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 Mar 8, 2022


 Nov 13, 2018

Buckeye Born, Living in Md.
 Sep 16, 2018
great discussions on Buckeye football with the off there wall comments (book series, food.. ) keeping it funny and different. great listening for a Buckeye.

Sam
 Aug 31, 2018
Used to be a loyal listener. Lately the podcasts has become a rambling mix of nothing, food, and baseless conclusions. These guys literally tired me out to the point of exhaustion. Done listening.

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The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means. Usually, quite a good time.

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Watching a full Ohio State football practice and what we learned
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In this Friday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are eager to share what they learned after watching Ohio State's full practice Thursday, which is a rare treat on the OSU beat. First, you get to gather first-hand info about depth charts and position groups. Second, you get to watch a bunch of football. All of that is good. So this pod is running through every position group with who the starters and backups look like, which guys might have popped, and where are the Buckeyes deep or maybe a little short. In order, the discussions are: 6:36 -- Cornerbacks 12:29 -- Safeties 17:30 -- Linebackers 26:20 -- Defensive line 38:14 -- Receivers 49:10 -- Tight ends 55:30 -- Running backs 56:55 -- Special teams 59:43 -- Offensive line 1:05:18 -- Quarterback Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2022
Driving the bus for Ohio State Buckeyes ready to break out this season
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, it's time to get on the bus. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the text subscribers offer up the Ohio State football players they believe in the most for the 2022 season. Which players will pop? Which backups will earn more playing time? Which good players will be great? Which great players will become legends? That's the question, and the text subscribers answered that in a poll that gave then 34 players as choices and asked them to pick one player they believe in more than most fans, one guy for whom they are driving the bus. Doug, Nathan and Stephen then used that poll to work through almost all the bus driving options on the roster. They each gave their bus picks. The read comments from texters about why they picked certain players. And they led up to a top 10, and then the No. 1 choice, for the most popular OSU bus players this season. The whole episode is the bus, so there's no way to give real time stamps here. It's all football. It's almost every Buckeye that matters. And it's bus driving time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Jim Knowles breaks down the Ohio State defense, and inside the LB plan
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are coming off interviews with defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and five Ohio State linebackers, and there's a lot to discuss. Among the topics covered: Start to 17:30 -- An injury at cornerback and the effect it could have 17:30 to 28:44 -- A role for Kourt Williams? 28:44 to 31:24 -- Crypto in a convenience store 31:24 to 38:48 -- The defensive line mix 38:48 to 41:14 -- The starting linebackers 41:14 to 48:30 -- Freshman safety Sonny Styles 48:30 to 55:35 -- The 2018 recruiting class 55:35 to 1:03:55 -- Middle linebackers Tommy Eichenberg and Cody Simon 1:03:55 to 1:11:16 -- Will linebackers Steele Chambers and Chip Trayanum 1:11:16 to End -- Knowles wants a top-5 defense Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2022
Paris Johnson, Dawand Jones, Justin Frye and Ohio State's new offensive line
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are talking offensive line after meeting with eight Ohio State offensive linemen and Buckeyes' offensive line coach Justin Frye on Monday. The topics on this episode include: Start to 3:20: Ohio State's ranking in the preseason coaches poll 3:20 to 11:18: The Buckeyes who made PFF's preseason All-Big Ten team 11:18 to 23:23: Frye, the first-year OL coach 23:23 to 39:59: Starting tackles Dawand Jones and Paris Johnson Jr. 39:59 to 44:52: Starting center Luke Wypler 44:52 to 54:53: Starting guards Donovan Jackson and Matthew Jones 54:53 to the end: The backup offensive linemen, especially Josh Fryar and Zen Michalski Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Predicting Ohio State's first-team All-Americans this season: Mark It Down Monday
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It's Mark it Down Monday, and Nathan Baird, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means are picking the Ohio State football players they think will be first-team All-Americans this season and earn trees in Buckeye Grove. But first, they discuss check-in at the Ohio State team hotel on Sunday night and what some players wore. Then (8:59), a discussion begins about the latest Ohio State basketball recruiting commitment, which leads into a debate over whether the OSU football team or basketball team will finish with a higher-rated recruiting class for 2023. Both are currently No. 3. Then, Doug has an idea (24:20) to expand Buckeye Grove to include quarterbacks who weren't first-team All-Americans, but did finish in the top 5 of the Heisman Trophy voting. After that, the discussion about offensive skill players who could be All-Americans begins (35:40.) Then the debate moves on to the offensive line (57:54). And then the podcast wraps up (1:09:45) by looking at which defensive players, if any, have the best All-American chances. This Buckeye Talk gets into a lot, but it's smooth. As always, thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Could TreVeyon Henderson be dominant this season?
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, it's time to talk running backs. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means watched a part of the second practice of Ohio State's preseason Friday and then talked to members of Ohio State's running backs room. That meant assistant coach Tony Alford and backs TreVeyon Henderson, Miyan Williams, Evan Pryor and Dallan Hayden. Covered on this episode: How much better might Henderson be as a sophomore? What might Williams as the complementary power back look like? How will the Buckeyes figure out the Williams-Pryor rotation behind Henderson? What's Hayden like? What got Alford fired up Friday? How did the Buckeyes really run the ball last year? What will be the balance in playing younger defensive players this season? And more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2022
Ohio State starts preseason camp: Day 1, what we saw and heard
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dig into the first day of Ohio State football preseason camp. The Buckeyes practiced Thursday morning, and Doug, Nathan and Stephen were there to watch, react and then ask Ryan Day about it. Topics covered in this episode include: Who looked like the starters at every position in drills? What's the word on the backup offensive line? A linebacker who might have a bigger role than expected A kicker on the move? The breakdown at the safety position A revelation about WR Julian Fleming Day reacts to his top-10 defense comment And more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Where Ohio State football is, and isn't, hitting recruiting home runs
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird look at recruiting home runs. By their definition, those are roughly top-100 national recruits that aren't from Ohio and don't have pre-existing ties to Ohio State. These are national recruiting battles where the Buckeyes go and win, beating the best teams in the country for the best players in the country. How many home runs are the Buckeyes hitting under Ryan Day compared to Urban Meyer? How many of the recent home runs are at quarterback or receiver compared to other positions? How many are on defense, and how might the Buckeyes hit more home runs on that side of the ball? Doug, Stephen and Nathan dig into all of that, plus the flip of 2023 tight end Ty Lockwood from Ohio State to Alabama. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2022
Ohio State football's recruiting slide, and looking ahead to Day 1 of preseason camp
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Since Thursday, Ohio State football saw targets commit to Alabama and UCF, saw one member of its 2023 class decommit, and also landed the quarterback it needed for the class. Oh, and the class of 2025 is officially underway with the commitment of Jontae Gilbert. Stephen and Nathan discuss that four-day stretch and try to put it in context. Also, they look ahead to Thursday's first practice and, more importantly, the expected window of time that will be open to reporters. What will we have our eyes on when we have our first chance to watch the Buckeyes since the spring? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Predicting Ohio State's 22 starters vs. Notre Dame: Mark It Down Monday
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It's a Mark It Down Monday on Buckeye Talk, and it's getting very specific about Ohio State's opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 3. Who will start for the Buckeyes on both sides of the ball in that game? This is a way for Nathan Baird, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means to talk about the Ohio State position battles, as preseason camp prepares to start this week. But it also puts them on the spot for a prediction: Name the 11 players who will take the first snap on offense and the 11 who will take the first snap on defense. This is a good exercise to run through the entire roster before practice starts. As always, thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Betting the Buckeyes, QB dads and how the Big Ten laid a foundation
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On this Friday edition of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises visits with former Big Ten sportswriter Teddy Greenstein, who now is a senior editor at PointsBet, to talk about three college football topics: Betting on Ohio State and the Big Ten this season, and the future of legalized betting in Ohio The development of high school QBs and Teddy's new book, "Quarterback Dads" How the Big Ten reached this position of strength in college football and how much former commissioner Jim Delany helped lay the foundation These are three areas that should interest Buckeye fans, and as always, thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2022
Is Ohio State football's 2024 roster good enough after recent recruiting losses?
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Ohio State football's recent string of runner-up finishes for top defensive prospects have jarred some fans' confidence in the program's recruiting efforts. Each of those decisions, though, involved an individual player considering his own unique needs and preferences. When you add them up, how much do they actually affect the team the Buckeyes will put on the field in the future. Doug, Nathan and Stephen broke down the potential 2024 roster and simply asked if each position group was national championship caliber. The results were somewhat surprising, with more strength than expected at some positions but major questions lingering with some of the most important groups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Ryan Day expects a top-10 Ohio State defense this season. Can it happen?
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Ohio State coach Ryan Day put a number on how much improvement he expects from his defense under new coordinator Jim Knowles this season. Day said the standard is a top-10 performance, and regardless of what measurement you use, that is a big jump for a defense that limped through 2021. Doug, Nathan and Stephen discussed whether that is a realistic goal for the coming season and what that sort of turnaround would look like. Also, what we learned from C.J. Stroud, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Ronnie Hickman as they took their turns at the mic before Big Ten Media Days wrapped up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Inside the minds of Jim Harbaugh and Kevin Warren at Big Ten media days
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are reporting from Big Ten media days in Indianapolis. Tuesday, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and half the league's coaches and featured players spoke, but it was kind of the boring half. No Ohio State, no Wisconsin, no Penn State, no Michigan State. That meant the focus was on what Warren said about the future of the league, and what Jim Harbaugh and Michigan players said about the Wolverines after they beat Ohio State, won the Big Ten and reached the College Football Playoff last season. First, the guys talk Harbaugh. They they talk Warren. Then they talk what to expect when Ryan Day and the Buckeyes talk Wednesday. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Where we voted Ohio State, C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba in our preseason Big Ten poll
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On this Mark It Down Monday edition of Buckeye Talk, Nathan Baird, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means are marking down their Big Ten predictions for the season and unveiling the results of the 12th annual cleveland.com preseason Big Ten poll. Thirty-six reporters from around the Big Ten voted in the poll, picking the order of finish in both the East and West Divisions, the Big Ten champion and the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year. The guys discuss the overall voting in all those areas while also revealing their personal ballots. This is all a buildup to Big Ten Media Days, which start on Tuesday. Cleveland.com will be there, and cleveland.com continues to produce the most official preseason poll for the league. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Ryan Day's future, Notre Dame-Big Ten predictions, J.T Tuimoloau and more rapid fire
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It's a Friday rapid fire Buckeye Talk to wrap up the offseason as the Big Ten prepares to host its media days next week. Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird take more than 15 questions from text subscribers, with topics including: Whether a national title would make Ryan Day more or less likely to stay at Ohio State long-term Recent recruiting misses and what it means for coaches like Jim Knowles, Tony Alford and Justin Frye If Ohio State might be voted the No. 1 team in the country with a Week 1 blowout of Notre Dame Predicting if and when Notre Dame will join the Big Ten How a big J.T. Tuimoloau year might affect Ohio State's title chances What will there be more of over the next three years -- Ohio State national titles or Ohio State losses to Michigan? And more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
Maryland scared Ohio State 4 years ago, could it happen again?
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It's the 11th game of the Ohio State season to be previewed here on Buckeye Talk, and Maryland football is about as interesting as it has ever been in the Big Ten. On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Ahmed Ghafir, the founder of Insidetheblackandgold.net, joins Doug Lesmerises to talk about Maryland football, which features one of the best QBs in the Big Ten (Taulia Tagovailoa) and two of the better receivers (Dontay Demus Jr. and Rakim Jarrett). That offensive firepower could challenge a lot of teams in the Big Ten -- if the defense is just good enough to let the Terrapins hang around. The matchup will be Nov.19 at Maryland. Since Ohio State's trip there in 2020 was canceled because of the pandemic, the Buckeyes haven't visited College Park since 2018, when they barely escaped with a 52-51 win. Eleven previews down and one to go -- thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
C.J. Stroud and the top of the Most Influential Buckeyes list
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means (with the help of the Ohio State text subscribrers) created a list of the 25 Most Influential Ohio State players for 2022, and this is the fourth and final podcast discussing those players. The first pod dealt with players 25 through 17, the next with players 16 through 11, the next with players 10 through 5, and now on this Wednesday episode, it's the top four. And of course, quarterback C.J. Stroud is among them. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2022
Why Ohio State is the most desirable football program in the country
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird are talking desire and meatloaf. Sports Illustrated created desirability ratings for college football conference purposes last week, and Ohio State was No. 1 on the list. Doug and Nathan discuss that rating. Then in the second part of the episode, they draft a top 21 of all the Power 5 programs in the country when it goes to their desirability as a conference member. Finally, it's another Watcha Watchin', Watcha Eatin' as Doug and Nathan catch up on TV and food. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2022
Is Ohio State football a lock to win 11 or more games in 2022? Mark It Down Monday
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Ohio State football enters the season as a national championship contender in most estimations. But the sports books have only set the Buckeyes' over/under win total at 10.5 as preseason approaches. Why is that, and is OSU a virtual lock at that number? We brought on Buckeye Talk's favorite betting numbers guy Tyler Shoemaker to discuss whether OSU is a smart bet. We also used this Mark It Down Monday to each make five over/under win total picks from around college football. Is Doug down on Wisconsin again this year? Has Nathan come around on Cincinnati? Which national power does T-Shoe see as a sneaky playoff bet? This episode is loaded with futures betting talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Where second-year Buckeyes like Marvin Harrison Jr., J.T. Tuimoloau and Jack Sawyer fit in our Influential top 10
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk episode, it's the third installment of the top 25 Most Influential Ohio State football players for the 2022 season. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means previously covered players 25 through 17, and players 16 through 11, in two earlier episodes. Now it's players 10 through five, and it's heavy on young guys. Five of the six players discussed in this episode are second-year Buckeyes from the 2021 recruiting class. There's one more influential pod ahead next week, but for now, thanks for listening to this Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
Can Indiana compete with Ohio State after a miserable 2021 season for the Hoosiers?
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The preview of Ohio State opponents for the 2022 football season continues with the Indiana Hoosiers, who will visit on Ohio Stadium on Nov. 12. That will be the 10th game of the season for the Buckeyes, and it may not be very competitive. Indiana is coming off a 2021 season that started with a lot of hope and ended with a 0-9 Big Ten record. The two coordinators changed, quarterback Michael Penix transferred, a lot of players were added in the transfer portal, and this is a new version of the Hoosiers who will try to rebound. Will it work? Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star joins Buckeye Talk to talk with Doug Lesmerises about that. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Making Buckeye Talk better after 1,000 episodes
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On this Wednesday episode, Buckeye Talk is all about Buckeye Talk. No football in here. This podcast started in September 2015, and now seven years later, there have been somewhere around 1,000 episodes of Buckeye Talk. To acknowledge that, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means took this episode to talk all about the show and solicit feedback and comments. Are the guys too negative about Ohio State? How many OSU podcasts do listeners follow? How many days a week do people listen? What type of episodes do they want more of and less of? Do they think Doug, Nathan and Stephen know what they're talking about, and are they fun? And then two big questions -- does Doug talk too much and are the episodes too long? The preseason is right around the corner, so this is a last detour before the football talk gets more in depth. As always, thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk, and specifically, thanks for listening to a Buckeye Talk about Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
Where do Emeka Egbuka and Zach Harrison belong among the most influential Ohio State Buckeyes?
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On this Tuesday episode, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means continue to work their way through the most influential Ohio State football players for the 2022 season. The list of the top 25 started on the Friday pod with players 25 through 17. Now six more players are discussed, going from No. 16 to the edge of the top 10. Two players on this episode are fourth-year defensive end Zach Harrison and second-year receiver Emeka Egbuka, who are two examples of the differences in production, potential, opportunity and age that factor into a list like this. Two more Influential pods are ahead. For now, enjoy this one, and thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Who will be Ohio State's second-leading receiver behind Jaxon Smith-Njigba in 2022? Mark It Down Monday
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Not since Michael Jenkins in 2022 has Ohio State entered a season with such a clear-cut No. 1 choice in its receiver corps. Jaxon Smith-Njigba already has one record-setting season behind him and could be en route to another. But who will emerge as the second most productive receiver in that corps this fall? Doug, Nathan and Stephen predict the runners-up in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches -- and a couple of surprise categories. It's the first Mark It Down Monday previewing the coming season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
Ohio State football's most influential players for the 2022 season
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are back with a new project. It's the most influential Ohio State football players for this season, and on this episode, the guys explain the concept and then run through players 25 through 17 on this list of the 25 most influential Buckeyes. Doug, Nathan and Stephen each rated players in two categories -- their Value and their Specialness -- and then the text subscribers contributed their Q ratings of players as well. The result? The Buckeyes who will affect fans most this season, those who are the most interesting, exciting, talented, valuable, fun, productive players on the roster. The nine players discussed in this episode range from kicker Noah Ruggles to backup quarterback Kyle McCord to transfer safety Tanner McCalister. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2022
Why does Northwestern often hang around with Ohio State?
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We are up to the ninth game of the season in our Buckeye Talk preview of Ohio State's 2022 schedule, as Louie Vaccher joins Doug Lesmerises to talk about the Buckeyes' trip to Northwestern on Nov. 5. Louie covers the Wildcats for WildcatReport.com in the Rivals network, and on this episode, he joins Doug to discuss Northwestern's habit of hanging around with the Buckeyes. In their last five games dating back to 2013, the Wildcats have led in the second half of three games and been within three points in the second half of another. Northwestern's quarterback problems and how they might or might not be fixed this season, and who should start at QB vs. the Buckeyes. How much the Wildcats are missing their long-time defensive coordinator. What Northwestern playing a close home game with Ohio State in 2013, on a day when ESPN broadcast GameDay from Evanston, meant to the program. Then there's one more brief guest at the end of the pod. Three more games left to preview before the season starts, and thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, TreVeyon Henderson and the Ohio State football predictions we hit and missed in 2021
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In May 2021, few if any expected Jaxon Smith-Njigba to have Ohio State football’s most prolific receiving season. As late as June 28, no one would put their name on a potential Buckeye loss to Oregon on Sept. 11. Yet by Aug. 16, in the middle of preseason camp, major questions were beginning to leak through about a potential lack of playmakers on the OSU defense. Sometimes even when the Buckeye Talk crew made an incorrect prediction, the discussion around that choice told us a lot about what unfolded in the following months. As we prepare to resume our Mark It Down Monday season preview series, we looked back on the predictions we made in 2021. We made some very accurate statements: Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave as first-round draft picks, C.J. Stroud as a Heisman Trophy finalist, true freshman TreVeyon Henderson leading the team in rushing. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2022
Jim Knowles, Dylan Raiola, Tanner McCalister and more football rapid fire
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On this Tuesday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means offer a shorter version of their typical rapid fire pod, taking nine questions from text subscribers over the course of an hour. And they are all directly about Ohio State football. No conference realignment talk for the moment. How long will Jim Knowles remain Ohio State's defensive coordinator? How important is run-pass balance to the offense? What are the expectations for Oklahoma State transfer Tanner McCalister? What veteran defender could have a big 2022 season? Should Ohio State have to worry about a flip from 2024 QB commit Dylan Raiola? And more. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Drafting former Buckeyes as future head coaches, from Terry McLaurin to Kenny Guiton
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk celebrating the Fourth of July, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here with a draft. This is based off the idea that 15 years ago, both Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman and Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline were Ohio State football players. So now, let's took 15 years into the future, and imagine which people associated with the Buckeyes could be Ohio State's head coach, or a head coach at another Big Ten or major college football program, in 2037. Doug, Nathan and Stephen each drafted six people, one each from these six categories, all of them either one-time Ohio State players or coaches: Current head coaches anywhere Current Ohio State assistants Current assistants anywhere else Current Ohio State players Former Ohio State players not currently coaching Wild card Who went first? Who might surprise you? Listen to the latest Buckeye Talk to find out. Thanks for making us part of your week, and enjoy your Independence Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
The Big Ten wins the expansion game: News, surveys and answers on USC-UCLA fallout
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On this Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird report back from Friday morning's news conference with Kristina Johnson and Gene Smith on the Ohio State view of Big Ten expansion. They discuss the future; why revenue sharing in the Big Ten will remain equal; Smith's brief, frustrated dalliance with Ohio State going independent; what text subscribers said about USC and UCLA in a survey; and whether the Big Ten won this whole expansion thing. There are questions and answers, which makes it another Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2022
What USC and UCLA to the Big Ten means for Ohio State
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are back together for the big breaking news of the Big Ten preparing to add USC and UCLA. As discussed on this episode ... "Whaatttt?" The guys dive in on this Thursday Buckeye Talk. as college football continues to change. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
Is Michigan blowing its chance at a recruiting surge off its Ohio State football win?
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Michigan is coming off its first win over the Ohio State football program in over a decade allowing the Wolverines to win the Big Ten Championship and make their College Football Playoff debut. It would be understandable to think that the program could build on that with a fruitful summer on the recruiting trail helping close the gap between them and the Buckeyes some. Instead the opposite has happened. OSU has continued building one of the nation's best classes while Michigan has just lost the only top 100 recruit its 2023 class had. Has Michigan missed its opportunity? Stephen Means and Nathan Baird discuss that and more. Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2022
Predicting Ohio State football’s 2023 recruiting class 2.0
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Commitment season is upon us for Ohio State and the rest of college football. Stephen Means is joined by the return of Nathan Baird from baby duty as the two project the Buckeyes’ 2023 recruiting class answering these important questions. • How many 5-stars and top 100 recruits will the class have? • Will Kayin Lee be the only commitment of the week? • What’s going on with five-star Caleb Downs? • Will this class end up with a quarterback. And much more. Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Will Drew Allar or Sean Clifford be the QB when Penn State hosts Ohio State?
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We're up to Game 8 of the Ohio State season on our Buckeye Talk game previews for 2022. On this episode, Doug Lesmerises talks to Bob Flounders of Pennlive.com about Ohio State's trip to Penn State on Oct. 29. What's the state of Penn State football and should the Nittany Lions be prepping soon for their own playoff season after watching Michigan last year? How will Penn State plan to keep up with Ohio State in the NIL world? Will veteran Sean Clifford or freshman Drew Allar be the quarterback by the time the Buckeyes come to town? How major of a hire is new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz for Penn State? Will freshman Nick Singleton solve the run game problems of a year ago? And much more. Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2022
What if C.J. Stroud didn't pick Ohio State? BuckeyeFly Effect
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On this BuckeyeFly Effect, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means consider an intriguing What If. What if quarterback C.J. Stroud didn't pick Ohio State late in the recruiting process in the Class of 2020? Where might Stroud have gone? What would Stroud's career look like right now? What effect would that have had on OSU QBs Kyle McCord, Jack Miller, Quinn Ewers and others? Would the Buckeyes have been a national contender last season, and a title favorite this season? Would Ewers be getting ready to start for the Buckeyes in 2022? Would the view of Ryan Day change at all? There was no guarantee that the Buckeyes would get the Southern California quarterback. So this isn't a crazy idea. That means it's an interesting edition of BuckeyeFly Effect on Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2022
Brian Hartline or Marcus Freeman? Is this a make-or-break season for Ohio State football? And more Rapid Fire
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means are taking questions from text subscribers. Among them: Is Marcus Freeman or Brian Hartline the more likely candidate to be Ohio State's next head coach? Is this a make-or break-year for the Buckeyes in terms of their national status? Is Emeka Egbuka or Julian Fleming more underrated entering this season? Would we rather write a long story or record a long podcast? What will Evan Pryor's role be? How about Zach Harrison's role? How about C.J. Hicks? And what do we miss most about Nathan Baird, who will return next week? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2022
Carnell Tate's commitment and the future of Ohio State's receivers room
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises talk about the latest five-star pledge to the Buckeyes. Ohio State landed a verbal commitment from receiver Carnell Tate on Monday, and he became the highest-rated player in Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver is ranked as the No. 3 receiver and No. 28 overall player in the 247sports composite ratings. Stephen and Doug discuss how Ohio State landed him, how he fits into the OSU roster, and what the Ohio State depth chart at receiver looks like over the next three years. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2022
What? Ohio State hasn't beaten Iowa in eight seasons?
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On this Monday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises is joined by John Steppe of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and thegazette,com to preview Ohio State's seventh game of the 2022 football season -- against Iowa in Ohio Stadium on Oct. 22, with the Buckeyes coming off a bye. Ohio State hasn't beaten Iowa since 2013, primarily because the teams have played just once since then, and the Hawkeyes upset the Buckeyes in Iowa City in 2017. Iowa is coming off a 10-4 season that included a loss to Michigan in the Big Ten Championship Game. Kirk Ferentz is entering his 24th season as the head coach of the Hawkeyes. There's a quarterback decision to be made, and a search for some playmakers is on. But led by linebacker Jack Campbell and defensive coordinator Phil Parker, the defense should be pretty good again. It's the Hawkeyes back in Columbus, and it's time to talk about it on the seventh episode of Buckeye Talk breaking down a 2022 OSU opponent. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
A 92-year-old Ohio State-Michigan game is the weirdest rewatch yet: Buckeye ReTalkables on Buckeye Talk
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Oh yeah, Buckeye Talk is really going back to 1930. On this Friday episode, it’s the first Buckeye ReTalkable in some time, as Buckeye Talk on occasion likes to rewatch and relive Ohio State football games of the past. But a game has never been this old before. Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird on this episode break down the 1930 Ohio State-Michigan game, which was played in mid-October in Columbus and won by the Wolverines 13-0. There are some stars of the era in this game, including Wes Fesler, the OSU All-American and future head coach. Also worth watching is Michigan quarterback Harry Newman, a three-year star for the Wolverines who might have won a Heisman Trophy if the award had existed then. The Heisman didn't debut until 1935. There's also discussion about Ohio Stadium's history, and how close Notre Dame legend Knute Rockne came to coaching the Buckeyes. This is different for sure, but we hope you enjoy this old-timey style of Buckeye Talk. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2022
QBs Ryan Montgomery and Tavien St. Clair, RB Donovan Johnson and other Ohio State recruiting targets to know
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Stephen Means is back to talk with Doug Lesmerises, giving another recruiting report after watching two days of camps at Ohio State on Tuesday and Wednesday. Among the topics: Two young in-state QBs set to make an appearance in Columbus this week A 2025 running back who worked out with Tony Alford The latest on the search for offensive tackle recruits The Glenville pipeline returning? There are two major OSU targets at the Cleveland high school And more. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
Drafting the 10 most important Ohio State recruits of the last 10 years
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means are drafting. The draftees? The 10 most important Ohio State football recruits since Urban Meyer arrived in 2012. How good the player was for the Buckeyes, and how much he helped Ohio State win, does matter. But so does what the player represents, and whether he established something at Ohio State that led to more recruits following in his footsteps. There are quarterbacks and defensive ends and running backs and more drafted here. But who is No. 1? Stephen and Doug agreed on that. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2022
Does Michigan State have the second-best QB and WR in the Big Ten behind Ohio State?
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Ohio State's first road game of the 2022 football season won't come until Week 6 when the Buckeyes visit the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing. On this Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises is joined by Matt Wenzel of MLive.com to discuss what could be a top-10 matchup, just like it was last season when the Spartans came to Ohio Stadium in late November. Is Mel Tucker, making nearly $10 million a year, in for the long haul at Michigan State? Can he make the Spartans a regular 10-win team and a thorn in the side of the Buckeyes like the Spartans were during the best days of the Mark Dantonio era? Is Payton Thorne potentially the second-best quarterback in the Big Ten behind C.J. Stroud? Is Jayden Reed potentially the second-best receiver in the Big Ten behind Jaxon Smith-Njigba? Could Michigan State's last-in-the-nation pass defense be vastly improved? The week-by-week schedule preview is now halfway home. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2022
Inside the world of fast food, from Cane's to Wendy's, from Chick-fil-A to Piada
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Doug Lesmerises could not be more excited for this totally off-topic Buckeye Talk on this Monday. He welcomes The Wolf of Franchises, who runs a website, podcast and Twitter account dedicated to how franchises work, and that means writing and talking a lot about fast food businesses like Cane's, Chick-fil-A and Wendy's. On this episode, Doug and Wolf discuss what kind of money the best franchises make, how much it takes to open a franchise, and then Doug throws out some local Ohio ideas that he thinks could go national. Also, Doug wants to create a business that will buy back his guinea pigs. If you've ever wondered how the business of fast food works, this is the pod for you. And on Tuesday, Buckeye Talk will be back to football. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
What if Ohio State had beaten Michigan last season? BuckeyeFly Effect
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It's time for another BuckeyeFly Effect on Buckeye Talk, where the past is reconsidered. On this episode, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird (this was recorded before Nathan's paternity leave) look at the ramifications of Michigan's victory over Ohio State last season. What if the Buckeyes had won instead? Would Ohio State have gone on to win the national title? Would C.J. Stroud have won the Heisman Trophy? Would Ohio State have made the four assistant coaching changes it made after the season? Would Jim Harbaugh still be the head coach at Michigan? Would anything have changed Ohio State's motivation and mindset for a national title run this season? And more. One win, a lot of possibilities. The Wolverines won 42-27 last season, their first win in The Game since 2011. How much changed because that happened? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2022
Brandon Inniss, Caleb Downs and Ohio State's 2023 class plans and priorities: Recruiting Rapid Fire
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means go back to their text subscribers to answer more questions about Ohio State's recruiting. Among the specific players from the Class of 2023 who are discussed: WR Carnell Tate, WR Brandon Inniss, S Caleb Downs, RB Justice Haynes, OT Samson Okunlola, OT Olaus Alinen, CB Daniel Harris, S Joenel Aguero, LB Tackett Curtis, LB Arvell Reese, DE Keon Keeley, DT John Walker and more. Among the topics covered: Recruiting vs. Notre Dame Are QBs starting to come to the Midwest? How is Ohio State stacking up to Penn State and Michigan? Is Ohio State having trouble recruiting on the offensive line? And why new OL coach Justin Frye needs some time The 2023 QB battle With a lot of official visitors coming to Ohio State over the next three weekends, these questions and answers should catch you up on where the Buckeyes are with their 2023 class. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Brian Hartline's excitement, Ohio State's future offensive line, and another QB offer: Buckeyes recruiting camp
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On this Wednesday episode from cleveland.com, Stephen Means brings his knowledge from watching two days of Ohio State recruiting camps on Monday and Tuesday to Buckeye Talk and discusses it with Doug Lesmerises. What receivers did Brian Hartline get fired up about and have to offer? What is Ohio State's 2023 quarterback recruiting strategy with another offer made to a QB this week? How did the future interior of Ohio State's offensive line look? What are we learning about Ryan Day as a head coach through these camps? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2022
The secret to great sportswriting, plus Rutgers has an interesting QB
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It's time for Week 5 as Buckeye Talk continues to devote an episode to each game of Ohio State's 2022 football schedule. On Oct. 1, the Buckeyes will host Rutgers for homecoming with a 3:30 kickoff, and on this Buckeye Talk, Steve Politi of nj.com is here to talk about that. But there's only some Rutgers talk, including about quarterback Gavin Wimsatt, who is Rutgers' version of Quinn Ewers. He reclassified and enrolled in college early last year, but as the No. 202 overall recruit in that class, he stuck around. And he has a chance to be Rutgers' quarterback for a long time, and maybe the best quarterback Rutgers has seen in quite a while. But Doug and Steve also talked about the process of sportswriting for a big chunk of the pod, talking about Rutgers coverage, writing about New York sports, and some of Steve's favorite stories he's ever done, from Mexico to The Masters to the Olympics. And then Doug wraps up with why he thinks this once again won't be much of a game. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2022
Ohio State's $13 million NIL ideas, Doug chickening out, and French Vanilla: Rapid Fire
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk that is dropping early over the weekend, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means take a bunch of questions from Ohio State text subscribers, many of them centered around Ryan Day saying the Buckeyes need $13 million in NIL money available to them to keep their football roster together. There's a lot of information shared there, but there are also discussions of: Doug's potential new nickname Why Doug didn't push a guest harder on a topic while Stephen was out Ohio State's 2005 team The effect of NIL on Ohio State's current recruiting class Favorite cities to visit Paris Johnson Jr And more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2022
Reasons to believe in Wisconsin as a legit opponent for Ohio State
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, you may not believe it, but Doug Lesmerises is buying the Wisconsin Badgers this season. Sophomore running back Braelon Allen could be a superstar. Badgers defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard has proven he's one of the best in the business. And what if Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz, a former big-time recruit, is good? On this latest opponent preview episode, Doug gets some tremendous insight on Wisconsin from Zach Heilprin, the sports director at 96.7 The Zone in Madison. They talk about the recent history of the OSU-Wisconsin series, whether the Badgers have any chance of defending the Ohio State passing game, how Allen stacks up in the history of Wisconsin running backs, and the hiring of new offensive coordinator Bobby Engram. This is an opponent worth knowing for OSU fans, as the Badgers will be Ohio State's first Big Ten game of the season when the Badgers visit Columbus on Sept. 24. And Zach drops some great knowledge. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2022
Ohio State recruiting camp breakdown: QB battle, offers earned and an 8th grader
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means is back and he joins Doug Lesmerises to discuss the recruiting camp they attended at Ohio State on Wednesday. What two 2023 quarterback prospects were there and who earned an offer? What other players earned OSU scholarship offers, including one who had current Buckeyes shouting support? Who was the player not yet in high school that came from Georgia to impress the coaches? The Buckeyes have several more recruiting camps ahead in June, but there was some action at this one. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk break it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Crunching the numbers on official visits, and what it means for Ohio State's top recruiting targets
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This Wednesday Buckeye Talk gets into the numbers of recruiting, as Doug Lesmerises is joined by Bud Davis, who has his PhD in Geology, but who also happens to find the data of college football recruiting rather interesting. Doug saw some of Bud's work on official recruiting visits on Twitter and invited him on the pod to get deeper into the topic. How important is it for a school to be the last official visit for a recruit? What percent of recruits commit to schools that aren't their last official visit? Is there something in the numbers that should inform schools on how they schedule visits, or should inform fans about how to read a prospect's visit schedule? Also, Bud goes into the numbers on recruiting and building a championship roster, and the numbers on the transfer portal and what players are moving the most. Then Doug looks at some of the prospects making official visits to Columbus in June and tries to apply Bud's data to get a read on what might happen with those players. It's a different look at recruiting, and thanks for giving it a listen on Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
Ranking Buckeyes like Tyleik Williams, TreVeyon Henderson, Dawand Jones and Zach Harrison among the best players in college football
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, friend of the pod Anthony Treash swings by to talk with Doug Lesmerises. Anthony ranked the top 10 players at every position in college football this offseason, and a lot of Buckeyes made his lists. So where did he put players like defensive end Zach Harrison, defensive tackle Tyleik Williams, offensive tackles Dawand Jones and Paris Johnson Jr., receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, quarterback C.J Stroud and running back TreVeyon Henderson? And why? Plus, a few Ohio State opponents for the 2022 season are discussed, as are some players on teams that the Buckeyes could meet in the College Football Playoff. It’s a good overview in May of where the best Buckeyes are in the context of college football. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2022
Inside the world of comedy in Columbus
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Something totally different on this Monday Buckeye Talk, with a lot of football talk ahead for the rest of this week. But for this episode, Doug Lesmerises is talking comedy. First, he interviews Kyle Kazanjian-Amory, the founder of Don't Tell Comedy. That's a pop-up comedy brand that will have six shows in Columbus from Monday June 13 to Saturday June 18. Each show is BYOB and costs $25. Doug and Kyle discuss how he came up with Don't Tell Comedy, the state of comedy today and how you book people to tell jokes in a barbershop. Then Doug talks to Simon Fraser, a 24-year-old stand-up from England who has lived in Columbus for several years and was recently named the funniest person under-30 in Columbus by a poll of about 15 people. Simon talks about becoming a comedian, how much Ohio knowledge he needs to be funny here, his process of writing jokes and what it's like putting together a tight hour of good material. This dives into the process of comedy and hopefully you find it interesting. If not, catch you back for football talk on Tuesday. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
Will Urban Meyer coach again? And could Toledo be the latest MAC team to give Ohio State a game?
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises gets in the same room with Kyle Rowland and Dave Briggs of the Toledo Blade for a live, in-person podcast and things get a little crazy. Kyle and Dave are here to break down Ohio State's Week 3 opponent, the Toledo Rockets, who will be playing one of the biggest games in program history at night in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 17. Could Toledo win the MAC this year? How often has Ohio State played a MAC team this good? How often should the Buckeyes play MAC schools? Who are the most dangerous Rockets on both sides of the ball? And then it's time to get creative, as Doug, Dave and Kyle talk about Urban Meyer's coaching future -- and what if he restarted his head coaching career where it began two decades ago, in Northwest Ohio? Meyer spent two years leading Bowling Green ... what if he did that again? This one's fun, and thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2022
What Ohio State football needs to do to win a national title this season
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On this Thursday episode of Buckeye Talk, it's back into the file of podcasts recorded before Nathan Baird went on leave. That means Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are together to draft the most important things Ohio State football needs to do to win a national title in 2022. Yes, draft. This is possibly the most intangible draft done so far on Buckeye Talk, but there's a lot of specific football talk that lets you know what Doug, Nathan and Stephen think are the most important things on offense, defense and in the locker room (and about Ohio State's opponents) when it comes to Ohio State's coming season. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Big Ten Playoff Preview: Is Ohio State a playoff lock? And C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba as Heisman candidates
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com ... it's actually The College Football Survivor Show. That national college football podcast is being dropped in this feed for a day because it's filled with Ohio State talk and is certainly of interest to Buckeye Talk listeners. Doug Lesmerises is joined by his Survivor Show co-host Shehan Jeyarajah and Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com to go through the leading playoff contenders from the Big Ten, the playoff dark horses, the Big Ten game of the year in the playoff race, the leading Heisman contenders in the Big Ten, the Heisman dark horses, and more. Doug and Shehan do The College Football Survivor Show twice a week, and if you have listened, thank you. If you have not listened, this is a little taste and maybe you'll want to try The College Football Survivor Show wherever you find Buckeye Talk. Regardless, this episode matters to Ohio State fans, because every Big Ten playoff discussion is all about the Buckeyes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2022
Ohio State president Kristina Johnson and AD Gene Smith on the future of college football
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises talks about and plays clips from his Monday evening interview with Ohio State president Kristina M. Johnson and athletic director Gene Smith. Johnson was recently named to the Big Ten's spot on the College Football Playoff Board of Directors, and Smith recently suggested that college football could be managed by the College Football Playoff instead of by the NCAA. That could give Ohio State a pretty big voice in shaping what's next for the sport. Johnson and Smith talk about that, plus they share their views of the current use of outside collectives to give players money under NIL. And Doug talks about Smith's ideas on the future of football divisions in the Big Ten. This is a little different Buckeye Talk, with more interview clips than usual. But it's worth hearing straight from Johnson and Smith. Thanks for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Ohio State football's greatest games of the century, with NFL insider and OSU grad Albert Breer
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises welcomes a special guest while unveiling the new 64-game bracket of Ohio State football's best wins of the century. Albert Breer from Monday Morning Quarterback on SI.com and Sports Illustrated, one of the best NFL reporters in the country, jumps on to discuss his life as an Ohio State football fan and OSU grad who entered school in the John Cooper era and left in the Jim Tressel era. The best games of the 2002 and 2014 title seasons are discussed, including the game that helped get Albert fired from his first job. It's a 20-year journey through his best moments of OSU fandom, and it sets up the bracket that will now start to be voted upon by text subscribers. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
The Nick Saban feud, and a Big Ten world with no football divisions
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises is back with his thoughts on the news of the day. First, he tackles the public feud between Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, what he likes and doesn't like about it, and why college football is living by the rules of the jungle. Then it's on to the idea of the Big Ten giving up divisions. How would have Big Ten Championship Game matchups have looked in the past in that world? How often will this mean the Buckeyes vs. the Wolverines for a Big Ten title, and is that a good thing? And if the Big Ten goes to a few permanent rivals to play every year, who should those teams be for the Buckeyes? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com,. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
What raises for Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann tell us about Ohio State football and basketball
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises looks at the raises and extensions for Ohio State football coach Ryan Day and Ohio State basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced this week, compares them to salaries for Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel and Thad Matta in the past, and tries to use the money to analyze the current state of the football and basketball programs. First, it's the new deals for Day and Holtmann in context of each other. Then it's a dive into Day's contract, why it happened and what it means for his future. And then it's a look at Holtmann's extension, how it fits in the Big Ten and the nation, and what it means for how much patience AD Gene Smith may have with the basketball Buckeyes. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Drafting the Ohio State Buckeyes most likely to be All-Americans in 2022
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, the crew is back together as this podcast was recorded before Nathan Baird went on paternity leave. That means Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan are taking turns drafting the Ohio State football players most likely to be named first-team All-Americans and first-team All-Big Ten choices this season. Does that mean picking the best players in order? Not necessarily. The competition at some positions is steeper than the competition at others. But this draft will give you more info on what Nathan, Doug and Stephen are thinking about the best Buckeyes for 2022. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Imagine 11-win Coastal Carolina coming to play Ohio State -- Arkansas State used to be that
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It's another schedule breakdown for the 2022 Ohio State Buckeyes, and after discussing the Notre Dame opener last week, it's on to Week 2 and Ohio State's home game vs. Arkansas State. Mitchell Gladstone of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette joins Doug Lesmerises to talk about Arkansas State and second-year coach Butch Jones, the former boss at Cincinnati and Tennessee. The Red Wolves come from the Sun Belt Conference, where they were dominating and winning league titles about eight years ago before falling on some tougher times. But the Sun Belt plays good football -- imagine if fellow Sun Belt team Coastal Carolina, which has won 11 games each of the last two seasons, was coming to Columbus. Doug and Mitchell talk Arkansas State's best players, the state of and hopes for the program, the Red Wolves defensive coordinator with Ohio State ties, and a little Ja Morant. Hope you enjoy this schedule breakdown, and thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Will Ohio State basketball be better or worse after losing 86 percent of its points?
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means look at the 2022-23 Ohio State basketball team, a 13-player roster that will include: Two players from last season's rotation Two injured players returning to health Three transfers One redshirt freshman Five true freshmen That's the team for Year 6 of the Chris Holtmann Era, and will it be good enough? That group includes the No. 5 recruiting class in the country, but only Zed Key and Eugene Brown from last year's contributors. Doug was so confused and frustrated by the roster, he did a terrible podcast. But Stephen tried to hold it together. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
An NFL QB debate -- Would you take C.J. Stroud or Justin Fields?
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A week ago on Buckeye Talk, a draft of the best Ohio State players in the NFL right now led to another question. Where would C.J. Stroud fit in that mix? And specifically, how would he stack up as an NFL quarterback compared to Justin Fields, who is entering his second season with the Chicago Bears? So on this Buckeye Talk episode, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means dug into that idea. Doug, Stephen and the OSU text subscribers each rated Stroud and Field in five categories as potential NFL franchise quarterbacks. Who came out on top when those ratings were added up? And then in the simple question of which QB you'd take as an NFL GM, who won that vote? These are two good NFL options with different styles, so dive in to this OSU NFL QB discussion. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
Inside the brewing Ohio State-Notre Dame football recruiting battles
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Ohio State will open up the 2022 season against an opponent it will see enough of on the recruiting trail going forward in Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish and the Buckeyes have plenty of 2023 recruiting targets in common. OSU may have the upper hand in the head-to-head battles, but Notre Dame enters the summer with the nation’s top recruiting class and new momentum under new head coach Marcus Freeman   Stephen Means is joined by Kyle Kelly, who covers Notre Dame recruiting for Rivals, as the two discuss the ongoing battles between the two programs in their fight for Midwest supremacy and a national recruiting title.   Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
The Notre Dame matchup that could give Ohio State problems, and why the Buckeyes should still win
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, it's time to start a weekly series that will take us through the end of July. One by one we will break down every opponent on the Ohio State schedule, in order, by interviewing a writer that covers that team and getting down to the matchups and meaning of the game with the Buckeyes. It's a big one to start -- Notre Dame. Eric Hansen, Ohio native and veteran writer now covering the Fighting Irish for InsideNDSports.com is the guest on this episode, talking everything about Notre Dame's best players, whether these teams should play more often and his memories of the last home-and-home series from the mid-90s. There's a lot of info in a short amount of time, and then a final wrap from Doug with his view of the game. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
5-star quarterback Dylan Raiola commits to Ohio State football
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For the third time in the Ryan Day era, Ohio State has landed a five-star quarterback in Dylan Raiola out of Arizona. Raiola kicks off the Buckeyes’ 2024 recruiting class while continuing the program’s run of successful quarterback recruiting. Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means discuss the first member of Ohio State’s 2024 recruiting class and what it means for the 2023 class still looking for a quarterback. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2022
Everything we learned from Ohio State football assistant coaches
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On this early Monday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means take turns revealing the most interesting and important conversations they had with Ohio State football coaches on Friday. The coaches who met with reporters were: Receivers coach Brian Hartline Running backs coach Tony Alford Offensive line coach Justin Frye Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles Special teams coach Parker Fleming Strength and conditioning coordinator Mickey Marotti Head coach Ryan Day From Kourt Williams to Jaxon Smith-Njigba, from C.J Stroud to Zach Harrison, from TreVeyon Henderson to Noah Ruggles, there are a lot of tidbits to share. That's why this Monday pod is dropping a bit early. Catch you back on the Tuesday episode from cleveland.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2022
Drafting the 32 best Ohio State players in the NFL: Buckeye Talk-Orange and Brown Talk crossover
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It's a first on Buckeye Talk and the Orange and Brown Talk podcasts as the two shows merge into one on this Friday, with the Ohio State podcast and Cleveland Browns podcast from cleveland.com coming together for a common cause: Drafting the best former Ohio State players currently in the NFL. To do that, Stephen Means of Buckeye Talk and Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe of Orange and Brown Talk joined Doug Lesmerises of both pods to go over the roughly 70 Buckeyes on NFL rosters right now. That includes veterans like Cameron Heyward and Johnathan Hankins, rookies like Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, defenders like Denzel Ward and the Bosa brothers, and offensive stars like Terry McLaurin and Ezekiel Elliott. Eight rounds, four drafters, 32 Ohio State players picked. Who went first? Who didn't get picked? Who won the various debates about players on the same teams or with similar resumes? Thanks for joining us for this special episode, which is appearing in both podcast feeds. Whether you are a fan of the Buckeyes, the Browns, or both, thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Why Ohio State's in-state 2023 offensive line recruiting is so important
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On the Thursday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means look at Ohio State’s offensive line recruiting for 2023, spurred by the commitment on Wednesday of Austin Siereveld. He’s the third Ohio State high school player on the offensive line to commit to the Buckeyes for 2023. How does that compare to recent years in OSU in-state offensive line recruiting? Which of the three 2023 offensive lineman, as Siereveld joins Luke Montgomery and Joshua Padilla, could play the earliest? And how does Ohio State’s overall 2023 class look now that it has reached 10 players? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Ohio State transfer talk -- Building an entire defense from departing Buckeyes
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means are once again talking transfers. Players who want to be eligible to play at their new schools this fall needed to be in the transfer portal by May 1 (or get a waiver later), so the portal may calm down for a bit now that the deadline has passed. So where do things sit with Ohio State? Where does Ohio State place in national transfer rankings? How many Buckeyes have left compared to how many arrived, and how does that compare to Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, USC, LSU, Michigan, Penn State and others? Which Buckeyes that left will be missed the most? And what do you think of the entire starting defense you could build from OSU players who have left the program since August? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Is Ohio State DBU? WRU? Edge Rusher U? And the lack of leadership in college sports: Tuesday Madness
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises take on their usual structure for an offseason Madness episode. There's an Ohio State topic, delving into which position or positions the Buckeyes rightly own when it comes to the NFL Draft. Then there's a national college sports topic, this time focusing on the continued potential changes in the sport and the complete lack of leadership at the top of the NCAA. That means a few suggestions for a new NCAA president to replace the outgoing Mark Emmert. And then Watcha Watchin', Watcha Eatin', as Nathan and Doug talk TV and theater, cilantro and peanut butter. Thanks for listening to a Tuesday Madness on Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2022
An Ohio State record falls, and Haskell Garrett goes undrafted: NFL Draft Wrap
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means are here to talk through the final day of the NFL Draft and the two Buckeyes who were picked, and one who wasn't. And they run through the final totals for the Buckeyes and the Big Ten to put this draft and the modern draft era in context for Ohio State. First, Ohio State didn't lead the Big Ten in draft picks. Who did? Then it's time to discuss Tyreke Smith and Thayer Munford getting picked and Haskell Garrett not getting picked. Finally, an OSU draft record fell. But where does Ohio State fit in the list of teams in the modern draft age? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Nicholas Petit-Frere and Jeremy Ruckert find fits, as Ohio State leads Big Ten in draft: Day 2 Wrap
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On this late Friday, early Saturday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means wrap up Day 2 of the NFL Draft for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Among the topics: No Buckeyes in Round 2 How Nicholas Petit-Frere in Tennesse and Jeremy Ruckert with the New York Jets fit with their new teams after going in Round 3. How Ohio State stacks up through three rounds to other programs around the country. A big draft for Luke Fickell and the University of Cincinnati. What Ohio State players might be picked on Saturday. Nathan's last live pod for a couple months as he prepares for the arrival of a baby this weekend. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2022
Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave picked back-to-back in Round 1: NFL Draft reaction
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On this late Thursday night Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means react to the Ohio State Buckeyes taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Garrett Wilson went No. 10 the New York Jets. Chris Olave went No. 11 to the New Orleans Saints, who traded up for him. And their former teammate Jameson Williams went No. 12 to Detroit. How are their fits? What does the draft mean for Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline? And who made the best draft prediction? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Predicting Ohio State in the 2023 NFL Draft -- Will C.J. Stroud be the No. 1 pick?
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, it's draft talk during NFL Draft week -- but it's a year ahead. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look ahead to the 2023 NFL Draft and predict when current Buckeyes will be drafted. Will quarterback C.J. Stroud be the overall No. 1 pick? Will Jaxon Smith-Njigba be the first receiver drafted? How many Buckeyes will go in the first round? How many Ohio State players will be drafted overall? Which OSU safety will be drafted higher, Ronnie Hickman or Josh Proctor? Does WR Julian Fleming project as a draft pick a year from now? All that and more as Doug, Nathan and Stephen peer into the future on Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Can Ohio State still land two 2023 running backs?
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Ohio State football has only offered eight running backs in the 2023 recruiting class with hopes of landing two. Mark Fletcher was the first to come on board doing so in April but others on the list have committed elsewhere or cut down their options with the Buckeyes on the outside looking in. As the cycle heads into May, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird take a look at OSU's top remaining options, its chances of landing each and whether it should widen the field to reach its goals. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2022
Will players or coaches get more credit if Ohio State's defense improves in 2022? Monday Madness
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Ohio State football came out of the spring with a lot of optimism about the work it accomplished on defense. If the Buckeyes reverse the slide of last season, who will receive more credit -- the young players who might improve regardless in 2022, or the revamped coaching staff? Doug and Nathan debate that on this Monday Madness-themed episode. Also, are coaches like Villanova's Jay Wright bailing on college sports because of the transfer portal and NIL? If so, what needs to change? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Could Ohio State's offense possibly be overhyped? Rapid Fire
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird answer more questions from text subscribers, starting with one texter who is worried about overthinking the Ohio State offense. Could the Buckeyes, with all that skill talent, be overhyped? Doug and Nathan go through the reasons of why that could or couldn't be true as the idea applies to the receivers, to TreVeyon Henderson, and to C.J. Stroud. Also, other topics include: A breakout year for J.T. Tuimoloau? Would you eat bread off the ground? The best player on the team at doing his job Attacking areas in recruiting where teams have a new coach The potential weak spot of the defense Developing a superstar tight end And more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2022
NFL Draft talk with PFF's Austin Gayle on Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Aidan Hutchinson, C.J. Stroud and more
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OK, maybe you don't want to hear a ton about a Michigan player on Buckeye Talk, but we wouldn't be bringing you this interview if we didn't think it provided value to Ohio State listeners. On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird interview Austin Gayle of PFF about the PFF four-part podcast series on Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson called "Hutch." And then Doug, Nathan and Austin discuss the draft prospects of several Buckeyes. Among the topics in this episode: How Ohio State tried to block Hutchinson last year How Hutchinson compares as a prospect to Chase Young and the Bosa brothers Garrett Wilson as a prospect and an area he could work on Chris Olave and good NFL comp for him What C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba could look like as draft prospects next year And more. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Ohio State's 2022 NFL mock draft: Where Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jeremy Ruckert and others will be picked
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On this Buckeye Talk episode for Wednesday, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means take up the annual tradition of doing a live draft for every Ohio State Buckeye who might get picked by the NFL. The first round of the draft is Thursday, April 28, so Doug, Nathan and Stephen get down to the business of drafting: WR Garrett Wilson WR Chris Olave OT Nicholas Petit-Frere TE Jeremy Ruckert DE Tyreke Smith OL Thayer Munford DT Haskell Garrett There's also a discussion about the NFL possibilities for RB Master Teague. So get ready for the 2022 NFL Draft with this version of the draft on Buckeye Talk. Thanks for listening,. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Tough OSU transfer decisions, where safeties best fit, and sports we love and hate
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, it's another round of questions from text subscribers focusing on three ideas: How Ohio State players reach their decisions to transfer, what that tells us about a certain OSU recruiting class, and what is Ohio State's history in the portal so far? Sports that Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird love to watch and cover, and sports they don't like so much Fitting the right players together at safety for the Buckeyes this season Doug and Nathan appreciate you listening and making Buckeye Talk part of your week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2022
Most surprising and least surprising aspects of Ohio State's Spring Game
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Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird delve into a post-Spring Game rapid fire edition. Topics include: • What about the Spring Game surprised us the most, and what development did not come as a surprise at all? • Should OSU be concern about how the No. 1 defense looked vs. the No. 1 offense? • What did we eat on Easter Sunday? • What to make of Julian Fleming and Kourt Williams not being on the field Saturday. And much more from our Buckeye Talk Subtext subscribers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Wrapping up Ohio State's spring game, and the best players and moments
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On this weekend Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss everything they saw and heard at Ohio State's spring game on Saturday in Ohio Stadium. On offense that included a backup running back who could scoot. On defense that included some second-year defenders showing they're ready for more action. Off the field, that included a touching video tribute to the late Dwayne Haskins, and then some ideas about how to make the spring game even better. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2022
Drafting Ohio State's best players for the Spring Game
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Stephen Means and Nathan Baird get to once again put their GM hats on as Ohio State football prepares for its 2022 Spring Game. With Doug Lesmerises serving as commissioner, Stephen and Nathan Draft a full starting offense and defense as they discuss who the Buckeyes' best players are when everyone's fully healthy. Listen along to see how the guys build their team, then sign up for the text (614-350-3315) to vote on which team you like better. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Discussing Malik Hartford, Mark Fletcher and a potential 2023 Florida gold mine for Ohio State recruiting
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Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class started off in April by picking up commitments in back-to-back weeks as the program once again sets out to win a recruiting championship. Malik Hartford gave the class its second safety alongside Cedrick Hawkins while Mark Fletcher is the first of two potential running backs. Speaking of Fletcher and Hawkins, the 7-on-7 teammates could be the beginning of a significant haul for the Buckeyes in the state of Florida in a cycle where they've already offered 33 players. Stephen Means and Nathan Baird talk Ohio State football recruiting as we enter the spring and summer months. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Dwayne Haskins' 6-TD game as Ohio State dropped 62 on Michigan in 2018: Buckeye ReTalkable
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On this Tuesday episode, it's a Buckeye ReTalkable to celebrate Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who was killed over the weekend. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means rewatch and discuss Ohio State's 62-39 win over Michigan in 2018 in Haskins' one year as Ohio State's starter. The discussion goes beyond the game though to focus on Haskins' record-breaking season, as he threw for more yards and more touchdowns than any Big Ten quarterback in a single season. In The Game, Ohio State won at home as a four-point underdog, with Haskins leading Paris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, freshman Chris Olave and the rest of the offense against what was the No. 1 defense in the nation coming in. Thanks for joining us to celebrate this great Haskins game and season while remembering his legacy as a Buckeye. Listen to the Monday Buckeye Talk for more personal remembrances about Haskins' entire path to and career at Ohio State. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2022
Remembering and celebrating Dwayne Haskins and his Ohio State legacy
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On this Monday episode, Buckeye Talk celebrates the legacy and impact of Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who was killed over the weekend at the age of 24 after he was struck by a vehicle. Doug Lesmerises is joined by former Buckeye Talk co-host Bill Landis to talk about their time covering Haskins together, dating back to 2014 when they visited one of his high school games in Maryland when he was a junior. Haskins had a fascinating and captivating career arc, from his recruitment, to his status as the backup in 2017, to saving the Michigan game that season, to his record-setting 2018 season. Doug and Bill talk all about Haskins as a player and as a guy they greatly enjoyed interviewing and covering. At the end, Doug reads some remembrances from text subscribers about why Haskins was so special to Ohio State fans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Ohio State cornerbacks and safeties are getting aggressive in this defense
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk episode, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about what they learned from interviews with safeties and corners on Friday. Among the players discussed: Josh Proctor Jordan Hancock J.K. Johnson Tanner McCallister Kourt Williams Cam Martinez And more. Plus, there's the introduction of Buckeye Talk Studios, and a reminder of why the Spring Game is worth the trip. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2022
Ohio State football transfers yet to come, and assistant coaches making big money
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On this Thursday episode, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises take you through a Thursday Madness. That means an Ohio State football topic, then a topic of more national interest, and then Watcha Watchin', Watcha Eatin'? First, Nathan and Doug discuss the current football roster numbers and where the needed transfers are likely to come from. At which positions do the Buckeyes still have too many players? Then it's on to the raises for OSU assistants Brian Hartline and Tony Alford and where Ohio State ranks among assistant pay in college football. Finally, what are Nathan and Doug watching and eating? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
C.J. Stroud's fascinating football brain and Kyle McCord's spring of clarity
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C.J. Stroud loves talking ball, and the Buckeye Talk crew kept hitting him with football film-watching questions at Wednesday's media session with the quarterbacks. Ohio State's returning starter provided some insight into how he sees the game going into his third year in the program. What did that conversation tell us about the kind of quarterback Ryan Day ultimately wants for this program? Also, this once seemed like a crucial decision-making spring for Kyle McCord. Instead, he goes in knowing he must prepare to be ready on a moment's notice but also potentially setting himself up to be the clear starter in 2023. We discussed how things are lining up for the sophomore. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Would an Ohio State-Michigan playoff game be awesome or too stressful? Plus transfer talk
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means start off with a discussion of the transfers of Bryson Shaw and Lejond Cavazos. Plus, the winner of the Buckeye Talk NCAA Tournament bracket is announced, and the arrival of basketball transfer Tanner Holden is analyzed. Then it's time to get into the main part of the pod -- what would happen if Ohio State and Michigan played in a College Football Playoff game? Duke and North Carolina just played in the Final Four in basketball. Would the Buckeyes and Wolverines in a football playoff game be a great experience or overwhelming? A texter survey helps get a handle on the situation. And do Nathan, Doug and Stephen think it will eventually happen or not? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2022
Resetting Ohio State football's depth chart, plus a little Thad Matta talk
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On this Buckeye Talk episode for Monday, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means cover a lot of ground on the football Buckeyes, and talk a little basketball at the end. Leading off is a discussion of why Ryan Day might, in Year 4, have a team that really shows what he wants from an ideal football roster. Also, Day no longer has to be afraid of the unknown, because the bad stuff happened last season. It's hard to explain, but the first 30 minutes is some good OSU football theory. Then there is a rundown of the two-deep based off what Stephen observed at Saturday's practice, and based off what Day said Monday. And finally, a discussion of Butler hiring Thad Matta as its basketball coach and whether OSU fans would want Matta back. Good show. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Talking Donovan Jackson, Paris Johnson, Cade Stover, Dawand Jones and more
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means run through what they learned from talking to Ohio State offensive linemen and tight ends on Thursday. Among the players and topics covered: Donovan Jackson Paris Johnson Jr. Luke Wypler's anger at re-watching the Michigan game Dawand Jones and his wingspan Cade Stover on his move back to tight end Matthew Jones New OL coach Justin Frye And more. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
Ohio State basketball vs. Kansas in the 2012 Final Four: Buckeye ReTalkable
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It's the first basketball Buckeye ReTalkable here on Buckeye Talk, with good reason. The Final Four is back in New Orleans this weekend, and the Kansas Jayhawks are there again as well. That's two of the three pieces from Ohio State's last Final Four trip in 2012. It was in New Orleans, and it was against Kansas. And Ohio State should have won. The Buckeyes haven't returned to a Final Four since then, so Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird rewatched and relived the last game. Jared Sullinger. Aaron Craft. William Buford. Deshaun Thomas. Thad Matta. They're all here, as is the 13-point lead Ohio State built in the first half and then gave up. Before you watch this 2022 Final Four, join us for this look at the 2012 Final Four on another Buckeye ReTalkable. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Rapid Fire: Are expectations for Jim Knowles' Ohio State's defense already unrealistic?
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means take questions from text subscribers for an hour. Is there too much pressure on Jim Knowles to fix Ohio State's defense? How much hype should the wide receivers have? Can Tanner McCalister be Jordan Fuller-esque? Could the OSU defense be a top-15 group this season? Is Big Ten basketball outdated? Who'd benefit more if Chris Holtmann ever left on his own? Why don't Doug and Stephen like fishing? Who has the more annoying celebrations in sports? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Two hours of pure, blissful Ohio State football talk
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Ryan Day, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson combined to talk football for 90 minutes during news conferences after Ohio State's sixth practice of the spring Tuesday. It was glorious. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means felt like they gained so much insight, they talked for two hours about everything the coaches said about where the Buckeyes are right now. Among the players discussed: C.J. Stroud Jack Sawyer Donovan Jackson Paris Johnson Jr. Cade Stover Matthew Jones Kourt Williams Josh Proctor Ronnie Hickman J.T. Tuimoloau Mitchell Melton Javonte Jean-Baptiste C.J. Hicks Tommy Eichenberg Reid Carrico Ronnie Hickman Teradja Mitchell Steele Chambers Chip Trayanum And more. The guys liked talking all football for a long pod. They hope you enjoy listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2022
What mock NFL Drafts tell us about why Michigan beat Ohio State: Monday Madness
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With the NFL Draft one month away as of Monday, Doug and Nathan reset where Ohio State's players sit in national mock drafts. What did we learn from Pro Day that suggests Buckeyes could move up or down? Also, how do the first-round projections for the Big Ten compare to recent years? Is the conference's identity beginning to shift? Finally, a round of Whatcha Watchin' Whatcha Eatin' that leads us to the Chris Rock-Will Smith Oscar altercation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Will Ohio State football's Jaxon Smith-Njigba have the greatest receiving season ever in 2022?
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Jaxon Smith-Njigba surprised many by turning in the most prolific receiving season in Ohio State history in 2021. Could he be on the verge of something even more history this fall? Smith-Njigba would need to average 137.3 yards over 15 games, or 147.1 over 14 games, or 158.5 over 13 games to break the FCS record of 2,060 receiving yards. Since he averaged 157.1 over his last eight games of 2021, the question is worth asking. Is the Buckeye receiver set up for a record-shattering season, and what would that mean for his Heisman Trophy chances? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2022
Ohio State football's edge rushers and defensive tackles continue their friendly rivalry
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Ohio State football's defensive tackles and edge rushers already have a wager on the board for who will finish with more sacks in 2022. What those players do this spring will help decide that question. On Thursday we updated the progress of J.T. Tuimoloau, Jack Sawyer, Tyliek Williams, Mike Hall and several other defensive linement. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Did C.J. Stroud make the biggest impression at Ohio State's Pro Day?
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C.J. Stroud threw at Ohio State football's Pro Day to give Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson some familiarity when running routes for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. But he also acknowledged the experience gave him an early glimpse for when he gores through the process as early as next year, as well as a chance to showcase his own talents for those evaluators. Nathan and Stephen discuss what they saw from the receiver drills as well as Master Teague's impressive performance, the potential of players like Tyreke Smith and Nicholas Petit-Frere and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
What we saw and heard at Ohio State football's third spring practice
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen were all at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for Tuesday's third practice of the spring -- the first in full pads, and the first since spring break. What caught their eye during the periods open to reporters, and what did coach Ryan Day say they shed light on the team's progress? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2022
Ohio State's basketball season ends, should the Buckeyes be better next year?
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No. 7 seed Ohio State ended its basketball season Sunday with a 71-61 loss to No. 2 seed Villanova. The Buckeyes had opened the NCAA Tournament with a win over No. 10 seed Loyola on Friday. On this Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises wrap up the Buckeyes' season. Was this season an underachievement? What's next for E.J. Liddell and Malaki Branham? What could Ohio State's team look like next and will the Buckeyes be better? Ohio State hasn't made the Sweet Sixteen, and that drought is too long. When will it end? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Should Ohio State football be considered the national championship front-runner?
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Another Friday Fiasco (aka an off-season Monday Madness). Today's topics: • Ohio State has the third-best betting odds right now to win the 2022 college football national championship. Should it actually be the front-runner? • From Cinderella upsets to bracket pools to party atmospheres, March Madness is arguably the best American sporting event. Could a 12-team football playoff ever come close to matching it? • A rundown of some of the best bracket names in the Buckeye Talk pool, including one with an extra special meaning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2022
How long will Ohio State basketball last in the NCAA Tournament and other rapid-fire questions
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With football, basketball and real life all colliding this week, we decided to go rapid fire on today's episode? • Who is Ohio State football's best defensive player right now, and who will it be at the end of the season? • Could Jim Knowles debut with a top-10 defense? • Does OSU need to change its approach to be better in the red zone? • Is OSU basketball's recruiting class a big reason why Chris Holtmann has job security? • Plenty of nonsense, including worst road trips, OSU football coach fashion trends and our pick for our emergency frozen food choice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Who has the best combined football and men's basketball programs in the Big Ten?
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Yesterday we drafted all of the Big Ten football and men's basketball coaches. Today we are taking another combined look at those sports. Which Big Ten school has the best current pairing of football and men's basketball programs? Also, where does Ohio State rank, and how much is basketball really holding it back? Doug, Nathan, Stephen and our Buckeye Talk text subscribers give their answers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Drafting the best Big Ten football and men's basketball coaches in one list
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means smash the worlds of Big Ten football and Big Ten men's basketball together. They draft the 21 best head coaches from those two sports combined. That means football coaches like Ryan Day, Mel Tucker and Jim Harbaugh are getting compared to basketball coaches like Chris Holtmann, Tom Izzo and Juwan Howard. Who makes up the top tier? Where do Day and Holtmann fall in the pecking order? Which two Big Ten schools won't have either of their coaches drafted in the top 21? Thanks for listening to this Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2022
Ohio State basketball in the NCAA Tournament: Chance at a run, or another early exit?
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Ohio State basketball is a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament against No. 10 Loyola in Pittsburgh on Friday, and Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises are here to discuss it on the Monday Buckeye Talk. Is E.J. Liddell a little frustrated with his team after the Buckeyes have lost four of five? How healthy will Ohio State be for the game? Loyola can shoot 3-pointers and play pretty good defense. Can Ohio State handle that? How many points do Liddell and Malaki Branham need to combine to score for Ohio State to win? Ohio State has been an NCAA Tournament quality team in all five of Chris Holtmann's seasons. Just seven other teams in the country can say that. But does it matter if the Buckeyes don't do anything in the tournament? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Can Evan Pryor make a move in Ohio State's running back room this spring, and Harry Miller's important message
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Doug and Nathan recap what they learned from Ohio State's running backs after practice on Thursday. They also discussed offensive lineman Harry Miller's retirement and increased awareness for mental health struggles among college athletes. Then they wrap things up with a round of Whatcha Watchin' Whatcha Eatin', including discussion about a suitcase full of chicken tenders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2022
Which Ohio State receivers are moving up the depth chart this spring?
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We know Jaxon Smith-Njigba will headline the Ohio State receiver room in 2022. Doug, Nathan and Stephen discuss what else they learned from the rest of the players at that position after Thursday's spring practice. How big is Marvin Harrison Jr., really? How is Julian Fleming feeling this spring? At which receiver spots is Emeka Egbuka working out? What has it meant for Jayden Ballard to hear praise from Chris Olave and Ryan Day? A deep dive into where this group stands as spring begins. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Paris Johnson Jr., Donovan Jackson and offensive news from Ohio State’s first spring practice
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means go over everything they learned about the Ohio State offense from the first day of spring football practice Tuesday. Among the topics and players covered: Leadership Paris Johnson Jr. Donovan Jackson Harry Miller Joe Royer Evan Pryor C.J. Stroud Kyle McCord Jaxon Smith-Njigba Touching worms Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Who stood out on defense during Ohio State football's first day of spring practice?
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Ohio State football kicked off the spring practice schedule on Tuesday giving players their first chance to work with a coaching staff featuring four new members. That includes new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles who spoke about the first day and all the changes coming: -Will Kourt Williams finally carve out a role at safety in his third season? -Is Cade Stover officially back at linebacker ending his time at tight end? -Are there any candidates for the new JACK/LEO role? -What exactly is the name of all the positions in Knowles' knew defense? Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss all of these questions and more on this Tuesday episode of Buckeye Talk, Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
Is Chris Holtmann the Andy Dalton of college basketball coaches?
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Is the Ohio State basketball team fun to watch? On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises ponders that question while taking some questions and comments from text subscribers as Ohio State finished the basketball season 12-8 in Big Ten play after Sunday's loss to Michigan. Ohio State is a No. 6 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and looking like a No. 6 or No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament? Is that good enough in Year 5 for Chris Holtmann? Or is he proving to be the Andy Dalton of college basketball coaches? Listen as Doug talks it out on the latest Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
NFL Combine wrap on Perry Eliano, Thayer Munford, Haskell Garrett and more
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On this Saturday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird give their final thoughts on Ohio State at the NFL Combine before heading home. How did Nicholas Petit-Frere and Thayer Munford do in testing for offensive linemen? What did defensive linemen Haskell Garrett and Tyreke Smith say during their interviews? What did Cincinnati cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and Coby Bryant say about Perry Eliano, their former coach who has been hired at Ohio State? Does the combine function like it's supposed to anymore? And ... a question about Tate Martell? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 05, 2022
Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson run fast; NPF embraces combine; basketball wins big
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This Friday episode of Buckeye Talk is broken into three parts. First, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird talk through the NFL Combine workouts for Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave, who both ran fast and helped their NFL causes on Thursday night. Doug also discusses his combine interviews with Thayer Munford and with a very enthusiastic Nicholas Petit-Frere. Then, Doug talks with Diante Lee of PFF, who has been on Buckeye Talk before breaking down Ohio State film. They discuss the OSU receivers, Jim Knowles, Ryan Day, C.J Stroud, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and more. Finally, Doug and Stephen Means talk through Ohio State's basketball win over Michigan State on Thursday night, which was led by a surprising performance from backup big man Joey Brunk. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2022
Talking Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave and Jeremy Ruckert at the NFL Combine
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Ohio State hasn't seen a receiver drafted in the first round in 15 years. That's going to change in the 2022 NFL Draft. On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird report from Indianapolis after talking with Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave and Jeremy Ruckert at the NFL Combine. Doug and Nathan discuss what the players said about how they see themselves as NFL players, what their plans and hopes are for their combine testing, and there's also a brief discussion about why Doug couldn't sleep after Ohio State's bad basketball loss on Tuesday night. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
NFL Combine preview: What Garrett Wilson, Tyreke Smith and other Buckeyes hope to show this week
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird run through the recent history of Ohio State at the NFL Combine and then look at the seven Buckeyes invited to Indianapolis this week: Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Nicholas Petit-Frere, Tyreke Smith, Jeremy Ruckert, Thayer Munford and Haskell Garrett. Both Doug and Nathan will be in Indy this week to bring you more podcasts, texts and stories on the Ohio State players there. In this preview, they'll outline the one thing each Buckeye should be trying to accomplish in front of NFL decision makers. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2022
Basketball rapid fire: NCAA hopes, faith level in Chris Holtmann, the changing rotation and more
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises answer almost 20 questions from text subscribers about the basketball Buckeyes, after a week that included a huge road win at Illinois and a disappointing road loss at Maryland. What's the best and worst the Buckeyes could do in the NCAA Tournament? What should be the starting lineup and rotation? Should Ced Russell play more minutes? How much better will the backcourt be next year? Should Chris Holtmann try to rest some of his best players down the stretch? Would it be better for the Buckeyes to lose early in the Big Ten Tournament? What's the level of faith in Holtmann right now? Are E.J. Liddell and Malaki Branham one of the best duos in the country, and how far can they carry the Buckeyes? This covered a lot of ground, so thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Ohio State vs. Cincinnati, 2002, and why it will never happen again: Buckeye ReTalkable
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Buckeye Talk is back with another Buckeye ReTalkable, this time reliving the 2002 Ohio State vs. Cincinnati game in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Why? Because Cincinnati is the football capital of Ohio right now with what the Bearcats and Bengals did this season, so Cincinnati football is hot. And this game, 20 years ago, would have been the biggest moment in Bearcats football history to that point if they had been able top pull off the upset. Meanwhile, No. 6 Ohio State was without an injured Maurice Clarett for this game, the Buckeyes put Chris Gamble on defense for the first time in this game, and Craig Krenzel showed off his ability to make winning plays at quarterback at the right time. The game can be watched in a shortened 38-minute version of YouTube, so watch that and listen to this on the latest Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Is Ohio State hurt by delaying playoff expansion?
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The College Football Playoff has announced it will remain at four teams for the next four years. What do Ohio State fans think of that, and is that a good or bad thing for the OSU football program? On this Thursday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means examine what text subscribers said in a survey about their playoff feelings and what it means for the Buckeyes. This will give you a good handle on what fans of Ohio State think of the college football playoff format. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
What do Juwan Howard and Woody Hayes' punches have in common? Midweek Madness
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Doug and Nathan moved the Monday Madness format to Wednesday. Among today's topics: • What does the Juwan Howard vs. Wisconsin incident tell us about sportsmanship in college sports? • Should ESPN's preseason SP+ ranking raise expectations for the Buckeyes, internally and externally? • Should OSU fans be disappointed that playoff expansion has not happened? • Another segment of "Whatcha Watchin'? Whatcha Eatin'? ... Which delves into a crucial discussion on Wordle strategy. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk -- five days a week on Ohio State football throughout the offseason. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
How crucial is Richard Young to Ohio State's 2023 recruiting class? Buckeye Football Futures
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Nathan and Stephen are back with a rapid-fire edition of BFF. Among the topics: • Should fans be worried that the Richard Young pursuit could leave OSU in a 2020-like running back situation? • Are we making too much of positional fit with offensive linemen like Luke Montgomery? • Where will Ryan Montgomery be ranked when the first 2025 rankings come out? • Which top 2023 linebacker from the south is OSU more likely to eventually sign? Thoughts on those issues and more on this recruiting-only episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2022
Would an all-Ohio State alum team contend for the Super Bowl?
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Doug and Nathan break off of discussing current Buckeyes to discuss the ones who have moved on to the NFL. Would a team made up of only OSU alums be a Super Bowl contender? Obviously few teams can match the pairing of edge rushers and secondary that the former Buckeyes could put on the field. But is the offense powerful enough, and more specifically, is Justin Fields ready to lead a team this talented in the playoffs? Listen in and join the debate by becoming a Buckeye Talk text subscriber. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
What does Luke Montgomery's commitment mean for Ohio State's 2023 class? Buckeye Football Futures
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Ohio State needed major offensive line prospects in its 2023 class, and it landed one Thursday in Findlay's Luke Montgomery. Stephen was there and brings back the details of Montgomery's decision, including the rule Justin Frye played in closing the commitment and what role Montgomery can play in growing the class. Also, we answer our text subscriber questions on LeBron James as an OSU recruiter, whether the 2023 class can end up ranked No. 1 overall and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2022
Life in the transfer portal as explained by a Buckeye currently in there
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk episode, Doug Lesmerises interviews Ohio State defensive back Lloyd McFarquhar to get a first-hand look at what it's like in the transfer portal. McFarquhar joined the OSU program as a preferred walk-on in 2018 and after four seasons in scarlet and gray, he was interested in maybe finding a school where he could play more. So while he continues to work out with the Buckeyes, he has been talking with teams and thinking about a transfer for the fall. What's the process of going in the portal? How did the OSU coaches handle it? Who were the receivers McFarquhar loved to match up with in practice while running on the scout team? This is a portal peek and a fun conversation on Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Does Gene Smith think college football should do away with conference championship games in favor of the CFP?
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Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith's hour-long press conference with the media discussing a wide range of topics: -What are Smith's thoughts on College Football Playoff expansion? -Does Name, Image and Likeness need federal regulation? -Are he and Ryan Day discussing a potential contract negotiation? -Should we reassess the value of the conference championship game? Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises discuss all of those things and more on this Wednesday episode. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Could the 2023 Ohio State Buckeyes still be a super team?
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On this Tuesday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means revisit a discussion they had last July, when they came to the very early conclusion that the 2023 Ohio State Buckeyes could be a super team. Then, the idea of Quinn Ewers starting at quarterback for Ohio State in 2023 was a big part of that equation. Now, he's gone, so who will quarterback the Buckeyes in 2023, assuming C.J. Stroud is in the NFL? The guys run through the potential starters at every position and decide if the super team idea still has merit. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2022
Does Ohio State have a better basketball program than Michigan?
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises discuss Ohio State basketball's collapse against Rutgers and its statement road win over Michigan. Chris Holtmann is 4-1 against Juwan Howard since Howard was hired as the Wolverines' head coach in 2019. So that leads to a question: Despite already winning a Big Ten title and getting a team to the Elite Eight while Holtmann has failed to do either, does the head-to-head record make OSU the better basketball program? We also touch on E.J. Liddell's National Player of the Year candidacy, new 2023 commit Austin Parks and give out thoughts on Super Bowl LVI. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Ryan Day vs. Chris Holtmann; Buckeyes in the Super Bowl; WR recruiting: Rapid Fire
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are back for another round of questions from text subscribers. The topics include: Whether Ryan Day or Chris Holtmann had the steeper learning curve as an Ohio State head coach Which Buckeye has the best chance at Super Bowl MVP? The WR recruiting strategy Doug's view of Corey Dennis Ryan Day and the OSU defense What Michael Thomas would look like in this OSU offense The Big Ten team for Ohio State to worry about in 2022 Did Jim Harbaugh cost Michigan its momentum? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Was building Ohio Stadium the most important act in Ohio State football history?
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On this Thursday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises is joined by author John Baskin, who wrote "Lords of Smashmouth: The Unlikely Rise of an American Phenomenon." The book covers the history of Ohio State football from its inception to the current day, from John Wilce and Francis Schmidt, to Paul Brown and Woody Hayes, to Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer and Ryan Day. The book zeroes in on all the most important moments and people in the history of the Buckeyes, and not just that they were important, but how and why they came to their place in OSU history. Doug and John focus in particular in this conversation on Ohio Stadium, Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, and the history unfolding right now in the Day era. This episode is a great look at John's book and interesting nuggets from OSU history. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Rapid Fire: Debating if Ohio State is underachieving, if the D will be top-15, and Super Bowl food
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means take questions from text subscribers for an hour. Is Ohio State underachieving compared to its recruiting? Why isn't the new field design a little more exciting? What linebackers could transfer? Could the OSU defense be a top-15 group this season? Should JT Tuimoloau shift to defensive tackle? What other pods do we listen to? Could NIL keep some players thinking of the NFL at Ohio State for another season? What are our go-to Super Bowl foods? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
How will Ohio State approach its 2023 quarterback recruiting?
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On this Tuesday episode of Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird discuss the upcoming decision of Ohio State offensive line target Luke Montgomery and what landing him would mean for the 2023 class. Then they break down how the Buckeyes are handling quarterback recruiting in this cycle. OSU has already offered six players with three still undecided and it takes a patient approach to achieve its goal of finding a highly-rated field general in every cycle. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2022
Is Michigan's coordinator turnover Jim Harbaugh's fault? Monday Madness
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Doug and Nathan bring back Monday Madness in a new offseason format. THE BIG STORY: What the last two weeks mean for Michigan, what they mean for Jim Harbaugh and how it might affect the rivalry with Ohio State going forward. THE BUCKEYE STORY: Thoughts on an NFL reunion between Justin Fields and a former Buckeye receiver -- or receivers. Also, how progressive should OSU be with its new field turf designs? WHATCHA WATCHING, WHATCHA EATING? Doug and Nathan on what they have been consuming lately. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Discussing C.J. Hicks, Jyaire Brown, Tanner McCalister and Ohio State's new defensive players
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the eight new offensive players they interviewed Wednesday as part of the late national signing day: Linebackers C.J. Hicks, Gabe Powers and DeaMonte Trayanum, defensive lineman Caden Curry and defensive backs Jyaire Bronw, Tanner McCalister, Kye Stokes and Ryan Turner. The five new offensive players on campus were the focus of the Thursday podcast. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2022
Getting to know new QB Devin Brown, and wrapping up the 2022 recruiting class
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the five new offensive players they interviewed Wednesday as part of the late national signing day: Quarterback Devin Brown, receivers Caleb Burton and Kyion Grayes, tight end Bennett Christian and offensive lineman George Fitzpatrick. Those are the five early enrollees on offense for the Buckeyes. The eight new defensive players on campus will be the focus of the Friday podcast. Also, it's a final wrap on that 2022 class, as the Buckeyes signed two final players to finish with 21 in the class, which was ranked No. 4 in the nation by 247Sports.com. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Ohio State's athletic department announced its $60 million pandemic debt -- Does that matter to the football program?
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Lots of ranting on this one, about banks taking over chain restaurants, about naming rights for college football stadiums, about the Buckeyes at the Senior Bowl, about Jim Harbaugh and the NFL, about Name, Image and Likeness rules, and about whether anyone really cares about money discussions in college football. It's Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird, and it's your Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Talking to Ohio State's 4 new assistants: What we learned from Knowles, Walton, Eliano and Frye
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On Monday, Ohio State's four new assistant coaches met with reporters for the first time. Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, cornerbacks coach Tim Walton, safeties coach Perry Eliano and offensive line coach Justin Frye spoke for about 30 minutes each, and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means were there to ask questions and get first impressions. Ryan Day also spoke to reporters about the new hires, and about other things happening with the roster. All that means this Tuesday Buckeye Talk is chock full of info. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2022
Should Ohio State basketball be viewed as an underdog team?
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises use Ohio State's last-second loss at Purdue on Sunday to try to put the basketball Buckeyes in context this season. And Nathan Baird, a former Purdue basketball beat writer, joins for a bit to help use the Boilermakers to put the Buckeyes in context. Also covered: Is Ohio State or Purdue the better team, and better program, right now? Eugene Brown III played maybe his best game Sunday -- is he showing signs of making a leap? Why doesn't Ohio State have more big guys? Both E.J. Liddell and Malachi Branham showed again they're big-time scorers down the stretch. And finally, should Ohio State be viewed as an underdog program right now? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
What are the recruiting expectations for Ohio State football's new assistant coaches?
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On this Friday episode of Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird discuss Ohio State football's recruiting efforts during the two-week contact period in January. With three new defensive assistant coaches and another on the offensive side, what are the expectations for Jim Knowles, Perry Eliano, Justin Frye and Tim Walton on the recruiting trail as they re-establish relationships with OSU targets while establishing new ones as well? They also discuss the late Feb. 2 signing period where the final two 2022 commits are expected to officially become Buckeyes and their chances of potentially adding one more commit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2022
Talking Jim Knowles, Ryan Day, Brian Hartline, Marcus Freeman, Jim Harbaugh and more with national writer Adam Rittenberg
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This Wednesday Buckeye Talk is an hour-long conversation between Doug Lesmerises and ESPN national college football writer Adam Rittenberg. Adam gives his big-picture view on Ohio State coaches Ryan Day, Jim Knowles, Brian Hartline and Tony Alford, and then the talk turns toward coaches and programs affecting Ohio State like Marcus Freeman and Notre Dame; Jim Harbaugh and Michigan; the QB situation at Penn State; and what's happening in the Big Ten West. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Ohio State's projected defensive depth chart for 2022
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, it's time for the defensive depth chart, following the offensive depth chart on Monday. Nathan Baird projected the 11 starters and 11 second-teamers for the Ohio State defense next season, and Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means chimed in with their views on the top 22 defenders for the next OSU season. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2022
Projecting Ohio State's offensive depth chart for 2022
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dig deep on this one while starting to look ahead at the 2022 football season for Ohio State. Nathan projected the two-deep for the Buckeyes' offense and then they talked it out, beginning with a full hour-long dive into just the offensive line. Then it was onto the receivers, tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks, as each group was analyzed for the projected starters and backups, and then rated as to whether it will be better, not as good or the same as that group last season. This is deep, over two hours for just the offense, so strap in. The defense will be up Tuesday. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
The Ohio State 2018 spring football game: Buckeye ReTalkables
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It's time to get back to Buckeye ReTalkables, with the 11th edition of Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means reliving a game from Ohio State's past with you. This one is a little weird, but it is timely. With Tate Martell's football career ending this week -- his college career is over and he's focusing on business ventures -- and Joe Burrow leading the Cincinnati Bengals into the playoff this week, the crew decided to revisit the last time those two, and a host of other famous Buckeyes, shared a field. It's the 2018 spring football game, which proved to be the culmination of the quarterback battle between Burrow and Dwayne Haskins, with Martell involved as the third option. But this game also features Nick Bosa, Chase Young, Paris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, Thayer Munford, Josh Myers and a standout performance from Demario McCall, among other things. It was the last spring game for Urban Meyer, and it features Ryan Day and Brian Hartline on the sideline, but not yet in their roles at the heart of Ohio State's success. It's worth a rewatch, and you can find it on YouTube. The goal of the pod -- should the Buckeyes have seen on this day the QB that Burrow would become? And should Martell have gone on to start at quarterback for some other team? Thanks for listening to this Buckeye ReTalkable on Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2022
Rating the state of Ohio State's football program, from head coach to recruiting to overall talent
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means check in with what will become a postseason podcast staple: Rating the Ohio State football program from 1 to 10 in various categories. Doug, Nathan and Stephen all give their ratings, along with what text subscribers submitted as their ratings, for: Head coach, offensive assistants, defensive assistants, offensive talent, defensive talent, recruiting, adjusting to changes, Big Ten standing and national standing. The discussion helps shape how you view the program, and it's a great way to wrap up a season. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
The defensive line's future, plus Dawand Jones, Kerry Coombs and Tony Alford
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means run through several items of note, including a look at the future of the Ohio State defensive line, talking both players and future coaches. Also on the agenda: Kerry Coombs hired at Cincinnati Dawand Jones staying at Ohio State for the 2022 season Tony Alford's promotion to run game coordinator Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Buckeye Talk Awards for Ohio State's 2021 football season
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On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmersies, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the text subscribers vote for several Ohio State football awards for the 2021 football season: Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year True Freshman of the Year Surprising Player of the Year Play of the Year Some of the voting is tight and some of the discussion is heated. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Is this season's expectation Sweet 16 or bust for Ohio State basketball?
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises check in on the Ohio State basketball team as it gets into the Big Ten play. In Year 5 of the Chris Holtmann era, the Buckeyes have yet to make. it past the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament despite having rosters that showed flashes of the ability to do so. The 2021-22 roster has a quality blend of experienced upperclassmen with talented young guys that looks like it can not only put together a quality tournament run but compete for a regular-season Big Ten title. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2022
Defensive coaching changes: Kerry Coombs, Al Washington out; Tim Walton, Perry Eliano in
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means address the latest Ohio State football coaching news. Defensive assistants Kerry Coombs and Al Washington will not be back, and the Buckeyes are hiring Tim Walton and Perry Eliano. What do the new coaches bring, and what went wrong to end the careers of Coombs and Washington in Columbus? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Ohio State's revised 2022 schedule, and an idea for a Penn State vampire trophy
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The Big Ten revised its 2022 football schedule on Wednesday and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to discuss how the changes affect the Buckeyes. None of the opponents changed, and regardless of the schedule order, Ohio State is potentially looking at six top-25 opponents in the regular season next fall. Also, Doug wants to make Ohio State-Penn State an annual Halloween rivarly. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
National championship game reactions and what Brian Hartline and Justin Frye titles mean for Ohio State
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Doug and Nathan react to Georgia's victory over Alabama in the national championship game -- including Stetson Bennett's rise from Buckeye Talk caricature to winning quarterback. Also, what's with all the titles on Ohio State's offensive coaching staff, and does it tell us anything about how it will operate going forward? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2022
Ohio State football's post-signing day 2022 commitments, and an early look at 2023 priorities: Buckeye Football Futures
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Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss the three latest, and possibly final, additions to Ohio State's 2022 signing class. Hero Kanu has already signed. Will Omari Abor and Carson Hinzman both join him in February? Also, a look ahead to the 2023 priorities and what dominoes may fall first as that class picks up momentum. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Where does Ohio State really rank among the best teams in the country? Plus new OL coach and a new safety
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look at where the Buckeyes should be ranked in the final AP poll, and where they would rank if you were just playing games based on talent and potential. There's a historical look at Ohio State in the top five, and a question for texters about whether they view this as a good season. Plus, a little talk about the likely new offensive line coach and the latest safety addition for the Buckeyes. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2022
Why did Ohio State part ways with Greg Studrawa, and where does it turn next?
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen discuss Ohio State's decision to separate with offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. How much did recruiting play into this decision? What qualities must Ryan Day address as he seeks to fill this position? Are more staff changes still coming? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Ryan Day and Jim Harbaugh contract talk, plus James Laurinaitis, Master Teague and more
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the contract situations of Ryan Day and Jim Harbaugh. First, they discuss Master Teague heading to the NFL and James Laurinaitis going to work at Notre Dame. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
More post-Rose Rapid Fire on Brian Hartline, Emeka Egbuka, C.J. Stroud vs. Bryce Young and more
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen run through a round of questions sent in by texters after the Rose Bowl, dealing with topics ranging from Emeka Egbuka to Al Washington, Jeff Hafley to Brian Hartline, C.J. Stroud to Taron Vincent, and more. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. The guys might take a break for a couple days after this one. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
Ohio State wins the Rose Bowl, on a historic passing day for the Buckeyes
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Ohio State beat Utah 48-45 in the Rose Bowl, and Nathan Baird in Pasadena and Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means in Ohio are here to break it all down. The historic passing game for C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba, the second-half rally by the defense, the halftime speech from Demario McCall, the tweets that started flowing from Marcus Williamson during the game, how much the OSU program needed this win, where the Buckeyes now stand compared to Michigan, what Ohio State may have looked like against Georgia and how Kirk Herbstreit started off the new year criticizing players. Plus, Matt Barnes is moving on and what other assistants may not be back? A long pod after a wild game. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2022
Ohio State vs. Utah Rose Bowl picks and over-unders
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On this final Buckeye Talk episode before the Rose Bowl, and final Buckeye Talk of 2021, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means make their picks for the game, give last-minute nuggets of news, talk about the most interesting thing about the matchup and wonder what it might mean if the Buckeyes lose as four-point favorites. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk and Happy New Year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2021
Could Jaxon Smith-Njigba and C.J. Stroud set records in the Rose Bowl? Rapid fire
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On this Thursday rapid fire Buckeye Talk from the Rose Bowl, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises run through 16 questions from text subscribers. Among the topics: Could Jaxon Smith-Njigba and C.J. Stroud set records in Pasadena? Over-under 125 rushing yards for TreVeyon Henderson? When could we see a OSU-USC Rose Bowl in the playoff? Which old Ohio State defender would you add to the Buckeyes for this game? Does Nathan raid the min-bar on the road? And more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Cade Stover's new Rose Bowl role, plus Thayer Munford, Kevin Wilson and more
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Nathan Baird brings news from California after talking to Ohio State offensive players and Utah defensive players in the run-up to the Rose Bowl. Doug Lesmerises and Nathan talk about Cade Stover, Thayer Munford, Kevin Wilson, Devin Lloyd, Clark Phillips and more. Plus, why specific matchups seem to matter so much this bowl season. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Could Kourt Williams break out in the Rose Bowl? Plus Zach Harrison, Matt Barnes and more
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird dig in on the info Nathan learned about the Ohio State defense and the Utah offense during Rose Bowl interviews in California. Could this be a breakout game for OSU's Kourt Williams? What is Zach Harrison thinking about the NFL Draft? How did Matt Barnes handle the coaching changes this season? What does Utah running back and one-time OSU recruiting target Tavion Thomas think of the Buckeyes? How dangerous are those three Utah tight ends? Which Buckeyes weren't at practice Tuesday? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Nicholas Petit-Frere and Haskell Garrett opt out of the Rose Bowl
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On this Monday night Buckeye Talk, it's time to check in with Nathan Baird from California, where coverage of Ohio State vs. Utah in the Rose Bowl has begun. Doug Lesmerises talks with Nathan after his day at Disneyland with the Buckeyes, where news of four Buckeyes deciding not to play was revealed. Get the news and analysis on that, plus find out what else Ryan Day, Dawand Jones, Bryson Shaw, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and C.J. Stroud had to say. Also ... does Nathan know anything about Disney? And what Pixar character did he once dress as for Halloween? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2021
Rapid Fire with Doug on recruiting regrets, coaching hires, Rose Bowl status and more
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It's a quick rapid fire Buckeye Talk to get you through until Nathan Baird starts checking in from California later on Monday. For now, Doug Lesmerises takes a few rapid fire questions about the Rose Bowl status, the best national coaching hires, recruits the Buckeyes should have targeted and passed on, Kerry Coombs vs. Ed Warinner and more. Plus, Doug's wife makes a quick appearance. We'll get back on a more normal schedule this week, and thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Ohio State-Utah Rose Bowl breakdown: A linebacker missile and a Michigan run game
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means take their first deep dives into the Rose Bowl matchup. How good is Utah QB Cam Rising? How tough is the Utah run game? Why do the Utes use tight ends like they're the Browns? On defense, is Devin Lloyd the best linebacker Ohio State has faced? Is the Utah secondary vulnerable? Could C.J Stroud throw for 500 yards and make nothing else matter? And why does Utah have so many punt problems? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Buckeye Talk Rapid Fire questions on Jim Knowles, Julian Fleming, Michigan bravado and more
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On this rapid fire Buckeye Talk Wednesday episode, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to answer a bevy of text subscriber questions: What would it mean for Ohio State if Michigan wins a national title? Should the Buckeyes have landed Elias Ricks in the transfer portal? What's the best Christmas present we ever got? Should there be optimism around Julian Fleming for next season? Which current freshman will have the biggest 2022 impact? What player could be a candidate for a position switch? Should Justin Fields have stayed at Ohio State for the 2021 season? Who is the best Spiderman? What happens if new coordinator Jim Knowles doesn't fix the defense? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
What if Chris Olave had gone pro and Jameson Williams didn't transfer from Ohio State to Alabama?
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On this Monday episode of Buckeye Talk Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises run through rapid fire questions from Ohio State text subscribers. The guys discuss Urban Meyer, Quinn Ewers' departure and what Ohio State's defensive coaching staff might look like after the Rose Bowl. They also have a lengthy discussion about Paris Johnson Jr. finally getting to play left tackle and the butterfly effect of Chris Olave coming back sending Jameson Williams to Alabama. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
A weird year betting the Buckeyes, and bowl season best bets
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On this weekend Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises is joined by Tyler Shoemaker to discuss a weird year of betting the Buckeyes, and a terrible year for Doug, Nathan and Stephen when it came to making picks on the Buckeyes. Tyler explains how he did better than Doug, Nathan and Stephen. Then it's time for some best bets for bowl season, and some betting advice from Tyler as Ohio prepares to have legal sports betting by next football season. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2021
An interview with Joshua Perry on Urban Meyer and the state of college football
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It's a special Friday Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises is joined by former Ohio State linebacker and current Big Ten Network analyst Joshua Perry to talk about Urban Meyer and the end of the former Ohio State coach in Jacksonville. Perry played for Meyer for four seasons from 2012 to 2015 and then went on to the NFL, so he knows the difference between what a college coaches does and an NFL coach does. Plus Joshue shares how his media career started and talks about the current state of college football. It's a great interview. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2021
The most important things we heard at Ohio State's pre-Rose Bowl media day at the Woody
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen talked to 15 Buckeyes at the team's pre-Rose Bowl media day in Columbus on Thursday. What did the learn about NFL Draft decisions and potential opt-outs? Who gave the most honest answers about the Michigan loss and those questions about OSU's toughness? Those answers and much more on this rapid fire-style Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Resetting Ohio State's ideal roster, as Ryan Day explains Signing Day
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means share what they learned from Ryan Day's Signing Day news conference on Wednesday. What does the flip to Texas for cornerback Terrance Brooks mean? That's actually kind of the man subject for individual players. But there's a long discussion of what Day thinks of how Ohio State should be using Name, Image and Likeness in recruiting, And then the best part is Day sharing what he thinks is the ideal number of players at each position on the roster, and then the guys going through each position to discuss the numbers and quality at each spot. But there's some weird, random talk in here, too. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Ohio State signing day preview: Does a top-five class necessarily deserve an "A" grade?
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen break down the Buckeyes' 2021 class on the eve of national signing day. C.J. Hicks, Sonny Styles, Devin Brown and Terrance Brooks headline the class. But despite being ranked No. 4 nationally with more commitments to come, the class also has obvious holes. How does 2022's haul hold up compared to the OSU standard? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2021
Buckeye Talk Rant: On Ryan Day, Urban Meyer and the NFL
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Doug Lesmerises is back with a short Buckeye Talk Rant to tide you over until another full pod on Tuesday. First, Doug talks about the report attempting to link Ryan Day to the Chicago Bears. Then he speaks briefly about Urban Meyer's continued struggles in the NFL. Thanks for listening to a Buckeye Talk Rant from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
C.J. Stroud in NYC; plus Ryan Watts and Jim Knowles news
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Nathan Baird was in New York on Friday, talking with Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud, and Stroud's friends and family, as the Buckeyes' redshirt freshman spent the day going around the city as a Heisman Trophy finalist. On this special Saturday Buckeye Talk, Nathan talked with Doug Lesmerises about what he saw and heard from Stroud. Then, Nathan and Doug covered the news of Ryan Watts' transfer and of the announcement of new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles' salary. Thanks for listening to this special bonus Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2021
How C.J. Stroud is like A.J. Hawk, and getting to know the OSU QB
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means keep it a little tighter than usual. But they do have some new insights into Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud after the Heisman Trophy finalist held the longest interview session of his career with reporters. They know Stroud a little better now, and hopefully after this episode, you will, too. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Resetting Ohio State's 2022 class one week out from signing day: Buckeye Football Futures
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Nathan and Stephen run it back with a Buckeye Football Futures episode looking ahead to the start of the early signing period. What other commitments could happen between now and national signing day on Wednesday? Where does this class still need to add talent? (Note: This episode was recorded prior to Jim Knowles' hire as defensive coordinator.) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Emergency Pod: Ohio State hires Jim Knowles as its new defensive coordinator
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Ryan Day announced on Tuesday that Ohio State had hired Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles as the Buckeyes' new defensive coordinator. What do we think of the process that led to Knowles? What's his background? What's his fit? What's his scheme? How do fans feel about it? How big of a hire was this for Day? And, by the way, what's up with the offensive lineman in the transfer portal that Greg Studrawa just visited? It's a big emergency Buckeye Talk with Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means and another round of Ohio State news and analysis. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
C.J. Stroud is a Heisman finalist, and what are his chances of winning next year?
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the four Heisman Trophy finalists announced Monday night: Alabama QB Bryce Young, Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson, Pitt QB Kenny Pickett, and Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud. This is the third OSU quarterback in the last four years to make it to New York as a finalist, so what does that tell us? Is Stroud setting himself up for an even better Heisman run next season? What's the perception of the Buckeyes' QB? How does he compare to Justin Fields and Dwayne Haskins as Heisman finalists? And looking at the last 30 years of Ohio State starting quarterbacks, what does that tell us about Stroud next season? Thanks for listening to this Heisman Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2021
Ohio State will face Utah in the Rose Bowl ... so now what for the Buckeyes?
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Ohio State will play Utah in the Rose Bowl, and Buckeye Talk is here to discuss it. This is your Monday episode released a little early on Sunday night. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the level of interest from fans in this Rose Bowl matchup, whether Ohio State might have some players opt out, and what OSU fans think of a playoff featuring Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati. There's also a discussion of the chances of C.J. Stroud to make it to New York as a Heisman finalist. Those four finalists will be announced Monday evening. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Emergency Pod: Quinn Ewers is leaving Ohio State
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On this late Friday night Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down the news that freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers is transferring from Ohio State. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2021
Who are the most interesting players on Ohio State's roster right now?
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Ohio State fans are sad that their team is not playing for a Big Ten championship this weekend. No game means Buckeye Talk also missed out on one of its time-honored traditions -- our annual cutthroat draft to divvy up the postgame interviews in the victorious locker room. Nathan, Doug and Stephen use that draft as a way to talk about the most interesting players on the team as bowl season and the transition to the offseason begin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2021
What are Ohio State football's chances of finishing with the nation's top 2022 recruiting class?
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USC just pulled Lincoln Riley away from Oklahoma, Brian Kelly left Notre Dame for LSU and the Irish are expected to promote Marcus Freeman in his. So what does a crazy week of the college football coaching carousel mean for an Ohio State football program just two weeks away from Signing Day? On this ThursdayBuckeye Talk, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird talk Buckeyes recruiting starting off with their most recent commit in Devin Brown, what he means to an already loaded QB room and much more. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Marcus Freeman, coaching changes, linebackers and more: Buckeye Talk Rapid Fire
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On this big Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means run through a bevy of questions from text subscribers. Among the topics: Which new Notre Dame coach would be the worst news for Ohio State? What type of defensive coordinator candidates should the Buckeyes look at? What's the over-under on expected number of OSU coaching changes? Who should be Ohio State's No. 2 running back next year? How can the linebacker room change? Should the Buckeyes have taken the ball to start the Michigan game? What were the biggest variables in Ohio State's loss? Are the Buckeyes built for comebacks? What are their bowl possibilities? Should there be chatter about the Chicago Bears and Ryan Day? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
The offensive issues that cost Ohio State against Michigan, and does the plan need to adjust?
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This is the deep dive into the Ohio State offense vs. Michigan on Saturday, following the Monday pod where the OSU defense against the Wolverines was examined. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means cover everything here from the OSU problems with Aidan Hutchinson, to the issues on third down, to the run play stop that helped set the offense back in the second half. After this, Buckeye Talk will spin forward, but here's one more episode of diving deep into the Buckeyes' loss in Ann Arbor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2021
Where Ohio State's defense failed against Michigan, and what it means for 2022
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We ditched the usual Monday Madness so Doug, Nathan and Stephen could delve into what went wrong in The Game. This podcast covers the defensive side of the ball. Were things as bad on rewatch as they seemed in real time, or did we come away with a new perspective? Also, what did a closer examination of the loss tell us about possible staff changes ahead and what this team will look like on the field in 2022? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Michigan beats Ohio State postgame, what went wrong for the Buckeyes and what needs to change
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen break down Ohio State's 42-27 loss to Michigan. This was recorded in an empty Michigan Stadium pressbox and posted from a snowy highway. You know what it's about. Thanks for listening See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2021
Ohio State vs. Michigan The Game preview, picks and over-unders
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to wish you Happy Thanksgiving and to get you ready for Ohio State-Michigan on Saturday with their game preview of The Game. They are joined by Michigan beat writer Aaron McMann of MLive.com to break down both sides of the game, from the potential MVPs to the under-the-radar players who could create a legacy for themselves. Then Doug, Nathan and Stephen make their picks, which they have been terrible at doing this year. Thanks for listening as always to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, and we'll catch you next for the postgame pod on Saturday from Ann Arbor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Faith in Ohio State's tackles, Michigan's new Ohio drill, and fixing college football awards
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss what they heard from Ryan Day and four OSU captains on Tuesday. Plus, what's Jim Harbaugh talking about before The Game. Among the topics: How OSU offensive tackles Nicholas Petit-Frere and Dawand Jones have been playing lately Michigan's new Ohio drill this season How should the voting for college football awards be changed. And much more. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Ohio State's greatest wins in The Game, and Michigan's greatest villains
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Mount Buckmore is back for Ohio State-Michigan week. Rather than ranking the top four players from Ohio State history, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the texters are ranking top fours from the Ohio State-Michigan game. First up are the greatest Ohio State wins in the rivalry, from 2006 to 1987 to 1968 to 2016 to 2002 to 2018 and more. Next up -- the greatest Michigan villains. These are the players and coaches for the Wolverines who either dealt the Buckeyes tough losses or just annoyed fans. The big question -- does Jim Harbaugh belong on the Mount Buckmore of Michigan villains? Also, the podcast starts off with a discussion of how Michigan fans might feel about Ryan Day -- how much would they view him as a major OSU villain? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2021
How good is Michigan's defense, and will it matter if Ohio State's offense keeps playing like this? Monday Madness
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Doug and Nathan take their first look at Michigan, starting off with an examination of new defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald's scheme and whether it can slow down the Buckeyes. Then they examine quarterback Cade McNamara and the emerging threats from the backfield. Lastly, the usual Monday Madness categories, including thoughts on a potential OSU-Cincinnati playoff matchup. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Ohio State beats Michigan State postgame, as C.J. Stroud puts on a Heisman performance
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On this postgame Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down Ohio State's 56-7 win over Michigan State. Was it more important for the OSU offense or OSU defense? C.J. Stroud made his Heisman case Looking ahead to Michigan Should we compare the OSU offense to LSU 2019 and Alabama 2020 again? And more. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 21, 2021
Ohio State vs. Michigan State game preview, picks and over-unders
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to preview Ohio State-Michigan State and make terrible picks on the game that you should probably ignore, given their records this season. But there is a good discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the Buckeyes and Spartans as MSU beat writer Matt Wenzel of MLive.com drops by for some back-and-forth. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2021
The Buckeyes playing their last home game that will be missed the most in 2022
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On this big Thursday podcast, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss the OSU seniors who will be playing their final home game against Michigan State on Saturday and some of the juniors that could be playing their final home game. Which of them will be missed the most next season? The guys hold a draft to determine that. But first, a discussion of the Buckeyes from last season who are missed the most this year. There's an obvious No. 1 pick -- or is there? Then it's back to determining how Ohio State will replace players like Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Jeremy Ruckert, Nicholas Petit-Frere and others next season. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Is Garrett Wilson the perfect Ohio State football recruit?
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Ohio State hosts a top-10 matchup against Michigan State on Saturday ... and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means do dig into that in the last third of this Wednesday episode. But Doug had an offseason type of idea that he wanted to drop now, after listening to OSU WR Garrett Wilson at Tuesday interviews. Is Wilson, the former five-star recruit from Texas with Ohio roots, who is now poised to be a first-round NFL Draft pick after his junior season, the perfect Ohio State recruit? Doug has a theory, Nathan and Stephen have some answers and insights, and that makes this a typical offseason Buckeye Talk dropped right in the middle of the playoff race. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Ohio State basketball season preview bonus pod: Can the Buckeyes be a Sweet 16 Team?
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We get it. It's the middle of the most important stretch of the football season. Basketball is probably not on your mind yet. So that's why instead of having a small portion of a pod sectioned off for hoops talk, we just decided to give you a bonus Tuesday pod this week. Chris Holtmann's team started its season last week and is already 3-0, but those games have already presented questions. What's this team's ceiling? Are they just going to do what they've done the past few years and flame out in the NCAA Tournament? Who's good other than E.J. Liddell? Well, Doug Lesmerises has plenty of those same questions and Stephen Means has answers to all of them on this OSU basketball season preview pod. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2021
Will Ohio State's offensive line success vs. Purdue carry over to Michigan State and Michigan? Monday Madness
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Nathan and Doug delve deeper into the Ohio State offensive line's nullification of Purdue defensive end George Karlaftis in Saturday's 59-31 victory. More importantly, what does it mean against Michigan State and Michigan teams with multiple talented edge rushers? Plus the usual early talk on the betting line, reacting to Pro Football Focus grades and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Ohio State beats Purdue postgame, as the Buckeyes win two big individual matchups
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On this postgame Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down Ohio State's 59-31 win over Purdue. Topics covered include: The Buckeyes winning the battles against Purdue stars David Bell and George Karlaftis The OSU tackles coming to play Working Miyan Williams in as a backup running back The return of Garrett Wilson What to make of the OSU defense Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2021
Ohio State vs. Purdue preview, games picks, over-unders and the Boilerspoiler curse
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down the Saturday afternoon kickoff between the Buckeyes and Boilermakers in Ohio Stadium. How much are George Karlaftis, David Bell and Aidan O'Connell a threat to the Buckeyes? How much might OSU lean on linebacker Steele Chambers? What should be made of the fact that Ohio State is just 5-4 against Purdue in their last nine games? And what are the guys picking for Saturday? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Debating Ohio State's best Heisman candidate, if the Big Ten is fake good, and afterthought chicken
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On this big Thursday Buckeye Talk, the texters once again come through with some great questions and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means answer them not in rapid fire ways, but with some longer, more detailed responses. Among the topics: How Evan Pryor might factor in as a No. 2 back now and in future years Whether C.J. Stroud of TreVeyon Henderson is Ohio State's best Heisman candidate The Big Ten Coach of the Year race Ohio State's defensive line coming on Growing beards Is the Big Ten fake good? Is this a bonus season for the Buckeyes, or maybe not a very interesting season? Which 2014 OSU player would you add to this team? The effect of NIL on this season The best place for chicken fingers, should they be sauced or not, and why afterthought chicken is never the right move Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
The Ohio State question that maybe doesn't need to be asked
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird run through what they learned from Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson on Tuesday, as Doug questions whether he asking the wrong question all day. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Why did Ohio State only score two touchdowns against Nebraska, and will the next three tests be even tougher? Monday Madness
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Nathan and Doug both take a closer look at the various offensive dynamics from Ohio State's 26-17 victory at Nebraska. How much of the problem stemmed from the Buckeyes not playing up to expectations, and how much came from Nebraska defenders stepping up? And, if it's the latter, what does that mean against tougher opponents the next three weeks? Also, looking at the playoff situation after the weekend's shake-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Ohio State beats Nebraska postgame, how are things with the OSU offense?
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On this postgame Buckeye Talk, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises break down Ohio State's 26-17 win over Nebraska. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2021
Ohio State vs. Nebraska preview, game picks and over-unders
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Fighting off Nebraska fatigue, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview the Buckeyes vs. the Cornhuskers on Saturday. This is the sixth straight year the two teams have played, but they'll take a break after this season, thankfully. Which West team is up next as Ohio State's cross-division rival? Is Adrian Martinez playing Ohio State for an 11th time? Why is Nebraska's best receiver a Montana transfer? Car rentals? Volcanos? It's hard not to get slap happy on this one. It's a classic sign of Nebraska fatigue. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2021
Bonus Ep: Shouting about rankings on The College Football Playoff Show
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This is this week's episode of The College Football Playoff Show dropping into your Buckeye Talk feed as a one-time tease. It's a bonus ep for you to try out the weekly national show that Doug co-hosts with Shehan Jeyarajah. And if you like it, you can then subscribe to get The College Football Playoff Show every week. There's some talk about Ohio State's ranking, and a lot about Cincinnati, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and everything the committee got right and wrong. Thanks for allowing this one-time drop in. And we hope you'll enjoy it and then make The College Football Playoff Show part of your podcast week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
True of False: Ohio State football's offense is better than Georgia's defense?
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We tried something new and it may become a staple. Our texters sent us their "true or false" questions about everything from Quinn Ewers' transfer potential to whether Chris Olave is OSU's third-best receiver to whether the Buckeyes will have the Big Ten East locked up before The Game. And you know we had to involve Chili's in some way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Ohio State is No. 5 in the playoff rankings; and Brian Hartline's Ohio State future
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss the first College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday night that had the Buckeyes at No. 5. That's the first 25 minutes or so. Then it's on to what they learned from Ryan Day and Brian Hartline on Tuesday, with thoughts on route running, offensive line play, targeting rules and Hartline's future as a coach. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Buckeye Talk Rant: This could be the best College Football Playoff Committee yet
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We're trying something new here on Buckeye Talk. The headlines, which used to drop on Tuesdays, are no more. So instead, Doug will attempt to drop a short discussion each Tuesday to bridge the gap between the Monday and Wednesday episodes of Buckeye Talk. He'll talk mostly about an issue related to college football or Ohio State football, and then he'll sometimes hit on an issue in the world he's wondering about. For this first Rant, the topics are whether this might be the best College Football Playoff Selection Committee yet, and the deal with rug stores. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Should Ohio State be a top-four team in the first College Football Playoff rankings? Monday Madness
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Doug and Nathan look back at Ohio State's victory over Penn State, including a closer look at why the Buckeyes had so much trouble getting their offense going. Then they delve into the usual Monday Madness topics, including why Michigan State should and probably will be ahead of Ohio State in Tuesday's first playoff rankings reveal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Ohio State beats Penn State postgame, so how good was that win for the Buckeyes?
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Ohio State beat Penn State 33-24 on Saturday night, and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means were there to cover it. And now they're here to talk about it. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2021
Ohio State vs. Penn State game preview, picks and over-unders, and does the OSU offense make nothing matter?
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview the Buckeyes' matchup with Penn State on Saturday night in Ohio Stadium. This is the best secondary that Ohio State has faced, but just how good are the Nittany Lions corners and safeties? Can PSU QB Sean Clifford, if he's healthy enough, and receiver Jahan Dotson give Ohio State any trouble? Or does none of this analysis matter because the OSU offense is so explosive and efficient, it renders all other pregame discussion irrelevant? Doug, Nathan and Stephen make their picks for the game, as well as for Michigan-Michigan State and Iowa-Wisconsin. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2021
Should the Big Ten ditch divisions? And the Ohio State-Oregon ranking debate
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It's the big Thursday episode on Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means speak words into microphones. Should the Big Ten change its division structure? Should the divisions be shuffled? Should they change every year and be random? Should divisions be eliminated in favor of all 14 teams being grouped together with a title game of the top two finishers? And if things change, do the Buckeyes need to play Michigan and Penn State every year? That's the first hour, spurred by Penn State coach James Franklin wanting the league to talk about division changes. Then the guys finish with some more rapid fire questions, including an Oregon-Ohio State debate with the first playoff rankings out next week. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Ohio State's huge recruiting weekend; and is the OSU offense better than last year's Bama offense?
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird hit four main topics with the help of the text subscribers: What commits might the Buckeyes get next with lots of major recruits visiting for the Penn State game Saturday? Would you rather have Bijan Robinson or TreVeyon Henderson? Is Ohio State's single-high safety defense gone for good? How does Ohio State's 2021 offense compare to Alabama in 2020 or LSU in 2019? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
Who is the Big Ten's second-best quarterback, and could it be Ohio State's Kyle McCord? Monday Madness
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Nathan and Doug open with some second-look reflections on Ohio State's 54-7 victory at Indiana. Then discussion turns to the lost luster of Saturday's Penn State game after its nine-overtime loss to Illinois. Is Michigan the second-best team in the Big Ten, and does it have a case for being ranked ahead of Ohio State? How many teams would swap their starting quarterback out for Kyle McCord if they could? And the beginnings of a conversation we'll revisit later on eliminating Big Ten divisions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Ohio State beats Indiana and Stephen Means is a genius postgame pod
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On this postgame Buckeye Talk after Ohio State's 54-7 win at Indiana, Stephen Means takes a victory lap for predicting the Buckeyes would score 45 first-half points and Ohio State almost hit that mark by holding a 44-7 halftime lead. Then Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises belatedly join the pod to discuss, among, other things: C.J. Stroud posting another big game What defenses should have learned from Indiana's plan on Saturday The roles on the defense for Craig Young and Steele Chambers Kourt Williams' bright future A potential Ohio State-Georgia showdown for the national title Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2021
Ohio State vs. Indiana game preview: Game picks, over-unders and best defense OSU has faced
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On this Friday game preview, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look at just how good the Indiana defense is that Ohio State will face in Bloomington on Saturday night. The six defenses left for Ohio State in the regular season are all ranked higher than any of the six defenses the Buckeyes have faced so far. Will Indiana's top cornerbacks play? Would Hoosiers linebacker Micah McFadden be the best player on Ohio State's defense? If Indiana stopped Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III last week, will OSU back TreVeyon Henderson be controlled this week? The Indiana offense isn't very good, but the defense should give the Buckeyes their best test yet. So should you take Ohio State as a 21-point favorite or not? Also, there's a brief discussion on giving up on your dreams as a kid. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2021
Rapid fire Ohio State questions, the College Football Playoff and proper wedding toast etiquette
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On this big Thursday episode Buckeye Talk, We went rapid-fire as Stephen Means, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird answer texter questions ranging from Ohio State football's College Football Playoff chances, what the wide receiver rotation will look like next season what a potential Georgia-OSU national championship game would mean for the sport. Then we get into some nonsense discussing proper wedding toast etiquette. one food you can't live without and Doug gives out some parenting advice. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com,. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Steele Chambers, Harry Miller, a new recruit and the tests ahead for Ohio State
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, the discussion centers around information gleaned from interviews with Ryan Day, linebackers coach Al Washington and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. And Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird also discuss the new recruiting pledge of edge rusher Kenyatta Jackson, a top-100 player for the Class of 2022 from Florida. Other topics: An increased role for LB Steele Chambers? Why the Buckeyes are rotating on the offensive line Harry Miller's status returning from injury The projected starting offensive line for next year The Big Ten skill players that will test the OSU defense in the weeks ahead Belly buttons Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com,. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Handing out midseason awards for Ohio State football: Monday Madness
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With no game to recap, Nathan and Doug delved into the entire first half of the season and handed out some midseason awards for Ohio State. Then they ran down the usual Monday Madness categories, including what Purdue's upset of Iowa means for the Buckeyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
The 4 greatest Buckeyes on Ohio State's overall Mount Buckmore
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It's the final Mount Buckmore episode on Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means bring this section of podcast episodes to an end, at least for now. On this episode, the guys and the text subscribers decide the four overall Buckeyes that should represent the Ohio State football program -- all the players, all the coaches, every position -- on a single Mount Buckmore. Mount Buckmores for groups already have been chosen -- coaches, quarterbacks, runnings backs, receivers, defensive ends, cornerbacks and linebackers. This is the big one. And there are some obvious choices and some less obvious ones. You can listen to all the previous Mount Buckmore episodes in this feed if you want to catch up. Thanks for listening to this final Mount Buckmore on this off week for the Buckeyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 15, 2021
Drafting the 30 best Buckeyes so far this season
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During this off week, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are resetting the best Buckeyes so far this season. They draft the 15 best offensive players so far this season, based on how well they think they'll play the rest of this year, and the 15 best defensive players. It's a comprehensive look at the 30 best players on the team for 5-1 Ohio State. Briefly off the top, Doug talks about former Buckeye Devan Bogard, who died this week at age 27 in an apartment fire. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
How Kerry Coombs responded to his demotion and what it means for Ohio State football
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Ohio State's usual Tuesday press conference featured defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, who spoke for the first time since responsibility to call the defense was handed to Matt Barnes after the loss to Oregon. Nathan and Stephen discuss what they heard from Coombs and what it means for his future with the Buckeyes. Also, reaction to Ryan Day's mid-season assessments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2021
Who are the 10 most important Ohio State recruiting targets? Buckeye Football Futures
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Nathan and Stephen use the off week to catch up on the state of Ohio State football recruiting. Who are the 10 most important targets right now regardless of class? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
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The Buckeyes add another Big Ten Freshman of the Week award. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Is C.J. Stroud the favorite for Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year? Monday Madness
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Ohio State is idle this week as it reaches the midpoint of the season. Doug and Nathan look back at the win over Maryland and discuss C.J. Stroud's ascent and Steele Chambers' role in an unorthodox linebacker room.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Ohio State beats Maryland postgame: Are the Buckeyes the third-best team in the country?
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On this postgame Buckeye Talk pod after Ohio State's 66-17 win over Maryland, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means talk about the game and the five major ways Ohio State has improved since its loss to Oregon. They do that with the help of the text subscribers. But they quickly move to a big-picture question -- Is Ohio State the third-best team in the nation? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2021
Ohio State vs. Maryland game preview: Game picks, over-unders, and what if OSU played Cincinnati?
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Saturday's Ohio State-Maryland game, which kicks off at noon as the Buckeyes' homecoming game. The guys talk about a couple key defensive players for the Buckeyes, and make their picks with the point spread and give their sides of the over-under. Then there's a little time to discuss the Iowa-Penn State game on Saturday, and to debate the idea of what would happen if the Buckeyes played the other playoff contender in the state -- Cincinnati. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 08, 2021
Can Ryan Day join Ohio State's coaching Mount Buckmore?
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, the pod goes back to Mount Buckmore. This summer, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the texters declared the four best Buckeyes at quarterback, running back, receiver, cornerback, defensive end and linebacker. Now, it's time to do the head coaches. On this pod, the primary questions are: Is Woody Hayes not only No. 1 for Ohio State, but would he make a Mount Rushmore for college football coaches all time? Is Urban Meyer or Jim Tressel No. 2 on the list of Ohio State's greatest football coaches? Which coach rounds out Mount Buckmore right now, and what does Ryan Day have to do to get into Ohio State's top four? And will he stay in Columbus long enough to do it? Thanks for listening to another special Buckeye Talk episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
A Buckeye sacrificing for the team, plus Kerry Coombs' future and Urban Meyer's situation
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means debate and discuss what they learned from talking to Ryan Day and some Ohio State players on Tuesday in advance of Saturday's game against Maryland. Which veteran Buckeye talked about handling a decreased role for the good of the team? Why are the Buckeyes experimenting with offensive line combinations? What does the future of former defensive play caller Kerry Coombs look like? Can Maryland's passing attack give Ohio State problems? And what does everyone think of Urban Myer's situation as an NFL coach after he had to apologize to his team? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, Oct. 5
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Ohio State has the most expolsive offense in the country. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Are Penn State and Iowa poised to end Ohio State's Big Ten reign? Monday Madness
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After a quick look back at Ohio State's win over Rutgers, Nathan and Doug look ahead to the weekend. Specifically, they discuss Saturday's game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State and how it sets the stage for the second half of the Big Ten season. Also, a more detailed breakdown of C.J. Stroud's performance, what OSU's depth on defense really means and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Ohio State beats Rutgers postgame: C.J. Stroud's big-time return, as the Buckeyes are easy money
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Nathan and Stephen are in New Jersey and Doug is in his basement for this postgame Buckeye Talk after Ohio State's 52-13 win over Rutgers. First the guys talk QB C.J. Stroud's five TD passes in his return from a week off to rest his shoulder. Did he look like a playoff quarterback? Then they hit the defense, before finishing with HOW WAS OHIO STATE ONLY FAVORED BY 15.5 IN THIS GAME? Thanks for listening to this postgame Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2021
Ohio State vs. Rutgers game preview: What the Buckeyes' defense needs to prove, plus picks and over-unders
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Saturday with the help of Rutgers beat writer Keith Sargeant of NJ.com. Keith joins for the first half to talk about the Scarlet Knights players that OSU fans need to know, the progress of the program under Greg Schiano, and how real it was last week when Rutgers stayed within seven points of Michigan. Then Doug, Nathan and Stephen get down to an OSU offense that hasn't yet had all its pieces together; the expected healthy return of starting QB C.J. Stroud; and what the OSU defense needs to prove at Rutgers. Finally, the guys make their picks for this game, and briefly discuss Wisconsin-Michigan and Iowa-Maryland. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 01, 2021
How important is Michigan's misery to Buckeye fans, and could the Wolverines be good this year?
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look at how Ohio State fans view Michigan and the rivalry. Texters check in on whether they want Michigan to be a great team and lose to the Buckeyes, or to lose every single week. There's a discussion about how fans' views on the rivalry have changed, and how the timing of when they became an OSU fan might affect that. Then, national college football writer and podcaster Alex Kirshner stops by to discuss his story for 538.com on why Michigan might be a team worth believing in this season. It's a full pod about the Ohio State fan perspective on Michigan, with some talk about the Michigan run game, on another big Thursday Buckeye Talk. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Where Ryan Day and fans disagree about Ohio State QBs, plus how the defense is actually improving
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means analyze everything head coach Ryan Day, and defensive play caller Matt Barnes, said on Tuesday, and then compare that to what text subscribers are thinking about the Buckeyes. The first two segments are about quarterback, and how Kyle McCord's performance against Akron on Saturday affected the view of things. Day said C.J. Stroud is definitely the starter when healthy, but not everyone agrees that should be the case. It's a fascinating divide in the view of Ohio State's QB world. Then it's time to go position by position through Ohio State's back seven to discern where things are actually better compared to the Oregon loss. Barnes spoke for the first time since taking over calling the defense from Kerry Coombs, as the defensive picture starts to clarify a bit. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
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Kyle McCord got his first start at QB vs. Akron See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Should Kyle McCord play against Rutgers regardless of C.J. Stroud's health? Monday Madness
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Nathan and Doug took another look at Kyle McCord's performance against Akron and compared notes on the freshman's debut. They also broke down the usual Monday Madness categories, including what threat if any Rutgers poses to the Buckeyes, a bad week for the Big Ten West and Clemson's drop from national contention. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Ohio State beats Akron postgame: Kyle McCord, pass rush, and what happened with K'Vaughan Pope?
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Ohio State beat Akron 59-7 on Saturday in a game that was most interesting than just another blowout by the Buckeyes of an overmatched MAC team. On this postgame Buckeye Talk podcast, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means address three primary areas: The play of Kyle McCord, who started as C.J. Stroud rested his aching shoulder, and what McCord's night means for the future of the QB position. The pass rush that led to nine sacks of Akron. How much of that showed that the defense could be after three games of not getting after the passer? The blowup on the sideline of linebacker K'Vaughan Pope, who went to the locker room and then tweeted a derogatory message about Ohio State during the game. There are also some quick thoughts on Chris Olave's lack of targets the past two games, and Clemson's loss to North Carolina State. Thanks to listening to another pod episode from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2021
Ohio State vs. Akron game preview: The Buckeyes will start a different quarterback
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On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview the Buckeyes' game vs. Akron at 7:30 Saturday night in Ohio Stadium. They make their picks for the game, and are joined by betting genius and friend of the pod Tyler Shoemaker to discuss how the Buckeyes have done against the line this season, and what the right play is Saturday with Ohio State a seven-touchdown favorite. But the big news is that starting QB C.J. Stroud will rest his sore shoulder in this game and play only in an emergency situation. That means either Kyle McCord or Jack Miller will start. The guys discuss how that might go, and what it could mean for the future of the QB position with the Buckeyes, depending on how things look against Akron. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 24, 2021
Covering the Buckeyes, Part 2: Beat wars, message board culture and an inside look at Ohio State reporting
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It's Part 2 of this Thursday Buckeye Talk podcast on covering the Ohio State Buckeyes. If you haven't yet listened to Part 1, do that first, then come back here. Featured on this episode talking about covering Ohio State football: Austin Ward, Tim May and Spencer Holbrook of Lettermen Row (3:27 to 35:19) Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors (35:21 to 54:00) Steve Helwagen, Dave Biddle and Pat Murphy of Bucknuts (54:01 to 1:21:22) Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means of Buckeye Talk and cleveland.com (1:21:24 to 1:55:07) Thanks for listening to this two-part episode about the beat, message board culture and life covering the Buckeyes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Covering the Buckeyes, Part 1: Beat wars, message board culture and an inside look at Ohio State reporting
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Welcome to Part 1 of a two-part Buckeye Talk examining life inside the Ohio State beat. On this first episode (the second ep is immediately after this in your podcast feed) Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means start off by talking about what happened at Buckeye Scoop, a site that coverages Ohio State that recently saw one co-founder of the site, Marc Givler, sue the two other co-founders, Kirk Barton and Ken Stickney. From there, Doug, Nathan and Stephen branched off to talk about message boards, reporting and how they cover the Buckeyes. (0:00 to 49:49). Then several guests from other Ohio State sites visited to discuss their views on the subject and how they cover the team: Bill Landis and Ari Wasserman, former Buckeye Talk co-hosts now working at The Athletic (49:50 to 1:17:35) Ben Koo, an OSU alum and fan who founded the sports media site Awful Announcing and has knowledge of the Buckeyes and a big-picture media view (1:17:36 to 1:39:05) Bill Rabinowitz and Joey Kaufman of the Columbus Dispatch (1:39:06 to 2:03:54) And then there's a quick wrapup by Doug. In a week when the Buckeyes are seven-touchdown favorites over Akron, this is something a little different from cleveland.com. We hope you enjoy it, and don't forget to listen to Part 2 after this. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Should Ryan Day use the Akron game to get Ohio State's other quarterbacks in-game experience or keep relying on C.J. Stroud?
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Ryan Day picked C.J. Stroud to be Ohio State football's next starting quarterback. He also built up a room filled with five-stars and top 100 recruits so that he always had options. Stroud has had moments of greatness but has also gone through plenty of growing pains. But through three weeks it's not exactly a no-brainer that he's the long-term solution. A game against Akron potentially provides a chance for Kyle McCord and Jack Miller to get their first snaps of the season and finally throw a college pass. But there's a fine line Day must walk in throwing out the other options, especially if the one he picked isn't 100 percent healthy. As the Buckeyes prepare to face the Zips, Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerise OSU's quarterback situation on this Wednesday episode. Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
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The Buckeyes change who calls the defense See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2021
Is Ohio State the third-best team in the Big Ten right now? College football Monday Madness
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Doug and Nathan take a second look back at C.J. Stroud's performance against Tulsa and the changes Ohio State showed on defense. They also discuss Michigan's 3-0 start and the resurgence of the Big Ten East, along with the usual batch of Monday Madness topics. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Ohio State beats Tulsa postgame: Does Ryan Day need to play more quarterbacks, and did the defensive changes help?
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen hurried home to recap the Buckeyes' 41-20 victory over Tulsa. Among the topics: TreVeyon Henderson running wild and what could have been if Ohio State had committed to him sooner, the quarterback conundrum Ryan Day faces with C.J. Stroud, and the demotion of Kerry Coombs and what it means going forward. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2021
Ohio State vs. Tulsa game preview: Breakdown, betting line and over-under
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Saturday's Ohio State-Tulsa game on the latest Buckeye Talk, but they keep it a little fast and loose because the Buckeyes are favoried by more than three touchdowns. Among the topics of discussion: Ohio State's logistical issues at the stadium last week, and whether that might help tamp down attendance this week. The Tulsa defensive approach and how the Buckeyes will attack it. Picks for the game, plus picks on Cincinnati-Indiana and Penn State-Auburn. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
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How will the Buckeyes react to the Oregon loss? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 17, 2021
Does the threat of a crushing regular-season defeat make college football more exciting?
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This big Thursday Buckeye Talk is a lot about feelings and a little about psychology. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means have been digging into the football specfics and the potential on-field fallout from Ohio State's loss to Oregon since it happened Saturday. This is a little more big picture. With the help of the opinions and survey votes of text subscribers, Doug, Nathan and Stephen examine the feelings around a loss like this one. It hurts OSU fans, obviously. But is the threat of a devastating loss a critical component of what makes the college football regular season great? And how much would the feeling around a big loss change if there was a 12-team playoff and much more room for error in the regular season? Interesting answers, and some relevant and insightful opinions from the texters on this topic. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Ryan Day talks Kerry Coombs and says the defense has to change; plus possible personnel adjustments
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss Ryan Day's Tuesday news conference where he made it clear he's not happy with the defense and said something has to change. Day didn't exactly throw a ton of support behind defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, but he said Coombs remains the defensive coordinator. Beyond the coaches, are there different players that could see the field as the Buckeyes search for defensive answers.? Doug, Nathan and Stephen cover all of that as the Buckeyes prepare for Tulsa after their loss to Oregon. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Did Ryan Day's hiring decisions lead to the Oregon loss, and more in the wake of Saturday's upset: Monday Madness
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Doug and Nathan throw out the usual Monday Madness plan and instead answer questions from Buckeye Talk text subscribers. Should we have seen Saturday's loss to Oregon coming? Has Ryan Day's propensity to hire people he knows hurt the defense's development? What can Ohio State do to avoid another loss in 2021? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Ohio State loses to Oregon postgame: Can the defense be fixed?
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Ohio State lost to Oregon on Saturday and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discuss every aspect of the loss on this postgame Buckeye Talk. You know what postgame pods are like. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2021
Ohio State vs. Oregon game preview: Breakdown, betting line and over-under
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Ohio State's top-25 matchup with Oregon on Saturday in the latest Buckeye Talk. Will Oregon star edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux play, and will new OSU right tackle Dawand Jones be ready to handle him if he does? Will the OSU secondary get healthy and is there anything about Oregon QB Anthony Brown that should threaten them? Is Ohio State giving 14.5 points a smart bet? And is the over a good bet this week after the Buckeyes went over in their game at Minnesota last week? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk to build you up for the home opener for the Buckeyes on Saturday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sept. 10
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It's the 100th season of football in Ohio Stadium. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 10, 2021
Ohio State, Oregon and the best Northern teams; plus Doug's book, and Cincinnati to the Big 12
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Three parts to this big Thursday Buckeye Talk. First, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means indulge Doug Lesmerises and talk about Doug's book coming out Sept. 14 -- "The Road to Ohio State" which is recruiting tales of 17 different Buckeyes. Then, the guys talk about part of an upcoming project about the best college football teams in the North. Ohio State is clearly first -- could the Buckeyes' Saturday opponent, Oregon, be second? Finally, the episode wraps with a discussion about Cincinnati's pending move to the Big 12. What does it mean for Luke Fickell and the Bearcats, and will it have any effect on the Buckeyes? Thanks for digging in on another big Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
Denzel Burke, Chris Olave and the 10 most interesting Buckeyes this week
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means run through the 10 most interesting Buckeyes in Week 2 of the season based off what they learned in interviews with Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs and a few players. Here are the 10 Buckeyes the guys discussed on this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com: Burke, Olave, Day, Tommy Eichenberg, Cody Simon, Dawand Jones, Luke Wypler, Coombs, the running backs, and C.J. Stroud. Thanks for listening, See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
How worried should Ohio State fans be about Saturday's game against Oregon? Monday Madness
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Monday Madness makes its triumphant return to the Buckeye Talk lineup. Nathan and Doug run down the usual list of topics, including why Nathan's AP ballot was so bad, who or what they are buying or selling across college football and who the second-best team in the Big Ten is right now. But they open up with their second impressions of Ohio State after rewatching the Minnesota win, and gauge the fear factor for Saturday's home opener against Oregon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Ohio State beats Minnesota postgame: TreVeyon Henderson, C.J. Stroud, big plays and defensive questions
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Ohio State beat Minnesota 45-31 to open its season Thursday night. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means were in Minneapolis to cover it. And then they talked about it for an hour. Thanks for listening to this postgame Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, Sept. 3
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C.J. Stroud throws 4 TD in his first start as the Buckeyes beat Minnesota. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2021
Signs Ohio State's team is special, best Big Ten cities and other rapid fire answers
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Let's run through some stuff before Ohio State kicks off the 2021 season. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means hit about 20 rapid fire questions from text subscribers on this Thursday Buckeye Talk before Ohio State's Thursday night opener vs. Minnesota. There are a few things about the game -- like predictions for game MVPs and signs the guys are looking for to show the Buckeyes might be special this year. But there are items of interest even if you listen after the Thursday night game, including questions about Quinn Ewers and NIL, how Ohio State could get the No. 1 seed for the playoff, and which Big Ten cities the guys like to visit the most. Thanks again for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com and don't miss the postgame pod after the game that will be up Friday morning. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Ohio State vs. Minnesota preview: Breakdown, betting line and over-under
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It's game time, or at least game preview time, as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down and make predictions for Ohio State's season opener at Minnesota on Thursday night. Doug, Nathan and Stephen start with a deep preview on both sides of the ball, then move in to their game picks, whether to give the points with the Buckeyes and which side of the over-under makes the most sense. Then the episode wraps with a quick look at two other important Big Ten games this week -- Indiana at Iowa and Penn State at Wisconsin. Thanks for listening to this game preview pod on Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Which Ohio State football position groups are national title caliber?
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and the rest of the Ohio State media met with Ryan Day and several players Monday to start Ohio State's game week before Thursday's opener against Minnesota. As a farewell to the preseason, the guys spent this Tuesday episode of Buckeye Talk running through all the OSU position groups a last time and deciding which were national title caliber, which made you a little worried, and which were in between. The texters got a vote on that, too. Game preview of the Buckeyes and Gophers coming Wednesday. For now, thanks for listening to this Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Will Ohio State football make its third College Football Playoff appearance under Ryan Day? Mark it Down Monday
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Ryan Day's first two seasons as Ohio State football's head coach provided the program with its first back-to-back trip to the College Footall Playoff. Both of those trips came with Justin Fields as his quarterback. Now C.J. Stroud takes over and will try to lead the Buckeyes to a third trip, but this time winning the national title. OSU isn't the only team with the new quarterback this season, as Stroud is joined by Alabama's Bryce Young and Clemson's D.J. Uiagalelei. As college football's Big Three press the reset button, other programs such as Georgia and Oklahoma can view the 2021 season as a chance to finally take the next step. The Sooners have as many CFP trips as Ohio State but haven't won a game, while the Bulldogs' lone trip in 2017 resulted in a loss to the Crimson Tide in the title game. On this edition of Mark it Down Monday, Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises gave their four seeds for the playoff, their national championship matchup, and the eventual national champion. They also asked their Buckeye Talk text subscribers to do the same. As college football returns to normalcy in 2021, it could provide a chance for the sports' four most prominent programs to finally all be together on the biggest stage. Or it could give a chance for new teams to get their shot at a national title. Thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Chris Spielman, Ryan Shazier, Andy Katzenmoyer and the battle for linebacker Mount Buckmore
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It's the last position group Mount Buckmore on this Friday Buckeye Talk. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means, with the help of texters, debate and discuss the best linebackers in Ohio State history and which four belong on the program's linebacker Mount Buckmore. There are at least six very strong candidates, which means there is disagreement on the top four. Debates on quarterback, running back, receiver, defensive end and cornerback have already been done on the pod, and now we'll take a break from Mount Buckmore for a bit, and then get back to coaches and overall Buckeyes on some Mount Buckmores later this season. For now, thanks for hanging out and listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, Aug. 27
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The Buckeyes will start the 2021 season as the No. 4 team in the country See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 27, 2021
More like Dwayne Haskins? Or more like Justin Fields? How will the OSU offense look in 2021?
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dive into the Ohio State offense with the season just a week away. What will be the run-pass balance this season? What will the breakdown be between outside receivers and slot receivers? How much will QB C.J. Stroud run? The guys look at the last four years of the Ryan Day offense in Columbus to see what they can learn and what it means for how Day will call things in Stroud's first year running the offense. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Why is everyone being a snarky jerk about The Alliance?
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The Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 announced their alliance on Tuesday, and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to actually analyze it as opposed to the people just being snarky jerks about it. The explanation is clarified by three Doug rants: The Tell Me You Love Me rant The Freddy Krueger rant The Jackhole rant Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Is Ohio State's defense ready to attack? Plus C.J. Stroud as the official starting QB
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On this Buckeye Talk episode for Tuesday, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dive into three things: The official announcement over the weekend of C.J. Stroud winning the QB job for the opener. The six captains named for this season. What was learned from safety interviews on Monday, and what players like Craig Young, Ronnie Hickman, Lathan Ransom and Josh Proctor might bring to an attacking OSU defense. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
Who will win the 2021 Heisman Trophy, and who is the Big Ten's best candidate? Mark It Down Monday
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen are back for another debate on the eve of the 2021 season. Who would they vote for 1-3 for this season’s Heisman Trophy as of today? Also, who is the Big Ten’s best contender, and how crucial is the emergence of a non-Ohio State candidate at quarterback in changing the balance of power in the conference? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Chase Young, Jack Tatum and some tough calls for Ohio State defenders on Mount Buckmore
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It's another Friday Mount Buckmore episode on Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means squeeze in two position groups this time. Defensive ends and cornerbacks are debated, with each of the guys picking their four players for each spot, and the text subscribers casting their votes as well. The defensive ends are first and pretty fun. The cornerbacks are second and more of a grind, though not as difficult as Doug feared. Quarterbacks, running backs and receivers were done on previous episodes, and it was time to get to the defensive side of the ball. Next week -- linebackers. For now, thanks for listening to this Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, Aug. 20
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Ryan Day says C.J. Stroud leads the quarterback race. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Inside a full Ohio State practice; plus betting the Buckeyes and a national expert
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Welcome to a Buckeye Talk in three parts: Part 1: Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down what they saw and what they learned after watching a full Ohio State practice on Wednesday. Part 2: Doug Lesmerises interviews Brett Ciancia of PickSix Previews to put the Buckeyes in national context. Part 3: Ian Wharton of FTN Network talks to Doug about betting Ohio State this season. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Is a Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC alliance the right move to battle the SEC? Plus defensive line, and Woody or Tressel?
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Three parts to this big Wednesday Buckeye Talk with Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means: A defensive line breakdown on Zach Harrison, Taron Vincent, Tyreke Smith, Haskell Garrett and everything Nathan and Stephen learned from D-line interviews. A discussion on whether the Big Ten should form an alliance with the Pac-12 and ACC to share power, schedule each other and form a wall against the SEC. A brief debate about a coaching list that put Jim Tressel one spot ahead of Woody Hayes when looking at the entirety of their careers. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Ryan Day almost names a starting QB ... and can finally discuss Quinn Ewers
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It's the Tuesday Buckeye Talk as Ohio State coach Ryan Day didn't exactly name a starting quarterback on Monday, but he almost did. Day said C.J. Stroud had separated himself from the other quarterbacks, and that's what Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means opened this episode with. Then it was on to Quinn Ewers, who is officially enrolled at Ohio State and at practice, which means Day can finally say his name. But he still didn't want to say too much. But the guys had plenty to say. It's another big QB day on Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Who will lead Ohio State in rushing yards, tackles and sacks in 2021? Mark It Down Monday
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We more or less know who will open the season playing the most snaps for Ohio State football. What we are still assessing is how well those players can play, since so many new faces are stepping into prominent roles. Doug, Nathan and Stephen debate who will lead the Buckeyes in tackles, sacks and rushing yards in 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Will Chris Olave earn a spot on Ohio State's receiver Mount Buckmore?
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Mount Buckmore moves onto receivers as Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and the text subscribers make their choices for the top four receivers in Ohio State football history. Doug believes there are nine good candidates for the top four spots, and while the guys agree on several receivers, they don't agree on everyone. When his OSU career is done after this season, will Chris Olave be one of those top four receivers? Very possible. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, Aug. 13
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Kyle McCord takes a necessary step in the QB battle, Thayer Munford, Dawand Jones and the pact that may reshape Ohio State football’s offensive line, Where is Ohio State football ranked in the preseason USA Today AFCA coaches poll? College rankings,  Why Ohio State football’s No. 1 offensive line currently features four tackles and Ohio State football’s Cam Brown ready for second chance at a breakthrough season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 13, 2021
Is Ohio State giving young players a chance? Plus, hating beaches and amusement parks
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means take an episode to keep things shorter and a little more breezy. Seven quick questions form the backbone here, starting with the idea of whether Ohio State is giving young players on the rise more of a chance to win starting jobs. Then the guys depart football to talk about the best games they've ever seen, how they got started as sports writers, burger toppings, beaches and amusement parks. One of them doesn't care for beaches or amusements parks. Then at the end, there's a brief discussion of TV shows they are watching, plus the reading of some reviews, including some reviews that made listeners nervous because of a fight. See ... easy breezy Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Driving the Bus: Julian Fleming, Miyan Williams, Taron Vincent and the Buckeyes to believe in the most in 2021
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On this big Wednesday Buckeye Talk, it's time to get on the bus. That means backing an Ohio State football player that you believe in more than most. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means all do that on this podcast, but there is a ton of texter interaction as well, as votes are tallied for the Buckeyes named most often, and cases are stated by texters who believe in these players for a reason. It's a great way to look at the looming season and another fun episode of Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. Try the texts at 614-350-3315 if you want your voice heard on the pod, and thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
Ryan Day's plan to pressure the QBs, plus Dawand Jones, Sevyn Banks and more
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk episode, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dive into Ryan Day's most interesting points from a revealing Monday news conference after Ohio State's fifth practice of the preseason. First, they go over how Day said he was applying pressure to quarterbacks in practice in the search to find a starter. Then they discussed the movement on the offensive line, which could include Dawand Jones battling for a starting job at tackle. Then was the news of an injury that has sidelined No. 1 corner Sevyn Banks for a couple practices. There's no reason to think it's serious at this point, but how much would the Buckeyes miss Banks if he was out for a game? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Who will win Ohio State football's preseason position battles? Mark It Down Monday
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Ohio State is only three practices into preseason camp with 22 more to go before the season opener at Minnesota on Sept. 2. But have we seen enough to make decisions on who will win the Buckeyes' open position battles? We hope so, because Doug, Nathan and Stephen did just that on this Mark it Down Monday. That includes who will start the season opener at running back and quarterback and whether young players will leapfrog veterans on defense. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Running back Mount Buckmore and the crazy battle for the 4th spot
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means debate the greatest Ohio State running backs of all-time on the latest Mount Buckmore edition of Buckeye Talk. Texters voted and the guys each picked their top four. The top three are pretty obvious. But the battle for No. 4 is fierce. And then the question is, could freshman TreVeyon Henderson eventually claim that fourth spot as his own? Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
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Ohio State opens practice as position battles continue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 06, 2021
Surprises, injuries and players to watch from the first day of Ohio State preseason camp
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Ohio State football started preseason practice Wednesday, and Nathan Baird and Stephen Means were there to watch it. And then Doug Lesmerises joined them to talk about it. On this Buckeye Talk, the guys run through injuries, surprises, what the depth chart looks like in action, and more. Football is here again. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2021
Inside the Ohio State QB battle: What they said, what it means
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Ohio State opens practice Wednesday, and on Tuesday, the Buckeyes quarterbacks talked about the competition for 2021 for the first time since it started. Quinn Ewers isn't on campus yet, but here's who Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means did talk to Tuesday: C.J. Stroud Kyle McCord Jack Miller Corey Dennis Ryan Day What they said, Nathan, Doug and Stephen bring to you on this Wednesday Buckeye Talk. There's also some reading between the lines of how this QB battle might shake out. And frankly, a little frustration at trying to figure it out. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Quinn Ewers is in, Jaheim Singletary is out, and what's ahead for Ohio State football?
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Ohio State football starts preseason practice Wednesday, and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means would like to preview that. But TOO MUCH IS HAPPENING. On this Tuesday episode, they talk about the official arrival of Quinn Ewers, who is coming to Ohio State for the 2021 season and should show up some time in August. Then they discuss the decommitment of 5-star cornerback Jaheim Singletary from the 2022 class. And they reveal some results from a texter survey about how fans are feeling about the season. Busy. Let's go. Time to try the texts for a free trial at 614-350-3315. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2021
What will be the closest game on Ohio State football's 2021 schedule? Mark It Down Monday
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Over the past five seasons, Ohio State has nine victories by seven or fewer points. Only one came in the past two seasons though, and that was over Indiana in a game the Buckeyes led 35-7. So what will be the closest game on OSU's schedule in 2021, and what is the fear factor on actually suffering a loss? Doug, Nathan and Stephen also snuck in an extended Tate Martell segment on this Mark It Down Monday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Who are Ohio State's 4 greatest QBs, and will Quinn Ewers join them? Mount Buckmore
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Time for something new on Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means roll out a new series that will drop once a week until the season starts. It's Mount Buckmore, as the guys determine their four most deserving Buckeyes to be honored at several major positions, and then analyze what a current Ohio State player would have to do to replace one of those players on the mountain. Up first are quarterbacks. On this episode, Doug, Nathan and Stephen each give their four QBs for Mount Buckmore, and then they discuss if Quinn Ewers will reach that level. It's history and current football, and it will be followed by episodes on running backs, receivers, coaches, pass rushers and more. Thanks for sticking around for something new on Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, July 30
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Ohio State ready for start of preseason practice. What would Quinn Ewers enrolling early mean for Ohio State football’s quarterback future? NCAA will not reinstate records of Ohio State football’s ‘Tattoo 5’ despite name, image and likeness reform, What Benji Gosnell’s decommitment means for Ohio State football: Buckeyes Recruiting and Former Ohio State football quarterback Tate Martell reportedly transferring to UNLV. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 30, 2021
What does Alabama's recruiting surge in the 2022 class mean for Ohio State? Buckeye Football Futures
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How does Ohio State football's 2022 class stack up against Alabama? The recruiting rankings say the Buckeyes are No. 1, but Nick Saban's program has made a July surge. Which head-to-head battles are still on the table, and what would Ryan Day and staff need to do to secure the No. 1 class? Also, Nathan and Stephen discuss the Benji Gosnell decommitment, this weekend's Buckeye Barbecue, offensive line recruiting and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2021
Emergency Pod: Will Quinn Ewers join Ohio State early for this 2021 season?
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Big potential news broke early Wednesday evening with a story by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports that Ohio State recruit Quinn Ewers is considering joining the Buckeyes early for this season, and could in Columbus in a few weeks. It's not yet a sure thing that will happen, but it's a real possibility, and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dove in with an emergency episode about what they think this could mean for the Buckeyes this season and for the future of their QB position. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Who will be Ohio State's third-leading receiver behind Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson and other rapid-fire questions
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We went rapid fire for this Wednesday episode. Among today's topics: • What can or should the Big Ten do to lift its second-tier football programs? • What Big Ten game on OSU's schedule are we looking forward to the most? • How do we expect the linebacker starting lineup to shake out? • Which current Buckeye will have the biggest career outside of football? Those topics and much more, directly from our Buckeye Talk subscribers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Should Ohio State join the SEC?
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That's one question. The answer is no. But Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird, Stephen Means and some smart Ohio State text subscribers explain why for an hour and 45 minutes. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2021
Which Ohio State players will earn a tree in Buckeye Grove in 2021? Mark It Down Monday
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History tells us Ohio State will add multiple All-Americans to the collection in Buckeye Grove in 2021. Doug, Nathan and Stephen break down the top candidates and give their picks for recognition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
QB battle, chasing Bama and all the Ohio State news from Big Ten media days
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means wrap up everything important said by Ryan Day and the Ohio State players at Big Ten media days on Friday. This is actual new info with fresh new analysis, which hasn't happened since April, so probably listen to this one. Thanks as always for being part of Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 24, 2021
Would a move by Texas and Oklahoma affect Ohio State? And more from Big Ten media days
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Doug, Nathan and Stephen are together at Big Ten media days in Indianapolis for this in-person Buckeye Talk recorded after day one of talking to Michigan, Penn State and other schools, but not yet Ohio State. The guys discuss the news of the day in college football -- the potential move by Texas and Oklahoma to leave the Big 12. If it happens, what would it mean for the Big Ten and the Buckeyes? Then there's talk of Michigan and Jim Harbaugh; Minnesota as Ohio State's season-opening opponent; the Big Ten COVID plan for this season; and what Big Ten defenders think of Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. This is the start of the Big Ten season, so thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, July 22
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Ryan Day picked as the Big Ten's best coach by Big Ten media, Oklahoma and Texas shaking up college football, Ohio State football’s Chris Olave voted Preseason Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in cleveland.com poll, Northwestern safety Brandon Joseph voted Preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in cleveland.com poll and Ohio State football voted unanimous 2021 Big Ten favorite in cleveland.com preseason poll. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Ohio State picked to win Big Ten; a Buckeye named preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Cleveland.com poll results
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It's time to unveil the closest thing to an official preseason Big Ten poll, as for the 11th year cleveland.com surveyed media members from around the Big Ten since the conference itself doesn't do it. On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Nathan Baird, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means reveal and discuss the votes of 34 media members on: The full 1-7 predicted finish in each division, and the projected Big Ten champion. The Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, where 12 different players got first-place votes. The Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, where six different players got first-place votes. The best coach in the league, which isn't an award but just a survey of opinions about the football bosses in the conference. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com and follow the coverage from Big Ten media days on Thursday and Friday. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Ranking the best players on Ohio State's schedule shows Oregon's defense is legit
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Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means spent the summer ranking the 50 best players on Ohio State's 12-game regular-season schedule. The final breakdown on the No. 1 player, Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux, helped show the main thing learned from that exercise -- Oregon's defense is something for the Buckeyes to watch out for. The Ducks defense had three of the top 12 players on this top 50-list, and on this episode of Buckeye Talk, the guys talked all about that. Plus, there's a conversation about Purdue's two top-five players, a look at just how good Indiana QB Michael Penix might be this season, a question about Michigan's talent level, and an acknowledgment of what Penn State might have. You'll learn more about the players you'll be focusing on when the Buckeyes face them this season. Thanks for tuning in to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Big Ten predictions from Doug, Nathan and Stephen: Mark It Down Monday
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Big Ten media days are this week, and the cleveland.com preseason poll of conference media asking them to predict the order of finish in the Big Ten divisions will soon be released. So on this Mark It Down Monday version of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means reveal how they voted in their Big Ten poll. Each of them discusses their 1-7 finish in each division, with some obvious picks in the East and a slightly more open race in the West. The time to begin making real 2021 football predictions has begun. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
What if Terrelle Pryor hadn't come to Ohio State? Buckeyefly Effect
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This is a different style of Buckeye Talk, one with two friends remembering stories from 13 years ago and sharing them like they would over a drink. It's Doug Lesmerises joined by special guest Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch, and the topic is Ohio State's recruitment of Terrelle Pryor, which both Adam and Doug covered intently. The question on this Buckeyefly Effect is what would have happened if Pryor hadn't picked Ohio State and had gone to Penn State or Michigan instead? What would it have meant for the Buckeyes and Jim Tressel? But the deeper topic is the recruitment of Pryor and how the Buckeyes went about it. And all that leads to a final discussion about whether Pryor and the rest of the Tattoo 5 should have their records reinstated, which they asked for this week. We hope you enjoy this one as much as Doug and Adam enjoyed recording it. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, July 16
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Ohio State adds offensive tackle recruit George Fitzpatrick, Should Ohio State football have a 94 percent chance to win every regular-season game it plays? How many projected Ohio State football starters are former top-100 national recruits? and Terrelle Pryor, rest of Tattoo 5 players, ask for Ohio State records to be reinstated. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
How many projected Ohio State starters are former top-100 national recruits? Buckeye Football Futures
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Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means look at recruiting on the current roster on the latest edition of Buckeye Football Futures on Buckeye Talk. They discuss: How the Buckeyes stack up to other teams in Blue Chip Ratio. The top-100 recruits on defense. The top-100 recruits on offense A texter poll result regarding Kerry Coombs and Marcus Freeman. It's a tidy little Buckeye Talk as things prepare to gear up next week for Big Ten Media Days. Thanks for listening to another podcast from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
When will Michigan ever be favored over Ohio State? Plus Quinn Ewers, Kerry Coombs and more rapid fire
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Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means take questions from Ohio State text subscribers on the big Wednesday Buckeye Talk. The final question is about when Michigan will ever again be a favorite and beat Ohio State as a favorite ... which might not happen for a long time. Plus there's a discussion about Kerry Coombs and Marcus Freeman; what Ryan Day might learn about handling Quinn Ewers from Justin Fields; and what the expectations for Ohio State will be in a 12-team playoff. Lots of questions, lots of answers and thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Interviewing and thanking Mike Lewis, the man who wrote the Buckeye Talk theme song
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This podcast episode is overdue, as Doug Lesmerises finally welcomes one of the most important people in Buckeye Talk history -- musician Mike Lewis, the man who wrote and sang the Buckeye Talk theme song that has been opening this podcast since September 2018. This episode is an interview with Doug and Mike as Doug and the listeners attempt to convey their appreciation to Mike, a life-long OSU fan from Columbus who now lives in Nashville and conceived the theme song that changed this pod. Mike talks about his musical career, how he decided to move to Nashville, the process of creating the theme song and how he became an Ohio State fan. The pod then ends with one of Mike's full songs, called "Trail of Tears." If you want to know more about Mike's music, check out his website at mikelewismusic.com. Thanks to Mike, and thanks to you for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Which recruit will be Ohio State football's next commit? Mark It Down Monday
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It's time to mark it down, but without Nathan Baird, who is on vacation. So this Mark It Down Monday resets Ohio State's 2022 recruiting class with Stephen Means and Doug Lesmerises, before Stephen finishes off the pod by marking down who will be the next recruit to commit to the Buckeyes. Also, there's brief talk at the end about Cedric Russell, the latest transfer to join the Ohio State basketball team. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Reliving No. 1 vs. No. 2: Ohio State vs. Michigan 2006 Buckeye ReTalkables
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It's time for another Buckeye ReTalkables as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down the ground-breaking No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Ohio State vs. Michigan. You guys know this one -- the death of Bo Schembechler, Troy Smith about to win the Heisman Trophy and the Buckeyes and Wolverines both entering the game at 11-0. Also ... it's maybe Jim Tressel's greatest performance as Ohio State's head coach. Thanks for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, July 9
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J.T. Tuimoloau, 5-star DE, commits to Ohio State football, From Ohio State football’s Ryan Day to Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, assessing Big Ten coaching stability How Jack Sawyer and J.T. Tuimoloau reiterate the value of Larry Johnson to Ohio State football,Ohio State football’s Brian Hartline headlines 247Sports recruiter rankings following summer commitments and Ohio State football will be ‘all the way live’ with full capacity and tailgating this fall. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Is Ryan Day one of college football's irreplaceable coaches?
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On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, the topic isn't Buckeye Football Futures, because this week's recruiting episode was the Monday Buckeye Talk on the commitment of J.T. Tuimoloau. So it's a regular football episode, where Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird analyze a recent Sporting News list of the best coaches in college football. Ryan Day was a big topic of conversation, of course, but that evolved into analyzing the top 20 coaches and whether each of them was truly irreplaceable at their school. And that led to discussions about what would happen if Marcus Freeman replaced Brian Kelly at Notre Dame or Luke Fickell replaced James Franklin at Penn State. It's a good discussion as Doug and Nathan pull apart the nuances of what goes into a ranking like this. Thanks again for listening to another Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
The 2023 Buckeyes look headed for a national title: Breaking down the '23 depth chart and schedule
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Now that J.T. Tuimoloau is a Buckeye, the 2023 season looks even more interesting for Ohio State. The Buckeyes' stacked 2021 recruiting class will be in its third season in 2023, supplemented by 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers. Could that mean the Buckeyes will contend to be one of the best teams in Ohio State history? On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk Podcast, Nathan Baird, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means break down Ohio State's projected 2023 depth chart; the other Big Ten contenders for 2023; and the other national title contenders for 2023. The expectations will be high, for good reason. So it's a ways away, but it's worth a discussion. How good might the Buckeyes be in 2023? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Predicting Big Ten and national win totals with Tyler Shoemaker: Mark It Down ... Tuesday?
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We brought back Tyler Shoemaker, the OFFICIAL Buckeye Talk handicapper, for a Mark It Down episode. We're picking overs and unders on team win totals against what Las Vegas has posted this summer. Which Big Ten teams do we believe are either over or underrated? For instance, once of us thinks the Michigan line of 7.5 wins is ripe for a bet. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
J.T. Tuimoloau's committment and Larry Johnson's importance to the Buckeyes
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Five-star defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau committed to Ohio State on Sunday and Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to talk about it for Monday's Buckeye Talk episode. The normal Mark It Down Monday pod will be pushed back to Tuesday so the guys can dig in on recruiting now. How big is Tuimoloau's pledge? How much might he play this season? How can you describe defensive line coach Larry Johnson's value to Ohio State? What might the Buckeyes be like in 2023 when this 2021 class is in its third season? The guys cover it all. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
If Nebraska had never joined the Big Ten, would both sides be happier? Buckeyefly Effect
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Nebraska officially joined the Big Ten on July 1, 2011, so the Cornhuskers have been in the conference for a decade. Nobody much celebrated the official 10-year anniversary of the mark this week, but on this Buckeyefly Effect podcast, the question is what would have happened if Nebraska had never joined? Would both sides be happier? Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird drag former Nebraska sports writer Lee Barfknecht out of retirement to talk about this topic. Lee retired in 2018, but no one understands the inner workings of Nebraska athletics better and is more qualified to comment on whether Nebraska ever should have joined the league. It's a different kind of discussion, but an interesting one. So take an hour to think about how big of a deal it was when Nebraska joined the Big Ten, and what difference it has actually made over the last decade. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, July 2
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College athletes start making money as NIL goes into effect on July 1, Terrance Brooks, four-star 2022 cornerback, commits to Ohio State football: Buckeye recruiting, Jaylen Harris, former Cleveland Heights star, and Elijah Gardiner no longer on Ohio State football roster and Ohio State basketball’s Duane Washington Jr. will remain in NBA Draft and forego senior season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
247Sports' Brandon Huffman on J.T. Tuimoloau and Ohio State's success in the Northwest: Buckeye Football Futures
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We're once again talking J.T. Tuimoloau on Buckeye Football Futures. This time we brought in the only person the 2021 prospect and his family really communicate with: 247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman. He gives us insight into how the official visit to Ohio State went, what the defensive end's timeline might be and why the Buckeyes have had such success in the Pacific northwest in recent years. Nathan and Doug also discuss Mentor 2023 prospect Brenan Vernon's commitment to Notre Dame and Duane Washington Jr.'s early entry to the NBA Draft -- and a quick word on Wednesday's football commit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Ohio State's schedule and the opposing players that could determine the Buckeyes' season
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On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird dip into Ohio State's schedule strength and the opposing players that may bother the Buckeyes the most in 2021. Nathan, Doug, Stephen and Kayla Harvey have been rolling out a new capsule each day on the 50 best opposing players on Ohio State's 12-game regular-season schedule. So Doug and Nathan discussed the four teams with the most players in the top 50 -- Oregon, Penn State, Indiana and Michigan -- and then started rolling through some of the most interesting names among the first 25 players on the list. They'll cover the top-25 on a pod later in July. Among the opponents that the guys broke down, while theorizing if they could hurt the Buckeyes and how they'd do it: • Minnesota QB Tanner Morgan • Oregon QB Anthony Brown • Penn State receiver Parker Washington • Michigan quarterbacks Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy It's almost July, which means it's almost time to really start breaking down Ohio State's schedule and expectations, and this was Doug and Nathan starting to wade into that water. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Tuesday Ohio State Rants: NIL politics, whole grain doughnuts, OSU Olympians
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On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises has a lot of rants and Nathan Baird has to put up with it. Topics covered include: The politics of Ohio finally getting Name, Image and Likness legislation done Monday with an executive order from the governor. Doug and Nathan were both there to cover that and talked it out for 25 minutes or so, the last time they’ll talk NIL politics for some time. Doug ate whole grain doughnuts, hated them and wondered why they exist. A complaint in a review about the pod episodes not being timely enough set Doug off. Doug and Nathan talked about the 26 Olympians from Ohio State and how much the football program should or shouldn’t be responsible for supporting Olympic sports. Doug was mad. Sorry. Thanks for listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
When will Ohio State next lose a non-conference regular-season game? Mark It Down Monday
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Ohio State's home game against Oregon on Sept. 11 is one of the most highly anticipated of the entire college football season. If the Ducks do not pull the upset, when will OSU next lose a non-conference game in the regular season? Doug and Nathan discuss the Buckeyes' recent history in such games -- including their poor record at home -- and what the future schedule holds. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, June 26
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A cyncial political move holds up the Name, Image and Likness bill in the Ohio General Assembly. Ohio State football target J.T. Tuimoloau cancels official visit to Alabama, Would you take 10 more years of Urban Meyer, or seven more years of Ryan Day? Hey, Buckeye Talk, Jadyn Davis emulates Justin Fields, and Ohio State football has made him a 2024 quarterback target and Dallan Hayden, 4-star running back, commits to Ohio State football: Buckeyes Recruiting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 26, 2021
Woody Hayes' last Rose Bowl, Ohio State vs. UCLA to end the 1975 season: Buckeye ReTalkables
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On this Buckeye ReTalkables on Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird once again go back into the 1970s.  This time, it’s to end the 1975 season, as Woody Hayes in his final Rose Bowl, Archie Griffin in his final game and the No. 1 and undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes take on 15-point underdog UCLA in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 1976. This is a warning, Buckeye Talk listeners -- this might be the toughest loss of Hayes’ 28 years with the Buckeyes. Featuring Griffin, Pete Johnson and Cornelius Green, Ohio State was propelled all season by the best backfield in the country, and maybe of the last three decades in college football. But the highest-scoring offense in the country couldn’t get rolling in a 23-10 loss to the Bruins. Listen as Doug and Nathan recap all the categories, from the big plays to the stars of the game to how Hayes reacted after the loss. This game was closer than the score indicated, and even though it’s a tough loss, the game offers a lot to learn about Ohio State’s relationship to the Rose Bowl, Hayes’ coaching style and weird 1970s commercials. We hope you enjoy another Buckeye ReTalkables from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
Dallan Hayden commits, Treyaun Webb trims his list and Ohio State wraps up camps: Buckeye Football Futures
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Ohio State football wrapped up its day camps this week -- including a Tuesday session with several interesting prospects. But the Buckeyes also had some recruiting news off the field. So for this episode of Buckeye Football Futures Nathan is joined by two of cleveland.com's recruiting correspondences, Kayla Harvey and Robert Fenbers. They discussed the commitment of Dallan Hayden, the prospects who came through camp this week and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Drafting 10 college football stars to help Ohio State in 2021 (are there really 10?)
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It's another draft on the big Wednesday pod, as Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises dig in on Buckeye Talk. They each take five players from around the country that they think would most help Ohio State in 2021. But they can't take more than one player from any position. So this exercise is really about the areas where the Buckeyes could use the most help. Honestly, once you get past three or four positions, what Ohio State has is as good as what else is out there in the rest of college football. But this draft will inform you a little more about this season's Ohio State team. Doug and Nathan draft a quarterback, running back, offensive lineman, receiver/tight end, special teamer, defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker, cornerback and safety. What's the order, who are the players added, and how much help do the 2021 Buckeyes really need? Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Introducing a new College Football Playoff show; and talking Quinn Ewers, plus Ohio State vs. Texas football
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A new podcast is coming. Buckeye Talk isn’t going anywhere, but starting in July, we’re launching a new national podcast. It’s called the College Football Playoff Show with Doug Lesmerises, and I’ll be joined by one of the smartest, most entertaining young football writers in the country as Shehan Jeyararah will be the co-host.  We’ll be coming at you every Tuesday and Wednesday starting July 6. The main podcast each week will focus on the four annual playoff contenders -- Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma -- and any teams that we decide are worthy of joining them in the discussion. Each week in the preseason we’ll vote on a team to add to the mix -- should Texas A&M or Cincinnati or Iowa State or Oregon or USC or Wisconsin or Penn State or Georgia be added to the playoff group? And once the season starts, we’ll kick out a team each week. You need to earn the right for us to discuss you. For the teams in the mix, each week Shehan and I will discuss those teams in context and draft something about them. Which playoff contender has the best quarterback? The best coach? The best defense? The most playoff-friendly schedule? There will be a $1 monthly text subscription as part of it, which will allow you to vote on whether a team should be kicked out or added to the playoff mix. And that’s where we’ll also take questions for the subscriber-only podcast we’ll do each week. One big pod free, one Q&A pod for the subscribers. This will all start the first week in July and then build into the season. More information is coming, but for now, listen to Shehan and me as we discuss Ohio football vs. Texas football; how Texas let Quinn Ewers get recruited by Ohio State; why Tom Herman failed at Texas; and more. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk, and we hope you’ll join us on the College Football Playoff Show with Doug Lesmerises. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Which Ohio State player will wear the Block O jersey in 2021? Mark It Down Monday
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Ohio State picked a great representative to the legacy of Bill Willis when it chose Jonathon Cooper as the first recipient of the Block O jersey last season. Which Buckeye will wear No. 0 when the offer continues this fall? Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises make their predictions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Undefeated Ohio State, in transition, wins at Michigan in 1979: Buckeye ReTalkables
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On this edition of Buckeye ReTalkables, it’s time to dive into the first Michigan game for head coach Earle Bruce, as the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes go to Ann Arbor in 1979. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means watched the game and saw an OSU program in transition in the first season after Woody Hayes … and a program that nearly won a national title. The Buckeyes won this game in Michigan Stadium 18-15 thanks to defense and special teams, and a few big plays from sophomore quarterback Art Schlichter. Listen as the guys go through the ReTalkable categories, discussing the tackling and style of linebacker Al Washington, the father of current OSU linebackers coach Al Washington Jr.; the rising ability of freshman linebacker Marcus Marek; the speed and skill of Michigan receiver Anthony Carter; the several questionable coaching moves from Michigan’s Bo Schembechler; and the win that would serve as the high point of the Bruce era as the Buckeyes stayed perfect and headed to the Rose Bowl, where they would lose a claim to a national title with a 17-16 loss to USC. But after losing three straight to Michigan to end the Hayes era, this was a huge win for Ohio State. Thanks for reliving it on Buckeye ReTalkables from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines June 18
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NIL bill continues through Ohio political system, Tyreke Johnson, former Ohio State football 5-star prospect, transfers to Nebraska, Former Ohio State quarterbacks Braxton Miller and Troy Smith hope to bring an IMG Academy-style prep school to Ohio, Quarterback Justin Fields, shot put national champion Adelaide Aquilla named Ohio State Athletes of the Year and Ohio State football’s Chris Olave, Thayer Munford, Haskell Garrett named Walter Camp preseason All-Americans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
10 prospects, 10 questions from Ohio State football's third week of day camps: Buckeye Football Futures
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Ohio State wrapped up its third week of day camps during this busy month of June. Stephen Means was there Tuesday and Wednesday firing intel to our Buckeye Talk text subscribers. So I went back through those texts and asked him 10 questions about 10 of the prospects he scouted and talked to this week. Among the mentions: David Hicks, Matayo Uiagalelei, Sonny Styles, Troy Bowles, A.J. Harris and a drop-in from Walter Nolen. the prospects he saw. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Drafting the ideal college football conferences -- Should Ohio State go No. 1?
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On this big Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, it’s time to draft the ideal college football conferences. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are each drafting a 16-team conference from the 65 power conference schools, which will leave 17 leftover programs. The goal is to find out where Big Ten schools like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Maryland and more fit into the hierarchy of national teams. Should Ohio State be the No. 1 pick? Are Michigan and Penn State top-10 picks? How high do Maryland and Northwestern go? How far does Nebraska fall? It’s a fun exercise about the perception of schools when it comes to football, money and attractiveness, and thanks for listening to it on the latest Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Will J.T. Tuimoloau (visiting soon) pick Ohio State and create 5-star defensive end twins with Jack Sawyer?
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This Tuesday Buckeye Talk is dedicated entirely to the looming Ohio State visit of 5-star defensive end J.T. Tuimoloau, who is scheduled to be in Columbus this weekend as one of his five official visits. Tuimoloau is hitting Washington, Oregon, USC, Ohio State and Alabama on his five officials, with Ohio State seen as holding a slight lead. Will his first visit to Columbus lock down a commitment? Does Alabama getting the last visit matter a lot? Will Larry Johnson seal this for the Buckeyes? If Tuimoloau comes, how much might he play as a freshman? And then what would it mean for Ohio State's title chances in 2022 and 2023 to add Tuimoloau to the mix? Stephen Means, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises discuss every aspect of Tuimoloau's recruitment, while somehow also working in talk of Nathan as a local celebrity, and the duties in England of the Royal Gynecologist. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Which Big Ten teams will make the first 12-team College Football Playoff in 2023? Mark It Down Monday
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So now we know the College Football Playoff listens to Buckeye Talk, because they adopted most of Doug's proposal from a few weeks ago. What now? We break down each point of the 12-team proposal and how it affects Ohio State. We also Mark Down who will first represent the Big Ten when -- actually, if -- expansion comes in 2023. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Reliving Ohio State vs. Texas and Vince Young from 2005: Buckeye ReTalkables
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It’s time to get back to Buckeye ReTalkables. The plan is to sprinkle these episodes in twice a month over the offseason, as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means rewatch and relive Ohio State games of the past. The last ReTalkables was in October, so now that it’s June, the ReTalkables are renewed with a humdinger of a game. It’s Ohio State vs. Texas from 2005, that showdown with Vince Young in the Shoe in primetime that happened to be the first Ohio State football game Doug ever covered. Doug, Nathan and Stephen go through the usual categories to discuss who owned the game, who made the big plays, who made the good and bad decisions, who had weird or awesome style and how enjoyable this game was for Ohio State fans. And as always, the question remains, did this look like a championship Ohio State team? It’s a tough loss but a great game to ReTalk about. So thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, June 11
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Ohio State hired Jocelyn Gates as the senior associate athletic director who oversees football. She will have a lead role in setting the Buckeyes' future football schedule. Former North Carolina kicker Noah Ruggles announced his commitment to Ohio State as a graduate transfer. He will compete with Jake Seibert for kicking duties this fall. Kaleb Brown, a top-100 receiver from Chicago's St. Rita High School, became the 13th commitment and third receiver in Ohio State's 2022 recruiting class. Ohio State's second week of day camps featured some intriguing international talent, including defensive tackle Hero Kanu from Germany and tight end Theo Melin Ohrstrom from Sweden. Playoff expansion seems inevitable after a recommendation from a College Football Playoff working group to move from four teams to 12. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Kaleb Brown commits, Noah Ruggles transfers in and day camps continue: Buckeye Football Futures
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Ohio State wrapped up its second week of day camps with some intriguing prospects on campus. Stephen reports back on what he saw and who he talked to. He also provides an update on top safety prospect Xavier Nwankpa. First up, he and Nathan discuss the commitment of Kaleb Brown and Noah Ruggles' addition as a graduate transfer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Drafting the best players, coaches and traditions -- the Untouchables of Ohio State football
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On this episode of Buckeye Talk, it’s time for another draft, and this one combines a little bit of everything. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means draft eight rounds of Ohio State Untouchables. The parameters -- take one recruit from the Class of 2022; one player each from the Class of 2021, Class of 2020, Class of 2019 and Class of 2018/17; one current assistant coach; one Ohio State tradition; and one wild card. So in the same draft are Garrett Wilson, Larry Johnson, Quinn Ewers and Hang on Sloopy. There is some cutthroat drafting going on here -- so think about who or what you would take No. 1, then prepare for one of the most fun drafts on Buckeye Talk yet. Thanks for listening to another podcast from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Looking back at Ohio State's first big recruiting weekend of 2021 and into the week ahead: Buckeye Football Futures
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What came out of Ohio State's first big recruiting weekend after the end of the NCAA dead period? What is coming in the week ahead? Stephen Means and Nathan Baird break it down. They also answer subscriber questions on "crystal balls," Pickerington Central safety Sonny Styles and 2023 quarterback recruiting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Who will be the next Big Ten football coach to change jobs? Mark It Down Monday
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Big Ten football experienced only one coaching change in the offseason, and it involved Bret Bielema returning to the league. Such a lack of turnover is uncommon. In nine of the last 11 years there has been more than one coaching change. On this Mark It Down Monday, Doug, Nathan and Stephen rank the Big Ten coaches based on stability and upward mobility before predicting who will be the next to switch jobs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
What if Joe Burrow beat out Dwayne Haskins as Ohio State's QB in 2018? Buckeyefly Effect
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It’s time for another Buckeyefly Effect, where we change a decision in Ohio State football’s past, and imagine what the alternative reality would have looked like. This time, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means dive into the world where Joe Burrow beats out Dwayne Haskins to be Ohio State’s starting quarterback in 2018. How good would Burrow have been in 2018? Would the Buckeyes have won the national title in 2019? What would have happened to Haskins? Would Ohio State be recruiting quarterbacks and receivers at the same level now? The guys look at the short-term and long-term effects for Ohio State football, with input from text subscribers. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Buckeye Talk Headlines, June 4
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Ohio State begins hosting official visits again this weekend with the annual Buckeye Bash. Among the official visitors is 2022 quarterback commit Quinn Ewers, who returns to Columbus for the first time in two years. The end of the NCAA's 15-month dead period signaled the beginning of Ohio State's one-day camps for high school prospects. Oregon defensive lineman J.T. Tuimoloau, the final uncommitted five-star prospect in the 2021 class, announced his official visit schedule -- including a stop in Columbus. Ohio State 2021 season tickets went on sale as the athletic department remains optimistic about full capacity at Ohio Stadium. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Will Ohio State's elite defensive line recruiting continue in 2022? Buckeye Football Futures
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Ohio State has become synonymous with defensive line excellence under Larry Johnson. To wrap up our positional breakdown on Buckeye Football Futures we look at how the Buckeyes' 2021 defensive line came together and, more importantly, where Johnson is taking that group in the future. Stephen also gave us a look inside Ohio State's first prospects camp of the summer, including some intriguing quarterback visitors. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
The 5 things the Ohio State Buckeyes must do to win a national title in 2021
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On this big Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird each pick the five things that must happen for Ohio State to win a national championship in 2021. Where does the play of the new starting quarterback fit on the list? How about sharing the ball among all the playmakers? What about the pass rush, and the secondary? How do Big Ten foes like Indiana, and possible playoff opponents like Oklahoma, Clemson and Georgia fit into the mix? Nathan gives his five, Stephen gives his five and Doug gives his five … see how much they match your top five. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Could Braxton Miller have been an NFL QB that was some version of Lamar Jackson?
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On this Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises welcomes a special guest to talk about one of the most dynamic players in Ohio State football history. Beau Bishop, veteran of radio and TV in Columbus and Cleveland, and current host for 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, joins Doug to discuss Braxton Miller and what might have happened if he hadn’t injured his shoulder in the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2013 season and if he had remained a quarterback. Where would he have been taken in the NFL Draft? Is what Lamar Jackson has done in the NFL any kind of reasonable comparison for what Miller might have been? How will Miller be remembered as a Buckeye decades from now? It’s all about Miller, and there are a lot of what-ifs. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Where will Ohio State be ranked in the preseason Associated Press Top 25? Mark It Down Monday
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