The Buckeye Weekly Podcast

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 Jan 23, 2020

Cory
 Sep 26, 2018
Informative and funny at the same time. This is the perfect podcast for Buckeye fans. Gerd and Tom Orr are two of the best at what they do.

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BuckeyeScoop.com's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting, and share insights and analysis from inside the Buckeye beat.

Episode Date
Instant Reaction: Four-Star Cornerback Kayin Lee Commits To Ohio State
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The Buckeyes have landed a verbal commitment from 4-star Georgia cornerback Kayin Lee. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the commitment and discuss what kind of player Ohio State is getting in Lee. The fellas also talk about just where Lee could end up in this Buckeye defense and just how many more defensive backs might be in this class with him.
Jun 27, 2022
Are Expectations Too High For CJ Stroud This Season?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman talk a bit about Ohio State's recent hot streak on the recruiting trail. They then tackle a number of listener questions covering the following topics.
- Which position on the Buckeyes is likely to have the most transfers?
- What will be the most interesting position battle among non-starters this year?
- Were we more excited/intrigued to see Justin Fields in his second season as a starter or CJ Stroud in his second season as a starter?
- Is there pressure on Ryan Day and CJ Stroud to make sure Stroud is a successful NFL quarterback?
- Who are the top offensive tackles off the bench for the Buckeyes?
- Which traditions do we want to see included in EA Sports' College Football game next year?
- Where's the best place to sit in Ohio Stadium?
Jun 22, 2022
Instant Reaction: 5-Star WR Brandon Inniss Commits To Ohio State
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The Buckeyes have landed a verbal commitment from 5-star Florida wide receiver Brandon Inniss. He is the second 5-star receiver committed for Ohio State in the 2023 class.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman break down the commitment and what it means for Ohio State moving forward. They also discuss OSU's current receiver class of Inniss, Carnell Tate, and Bryson Rodgers, and how they all fit together. (Spoiler: Very well.)
Jun 21, 2022
Instant Reaction: 5-Star WR Carnell Tate Commits To Ohio State
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Five-star 2023 wide receiver Carnell Tate has committed to Ohio State. He continues the long lineage of talented receivers to commit to OSU receivers coach Brian Hartline.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions to the commitment and discuss what kind of player the Buckeyes are getting. They also talk about Brian Hartline's history of recruiting and Ryan Day's seemingly lopsided recruiting on the offensive side of the ball.
Jun 20, 2022
What Kind Of Recruiter Will Jim Knowles Be?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer listener questions covering a variety of Ohio State topics. But first they discuss Thursday's 7-on-7 tournament on the Ohio State campus and talk about some of the takeaways that they had. Following the 7-on-7 discussion, the fellas tackle a number of questions regarding the following topics.
- What's the situation with 5-star DE Matayo Uiagalelei?
- Is Braxton Miller the second greatest quarterback in Ohio State history?
- What kind of recruiter was Jim Knowles at Oklahoma State?
- What are you doing with the piece of Ohio Stadium turf that you're buying?
- How will the starting place-kicker job be decided?
Jun 17, 2022
How Will The Ohio State Offense Affect Jim Knowles' Playcalling?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a handful of listener questions. Among the topics discussed this week include the following.
- How will Ohio State's offense impact the way Jim Knowles calls a defense?
- Do current and former Buckeyes recruit?
- If you could turn one loss in Ohio State football history into a win, but you’d have to trade it with an equally valued win by making that a loss, what would the win and loss be?
- What are the expectations for cornerback Cam Brown this year?
- What is the latest on Kourt Williams?
- What's the deal with Buckeye safeties?
- Will NIL lead to quicker boos from the fans?
- Will NIL impact the NFL draft and keep players in school longer?
- Why is OSU's offensive recruiting so far ahead of its defensive recruiting in 2023 and 2024?
Jun 13, 2022
Forecasting Eight Breakout Buckeyes On The Ohio State Defense
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In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr project eight Buckeyes on the defensive side of the ball to have breakout seasons this year. Ohio State has rebuilt its defense with new coordinator Jim Knowles, which means every Buckeye defender heads into the 2022 season with a clean slate. It also means that there is plenty of opportunity here for a breakout. So which new starters are going to shine, which returning starters are going to take the next step into stardom, and which unproven Buckeyes are going to become proven? The fellas run through all of the names ready to explode for the Buckeyes this season.
Jun 10, 2022
Forecasting Eight Breakout Buckeyes On The Ohio State Offense
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In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman project eight Buckeyes on the offensive side of the ball to have breakout seasons this year. Ohio State returns one of the top offenses in the nation with a handful of proven stars already, but they won't be the only impact players on offense this season. So which new starters are going to shine, which returning starters are going to take the next step into stardom, and which unproven Buckeyes are going to become proven? The fellas run through all of the names ready to explode for the Buckeyes this season.
Jun 08, 2022
Commit Watch: Breaking Down Ohio State's Seven Newest Offers From Camp
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Ohio State held their first one-day camp for high school prospect on Wednesday. Following the event, head coach Ryan Day extended offers to seven different players, including 2023 quarterback Austin Novosad. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down each of the seven players to get offered and discuss what each of those offers mean for the Buckeyes and players moving forward. They also spend some time talking about eighth-grade phenom Tyler Atkinson, who was arguably the star of the entire camp.
Jun 02, 2022
Bonus Episode - Ohio State Camp Insider: Scouting Tyler Atkinson.mp3
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In this special bonus episode, Marc Givler joins Tom Orr from the first Ohio State summer camp to discuss some of the impressive linemen they watched this morning, including 2026 prospect Tyler Atkinson, who earned an Ohio State offer before he even completed 8th grade.

Plus, a few other players who flashed, including an in-state offensive lineman who has all the measurables despite only just finishing his sophomore seaon.

Finally, the guys preview some of the skill players they'll see in the afternoon, including a pair of quarterbacks fighting to earn an offer to be the QB in the Buckeyes' 2023 recruiting class.
Jun 01, 2022
Who Will Ohio State Play In The New Big Ten Schedule?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the possible upcoming decision to remove divisions in the Big Ten. What does that mean for scheduling and protected rivals? Tom and Tony go through some of the scheduling possibilities and show you why it's not as easy as it sounds.
May 31, 2022
Will The Buckeyes Substitute More Sensibly On Defense This Year?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a handful of listener episodes. Among the topics today are the following.
- Will there be more sensible substitutions on defense this year?
- If Ryan Day had his way, how would the quarterback situation shake out during Dylan Raiola's time at Ohio State?
- Which conference game is Ohio State most likely to run and pass for 220 yards?
- What are the best bets for Week 0 and Week 1 this season?
- Bearded Ryan Day or clean-shaven Ryan Day?
May 25, 2022
Which Former Buckeye Quarterback Would Have Fit Best In Ryan Day's Offense?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer a handful of listener questions. Among the topics today are the following.
- How do freshmen determine their jersey numbers/
- Is Dallan Hayden being underestimated?
- Ranking the top starting quarterbacks from 2001-2017 as fits in Ryan Day's offense.
- Will the Buckeyes run mainly a 4-3 against Notre Dame?
- Did Greg Mattison "provide cover" for Al Washington at linebacker given the fall off last year?
- What is the best sports cartoon based on real players?
May 22, 2022
Predicting Kickoff Times And Networks For Every Ohio State Football Game This Year
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Two kickoff times have been announced for the Buckeyes this season, as the Michigan game will be a noon kickoff on FOX and the Notre Dame game will be a 7:30 pm kickoff on ABC. No other kickoff times have been announced, but that doesn't mean we can't speculate on the rest of the schedule.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman take a week-by-week look at the most likely network destinations and kickoff times for the Buckeyes. Will the Notre Dame game be the only one home game under the lights, or one of several? Will Penn State be another White Out? How many road trips will be at night for Ohio State? The fellas take a crack at deciphering all of it.
May 20, 2022
Buckeye Weekly Live: Jimbo Fisher Is Not Buying What Nick Saban Is Selling
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In this live stream instant reaction edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon share their thoughts on Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher's press conference addressing Alabama head coach Nick Saban's allegation that A&M has abused the NCAA's NIL rules. Was this the greatest press conference in world history? Quite possibly. The fellas discuss their amazement at a head coach actually naming names and answer viewer questions about the entire ordeal, covering many other topics as well.
May 19, 2022
What Ryan Day's New Contract Tells Us About The Future Of Ohio State Football
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Ohio State has announced contract extensions for football coach Ryan Day, men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann, women's basketball coach Kevin McGuff, lacrosse coach Nick Myers, and men's hockey coach Steve Rohlik.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss these extensions, specifically what the Ryan Day extension means for the future of OSU football and why the Chris Holtmann extension made sense.

The fellas then answer a handful of listener questions involving the Buckeyes having three scholarship kickers, how the players on the OSU defense have adapted to Jim Knowles' system, and who is on the Mt. Rushmore of late-blooming Buckeyes.
May 18, 2022
Is The Big Ten Getting Rid Of Divisions?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the recent recommendations from the NCAA Oversight Committee regarding temporarily unlimited recruiting classes, and also conference championship game requirement changes.

Both recommendations are expected to pass and would mean a two-year waiver on the 25-scholarship cap, as well as a removal of the rules that dictate how conference championship games are determined. This will then free up conferences to do away with divisions and simply have their two best teams play in their respective conference title games. (Ex: Ohio State vs. Michigan for the Big Ten Championship.)

Could the Big Ten be on the verge of doing this? And if so, is it a good thing? The fellas discuss all the scenarios and situations that could be involved in such a major change. Before that, however, they discuss the opening odds on conference champions for 2022 and try to decide to best plays to spend some make-believe money.
May 11, 2022
Five-Star Quarterback Dylan Raiola Commits To Ohio State!
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Quarterback Dylan Raiola -- the top player in the 2024 class -- has committed to Ohio State. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman give their instant reactions to the news and discuss what the Buckeyes are getting in the 5-star quarterback. They also talk about Ryan Day's incredible success recruiting quarterbacks, just how quickly Raiola might start competing for a starting job, and what this means for the rest of the 2024 recruiting class.
May 10, 2022
Ohio State Does Something In Recruiting It Hasn't Done Since 2009
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Wednesday's commitment of 4-star Ohio offensive lineman Austin Siereveld. The Buckeyes have now landed commitments from the top three linemen in the state of Ohio State, so the fellas discuss the importance of that feat. Tom and Tony also discuss the ongoing vote to make NIL legal for Ohio high school student-athletes. Is it likely to pass? What will it mean if it does? All of this is discussed and much more.
May 05, 2022
Breaking Down The Buckeye Freshmen Enrolling This Summer
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Ohio State is adding 10 more freshmen from the 2022 class this summer. Running back Dallan Hayden, receivers Kojo Antwi and Kaleb Brown, offensive linemen Tegra Tshabola, Carson Hinzman, and Avery Henry, defensive linemen Hero Kanu, Omari Abor, and Kenyatta Jackson, and safety Sonny Styles will arrive this June.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss all 10 incoming freshmen, their relative strengths and weaknesses, and the likelihood of each of them seeing the field this year.
May 03, 2022
Jim Knowles Doesn't Care Who Starts At Defensive End And Neither Should You
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman finish up the last of their listener questions. The topics during this show include the following.
- Will Zach Harrison be the starter to open the season at defensive end?
- Will a younger defensive end eventually overtake Zach Harrison?
- How much will the linebackers improve this season?
- Who is Ohio State's rival, because it doesn't seem like it should be Michigan?
- Is OSU walk-on receiver Xavier Johnson a Top 18 receiver in the Big Ten?
- If we weren't covering Ohio State, what sport/team would we want to cover?
- Will CJ Stroud match Dwayne Haskins' numbers from 2018?
- Will Emeka Egbuka score two touchdowns on special teams this year?
- Will Ohio State beat Michigan by 3+ touchdowns this year?
- Will the Buckeyes be the first team to be ranked No. 1 in the CFP poll this season?
May 01, 2022
Are There Concerns With Ohio State Offensive Line Recruiting?
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Ohio State parted ways with offensive line coach Greg Studrawa after the 2021 season, in part because of failures in recruiting.

Early in the 2023 cycle, the Buckeyes have missed out on a couple of big targets. So is this a cause for concern or just a byproduct of Justin Frye only being on the job for a few months?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss where things stand now with Luke Montgomery and Josh Padilla committed, the upcoming decision by Austin Siereveld, and where things could end up before Early Signing Day.

Plus, the fellas answer listener questions about NIL bundling organizations, the state of the 2022 Ohio State special teams, and more.
Apr 29, 2022
Major Changes For The NCAA, The Best Seinfeld Episode Ever
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The much-maligned figurehead at the top of the NCAA is on his way out. So what will the departure of NCAA President Mark Emmert mean for the future of college sports?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss that and much more on the latest episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast. What do the fellas think about the report that Notre Dame's athletic director believes the NCAA could be a thing of the past by the mid-2030s?

Plus, who will replace Larry Johnson when the legendary Ohio State defensive line coach finally decides to hang 'em up?

And what's the best episode ever of Seinfeld? The guys agree, but it's probably not the episode you're thinking of.
Apr 27, 2022
Two More Transfers To The Portal Testing Buckeyes' Depth Defensively?
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Ohio State has lost a pair of defenders to the transfer portal in the last week as defensive lineman Noah Potter and safety Andre Turrentine have both announced their transfers since the spring game. Both players had very good outings in the annual Scarlet vs. Gray scrimmage, but both also clearly saw the writing on the wall regarding the depth chart battles they were going to be fighting. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss their departures and why they made sense given the depth on hand. The fellas then answer a few listener questions, including which Urban Meyer assistant was Meyer's worst hire, and who will make it out of Better Call Saul alive?
Apr 25, 2022
Will Ohio State Have A Top 10 Defense This Year?
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It is time for listeners to control the Buckeye Weekly Podcast for a bit, which means that it is time for some listener questions. In this episode, the fellas tackle the following.
- How many touches will Evan Pryor get this season and will it be enough to keep him around for the long term?
- How much improvement does the defense make this year and which statistical categories could they get into the top 10?
- Was last year an aberration for Michigan and will they regress to their mean this year?
Apr 22, 2022
10 Things We Learned From Rewatching The 2022 Ohio State Spring Game
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go back and forth discussing the various things that caught their eye after rewatching the Ohio State spring game. Topics include the offensive line, the defensive ends, Kyle McCord, Kye Stokes, the defense as a whole, and much, much more.
Apr 19, 2022
Ohio State Lands Two Commits And Another Buckeye Heads To The Portal
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the impressive recruiting weekend that the Buckeyes had. Ohio State landed a pair of intriguing Florida commitments on Sunday, so the fellas talk about what the Buckeyes are getting. They also discuss the breaking news of a defensive transfer which happened while they were recording. Tony and Tom also recap their spring game bold predictions as well as their fantasy spring game competition.
Apr 18, 2022
Instant Reaction From The 2022 Ohio State Spring Game
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The Buckeyes capped spring practice with their annual spring game. The Scarlet (offense) team defeated the Gray (defense) team 34-26 in what was an entirely offense vs. defense matchup.

Following the game, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share their instant reactions from the game and answer a number of live viewer questions with the help of Kevin Noon.

The fellas discuss how the quarterbacks performed, Evan Pryor's impressive game, the depth at wide receiver, the ongoing situation on the offensive line, the talent of JT Tuimoloau, the stellar play of the cornerbacks, and touch on a number of other topics throughout the show.
Apr 16, 2022
14 Bold Predictions About The Ohio State Spring Game
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The Ohio State spring game is this Saturday and since there is a Buckeye football game being played, that means there must be bold predictions.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman run through 14 bold predictions for a game that is impossible to predict. Which Buckeyes will shine brightest? Who will get to the quarterback the most? Who will find the end zone more than anybody else? The fellas have bold predictions covering the gamut of possibilities.
Apr 13, 2022
2022 Ohio State Spring Game Fantasy Draft
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The Ohio State spring game is this Saturday and rather than just watch it like normal humans, in order to make things a little more interesting, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman have decided to draft spring game fantasy squads from the Ohio State football roster.

Using a PPR scoring system, the fellas have to use their wits and wiles to decide how much a Buckeye is going to play and weigh it against how much he isn't. It's not the most baffling draft you've ever seen, but it's gotta be close.

This isn't about drafting the most talented team, it's about drafting a spring game squad that will put up the best numbers. Tony and Tom select a quarterback each, along with a running back, three receivers, a tight end, a kicker, and three defensive players, and then add in three reserves should anything happen to their starters.

And they do this without even having the spring game rosters yet. Is it foolish? Probably, but who cares!
Apr 11, 2022
Remembering Dwayne Haskins
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the tragic passing of former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins and the legacy he left behind long before he was gone.
Apr 09, 2022
What Is Making CJ Stroud Even Better In 2022?
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Ohio State landed a commitment from 4-star safety Malik Hartford on Wednesday. It was also a busy day for the current Buckeyes as the quarterbacks and linebackers spoke to reporters about spring ball.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the happenings of the day. Topics include the following.

- Malik Hartford's commitment.
- What makes him special?
- What does it mean that Ohio State already has two safeties committed?
- Is there a concern regarding cornerback recruiting?
- Where has CJ Stroud improved from last year?
- What does Stroud think about Jim Knowles' defense?
- What keeps Stroud humble?
- How Ohio State is building an assembly line of quarterbacks.
- Why you should like Devin Brown.
- What Steele Chambers thinks about the defense.
- All of this and much more.
Apr 07, 2022
After Multiple Transfers, Do The Buckeyes Now Have Concerns In The Secondary?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the transfers of Ohio State defensive backs Bryson Shaw and Lejond Cavazos. They also talk about the huge recruiting weekend that the Buckeyes just had. Among the topics covered in the show are the following.

- Why did Shaw and Cavazos transfer now?
- What made them transfer candidates?
- What does the depth chart in the secondary look like now with them gone?
- An update on Kam Babb.
- Will the Buckeyes be able to land a big-time 2023 QB?
- Will they take two in 2024?
- Who is Mark Fletcher and why should you care?
- The wide receiver train looks like it is just going to keep on keeping on thanks to the handful of 5-star pass catchers who visited this past weekend.
Apr 05, 2022
Reasons For Optimism With The Ohio State Running Game
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Ohio State is returning one of the nation's top running backs in TreVeyon Henderson, but he is not the only reason for optimism with the Ohio State running game.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the intel shared by Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson this week, much of which revolved around why the Ohio State running game looks like a stock worth buying this year.

Among the topics discussed in this episode include the following.

- Cade Stover's move back to tight end.
- How are Joe Royer and Gee Scott doing?
- Ryan Day's concerns coming into spring.
- What is the biggest concern with the offensive line?
- Is the starting five up front essentially set?
- Why is the interior lining up like it is?
- What kind of standard is TreVeyon Henderson setting?
- What has impressed Kevin Wilson about CJ Stroud?
- What's Wilson's impression of Jim Knowles so far?
- And more.
Mar 31, 2022
Which Position Group Has Surprised Jim Knowles The Most So Far?
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Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles held a media session following practice on Tuesday. He answered a slew of questions from reporters and provided a ton of insight on his defense. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss everything that Knowles had to say. The topics include the following.

- Tommy Eichenberg's mastery of the defense.
- Chip Trayanum's adjustment to defense.
- Why running backs can make good linebackers.
- Mitchell Melton shining at defensive end.
- The defensive line impressing as a whole.
- JT Tuimoloau's dynamic skill set.
- Gabe Powers and CJ Hicks.
- The situation at safety.
- Who fits best where.
- Where is Sonny Styles starting out?
- What Kourt Williams needs to work on.
- Why CJ Stroud is frustrating.
- It's "Jack" not "Leo." At least not yet, anyway.
- Who is working at Jack?
- Is there a Sam here too?
- And more.
Mar 29, 2022
Who Will Be The Breakout Buckeyes On Defense This Spring?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer a handful of listener questions as the Buckeyes wrap up week two of spring football. Among the topics discussed are the following.
- At what point could Cade Stover be needed more on offense?
- Will somebody emerge at tight end for the Buckeyes?
- How is Josh Proctor progressing?
- Which defensive players are set for a breakout?
- What's the latest on Tyleik Williams?
- What has Ryan Day said about JT Tuimoloau?
- Who will benefit the most from the new defensive staff?
- Who will make the biggest jump on defense?
- Who wins the Bam Childress Trophy For Spring Game Excellence?
- Why does Ohio State split up spring camp?
Mar 25, 2022
Why Is Ryan Day Excited About His Defensive Line?
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to talk about his Buckeyes and how spring football is going after three practices. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the biggest topics that Day was asked about. Topics include the following:

- The impact Day's outreach had on Harry Miller.
- What's up at Leo?
- The competition between Day and Jim Knowles.
- Knowles having to adjust to rotating players.
- What JT Tuimoloau gets from being at OSU for a full year.
- How is Tyleik Williams looking? (Hint: GOOD.)
- Day was impressed by Sonny Styles on the basketball court.
- The trouble with fans tweeting nonsense at players.
- The pressure of being Marvin Harrison Jr.
Mar 22, 2022
Does Ohio State Have A Depth Issue On The Offensive Line?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer some listener questions. First, however, they talk a little March Madness and what they saw from a great Thursday night of action. Then they get to answering questions. Topics in this episode include the following:

- The 10 best Buckeye basketball players of the 2000s.
- Is Evan Pryor on the way up?
- What would that mean for Marcus Crowley?
- What is the most-contested spot on the offensive line?
- What is the most-contested spot on the defensive line?
- What is the most-contested spot at linebacker?
Mar 18, 2022
How Will We Know If The New Defense Is Clicking For The Buckeyes?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss a little March Madness before diving into a handful of listener questions.

Among the topics in today's show include:
- Indications that Jim Knowles' defense is being picked up by the players.
- The likelihood of a 6-man WR rotation vs. a 5-man CB rotation.
- Ranking the Ohio State WRs by playing time in 2022.
- Will Ohio State's talent on offense create unhappy players?
- Why does Ohio State limit media access to spring practices?
Mar 17, 2022
Can NIL Collectives Buy National Championships?
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NIL Collectives are the next big thing in college sports, but will they be big enough to actually deliver what they want? And what happens if they don't?

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss some current events regarding a 2023 recruit who is reportedly going to make $8 million from one of these NIL Collectives. Is this a bad thing or is this relatively harmless?

The fellas also discuss the necessary evil of Collectives and the power struggle internally that can eventually happen between coach and booster.
Mar 15, 2022
Buckeye Weekly Live - Spring Football Is Here!
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr host a live episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, discussing the start of Ohio State spring football practice and much more. Topics include the Buckeye receivers, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, a trio of Florida WR recruits, and the retirement of Harry Miller.
Mar 11, 2022
What Could A Fully Realized Jim Knowles Defense Look Like?
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In this continuation from Tuesday's episode, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss what they learned from interview sessions with Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, and Jim Knowles following spring practice No. 1 for the Buckeyes.

Topics include:
- Jim Knowles really likes Kourt Williams.
- Jim Knowles really likes Ronnie Hickman.
- Is that going to be a problem?
- Why there is no tackling to the ground in practice.
- What does Jim Knowles want from his linebackers?
- What if he can't get that?
- What does Kevin Wilson think of the defense?
- Why toughness is a focus of the offense this spring.
- Some other standouts of note.
Mar 09, 2022
Key Buckeyes Missing As Spring Ball Gets Underway
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Ohio State has kicked off spring practice. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they learned from interview sessions with Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, and Jim Knowles after practice No. 1.

Topics include:
- A long list of unavailable players.
- Some interesting names who are back practicing.
- Ryan Day's plan for increased leadership.
- Moving Jaxon Smith-Njigba around.
- Jayden Ballard's rising status.
- Cade Stover's future.
Mar 08, 2022
Is The Ohio State Starting Secondary Already Set?
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What does the depth chart look like?

What to expect from Josh Proctor?

Where is Kourt Williams?

Which young players blossom in the spring?

Are there concerns about the talent level?

How will the new coaches mesh with the current crop of players?

All of these topics are discussed and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Mar 07, 2022
How Well Will The Ohio State Linebackers Fit Into A Jim Knowles Defense?
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Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the Ohio State linebackers as they head into spring ball on Tuesday.

What does the depth chart look like?

Is there a Sam linebacker in the picture?

What to make of the middle linebacker competition?

How well will this roster fit into Jim Knowles' defense and how quickly can everybody pick it up?

All of these topics are discussed and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Mar 06, 2022
What Will Spring Tell Us About The Buckeye Defensive Line?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State defensive line. Who will be on the interior and will they stay there? Can a depth chart even be put together if we don't know who's a Leo and who isn't? Who is this a big spring for up front? How well will Larry Johnson and Jim Knowles mesh? The fellas discuss all of this and much more.
Mar 05, 2022
What Is The Biggest Concern For The Ohio State Offensive Line This Spring?
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Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman continue their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State offensive line. Who will the top five guys be? Is Paris Johnson ready for left tackle? How is the depth looking? How will the Buckeyes react to a new coach in Justin Frye? The fellas discuss all of these topics, as well as a couple of proposed new college football rules looking to shorten the length of games this year.
Mar 04, 2022
Do The Buckeyes Have Any Concerns At Receiver This Spring?
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Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman take a look at the receiver and tight end positions for the Buckeyes as they get set for the opening of spring practice. Where are the biggest questions and concerns at both positions? What do the depth charts look like? The fellas discuss those topics and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Mar 01, 2022
Why Is This A Spring Of Opportunities For The Buckeye Running Backs?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman continue their Ohio State spring positional preview series with a look at the Buckeye running backs.

Where are the biggest concerns and question marks for Tony Alford this spring? What does the depth chart look like? The fellas discuss these topics and more. They also answer a couple of listener questions about the position and then take a quick peek over at Michigan's running back situation headed into the spring.
Feb 27, 2022
What Is The Biggest Concern For The Buckeye Quarterbacks Heading Into Spring?
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Spring football is just around the corner for the Ohio State Buckeyes. As such, it is now time to start the Buckeye Weekly positional preview shows. Up first is the quarterback position.

Ohio State returns Heisman candidate CJ Stroud and rising sophomore Kyle McCord. They also add true freshman Devin Brown.

Is this the best QB room in the Big Ten? Yes.

Tougher questions than that will be asked and answered in this episode as Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman take a deep dive into the Buckeye quarterbacks as spring ball looms.
Feb 25, 2022
The Most Exciting Ohio State Football Games Of The 2000s: 5(ish) to 1
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr conclude their countdown of the most exciting Ohio State football games of the 2000s with the top five... or, to be more precise, the top seven. There were too many great games that the fellas didn't want to skip over, so they added a couple extras in.

- An overtime thriller in a high-stakes edition of The Game
- Arguably the greatest College Football Playoff semifinal game ever
- Maybe the most surprising result of the century for the Buckeyes
- No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the Horseshoe
- Ezekiel Elliott goes 85 yards at the moment the Buckeyes needed it the most
- The double-overtime national championship classic
Feb 23, 2022
The Most Exciting Ohio State Games Of The 2000s, No. 10-6
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Our countdown the most exciting Ohio State football games of the 2000s is getting close to the top, with a look at five all-time thrillers.

- A dramatic final-play win over Michigan
- Arguably the greatest comeback in Ohio State history
- A triple-OT classic that came down to a matter of inches
- A loss to the eventual national champions that still has people asking "what if?"
- A record-breaking comeback in the Rose Bowl

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down each of these dramatic games in the latest episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast.
Feb 22, 2022
The Most Exciting Ohio State Games Of The 2000s, No. 20-11
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their countdown of the 30 most exciting Ohio State football games of the 2000s. In this episode, the fellas discuss the games ranked No. 20 through No. 11. (You can find No. 30-21 on the February 21 edition of The Morning Scoop.)
Feb 21, 2022
Is Jaxon Smith-Njigba Going To Shatter Every Ohio State Receiving Record This Year?
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In this listener questions episode, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss a handful of topics provided by the listeners. (Note: This show was recorded prior to Gene Smith's interview session on Wednesday, Feb. 16.) In today's episode, the fellas answer the following questions.
- How many catches/yards do you project for the receivers?
- How many catches/yards do you project for the runners?
- Can Marvin Harrison break into the national picture?
- Can Miyan Williams break into the national picture?
- What does the timing look like right now for SEC and Big Ten expansion?
Feb 17, 2022
Is Playing A Home Playoff Game In Indianapolis A Good Idea For Ohio State?
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Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith met with reporters on Wednesday to answer questions about the state of college sports today. Questions were asked, in particular about the playoffs, possible expansion, getting rid of divisions, and much more.

In answering questions, Smith said that he would prefer Ohio State to play any home playoff game in Indianapolis rather than Columbus, depending on exactly when the game would be played. Is this a good idea of the worst idea?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Smith's answer in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast. They also discuss Smith saying that the scheduling alliance between the ACC and Pac 12 is likely dead and that the Big Ten will stay with nine conference games. The fellas discuss all of this and more.
Feb 16, 2022
Will Ohio State Be More Focused On Michigan In 2022?
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In this listener questions episode, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss a handful of topics provided by the listeners. In today's episode, the fellas answer the following questions.
- Is there an increased emphasis in workouts on toughness?
- Is there any additional focus on Michigan during workouts?
- Does Michigan's instability add to the focus or detract from it?
- Which Buckeyes are most likely to go from "zero to hero?"
- What is the biggest test on the schedule for Ohio State aside from Notre Dame or Michigan?
- How bad is Ohio State going to beat Michigan this year?
Feb 14, 2022
How Quickly Will Ohio State Have A Championship Defense?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr turn the show over to the listeners and answer their questions covering the following topics.
- What is our true feel for the new defensive staff?
- How will Jim Knowles navigate the need for immediate improvement with a defense that is complex to learn?
- Will Knowles' scheme be successful right away?
- Which Buckeyes are candidates to switch to single-digit jersey numbers/
- Who gets the Cot of Shame for the first road game?
- How many returning starters won't be starters in 2022?
- How badly did Ryan Day screw up the clock management at the end of the Rose Bowl and why can't college coaches get their clocks straight?
Feb 13, 2022
Two Potential Breakout Stars For Ohio State's New Defense
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It's a listener questions episode as Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman cover a variety of topics sent in by the listeners. Questions include discussions about the following:
- Two names that could be breakout stars for the defense.
- Why does OSU refuse to give people gray on the sleeves?
- Is TreVeyon Henderson going to make more people miss this year?
- What's the best fringe benefit of covering Ohio State?
- Will OSU add players from the portal? If so, which position?
- Will OSU be losing players to the portal?
- Was Danny Glover good in Predator 2?
Feb 10, 2022
Who Will Start At Linebacker For The Buckeyes This Year?
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It's a listener questions episode as Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr cover a variety of topics sent in by the listeners. Questions include discussions about the following:
- Predictions on the ACC/Pac 12/Big Ten Super Friends Alliance Scheduling.
- Thoughts on OSU's chances with 5-star DL Lebbeus Overton.
- Is Mickey Marotti staying up to date on his strength program?
- What can QC analysts and grad assistants do?
- Who will start at linebacker?
- Will Tanner McCalister be an impact addition?
- More.
Feb 09, 2022
Who Is Ohio State's Biggest Assistant Addition Other Than Jim Knowles?
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It's a listener questions episode as Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman cover a variety of topics sent in by the listeners. Questions include discussions about the following:
- Potential new starters that will surprise.
- Rule changes on the horizon or that we'd like to see.
- The new Ohio Stadium turf design.
- Who is the most important hire for Ryan Day outside of Jim Knowles?
- How bad are things at Michigan right now?
- And more.
Feb 08, 2022
Buckeye Weekly Live: Who's Got It Better Than Us?
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In this LIVE episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon discuss the news of the week around the Ohio State Football sphere. The new Buckeye coaches and early enrollees spoke with reporters this week, so the fellas cover what was seen and heard there. They also discuss the goings-on up in Michigan with Jim Harbaugh's triumphant return. And throughout the show, they answer questions from the live viewers, including trying to predict the opening day lineup for the Buckeyes.
Feb 05, 2022
10 Bold Predictions For The Buckeye Freshman Class In 2022
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out some bold predictions for the members of Ohio State's 2022 signing class. Names mentioned include CJ Hicks, Dallan Hayden, Kyion Grayes, Caden Curry, and many more.
Feb 04, 2022
Breaking Down The Potential Candidates To Replace Jim Harbaugh
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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh looks like he's on his way out. But what happens if Minnesota doesn't want him? What happens if Michigan doesn't want him either?

In this episode, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss Harbaugh's current situation and then break down 11 different candidates and the possibilities that they could end up in Michigan, as well as what kind of fit they would be there.
Feb 03, 2022
Why Did Ryan Day Decide To Overhaul His Defensive Staff?
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Monday for the first time since the Rose Bowl ended. He took time to discuss his recent coaching hires and what went into his decision to overhaul the bulk of the defensive staff. The new coaches also spoke with reporters afterward. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap much of what was said on the afternoon and discuss what it means for the program moving forward.
Feb 01, 2022
Is Jim Harbaugh Desperate To Get Out Of Michigan?
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In this special bonus mini-episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the latest with Jim Harbaugh's pursuit of an NFL head coaching job.

He didn't get the Las Vegas Raiders job, but interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend, and is apparently in the running for the Miami Dolphins' spot as well.

What does it mean that he's been in the running for so many different spots, and how likely is it that he'll end up coming back to Ann Arbor?
Jan 31, 2022
Which 2022 Ohio State Freshmen Will Lose Their Black Stripes First?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr take part in a good, old-fashioned Black Stripe draft.

The fellas have a snake draft to select their picks for which Buckeye freshmen will have their Black Stripes removed first. They also explain and debate their picks throughout the show.
Jan 28, 2022
Will Proposed Big Ten Changes Be Good Or Bad For Ohio State?
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The Big Ten is discussing going back to eight conference games and getting rid of divisions. What kind of impact would this have on Ohio State? Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss this matter and whether this would be good or bad for the Buckeyes and how it could harm or benefit the conference as a whole as well.

The fellas also discuss the recent commitment of defensive tackle Will Smith, Jr., as well as the impending departure of Michigan defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald and what it means for Jim Harbaugh's future with the Wolverines.
Jan 27, 2022
14 Way-Too-Early Bold Predictions For The 2022 Ohio State Buckeyes
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It's never too early for bold predictions, provided you preface things by saying it's way too early for bold predictions.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out 14 bold predictions for the 2022 Buckeyes that are just way too early to be all that accurate. And certainly too early to be tabulated if they're wrong.

Some of the predictions involve players like CJ Stroud, TreVeyon Henderson, Marvin Harrison, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Kourt Williams, Sonny Styles, and many more.
Jan 25, 2022
What Year Did "Modern" College Football Start?
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College football is in a state of change right now with the influx of the transfer portal and NIL laws being enacted. Change has always been a part of college football, however, and that's what has allowed it to stay so modern and up to date.

But what constitutes the beginning of modern college football? What year did modern college football begin and why?

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss that question and go over a bunch of possible answers over the years. They eventually come to a conclusion, but it may not be one you agree with.
Jan 24, 2022
How Much Does The B1G's Revamped Schedule Help Ohio State's Defense?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr address a handful of listener questions regarding the Ohio State football program. The discussions this week include the following:

- Julian Fleming's potential in the 2022 offense
- Is it time to move on from the veteran defensive ends and let the younger guys like Jack Sawyer and JT Tuimoloau play?
- Should Jaxon Smith-Njigba stay in the slot or move outside?
- Does the revamped schedule help Jim Knowles' defense solidify?
- Why do Alabama and Georgia look so big and athletic on defense compared to slow and small Ohio State?
Jan 23, 2022
Where Are The Biggest Areas For Opportunity In Ohio State's New Defense?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer a batch of listener questions. The topics this time around include the following.

- How will the OSU offense benefit from playing against a Jim Knowles defense?
- Where is the biggest area of opportunity on this Ohio State defense?
- How does next year's front seven compare to Alabama and Georgia in 2021?
- Does Ohio State have the talent to win it all in 2022?
- And more.
Jan 21, 2022
Will Michigan's Defensive Losses Be Too Much To Overcome In 2022?
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The deadline to declare for the NFL Draft has come and gone, which means it's time to look at what the Michigan Wolverines have coming back in 2022.

In today's episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss who is returning to the Michigan defense next year and what that means for the Buckeyes and the rest of the Big Ten.

Will the Wolverines be better in 2022 than they were this year? With their losses on defense, it's hard to imagine they'll be as good as they were in 2021.
Jan 20, 2022
Will Michigan Have The Second-Best Offense In The Big Ten In 2022?
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The deadline to declare for the NFL Draft has come and gone, which means it's time to look at what the Michigan Wolverines have coming back in 2022.

In today's episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss who is returning to the Michigan offense next year and what that means for the Buckeyes and the rest of the Big Ten.

Will the Wolverines be better in 2022 than they were this year? With this offense, it's possible.
Jan 19, 2022
5 Coaching Changes That Will Have A Major Impact On Ohio State
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is finalizing his staff and assigning new titles to assistant coaches. On Tuesday, running backs coach Tony Alford was also named OSU's run game coordinator.

Some of the more interesting moves, however, have taken place a bit under the radar as Day and new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles have brought over four behind-the-scenes coaches to help him install and teach his new defense.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss why the addition of a pair of analysts and a pair of graduate assistants could help bring a major impact to the new Ohio State defense in 2022.
Jan 18, 2022
5 Unpopular Opinions About Ohio State Football History
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In this listener questions episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman address a number of topics provided by the listeners.
- If Ryan Day is standing on third, which new hire is bringing him home?
- Providing unpopular opinions about Ohio State football history.
- Where are the Ohio Stadium vendors?
- What did Mike Doss do better than just about anybody?
- The Horseshoe is turning 100 years old this year.
Jan 16, 2022
Are More Transfers Coming For Ohio State?
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In this listener questions episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a handful of questions submitted by show listeners.
- Does a new defensive staff mean more transfers coming for Ohio State?
- Will new safety transfer Tanner McCalister scare any current Buckeye safeties away?
- How much is the extra COVID year affecting recruiting and transfers in college football?
- Will the offensive line be better next year?
- What to expect from CJ Stroud in 2022.
- Will the Ohio State defensive line be better in 2022 than it was in 2021?
- Are the rumors about the Buckeye Scoop staff true?
Jan 15, 2022
Which Sleeper Buckeyes Could Start In 2022?
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In this listener questions episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman tackle a number of Ohio State topics. (This episode was recorded prior to Thursday's announced staff changes.)
- Will Kerry Coombs still be on the staff in 2022?
- What other defensive staff changes may be coming?
- Will the Buckeyes have a designated special teams coach again next year?
- Bold predictions on sleeper candidates to start next year for Ohio State.
- Should the Buckeyes go after Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsley now that he's in the transfer portal?
- Is the hiring of Justin Frye a direct result of the size and speed of Georgia and Alabama?
- And more.
Jan 14, 2022
Ryan Day Makes Major Changes On Ohio State Coaching Staff
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Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs and linebackers coach Al Washington will not be back in 2022. Ryan Day has also added Cincinnati CBs coach Perry Eliano and Jacksonville Jaguars CBs coach Tim Walton.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the dismissals of Coombs and Washington and address the additions of Eliano and Walton. Are these movements a win for Ryan Day? Is he done shaking up the staff?

Tom and Tony discuss all of this and more.
Jan 13, 2022
Live - Big Ten 2022 Schedule Release - Did The B1G Just Help Ohio State?
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The Big Ten released its revised 2022 football schedule on Wednesday. It features dozens of changes from the previously released 2022 schedule, including six changes for the Buckeyes.

In this live episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon share their thoughts on the new schedule, what stands out, how this impacts the Buckeyes, and much more. They also answer questions from viewers throughout the 90-minute live stream.
Jan 12, 2022
What To Expect From Ohio State's Early Enrollees In 2022
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Ohio State is welcoming in a handful of early enrollees this week. What kind of advantage is it to enroll early and take part in winter workouts and spring football? Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the topic in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast. They also take a look at each of the Buckeyes' early enrollees in the 2022 class and share their expectations for each of them this season.
Jan 11, 2022
What Is Brian Hartline's Future At Ohio State?
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Brian Hartline has been named the Buckeyes' passing game coordinator, but what exactly does that mean for Hartline and his future at Ohio State?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss Hartline's present and future with the Buckeyes in this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast. The fellas also discuss the recent additions of safety Tanner McCalister and Hero Kanu. They then talk a bit about the All-American Bowl and how some future Buckeyes performed in the game. They finish with predictions for Monday's national championship game.
Jan 10, 2022
Who Should The Buckeyes Target In The Transfer Portal?
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In this last chapter of the day-after Rose Bowl live stream, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer viewer questions about the transfer portal, Julian Fleming, predicting starters on defense for next year's Notre Dame game, the 2022 spring football schedule, Tommy Eichenberg, the situation at Will linebacker next year, replacing talented recruiters, and much more.
Jan 08, 2022
How Much Of A Concern Is Linebacker Next Year For The Buckeyes?
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In the fifth and penultimate installment of the post-Rose Bowl live stream, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer viewer questions and discuss topics such as Jack Sawyer, the Ohio State linebackers, the constant nature of the transfer portal, which Buckeye receiver will lead the team in touchdown catches next year, the legend of Demario McCall, the future of Kerry Coombs, and more.
Jan 07, 2022
Greg Studrawa Is Out At Ohio State, Did Ryan Day Make The Right Choice?
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Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa has been let go by head coach Ryan Day.

Buckeye Weekly's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the move and why it happened now.

Was this the right move by Ryan Day? Should he have given Studrawa more time? Why was urgency an issue? What does this mean for recent commitment Carson Hinzman? Who could Day be targeting to replace Studrawa?

All of these questions are discussed and more.
Jan 06, 2022
What Is Jack Sawyer's Role In The Ohio State Defense Next Year?
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In part four of the Day After The Rose Bowl Livestream, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer questions from the viewers about the 2021 Buckeyes, the 2022 Buckeyes, and some assorted other topics. Questions include:

- What’s the outlook for Josh Proctor next year?
- Are there safeties in the portal worth going after?
- Is TreVeyon Henderson the next great OSU back or just a bridge guy to the next great one?
- What is Miyan Williams looking at next year?
- Who will be the two best quarterbacks in the Big Ten?
- Why would great RBs want to come to Ohio State if all the Buckeyes do is throw the ball?
- What’s the deal with Penn State?
- What is Jack Sawyer’s role next year?
Jan 06, 2022
What's Next For The Ohio State Defensive Coaching Staff?
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In part three of this weekend's live stream, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss Big Ten realignment, when should Cade McNamara have been benched by Jim Harbaugh, the hopes and dreams of winning the Big Ten for Michigan fans next year, Tom tries to name all of the Leaders and Legends, the fellas discuss the future of the defensive coaching staff and what they expect to happen -- or at least what they won't be surprised to see happen, and more.
Jan 05, 2022
Do The Buckeyes Have National Championship Caliber Defenders For 2022?
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This is the second episode from our three-hour Rose Bowl live stream where Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answered viewer questions one day after the Buckeyes' 48-45 win over Utah.

- Who will be the Buckeyes' biggest challenge in the Big Ten next year?
- Who has championship-caliber quarterbacks in the conference?
- Who has championship-caliber quarterbacks nationally?
- Which Buckeye defensive players are national championship caliber?
- What do we do on long flights?
- Was this year's Ohio State defense the worst of the last decade?
- More
Jan 04, 2022
One Last Look Back At The Wildest Rose Bowl In Ohio State History
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The Buckeyes are coming off of one of their most dramatic wins ever, as they came from behind to defeat Utah 48-45 in the 2022 Rose Bowl.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman are not quite done talking about it, but that's because Buckeye fans aren't yet ready to be done talking about it.

Tony and Tom live streamed for three hours from a Los Angeles hotel on Sunday. They will break that session into a number of podcasts, the first of which recaps some of their time in LA, final Rose Bowl thoughts, and various questions from the viewers.
Jan 03, 2022
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 48-45 Rose Bowl Win Over Utah
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Following Ohio State's incredible 48-45 comeback victory over Utah in the 2022 Rose Bowl, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman recapped everything they saw from the game and answered questions throughout their live stream.

Where does Jaxon Smith-Njigba's performance rank in Ohio State history? How did this game change the mood of an entire fanbase? What kind of changes are coming to the Buckeyes in the offseason? All of these topics are discussed and many, many more.
Jan 02, 2022
Buckeye Weekly Live - Previewing The Rose Bowl Between Ohio State And Utah
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Ohio State and Utah will play in the Rose Bowl on Saturday, which means now is the perfect time to go live to preview the matchup.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr cover all aspects of Saturday's game while answering questions from the live viewers

The fellas then reveal their picks for the game.
Dec 31, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For The Rose Bowl
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The Rose Bowl is now two days away, so it's time to get out some bold predictions.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman take their weekly bold predictions show live as they make predictions about CJ Stroud, Julian Fleming, Kourt Williams, Tommy Eichenberg, Emeka Egbuka, the Ohio State running game, the defense, and much, much more.

They also then share some bold predictions from the live viewers.
Dec 30, 2021
What Will The Buckeyes Do At Receiver Without Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave?
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Wednesday was Day Three of media availabilities at The Rose Bowl, as the Ohio State offense and Utah defense took center stage?

What did everybody have to say? In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break it down, paying special attention to the situation at receiver for the Buckeyes.

Both Utah and Ohio State coaches were talking about the absences of Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave and what it could mean for the Rose Bowl. There is also a discussion about Cade Stover's present and future, as well as a conversation about the offensive line and "keeping guys happy."
Dec 29, 2021
Buckeye Weekly Live From The Rose Bowl
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Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer viewer questions on this live edition of Buckeye Weekly from Los Angeles.

The fellas spoke with Buckeye coach Matt Barnes and five Ohio State defenders on Tuesday and they share what everybody had to say while also answering a plethora of viewer questions about the Buckeyes and Saturday's upcoming Rose Bowl.
Dec 29, 2021
Where Do Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave Rank Among The Ohio State Greats?
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The Buckeyes have had four players opt out for the Rose Bowl so far as receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave have said their goodbyes, as have defensive tackle Haskell Garrett and Nicholas Petit-Frere.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss each of those opt outs and look back on their respective times at Ohio State.

The fellas also wonder where Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave rank among the Ohio State greats at receiver.

The show also includes a discussion on the transfer of DeaMonte Trayanum to Ohio State and why it's important for new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.
Dec 28, 2021
Will Ohio State Be Pushed Around Two Games In A Row?
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Ohio State got pushed around by Michigan last month. In a week the Buckeyes face a very similar team in the Rose Bowl. Will they be pushed around for a second-straight game? That is one of the questions that Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman attempt to answer in this final edition of listener questions of 2021.

Other topics include Master Teague, Jim Knowles' vibing with recruits and players, what next year's coaching staff looks like, a possible long-term deal for Ryan Day, and where are our favorite burgers located.
Dec 26, 2021
Which Buckeyes Benefit Most From Jim Knowles' Defense?
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The Buckeyes will be adding a new defensive coordinator in the New Year and Jim Knowles comes highly recommended. Which Buckeyes will benefit most from his hire? That is just one of the listener questions that Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

Other questions include whether or not Ohio State fans are spoiled, who is a comparable former Buckeye for TreVeyon Henderson, what kind of conversations do coaches have with players who want to come back but may not have roles on the team, and which Nic Cage movie is best?
Dec 24, 2021
Which Positions Grade Out Well For The Ohio State Defense?
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If you were to break down the Ohio State defense position by position, including the coaches, would anybody grade out all that well?

In this listener questions episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman are asked to assess the defense and the coaches by looking back on this season and ahead to next year.

They also answer questions about what the Chicago Bears need to do in order to help former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields and whether or not Ryan Day should talk more smack about Michigan.
Dec 23, 2021
Should Ohio State Fans Root For Michigan In The College Football Playoffs?
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In this listener questions episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr address some key Ohio State topics, including who Buckeye fans should be rooting for in the College Football Playoffs.

Should you root for Michigan? What do you think? What about Cincinnati? Would it be okay for Ohio State if Georgia wins it all? Or should Buckeye fans root for their old nemesis Alabama?

The fellas also answer questions about the future of college football. How will the game look in five years? What about 10? There is also a question about the transfer portal and where the players go if they don't go anywhere.
Dec 22, 2021
Will Ohio State Be Able To Keep Up Against Programs With Big NIL Money?
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In today's college football, NIL is being talked about more than ever. It seems that some programs are beginning to weaponize it. How will Ohio State keep up in this kind of arms race? Do they even need to?

This is one of the listener questions that Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman answer in this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast. They also discuss the possible narratives should Cincinnati and Michigan both win their games. They also answer a question as old as time -- how do you fix officiating?
Dec 21, 2021
Another Buckeye To The Transfer Portal, Will Others Opt Out Of The Rose Bowl?
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Ohio State has had another player head for the transfer portal.

Former Top 100 defensive end Darrion Henry-Young is transferring from the Buckeyes. What does this mean for the Ohio State defensive line in 2022? Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Henry-Young's departure and why it made sense for the young Buckeye.

There is a discussion about potential Rose Bowl opt-outs as well. Which opt-out possibility is the most likely to play?

The fellas also discuss the cancelation of a couple of OSU men's basketball games and talk about when the Buckeyes should be back on the court again.
Dec 20, 2021
Live - What's Next For The Buckeyes As Rose Bowl Looms?
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Buckeye Weekly LIVE is here on the start of the bowl season as two games kick things off with Ohio State's Rose Bowl game still more than two weeks away but rapidly approaching. Join Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon as they take your questions here on Buckeye Weekly Live. We know Cameron Brown is coming back but what's up with other Buckeyes players? What can we expect out of bowl season? All of that and more, don't miss out.
Dec 19, 2021
Which New Buckeye Is Most Likely To Be An All-American?
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Ohio State has signed another top recruiting class full of a varied group of players.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr make some projections on what they see from this class, discussing topics like which Buckeye signee is most likely to be an All-American, who will be All-Big Ten first, who will be the first to start a game, who is the most likely major award winner, and many other similar categories.
Dec 17, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For the First Week Of Bowl Games
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It's bowl season and it's also still bold season as Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman continue to make some bold proclamations, this time looking at the first week of bowl games starting on Friday.

The fellas also look back at their bold predictions from Championship Week to determine if anybody knows what they're talking about.
Dec 16, 2021
6 Things We Learned About Ohio State Recruiting On Early Signing Day
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Wednesday to discuss the Buckeyes' 2022 recruiting class. Day spent some time answering questions about a handful of players but was also asked about the impact of the NCAA's new NIL rules on OSU's recruiting and college football as a whole.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman recap what they learned from what Day had to say about his recruiting class, NIL, the transfer portal, and much more.
Dec 15, 2021
Will The Buckeyes Strike It Rich On Signing Day?
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Wednesday is early signing day around the college football world and there are still a number of Ohio State targets (and commits) a bit up in the air.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss those targets and commits in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

The Buckeyes are in on three top defensive line targets. Will they hit on all three?

Will they lose any of their current commits? What will they be watching for on Wednesday? Are there any surprises lurking for Ohio State?

The fellas discuss all that and more.
Dec 14, 2021
Is The Quinn Ewers Move To Texas The Future Of College Football?
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Former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers has announced his intention to transfer to Texas. Ewers is just one of dozens and dozens of quarterbacks who entered the portal this season looking for a fresh start. Will he find what he is looking for as a Longhorn or will he continue to look for greener pastures elsewhere?

It's an interesting time in college football with the transfer portal owning so much attention right now. Is that attention permanent or will things eventually die down?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss these topics on today's episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast and also address the number of Buckeyes in the transfer portal and compare it to other programs around the nation and within the Big Ten.
Dec 13, 2021
Live - Talking Transfer Portal, Michigan's Humility, Some 2022 Projections, and More
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr streamed live on Saturday afternoon to discuss Ohio State football. They talked about the departure of Ryan Watts, the likely departure of Tyreke Smith, Michigan's Blake Corum and his comments on OSU making excuses, and much more. They also answered viewer questions all along the way.
Dec 12, 2021
Is Jim Knowles Getting A Head Start On Facing Notre Dame In 2022?
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New defensive coordinator Jim Knowles is still with Oklahoma State as he prepares his defense to face Notre Dame. The Irish also happen to be the first team Knowles will play when he leads his Ohio State defense into battle the first game of the 2022 season.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss a handful of listener questions and topics, including the one above. They answer questions about the true meaning of skill talent, predicting next year's starting offensive line, UCLA offensive line coach Justin Frye, and more.
Dec 10, 2021
Is Sonny Styles Reclassifying To 2022 A Bad Thing For Ohio State?
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Now that Sonny Styles is headed to Ohio State a year early, the question must be answered -- is this actually a good thing for the Buckeyes?

That's just one of a half-dozen listener questions answered by Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

Other topics include outlawing Kenny Pickett's fake slide, Marcus Freeman's comments about Ohio State, cheese, new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, and more.
Dec 09, 2021
How Quickly Will Sonny Styles Make An Impact At Ohio State?
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Five-star safety Sonny Styles has reclassified from the 2023 class to the 2022 class. What does this mean for the Buckeyes and for Styles' development? Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the huge development and how it impacts both the player and the program.

The fellas then also discuss some transfer portal news. Is Eli Ricks really not worth pursuing? And could tight end Austin Stogner be just what the Buckeyes need next year on offense?

CJ Stroud is a Heisman finalist so Tony and Tom discuss the most prestigious award in all of December college football awards.
Dec 09, 2021
5 Things To Know About New Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Jim Knowles
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Ohio State announced the hiring of Jim Knowles as the Buckeyes' new defensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Knowles comes from Oklahoma State where his Cowboys produced one of the nation's top defenses this year.

What does Knowles' defense look like and what can be expected from the Buckeyes with him at the helm? Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss these questions and many others.

They also talk about ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit using the Cincinnati Bearcats' playoff berth to take shots at people who didn't think a small conference school could get into the final four.
Dec 08, 2021
Instant Reaction - Buckeyes Are Headed To The Rose Bowl
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Ohio State is officially headed to the Rose Bowl to face the Utah Utes.

Following the announcement, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon went live to give their instant reactions to the announcement. They discuss the matchup a bit and also answer a bunch of questions from the livestream viewers.
Dec 06, 2021
Live - Talking Playoffs, Buckeyes, Losing Jameson Williams, Michigan's Title Chances, More
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Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon streamed live during the second half of the Big Ten Championship Game and discussed the Buckeyes' likely upcoming trip to the Rose Bowl against Utah. They also talked about the likely top four in Sunday's final CFP rankings and discussed Michigan's chances of winning it all. They also answered a ton of questions throughout the show.
Dec 05, 2021
Quinn Ewers Transferring From Ohio State - What Does This Mean For The Buckeyes?
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Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers intends to transfer and will be putting his name into the NCAA transfer portal shortly.

Ewers came to Ohio State with much fanfare, so this is a disappointing decision from the Texas freshman.

What does this mean for the Buckeyes and the quarterback room moving forward? Is this a disaster for Ohio State?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the transfer and the coming impact from Quinn Ewers' decision to leave Ohio State.
Dec 04, 2021
Will Championship Week Be As Crazy As The Rest Of The Season?
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It's conference championship game season and if the postseason is anything like the regular season, you should probably expect the unexpected.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the biggest conference championship games of the weekend and make some picks along the way.

Will Alabama be able to stay with Georgia? Can Iowa score on Michigan? Which game will be the most entertaining of them all? The fellas answer all of these questions and more.
Dec 02, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Conference Championship Game Week
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There is no Ohio State game this weekend but this bold prediction train stops for no one.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman are back with more bold predictions, but this time they pick and choose from the conference championship games this weekend.

No team is safe with predictions as bold and dangerous as these!
Dec 01, 2021
Buckeye Weekly Live - Crazy Coaching Carousel, Michigan Coaches Talking Trash
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It was a wild day in college football, as Lincoln Riley is off to USC and Brian Kelly is headed to LSU.

What is next for Oklahoma and Notre Dame? And what does this mean for Luke Fickell and possibly Marcus Freeman?

And why does Michigan insist on talking like they've won a decade's worth of games after just one win over the Buckeyes?

There was so much happening on Monday that Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman had to go live Monday night to talk about it. They were also joined by Kevin Noon to discuss everything going on and to answer questions during the live stream.
Nov 30, 2021
Are Big Changes Coming To The Ohio State Coaching Staff?
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Ohio State's disappointing loss at Michigan on Saturday may have been a long time coming, but that doesn't mean Ryan Day is going to simply chalk it up to the powers of inevitability.

In this latest episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what the loss means for the Buckeyes and where they go from here.
Nov 29, 2021
College Football Saved Its Craziest Regular Season Week For Last
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It was a wild weekend of college football as conference championship games were set.

The College Football Playoff semifinals are starting to take shape, the only question now is how many teams will the SEC have and can Notre Dame sneak in via an upset in front of them.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman spend some time discussing the games and what is next. They also talk about the coaching moves of Billy Napier to Florida and Lincoln Riley to USC. What's next for Oklahoma and is Matt Campbell in the perfect place for his kind of success?

Tony and Tom discuss all of this and much more.
Nov 28, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 42-27 Loss To Michigan
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For some, the unthinkable happened on Saturday.

For others, it was the inevitable.

Michigan beat Ohio State 42-27 in Ann Arbor on Saturday and Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr and Kevin Noon give their instant reactions following the game and answer dozens of questions from the viewers of the live stream throughout the show.
Nov 28, 2021
Buckeye Weekly Friday Live: Previewing the Michigan Game
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Nov 27, 2021
Top-5 Teams On Upset Alert During Rivalry Week
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The College Football Playoff picture is starting to take shape, with No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Cincinnati, and No. 5 Michigan all likely in a position to get in with wins in each of the next two weekends.

But that may not be as easy as it sounds. Four of those teams will face each other in the next two weeks, and several face potential challenges outside of those games as well.

Which of those teams is on upset alert this week? Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down that, and some of the other big games to watch during Rivalry Week.
Nov 26, 2021
Can Michigan's Offense Keep Up With Ohio State?
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The Game is back, as Ohio State and Michigan get ready to face off for the first time since 2019.

Which team will win? Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break it all down in the latest edition of the Buckeye Weekly podcast.

- Can the Wolverines hold elite freshman RB TreVeyon Henderson in check?
- Will Hassan Haskins (and maybe Blake Corum?) be able to keep Michigan on schedule?
- Is the Wolverines' secondary ready for the challenge of CJ Stroud, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba?
- Is the Buckeyes' offensive line ready for the challenge of Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo?
- Will Michigan be able to convert in the red zone often enough to keep up with OSU?
Nov 25, 2021
Will Ohio State Lean On TreVeyon Henderson To Beat Michigan?
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Ohio State has succeeded with an explosive passing attack for much of the season, but the Michigan game often comes down to which team is able to control the line of scrimmage and run the ball better.

Will the Buckeyes turn to elite freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson to beat the Wolverines?

That's just one of the listener questions that Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr will answer in this special bonus episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast.

- Is CJ Stroud on track to be the greatest quarterback in OSU history?
- Has Jim Harbaugh and Michigan changed their approach to The Game?
- Should OSU fans want the Wolverines to be good?
- How many national titles would the Buckeyes have won in the 1990s if they had beaten Michigan?
Nov 25, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs Michigan
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The Buckeyes play at Michigan on Saturday and the winner will then head to Indianapolis to play in the Big Ten Championship Game for a shot at a playoff berth.

More important than that, however, is that the winner of this game wins The Game.

We know you can't wait for the game, so Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman are going to give you an idea of what's going to happen on Saturday via 14 very bold predictions.
Nov 24, 2021
Live: Why Did The Committee Jump Ohio State Over Alabama?
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The College Football Playoff Committee unveiled its fourth set of rankings and the Buckeyes moved up to number two this week.

Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon streamed live during the unveiling and discussed everything they saw and answered a constant barrage of questions from the live stream viewers.

Tony then left for the teleconference with Gary Barta and came back with the committee's reasoning on why the teams were slated where they were, including why Ohio State moved ahead of Alabama this week.

There is also plenty of Michigan talk in this episode as well.
Nov 24, 2021
Michigan's Cade McNamara Gives Ohio State Some Bulletin Board Material
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Ohio State and Michigan both held their interview sessions in the leadup to this weekend's massive showdown between the Buckeyes and Wolverines.

While OSU's players were careful not to step on any toes, Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara raised some eyebrows with his assessment for the OSU defense.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap what they learned from OSU head coach Ryan Day and his players as they preview what's sure to be the latest legendary edition of college football's greatest rivalry.
Nov 23, 2021
Did Michigan Show Its Hand Against Maryland?
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It is now Michigan Week. The Buckeyes will be headed to Ann Arbor this weekend for another edition of The Game. It will be the first time these two teams have met since 2019.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap the Wolverines' 59-18 win at Maryland on Saturday and discuss how applicable anything they saw will be to the Ohio State game on Saturday.

They wonder if maybe Michigan showed some things they should have saved for the Buckeyes. Or was it all a ruse by Jim Harbaugh to get Ryan Day and his staff to waste time on stuff that won't be in play on Saturday?

The fellas do a little bit of previewing The Game, but just enough to whet the appetite.
Nov 22, 2021
How Many Teams Could Still Win The National Championship?
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Three top-10 teams lost on Saturday, including No. 3 Oregon. The Ducks' removal from the College Football Playoffs is good news for teams like Cincinnati, Notre Dame, and the Big XII.

As for the Buckeyes, as long as they win, they're in. But what about the teams around them? Can Notre Dame or Oklahoma State keep a two-loss Alabama team out of the playoffs?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman recap the wild weekend of college football action and discuss how it applies to Ohio State and the road forward.
Nov 21, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 56-7 Win Over Michigan State
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Ohio State played a perfect half of football in their 56-7 win over Michigan State on Saturday.

Immediately following the game, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon went live to talk with fans and stream their instant reactions from the huge Buckeye win.

Where does this rank among greatest first-half performances ever? Did CJ Stroud have the best individual performance in Buckeye history? How does anybody stop this Ohio State offense?

The fellas spent two hours answering questions and talking about everything that happened and also discussed the glorious fact that we are now in the midst of Michigan Week.
Nov 20, 2021
Buckeye Weekly Live - Previewing Michigan State Vs. Ohio State
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Ohio State hosts Michigan State on Saturday. It's a huge matchup between two Top-10 teams that are still in the playoff hunt.

Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon previewed the game streaming live on YouTube and answer questions from viewers and each other.
Nov 20, 2021
Will The Top 5 Survive A Weekend Of Potential Upsets?
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Four top-5 teams play in dangerous games this week and all four could be ripe for an upset.

No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 21 Arkansas, No. 4 Ohio State hosts #7 Michigan State, No. 3 Oregon travels to No. 23 Utah, and No. 5 Cincinnati hosts SMU.

Is somebody bound to fall this weekend?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the 10 biggest games of the weekend and the fallout that could come from whatever is about to happen.
Nov 19, 2021
Will The Ohio State Offense Be Too Much For Michigan State?
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No. 4 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State meet this weekend in Columbus for one of the biggest matchups the Big Ten has seen in years.

The Buckeyes are favored by 19 points, which is the second largest spread between top 7 teams ever.

Does Ohio State have too much for the Spartans? Can the MSU running game slow things down? Do the Buckeyes have what it takes to stop Kenneth Walker?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk about all of it, as well as Mel Tucker's pending contract extension in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Nov 19, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs. Michigan State
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It is a top-10 matchup this weekend between Michigan State and Ohio State and almost anything can happen.

So that you don't get caught off guard, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr are going to tell you in advance precisely what is going to happen with their weekly glut of seven bold predictions each.

Some of the predictions cover Heisman candidates Kenneth Walker and CJ Stroud, as well as the Buckeye receivers, some kicking issues, a particular metal Buckeye linebacker, some sacks from the Scarlet and Gray back seven, and many, many more.

Who will win this week? It's anybody's prediction.
Nov 18, 2021
Buckeye Weekly Live - Breaking Down Week Three Of The CFP Rankings
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The College Football Playoff committee revealed their third rankings of the season on Tuesday and Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman, and Kevin Noon streamed their reactions live during ESPN's reveal.

They discuss what they saw, what the committee got right, what they got wrong, what it means for Ohio State, and much, much more. They also answer a ton of questions and share what committee chairman Gary Barta said on a media-only teleconference after the big reveal.
Nov 17, 2021
Was Michigan's Performance This Week Good Enough To Beat Ohio State?
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Michigan went into Happy Valley on Saturday and came out with a 21-17 win.

The Wolverines sacked quarterback Sean Clifford seven times and chased him around more than that.

And yet Michigan still trailed in the fourth quarter.

With The Game looming in just over a week, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share their thoughts on how the Wolverines looked on Saturday and whether or not it would have been good enough to beat the Buckeyes.
Nov 15, 2021
Is The College Football Playoff Race Down To Just 8 Teams?
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There was some significant movement in the Top 10 this weekend as Oklahoma lost and Michigan held on at Penn State. But there were also some impressive performances by teams like Ohio State, Georgia, and Alabama.

The playoff committee has been waiting to see if Oregon or Ohio State would distance themselves from each other and on Saturday that may have finally happened. Did the Buckeyes do enough to move past the Ducks for good?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the weekend that was in this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast. They spend some time talking about each conference and the playoff hopes that still remain. They also discuss the Kansas win at Texas, where no hopes remain.
Nov 14, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 59-31 Win Over Purdue
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Following Ohio State's 59-31 win over Purdue on Saturday, Buckeye Weekly's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr were joined by Kevin Noon for a live stream of their instant reactions of what they just saw.

They discuss the defense, answer about a hundred questions from the hundreds of viewers, discuss the Ohio State offensive line, the running game, are asked to rank Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Chris Olave, and Garrett Wilson, and much, much, much more.
Nov 14, 2021
Live: Will the Buckeyes Beat Purdue's Giant Drum?
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It is Buckeye Weekly LIVE broadcasting our weekly Friday show, this time at the lunchtime hour (for those on the East). It is Ohio State and Purdue in a game that was not thought earlier in the season to be a critical one, but how things have changed. The Boilermakers have two giant wins on the season, find themselves in the top-20 and now we have plenty to discuss here on this edition of Buckeye Weekly LIVE. Join Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon as they answer your questions about the upcoming game, look at the week in the Big Ten and the NCAA and help get you closer to the big game. All of that and more on Buckeye Weekly LIVE.
Nov 13, 2021
How Many Top-10 Teams Will Lose This Weekend?
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This is a big weekend for Top 10 teams traveling to dangerous road sites. There are also a couple of Top 10 teams hosting some tough competition.

Who will come out of the weekend unscathed?

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the biggest games of the weekend and the impact that Saturday is going to have on the college football world moving forward.
Nov 12, 2021
Can Purdue Pull Off Another Top-5 Upset Over Ohio State?
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If you don't count the 2010 contest that was redacted, Ohio State and Purdue have split their last eight meetings.

The Boilers already have a pair of wins over Top-5 teams this year, having beaten No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Michigan State. This week they travel to the No. 5 Buckeyes and they are looking to move their impressive spoiling record to 3-0.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the Buckeyes and the Boilers in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

What's the key to stopping Purdue and can the Ohio State defense do it? Can the Buckeyes get back to running the ball? The fellas discuss these topics and a score of others.
Nov 11, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs Purdue
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The No. 4 Buckeyes host No. 19 Purdue this weekend as the Spoilermakers look to take down yet another Top-5 opponent this year.

More importantly than that, however, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman are once again competing to see whose bold predictions will reign supreme.

The fellas each have seven bold predictions to hand out. Some of those predictions involve Purdue star David Bell, the Ohio State secondary, the Buckeyes' run defense, the newest Ohio State defenders making waves, and much, much more.
Nov 10, 2021
Live - Unveiling Week Two Of The College Football Playoff Rankings
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The College Football Playoff Committee unveiled their second week of rankings on Tuesday and Buckeye Weekly's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman were joined by Big Me Kickoff's Kevin Noon to react to it live with hundreds of viewers on their YouTube live stream.
- How did the committee choose UM over MSU?
- Why did head to head mean more for OSU vs. Oregon?
- Where is Penn State?
- What new change is the committee using to justify Alabama's existence?
The fellas discuss all of this and much more!
Nov 10, 2021
Is It Too Late For Michigan To Make A Quarterback Change?
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The Wolverines hosted Indiana Saturday night and came away with an easy 29-7 victory over the Hoosiers, but the performance still left some questions.

The Michigan defense went untested against an Indiana offense that isn't yet ready for primetime, but the Hoosier defense created some problems in the Michigan offense that weren't exactly new.

In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Michigan's wins, discuss how it applies to the Buckeyes, and also wonder if it's time for the Wolverines to finally go away from Cade McNamara and hand the offense over to freshman quarterback JJ McCarthy.
Nov 08, 2021
Breaking Down Another Chaotic Week In College Football
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How Many Teams Still Have Playoff Hopes Alive?

It was another eye-opening week of college football, and we're not just talking about what happened in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman recap another crazy week of college football and take a look at who still has their playoff hopes alive, as well as a couple of teams that could just be sitting back and waiting for the chaos to ensue.
Nov 07, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 26-17 Win Over Nebraska
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon recap Ohio State's nailbiting 26-17 win over Nebraska.

The fellas cover a number of topics, including...

- the OSU safeties
- CJ Stroud
- the inability to run the ball
- the Buckeye defensive line
- Steele Chambers
- and much more.
Nov 07, 2021
Friday Night Live: Previewing Ohio State - Nebraska
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr are joined by Kevin Noon as the three of them stream a Friday night preview show live. The fellas talk about the game, answer questions from the viewers, make their picks, and much, much more.
Nov 06, 2021
Which Top 10 Teams Will Get Upset This Weekend?
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There are a number of top teams on upset alert this weekend. Michigan State is on the road at Purdue, Ohio State is on the road at Nebraska, and Oregon is on the road at Washington.

Should those three teams be worried? What about Alabama against a talented LSU team?

In this weekend preview episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the biggest games of the weekend and wonder who will come out of Saturday unscathed.
Nov 05, 2021
Are The Buckeyes On Upset Alert This Week?
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Ohio State heads to Nebraska to take on a Huskers football team that has lost six games but been close to victory in all six of those games.

Things shouldn't be easy for the Buckeyes on Saturday, and the possibilities of how things might shake out are all over the place.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the Buckeyes and the Huskers and discuss Nebraska's penchant for game-killing mistakes and the need for the Huskers to avoid those mistakes if they want to have any hope of winning this game.
Nov 04, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs Nebraska
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Ohio State heads to Nebraska this weekend for a showdown against the Huskers.

Nebraska has lost six games this season, all by one score or less. Given the close contests for the Huskers, this could be a trap game for the Buckeyes.

How are things going to go and what exactly is going to happen?

In this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr each give seven bold predictions for what they see happening in this game. The stakes, as always, are immeasurably high.

What should you expect from the Ohio State offense? How many sacks is the Buckeye defense going to end up with? Who will be intercepting passes and forcing fumbles? The fellas have bold predictions covering all facets of the game!
Nov 03, 2021
Live - Unveiling Week One of the College Football Playoff Rankings
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Buckeye Weekly LIVE is here with a rare Tuesday show as the College Football Playoff committee unveils the first rankings of the 2021 cycle. Will the Buckeyes be in the top-four? Top-six? Does it even matter at this point? Of course it does, you are here LIVE with us on Buckeye Weekly but as we all know, it is not where you are ranked the first week of this poll, but the last week as only four tickets are punched. Join Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon as they watch the rankings LIVE with you and talk about what it all means.
Nov 03, 2021
Michigan State Exposes The Wolverines In Devastating Fashion
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Michigan led Michigan State by 16 points late in the third quarter and were then outscored 23-3 over the game's final 20 minutes as the Spartans secured a come-from-behind 37-33 win over the Wolverines in East Lansing.

In this Michigan Monday edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share their thoughts on what they saw from the Wolverines and what it means moving forward as The Game looms between Michigan and Ohio State.
Nov 01, 2021
Who Will Be In The Playoff Field After A Wild Week Of College Football?
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It was another exciting week of college football, but exactly how enlightening it was remains to be seen.

Conference standings continue to compress and teams that were once out of the race are back in it. Meanwhile, the playoffs are looming and questions are rising about how many teams are even playoff worthy.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman recap the biggest games of the weekend and what it means for each of the Power Five conference races.
Oct 31, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 33-24 Win Over Penn State
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It wasn't the cleanest win you'll ever see, but it was much better than a loss. Ohio State fought off Penn State to the tune of a 33-24 win over the Nittany Lions. Much more was learned about the Buckeyes in this game.

In this instant reaction edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share their thoughts about the game. They are also joined by Kevin Noon, as well as an audience of hundreds via a YouTube livestream.

What's the problem with the running game? Are there concerns on the offensive line? Is the defense broken again? Are the Buckeyes in danger down the road?

The fellas discuss these topics and dozens more as they recap the Buckeyes' win and take a bunch of questions from the viewers.
Oct 31, 2021
No Tricks, All Treats As Buckeyes Prepare To Host Nittany Lions
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Ohio State hosts Penn State Saturday night. You may have heard about it.

With nothing to do on a Friday, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon went live for a viewer-friendly edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast. They answered viewer questions about the game, what they expect to see, and much more.
Oct 30, 2021
Can The Spartans Knock Off The Wolverines?
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It's a huge week of college football, particularly in the Big Ten.

Michigan travels to Michigan State, Iowa is at Wisconsin, and the Buckeyes host Penn State. There are also a couple of big games in the SEC and Big XII.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the weekend's 10 biggest games and share some thoughts on what they expect to happen.
Oct 29, 2021
Bonus Episode: Previewing A Massive Ohio State Recruiting Weekend
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In this special bonus episode, you'll get an in-depth update on Ohio State's recruiting efforts in the classes of 2022 and 2023.

Marc Givler and Bill Greene share their insights on some of Ohio State's top remaining targets in both classes, share their thoughts on the most likely players to flip their commitments, and answer listener questions.

If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe to Givs and The Bank on whichever podcast platform you get Buckeye Weekly.
Oct 29, 2021
Can Penn Score Score Enough To Keep Up With Ohio State?
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The Buckeyes host #20 Penn State under the lights this weekend. It's the most important game of the year for Ohio State to this point.

How is it going to go?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman break down the advantages and disadvantages for both teams, though the advantages for Penn State don't necessarily exist.

But the fellas talk about the Nittany Lion struggles on offense, their stingy defense, and what the Buckeyes will be able to do on both sides of the ball.
Oct 28, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs Penn State
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The Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions take the field under the lights at Ohio State this Saturday night. There will be a ton to watch from both teams, especially when it comes to keeping track of a certain number of bold predictions.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr once again return to offer up their bold predictions for the Buckeyes, while also spending a small amount of time recapping last week's results and the "winner" of the Cot of Shame.

There are predictions involving TreVeyon Henderson, Denzel Burke, the Buckeye defense as a whole, the Ohio State defensive ends, and much more.
Oct 27, 2021
Who Exactly Is Going To Stop This Ohio State Offense?
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to discuss his football team and answer questions about Saturday's upcoming matchup with Penn State.

Day shared some injury news and also discussed quarterback CJ Stroud, among other things. Also speaking with reporters were Jeremy Ruckert, Haskell Garrett, Nicholas Petit-Frere, and Tyreke Smith.

Following the session, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman sat down to recap everything that was said and share their thoughts on what it all meant.

- The Ohio State defense is more confident and it's showing.
- Nicholas Petit-Frere is the nicest guy in the world.
- Jeremy Ruckert is the world's first quiet Long Islander.
- What can stop the Ohio State offense?

The fellas discuss all of this and much more.
Oct 26, 2021
Is Jim Harbaugh Giving Up On The Ohio State Game?
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Michigan hosted Northwestern this weekend and put a 33-7 beatdown on the Wildcats.

The Wolverines ran the ball well and held the Northwestern offense in check, but they weren't perfect.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they saw from Michigan and why it continues to seem like Jim Harbaugh is more interested in a winning total than a shot at the title.

All of this and more in this week's edition of Michigan Monday on the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Oct 25, 2021
Weekend Recap: Is Nick Saban Concerned About The Crimson Tide?
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There were no matchups between ranked teams this weekend, but college football never fails to deliver interesting results.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman recap the college football weekend that was, what stood out to them, what it means for Ohio State, and more.
Oct 24, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 54-7 Win Over Indiana
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The Buckeyes overwhelmed Indiana in a 54-7 win Saturday night in Bloomington.

Ohio State looked explosive on offense and dominating on defense.

Following the game, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr gave their instant reactions on what they saw and what it means. They are joined by Kevin Noon as they also answer a grab bag of questions about the Buckeyes from the viewers.
Oct 24, 2021
Previewing Ohio State At Indiana Live From Bloomington
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Ohio State will take on the Indiana Hoosiers Saturday night.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the big matchup in Bloomington from the very city where the game will take place.

Where do the Buckeyes have the advantage? Where might the Hoosiers pose some trouble? The fellas talk about all of it and then also answer a slew of questions from the viewers on the live stream.
Oct 23, 2021
How Many Unbeaten Teams Will Lose This Weekend?
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There are no matchups between ranked teams this weekend but there are a bunch of matchups between ranked teams and teams that have a pretty good shot of beating them.

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the weekend's action and pick some winners and losers along the way.
Oct 22, 2021
Can Indiana Keep It Close Against Ohio State?
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Ohio State and Indiana meet on the field this Saturday night with the Buckeyes being a heavy favorite. They were a heavy favorite last year and had to hold on for the win. Will that happen again this year?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the matchup between two of the Big Ten's seven best East Division teams.
Oct 21, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs Indiana
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The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers meet this Saturday night in Bloomington. There is a lot on the line this week and anything can happen.

And since anything can happen, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman break out their boldest predictions for this weekend's game.

What does Tom predict for the Ohio State offense? What does Tony think is going to happen for the Buckeye special teams? What's in store for TreVeyon Henderson?

There are bold predictions about all of these topics and many more!
Oct 20, 2021
Two Defensive Standouts Will Be Back For Ohio State
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The Ohio State linebackers have been rounding into form and playing better by the week. On Tuesday, Buckeye head coach Ryan Day and linebackers coach Al Washington talked with reporters about the process of growing and improving this season.

Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa also met with reporters and discussed the depth in his room and the six starters he can turn to.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr were present for all three interview sessions and recap everything the coaches had to say and answer some very pertinent questions along the way.
Oct 20, 2021
Has Michigan Closed The Talent Gap With Ohio State?
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Ohio State vs. Michigan is the greatest rivalry in sports, but does that mean this year's game will be an even matchup?

Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman revisit their preseason tale of the tape between the Buckeyes and the Wolverines to see if anything has changed. The fellas go position by position, choosing which team has performed the best at each spot.

Do the Buckeyes have the better running backs? Does Michigan have the better defensive line? Tony and Tom go through it all in their latest edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Oct 19, 2021
Did A Busy Weekend Of Action Increase Ohio State's Playoff Chances?
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Iowa lost this weekend, which moved Ohio State up in the rankings. Even though the Buckeyes were off, they still had a good week.

There was plenty else going on this weekend on the college football front, and Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon discuss it all on this live edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.

The fellas discuss the biggest games of the weekend and spend some time on the Big Ten West. They also look at playoff possibilities for the Buckeyes and what it will take to make that happen.
Oct 17, 2021
Handing Out Mid-Season Awards For The Ohio State Defense
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The Buckeyes are now halfway through their regular season. Things haven't gone perfectly, but business is picking up and looking bright for an exciting second half of the year.

Before we get there, however, BuckeyeScoop.com's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out some midseason awards to the Ohio State defense.

Who has been the MVP of the defense? Rookie of the Year? Most Unsung Hero? Biggest Surprise? All this and much more. The fellas hand out plenty of hardware in this edition of their Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Oct 16, 2021
Will The Buckeyes Move Up In The Rankings Without Even Playing?
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Ohio State is off this week but that doesn't mean the Buckeyes can't be impacted by what happens this weekend.

There are a number of games featuring undefeated teams this weekend. Should they be on upset alert? Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman, and Kevin Noon look at the weekend ahead and discuss the biggest games.

They also answer a number of questions from livestream viewers about Quinn Ewers, Chris Olave, Buckeye Heisman hopes, Steele Chambers, and much, much more.
Oct 15, 2021
Handing Out Mid-Season Awards For The Ohio State Offense
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The Buckeyes are now halfway through their regular season. Things haven't gone perfectly, but business is picking up and looking bright for an exciting second half of the year.

Before we get there, however, BuckeyeScoop.com's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out some midseason awards to the Ohio State offense.

Who has been the MVP of the offense? Rookie of the Year? Most Unsung Hero? Biggest Surprise? And much more. The fellas hand out plenty of hardware in this edition of their Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Oct 14, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For The Rest Of Ohio State's Season
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Ohio State is now halfway through its 2021 football season, and the Buckeyes are still in the thick of the hunt for the Big Ten title and College Football Playoff.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com make a total of 12 bold predictions about what's still to come this fall for Ohio State.

- What do both of the fellas think is about to happen for the first time since 2010?
- What do they both think is going to happen for the first time in program history?
- How high up the Ohio State record books will TreVeyon Henderson climb?
- Will the OSU defense continue to find the end zone?
Oct 13, 2021
Is Kerry Coombs Going To Stay At Ohio State?
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Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs met with reporters on Tuesday and was asked how the last few weeks have gone for him. It was a simple question with a string of complicated answers from Coombs.

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman were on hand for the media session and they give their thoughts on an unprecedentedly open interview with Coombs.

Do they think he'll be back or has too much already happened? This topic and more are discussed throughout the show.
Oct 12, 2021
Are The Wolverines Ready For The Buckeyes?
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Michigan went into Nebraska and dominated for one half of action before giving way in the third quarter and then re-establishing themselves on the way to a 32-29 victory.

It was a typical Nebraska loss, but it was an atypical Michigan win in that they came back from a deficit in the second half to do it.

But what does it actually mean? Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the Wolverine win and ask the questions about what it all means as it relates to the Buckeyes.
Oct 11, 2021
Alabama Lost But Are They Out Of The Picture?
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It was an exciting and informative week of college football as two top five teams lost, shaking up an already shaky top 10.

Alabama lost at Texas A&M, putting their playoff future in doubt. Iowa, meanwhile, found a way to win at home against Penn State.

There were other key games as well and Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss all of the weekend's craziness and what it means moving forward.
Oct 10, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 66-17 Win Over Maryland
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Ohio State took Maryland out back and treated them to a 66-17 shellacking. Quarterback CJ Stroud threw for 400 yards and running back TreVeyon Henderson rushed for 100 yards of his own. The Buckeyes also had a pair of 100-yard receivers in Chris Olave and Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

It was a full and explosive day for both sides of the Ohio State ball.

Following the game, Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman gave their instant reactions to what they saw and what it means moving forward. They also answered a number of viewer questions throughout the show.
Oct 10, 2021
Buckeye Weekly Live: Maryland Preview
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The Buckeyes host Maryland this weekend as Ohio State works to stay in the College Football Playoff picture. It's a huge game for both and is going to be a significant test for the revamped OSU defense.

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr, Tony Gerdeman, and Kevin Noon hosted a LIVE Buckeye Weekly Friday afternoon to discuss the matchups for the Buckeyes and also answered a number of questions from the YouTube viewers.

Saturday is going to tell us an awful lot more about this Ohio State team, so why not get prepped for the action.
Oct 09, 2021
How Many Undefeated Big Ten Teams Will Fall This Weekend?
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This weekend's slate of games is huge nationally, but especially big in the Big Ten. All four undefeated teams take the field, with Penn State and Iowa matching up against each other in Iowa City.

Is this the week Michigan finally trips up? Can Texas A&M upset No. 1 Alabama? Is Georgia just picking up steam right now?

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the weekend's biggest contests and make a few picks along the way.
Oct 08, 2021
Bonus Episode: Ohio State Football Recruiting Roundtable
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In this special bonus episode, you'll get everything you need to know about a subject Tony and Tom don't discuss much: Ohio State football recruiting.

This is an episode of the Givs and the Bank podcast, featuring hosts Marc Givler and Bill Greene, with special guests Alex Gleitman, Mick Walker, and Kevin Noon. The guys discuss everything you need to know about the Buckeyes' 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes and answer questions from BuckeyeScoop.com members.

If you enjoy this show, please subscribe to Givs and the Bank wherever you get Buckeye Weekly.
Oct 08, 2021
Ohio State vs Maryland Preview - Do The Buckeyes Really Need To Fear The Turtle?
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The Ohio State defense has 14 sacks on the season, but nine of those came against Akron. Despite the lack of production in other games, Buckeye head coach Ryan Day is seeing some signs of a potential breakout for the OSU pass rush.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss that possibility and also talk about everything else Day had to say during his Thursday radio show and lightning round session with reporters.

The fellas also discuss the Maryland Terrapins and talk about how the pass rush from both sides will be key in Saturday's game.
Oct 07, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs. Maryland
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The Terps invade Columbus this weekend and will attempt to make the Buckeyes fear the turtle.

Fear, however, has no place in Buckeye Weekly's weekly bold predictions show.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr offer up seven bold predictions each for Saturday's matchup, covering topics such as TreVeyon Henderson, Ronnie Hickman, the Ohio State offense, Chris Olave, the Buckeyes defense, and much, much more. They also take a quick look back at how their picks went last week against Rutgers.
Oct 06, 2021
Is This The Greatest Ohio State Freshman Class Ever?
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The Buckeye freshmen are making plays week in and week out for the Buckeyes.

TreVeyon Henderson is an explosive runner. Tyleik Williams is leading the team in sacks. Denzel Burke and JT Tuimoloau are starting on defense and playing well, and there are more young Bucks earning reps by the day.

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss just how impressive this freshman class has been and also recap everything that Ryan Day had to say to reporters on Tuesday.
Oct 06, 2021
Is Michigan Football Really An Elite Team?
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Michigan dominated Wisconsin on the scoreboard with a 38-17 win this past weekend, but the game didn't go off without concerns.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the Wolverines' win over the Badgers and point out where Michigan was strong and where they weren't. They also answer the eternal question of what this week's performance means for both the Buckeyes and the Wolverines moving forward.
Oct 04, 2021
How A Crazy Weekend Of Upsets Changes The College Football Playoff Picture
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After a weekend where eight of the top-20 teams in college football all suffered losses, the sport is in chaos.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap a wild and fun week five of the college football season and break down what it could mean for this year’s national title race.

- Is anyone in the SEC West going to be able to compete with Alabama?
- How dominant is Georgia's defense?
- How long can Oklahoma keep narrowly escaping against inferior teams?
- Does Oregon have to lose again for Ohio State to be guaranteed to get into the Playoff ahead of them?
Oct 03, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 52-13 Win At Rutgers
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The Buckeyes looked as good as they have all year in their 52-13 win at Rutgers on Saturday.

CJ Stroud had his best game as a Buckeye and the offense and defense were firing on all cylinders.

Following the game, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr gave their instant reactions to what they saw and also answered a slew of viewer questions.
Oct 03, 2021
Ohio State vs. Rutgers preview: Live from New Jersey
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com preview the Buckeyes' second road game of the year, a suddenly interesting visit to Rutgers.

The fellas answer a number of listener questions, including: How is CJ Stroud's shoulder holding up? Can the Rutgers offense keep the Buckeye offense off the field? And which of the guys has to sleep on the Cot of Shame tonight?
Oct 02, 2021
Bonus Episode: Is Rutgers A Threat To Upset Ohio State?
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Ohio State vs. Rutgers games have traditionally been massive blowouts, but that might not be the case this year. In this special bonus episode, you'll hear this week's episode of "Around The Oval" one of the other great podcasts from Buckeye Scoop. If you enjoy it, please subscribe to Around The Oval wherever you get Buckeye Weekly.

Alex Gleitman brings on Rutgers' insider Richie Schnyderite of The Knight Report to break down the Ohio State vs. RU game this coming weekend. Is Rutgers "for real" and can they pull off the upset against the Buckeyes?

Find out the answers to those questions and more in this week's edition of Around The Oval, presented by Todd Pennington with Revolution Mortgage.
Oct 01, 2021
Which Undefeated College Football Teams Are About To Go Down?
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This is the biggest weekend of the college football season to this point, with five games featuring two undefeated teams. There are also another 5-10 games featuring undefeated teams that will be on upset alert.

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview the weekend's biggest college football games. Does Ole Miss have a shot at Alabama? Is Oklahoma finally going to get their comeuppance? Does Notre Dame's luck run out against Cincinnati?

The fellas discuss all of these games and more in order to get you ready for the biggest weekend of the year.
Oct 01, 2021
Is Ohio State On Upset Alert At Rutgers?
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Ohio State heads to Rutgers this weekend to face an up-start Scarlet Knights squad that took undefeated Michigan to the brink last week.

But this is a much different opponent for Rutgers and will require a much different attack.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down Saturday's game and look at Ohio State's offense against a stingy Rutgers defense, while also wondering how many points the Scarlet Knights can actually score against the Buckeyes' possibly new-and-improved defense.
Sep 30, 2021
14 Bold Predictions For Ohio State Vs. Rutgers
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Anybody can make predictions. Not anybody can make them bold.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their weekly bold predictions by offering up seven bold predictions each about Saturday's matchup between Ohio State and Rutgers.

They also recap how things went for their predictions the week before. (Prepare for complaining.)
Sep 29, 2021
Will It Be Kyle McCord Or CJ Stroud For The Buckeyes This Week?
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The Buckeyes are back at it this week in preparation for Saturday's game at Rutgers.

Days after a very productive freshman debut, will Kyle McCord be back in the saddle at quarterback for the Buckeyes? Or will it be CJ Stroud? What did Ohio State head coach Ryan Day have to say about his quarterback situation?

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the ongoing quarterback battle and Day's thoughts on where things stand for all parties. They also discuss the improving Buckeye defense. Has Ohio State finally landed on their best 11 on defense?

All of these topics are covered and more in this latest edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Sep 29, 2021
Signs Of Trouble For Michigan Football?
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After three massive blowouts, the Michigan Wolverines played their first competitive football game of the 2021 season against Rutgers.

And while Jim Harbaugh's team emerged with a win, did some cracks start to appear?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com break down what they saw from the Wolverines on Saturday.

- How concerning is it that Michigan struggled to run the ball?
- Can the Cade McNamara-led passing attack bail them out if the run game isn't there?
- How was Rutgers able to sustain so many long drives?
- Can Michigan win a shootout if they have to this season?
- How many sure wins are left on the schedule for the Wolverines?
Sep 27, 2021
Why You Can't Count Ohio State Out Of The College Football Playoffs Yet
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A pair of top 10 teams lost this week and others looked quite vulnerable. We're only four weeks into this season and the craziness is taking control.There aren't four great teams around the country, which means that teams like the Buckeyes are still very much alive.

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman discuss the national picture by looking back at this weekend's action and pointing out some of the flaws among top 10 teams that could eventually put the Buckeyes back in the race.
Sep 27, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 59-7 Win Over Akron
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Ohio State started slowly but finished with aplomb in their 59-7 win over Akron.

The game was not without its drama, however. Linebacker K'Vaughan Pope may have quit in the middle of the game. The Buckeyes started four true freshmen, including quarterback Kyle McCord.

Even though the game wasn't close, there are still plenty of things to talk about. Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions following the Buckeyes' win, and then they answer viewer questions, which include a discussion about whether or not Ryan Day is in a battle for the soul of this program.
Sep 26, 2021
Is A Big Shakeup Coming In The SEC West?
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There are some significant college football matchups this weekend, headed up by Wisconsin and Notre Dame meeting at Soldier Field in Chicago Saturday at 12:00 pm. Then another neutral-site matchup between Arkansas and Texas A&M in Arlington could turn the race for the SEC West title upside down.

Buckeye Scoop's Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman preview 10 of the biggest games of the week and discuss some of the more interesting odds and ends. But mostly odds.
Sep 24, 2021
Ohio State Will Have A New Starting Quarterback For Akron
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In this special emergency edition of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the news that just broke on Thursday that CJ Stroud will not start Saturday's game for Ohio State.

The fellas talk about:
- Which of the backups is likely to win the starting job, Kyle McCord or Jack Miller?
- Will Quinn Ewers be available to play?
- How much would Saturday's starter have to do to win the starting job permanently?
- How will a good or bad performance impact the timetable for Stroud's return?
Sep 23, 2021
Signs That Denzel Burke Could Be Ohio State's Next Superstar Cornerback
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In an up-and-down 2021 season, true freshman cornerback Denzel Burke has been one of the biggest surprise for the Ohio State football team.

He not only earned a starting job for the season opener, but he has played well, and looked extremely comfortable and confident while doing it.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Burke's play and attitude, and what it could mean for his future.

Plus what they learned while talking to Matt Jones about his fight for a starting job and love of cars, Chris Olave about being held without a reception against Tulsa, and much more.
Sep 23, 2021
12 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs Akron
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Ohio State hosts Akron this weekend as prohibitive favorites. The Buckeyes can practically name their score, which makes this an interesting game when it comes to making bold predictions.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr have no fear, however, when it comes to making bold predictions, as they once again bring out six predictions each for this Saturday's Buckeye game.

Who will win the week? It's anybody's guess.
Sep 22, 2021
Should Kyle McCord Start For Ohio State To Give CJ Stroud A Week Off?
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Through three games, CJ Stroud has been largely impressive as Ohio State's starting quarterback. However, he has also looked uncomfortable on the field at times and admitted that he's having pain in his throwing shoulder.

With the Buckeyes projected as a massive favorite over Akron this weekend, should Ryan Day give his starter the week off to rest and heal up before the start of Big Ten conference play?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com discuss the pros and cons of resting Stroud and replacing him with freshman phenom Kyle McCord.

Plus, the Field Turf inside Ohio Stadium has become a big story this fall as players are slipping more than usual. How are the Buckeyes planning to address that, and when will new turf go in?

Finally, a look at the defensive line, which has struggled at times to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks. What does Larry Johnson think is wrong?
Sep 21, 2021
Michigan Monday - Is Michigan Going To Be Favored Against Ohio State?
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The Michigan Wolverines put a 63-10 beatdown on Northern Illinois this past weekend and looked good doing it.

But are they looking good enough to challenge the Buckeyes in the Big Ten?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the Michigan game and dissect how what they saw on Saturday will apply to the Buckeyes in November.
Sep 20, 2021
Is 2021 The Craziest College Football Season Since 2007?
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Based on the results of this weekend and past weeks, it is looking like we are in store for one of the crazier college football seasons ever.

Don't believe it, just look at the games and the oddities from this past weekend and the oddities to come.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss those matters and all of this weekend's biggest results (and some of the smallest results).

They cover it all in this weekend recap edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Sep 19, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 41-20 Win Over Tulsa
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Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions following Ohio State's 41-20 win over Tulsa. They also answer viewer questions about the game and where things stand right now for the Buckeyes.
Sep 19, 2021
Bonus Episode: Big Me Kickoff - Getting Nerdy On How To Fix The Buckeyes
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This is an episode of Buckeye Scoop's newest podcast, Big Me Kickoff, hosted by Kevin Noon. We wanted to put it on this feed to provide our listeners with another sample of the kind of content we have on the Buckeye Scoop Podcast Network. We suggest you check it out!

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Ohio State Football is just a little more than 24 hours away from its third game of the season but at this point nobody is ready to move on to Tulsa and the focus remains on the loss to Oregon and the problems that have emerged through the first two games of the season. Can this team salvage things on the defensive side of the ball and are things not as rosy as they look on offense despite a lot of yards gained?

We bring in a longtime friend with Josh of College Football Nerds to talk about some of the numbers behind the Ohio State Buckeyes through just eight quarters of football. Can you repair the engines of a plane that is already at 35,000-feet? What changes need to be made and will the Buckeyes be the last team standing in the Big Ten?

All of that and more in the Big Me Kickoff. Check it out.
Sep 18, 2021
Predicting Massive Top-25 Showdowns In The Big Ten
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There are some massive games happening all across the midwest and the rest of the nation this weekend.

One of the biggest is the annual Whiteout game at Penn State where the Nittany Lions will welcome in Auburn. That's a game you could hear a lot about this fall... depending on how it goes.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview that and some of the other big games this weekend.

- Will Luke Fickell and Cincinnati move one step closer to an improbable College Football Playoff berth?
- Will Notre Dame have to survive a third-straight scare?
- Can Emory Jones keep Florida close with Alabama?
- Will Michigan State pull an upset against Miami?
- Is Nebraska going to wish they really did cancel this weekend's game against Oklahoma?
Sep 17, 2021
New Insight On How Ohio State Plans To Fix Its Defense
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There are big changes coming to the Ohio State Buckeyes' defense before this weekend's game against Tulsa.

Buckeye head coach Ryan Day met with the media for the final time before the game to discuss changes he was considering on the coaching staff, to replace injured safety Josh Proctor, and more.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they learned from Day, preview the game between the Buckeyes and Golden Hurricane, and share their picks.
Sep 16, 2021
12 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs. Tulsa
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Ohio State hosts Tulsa this Saturday at 3:30 pm in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes are looking to wipe away last week's loss to Oregon and will plan on doing so in an emphatic fashion against the Golden Hurricane.

Also looking to wipe away some losses are Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr, as they are back with 12 bold predictions for the Buckeyes this week.They discuss the Ohio State defense, quarterback CJ Stroud, running back TreVeyon Henderson, and much, much more.

How will they do on their bold predictions? Hopefully better than they did a week ago!
Sep 15, 2021
Ryan Day Isn't Happy With The Ohio State Defense And He's Not Going To Take It Anymore
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to talk about his Buckeyes. Questions focused on what he's going to do about the Ohio State defense, and he answered those questions with some very interesting comments.

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what Day had to say about some possible major changes coming for the Buckeyes on defense, as well as his thoughts on the Ohio State offense.
Sep 14, 2021
Michigan Monday - Are The Wolverines Now A Serious Threat To Ohio State?
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Michigan hosted Washington Saturday night and handed the Huskies an emphatic 31-10 beatdown.

The Wolverines ran for over 300 yards against a Washington defense that was powerless to do anything about it.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break the Wolverines down and answer the question of what this latest win means for both Michigan and the Buckeyes.
Sep 13, 2021
Shocking Top-10 Losses In College Football's Crazy Week 2
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It was a wild week in college football, as Top 10 teams Ohio State and Iowa State fell, while No. 8 Notre Dame had to hold on for dear life to beat Toledo.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap the weekend of college football action and put it all in perspective as they answer some of the more interesting questions around the sport right now. Spoiler: No, Texas is not back.
Sep 12, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 35-28 Loss To Oregon
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Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions following Oregon's 35-28 win over Ohio State.

What went wrong? Did anything go right? Who is to blame? Is the season now over?

The fellas answer these questions and many more from viewers following the game.
Sep 12, 2021
Weekend Preview - Will the Big Ten Continue Its Dominance Nationally?
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It's not the biggest week of college football but there are still plenty of key matchups, especially in the Big Ten.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr look at the biggest games of the week and make some picks where they feel comfortable enough to do so.

Will this be the year Iowa State finally beats Iowa? Is Michigan back? Can they be back if Texas is already back? Can USC be back if Michigan and Texas are back? Is Penn State setting up for a trap week? Will this be the week Georgia scores an offensive touchdown?

All of these questions are answered and more!
Sep 10, 2021
Ohio State vs Oregon - Can the Ducks Handle the Buckeyes' Offense?
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Oregon and Ohio State will play in the biggest game of the weekend, kicking off at noon on Saturday. The Ducks come in ranked #12 in the nation, while the Buckeyes are ranked #3 in the latest polls.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the game by looking at the Oregon running game and passing game against the Ohio State defense, and then give the same treatment to the Buckeye offense and Duck defense.

Where are the advantages? How important is it that Kayvon Thibodeaux is healthy? Will this be a shootout? What are the fellas expecting defensively from the Buckeyes and offensively from the OSU running game? All of this is covered and more.
Sep 10, 2021
Is It Time For Ohio State To Give Jack Sawyer More Snaps?
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Ohio State freshman defensive end Jack Sawyer only played four snaps last week against Minnesota, which was far fewer than most people expected for the freshman phenom.

Will those numbers go up this week?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer that question and a number of others from the listeners. Covering topics like snap counts, Clemson, Georgia, Denzel Burke, and much, much more.
Sep 09, 2021
10 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs. Oregon
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Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr are back for the second week of bold predictions for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State hosts Oregon this weekend in the biggest non-conference matchup of the regular season.

In this episode, Tom and Tony go back and forth with some bold predictions, followed by some critiquing of both the prediction and boldness.
Sep 09, 2021
Would Josh Proctor or Kayvon Thibodeaux Be A Bigger Loss For Ohio State vs. Oregon?
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Both the Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks have significant injury possibilities coming into their game on Saturday.

All-American defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux sprained an ankle in the Ducks' opener against Fresno State and is day to day. Ohio State safety Josh Proctor injured a shoulder late in the Minnesota game. Both players could still play this week, but things are still up in the air in that regard. If neither player can go, who would be the bigger loss for their respective team?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer that question and several others in this episode featuring listener questions.
Sep 08, 2021
Is Ohio State About To Make A Major Change At Running Back?
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Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs, and several Ohio State football players met with the media on Tuesday to preview the upcoming showdown with Oregon.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss what they learned during those interviews.

- Is a big change coming to the running back rotation?
- How did the OSU defense grade out against Minnesota, and where do they need to improve?
- How surprising was the growth and improvement of true freshman CB Denzel Burke?
- How close was Chris Olave to becoming an Oregon Duck instead of a Buckeye?
Sep 07, 2021
Will Kayvon Thibodeaux's Injury Keep Him Out Of The Ohio State Game?
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Ohio State hosts Oregon this weekend for a noon kickoff on Saturday in Ohio Stadium. It is the biggest game so far this season for either team and the anticipation is growing by the day.

On Monday, Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal, offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, and defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter met with reporters to discuss this weekend's matchup. Cristobal provided an update on All-American defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Following the interview session, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discussed what the coaches had to say about the difficulties that Ohio State brings, and where the Ducks need to get better in order to combat the Buckeyes' talent.
Sep 07, 2021
Michigan Monday - Have The Wolverines Solved Their Biggest Issues Already?
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The Michigan Wolverines opened their 2021 season with an easy win over Western Michigan.

Quarterbacks Cade McNamara and JJ McCarthy were impressive, running backs Hassan Haskins and Blake Corum helped the Wolverines roll up more than 300 yards on the grounds, and the defense held the Broncos to just 14 points.

So have the Wolverines really addressed their major issues? Or are there still some significant questions left unanswered?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com break down what they saw in this edition of Michigan Monday.

How much did the season opener change their expectations for the maize and blue this fall? And what are they expecting this weekend when the Washington Huskies come to Ann Arbor?
Sep 06, 2021
Week One Reactions - Is This the Year Five SEC Teams Make the Playoffs?
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The first full weekend of the 2021 college football season is almost in the books.

Following the exciting action of games like Georgia vs. Clemson, LSU at UCLA, Tulane at Oklahoma, and more, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr sat down to share their reactions to the weekend's biggest games.

They run through a pretty good first weekend of action with their thoughts on everything they saw, and some stuff they didn't see but still found interesting.
Sep 05, 2021
Six Takeaways After Rewatching Ohio State vs. Minnesota
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It's hard to see everything that happens in a game live, which is why it's nice to be able to go back and watch it on television for a second perspective.

That's what Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr have done with Ohio State's 45-31 win at Minnesota this week.

Both were in attendance at the game, but they wanted to sit down and rewatch the game for some added perspective. Following the rewatch, they discuss some of their key takeaways.

Among those takeaways this week are discussions about quarterback CJ Stroud, running back TreVeyon Henderson, the Buckeyes' defensive line, offensive line, the running backs, and more.
Sep 04, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 45-31 Win Over Minnesota
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Ohio State went to Minnesota Thursday night and opened up the 2021 season with a 45-31 win over the Golden Gophers.

The Buckeyes are now 1-0 on the season, which was Ryan Day's entire goal heading into the game.

Following the action and the interviews with Ryan Day and a handful of members of the Ohio State football team, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions of what they saw first-hand from the Buckeyes.

How did CJ Stroud perform? Will Miyan Williams ever get another carry? How good are Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave? And, oh yeah, what about that defense? The fellas talk about all of this and much more, and they also answer questions from the live viewing audience.
Sep 03, 2021
Bonus Episode - Inside the Bishop Sycamore High School Football Scandal
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From time to time, we like to share examples of other shows on the Buckeye Scoop Podcast Network. This is one of those times. This is the latest episode of the Givs and the Bank Podcast featuring Marc Givler and Bill Greene. They are discussing the incredible Bishop Sycamore scandal (and more). Give it a listen and please subscribe!

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As the Bishop Sycamore football team scandal permeates the national news cycle, BuckeyeScoop.com analysts Bill Greene and Marc Givler are uniquely positioned to discuss the situation.

Both Greene and Givler were on the ground in Canton, Ohio on Sunday as Bishop Sycamore faced IMG Academy after Bishop Sycamore duped ESPN into getting the matchup and having it nationally televised. Givler was also in Pittsburgh on Friday night when Bishop Sycamore played its first of two games in just three days.

Is this the craziest situation in recent memory when it comes to high school scandals? The two break down the situation, including some new information on the background of the ESPN game and all of the happenings over this past weekend.
Sep 02, 2021
Live Minnesota - Ohio State Game Preview
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Ohio State and Minnesota take the field against each other Thursday night to open the 2021 college football season.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the matchups and then answer questions from viewers during a live episode.
Sep 01, 2021
10 Bold Predictions For Ohio State vs. Minnesota
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Ohio State heads to Minnesota to open the 2021 college football season. It's a huge game for both programs and anything can happen.

CJ Stroud is leading the Buckeyes into a new era with a new offense. Zach Harrison and Teradja Mitchell are leading a new Ohio State defense.

Questions abound and anything can happen.

With this in mind, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr offer up 10 bold predictions for precisely what is going to happen when the Buckeyes meet the Gophers in Minneapolis.

There are predictions about TreVeyon Henderson, Miyan Williams, Jack Sawyer, JT Tuimoloau, Zach Harrison, Tyreke Smith, Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison, Cody Simon, and many others.

Who will end up having more correct predictions? There's only one way to find out.
Sep 01, 2021
Ohio State vs Minnesota - Will the Buckeyes' Freshman Phenoms Make An Immediate Impact?
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are entering their final days of preparation for their season-opening game at Minnesota.

Monday, OSU head coach Ryan Day and a handful of players met with the media to share their final thoughts before the game against the Gophers.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com discuss what they learned on the latest episode of Buckeye Weekly.

- What is Thayer Munford's status for the game, and how will that impact the starting offensive line?
- How early will freshman phenom TreVeyon Henderson get into the game, and how many carries will he get?
- Which of OSU's first-year wide receivers, Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison, Jr., and Jayden Ballard are going to be in the rotation?
- Will Jack Sawyer and JT Tuimoloau get on the field early?
Aug 31, 2021
Michigan Monday - New Year, New Defense For Wolverines
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The Wolverines are taking the field this year with a new defense led by a new defensive coordinator. It's a complete schematic shift, which could be just what the Michigan defense needs to get back on track.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the Michigan defense and ask plenty of questions along the way.

Is the talent on hand to compete for the Big Ten title? What about the depth? Where are the weak spots? Where are the strengths?

All of this is discussed and much, much more.
Aug 30, 2021
Predicting the Ohio State Football 2021 Starting Lineup
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The Ohio State coaches will tell you that the Buckeyes do not have a depth chart. Well, they're gonna need one pretty soon because they have a game this week.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr attempt to predict who will be on the field Thursday night against Minnesota for the first respective snaps on offense and defense for the Buckeyes.

Will Ohio State open with three receivers? Three linebackers? Has the offensive line settled? Who starts at nose tackle? What about the corners? And don't forget the special teams.

Tom and Tony cover all of this and more in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Aug 29, 2021
Ranking Ohio State Football's Most Dangerous Games Of 2021
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The season is almost underway for the Ohio State football team as they head to Minneapolis to face a difficult foe in the Minnesota Golden Gophers. But is this the toughest game of the year for the Buckeyes?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr rank the games on Ohio State's schedule in terms of danger. Where do the Gophers rank? What about Oregon? How about that trip to Ann Arbor?

Tom and Tony go through the entire schedule and don't really agree on much as they do it.
Aug 28, 2021
Must-Win Week Zero Games For Nebraska, UCLA, Massive Matchup Of Boise State vs UCF
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College football is finally here and now it's time to talk about it.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the biggest games of Week Zero, spending time discussing an exceptionally big game for Nebraska head coach Scott Frost.

The fellas also take a look at the Thursday games in Week One that don't involve the Buckeyes.
Aug 27, 2021
Do the Buckeyes Have the Three Best Receivers In the Nation?
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Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave are arguably the two best wide receivers in the nation, but they may not even be the best receivers on this Ohio State football team.

Sophomore Jaxon Smith-Njigba has received rave reviews from coaches and teammates. Garrett Wilson said he's as good as he's ever seen.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss this assessment and many others from an evening of speaking to the rest of the Ohio State receivers and receivers coach Brian Hartline.
Aug 26, 2021
Which Summer Enrollee Freshmen Will Make An Impact For the Buckeyes In 2021?
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The 2021 Ohio State Buckeyes are replacing a number of key players, and may be relying on several true freshmen to make an impact this fall.

You know all about names like Jack Sawyer, Kyle McCord, Marvin Harrison, Jr., Emeka Egbuka, and TreVeyon Henderson already, but how many freshmen who only arrived this summer will play this fall as well?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer that question, as well as a number of others from listeners. How big a difference will the new overtime rules make this fall? Can Henderson win the starting running back job? What is the Big Ten going to do if teams can't play a game due to COVID?
Aug 25, 2021
Will The Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 Alliance Change College Football Forever?
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The Big Ten, Pac 12, and ACC have joined in an alliance. What exactly does this alliance do?

Nobody knows!

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr attempt to answer the unanswerable as they recap what the three commissioners had to say about their historic alliance.

Why now? What does this mean for the playoffs? Is somebody going to go back for the Big XII? Will this lead to some interesting non-conference scheduling?

Tom and Tony talk about all of it and try to make sense out of what exactly the commissioners didn't have to say.
Aug 25, 2021
Why the Safeties Will Make or Break the Buckeyes This Year
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There is safety in numbers, but do the Buckeyes have the right number of safeties to succeed this year?

When the Ohio State defense has a solid free safety, the defense is in good hands. When they don't, things like last year can happen.

On Wednesday, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr spoke with Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, the Buckeye safeties, and defensive backs coach Matt Barnes.

In this episode, they cover much of what was said and whether or not Buckeye fans should be a little less nervous about the secondary this year.

The fellas are also joined by a surprise guest who just happened to be in WHAC while they were recording.

And no, it wasn't farm equipment.
Aug 24, 2021
Michigan Monday - Do The Wolverines Finally Have Enough Talent On Offense?
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The Michigan football program is entering what could be a do-or-die season for head coach Jim Harbaugh. Do the Wolverines have the weapons they need on offense to have a successful season?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com are turning the popular Michigan Monday column into a podcast this fall, and present the premiere episode looking at the Wolverines' offense.

- Is Cade McNamara the answer at quarterback?
- Is Donovan Edwards going to be ready to contribute immediately?
- Do the Wolverines have enough playmakers at wide receiver and tight end to keep the chains moving?
- Can the offensive line stay healthy enough this fall to avoid concerns about depth?

All that and more in this episode of Michigan Monday.
Aug 23, 2021
Who Are The Most Irreplaceable Buckeyes In 2021?
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What are the head coaching prospects for each of Ohio State's assistant coaches and who will be the first among them to take over a program?

What are the Buckeyes running into when they head to Minnesota to face the Gophers next month?

Which Ohio State players are most irreplaceable this year?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer those listener questions about the Buckeyes and more in this latest edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Aug 22, 2021
Instant Reaction - Ohio State Names Its Starting Quarterback
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The CJ Stroud Era has begun!

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has named redshirt freshman CJ Stroud as the Buckeyes' starting quarterback.

Day cited Stroud's leadership, accuracy, ability to move the chains, and much more as key factors in his decision.

What should Buckeye fans now expect from the Ohio State offense?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break it all down in this emergency podcast.

They also discuss the naming of Ohio State's six captains and what it means for the Buckeyes this year.
Aug 21, 2021
Four Burning Questions for the Ohio State Defense
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Just how good will the Ohio State secondary be and how quickly will they need to be at their best?

Could a freshman cornerback break into the starting lineup? How much of the Rushmen will the Buckeyes show right away in Minneapolis?

These questions and many more are answered in this week's Buckeye Weekly Podcast as Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a 10-pack of listener questions about the Buckeyes.

There is also plenty of talk about the offense, including CJ Stroud and TreVeyon Henderson.

All of this and much, much more.
Aug 20, 2021
Ohio State Practice Insider: TreVeyon Henderson Continues to Impress
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Reporters were permitted to watch Ohio State's practice on Wednesday.

Following practice, Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recapped what they saw.

The first topic of discussion was the lack of throwing from presumed starter CJ Stroud. Ryan Day says it's nothing to worry about.

The show then spends some time talking about talented freshman TreVeyon Henderson, who continues to shine on offense. The potential is legitimate and perhaps immediate.

Receivers and offensive line were topics as well, including the absence of Thayer Munford and what that could mean down the line.

Defensively, there were a lot of numbers to watch, which makes putting together a two-deep difficult for on-lookers. Tom and Tony talk about those difficulties and much, much more.
Aug 18, 2021
Why the Buckeyes Will Be More Disruptive On the Defensive Line This Year
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Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson has put his plan into motion and Buckeye fans should get excited.

Defensive tackles Haskell Garrett and Taron Vincent normally play the same position, but they are now expected to play next to each other instead of rotate with each other.

What will this bring to the Ohio State defense? A lot.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss that aspect of the Buckeyes' defense, as well as many others along the defensive line.

The fellas spoke with Larry Johnson and his defensive line on Tuesday, so they recap what was said and provide updates on the Buckeyes up front.
Aug 17, 2021
Is the Ohio State Quarterback Race Over?
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has named a leader in the three-man quarterback battle between CJ Stroud, Jack Miller, and Kyle McCord, but he has not yet named a starter.

Was the name surprising? Or was it expected?

Day met with reporters on Monday and answered a litany of questions following a very important weekend of practicing.

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap everything Day had to say and provide updates on the offensive line, running game, linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, and everyone's favorite freshman quarterback -- Quinn Ewers!

Special teams coordinator Parker Fleming also spoke with reporters and provided a bunch of information about the specialists and return game.

It's all covered in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Aug 16, 2021
14 Bold Predictions About 2021 Ohio State Football
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Expectations are sky-high for the 2021 Ohio State football team, as the Buckeyes make a run at an unprecedented fifth consecutive outright Big Ten championship and the College Football Playoff.
Aug 15, 2021
The Year of the Secret Weapon for Ohio State
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Ohio State's offense is absolutely loaded with talent at every position group, including tight end. So will this be the year the tight ends finally break out with a big year in the receiving game?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share what they learned during interviews with tight ends Jeremy Ruckert, Cade Stover, Gee Scott, Joe Royer, and Mitch Rossi.

Plus, the fellas chat about their biggest takeaways from a conversation with always-entertaining OSU offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson.
Aug 13, 2021
How A New NIL Sponsorship Could Change College Football Forever
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Has the college football world been hacked by BYU? With name, image, and likeness now a thing in college sports, a protein bar company has agreed to pay for the scholarships for each of BYU's football walk-ons. Other schools will have companies that soon follow, meaning that the 85 scholarship limit may be getting a gigantic makeover.

What will this do for the sport moving forward? Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the possibilities.

The fellas also talk about the documentary Fight For Football: Saving the 2020 Season that they are a part of. They share some behind the scenes info on the making of the documentary as well as what to look forward to seeing when it finally releases later this month.

Tom and Tony also recap what the Ohio State linebackers had to say on Thursday morning, including position coach Al Washington.
Aug 12, 2021
Ohio State Practice Insider: Is A Major Overhaul Coming On Offense?
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As Ohio State’s fall practice schedule inches closer to the crucial first scrimmage of camp, positional battles are heating up all across the field for the Buckeyes.

Buckeye Scoop’s Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down what they saw inside practice on Tuesday, including the battle for the starting quarterback position and a major change that could be coming to the offensive line.
Aug 10, 2021
Is Ohio State Close To Naming A Starting Quarterback?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Monday's media session with Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.

There were a number of topics discussed with Day, but the quarterback was a hot topic of conversation. The fellas go over what Day had to say about the Buckeyes' timeline for naming a starter and the pressure that is involved in competing for the job.

Then the topic moves to running back and the depth chart, then to receivers for a bit.

A good amount of time is spent on the offensive line, where Day discussed some of the experimenting going on up front right now. How do Tom and Tony view those experiments? They talk it out.

The show then moves to the defensive side of the ball and discussions on defensive ends Zach Harrison and JT Tuimoloau.

How is Tuimoloau doing? Is the learning curve too much for him right now?

Then the show moves to the linebackers and secondary where there are a ton of questions, but also a good amount of answers.
Aug 09, 2021
Ohio State Practice Insider - What We Learned About The 2021 Buckeyes
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com share what they learned inside Ohio State football practice as the Buckeyes opened fall camp 2021.
Aug 04, 2021
Five Things We Learned Talking To The Ohio State Quarterbacks
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, QB coach Corey Dennis, and freshmen QBs CJ Stroud, Jack Miller, and Kyle McCord met with the media on the eve of the Buckeyes’ 2021 fall football camp. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap what they heard, what they saw, and what it all means.
Aug 03, 2021
Is Quinn Ewers Enrolling Early Good Or Bad For Ohio State Long-Term?
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Five-star 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers has announced his intention to skip his senior year of high school and enroll at Ohio State. He will be in Columbus this month, but is his escalated time table a good thing or a bad thing for the Buckeyes?

How is Ryan Day going to keep everybody happy? How long can talented quarterbacks stay patient? Is the madness likely to stop any time soon?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss all of the ins and outs of Ewers' decision and talk about how it will impact the Ohio State quarterback room now and moving forward.
Aug 02, 2021
Ten Storylines To Watch On Defense for the Buckeyes During Fall Camp
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go back and forth discussing what they are interested in seeing during fall camp on defense for the Ohio State Buckeyes. The fellas talk about expectations for Zach Harrison and Jack Sawyer, what kind of contribution will the Buckeyes get from linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, the concerns in the secondary, and much, much more.
Jul 31, 2021
Ten Storylines To Watch On Offense For the Buckeyes During Fall Camp
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go back and forth discussing what they are interested in seeing during fall camp on offense for the Ohio State Buckeyes.. There are conversations about the quarterbacks, freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson, the talented wide receivers, what's next for the tight ends, the depth on the offensive line, and much, much more.
Jul 29, 2021
Emergency Podcast: Is Quinn Ewers Going to Enroll Early and Play at Ohio State This Fall?
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Five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers is leaning towards graduating high school a year early and enrolling at Ohio State in time for fall camp next week. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr host an emergency podcast to discuss what this means for Ewers, why he is leaning this way, and what this means for the Buckeyes.
Jul 28, 2021
Where Will Conference Expansion Leave Ohio State?
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The SEC is adding Oklahoma and Texas, creating the biggest and baddest conference in the land.

What should the Big Ten do in response? Is there anything left to pick over in the Big XII? Are the ACC teams even on the table?

And what does this mean for Ohio State? Does a stronger SEC actually make things easier for the Buckeyes?

With Big Ten grant of rights up in the next two years, should Ohio State and Michigan think about leaving the Big Ten?

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss all of this and more on today's episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast.
Jul 27, 2021
The Latest News On Every Ohio State Football Position Group
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In this special episode, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of Buckeye Scoop break down what they learned during Ohio State's appearance at 2021 Big Ten Media Days.

Head coach Ryan Day, offensive lineman Thayer Munford, tight end Jeremy Ruckert, and defensive end Zach Harrison spoke to the media for more than four hours combined, and the fellas had a lot of takeaways from those interviews.

They go position-by-position around the field and share some interesting news on each of them. What can the young quarterbacks do to really impress Ryan Day? Is Steele Chambers going to be a linebacker or a running back? Is Julian Fleming about to break out as a star wide receiver?

What record is Ryan Day expecting Jeremy Ruckert to break? What lessons did Thayer Munford share with Harry Miller? What surprising step has Zach Harrison taken this year? Has Dallas Gant done everything he can without being on the field?

How are things going in Cameron Brown's recovery? Which true freshman is looking like he could be the third cornerback in the class? What distinction would Ryan Day give Kourt Williams? And why did the Buckeyes bring in a transfer kicker?
Jul 24, 2021
Instant Reaction From the Buckeyes At Big Ten Media Days
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It's Ohio State day at 2021 Big Ten Media Days. Head coach Ryan Day, offensive tackle Thayer Munford, tight end Jeremy Ruckert, and defensive end Zach Harrison spent time answering questions from reporters from around the league on Friday.
Jul 23, 2021
Kevin Warren, Jim Harbaugh, and Assorted Takeaways From Day 1 at B1G Media Days
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Day one of 2021 Big Ten Media Days is in the books, and there was a lot to talk about.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com recap what they heard and what they learned from people like Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, and dozens of other conference players and coaches.

What would Warren do differently in 2020? What should you make of a surprisingly upbeat, but under control Jim Harbaugh? And what did Harbaugh say about the Ohio State game that raised some eyebrows?

That, plus the fellas answer viewer questions in this special live Instant Reaction episode of Buckeye Weekly.
Jul 23, 2021
Ten Crazy Predictions For The 2021 College Football Season
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go over some bold predictions about the college football season. The predictions were submitted on Buckeye Scoop's Ask The Insiders message board and Tom and Tony discuss a number of the predictions and judge them based on their boldness, likelihood, and unlikelihood.

Is Garrett Wilson about to break an Ohio State football record in a single half?

Will the Buckeyes' game against Oregon be a bigger blowout than the season opener against Minnesota?

Will freshmen phenoms Jack Sawyer and JT Tuimoloau combine for a monster first season?
Jul 15, 2021
Ohio State vs Michigan 2021 Tale of the Tape - How Big Is the Talent Gap?
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It's the Buckeye Weekly Podcast's annual Ohio State vs. Michigan tale of the tape show. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go position by position comparing the Buckeyes and the Wolverines to see which roster reigns supreme.
Jul 13, 2021
Which Ohio State Team Will Be the Best Over the Next Three Years?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer listener questions, with topics ranging from the 2021 captains, how the quarterbacks will shake out over the next few years, who will benefit most from NIL, why don't former players coach, spying, which Buckeye team will be the best over the next three years, and more.
Jul 08, 2021
Buckeyes Land Three Commitments and Move a Running Back
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the busy week of recruiting for the Buckeyes. Ohio State received commitments from 5-star DE JT Tuimoloau, 4-star CB Terrance Brooks, and 4-star WR Kojo Antwi, and the fellas break it all down. They also discuss the recruiting loss of 2023 5-star DE Brenan Vernon, Quinn Ewers' performance at the Elite 11, and the move of running back Steele Chambers to linebacker.
Jul 06, 2021
Bonus Episode: Scoop100 Wide Receiver Kojo Antwi Commits to Ohio State
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Marc Givler and Tony Gerdeman give you an emergency podcast following the commitment of Scoop100 wide receiver Kojo Antwi. What kind of player are the Buckeyes getting? Where will he fit in with the rest of the OSU receiver class? And much more.
Jul 05, 2021
Nation's Top-Ranked Player JT Tuimoloau Commits to Ohio State Football
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Five-star defensive end JT Tuimolau has committed to Ohio State. Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break it all down. Where does this rank in out-of-state recruiting wins for the Buckeyes? What is there to like about JT Tuimoloau's game? What can be expected of him this year? Where does he fit into the Ohio State depth chart? Tony then offers up some over/unders on JT Tuimoloau's freshman season.
Jul 04, 2021
Bonus Episode: Final Calls On JT Tuimoloau, Scouting Quinn Ewers At The Opening
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In this special bonus episode, Marc Givler and Nevadabuck of BuckeyeScoop.com make their final calls on 5-star defensive lineman JT Tuimoloau. Will he choose Ohio State or Oregon when he announces his decision on the 4th of July?

Plus, an in-depth evaluation of Ohio State's 2022 QB commit Quinn Ewers after scouting him at both the Elite 11 and The Opening. What will the top overall player in the nation bring to the Buckeyes?

That's all in this very special bonus episode we're providing as a "thank you" for subscribing to the Buckeye Weekly podcast.
Jul 04, 2021
Which Breakout Buckeye Will Surprise Everyone?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a slew of listener questions covering things like breakout Buckeyes, who the next commitment will be, publicizing how much players make from NIL, locker room issues due to NIL, elevator stories, and much, much more.
Jul 01, 2021
Will Ohio State's 2022 Recruiting Class Be Even Better Than the 2021 Class?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a variety of listener questions ranging from topics like the title of this show, to Al Washington's tenure at Ohio State, to the impact of NIL on Ohio State's bottom dollar, to what constitutes a bad year defensively for the Buckeyes, and more.
Jun 29, 2021
JT Tuimoloau Commitment Watch - Oregon vs Ohio State
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr get you up to speed on the latest with five-star defensive end JT Tuimoloau. When is he committing and why didn't it happen last night? Is Ohio State still the team to beat? How legible are these tea leaves? And much more.
Jun 28, 2021
How a Huge Change to Ohio's NIL Could Impact Ohio State
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio's proposed NIL bill that collapsed Thursday night and what this means moving forward. There is a new bill being proposed but how soon could it go into effect? How does this impact Ohio State recruiting and the current Buckeye student-athletes?
Jun 25, 2021
Are the Buckeyes Being Overlooked By the Preseason Magazines?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss one of the most wonderful times of year -- college football magazine season! The fellas discuss the latest edition of Phil Steele's magazine as Tony takes issue with a few items of note where the Buckeyes are concerned, especially at quarterback.
Jun 24, 2021
Dallan Hayden Commits, Who Impressed at Tuesday's Ohio State Camp?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the commitment of 2022 running back Dallan Hayden and what Buckeye fans should expect from him. The fellas then talk about some of the outstanding prospects at Tuesday's Ohio State camp, including 5-stars Brenan Vernon and Brandon Innis, as well as top prospects Luke Montgomery and Carnell Tate. The show then moves back to the 2022 class to look at the Buckeyes' remaining targets and how large this class could be.
Jun 23, 2021
Ten Big Ten Stories to Watch This Football Season
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr take turns talking about the 10 things they're looking forward to watching in the Big Ten this year. Turns out both are excited that Bret Bielema is back in the conference. They're also excited that Jim Harbaugh is back for at least one more year.
Jun 22, 2021
Is Ohio State In the Winner's Bracket for JT Tuimoloau?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the weekend official visit of JT Tuimoloau and where the Buckeyes stand now that he's headed off to Oregon. They also discuss other official visitors this weekend, including Dallan Hayden and Kojo Antwi. The fellas then look ahead to some visitors this week and preview some of the top prospects who will be camping at Ohio State this week.
Jun 21, 2021
What Would Addition of Palaie Gaoteote Mean for Ohio State?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the potential transfer of former USC linebacker Palaie Gaoteote to Ohio State. The former five-star prospect has shown up in the Ohio State University directory, so it appears that the transfer is happening. The fellas talk about what Gaoteote's potential role would be with the Buckeyes as well as a few potential issues that could arise with his arrival.
Jun 19, 2021
Five Things That Could Sell JT Tuimoloau On Ohio State
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss 5-star defensive end JT Tuimoloau's official visit to Ohio State this year and the things that OSU could use to sell him on the fact that Ohio State is the best place for him to be.
Jun 18, 2021
The Pros and Cons of a 12-Team College Football Playoff
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss some of the problems that people have with the 12-team playoff expansion proposal and try to ease some concerns. They talk through issues like the diminishing of the regular season, the toll being too severe for the players, travel difficulties, teams sitting starters, and much more.
Jun 17, 2021
Bonus Episode: Surprise 5-Star Visitor, Preparing For JT Tuimoloau's Ohio State Visit
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This is a special bonus episode of Buckeye Weekly, featuring Tom Orr and Marc Givler of BuckeyeScoop.com, recorded at Ohio State football camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

They discuss an offensive line prospect who looked impressive during the morning session and several big-time players who are expected to work out in the afternoon.

Plus, a sneak preview of the atmosphere inside the WHAC in the leadup to this weekend's official visit from JT Tuimoloau, the top-ranked player in the class of 2021.
Jun 16, 2021
It's Time to Ditch the College Football Playoff Committee
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the recent 12-team College Football Playoff proposal, including who it involves, next steps, improvements that would help, concerns, and much more.
Jun 15, 2021
Projecting an Ohio State Starting Lineup From the 2021 and 2022 Recruiting Classes
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the upcoming weekend with some predictions that bend the space-time continuum. They also answer a number of listener questions, including one about projecting a starting 22 from the two most recent Ohio State recruiting classes.
Jun 09, 2021
Bonus Episode: 5 Players To Know From Ohio State's Lineman Camp
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In this special bonus episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Marc Givler, Kirk Barton, and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com recap a busy morning at Ohio State football camp.

Marc and Kirk share five players who stood out during the morning’s action, including DT Hero Kanu, OT Lucas Simmons, DT Kendrick Gilbert, DE Chandavian Bradley, and OL Josh Padilla.
Jun 08, 2021
Good News for Ohio State Following Weekend Recruiting Visits
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap some of the weekend's news following Ohio State's first official visitors in over a year. Are the Buckeyes Branching out? Will there be safeties in numbers? What's the latest up front? The fellas also answer a handful of listener questions, addressing topics about the quarterbacks, elite recruiting powers vs. non-elites, and the Minnesota game.
Jun 07, 2021
Ten Buckeyes Who Will Break Out In 2021
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr take turns projecting breakouts for 10 Buckeyes this season. They discuss their picks and why they went with each particular player. They then share some names that fell just outside of their lists
Jun 03, 2021
Huge Recruiting Week Ahead for the Buckeyes
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the huge recruiting week that Ohio State has prepared. They also discuss how the NIL will impact the visits and why underclassmen are being asked to visit during the week rather than the weekends. All of this and much more.
Jun 01, 2021
Can Jack Sawyer Win a Starting Job as a Freshman?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the 11 Ohio State freshmen on defense and special teams and what to expect from each of them this season.
May 27, 2021
Will the Ohio NIL Legislation Help Or Hurt Ohio State?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down Monday's announcement of a proposed bill in the Ohio state legislature which will allow student-athletes to earn compensation from their name, image, and likeness. How will this affect Ohio State? What has taken so long? Is this a bad thing or a good thing? The fellas discuss it all and much more.
May 25, 2021
Are Expectations for TreVeyon Henderson Too High?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the 10 Ohio State freshmen on the offensive side of the ball and what to expect from each of them this season.
May 20, 2021
Vegas Likes the Buckeyes, Not So Hot On Michigan
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss some of the early betting lines on the nation's biggest games, including Ohio State's trip to Michigan. The fellas then lay out some bets they like in the form of a couple of 6-team parlays.
May 19, 2021
Investigation Finds No NCAA Violations In Targeting of OSU Football Players
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the investigation into a massage therapist who targeted Ohio State football players. They also talk about the kickoff time for the Oregon game. The final topic of the show is the transfer cornerback Tyreke Johnson, with a look at how the 2018 class has turned out so far.
May 13, 2021
Did the Buckeyes Dodge a Bullet From the Transfer Portal This Week?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Tennessee linebacker Henry To'o To'o choosing Alabama over Ohio State and what that means for the Buckeyes. They also discuss the drama in the locker room that a transfer can cause, especially in today's day and age.
May 11, 2021
Are the Buckeyes Rebuilding Their Florida Pipeline?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State receiving a verbal commitment from Florida cornerback Ryan Turner. The Buckeyes haven't been all that successful in Florida of late, so the fellas wonder if maybe the old Florida pipeline is getting cranked back up now that OSU has three commitments from the Panhandle State. They also talk about other ongoing recruiting pipelines while also trying to define what actually makes a pipeline.
May 06, 2021
Did the Buckeyes Make a Mistake Not Using Jameson Williams More?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the transfer of wide receiver Jameson Williams to Alabama. Was it a mistake to let him feel like leaving was his best chance for success? What could he do in the Alabama offense? The fellas also discuss the surprise commitment of safety Kye Stokes. The show then turns toward the school up north for a discussion about a Michigan coach who oddly took a shot at Michigan State on social media.
May 04, 2021
Why Is Michigan Being So Secretive?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Michigan's spring camp and in particular the lack of information that was allowed to get out. Why is Jim Harbaugh being so secretive? What would it be like to cover something like this? The fellas also discuss some coaches' comments on the Michigan quarterbacks and how things are going there, while also talking about what others are hearing about what's actually going on. It's a Michigan-centric show, so buckle in.
Apr 29, 2021
How Devastating Is the Dasan McCullough Decommitment?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the recent decommitment of 4-star athlete Dasan McCullough and what it means for the Buckeyes. They also take a look at past decommitments and how things worked out for them, for Ohio State, and for the show. The fellas also discuss the Buckeye quarterbacks and wonder how far they can go with just "game managers."
Apr 27, 2021
Looking Back On Our Bold Spring Predictions
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr go back and grade their bold spring predictions from well before spring practice actually began. How accurate were they? Do they grade on a curve? Did TreVeyon Henderson live up to the bold prediction laid down by Tom Orr? Did Jack Sawyer?
Apr 22, 2021
Ten Things We Learned Rewatching the Ohio State Spring Game
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr have rewatched the Ohio State spring game and have actually taken notes about what they saw. They go back and forth with many of the items that stood out to them after a second watch, including the quarterbacks, Jack Sawyer, Paris Johnson, and much, much more.
Apr 20, 2021
Instant Reaction From the 2021 Ohio State Spring Game
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions from Ohio State's 2021 spring game. Who stood out, who didn't, what should we make too much of, and so on and so forth. It was just a spring game, but there were plenty of players to talk about.
Apr 17, 2021
Is It Time to Get Excited About the Ohio State Receivers?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap everything that Ohio State receivers coach Brian Hartline had to say during a media Zoom session on Thursday. He had a lot of positive things to say about Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Marvin Harrison, and Julian Fleming. The fellas also talked to Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, and Jameson Williams, so they relay what the Buckeye receivers were talking about as well. Special teams coordinator Parker Fleming also spoke with reporters and they recap that conversation as well.
Apr 15, 2021
Is Too Much Made of the Ohio State Spring Game?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State's upcoming spring game. Is it worth the $100 some people are paying to get in? Is too much made of individual performances? What are the fellas expecting to see on Saturday? All of this and much, much more.
Apr 14, 2021
Which Buckeye Will Lose His Black Stripe Next?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Wednesday's interview session with Greg Studrawa and the offensive line. Is this the deepest group the Buckeyes have ever had? Where will Harry Miller be when he returns? Are there concerns with Paris Johnson? Will Thayer Munford be the top tackle in college football? The fellas talk about all of this, but first Tom predicts which Buckeye freshman will be next to lose his black strip via an amazing bracket designed by Tony with a little bit of help from Bill Gates.
Apr 08, 2021
Spring Practice Insider - Changes Coming To The Buckeye Defense
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Tom's visit to an Ohio State spring football practice. What did Mr. Orr see from the Buckeyes on Monday? The fellas discuss all of it, as well as what head coach Ryan Day had to say afterward. Updates on an injured Buckeye, some young corners getting good work, Day's biggest concerns, the quarterbacks, and some effusive praise for Taron Vincent.
Apr 05, 2021
Spring Practice Insider - Position Changes, Scouting the QBs
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Friday's open Ohio State practice and the move of Gee Scott to tight end and Demario McCall to defensive back. They also talk about the pecking order at quarterback and then answer some listener questions.
Apr 02, 2021
How Is Ohio State Fixing Its Defensive Backfield Issues?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Thursday's interview session with Ohio State secondary coach Matt Barnes and discuss the process going on right now to return the Buckeye defensive backs to their 'Best In America' tag. They also talk about what has held Josh Proctor back and the renewed focus of Marcus Williamson. They also mention a couple of young corners who have already stood out for the Buckeyes.
Apr 01, 2021
Is There Movement At Quarterback?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Ryan Day's Monday Zoom session with reporters. They spend time discussing the quarterback battle and where things currently stand for the Buckeyes. When might a starter be known? Day also shed some light at the center situation for Ohio State with Harry Miller out this spring. How much movement could we see up front for the Buckeyes? The fellas also talk about a couple of second-year defensive backs standing out. The show then moves on to Day's comments about Ohio State preparing for name, image, and likeness rulings, as well as possible recruiting visits being allowed beginning in June.
Mar 29, 2021
There Is No Talent Gap With Michigan?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the recent comments from former Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins that there wasn't a talent gap between Ohio State and Michigan while he was there. They then discuss the Ohio State linebackers and the Zoom session from Thursday with Al Washington, Teradja Mitchell, and Dallas Gant.
Mar 25, 2021
Can Master Teague Hold Off the Competition at Running Back?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Tuesday's interview session with Tony Alford and the Ohio State running backs. What is Alford looking for in the Buckeyes' starter? How are TreVeyon Henderson and Evan Pryor doing? What took Marcus Crowley so long to recover from an ACL tear? How are the RBs different than they were a year ago? The fellas cover all of this and also talk a little Buckeye defense and the return of everybody's favorite -- the Bullet.
Mar 23, 2021
Bold Spring Predictions for the Buckeyes
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr share some bold predictions for what's going to happen this spring for the Buckeyes. Prior to that, however, they recap everything that Ryan Day had to say on Wednesday. Talking QB battle, injuries, receiver rotation, Zach Harrison, Paris Johnson, and much, much more.
Mar 18, 2021
How Far Can the Buckeyes Go?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State's NCAA Tournament bracket and why Baylor is nothing to be concerned about. They discuss March Madness lore and then spend a few minutes on football as spring practice gets underway on Friday. The show concludes by asking who is the greatest Buckeye football player from Florida of all-time.
Mar 16, 2021
Big Spring Ahead for the Buckeye Offensive Line
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr finish up their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State offensive line. Where will Matt Jones line up? Is it time for Paris Johnson? Is Thayer Munford the best Ohio State tackle since Orlando Pace? Are Thayer Munford and Nicholas Petit-Frere the best tackle duo at OSU since Orlando Pace and Korey Stringer? The fellas talk about all of this and much more.
Mar 11, 2021
Ohio State Pauses Football Activities Again
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State's decision to pause all football activities. Is this the end of OSU's national title hopes? When will things return to normalcy? The fellas then turn to allegations of SEC improprieties, which just cannot be true. The show concludes with a bit of Big Ten Tournament talk.
Mar 09, 2021
Spring Questions Abound for the Ohio State Secondary
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring position previews with a look at the Ohio State secondary. There are questions at both cornerback and safety and the fellas try to answer most of them.
Mar 04, 2021
Previewing the Spring for the Buckeye Pass Catchers
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State wide receivers and tight ends. Will the lineup look the same as last year since everybody is back? Will the 2020 guys continue to push for playing time? What about the incoming freshmen? The tight ends are also a topic of conversation as the fellas wonder just what kind of numbers Jeremy Ruckert will post this season. The show begins with some basketball talk before drifting off to some Michigan football discussion regarding the Wolverines' newest quarterback.
Mar 02, 2021
How Will the Buckeye Running Backs Shake Out This Spring?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring position previews with a look at the Ohio State running backs. Tony throws out a bunch of over/unders for Tom while the two discuss the traits, expectations, and ceilings for each of the Buckeyes' six scholarship running backs.
Feb 25, 2021
Who Steps Up Now on the Ohio State Defensive Line?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring positional previews with a look at the Ohio State defensive line. What should be expected of Taron Vincent? Could he do the same thing Haskell Garrett did last year? What's the situation at nose tackle? How are the young tackles going to mix in this spring? Can a fifth defensive end break into the top four rotation with a solid performance this spring? What should be expected from the veteran defensive ends? How good is Jack Sawyer? The fellas discuss all of this and much, much more, including a spring game crowd and Michigan's coaching changes.
Feb 23, 2021
Previewing the Buckeye QBs Heading Into Spring
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their spring positional previews, this time looking at the Ohio State quarterbacks. What is the pecking order at the moment? Who will win the job? What kind of season should be expected? The fellas talk about all of it and then answer a bunch of listener questions about the QBs. They also touch on Michigan's quarterback situation, which got a little worse today. The show starts with some basketball ahead of a huge few days for the Buckeyes.
Feb 18, 2021
Who Will Replace Ohio State's Starting Linebackers?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr begin their positional spring previews with a look at the Ohio State linebackers. The Buckeyes must replace four seniors, but the good news is they have a number of options. The fellas break down the candidates at each of the spots, as well as the likelihood Ohio State moves to more of a nickel defense. They also take a look at Michigan's linebackers and wonder which group is better. There is also a discussion about the hypocrisy of the NCAA and allowing recruiting visits for lower divisions, but not D-I. All of this and more.
Feb 16, 2021
Analyzing the Ohio State Analysts
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss three recent Ohio State hires in Quality Control analysts Todd Fitch and Paul Rhoads, as well as former Buckeye CJ Barnett, who is now Director of Player Development for the football program. The fellas also discuss some Al Washington news and then talk a little Buckeye basketball.
Feb 12, 2021
Are There Any Volunteers On the OSU Coaching Staff?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the whirlwind recruiting of Al Washington to Tennessee. Is he leaving? Is he staying? The fellas also talk about Ryan Stamper's possible replacement. There is also a conversation about incoming freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson. Then the show ends with a few listener questions regarding the defense and poultry.
Feb 09, 2021
After Win Over Iowa, Why Ohio State Basketball Is A Legit National Title Contender
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State's thrilling 89-85 road win over No. 8 Iowa, and what it means for the Buckeyes moving forward. Which new players have come the farthest this season? What about the OSU offensive will make them a tough team to knock out of the NCAA Tournament? All of this and more is discussed.
Feb 05, 2021
Ryan Day Completes His Coaching Staff
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Feb 04, 2021
Will It Be a Drama-Free Signing Day for Ohio State?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview Wednesday's signing day and the remaining drama for the Buckeyes. Is no news good news on the Raesjon Davis front? The fellas then turn to the Ohio State coaching vacancy and wonder if the lack of rumors confirms that this is going to be an internal hire. The show then turns toward the basketball Buckeyes as the championship potential of this year's team is discussed.
Feb 02, 2021
Does Ohio State Have Room for Eli Ricks and Others?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk about Ohio State's current roster situation and discuss how much room the Buckeyes have to add recruits and transfers. They have a conversation about the smoke around the possible transfer of LSU cornerback Eli Ricks, as well as a few other names to keep an eye on. On the recruiting side, the fellas talk about how the coming change to the official visit rules could alter plans for the Buckeyes' top target. All of this and much more.
Jan 28, 2021
Talking Over/Unders for the Ohio State Early Enrollees
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State football's 15 early enrollees. Tony presents Tom with a number of over/unders and prop bets regarding the newest Buckeyes and fun is had by all. Who will be the first to start? How many All-Big Tens for Reid Carrico? How many touchdowns for Emeka Egbuka? Projections for TreVeyon Henderson, Jack Sawyer, and much more.
Jan 26, 2021
How Will Ohio State Replace Greg Mattison?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr react to the news that Greg Mattison is retiring. Ryan Day broke the news during his interview session Friday morning, so the fellas discuss the direction that Ohio State's defense will now head in and then recap everything else Day had to say during his more than 30 minutes of talking with reporters, including plenty on the freshman quarterbacks.
Jan 22, 2021
Weighing Gains and Losses from the Buckeye Defense
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the NFL announcements made by the Buckeyes on the defensive side of the ball. On a scale of 1-10, how disastrous is the departure of Tommy Togiai? Where would this front be if Antwuan Jackson hadn't returned? Are Jackson and Jerron Cage good enough at nose tackle to win a title with? How important was Haskell Garrett's return following Togiai's departure? Could Taron Vincent emerge as an All-American like Garrett did this year? Will the Buckeyes look to the transfer portal for guys like former USC linebacker Palaie Gaoteote? What about a cornerback where the Buckeyes must replace Shaun Wade. Regardless, the Ohio State options are much greater in 2021 than they were in 2020. The fellas discuss all of this and much more.
Jan 21, 2021
The Buckeyes' Most Important Returning Player On Offense
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap which Buckeyes are staying and which have left for the NFL. They spend this show discussing the players on offense who had decisions to make. What should be expected from the quarterback position in 2021? Will there be a 1,000-yard rusher in 2021? How many records will Chris Olave set next year? Is 2021 the year of the tight end? What will the offensive line look like next season with Thayer Munford staying and Wyatt Davis and Josh Myers leaving? The fellas talk about all of this and much more, including a few good minutes on the Tennessee Volunteers.
Jan 19, 2021
Is Urban Meyer Ready for the NFL?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the report of Urban Meyer heading to Jacksonville. How will he do there and what makes the Jaguars' job so enticing? Can Urban handle losing and how long will it take for the Jags to become a winning program? Will he be taking anybody from the Ohio State staff with him? All of these questions are discussed and more.
Jan 14, 2021
Instant Reaction From the National Championship Game
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their instant reactions from Ohio State's 52-24 loss to Alabama in the national championship game. They discuss what went wrong, if anything went right, where the game was lost, and then answer dozens of questions from the live viewing audience.
Jan 12, 2021
National Championship Game Preview - Live From Miami
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One of the most unusual and memorable Ohio State football seasons in history will come to an end Monday night in Miami, and the Buckeyes are just one win away from a national championship.

BuckeyeScoop.com beat writer Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to preview the big game from Miami.
Jan 11, 2021
National Championship Preview Live Q & A
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the national title game between Ohio State and Alabama and then answer a bunch of questions from the live viewers.
Jan 11, 2021
National Championship Game Prop Bets
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap some of the things said by Nick Saban and Ryan Day Sunday morning during their final media session. Then Tony presents Tom with a number of national title game prop bets from a real live sportsbook.
Jan 10, 2021
Is the Alabama Defense Ready for the Buckeyes?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap everything that was said on Thursday by Nick Saban and the Alabama defense, as well as Ryan Day and the Ohio State offense. They also discuss several other topics, including the status of the actual game itself. How is Justin Fields feeling? What changed with Trey Sermon? What did Josh Myers say that maybe he shouldn't have? And much, much more.
Jan 08, 2021
Buckeye Defense Readies for Toughest Test Yet
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Wednesday's media availabilities between the Alabama offense and the Ohio State defense. The Crimson Tide are wanting to see if the Buckeyes are going to show up, while the OSU defense is looking forward to playing the best offense they've seen all year.
Jan 07, 2021
Nick Saban, Ryan Day Preview National Championship
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap the very first media session between Alabama and Ohio State. Nick Saban and Ryan Day previewed their upcoming matchup, as did a handful of Tide and Buckeye players. The fellas also have some other discussions, including where Justin
Fields' performance ranks all-time, will another Clemson effort be good enough to win this game, and will Fields be good to go this week? All of this and much more.
Jan 05, 2021
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 49-28 win over Clemson in the 2021 Sugar Bowl
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Ohio State overwhelmed Clemson along the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, absolutely dominating the Tigers in a 49-28 win in the 2021 Sugar Bowl.

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr of BuckeyeScoop.com recap everything that happened, from Justin Fields' courageous performance, to Chris Olave's two-touchdown evening of redemption, Jonathon Cooper's gamble to take a redshirt in 2019 paying off with a huge sack, and sixth-year senior Justin Hilliard racking up 8 tackles in a dominating night.

The fellas answer a record-breaking number of listener questions, and start setting the table for the National Championship game against Alabama.
Jan 02, 2021
2021 Sugar Bowl Pregame with Clemson beat writer Matt Connolly
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Ohio State is just a few hours away from the game they've wanted to play for the last 12 months.

The Buckeyes will get another crack at Clemson, with a trip to the national championship game on the line.

Hosts Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr are joined by Matt Connolly, the Clemson beat writer for The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina.

Matt answers questions about the Tigers team and what the Buckeyes should expect tonight. Plus, a look at the areas where Ohio State might have a big advantage in the Sugar Bowl. Will it be enough for them to pull the upset?
Jan 01, 2021
New Year's Eve Sugar Bowl Preview and Live Q&A
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr break down the final coaches' appeareances in front of the media and recap what Dabo Swinney and Ryan Day had to say on Thursday. Then they spend a bunch of time with the people, answering questions until there were no questions left to ask.
Jan 01, 2021
How Does Ohio State Beat Clemson?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the various scenarios in which Ohio State could find themselves with the upper hand against Clemson. They also answer a slew of questions from the live audience.
Dec 31, 2020
The Ohio State Defense Is Ready for the Clemson Offense
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the media availabilities from Wednesday with the Clemson offense and the Ohio State defense. The Buckeyes are confident that their defensive fixes will have them prepared for the Clemson offense. Are they lying? They cover everything that went on and then answer dozens of viewer questions from the YouTube simulcast.
Dec 30, 2020
Ohio State - Clemson Sugar Bowl Preview Live From Alabama
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap what Dabo Swinney and Ryan Day had to say on Monday. The Ohio State offensive players and Clemson defensive players also spoke with reporters, so the fellas recap those conversations as well. And they do it all live from the footsteps of Bryant Denny Stadium in glorious Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dec 29, 2020
Can the Ohio State Defensive Line Slow Down Clemson's Passing Attack?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr finish up with the listener questions from the previous episode. Topics include moving Shaun Wade to the slot against Clemson, New Orleans cuisine preferences, which running back starts for the Buckeyes, will Clemson be facing an angry Ohio State team, how much of Justin Fields' Northwestern performance was the thumb and how much was it not having Chris Olave, and why is the defense regressing under Kerry Coombs. All of this and much more.
Dec 23, 2020
Has Justin Fields Regressed?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr answer a bunch of listener questions in this episode. Topics include running the ball against Clemson, returning Buckeye seniors, bouncing back after poor performances, has Justin Fields regressed, problems with Dabo, and thoughts on Bret Bielema's glorious return. All of this and much more
Dec 23, 2020
Ohio State and Clemson Are Sugar Bowl Bound
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap the College Football Playoff announcement, which has #3 Ohio State and #2 Clemson headed to New Orleans to match up in the Sugar Bowl. Meanwhile, #1 Alabama will be defeating #4 Notre Dame heavily in the Rose Bowl, which is being played in Arlington, Texas. Why the Sugar Bowl for the Buckeyes? Who will be returning for Ohio State in time for the game? The fellas also discuss the teams that missed out on the playoffs and then have some very heartfelt words regarding Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies.
Dec 20, 2020
Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 22-10 B1G Championship Game Win
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Dec 19, 2020
Big Ten Championship Game Preview and Q & A
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr are live in Indianapolis where they recorded a Big Ten Championship Game preview and then answered a bunch of questions from live viewers. Can Northwestern's defense handle the Buckeye offense? Will their offense be able to score enough to keep this interesting. How many turnovers would Northwestern need to win? All of this and much, much, more.
Dec 19, 2020
Will the B1G Change Its COVID Rules? B1G Championship Game Preview
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the Big Ten Championship Game between Ohio State and Northwestern. How can the Wildcats upset the Buckeyes? What will Ohio State be able to do offensively and defensively? Then the fellas discuss the Big Ten's 21-day COVID quarantine rule and how it could be unfair to Ohio State should they make the playoffs. The show concludes with a look at the biggest conference championship games of the weekend.
Dec 18, 2020
Ryan Day Loves This 2021 Ohio State Recruiting Class
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss everything Ohio State head coach Ryan Day had to say about the Buckeyes' 2021 signing class on Wednesday. What were the areas of need? What was different about recruiting this year and why? How much can culture and fit impact a class? All of this is discussed and more. Also, the fellas recap everything that Mark Pantoni had to say during his Zoom conference as well.
Dec 16, 2020
Does Ohio State Need to Blow Out Northwestern?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Tuesday's media session with the Buckeyes and discuss everything that was said, including Shaun Wade's notion that Ohio State needs to blow out the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten Championship Game. The fellas also look at the All-Big Ten teams and Michigan's third cancelation in a row. All of this and much more.
Dec 15, 2020
Did Michigan Football Duck Ohio State?
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Michigan's return to practice on Sunday and the subsequent allegations that the Wolverines were ducking the Buckeyes. They then preview Wednesday's signing day by talking about the areas of strength within the class and the players most likely to make an impact next year
Dec 14, 2020
Dan Mullen, Dabo Swinney Have Thoughts On Ohio State's College Football Playoff Case
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the comments by Florida head coach Dan Mullen and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney about Ohio State's playoff resume. Should the Buckeyes' abbreviated schedule keep them out of the College Football Playoff? What did Ryan Day have to say about that idea?

Plus, a look at the Champions' Weekend schedule in the Big Ten, what the Buckeyes did instead of playing Michigan on Saturday, and an early scouting report on Northwestern heading into the Big Ten Championship Game. The fellas discuss these topics and much, much more.
Dec 13, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Is the Rose Bowl Moving to Indianapolis?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the recent report that the Rose Bowl could be moving out of California for one year. Why is this happening and is it a good idea? Where may it be headed? The fellas discuss these questions and much, much more.
Dec 11, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Will It Be a Five-Star Friday for the Buckeyes?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the upcoming decision of the nation's top wide receiver Emeka Egbuka on Friday. Are the Buckeyes the team to beat and what kind of player will somebody be landing? The fellas then have a conversation about some memorable Michigan moments on the Buckeye beat. They then finish the show by talking about some of the biggest games this weekend.
Dec 10, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Ohio State Wins Big Ten East, Here's What Happens Next
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the Big Ten's decision to change their long-standing rule about a team needing to play six games to be eligible for the Championship Game. Is this the Big Ten just bending the knee to the Buckeyes or is this the correct decision? They also discuss how much longer Ohio State should continue to put up with the Big Ten and whether or not OSU should finally just leave the Big Ten altogether. Much more is discussed throughout the show, including the softness of Notre Dame's schedule.
Dec 10, 2020
Ohio State vs. Michigan Canceled: What's Next For The Buckeyes?
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For the first time since 1917, Ohio State and Michigan will play a football season without facing each other. The Wolverines canceled this weekend's scheduled game on Tuesday due to COVID-19 issues in their program.

With the Buckeyes still one game short of the minimum required to play in the Big Ten Championship Game, what's next for the Buckeyes?

Buckeye Scoop's Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr examine a number of potential scenarios, including a rematch with Indiana, a non-conference clash against Texas A&M, and opportunities to make up previously-canceled games against Maryland and Illinois.
Dec 08, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Talking Ohio State-Michigan Over/Unders
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr continue their ongoing conversation about this weekend's game between Ohio State and Michigan. Tony throws a bunch of over/unders at Tom as the two of them take a closer look at what to expect on Saturday.
Dec 08, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Welcome to Michigan Week!
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr take a 30,000-foot view of the Michigan Wolverines as they currently stand and discuss how they will match up against Ohio State this coming Saturday.
Dec 06, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Instant Reaction from Ohio State's 52-12 Win at Michigan State
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Ohio State's impressive 52-12 win at Michigan State. Despite all kinds of starters out of the game, the Buckeyes stood tall and made this a laugher. How did they do it? Tom and Tony go over all of it and then answer dozens of questions from viewers.
Dec 06, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Will Sparty Be Too Much for Short-Handed Buckeyes?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss everything that Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, and Larry Johnson had to say during Thursday's radio show. What insights were given as to which Buckeyes may be out? Where will the coaches be coaching from? Has Day been involved in Saturday's game plan? Tom also explains the whole contact tracing deal and why there may be some changes coming. Changes should also be coming to the 6-game minimum in order to make the Big Ten Championship Game. The fellas conclude the show by talking a little Michigan football and athletic director Warde Manuel's words about Kirk Herbstreit.
Dec 04, 2020
Buckeye Weekly - Ohio State Returns to Practice
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the big news that the Ohio State Buckeyes have returned to football practice. What does this mean for their game on Saturday at Michigan State? Is Ryan Day still out? What will the team look like this weekend? They also discuss the possible return of Urban Meyer to the coaching sidelines. There are rumors of Meyer being courted by the University of Texas Longhorns. Do the fellas think Urban Meyer could end up in Texas? All of this is discussed and much more.
Dec 01, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — What Canceling the Illinois Game Means Now and Moving Forward
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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State's decision to cancel this weekend's game against Illinois and what it means for the Buckeyes now and in the future.
Nov 28, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Emergency Podcast: Ryan Day Tests Positive for COVID
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In this emergency edition of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss the news that Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has tested positive. What does this mean for the game on Saturday and the Buckeyes moving forward? Is there an outbreak in the program? What
kind of numbers are we talking about? How long will Day be out? The questions are asked and answered throughout the show.
Nov 27, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Previewing Illinois and the Rest of the Thanksgiving Weekend
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr preview the weekend's slate of college football games, including Ohio State's trip to the Illinois.
Nov 25, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Changes Coming to the Buckeye Secondary?
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss possible changes in the Ohio State secondary. After speaking with Ryan Day and Kerry Coombs on Tuesday, it looks like changes may be coming. The coaches are looking for fixes and the fellas discuss everything that was said during Tuesday's session. What are the options moving forward? Who are the players that may need to step up? Questions are asked and answered throughout the show.
Nov 24, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 42-35 Win Over Indiana
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap Ohio State's 42-35 win over Indiana. What went wrong, what went right? Why did so many things go wrong? Will they keep going wrong? The fellas also answer a ton of viewer questions.
Nov 22, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Clear Eyes, Empty Stands, Can't Lose
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr start the show by discussing families not being permitted in Ohio Stadium for games over the next 28 days. They then turn to Thursday's interview session with Ryan Day before diving into a full preview of Saturday's game against the Indiana Hoosiers
Nov 19, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — The Hoosiers Have No Quit
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap everything that was said by Ryan Day, Thayer Munford, Tyler Friday, Josh Proctor, and Josh Myers. They also preview a bit of the Indiana game while also spending some time on the Michigan-Rutgers game.
Nov 17, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Moving On From Maryland
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss this week's cancelation of the Ohio State-Maryland game. Who canceled it? What does this mean for the Buckeyes moving forward? Does this hurt their playoff chances? Can they still win the Big Ten? All kinds of questions are asked and answered. They also touch a bit on what Ryan Day had to say during Thursday's media availability.
Nov 13, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Cornering the Ohio State Concerns
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap everything that was said during Tuesday's interview sessions with Ryan Day, Nicholas Petite-Frere, Jonathon Cooper, Shaun Wade, and Garrett Wilson. Is Day concerned about the running game? Is Wade concerned with his play? Is Petit-Frere concerned about Harry Miller? Is Wilson concerned about anything? The fellas cover all of this and much more
Nov 11, 2020
Buckeye Weekly -- Instant Reaction From Ohio State's 49-27 Win Over Rutgers
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State's 49-27 win over Rutgers. What went right, what went wrong, what did Ryan Day and the players have to say about it, and what does it all mean? They cover it all and answer a slew of questions from the viewers.
Nov 08, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — Gym, Tan, Laundry, Rutgers
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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr recap everything Ryan Day had to say during Thursday's media session. They then preview Saturday's game against Rutgers. There is also some recruiting discussion as the fellas talk about the commitment of 4-star TE Benji Gosnell, as well as an upcoming decision this weekend for 4-star SAF Derrick Davis.
Nov 05, 2020
Buckeye Weekly — No Worries About the Cornerbacks?
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