one of the top offenses in the nation with a handful of proven stars already, but they won't be the only impact players on offense this season. So which new starters are going to shine, which returning starters are going to take the next step into stardom, and which unproven Buckeyes are going to become proven? The fellas run through all of the names ready to explode for the Buckeyes this season.

    Commit Watch: Breaking Down Ohio State's Seven Newest Offers From Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 49:24

    Ohio State held their first one-day camp for high school prospect on Wednesday. Following the event, head coach Ryan Day extended offers to seven different players, including 2023 quarterback Austin Novosad. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down each of the seven players to get offered and discuss what each of those offers mean for the Buckeyes and players moving forward. They also spend some time talking about eighth-grade phenom Tyler Atkinson, who was arguably the star of the entire camp.

    Bonus Episode - Ohio State Camp Insider: Scouting Tyler Atkinson.mp3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 20:48

    In this special bonus episode, Marc Givler joins Tom Orr from the first Ohio State summer camp to discuss some of the impressive linemen they watched this morning, including 2026 prospect Tyler Atkinson, who earned an Ohio State offer before he even completed 8th grade.Plus, a few other players who flashed, including an in-state offensive lineman who has all the measurables despite only just finishing his sophomore seaon. Finally, the guys preview some of the skill players they'll see in the afternoon, including a pair of quarterbacks fighting to earn an offer to be the QB in the Buckeyes' 2023 recruiting class.

    Who Will Ohio State Play In The New Big Ten Schedule?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 65:29

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the possible upcoming decision to remove divisions in the Big Ten. What does that mean for scheduling and protected rivals? Tom and Tony go through some of the scheduling possibilities and show you why it's not as easy as it sounds.

    Will The Buckeyes Substitute More Sensibly On Defense This Year?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 39:25

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a handful of listener episodes. Among the topics today are the following.- Will there be more sensible substitutions on defense this year?- If Ryan Day had his way, how would the quarterback situation shake out during Dylan Raiola's time at Ohio State?- Which conference game is Ohio State most likely to run and pass for 220 yards?- What are the best bets for Week 0 and Week 1 this season?- Bearded Ryan Day or clean-shaven Ryan Day?

    Which Former Buckeye Quarterback Would Have Fit Best In Ryan Day's Offense?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 37:24

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer a handful of listener questions. Among the topics today are the following.- How do freshmen determine their jersey numbers/- Is Dallan Hayden being underestimated?- Ranking the top starting quarterbacks from 2001-2017 as fits in Ryan Day's offense.- Will the Buckeyes run mainly a 4-3 against Notre Dame?- Did Greg Mattison "provide cover" for Al Washington at linebacker given the fall off last year?- What is the best sports cartoon based on real players?

    Predicting Kickoff Times And Networks For Every Ohio State Football Game This Year

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 55:04

    Two kickoff times have been announced for the Buckeyes this season, as the Michigan game will be a noon kickoff on FOX and the Notre Dame game will be a 7:30 pm kickoff on ABC. No other kickoff times have been announced, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate on the rest of the schedule.In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman take a week-by-week look at the most likely network destinations and kickoff times for the Buckeyes. Will the Notre Dame game be the only one home game under the lights, or one of several? Will Penn State be another White Out? How many road trips will be at night for Ohio State? The fellas take a crack at deciphering all of it.

    Buckeye Weekly Live: Jimbo Fisher Is Not Buying What Nick Saban Is Selling

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 80:40

    In this live stream instant reaction edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon share their thoughts on Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher's press conference addressing Alabama head coach Nick Saban's allegation that A&M has abused the NCAA's NIL rules. Was this the greatest press conference in world history? Quite possibly. The fellas discuss their amazement at a head coach actually naming names and answer viewer questions about the entire ordeal, covering many other topics as well.

    What Ryan Day's New Contract Tells Us About The Future Of Ohio State Football

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 37:41

    Ohio State has announced contract extensions for football coach Ryan Day, men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann, women's basketball coach Kevin McGuff, lacrosse coach Nick Myers, and men's hockey coach Steve Rohlik. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss these extensions, specifically what the Ryan Day extension means for the future of OSU football and why the Chris Holtmann extension made sense.The fellas then answer a handful of listener questions involving the Buckeyes having three scholarship kickers, how the players on the OSU defense have adapted to Jim Knowles' system, and who is on the Mt. Rushmore of late-blooming Buckeyes.

    Is The Big Ten Getting Rid Of Divisions?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 48:52

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the recent recommendations from the NCAA Oversight Committee regarding temporarily unlimited recruiting classes, and also conference championship game requirement changes.Both recommendations are expected to pass and would mean a two-year waiver on the 25-scholarship cap, as well as a removal of the rules that dictate how conference championship games are determined. This will then free up conferences to do away with divisions and simply have their two best teams play in their respective conference title games. (Ex: Ohio State vs. Michigan for the Big Ten Championship.)Could the Big Ten be on the verge of doing this? And if so, is it a good thing? The fellas discuss all the scenarios and situations that could be involved in such a major change. Before that, however, they discuss the opening odds on conference champions for 2022 and try to decide to best plays to spend some make-believe money.

    Five-Star Quarterback Dylan Raiola Commits To Ohio State!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 25:34

    Quarterback Dylan Raiola -- the top player in the 2024 class -- has committed to Ohio State. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman give their instant reactions to the news and discuss what the Buckeyes are getting in the 5-star quarterback. They also talk about Ryan Day's incredible success recruiting quarterbacks, just how quickly Raiola might start competing for a starting job, and what this means for the rest of the 2024 recruiting class.

    Ohio State Does Something In Recruiting It Hasn't Done Since 2009

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 32:00

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Wednesday's commitment of 4-star Ohio offensive lineman Austin Siereveld. The Buckeyes have now landed commitments from the top three linemen in the state of Ohio State, so the fellas discuss the importance of that feat. Tom and Tony also discuss the ongoing vote to make NIL legal for Ohio high school student-athletes. Is it likely to pass? What will it mean if it does? All of this is discussed and much more.

    Breaking Down The Buckeye Freshmen Enrolling This Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 40:25

    Ohio State is adding 10 more freshmen from the 2022 class this summer. Running back Dallan Hayden, receivers Kojo Antwi and Kaleb Brown, offensive linemen Tegra Tshabola, Carson Hinzman, and Avery Henry, defensive linemen Hero Kanu, Omari Abor, and Kenyatta Jackson, and safety Sonny Styles will arrive this June.In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss all 10 incoming freshmen, their relative strengths and weaknesses, and the likelihood of each of them seeing the field this year.

    Jim Knowles Doesn't Care Who Starts At Defensive End And Neither Should You

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 41:58

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman finish up the last of their listener questions. The topics during this show include the following.- Will Zach Harrison be the starter to open the season at defensive end?- Will a younger defensive end eventually overtake Zach Harrison?- How much will the linebackers improve this season?- Who is Ohio State's rival, because it doesn't seem like it should be Michigan?- Is OSU walk-on receiver Xavier Johnson a Top 18 receiver in the Big Ten?- If we weren't covering Ohio State, what sport/team would we want to cover?- Will CJ Stroud match Dwayne Haskins' numbers from 2018?- Will Emeka Egbuka score two touchdowns on special teams this year?- Will Ohio State beat Michigan by 3+ touchdowns this year?- Will the Buckeyes be the first team to be ranked No. 1 in the CFP poll this season?

    Are There Concerns With Ohio State Offensive Line Recruiting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 27:11

    Ohio State parted ways with offensive line coach Greg Studrawa after the 2021 season, in part because of failures in recruiting. Early in the 2023 cycle, the Buckeyes have missed out on a couple of big targets. So is this a cause for concern or just a byproduct of Justin Frye only being on the job for a few months?Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss where things stand now with Luke Montgomery and Josh Padilla committed, the upcoming decision by Austin Siereveld, and where things could end up before Early Signing Day. Plus, the fellas answer listener questions about NIL bundling organizations, the state of the 2022 Ohio State special teams, and more.

    Major Changes For The NCAA, The Best Seinfeld Episode Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 37:30

    The much-maligned figurehead at the top of the NCAA is on his way out. So what will the departure of NCAA President Mark Emmert mean for the future of college sports?Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss that and much more on the latest episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast. What do the fellas think about the report that Notre Dame's athletic director believes the NCAA could be a thing of the past by the mid-2030s?Plus, who will replace Larry Johnson when the legendary Ohio State defensive line coach finally decides to hang 'em up? And what's the best episode ever of Seinfeld? The guys agree, but it's probably not the episode you're thinking of.

    Two More Transfers To The Portal Testing Buckeyes' Depth Defensively?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 37:18

    Ohio State has lost a pair of defenders to the transfer portal in the last week as defensive lineman Noah Potter and safety Andre Turrentine have both announced their transfers since the spring game. Both players had very good outings in the annual Scarlet vs. Gray scrimmage, but both also clearly saw the writing on the wall regarding the depth chart battles they were going to be fighting. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss their departures and why they made sense given the depth on hand. The fellas then answer a few listener questions, including which Urban Meyer assistant was Meyer's worst hire, and who will make it out of Better Call Saul alive?

    Will Ohio State Have A Top 10 Defense This Year?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 37:41

    It is time for listeners to control the Buckeye Weekly Podcast for a bit, which means that it is time for some listener questions. In this episode, the fellas tackle the following.- How many touches will Evan Pryor get this season and will it be enough to keep him around for the long term?- How much improvement does the defense make this year and which statistical categories could they get into the top 10?- Was last year an aberration for Michigan and will they regress to their mean this year?

    10 Things We Learned From Rewatching The 2022 Ohio State Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 40:37

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go back and forth discussing the various things that caught their eye after rewatching the Ohio State spring game. Topics include the offensive line, the defensive ends, Kyle McCord, Kye Stokes, the defense as a whole, and much, much more.

    Ohio State Lands Two Commits And Another Buckeye Heads To The Portal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 35:11

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the impressive recruiting weekend that the Buckeyes had. Ohio State landed a pair of intriguing Florida commitments on Sunday, so the fellas talk about what the Buckeyes are getting. They also discuss the breaking news of a defensive transfer which happened while they were recording. Tony and Tom also recap their spring game bold predictions as well as their fantasy spring game competition.

    Instant Reaction From The 2022 Ohio State Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2022 65:18

    The Buckeyes capped spring practice with their annual spring game. The Scarlet (offense) team defeated the Gray (defense) team 34-26 in what was an entirely offense vs. defense matchup.Following the game, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share their instant reactions from the game and answer a number of live viewer questions with the help of Kevin Noon.The fellas discuss how the quarterbacks performed, Evan Pryor's impressive game, the depth at wide receiver, the ongoing situation on the offensive line, the talent of JT Tuimoloau, the stellar play of the cornerbacks, and touch on a number of other topics throughout the show.

    14 Bold Predictions About The Ohio State Spring Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 33:18

    The Ohio State spring game is this Saturday and since there is a Buckeye football game being played, that means there must be bold predictions.Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman run through 14 bold predictions for a game that is impossible to predict. Which Buckeyes will shine brightest? Who will get to the quarterback the most? Who will find the end zone more than anybody else? The fellas have bold predictions covering the gamut of possibilities.

    2022 Ohio State Spring Game Fantasy Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 37:56

    The Ohio State spring game is this Saturday and rather than just watch it like normal humans, in order to make things a little more interesting, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman have decided to draft spring game fantasy squads from the Ohio State football roster.Using a PPR scoring system, the fellas have to use their wits and wiles to decide how much a Buckeye is going to play and weigh it against how much he isn't. It's not the most baffling draft you've ever seen, but it's gotta be close.This isn't about drafting the most talented team, it's about drafting a spring game squad that will put up the best numbers. Tony and Tom select a quarterback each, along with a running back, three receivers, a tight end, a kicker, and three defensive players, and then add in three reserves should anything happen to their starters. And they do this without even having the spring game rosters yet. Is it foolish? Probably, but who cares!

    Remembering Dwayne Haskins

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2022 21:52

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the tragic passing of former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and the legacy he left behind long before he was gone.

    What Is Making CJ Stroud Even Better In 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 38:02

    Ohio State landed a commitment from 4-star safety Malik Hartford on Wednesday. It was also a busy day for the current Buckeyes as the quarterbacks and linebackers spoke to reporters about spring ball. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the happenings of the day. Topics include the following.- Malik Hartford's commitment.- What makes him special?- What does it mean that Ohio State already has two safeties committed?- Is there a concern regarding cornerback recruiting?- Where has CJ Stroud improved from last year?- What does Stroud think about Jim Knowles' defense?- What keeps Stroud humble?- How Ohio State is building an assembly line of quarterbacks.- Why you should like Devin Brown.- What Steele Chambers thinks about the defense.- All of this and much more.

    After Multiple Transfers, Do The Buckeyes Now Have Concerns In The Secondary?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 44:27

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the transfers of Ohio State defensive backs Bryson Shaw and Lejond Cavazos. They also talk about the huge recruiting weekend that the Buckeyes just had. Among the topics covered in the show are the following.- Why did Shaw and Cavazos transfer now?- What made them transfer candidates?- What does the depth chart in the secondary look like now with them gone?- An update on Kam Babb.- Will the Buckeyes be able to land a big-time 2023 QB?- Will they take two in 2024?- Who is Mark Fletcher and why should you care?- The wide receiver train looks like it is just going to keep on keeping on thanks to the handful of 5-star pass catchers who visited this past weekend.

    Reasons For Optimism With The Ohio State Running Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 36:45

    Ohio State is returning one of the nation's top running backs in TreVeyon Henderson, but he is not the only reason for optimism with the Ohio State running game.In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the intel shared by Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson this week, much of which revolved around why the Ohio State running game looks like a stock worth buying this year.Among the topics discussed in this episode include the following.- Cade Stover's move back to tight end.- How are Joe Royer and Gee Scott doing?- Ryan Day's concerns coming into spring.- What is the biggest concern with the offensive line?- Is the starting five up front essentially set?- Why is the interior lining up like it is?- What kind of standard is TreVeyon Henderson setting?- What has impressed Kevin Wilson about CJ Stroud?- What's Wilson's impression of Jim Knowles so far?- And more.

    Which Position Group Has Surprised Jim Knowles The Most So Far?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 42:54

    Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles held a media session following practice on Tuesday. He answered a slew of questions from reporters and provided a ton of insight on his defense. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss everything that Knowles had to say. The topics include the following.- Tommy Eichenberg's mastery of the defense.- Chip Trayanum's adjustment to defense.- Why running backs can make good linebackers.- Mitchell Melton shining at defensive end.- The defensive line impressing as a whole.- JT Tuimoloau's dynamic skill set.- Gabe Powers and CJ Hicks.- The situation at safety.- Who fits best where.- Where is Sonny Styles starting out?- What Kourt Williams needs to work on.- Why CJ Stroud is frustrating.- It's "Jack" not "Leo." At least not yet, anyway.- Who is working at Jack?- Is there a Sam here too?- And more.

    Who Will Be The Breakout Buckeyes On Defense This Spring?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 29:20

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer a handful of listener questions as the Buckeyes wrap up week two of spring football. Among the topics discussed are the following.- At what point could Cade Stover be needed more on offense?- Will somebody emerge at tight end for the Buckeyes?- How is Josh Proctor progressing?- Which defensive players are set for a breakout?- What's the latest on Tyleik Williams?- What has Ryan Day said about JT Tuimoloau?- Who will benefit the most from the new defensive staff?- Who will make the biggest jump on defense?- Who wins the Bam Childress Trophy For Spring Game Excellence?- Why does Ohio State split up spring camp?

    Why Is Ryan Day Excited About His Defensive Line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 41:11

    Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to talk about his Buckeyes and how spring football is going after three practices. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the biggest topics that Day was asked about. Topics include the following:- The impact Day's outreach had on Harry Miller.- What's up at Leo?- The competition between Day and Jim Knowles.- Knowles having to adjust to rotating players.- What JT Tuimoloau gets from being at OSU for a full year.- How is Tyleik Williams looking? (Hint: GOOD.)- Day was impressed by Sonny Styles on the basketball court.- The trouble with fans tweeting nonsense at players.- The pressure of being Marvin Harrison Jr.

    Does Ohio State Have A Depth Issue On The Offensive Line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 37:38

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer some listener questions. First, however, they talk a little March Madness and what they saw from a great Thursday night of action. Then they get to answering questions. Topics in this episode include the following:- The 10 best Buckeye basketball players of the 2000s.- Is Evan Pryor on the way up?- What would that mean for Marcus Crowley?- What is the most-contested spot on the offensive line?- What is the most-contested spot on the defensive line?- What is the most-contested spot at linebacker?

    How Will We Know If The New Defense Is Clicking For The Buckeyes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 32:56

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss a little March Madness before diving into a handful of listener questions.Among the topics in today's show include:- Indications that Jim Knowles' defense is being picked up by the players.- The likelihood of a 6-man WR rotation vs. a 5-man CB rotation.- Ranking the Ohio State WRs by playing time in 2022.- Will Ohio State's talent on offense create unhappy players?- Why does Ohio State limit media access to spring practices?

    Can NIL Collectives Buy National Championships?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 30:42

    NIL Collectives are the next big thing in college sports, but will they be big enough to actually deliver what they want? And what happens if they don't?In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss some current events regarding a 2023 recruit who is reportedly going to make $8 million from one of these NIL Collectives. Is this a bad thing or is this relatively harmless?The fellas also discuss the necessary evil of Collectives and the power struggle internally that can eventually happen between coach and booster.

    Buckeye Weekly Live - Spring Football Is Here!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 71:53

    Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr host a live episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, discussing the start of Ohio State spring football practice and much more. Topics include the Buckeye receivers, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, a trio of Florida WR recruits, and the retirement of Harry Miller.

    What Could A Fully Realized Jim Knowles Defense Look Like?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 37:01

    In this continuation from Tuesday's episode, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss what they learned from interview sessions with Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, and Jim Knowles following spring practice No. 1 for the Buckeyes.Topics include: - Jim Knowles really likes Kourt Williams.- Jim Knowles really likes Ronnie Hickman.- Is that going to be a problem?- Why there is no tackling to the ground in practice.- What does Jim Knowles want from his linebackers?- What if he can't get that?- What does Kevin Wilson think of the defense?- Why toughness is a focus of the offense this spring.- Some other standouts of note.

    Key Buckeyes Missing As Spring Ball Gets Underway

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 32:40

    Ohio State has kicked off spring practice. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they learned from interview sessions with Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, and Jim Knowles after practice No. 1. Topics include:- A long list of unavailable players.- Some interesting names who are back practicing.- Ryan Day's plan for increased leadership.- Moving Jaxon Smith-Njigba around.- Jayden Ballard's rising status.- Cade Stover's future.

    Is The Ohio State Starting Secondary Already Set?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 33:50

    What does the depth chart look like?What to expect from Josh Proctor?Where is Kourt Williams?Which young players blossom in the spring?Are there concerns about the talent level?How will the new coaches mesh with the current crop of players?All of these topics are discussed and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

    How Well Will The Ohio State Linebackers Fit Into A Jim Knowles Defense?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 30:38

    Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the Ohio State linebackers as they head into spring ball on Tuesday.What does the depth chart look like?Is there a Sam linebacker in the picture?What to make of the middle linebacker competition?How well will this roster fit into Jim Knowles' defense and how quickly can everybody pick it up?All of these topics are discussed and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

    What Will Spring Tell Us About The Buckeye Defensive Line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 31:55

    Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State defensive line. Who will be on the interior and will they stay there? Can a depth chart even be put together if we don't know who's a Leo and who isn't? Who is this a big spring for up front? How well will Larry Johnson and Jim Knowles mesh? The fellas discuss all of this and much more.

    What Is The Biggest Concern For The Ohio State Offensive Line This Spring?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 32:47

    Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman continue their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State offensive line. Who will the top five guys be? Is Paris Johnson ready for left tackle? How is the depth looking? How will the Buckeyes react to a new coach in Justin Frye? The fellas discuss all of these topics, as well as a couple of proposed new college football rules looking to shorten the length of games this year.

    Do The Buckeyes Have Any Concerns At Receiver This Spring?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 37:31

    Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman take a look at the receiver and tight end positions for the Buckeyes as they get set for the opening of spring practice. Where are the biggest questions and concerns at both positions? What do the depth charts look like? The fellas discuss those topics and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

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