Bucknuts Morning 5

Bucknuts Morning 5

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Your daily dose of Ohio State football recruiting news, basketball news and sports headlines from Bucknuts.com and 247Sports.com.

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Bucknuts Almost Live: Who's No. 1?

Dec 8, 2019 1278

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Yeah, it wasn't easy. But Ohio State persevered. The Buckeyes defeated Wisconsin, 34-21, in the B1G title game on Saturday night in Indianapolis.  What does it feel like to be behind by two scores? Ohio State found out for the first time this season and responded. The second half was a return to form and ended with another B1G crown. What did we think of the effort? What does it mean to Ohio State's CFP ranking? The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic is here. The People's Champ Matt Baxendell is here. Hurry up and listen before the CFP rankings are officially announced ...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Style points needed for Buckeyes in B1G title game to keep No. 1 ranking?

Dec 6, 2019 869

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Win and they're in? Of course. Win and they definitely keep the No. 1 seed? Well, it is not so clear. Ohio State will play Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, and if the Buckeyes want to retain the No. 1 ranking heading into the College Football Playoffs, do they need style points against the Badgers? Presuming LSU looks good against Georgia in the SEC title game? Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to give his answer to that, plus: * What are thoughts on this rematch? Any worries the Buckeyes are overconfident? * JBook is amused by the excuses being made by Michigan football fans. * Could the Jonathon Cooper situation change? Or is he definitely redshirting? All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Indy expectations | Taking from Texas, California

Dec 5, 2019 1080

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Ohio State is readying for a trip to its second home ... err ... Lucas Oil Stadium for Saturday's B1G title game tussle with Wisconsin. Your Buckeyes will be about a 20-point favorite by kickoff ... and deservedly so.  Why will it be different this time? Ohio State handled Wisky, 38-7, on xxxx.  That's a question we ask Indy resident and 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.  Wiltfong also dishes on his specialty - 'crootin - as we discuss Donovan Jackson, C.J. Stroud, Greg Schiano back in New Jersey and more.  Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ohio State stays No. 1; Day wins COY; Fields will wear bulky knee brace

Dec 4, 2019 1155

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There is plenty of Ohio State football to talk about on today's show as The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle. On the docket: * The Buckeyes staying No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings. * Ryan Day winning Big Ten Coach of the Year by the media. * Thoughts on the Ohio State-Wisconsin rematch in the Big Ten Championship Game. * Any worries about quarterback Justin Fields wearing a bulky brace on his left knee due to his MCL sprain? * We are not sad that Alabama has been eliminated from CFP contention. * And we close the show with some hoops as the Buckeyes take on North Carolina in Chapel Hill tonight. All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Lingering weekend love | Beating the Badgers | 2020 vision

Dec 3, 2019 1173

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So much going on. So much good. Today's show is packed.  Here's the agenda: * Lingering vibes from the weekend (reminder: Another Khaki beatdown) * What scares us about Wisky in Indy? * Justin or Jeaux: Who will be CFP's No. 1 tonight? * Fun time: We try to predict Ohio State's starting offense NEXT season. Duane Long is here. You are now, too. Let's do this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Mauling in Ann Arbor

Dec 2, 2019 1077

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It was an absolute mauling of Michigan by Ohio State in Ann Arbor on Saturday, and we are here to talk all about it on today's show. Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to review The Game, plus: * The Wolverines have 24 commits in their 2020 recruiting class. Zero are from the state of Ohio. Is this one of the biggest reasons Jim Harbaugh is failing? * The Buckeyes' offensive line spent Saturday afternoon doing nothing but pushing UM's offensive line all over the field. We liked it. * What are thoughts on the rematch with Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game this Saturday in Indy? All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Northern Exposed

Dec 1, 2019 1889

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Some shows can be tough to put together on a Sunday morning. This is not one of them. It was labor of love after what we witnessed Saturday. Ohio State continued its pure mastery of Michigan, smashing the host Wolverines, 56-27, to complete an undefeated regular season at 12-0. Urban Meyer never lost to Michigan as head coach of the Buckeyes. Ryan Day is off to a similar start. So what gives? Why has Ohio State pulled so far ahead in a matchup that used to inspire much competitive drama? How does yesterday fit into the history of the tussle? We also got into detail on why said Buckeyes dominance shows no sign of waning.  The People's Champ Matt Baxendell and The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic are here. We break down all the Saturday superlatives from Ann Arbor and touch on where Ohio State goes from here.  Please sit back and enjoy our Sunday morning chatter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Will Buckeyes make it eight straight over Wolverines?

Nov 29, 2019 837

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The Game is just one day away and we are here to talk all about it on today's show as Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle. * What are final score predictions of the game? * If there is bad weather in Ann Arbor, which team will it help more? * If the Buckeyes happen to lose, but win the Big Ten championship, will they still make the playoffs? * Where does Ohio State have the biggest advantages over Michigan? All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

'Obviously, I think Ohio State will win'

Nov 27, 2019 1086

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The Game is just three days away and The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk all about it. Ohio State, which returned to the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, is favored by 9.5 points over Michigan. How will the game play out? Where do the Buckeyes have advantages over the Wolverines? Are we concerned about Justin Fields' health at all after he seemed to injure his left (non-throwing) thumb against Penn State last week? If OSU loses to the Wolverines in a close game, but then wins the Big Ten Championship Game against either Minnesota or Wisconsin, would 12-1 Ohio State make the playoffs? All of that and much more is coming at you on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

MEGA-POD: Duane Long on The Game | Dane Brugler on NFL Draft

Nov 26, 2019 3445

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There are pods and then there are MEGA-pods. This falls in the latter category. It's Tuesday, so that means our usual bread breaking with Duane Long.  We get into: * The addition of Miyan Williams.  * How can The Fighting Khakis threaten the Buckeyes? * Ohio State DBs vs. Wolverines WRs: Who wins the tussle? * How will they try to handle Chase Young? * Will Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins be lagging from workhorse performances vs. Penn State? Then, we are joined by the best in the business: NFL Draft Analyst Dane Brugler from The Athletic. He's broken down the draft possibles on the Buckeyes' roster so we can offer up complete draft projections on: RB J.K. Dobbins WR Austin Mack WR K.J. Hill WR Ben Victor OT Thayer Munford OG Jonah Jackson EDGE Chase Young DT DaVon Hamilton LB Malik Harrison LB Baron Browning CB Jeffrey Okudah CB Damon Arnette CB Shaun Wade FS Jordan Fuller PLUS: We finish with Brugler taking the first look at the Justin Fields vs. Trevor Lawrence competition to be the No. 1 pick in 2021. Spend 5ish (yeah, right!) with us this morning, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ohio State-Mich look-ahead: 'I think it's going to be a great game, a close game'

Nov 25, 2019 974

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It is The Game week and Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk all about it. * What might concern Ohio State about Michigan? * Where do the Buckeyes have a big advantage over the Wolverines? * If OSU loses to UM in a close game, but wins the Big Ten championship, will the Buckeyes still make the College Football Playoff with a 12-1 record? * What is Bank's take on Ohio State finally landing their 2020 running back: Miyan Williams? Are the Buckeyes now done with RB recruiting for the 2020 class, or do they want to add one more? All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Adversity calls, Buckeyes answer

Nov 24, 2019 1644

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What a Saturday. Ohio State came through when it counted and walked out of The Shoe with a 28-17 victory over B1G foe Penn State. With the win, the Buckeyes clinched the B1G East and a spot in the conference title game two weeks from now in Indy.  The big W wasn't without drama, however. For the first time this season, the Buckeyes led by less than a touchdown after halftime ... briefly.  Also: Chase Young. What do we make of the win? Then there's this: The long, at times seemingly interminable quest to add a Class of 2020 running back has ended. Cincy native Miyan Williams is on board. What does it mean in the grand scheme?  Yes, there's plenty to talk about. Luckily, we got two of the best talkers around to join us: The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic and The People's Champ Matt Baxendell. Please sit back and enjoy our Sunday morning chatter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Weathering the storm? OSU-PSU thoughts, predictions

Nov 22, 2019 861

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Rain is in the forecast for Saturday's Ohio State-Penn State clash. How might this impact the Buckeyes' offensive game plan? Could we see a conservative approach like OSU used in the rain against Wisconsin? Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * Thoughts on the OSU-PSU game and where the No. 2 Buckeyes (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten) have the biggest advantages over the No. 8 Nittany Lions (9-1, 6-1). * Final score predictions on the game. * If both Ohio State and LSU win their next three games, can the Buckeyes jump the Tigers for the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings? * Which 2020 and 2021 recruits will be in town for the OSU-PSU game? All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The weekend we've all been waiting for

Nov 21, 2019 1012

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It's the biggest game of the season (so far). It's the biggest recruiting weekend of the season (by far). Penn State is coming. So is every other college football media outlet known to man. It's a big deal. Your Buckeyes are big favorites. Do they deserve to be? The last two Penn State tussles have been epic. Does this impending meeting have similar potential? 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to not only break down the expected red carpet attendees but share his thoughts on this meeting for B1G supremacy. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What is Buckeyes' path back to No. 1? What can be done about ticket prices?

Nov 20, 2019 1034

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Ohio State remained at No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings as expected. The question is what is the Buckeyes' path back to No. 1? The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus: * Thoughts on the Ohio State-Penn State matchup. * Ryan Day being optimistic regarding getting some of the Buckeyes' injured players back this week. * Will weather be a factor for this game? * The Penn State game is not sold out, and ticket prices on the secondary market are going for half price of face value. Is it time for Ohio State to greatly lower the prices of non-premium seats, such as tickets in C deck? All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

'It's on like Donkey Kong'

Nov 19, 2019 1102

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The waiting is over. The stretch run is here. Penn State comes calling. Then a trip to Ann Arbor. After that? It's about raising banners. How will Ohio State respond? Are the Buckeyes in the sprinter's stance ready to run for a few big titles? After trouncing Maryland and Rutgers, this Big Ten foe - Penn State - should offer more resistance. How does Ohio State match up?  Duane Long and I break down key tussles to watch and where the Nittany Lions strengths and weaknesses lie. Plus, the College Football Playoff rankings will be released again this evening and we get into which key recruits will be in town this weekend. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bank on OSU-PSU: 'That line is crazy' | Bama out for sure?

Nov 18, 2019 1036

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After a bye week and then two "game weeks" that felt more like bye weeks, it's finally a big-game week for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are favored by a whopping 18.5 points over visiting Penn State, and Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to talk all about the matchup. Also on the docket: * What does Bank remember about the recruitment of PSU quarterback Sean Clifford from Cincinnati St. Xavier? * Are the Nittany Lions trending the wrong way? * Dare we say Michigan is suddenly looking like a good team? * Who do we think will win the Big Ten West: Minnesota or Wisconsin? * What are thoughts about Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama? Tua is out for the year. Does Bama have any path at making the College Football Playoff? All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Jersey Sure

Nov 17, 2019 1686

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Ohio State went to Rutgers and got the job done: Easy W, no injuries. Now the season really starts. Penn State is coming. So are FOX and ESPN with their cavalcade of talking heads. It's about to get serious. A star-studded case of possible future Buckeyes will be in town.  So today's show is less game review - see: uncompetitive, Rutgers - more let's put everything in context for the stretch run. We are joined by The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic and The People's Champ Matt Baxendell. Sit back and enjoy our Sunday morning exploits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Buckeyes' week-in-review: 'A nefarious act by an anonymous person'

Nov 15, 2019 788

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It is Rutgers week so we did not exactly expect an action-packed week here at Bucknuts. Boy were we wrong. From the Chase Young situation getting resolved, to Ohio State dropping a spot in the College Football Playoff rankings despite winning by 59 points, to the latest developments in 2020 running back recruiting. Well, it's Friday, which means Jonah Booker is here to talk about all of that on today's show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Chase's break | Miyan, Jahmyr or Jaylan? | CFP drama ahead

Nov 14, 2019 1095

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Chase Young is just taking a few weeks off. Rutgers is up - and we mean DOWN. Miyan Williams, Jahmyr Gibbs and Jaylan Knighton. Who's in? The College Football Playoff. How will it all work out? 247Sports guru Steve Wiltfong is here to spread wisdom. Spend 5ish with is today, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

'The good news is Ohio State could easily move back into top spot'

Nov 13, 2019 878

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Ohio State fell one spot to No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday evening. It is pretty rough to drop in the rankings when you win by 59 points as the Buckeyes did against Maryland. However, the new No. 1 team in the land, LSU, did go to Alabama and knock off the Crimson Tide, so the Tigers jumping OSU was not a big surprise. The good news, per the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, is Ohio State has a very good chance of moving back into the No. 1 spot if they win out. Bax joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss all things CFP rankings, plus: * Is Penn State head coach James Franklin the "snitch" in the Chase Young situation? Or is that a little too hard to believe? * Is Bax feeling good about Ohio State landing 2020 running back recruit Jahmyr Gibbs? * Ohio State's basketball team hosts No. 10 Villanova tonight. And the No. 16 Buckeyes are favored -- yes, favored -- by 2.5 points over the Wildcats. Even if you are just a casual OSU hoops fan, are you entertained? All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Young vibes | When hyperbole is true

Nov 12, 2019 1726

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Ohio State is in an interesting spot these days. An unquestioned national title contender, the Buckeyes are in the midst of tussles against overmatched foes.  Maryland is awful. Rutgers wishes it was Maryland. So the competitive aspect of this weekend's trip to New Jersey is ... well ... non-existent. Yet, there is plenty to talk about. Among the topics Duane Long and I cover on today's show: * Chase Young. How many more games? Does it even matter? Who turned on him? * PT strategy. How much playing time for the starters on Saturday? Who will emerge? Should travel roster walk-ons get at least 12 hours sleep Friday night? * Best NFL running back prospect on the roster? * Ohio State vs. ??? in CFP title game? * Paris Johnson: Ready as a freshman? * Tyreke Johnson ... next up? * Lose weight, get in shape, get paid? Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Latest on Chase Young | Jahmyr Gibbs trending Buckeyes' way?

Nov 11, 2019 880

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What is the latest on Chase Young? Specifically, how many more games will Ohio State's star junior defensive end miss? Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to give the answer to that, plus: What is the latest with 2020 running back recruiting for the Buckeyes? How did Jahmyr Gibbs' visit go this weekend? Could Gibbs perhaps now be trending OSU's way? Will Ohio State drop to No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings after LSU hammered Alabama? Should people really be that surprised that Minnesota beat Penn State? All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Cruising through chaos?

Nov 10, 2019 1978

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Well, that was quite an interesting Saturday. It started with the news Chase Young would not be playing against Maryland. That story only took off from there. We get into ... like really get into it. Ohio State then destroyed visiting Maryland, 73-14, in front of a packed Shoe.  Elsewhere, Joe Burrow did it again, Lovie Smith did it again, and the season outlook nationally got even cloudier. There's plenty to discuss and we brought in two big-time discussers: Bill Kurelic and Matt Baxendell. Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Emergency Chase Young episode

Nov 8, 2019 719

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Not the way you expected to start your day, huh? The Chase Young news has ripped through Buckeye Nation and we are still dealing with ourselves.  So ... what happened? Will Young miss more than Maryland game? Why now? Is Ohio State prepared? Who replaces Young on the field? Lots of questions and we took a crack at all of them. Dave Biddle joins me for this emergency edition of the BM5. Spend 5ish more with us today, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

'Run to the spotlight'

Nov 8, 2019 845

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It's Friday and that of course means Jonah Booker is here for the Bucknuts Morning 5. JBook joins Dave Biddle to discuss the College Football Playoff rankings, Ohio State's game tomorrow against visiting Maryland and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Flip watch? | Second QB signs | Turtle soup

Nov 7, 2019 1197

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The Class of 2020 is nearing completion. But there's a few key spots left ... and you know them: running back(s) and second quarterback. Oh, and Ohio State hosts Maryland this weekend. So there's that.  One running back from Georgia will be here. Is he on flip watch?  Ohio State has offered another quarterback. Does that mean C.J. Stroud is out? Will Chase Young take a second half snap against his home-state foe? Can the Fighting P.J. Flecks turn the B1G upside down? Can Super Joe turn back the Tide? 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to share his vibes on all that. Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

No. 1 with a Bullet

Nov 6, 2019 972

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Ohio State is the No. 1 team in the country according to the College Football Playoff rankings which were released Tuesday night. The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to give his reaction on that and all things CFP on a robust version of the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Second QB shuffle | Knighton time? | Playoff reveal feels

Nov 5, 2019 840

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Ohio State is fresh off a bye week and readying to host Maryland in a return to action. But there is plenty of action of the field as well: * The College Football Playoff reveal is tonight at 9 on ESPN. The Buckeyes will one of the top four teams. But where exactly will Ohio State be ranked? * The dumpster fire that is Florida State football has added some drama to Ohio State recruiting with the decomittment of Jaylon Knighton. Have fences been mended enough for Knighton to once again be a prime Buckeyes target? * Ohio State's quest for a second quarterback in the Class of 2020 has taken them off the lower 48. Who is now in focus? Duane Long is here to provide insight on all of that. Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Where will Buckeyes be in first College Football Playoff rankings of 2019?

Nov 4, 2019 929

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The first College Football Playoff rankings of 2019 will be released Tuesday evening and it will be interesting to see where Ohio State is ranked. The Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) are ranked No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 4 in the Coaches poll, but those polls have zero impact on the four teams that make the CFP. Might Ryan Day and Co. be ranked No. 1 the CFP? Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that on today's show, plus: * The Buckeyes are favored by 44 points over visiting Maryland this Saturday. * What are expectations for OSU's star players such as Justin Fields, Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins and others down the stretch of the season? * Which game is a bigger threat to the Buckeyes: At home against Penn State, or on the road against Michigan? All of that and more is happening on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

JBook on Harrison Jr., Hartline, Bijan, Togiai, more

Nov 1, 2019 1142

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Ohio State landed 2021 wide receiver recruit Marvin Harrison Jr. on Thursday, giving the Buckeyes six prospects in their '21 class. Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to talk about Harrison, plus: * How Brian Hartline continues to clean up on the recruiting trail. * The Buckeyes continue to recruit the state of Pennsylvania very well. * Is Bijan Robinson really back in play for OSU? * Highlights from Ryan Day's radio show, including his comments on sophomore DT Tommy Togiai who is really coming on for the Buckeyes. All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

As the Bijan Turns

Oct 31, 2019 1188

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Running back drama? The Buckeyes? Well, if it's the Class of 2020 recruiting cycle, there's been more drama than needed. We thought Ohio State had basically settled on two targets: Ohioan Miyan Williams and Georgia native Jahmyr Gibbs). But an 'old' name popped up again recently. Bijan Robinson told 247Sports he is still in contact with Ohio State's staff despite his Texas commitment. The heck? 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here with the latest. Plus, we asked Bucknutters to submit questions for Steve and got some good ones. * All of the Bijan queries - and there were several. * Julian Fleming - Is the Keystone State native wavering? * 2020 a down year for B1G-area recruits or is 2021 looking like a banner year? * Did Ohio State make up ground on Notre Dame for Will Shipley this past weekend? All that and more coming your way. Spend 5ish with us this morning, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Buckeyes have second-best odds to win it all | CFP title or bust for OSU?

Oct 30, 2019 1020

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Ohio State is tied with Clemson for the second-best odds in the country to win the national championship this season at 3/1. Alabama checks in first at 11/4. The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to talk about the Buckeyes' national title hopes and much more. Entering a season with a "national championship or bust" mindset is setting yourself up for serious disappointment. But after eight games, with as impressive as the Buckeyes are looking, does Bax have a national title or bust attitude this season?  Also on the docket: * Is Chase Young a legit contender to win the Heisman Trophy? * How impressive is the toughness and attitude of this OSU squad? * What are thoughts on college athletes likely being able to profit off their likeness by the year 2021? All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wisky hangover? Young award? Miller time? Hall pass?

Oct 29, 2019 970

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Ohio State took Wisconsin's heart in the rain. Chase Young entered the national lexicon. Jack Miller cemented his Buckeye future. Your Buckeyes staff has identified a young Ohioan they feel is worthy to come aboard. So who better to join us and wax poetic than Duane Long? Nobody ... and he's here to share. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Juggernaut season continues in full force for OSU

Oct 28, 2019 938

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Juggernaut (JUG-ger-naut): "A huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution." ... "A force regarded as mercilessly destructive and unstoppable." Yes, that perfectly describes the 2019 Ohio State Buckeyes through the first eight games of their season. They were expected to be tested by Wisconsin. And they were; for one quarter. Then they blew the doors off the Badgers 38-7 and the score very likely would have been a lot worse if not for the rainy conditions. Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss the juggernaut that is the '19 Buckeyes and where things might go from here. Other topics include Chase Young, J.K. Dobbins, OSU's offensive line, and 2020 running back recruiting. All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Drowning in domination

Oct 27, 2019 1945

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Chuck Norris is deathly afraid of Chase Young. That's what type of Saturday it was in The Shoe yesterday as the Buckeyes hosted Wisconsin in a 38-7 trouncing.  It rained. A lot. But Ohio State's winning parade went on ... in impressive fashion. Who shined? Yes, Chase.  But others did, too. Ohio State simply solidified its national standing and likely strengthened it. Bill Kurelic is here. Dave Biddle is here. Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

OSU-Wisconsin Eve | Why these Buckeyes are so damn good

Oct 25, 2019 776

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We are one day away from the Ohio State-Wisconsin game and Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to talk all about it. JBook also drops knowledge on: * What will be the final score in tomorrow's Buckeyes vs. Badgers showdown? * Is this a preview of the Big Ten title game? * Might the weather not be as big of a factor as some believe? * What's JBook's take on Tony Alford and running back recruiting? * There are so many reasons the 2019 Buckeyes are elite. It would be easy to argue the top-three reasons are head coach Ryan Day, quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young. All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Red carpet rundown | Badgers come calling | Irish the pick?

Oct 24, 2019 903

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Wisconsin is licking its wounds and prepping for a Saturday meeting with host Ohio State.  Those Buckeyes have a few guests expected to visit for the noon kickoff. Sure, the early start limits the attendees and the Penn State home game on the horizon gives coveted recruits another date as option. But that won't make the red carpet laid out this weekend any less plush. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here for his routine Thursday appearance to breakdown who is coming to Columbus, who could be on commitment watch and who could make a 'surprise' appearance. All of that and a look at other college football action on the docket is coming at you. Spend 5ish with us to day, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

'Ryan Day is playing three-dimensional chess'

Oct 23, 2019 1058

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There is plenty of Ohio State football to discuss as the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show. Topics include: * Thoughts on the Buckeyes' upcoming game against Wisconsin. * Quarterback Justin Fields playing out of his mind through seven games. * Are injuries at offensive tackle a big concern for OSU? * Head coach Ryan Day pushing all the right buttons for Ohio State. * Might the Buckeyes get linebacker Baron Browning back from an injury this week? * Thoughts on Notre Dame at Michigan. Plus, FootballScoop is reporting that Jim Harbaugh might have an "exit strategy" following this season. All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Making up concerns for Buckeyes

Oct 22, 2019 930

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Now almost two months into the season, Ohio State is 7-0 and beating opponents by an average score of 50-8. Is that good? So when you're asked: 'What are Ohio State's real concerns?' ... what do you say? The real answer: Not much. At. All. But how long would that show last? That would be a BM1. So Duane Long joined today and we racked our brains to come up with real concerns about Ohio State. Did we channel Chet from 'Weird Science'? Sort of. But we managed to craft a few. Also:  * What to make of Wisky after its loss to Illinois? * Duane and I share our list of opponents that could threaten the Buckeyes. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bank on OSU-Wisconsin, RB recruiting, more

Oct 21, 2019 885

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The much-anticipated Ohio State-Wisconsin game is just five days away, and Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to talk about it. * Has this game lost its luster due to the Badgers losing to Illinois? * How will this game likely play out? Will the Buckeyes keep on rolling? * What is the latest on 2020 running back recruiting? * How many recruits will the Buckeyes take in their 2020 class and who will they be? All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: The beat goes on

Oct 20, 2019 1821

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Now that you've had an extra day to revel in it, what did you think of Ohio State's decimation of Northwestern on Friday night.  Ohio State won, 52-3. Sometimes the final score is not indicative of the game. This was. Total beatdown in Evanston in front of a national audience (at least those who get BTN, but we digress).  What did we think of the game? What happened on Saturday that affects the Buckeyes? Here to talk about all that and more: Bill Kurelic, Pat Murphy and Matt Baxendell. Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Game-day edition | OL injuries 'major concern'

Oct 18, 2019 743

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We have a very rare game-day edition of the Bucknuts Morning 5 for you as Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit. Ohio State will take on Northwestern in Evanston tonight, and JBook and Dave Biddle are here to talk all about it. * What are predictions for tonight's game? * Should the Buckeyes have agreed to play on a Friday night? * Is JBook concerned about the injuries on the Buckeyes' offensive line? All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Another Seattle catch? | Portal priorities | Windy City weekend

Oct 17, 2019 1046

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Ohio State spend the past week readying for Northwestern and working the recruiting trail. So it's convenient our source today is an expert on both. 247Sports guru Steve Wiltfong is here to spread wisdom on the following: * Emeka Egbuka - Can Ohio State do it again in Seattle? * C.J. Stroud - The latest on possible Buckeyes QB of the future. * Antonio Alfano - Former No. 1 recruit leaving 'Bama ... should OSU kick the tires? * Darnay Holmes - One-time Ohio State silent commit has had enough of UCLA? Should Buckeyes rekindle relationship? * Penn State vs. Michigan - Gut check time for both programs. Why does Steve like Fighting Franklins in this one? * Ohio State vs. Northwestern - Yes, it's another Friday night B1G showdown. But it's not 2018 ...  Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Friday night plights? | Mookie Cooper getting raw deal?

Oct 16, 2019 954

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What are thoughts on Ohio State playing a rare Friday night game? The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to give his strong thoughts on that topic on today's show, plus: * Northwestern is usually a tough team to play against, but this year the Wildcats don't have a quarterback who is playing well. Do they really have much of a chance of hanging with the Buckeyes? * Who is the best team remaining on OSU's schedule? * Thoughts on Mookie Cooper being ineligible for his senior season of high school and whether that might be a blessing in disguise. All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ryan's hope | 'Don't reach' | Purdue redux?

Oct 15, 2019 800

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Ohio State had the weekend off. Sort of. There was no game. But there was a big win. The Buckeyes went into Texas once again for a big commitment: defensive back Ryan Watts from Deep Elm.  Duane Long is here and he is excited. We go in depth on what the addition of Watts means for the Buckeyes. Also: Could Ohio State actually pass on adding a running back altogether in the Class of 2020? It's possible. Duane shares his viewpoint on how Ohio State should proceed from here. Then we had to get into this Friday night's date with Northwestern. Is the possibility for another Purdueish debacle present? All of that is coming at you on the Tuesday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Watts up | OSU fresh off bye, preparing for Northwestern

Oct 14, 2019 881

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Ohio State was off this past week, but returns to action in Evanston, Ill., against Northwestern on Friday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS1). What are thoughts on the clash between the Buckeyes and Wildcats, who last met in the 2018 Big Ten Championship game? Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * The Buckeyes' 2020 excellent recruiting class got even better on Sunday when Ryan Day, Jeff Hafley and Co. landed four-star cornerback Ryan Watts. * Junior middle linebackers Baron Browning and Tuf Borland are splitting snaps to a certain degree. Is it time for Browning to play even more than he has? * Despite being a first-year head coach (not counting his three games last year) Day certainly seems to check all the boxes. Or is it too early to proclaim that? All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Bye week breakdown

Oct 13, 2019 1462

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Ohio State got some time off this weekend. Here at Bucknuts? It was work, work, work. We watched a lot of football. Buckeyes staffers - some of them - used the time to hit the recruiting trail. Certain targets got some seriously interested visitors wearing Scarlet and Gray gear.  Which ones? The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - Bill Kurelic - joins us as always to get everyone up to speed on the trail. We also welcome in Matt Baxendell for his take on how yesterday's on-field action affects Ohio State's outlook. Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Biggest pleasant surprises for 2019 Buckeyes | Latest on 2020 RB recruiting

Oct 11, 2019 686

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Which Ohio State players have been the biggest pleasant surprises this season? The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus: * What is the latest on running back recruiting for 2020? Might the Buckeyes land Jahmyr Gibbs? * What is the latest regarding the recruitment of 2020 quarterback CJ Stroud? * How many players will OSU take in this class? All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravagana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

In or out: Stroud, Baron, Gibbs, Styles, Bradford, Watts

Oct 10, 2019 1154

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There is no game this weekend for Ohio State. But there are matters of great importance to deal with. Namely: recruiting. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to provide the absolute latest on Ohio State's status with: * C.J. Stroud * Tyler Baron * Jahmyr Gibbs * Lorenzo Styles * Kevontre Bradford * Ryan Watts That's not all: Wiltfong picks winners of this weekend's BIG tussles: Michigan State @ Wisconsin and Penn State @ Iowa. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bye week checklist | CJ Stroud primed to be a Buckeye?

Oct 9, 2019 937

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What will Ohio State be working on the most during its first of two bye weeks this season? The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus: * What are thoughts about the Buckeyes' right tackles? * What is the toughest game remaining on OSU's schedule? Is it Wisconsin, or perhaps a different team? * What are takeaways from the news that the Buckeyes' offer to 2020 quarterback CJ Stroud is committable? Is it looking like he will be playing for Ryan Day's crew next season? All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Long view on Sparty, QBs, RBs and Bosa love

Oct 8, 2019 1151

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Yes, it's a good time to be a Buckeye. Is there ever a bad time? Of course not, but let's not digress this early. It's good to be a Buckeye currently because Ohio State is undefeated, among the nation's elite and coming off a recruiting weekend certain to aid future efforts. Also, a certain Buckeye took control of the national sports stage Monday night and showed his Ohio State allegiance all at once. Duane Long is here in his standard Tuesday spot to discuss: * Now a few days later, Duane puts the win over Sparty in perspective * Running back recruiting: The hell? * C.J. Stroud: Signal called? * Nick Bosa: Making Buckeyes everywhere swell with pride? Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Buckeyes cruise into first bye week

Oct 7, 2019 775

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Ohio State disposed of visiting Michigan State 34-10 on Saturday and moved up to No. 3 in the AP poll. What were impressions from the game? What does it mean for the Buckeyes moving forward as they enter their first bye week of the season? Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * Thoughts on a few members of OSU's offensive line, such as center Josh Myers who has turned into a mauler. * How much credit should Greg Studrawa get for the play of the O-line? * How did the big recruiting weekend go for the Buckeyes? Specifically with quarterback CJ Stroud. All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bucknuts Almost Live: Big test passed

Oct 6, 2019 2197

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Ohio State improved to 6-0 with a 34-10 over visiting B1G rival Michigan State on Saturday night. Stakes were high. National eyes were upon the Buckeyes. How did they really do? What did we learn about Ohio State in its stiffest test yet? It took almost an hour and three experts - Bill Kurelic, Matt Baxendell and Pat Murphy - to properly put the big W in perspective. The game analysis, reviewing the recruits in attendance and the national implications. We have it all right here. Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

'Looking for Buckeyes to roll big' | Why are some guys MIA?

Oct 4, 2019 1241

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The yearly battle between No. 4 Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) and No. 25 Michigan State (4-1, 2-0) will happen Saturday night in Columbus, and Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to talk all about it. Also on the docket: * What is going on at right tackle for the Buckeyes? It is surprising that Nicholas Petit-Frere didn't get the call last week when Branden Bowen was hurt? Or does that just say a lot about Joshua Alabi and what he can bring to the table? * The huge recruiting weekend that is in store for OSU. * Players who we thought would be seeing more action than they are for Ohio State this year, such as Demario McCall and Jaelen Gill. * Pete Werner doubters eating crow. All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Huge weekend in The Shoe | 'The most pivotal recruit left'

Oct 3, 2019 1498

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There are recruiting weekends and there are recruiting weekends. We are about to experience one of the latter.

Night game. The Shoe. A (relatively) high-profile opponent in Michigan State. The guest list is a who's who of Ohio State commitments and targets on unofficial and official visits. 

So we brought 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to provide as much knowledge as humanly possible. 

Among the prospects discussed:

* Ryan Watts

* Tyler Baron

* C.J. Stroud

* Kevontre Bradford

* Jacolbe Cowan

* Jack Miller

* There's too many to list!

We also discussed which current Buckeyes would be marketing darlings if new NCAA rules are passed and how Ohio State will fare against Michigan State in The Shoe on Saturday night. 

If you want to be ready for the big weekend, you'll need to spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!




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What is better about the Buckeyes than expected? Recruiting heating up

Oct 2, 2019 1172

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What is better about Ohio State's 2019 team than we expected?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that on today's show, plus:

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' upcoming home night game against Michigan State?

* It is a huge recruiting weekend for OSU and we talk about three 2020 recruits in particular that will be on campus: Running back Kevontre Bradford, defensive end Tyler Baron and quarterback C.J. Stroud.

* How long will co-defensive coordinator/DB coach Jeff Hafley stay at Ohio State? Could he be one-and-done? We hope not.

All of that and much more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Welcome to the party, doubters | QB coming? | Sparty talk

Oct 1, 2019 1417

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Welcome to the party, rest of the United States (and elsewhere).

Yes, the national media has come around on the Buckeyes. The first few days of this week have brought more national praise to Ohio State's program than any time since the Natty at Jerry World.

Deservedly so. 

Ohio State has been the nation's best team so far. Duane Long is here to put it all in perspective on today's show:

* Looking back at Lincoln. That went well.

* More hyperbolic statements involving Chase Young, Jeffrey Okudah, Josh Myers and Garrett Wilson.

* What does Duane think of defensive end Jacolbe Cowan, the defensive end Crystal Balled to Ohio State that is committing on Friday. 

* Huge visit this weekend: quarterback C.J. Stroud will be in from California. Duane shares his thoughts on Stroud and how he could affect Jack Miller and QB recruiting overall.

* What can we expect from the Buckeyes this weekend as three TD favorites against visiting Michigan State?

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Is this Ohio State's best team in recent memory?

Sep 30, 2019 962

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Is this the best Ohio State team in recent memory? Or is it far too soon to say that?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for today's show to talk about that, plus:

* Thoughts on how Joshua Alabi played at right tackle in the Buckeyes' 48-7 win over Nebraska.

* The play of OSU's fast and furious defense.

* Looking ahead to the Ohio State-Michigan State game.

* What is the latest on running back recruiting in the 2020 class for the Buckeyes?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Bucknuts Almost Live: Hyperbole Headquarters Edition!

Sep 29, 2019 2402

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Wow. Seriously. Like ... wow.

Ohio State went to Lincoln on Saturday night and straight embarrassed the host Huskers, 48-7. The Buckeyes showed wunderkind coach Scott Frost just how far his team is from threatening the B1G's best squad.

Or is it actually the nation's best squad? You can definitely make that argument after five games ... and we will.

Bill Kurelic, Matt Baxendell and Dave Biddle joined me as we went all hot takey on the Buckeyes and the rest of the season.

Things are very good.

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Any concerns about Nebraska, or will Buckeyes keep things rolling?

Sep 27, 2019 716

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Ohio State has what is likely its first true test of the 2019 season Saturday night when it faces Nebraska.

Is there a reason for concern for OSU, or will the Buckeyes continue to look like one of the elite teams in the country?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What are predictions for the OSU-Nebraska game, including a final score?

* What are the Cornhuskers' strengths and weaknesses?

* Could the Buckeyes see the return of some defensive linemen tomorrow night?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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Commitments on the way? | Buckeye for Heisman?

Sep 26, 2019 745

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Ohio State hasn't added a Class of 2020 recruit since California linebacker Kourt Williams joined the fold on July 24. 

Are we eight days from the next one?

Defensive lineman Jacolbe Cowan will make his college decision known on October 4. The 6-foot-5, 277-pounder Cowan, from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, is the nation's No. 15 defensive tackle, according to the 247Sports Composite. With an offer list that boasts Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame and others, Cowan has plenty of options. He visited Columbus on September 15. Will he back for good?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here with the absolute latest on Cowan's impending decision. But that's not all we have on the Class of 2020. Our Bill Greene has made a Crystal Ball pick for Ohio State to flip Cincy native Miyan Williams from Iowa State. 

What does Wiltfong think of that? We asked. He answered. 

Also: Should Ohio State be on upset alert in Lincoln on Saturday night?

Could a Buckeye not named Justin Fields win the Heisman Trophy?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m, 'Nutters!




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How much better is Justin Fields than expected?

Sep 25, 2019 868

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How much better is Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields than we expected?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on OSU's game at Nebraska Saturday night.

* Isaiah Pryor entering the transfer portal.

* Does this mean Josh Proctor will play more?

* Is Michigan who Bax thought they were?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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'This game will tell us a lot about Ohio State'

Sep 24, 2019 682

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Ohio State is prepping for a true road test as the trip to Nebraska is here.

Is this the trap game - see @Purdue '18, @Iowa '17 - we all fear?

Duane Long is here to chat all about it. When the schedule was released this was a game that caused concern.

How about now?

Also:

* Safety Isaiah Pryor entered the transfer portal. Surprised? Disappointed?

* Ohio State has offered an in-state running back: Winton Woods standout Miyan Williams. What does think of the offer? 

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What is better about the Buckeyes than Bank expected?

Sep 23, 2019 881

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Through the first four games of the season for Ohio State, what is better about the No. 5 Buckeyes than we expected?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to give his thoughts on that, plus:

* Are their any major concerns about this team?

* What are updates to some of the injured Buckeyes?

* Nebraska hasn't looked good, but are the Cornhuskers a dangerous team in Lincoln this Saturday night?

* Michigan looks dreadful in year No. 5 of the Jim Harbaugh era.

* Ohio State offering in-state 2020 running back Miyan Williams.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Bucknuts Almost Live: Serious national contender?

Sep 22, 2019 1731

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We knew that would be easy. After an early hiccup ... good gracious. Ohio State accomplished more in the second quarter than some teams do all day and coasted to a 76-5, let's meet the entire roster win over visiting Miami (Ohio).

What did we learn about the Buckeyes ... if anything?

How does Ohio State's playoff quest look now that we've had several looks at supposed contenders?

Which recruits were at The Shoe yesterday?

I gave my thoughts before being joined by Bill Kurelic and Matt Baxendell to get serious insight on recruiting and much more.

Spend some of your Sunday morning with us, 'Nutters!




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'Want to see the Buckeyes' killer instinct carry on'

Sep 20, 2019 935

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What is there to look forward to the most during Ohio State's game against visiting Miami University on Saturday?

Getting a chance to see young Buckeyes play?

Well, Jonah Booker is looking forward to that, but mostly he wants to see OSU play with the killer instinct that it has shown thus far.

JBook joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What is the latest on the injury front with defensive ends Tyreke Smith and Jonathon Cooper?

* How key has it been for Jashon Cornell to step up at DE?

* What are predictions for Michigan-Wisconsin?

* What has been the bigger pleasant surprise for the Buckeyes this season: The play of the linebacker or the offensive line?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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Redshirt referendum | Khakis soaked in Wisky?

Sep 19, 2019 1141

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Ohio State is a heavy favorite this weekend. By heavy we mean the weight of world. We can't remember the Buckeyes readying for such a lopsided matchup in the last decade. 

Will that stop us from discussing said impending contest? Of course not!

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to discuss that but we obviously had to load up on some other topics because ... well ... the biggest question Saturday for the Buckeyes will likely be how the youngsters look in their last redshirt referendum gathering.

Among those topics:

* Ohio State's pursuit of Tennessee native Tyler Baron. Could the Vols chaos lead him to choosing Ohio State despite his father's employer (see: UT).

* What a huge game this weekend: Wisconsin vs. The Fighting Khakis. The heat on Jimmy is high right now. A blowout loss for his squad would mean what?

* Henry Gray's rollercoaster Crystal Ball ride.

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'Pollinating the flower' like a Champ

Sep 18, 2019 856

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It is Wednesday, so it is of course time to "pollinate the flower" on the Bucknuts Morning 5.

(If you have no idea what we're talking about, follow this link to get caught up on the inside joke.)

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to pollinate about:

* Ohio State head coach Ryan Day's comments about quarterback Justin Fields being "light years ahead" of where he expected.

* Cornerback Damon Arnette being very confident about the Buckeyes this season, going as far as to tell the media he expects OSU will win the national championship.

* Bax's thoughts on redshirt freshman running back Master Teague.

* Bax's expectations for the Michigan at Wisconsin game Saturday.

* Oh yeah, Ohio State also has a game this Saturday. We will talk about that, too.

All of that and more is coming at you on a fully-pollinated version of the Wednesday 5ish.




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Best Buckeyes squad since Jerry World?

Sep 17, 2019 1166

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Ohio State is good. Real good. But ... how good?

Playoff contention has been the norm around here for years but this squad has a different flavor. Namely, a much improved defense.

So ... again ... how good?

Duane Long is here to help me put what we've seen so far in perspective. Six teams have emerged from the pack nationally. Where do the Buckeyes fit in?

We break down the improved offensive line and also try and give you something more than a score prediction for this weekend's impending date with supremely overmatched Ohio neighbor Miami.

We also discussed Ohio State's offer to IMG lineman J.C. Latham and why Duane would rather we recruit him at a different position.

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We knew they were very good; Buckeyes far better than that

Sep 16, 2019 1125

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Expectations were high for Ohio State entering the season. Yes, there were some question marks, but the goals among fans were still very lofty.

Well, after three games, expectations for the Buckeyes have shot through the roof.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk about just how impressive OSU has been thus far and what we expect moving forward.

* Which team is the Buckeyes' biggest threat in what is looking like a weaker-than-thought Big Ten?

* Sophomore defensive end Tyreke Smith had to leave the Indiana game and was in street clothes in the second half. That was about the only bad thing for OSU in its 51-10 rout of the Hoosiers.

* This is the best OSU defense since ... ??? We try and answer that difficult question.

* There has been a lot of praise of Ohio State QB Justin Fields -- and rightfully so. But the offensive line and the running backs might not be getting enough publicity for their strong play.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Bucknuts Almost Live: Hoosier daddies

Sep 15, 2019 2141

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Three games, three wins.

Ohio State hit the road for the first time this season in the Big Ten opener for the Buckeyes and Hoosiers. Talk about a rude house guest.

The Buckeyes pummeled the Hoosiers, 51-10, and the performance matched the score. The improvement of the defense was on full display as the Hoosiers eve needed a trick play to cross the goal line just one time.

What did we think of the Buckeyes and what do we think of the season ahead?

Glad you asked.

Bill Kurelic, Matt Baxendell and Patrick Murphy joined me to breakdown the win in Bloomington and what lies on the horizon for the Buckeyes.

Spend a lot more than finish with us this a .m., 'Nutters!




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It's Friday the 13th, time to talk about OSU's scary D

Sep 13, 2019 767

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It is Friday the 13th, but the only scary thing we're talking about on the 5ish is Ohio State's defense.

And we mean scary from the opponent's point of view, of course.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What else has impressed JBook the most about the Buckeyes through two games?

* The strong play of Shaun Wade and Malik Harrison, among others.

* Did JBook expect Justin Fields to be this far along at this point? What should be expected from Fields going forward?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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Fields vs. Lawrence | Host Hoosiers a real threat?

Sep 12, 2019 752

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We open today's show with a prediction some may take issue with. But we think all will be interested.

Then we welcome in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to spread knowledge on recruiting, what we've seen so far from the Buckeyes and what we can expect from the team as it travels to face Wiltfong's home-state Indiana Hoosiers this weekend.

Running back recruiting? Of course we got into that. Of. Course. 

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What is Justin Fields' best attribute?

Sep 11, 2019 1150

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What is Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields' best attribute? Could it be his poise?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' running backs thus far?

* Is it time to get excited about junior linebacker Baron Browning?

* What are expectations for OSU's Big Ten opener at Indiana on Saturday?

* Bax always enjoys some schadenfreude at Michigan's expense. Today is no different.

* The Buckeyes landed 4-star 2021 linebacker Reid Carrico on Tuesday and now have the No. 3 class in the nation in 2021.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Reid all about it | Two-game temperature

Sep 10, 2019 1029

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What a way to start a Tuesday!

Today began with a commitment from top Class of 2021 linebacker Reid Carrico. The Ironton, Ohio native will be headed to Columbus, giving the Buckeyes another in-state, foundational piece to a class already showing incredible promise. 

Duane Long is here to offer thoughts on Carrico and what he means to the recruiting efforts for the Buckeyes going forward.

Starting with: Duane picks the two running backs on Ohio State's board he would add the 2020 crew. 

But we also spend some time basking in the 42-0 drubbing of Cincy over the weekend.

What have we learned about the Buckeyes after two very different games?

Also: What have we learned about the College Football Playoff chase from a national perspective thus far?

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'Every unit for the Buckeyes was an A-plus-plus'

Sep 9, 2019 833

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What a performance it was from Ohio State in its 42-0 win over Cincinnati on Saturday and we're here to talk about it on the Monday 5ish.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss the dismantling of the Bearcats, Justin Fields being further along in his development than we expected, every unit playing very well for OSU, and what is new on the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes.





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Bucknuts Almost Live: The Lost Episode

Sep 9, 2019 2677

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This show was supposed to be released Sunday morning at 10 EST. 

Without boring you with the gory details - it wasn't. It went away for a while. But we were able to retrieve the show and thought you might enjoy it ... albeit a tad late.

Dan Rubin gave thoughts on the Cincinnati beatdown and was joined by Bill Kurelic, Matt Baxendell and Dave Biddle.

Want to hear more great things about a great game? 

Then spend more than 5ish with us right now, 'Nutters!




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Bearcats will present 'litmus test' for Buckeyes

Sep 6, 2019 886

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Ohio State will have its first "litmus test" of the season when Cincinnati comes to town Saturday (noon ET; ABC) in the words of our Steve Helwagen.

Steve joins Dave Biddle for today's show to talk about all things Buckeyes vs. Bearcats. What can you expect to see in this game? Where does OSU have the clear advantages? Where is UC strong?

Plus, has the proverbial light bulb come on for Ohio State junior linebacker Baron Browning?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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'This is Cincy's Super Bowl'

Sep 5, 2019 841

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Beware the Fighting Fickells. That's got to be the motto at the WHAC this week.

One-time Ohio State 'interim' head coach and still great Buckeye Luke Fickell brings his Cincinnati Bearcats to Columbus this weekend. Think Fickell and Co. are geeked for the matchup? Think they've allowed themselves to think what a win over Ohio State would do for their program?

Let's hope the Buckeyes stay away from narratives like that and remain focus on the task at hand: Beating a solid in-state rival on your home turf.

Everybody has thoughts on the matchup ... including today's guest: 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. 

Steve opines on the Cincy-OSU matchup as well as several other compelling Big Ten out-of-conference tussles scheduled for the weekend.

We also get Steve's knowledge on running back recruiting and Ohio State's interest in two Georgia running backs currently committed elsewhere that have popped on the Buckeyes' recruiting radar.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!




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So much to say about the Buckeyes

Sep 4, 2019 1417

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We are channeling our inner Dave Matthews Band on the show today as there is So Much To Say about the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for the Friday extravaganza to discuss:

* What is to make of the Buckeyes' running backs?

* How much does OSU need sophomore defensive end Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday to return? And how close are they to doing so?

* What looks especially good about QB Justin Fields? What does it look like he needs to work on the most?

* Was Garrett Wilson not touching the ball in the opener just an aberration?

* What are in-depth thoughts on the Ohio State-Cincinnati game this Saturday?




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'This team can win the national championship, but ... '

Sep 3, 2019 746

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We are still basking in the glow of Ohio State's opening win and really just the return of meaningful football. Sure, it was the opener against an overmatched opponent paid to come get its tail kicked, that will not stop us from making sweeping judgements off a limited sample size.

It's what we do!

Duane Long is here in his usual Tuesday spot to offer up his impressions of the debut weekend:

* Justin Fields and his amazing start ... yet lackluster finish. What gives?

* How did the linebackers look after an offseason of consternation?

* The offensive line showed signs of being dominant. How strong were the signs?

* Is J.K. Dobbins going to be able to carry the load? Who can help him?

* What type of challenge does Cincinnati present this weekend?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!




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'Bank' is open on Labor Day | What needs to improve for OSU?

Sep 2, 2019 767

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It is Labor Day, but Bill "Bank" Greene is open for business.

Bank joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss:

* Ohio State's season-opening win over Florida Atlantic.

* The performance from Justin Fields?

* What needs to improve the most for the Buckeyes?

* What are thoughts about the upcoming OSU-Cincinnati game?

* What is the latest on the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes?




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Bucknuts Almost Live: We're back (and so are the Buckeyes)!!!

Sep 1, 2019 2369

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We need more than 5ish to wrap up Ohio State games and forecast the future. So we had to bring our 'extended' Sunday morning podcast back for the season.

What did we think of Florida Atlantic? What did we think of Ohio State's debut on several fronts?

Bill Kurelic is here.

Matt Baxendell is here.

Steve Helwagen is here.

I got out of the way and let them spread wisdom.

Enjoy spending part of your Sunday a.m. with us!

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'Excited about Fields' development' | Depth chart finally coming today

Aug 30, 2019 874

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It is eve of Ohio State's season opener against visiting Florida Atlantic, and there is plenty to discuss on the show as Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit.

Some of the items on the docket include:

* JBook is pretty fired up about the development of OSU sophomore quarterback Justin Fields and cannot wait to see him in action in the Horseshoe on Saturday.

* What else are we looking forward to seeing the most during the game?

* What is to be expected when the Buckeyes finally release their depth chart later today? What will we learn about the injury status of senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper, senior wide receiver Austin Mack and perhaps others?

* What are reasonable expectations for wide receiver Garrett Wilson as a true freshman?

All of that and more is on tap for the Friday extravaganza.




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The Fong plays True or False Game

Aug 29, 2019 1035

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The real start of the season - Ohio State hosting Florida Atlantic - kicks off Saturday at noon.

But there are plenty of questions that need answering and not just out of Columbus. So we brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to offer insight on Ohio State season's ahead on the field, on the recruiting trail and ... where the Buckeyes will end up.

But we had even more to present The Fong. So it was time for another edition of ... The True or False Game!

Here are the 'statements.' You'll have to tune in for The Fong's responses!

* Justin Fields will be the best QB in B1G

* Garrett Wilson will be the best true freshman in country

* JK Dobbins will finish as B1G’s second leading rusher

* Ohio State will make the College Football Playoff

* Henry Parrish will ultimately be a Buckeye

* Ohio State will finish the 2020 cycle with a top 3 recruiting class

* Tua Tagovailoa will win Heisman Trophy

* Lincoln Riley will leave Oklahoma to take over the Dallas Cowboys after this season

Then we threw some fill in the blank questions at The Fong!

* The injury suffered by Alabama’s Dylan Moses means ______

* The next coach at USC will be ______

* At this time next year, Urban Meyer will be ______

* The national Championship will be ______ over ______

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!



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What we're most excited to see in Buckeyes' opener

Aug 28, 2019 915

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What will be the most exciting things to see play out during Ohio State's season-opener against visiting Florida Atlantic on Saturday?

One of course is how sophomore quarterback Justin Fields performs. But what else?

The revamped defense? The offensive line? The young running backs?

Yes, yes and yes.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to delve into that on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Expectations for Justin Fields

Aug 27, 2019 905

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For a 5-star recruit and one of the highest-rated players at his position - ever - there certainly are a lot of Justin Fields doubters.

Why?

Who knows?

Why is Michigan picked by many to beat Ohio State?

Who knows?

But that didn't stop Duane Long and me from trying to figure out the Fields angst and get on the record with our expectations for the new quarterback.

Also:

* What is Duane's biggest concern about the Buckeyes with the opener just days away?

* Which Buckeye are we not discussing enough?

* Which Big Ten teams (see: NOT Ohio State) could be upset this weekend?

All that and more awaits so spend 5ish with this a.m., 'Nutters!




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Game week has arrived

Aug 26, 2019 882

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Ohio State kicks off its 2019 football schedule on Saturday against visiting Florida Atlantic in just five days, and you can feel the excitement in Buckeye Nation.

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss expectations for the 2019 Buckeyes, recent developments within the program and much more.

That is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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McCall gets the call

Aug 23, 2019 737

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All offseason, Jonah Booker has been predicting a big season for Ohio State fourth-year junior running back Demario McCall.

With the recent news that McCall has established himself as the primary backup to starter J.K. Dobbins, it looks like JBook will be on the money with that prediction.

JBook joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* How does the overall depth at RB now look for the Buckeyes this season?

* How much might OSU rotate on its offensive line, especially early in the year?

* Were there any surprises coming out of camp in terms of positional battles?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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MEGA POD: The Fong on Buckeyes recruiting and The Athletic's Dane Brugler on NFL Draft

Aug 22, 2019 1720

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We hope you packed a lunch for today's show. You're gonna need it.

Yes, it's Thursday so 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to spread wisdom on the following topics:

* Jalen Berger, Michael Drennen, E.J. Smith ... who will be Ohio State's running back recruits in 2020?

* Which Ohio State freshmen has Wiltfong heard are thriving in camp? Is there a freshman who is the best player at his position ... already?

* Real football starts this weekend. Who does Wiltfong thinks emerges in the Florida-Miami tussle and will we be treated to a Tate Martell sighting?

That would be enough for your standard Thursday show. But like we said: It's a MEGA POD Thursday.

We are also joined by Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Expert for The Athletic. He offers the most complete breakdowns you can get on the possible NFL futures of several Buckeyes:

*Chase Young

*Jeffrey Okudah

*Thayer Munford

*K.J. Hill

*Austin Mack

*Ben Victor

*Jordan Fuller 

*Jonathan Cooper

*BB Landers

*Malik Harrison

*Damon Arnette

How many first rounders are in that group? Who would Dane take if Chase Young, Nick Bosa and Joey Bosa were available in the same draft?

Spend a lot more than 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!




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Impact of Cooper injury for OSU? Fields' statistical expectations

Aug 21, 2019 1016

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Senior captain Jonathon Cooper will miss some time following ankle surgery, so which defensive ends are going to step up for Ohio State while he is out?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What are expectations for sophomore quarterback Justin Fields from a statistical standpoint this season?

* The C.J. Saunders story is awesome. We talk about it.

* The Buckeyes' secondary has the potential to be excellent this fall. 

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Dan and Duane's annual season predictions show

Aug 20, 2019 1628

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This show is fun.

Duane Long and I do this every season. It's our wacky predictions episode.

You can see the categories we used this season below.

Feel free to play along with us!

1 - The four playoff teams will be ___, ___, ___ and ____  and the Heisman Trophy winner will be ___ .

2 - The first five Buckeyes to be picked (in order) in the 2020 NFL Draft will be ___, ___, ___, ___, ___ .

3 - Ohio State will play its last game of the season against ________ in the ________ .

4 - This Ohio State staffers could move on after this season: ______ .


Duane and I also added three predictions of our own, among them:

* Who is the forgotten star on Ohio State's offense?

* Where could Ohio State fall during the regular season?

* Which potential open coaching job will hang over college football this season?

* Could Justin Fields threaten Dwayne Haskins' records?

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters! 




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Fields' day has arrived?

Aug 19, 2019 626

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day will announce his starting quarterback today after practice around 11:15 a.m.

Hmm, we wonder who it could be. Perhaps, sophomore Justin Fields?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What is Bank hearing about true freshman Marcus Crowley? There seems to be quite a bit of hype around him.

* What are thoughts on fifth-year senior Branden Bowen likely beating out redshirt freshman Nicholas Petit-Frere for the starting right tackle job?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Fields to be named starter Monday?

Aug 16, 2019 879

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day is yet to name a starting quarterback.

However, he said he would likely make a decision on Monday. Does that mean he will announce Justin Fields is the Buckeyes' starter?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus many other camp happenings on the Friday extravaganza.




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The Fong on Tate: Told you so | Another QB in 2020?

Aug 15, 2019 799

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Perhaps you've heard: Tate Martell failed to earn the starting quarterback job at Miami (Fla.). Given Martell's Ohio Statish roots, it was big news in Columbus.

But was it surprising news? 

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to talk Martell, Ohio State quarterback recruiting and where on the Buckeyes' schedule could trouble raise?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Thursday extravaganza.




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'Day is making Justin Fields win the job'

Aug 14, 2019 1036

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day has said all along that sophomore Justin Fields would not have the starting quarterback job handed to him.

However, very few actually believed him.

Thus far, Day has remained firm that it's still a competition between Fields and fourth-year junior Gunnar Hoak.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What can be expected of Fields if he is the starting QB this year for OSU?

* What should fans expect from true freshman running back Marcus Crowley?

* Is Baron Browning headed for a breakout year at linebacker? Or is the former 5-star recruit still going to leave fans wanting more.

* What are takes on Tate Martell not being named the starting QB at Miami?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Duane's linebacker shuffle

Aug 13, 2019 1199

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No position group enters this season with more questions than linebacker. 

The standard set in Columbus - see recent examples Ryan Shazier, Darron Lee, Raekwon McMillan - has been elusive for a few years. Ryan Day brought in a new coach - Al Washington by way of Ann Arbor - to get the unit back to where it needs to be. 

Can he do it?

Was it a talent issue?

Can the linebackers play well enough for Ohio State to compete at a 'playoff' level?

Duane Long is here to continue his unit-by-unit Buckeye previews and takes on linebackers.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!




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The Dean on Paris Johnson, RB recruiting, current RB depth

Aug 12, 2019 831

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It is Monday and the Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Why is Bill headed down to Cincinnati to see Paris Johnson today?

* How would Bill describe Johnson's game? What does he already do very well? What does he still need to work on?

* What is the latest with running back recruiting for the Buckeyes in their 2020 class?

* And we even have a non-recruiting topic for the Dean: Is he concerned about running back depth for the 2019 Buckeyes? 

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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'Now or never for Baron Browning' | True frosh who could step up

Aug 9, 2019 792

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Baron Browning is only halfway through his college career as he enters his junior season at Ohio State.

However, is it now or never for the middle linebacker in terms of making an impact for the Buckeyes?

Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* What true freshmen could make an impact for OSU in 2019?

* What are thoughts about the Buckeyes' offensive line?

* What about the linebacking corps? Is it still a concern, or no?

* And why is everyone talking up sophomore defensive tackle Tommy Togiai so much?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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The Fong on RB recruiting | More talent in 2019: OSU or UM?

Aug 8, 2019 718

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What is the latest on running back recruiting for Ohio State in the 2020 class?

That is the question on the mind of many fans, and Steve Wiltfong drops by to answer it.

Also from The Fong:

* What does he think specifically of the recruiting acumen of Tony Alford?

* What does Steve think will happen with four-star RB Jalen Berger from New Jersey?

* Which team has more talent in 2019? Ohio State or Michigan?

* What is different about recruiting at OSU with Ryan Day in charge and not Urban Meyer?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Thursday extravaganza.




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High points from camp: Good OL depth, defense on the rise

Aug 7, 2019 1044

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Ohio State has four practices in the books during preseason camp, and Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss:

* The Buckeyes' quality depth on the offensive line and at wide receiver.

* OSU's possible lack of qualiy depth at running back.

* What stands out defensively thus far for the Buckeyes?

* How about David Lighty, William Buford, Aaron Craft, Jon Diebler, Evan Ravenel and the rest of Carmen's Crew from The Basketball Tournament? They won the $2 million championship last night with a 66-60 win over Marquette's alumni team, the Golden Eagles.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Should Buckeyes kick tires on Brenton Cox? | Insights from OSU's training camp from Duane

Aug 6, 2019 1072

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Brenton Cox was a 5-star defensive end who was committed to Ohio State in the 2018 class. However, Cox eventually flipped from OSU to Georgia.

Cox has now been dismissed from the Bulldogs' program. Therefore, should the Buckeyes kick the tires on Cox, or no?

Duane Long joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What intrigues Duane the most regarding Ohio State's preseason camp thus far?

* What is the latest with 2020 quarterback and running back recruiting for the Buckeyes?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Tuesday spectacular.




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Bank is money on Monday

Aug 5, 2019 894

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There is a lot to talk about in the world of Ohio State football, and on the recruiting front.

On today's show, Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to get the listeners up to speed on:

* What fans should expect from quarterback Justin Fields this season.

* How is the offensive line looking thus far? Who might start at certain spots?

* Other than J.K. Dobbins and Fields, who will the Buckeyes rely most on to carry the ball this season?

* What is the latest with running back recruiting?

* What are Bank's thoughts on Tony Alford as a recruiter?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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'I want to see Justin Fields' OSU is 'most talented team in B1G'

Aug 2, 2019 860

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Ohio State kicks off training camp this morning, and Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss all things Buckeye on today's show.

* JBook can't wait to see how sophomore quarterback Justin Fields looks. How do we think he'll look?

* Is the offensive line going to be a weakness, a strength or somewhere in between?

* What stands out defensively as camp begins?

* Other than middle linebacker, what is the most-intriguing position battle of camp?

* What are expectations for the 2019 Buckeyes? How good will this team be?

* What is JBook's take on Tony Alford and running back recruiting for the Buckeyes?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.





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The Joshua Perry Show: 'Coach Stud has some fire under his ass'

Aug 1, 2019 937

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If you are looking for insights on the Ohio State Buckeyes the day before they begin preseason camp, you sure came to the right place.

On this edition of The Joshua Perry Show, the former OSU linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player dishes on what the Buckeyes will be focused on the most offensively and defensively during camp.

Obviously quarterback Justin Fields will be under the microscope, but so will the offensive line as Joshua points out on the show. What can be expected from the O-line this year? Joshua breaks it all down.

And what will be the biggest focus defensively? Is there anything new to report at the middle linebacker position in particular?

Switching gears to finish the show, Joshua explains how often players give "silent verbals" during the recruiting process, only to change their minds a few weeks later. Yes, this is in direct relation to the Bijan Robinson situation. Also, Joshua gives the scoop on Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford as a recruiter and as a coach.




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Wiltfong on McCord vs. McCarthy, Plan B, site meltdowns

Aug 1, 2019 807

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The Front Row has questions. 

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong has answers.

Boom ... that's a show.

Bucknutters submitted excellent queries for Wiltfong and we got to most of them. Among them:

* Kyle McCord vs. JJ McCarthy

* With Bijan Robinson out, where could Buckeyes turn?

* How much does character figure into 247Sports prospect evaluations?

* Have you ever seen a site meltdown similar to the one we just experienced?

* Can you name a prospect that has surprised you in a camp setting?

All that and more is ready for consumption.

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'(Stuff) happens, it's recruiting' | Camp kicks off Friday for Buckeyes

Jul 31, 2019 1010

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Is it right to play the blame game -- with Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford being the losing contestant?

Or is Alford taking too much criticism from fans over the likely recruiting miss of 5-star RB Bijan Robinson?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What will happen from here at the RB position for the Buckeyes in their 2020 class?

* Ohio State kicks off preseason camp on Friday. What will be the biggest areas of focus on both sides of the ball for Ryan Day's crew?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.






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Duane's secondary breakdown | Bijan ... the heck?

Jul 30, 2019 1746

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Bijan Robinson ... what the ...?

Duane Long is here in his usual Tuesday spot and we had to address the Robinson recruitment and the goings on of the last few days. 

Yikes.

But then we got back into our position group previews for the season ahead with a complete breakdown of the secondary.

We talked about all 16 defensive backs on the roster expected to get playing time this season and where they fit in.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!




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What happened with Bijan? Which RBs are Buckeyes now after?

Jul 29, 2019 736

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Ohio State was the clear favorite to land 5-star running back Bijan Robinson.

Until Sunday arrived.

What changed with Robinson's recruitment?

The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, broke the news on Sunday, and he drops by on today's show to explain what happened.

Also, with Robinson likely headed elsewhere, which running backs could the Buckeyes land in their 2020 class?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Which young WRs will step up? | Day taking Harbaugh behind woodshed

Jul 26, 2019 1286

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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day says he wants a wide receiver rotation that is six or seven players deep this season.

The top-five WRs appear to be set for the Buckeyes. Therefore, which of Ohio State's reserve wide receivers will step this season and fill out the 6-or-7 man rotation?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to answer that question, plus:

* JBook has some strong words when he compares Ryan Day's recruiting acumen to Jim Harbaugh's.

* How do the Buckeyes stand with 2020 recruits Bijan Robinson, Jaylan Knighton and Elias Ricks?

* And could OSU move on from 2020 offensive line commit Trey Leroux?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.





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Four more 5-stars?

Jul 25, 2019 578

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Ohio State is adding elite prospects what seems like daily.

When it is all said and done, how many of the Top 247's 32 5-stars will be Buckeyes?

Who better to address than 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong? 

Wiltfong discusses the commitment of Kourt Williams, Bijan Robinson's impending decision and how many Buckeyes have a chance to secure on the remaining 5 star spots in the Top247.

Also: Could Clemson poach one of Ohio's best in the Class of 2021? Wiltfong has the latest.

Spend 5ish with us, 'Nutters!

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Another big day on tap for Buckeyes

Jul 24, 2019 1000

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Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class continues to get bigger and better.

Today, four-star linebacker Kourt Williams is expected to commit to the Buckeyes, which would give them 22 recruits in their 2020 class, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation per the 247Sports Composite.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Will five-star running back Bijan Robinson commit to Ohio State early next month?

* Just how high will this OSU class finish when it's all said and done?

* What stood out the most from Ohio State's perspective at Big Ten media days in Chicago late last week?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.

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Duane Long's O-Line Breakdown

Jul 23, 2019 1620

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You know Duane Long. 

Duane knows offensive linemen. 

That begs the question: Do the Buckeyes know who their offensive linemen are? The head coach said in Chicago only one has secured a starting spot.

So we really do need Duane's complete breakdown of every offensive linemen on the roster. You will get his unabashed evaluation, the five Duane would send out for the opener against Florida Atlantic and what he thinks of the 'coachspeak' surrounding the unit.

We also discussed - what else? - recruiting and the chance Ohio State will add another coveted defensive talent to its Class of 2020 haul. 

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters.




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The Joshua Perry Show: 'Weak ploy [by Michigan] to try to gain recruiting edge'

Jul 22, 2019 1431

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What did Joshua Perry think of Jim Harbaugh's comments before and at Big Ten media days?

Let's just say the former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player was less than amused. And found the statements to be quite weak.

Joshua drops by for his weekly podcast to discuss that, plus:

* What stood out about the comments from Ohio State head coach Ryan Day regarding the Buckeyes?

* What is Joshua hearing about OSU quarterback Justin Fields?

* What is he hearing about the Buckeyes' middle linebacker situation and more?

All of that and more is covered on the latest edition of The Joshua Perry Show.



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Predicting OSU's game-by-game schedule

Jul 22, 2019 1706

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On today's show, Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to give a game-by-game breakdown of Ohio State's 2019 football schedule, including predicting who will win each game.

What will be the Buckeyes' 12-game regular season record? Will OSU win the Big Ten East, then win the Big Ten title, then advance to the College Football Playoff?

We go in depth answering those questions and more on an extended edition of the Monday extravaganza.




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Live from Chicago, it's Friday morning | B1G media day high points

Jul 19, 2019 832

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CHICAGO -- What were the high points of Big Ten media days on Thursday from Ohio State's perspective?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle for today's show for an in-depth look at the biggest questions facing the Buckeyes entering preseason camp and much more.




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Being Bijan | Wiltfong's Big Ten Top 5

Jul 18, 2019 1116

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Ohio State added an elite safety from Arizona yesterday. Could Lathan Ransom's teammate be next?

Let's just say the chances are good Bijan Robinson becomes a Buckeye when he announced his college decision via Instagram on July 2. Crystal Balls all across this fine country have the 5-star running back headed to Columbus.

247Sports Director of Recruiting recently went in-depth on Robinson for a feature story and joins us to share what he learned about Robinson and his family. You won't want to miss it.

Then we talk some real football: Who does Wiltfong think will be the top 5 teams in the Big Ten this season? Does he have the Fighting Khakis or your Buckeyes at the top?

You'll just have to tune in to find out!

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Michigan is 'not on same recruiting plane' as Ohio State

Jul 17, 2019 729

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Following the commitment of high four-star safety Lathan Ransom on Tuesday, Ohio State moved up to No. 2 (from No. 4) in the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings for the 2020 class.

Ransom gives the Buckeyes 21 prospects in their class thus far, with at least four more expected to join him.

To illustrated how amazing this class is, Ransom is ranked as the No. 76 player in the country, and he is merely the eighth-best prospect in OSU's class.

By comparison, Ransom would be the highest-ranked player in Michigan's class (the Wolverines' top recruit is ranked No. 80 in the Composite).

Furthermore, if things go as expected leading up to the early signing period in December -- and perhaps all the way until the traditional signing day in February -- just how high will Ryan Day and Ohio State finish in the recruiting rankings this year? Will they keep the No. 2 ranking? Could they even finish No. 1, which is something Urban Meyer never did in Columbus?

Speaking of Day, what can fans expect to hear from him when he takes the mic at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago on Thursday?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that and much more on the Wednesday extravaganza.






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Ransom decision day | Duane's defensive line breakdown

Jul 16, 2019 1980

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What's it been like the last few days without a commitment? Rough? Boring?

Well, it's quite possible that angst is about to end because Ohio State's top target at safety is making his college decision public today.

At 5 p.m. EST., Lathan Ransom will announce his commitment via Twitter. As of this morning, the Crystal Ball has 16 predictions ... all sweet and Ohio State.

Duane Long is here and let's you know what the Buckeyes 'could' be getting.

Then, Duane breaks down every defensive lineman on the Ohio State roster for 2019.

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The Joshua Perry Show: Michigan the B1G fave? 'Hell to the no'

Jul 15, 2019 1000

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Phil Steele and many others are picking Michigan to win the Big Ten championship this season.

Is Joshua Perry buying that the Wolverines are the team to beat within the conference?

The former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player drops by for his show to delve into why he believes the Buckeyes will ultimately prove to be the Big Ten's best in 2019.

Also on the docket:

* Is Shea Patterson overrated? Steele has him ranked as the fifth-best quarterback in the country. And he does not list OSU's Justin Fields in his ranking of the top-75 QBs in the land.

* Speaking of Fields, what does Joshua Perry expect out of him as a sophomore this season?

* And what is something good you need to know about the Buckeyes' 2019 team? Joshua fills you in.

All of that and more is coming up on the latest edition of The Joshua Perry Show.





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Bank on Bijan: 'I have him in ink, not pencil'

Jul 15, 2019 930

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Is 5-star running back Bijan Robinson going to join Ohio State's stellar 2020 recruiting class, which is currently No. 4 in the country in the 247Sports Composite team rankings?

The answer to that question is "hell yes" if you are Bill "Bank" Greene.

Bank joins Dave Biddle on today's show to give insights on the top players remaining on OSU's board for the 2020 class. Specifically, Robinson, Elias Ricks, Lathan Ransom, Jaylan Knighton, Jacolbe Cowan and Kourt Williams?

Also, what's the deal with the "hard cap" of 25 players per recruiting class? Are their loopholes the Buckeyes can use to get over 25?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.

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Why is Michigan the Big Ten East favorite?

Jul 12, 2019 1249

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What better way to send you into the weekend than with a visit from The People's Champ?

Matt Baxendell joins me for a spirited chat on Ryan Day's blazing hot start on the recruiting trail before he breaks down the entire Big Ten and what we can expect in the season ahead.

Which coaches are on the hot seat?

Will powers like Michigan State and Wisconsin regain form?

Is James Franklin destined for more viral video production?

And ... lastly ... even Phil Steele is picking the Fighting Khakis to win the Big Ten East.

What gives?

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What if Groundhog Day was excellent?

Jul 11, 2019 810

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What if Groundhog Day was excellent? 

What if every time was the same ... yet awesome?

Welcome to Ohio State's 2020 recruiting cycle!

Whether it's a gander at the national Crystal Ball report or another commitment slide/impact article combo, the last month or so has been an amazing ride down the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes. More good news: There's no end in sight.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong joins us to discuss the repeated, wonderful additions to the class and who might be next. Among the names we covered:

* Mookie Cooper

* Bijan Robinson

* Jaylon Knighton

* Kourt Williams

* Lathan Ransom

* Vernon Broughton

* Kedrick Bingley-Jones

* Jacolbe Cowan

* Elias Ricks

You'll likely enjoy this podcast if you are a fan of Ohio State thriving.

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The Joshua Perry Show: Who was really in charge?

Jul 10, 2019 1518

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Joshua Perry offers unique insight on Ohio State's football program and today's show is another example of that. 

We asked Front Rowers to submit questions for Joshua to answer and the result is today's show.

Among the questions posed (and then answered):

* What is Ohio State's No. 1 selling point?
* Baron Browning: Inside or outside linebacker?
* College coaches vs. NFL coaches
* Thoughts on Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh?
* What coach had the biggest impact on Joshua?
* Whose defense was it during the 2014 season: Chris Ash or Luke Fickell's?
* What went wrong with the Everett Withers scheme?
* Anyone panic when J.T. Barrett went down in Ann Arbor?

All that and more is a click away!

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Long's view: 'Absolutely killing it'

Jul 10, 2019 745

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O.K., we admit it: What Ohio State is doing on the recruiting trail has exceeded our expectations.

Did we doubt Ryan Day's regime?

Did we think it would put together the greatest offensive recruiting haul in school history?

Should we just chill with all the hyperbole?

Maybe, but with the flurry of commitments and Crystal Balls rolling for the good guys, it's hard to stay calm.

What does Duane Long think of all the developments?

We asked. He answered.

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Gee Scott, Sr., on son's journey, why Ohio State was choice

Jul 9, 2019 2061

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We have a special show for 'Nutters today. 

Joining us is Gee Scott, Sr., father of Ohio State wide receiver commitment Gee Scott, Jr.

In an extended chat, Scott, Sr., details his son's journey to become an elite wide receiver prospect and how the Washington state native became one of the nation's most coveted recruits.

* What role did the Seattle Seahawks play?

* Why Ohio State?

* How important has Brian Hartline been in the process?

* Were there concerns about the Urban Meyer-Ryan Day transition?

* What's it like to have your son be on The Opening's Dream Team?

* What does he think of the Buckeye 2020 WR Trio as a group?

Scott, Sr., touches on those topics and much more as we log quality time with West Coast Buckeye family. 

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Next commitment? | Buckeyes remain in Ricks mix

Jul 8, 2019 654

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Who will be the next Buckeyes commitment?

Is Ohio State still recruiting LSU commitment Elias Ricks?

Besides the 'Dreamy' wide receivers, which future Buckeyes shined at The Opening?

How many commitments will Ohio State take in the Class of 2020?

Who remains in focus and when could they make the call?

Those are important questions as you set yourself for a week of Buckeye intrigue.

Luckilly, we brought in an answer man: Bill Kurelic.

The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting gets you up to speed on a Monday morning like no other.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!!!




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Dreamy scene for Buckeyes at The Opening

Jul 5, 2019 1195

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We hope all 'Nutters had an awesome July 4.

Since we took yesterday to enjoy the Stars n' Stripes, today we make up for it with a visit from 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

He was in Dallas to cover The Opening and has a complete report on:

* Dream Team wide receivers ... 

* Mookie Cooper's future ... 

* Paris Johnson, Jr.'s outlook ...

* Lejond Cavazos: Did he flash?

* Cody Simon's showing ...

All that and more we send you into the weekend.

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Your opening day starting lineup

Jul 3, 2019 913

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We've talked recruiting on the BM5 for several days and for good reason - the commitments keep coming. We don't expect that to end. In fact, you need to be on Bucknuts at 11:30 a.m. if you like recruiting and good things happening for the Buckeyes.

But today's show is about the CURRENT collection of Buckeyes sweating at the WHAC. With the season opener against Florida Atlantic just over seven weeks from today, we take a shot at predicting Ohio State's starting lineup that day.

Patrick Murphy joins the show with what he thinks the starting lineup will be.

Sure, there are some gimmes - see Dobbins, J.K.

But what about the offensive line?

What about the linebackers?

There is still some intrigue there and at a few other spots. 

Who are your starters? Do they differ from Patrick's?

Gotta tune in to find out!

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'I thought Ryan Day couldn't recruit?'

Jul 2, 2019 1119

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Duane Long is back. Is he playing injured? He would never tell you so. 

But our guy assumes his regular Tuesday morning spot again to talk about:

* Adding Darrion Henry and Cody Simon

* Lathan Ransom

* Mitchell Melton

* Josh Fryar

* Mookie Cooper

* Jaylan Knighton

Is there multiple nekkid jaunts in Duane's future? Do we need to alert the local authorities?

You'll just have to listen and decide for yourself.

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The Joshua Perry Show: 'Dead' but essential

Jul 1, 2019 1398

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It's called a 'Dead Period.' Coaches and players theoretically get a break from each other and re-introduce themselves to family.

But as Joshua Perry will explain, championship mettle begins in the offseason during times coaches aren't around. It was proven during the title run of a few years back. Joshua will tell you about the defense taking matters into their own hands after seeing Braxton Miller go down with an injury.

Also:

** What do players actually do during the dead period?

** How about the coaches? You might be surprised what they are up to.

** What does Joshua think of the possible tightening of transfer rules? What is the former player's perspective on the matter?

** Is California going to set college athletes up to benefit of their likeness?

Spend some time with a great Buckeye as he gives his honest and fresh takes.

All of that plus much more is coming at you on another edition of The Joshua Perry Show.




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Kurelic does Dallas

Jul 1, 2019 914

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Bill Kurelic. 

The Opening. 

Jerry World.

The Lone Star State.

What could go wrong?

The answer: Nothing. It's a match made in heaven. 

Seven Ohio State commitments and host of coveted targets will be on stage this week in the greater Dallas area. Who better to chronicle their exploits than The Dean himself?

Join us today for a report on all the Ohio State commitments in attendance:

* Paris Johnson, Jr.

* Clark Phillips III

* Gee Scott, Jr.

* Julian Fleming

* Jaxon Smith-Njigba

* Cody Simon

* Lejond Cavazos

Kurelic then has the latest intrigue on the following recruiting targets:

* Kourt Williams

* Mookie Cooper

* Jaylon Knighton

* Lathan Ransom

* Elias Ricks

This is the way to start your week and get up to speed on the annual talent extravaganza in Texas replete with future Buckeyes.

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Darrion Henry, c'mon down | Which recruits could be next for OSU?

Jun 28, 2019 928

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Is Ohio State about to land the No. 2 player in the state of Ohio, a recruit who doubles as one of the top defensive tackle recruits in the country?

It sure appears so.

Darrion Henry from Cincinnati Princeton is set to make his announcement on Saturday, and the Buckeyes are the clear leader.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* If Henry does commit to OSU as expected, who might be the next two commits in the Buckeyes' 2020 class?

* What is the latest with 5-star running back Bijan Robinson? Will he be a Buckeye?

* Who are non-committed recruits that JBook really has his eye on?

* What should be the "over/under" for Ohio State's win total during the 12-game regular season schedule in 2019?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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'An incredible fit'

Jun 27, 2019 743

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Let's make this clear: Elite recruits are buying what Ohio State is selling.

Whether it is the Class of 2020 or 2021, the Buckeyes are adding elite talent on what seems like a daily basis.

Why?

247Sports Director of Recruiting is here to break it down. It's not just the quality of football or chance to go to the NFL. 

It's the people. What does that mean?

Wiltfong explains. In detail. And you will like it. 

Along the way, he also shares the latest on Ben Christman, Josh Fryar, Bijan Robinson, Cameron Martinez and much more.

All of that and much more is coming at you on the Thursday extravaganza.




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The Joshua Perry Show: 'Let the (bleepers bleep)'

Jun 26, 2019 1441

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Joshua Perry is back with the latest edition of his podcast, The Joshua Perry Show, and he answers questions that were asked by loyal listeners of the show on The Front Row message board.

The show includes the usual great insights from Joshua, as well as some hilarious quotes (none better than the one that involves former OSU coach and current Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell).

Joshua also answers questions on everything from what went wrong on the Buckeyes' offense in 2015, to what went wrong with the defense schematically in 2018, to what fans can expect from the new defensive coaches this year.

All of that plus much more is coming at you on a special Wednesday edition of The Joshua Perry Show.




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Lethal Lathan? Bijan the Buckeye?

Jun 26, 2019 862

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Is Ohio State about to raid Tucson, Ariz., for two of the top prospects in the country in the 2020 class?

It sure seems to be trending in that direction.

The Buckeyes have perhaps emerged as the frontrunner for 5-star running back Bijan Robinson from Salpointe Catholic High School. And Ohio State has reportedly established itself as the leader for his high school teammate, high 4-star safety Lathan Ransom.

Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

Does OSU also lead for 4-star WR Mookie Cooper, 4-star OLB/DE Mitchell Melton and 3-star athlete/safety Cameron Martinez?

* How many prospects will be in Ohio State's 2020 class, and how high will Ryan Day's first class be ranked in the 247Sports Composite?

* Is the media and the NCAA looking the other way on the stories about PED use at Clemson, and booster involvement at LSU?

All of that and much more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Decisions, decisions, decisions

Jun 25, 2019 952

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The month-long dead period for recruiting has begun. Thankfully, Ohio State got plenty of work done when it was 'live.'

After a crazy weekend rife with spectacular visitors, it's time to take stock.

Who is (going to be) in?

Who is (going to be) out?

We brought in the best - The Dean himself: Bill Kurelic - for the absolute latest on:

* Bijan Robinson

* Sam Adams

* E.J. Smith

* Lathan Ransom

* Kourt Williams

* Cody Simon

* Darrion Henry

* Joe Royer

* Deamonte Trayanum

* Cameron Martinez

* Kedrick Bingley-Jones

* Jacolbe Cowan

ALSO: Bill is hitting the road in an official capacity real soon. Where is he headed? Why is it important to 'Nutters?

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RB recruits reluctant to come to OSU? Why?

Jun 24, 2019 605

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Are running back recruits reluctant to come to Ohio State now, because there is a perception that the Buckeyes will be pass-happy offense?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus:

* Where do things stand with the remaining RBs on the board for OSU in the 2020 class?

* Just how high could the Buckeyes' 2020 class finish in the recruiting rankings?

* Ohio State landed both Clark Phillips III and Jayden Ballard over the weekend.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.




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Big day in store for Buckeyes on recruiting front

Jun 21, 2019 904

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Today should be a good one for Ohio State as the Buckeyes are expected to land high 4-star cornerback Clark Phillips III.

The California native will make his announcment today at 3 p.m. ET on CBS Sports HQ, the free live streaming sports show (it runs 24 hours per day).

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss all things Phillips III, plus:

* What is going on with running back recruiting for Ohio State? The Buckeyes suddenly seem to be at risk of missing out on many of their top prospects at the position.

* Who are some names we're really interested in that are visiting this weekend?

* What are thoughts on Friday Night Lights basically being replaced by today's BBQ at OSU?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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Wiltfong answers your recruiting questions; 'I think he's in'

Jun 20, 2019 1008

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On today's show, 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong answers that subscribers asked him on The Front Row message board.

How do things stand with Mookie Cooper as far as Ohio State is concerned?

What about running back recruiting for the Buckeyes?

Why have certain OSU commits and targets seen their rankings go down so much?

What are the early returns on Ryan Day as a recruiter? How does he compare to Urban Meyer?

All of that and much more is coming at you on the Thursday spectacular.




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Phillips a Buckeye? Expectations for Garrett Wilson

Jun 19, 2019 851

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High 4-star cornerback Clark Phillips III will make his announcement on Friday, and Ohio State appears to be the leader to land the talented young man from California.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Is Georgia now the leader for 5-star running back Kendall Milton? Are the Buckeyes still in the hunt?

* What are expectations for true freshman wide receiver Garrett Wilson this season at OSU?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.





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How good will Fields be this year? Did OSU fans blame Beck too much, Warinner not enough?

Jun 18, 2019 919

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What are expectations for Ohio State sophomore quarterback Justin Fields this season?

Duane Long joins Dave Biddle on today's show for his thoughts on that, plus:

* Which uncommitted 2020 recruits on OSU's radar intrigue Duane the most.

* Did Buckeye fans blame Tim Beck too much for the offensive woes in 2015-16, and didn't blame Ed Warinner enough?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Tuesday extravaganza.




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The Joshua Perry Show: 'Tuf's job to lose' | Zach Smith's podcast trustworthy?

Jun 17, 2019 1110

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We have a wide-ranging episode of The Joshua Perry Show today.

The former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* What are the pros and cons of being a famous former OSU football player living in Columbus? And yes, the pros certainly out-weigh the cons.

* What is the latest at the middle linebacker position for the Buckeyes entering the 2019 season?

* Zach Smith's podcast Menace 2 Society is a smash hit and always has plenty of interesting stories from his days at OSU. Some fans have asked if they can believe the stories that Smith is telling. Does Joshua find the stories to be honest? Does he enjoy the show in general? Why or why not?

All of that and more coming at you on the latest edition of The Joshua Perry Show.





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Ty Hamilton commits to Ohio State | Which recruits will be next?

Jun 17, 2019 894

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Defensive lineman Ty Hamilton became the 12 commitment -- and the second defensive player -- in Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class on Sunday.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Who is on "commit watch" for the Buckeyes over the next few weeks?

* Running back recruiting is really heating up for OSU. How many RBs will the Buckeyes take in their 2020 class? Who will they be?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.




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Mass exodus at Penn State? Buckeyes keep gaining momentum

Jun 14, 2019 864

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Despite finishing with a 9-4 record last season, Penn State appeared to be a program with a lot of momentum in terms of recruiting.

The Nittany Lions got off to a very good start with their 2020 class and appeared to be a lock to finish in the top-10 of the 247Sports Composite team rankings. However, this week alone they have had a trio of 4-star prospects de-commit, and have fallen to the No. 20 class in the land.

This is on the heels of several players transferring from the program in the weeks and months following the 2018 season.

Is this just an unlucky stretch for head coach James Franklin and PSU? Or is there more at play behind the scenes?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* Ohio State has the No. 8 class in the country so far for 2020. How high might head coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes finish this cycle? Are OSU fans looking at a top-5 class? Perhaps top-3?

* What are thoughts thus far on Ohio State first-year quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Mike Yurcich?

* The Buckeye coaches have not said sophomore Justin Fields will be the starting QB. They are saying it will be a competition with fourth-year junior Gunnar Hoak, who transferred from Kentucky last month. What is to be made of that?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.




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'The standard has remained the same'

Jun 13, 2019 769

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You know about the offensive recruiting haul Ohio State is putting together for the Class of 2020. 

You had concerns about defensive recruiting.

Your concerns are about to go away.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to talk:

* Clark Phillips

* Kourt Williams

* Cody Simon

* Lathan Ransom

Wiltfong as puts the 2020 offensive haul in perspective and it's the kind of perspective you are really gonna like.

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Will Petit-Frere be a starter this season?

Jun 12, 2019 733

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Ohio State redshirt freshman offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere was the No. 1-ranked OT in the country in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports Composite.

Will Petit-Frere be a starter for the Buckeyes this fall? Or will he be more like a sixth man?

That is one of the many topics on today's show as The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle. Also on the docket:

* What is to be made of the information from Joshua Perry that the Buckeyes are doing "more running than ever" this summer?

* Who will be the Buckeyes' starting safety opposite Jordan Fuller?

* Recruiting is really heating up for Ohio State. The latest news is that the Crystal Ball projections favor the Buckeyes to land high 4-star cornerback Clark Phillips out of California.

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.




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'Not enough hullabaloo'

Jun 11, 2019 690

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Full speed ahead would be an understatement for Ohio State's current recruiting efforts. We are trying to keep up. 

Our very own Duane Long is here to help and spread wisdom on the following:

* Flipping offensive lineman Grant Toutant from Penn State to Ohio State.

* Joe Royer vs. Luke Lachey: What does it mean?

* Ben Chrisman: Nekkid jaunt inspiration?

* Clark Phillips III ... are Irish Eyes actually smiling on Columbus?

It's a good time to be a Buckeye on the trail. Which means it's a good time to spend 5ish with us this a.m.




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The Joshua Perry Show: What the Buckeyes are doing during summer

Jun 10, 2019 842

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Joshua Perry is back with the latest edition of his podcast, The Joshua Perry Show.

On today's episode, the former Ohio State linebacker, captain, national champion and NFL player joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Why the Real Life Wednesday program at OSU has been such a bit hit.

* Ryan Day making the wise decision to continue the RLW program.

* What are the Buckeyes doing right now as they prepare for the 2019 college football season?

* Does Joshua like the way the rules are set up for players in the summer? The rules were changed five years ago, when Perry and OSU were about to enter their 2014 national title season.

All of that and more is coming at you on The Joshua Perry Show.




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Buckeyes flip 4-star OT from Penn State

Jun 10, 2019 948

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Urban Meyer was known for breaking out the spatula on the recruiting trail. It seems he has taught Ryan Day well.

Day and the Buckeyes flipped 4-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant from Penn State to Ohio State on Sunday night.

Did this come out of the blue? And what does it mean for OSU?

The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, joins Dave Biddle to talk all thing Toutant, plus:

* Where do things stand with Paris Johnson and Darrion Henry, the two top recruits in Ohio?

* On the tight end recruiting front, was the Dean surprised that Joe Royer got offered by the Buckeyes, and Luke Lachey was not?

* What is the latest with 5-star running back Kendall Milton?

* How many recruits will OSU likely take in its 2020 class? Could it be 25 or 26?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.






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JBook responds to Milton controversy | OSU one-day camp notes

Jun 7, 2019 856

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Our own Jonah Booker caused a little bit of a stir on Twitter when he posted that Ohio State is the clear leader for 5-star running back Kendall Milton.

Milton's father, Chris Milton, was not a fan of JBook's tweet, and made that quite clear on the social media platform.

Until now, JBook has not said a word about the "controversy." But he talks about it on today's show with Dave Biddle. Then the show moves on to:

* Discussion about OSU's one-day camp on Thursday. What stood out the most?

* Are things looking really good for the Buckeyes when it comes to Paris Johnson and Darrion Henry?

* Is Trey Leroux a much better prospect than his ranking indicates?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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First domino? | Classic Ohio State-Michigan battle

Jun 6, 2019 559

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Can Ohio State recruit on defense like it does offense?

Which elite running back will be the first to commit?

Which DMV product are the Buckeyes chasing?

What does the addition of Julian Fleming do for Ryan Day's profile?

Questions abound.

Luckily, today's show features an answer man: 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

He's here to educate. If you are here to learn, you picked the right spot. 

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Defensive recruits on deck? 'Bases loaded, nobody out'

Jun 5, 2019 675

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Ohio State only has one defensive commit so far in its 2020 class.

However, are several defensive commits on the verge of committing to Ryan Day and the Buckeyes?

Bill "Bank" Greene thinks so. Bank joins Dave Biddle for today's show and believes that the "bases are loaded with nobody out" in terms of defensive recruits for OSU. Now, Day and his staff need to bring the runners home.

A deeper discussion on that is coming at you, plus:

* Will the Jaheim Thomas situation impact Paris Johnson and/or Darrion Henry as it pertains to Ohio State?

* What is Bank hearing about OSU's defensive coaches, specificially their recruiting acumen?

All of that and more is happening on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Bonus Edition: Duane Long returns

Jun 4, 2019 898

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There's been something missing in your life. It's hard to grasp but you know it's not there. It's just a feeling of emptiness.

Well, cheer up. Your problems are solved.

Duane Long is back.

The inimitable Bucknuts institution was sidelined nearly a month. 

What does he think about Julian Fleming?

Kendall Milton?

Recruiting on defense?

Duane covers it all in his return.

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'The' destination for quarterbacks and wide receivers

Jun 4, 2019 643

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You know the names: Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Gee Scott, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Julian Fleming.

Then there is Justin Fields and Jack Miller.

There are more names, too. But if you want quarterbacks and wide receivers, those names will do. And do well.

The combination of Ryan Day and Brian Hartline (among others) on Ohio State's staff has amped QB and WR recruiting to levels not seen before.

And want some more good news?

There are no signs of slippage on the horizon.

Join us today to discuss that, Kendall Milton, Mookie Cooper and more with the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting, our very own Bill Kurelic. 



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The Joshua Perry Show: What it's like on day 1 for a freshman

Jun 3, 2019 843

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Have you ever been curious what it is like on the first day a freshman joins a college football team?

Well, you came to the right place.

On today's edition of The Joshua Perry Show, the former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player, explains the thoughts running through the head of an 18-year-old kid (or 16 if you're Parris Campbell) who has suddenly joined a group of grown men.

Also, can players tell on day one that certain freshmen are never going to be good enough to make it at a place like Ohio State?

Speaking of players enrolling, 11 members of the Buckeyes' 2019 recruiting class enrolled recently. What is Joshua hearing about that group?

And just how much power does Mark Pantoni have when it comes to deciding who gets scholarship offers from OSU?

All of that and more on this edition of The Joshua Perry Show.



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'Another in the Buckeyes' offensive recruiting roll'

Jun 3, 2019 919

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Slow your roll? Not if you are head coach Ryan Day, wide receivers coach Brian Hartline and running backs coach Tony Alford, who continue to make waves on the offensive recruiting front for Ohio State.

The nation's No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the 2020 class -- Julian Fleming -- picked the Buckeyes over Penn State and Clemson on Friday.

Could 5-star running back Kendall Milton be next to join OSU's 2020 class? He had his official visit to Ohio State over the weekend and it went very well.

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss all of that, plus:

* The rise of Brian Hartline as a coaching and recruiting superstar.

* Is linebacker a concern for Ohio State in 2019? Or could it end up being a strength?

* Did you know that Helwagen is a highly-requested speaker to OSU football groups/alumni groups? Well, now you do, and Steve will tell you an interesting story from his speech in St. Petersburg, Fla., this weekend.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.



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5-star Friday | Zach Smith dishes dirt on Ed Warinner

May 31, 2019 1206

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It is 5-star Friday here on the show as the nation's No. 1 wide receiver -- Julian Fleming -- will make his announcement today, and things sound very good for Ohio State.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss Fleming perhaps becoming a Buckeye, plus:

* Thoughts on 5-star running back Kendall Milton making his official visit to OSU this weekend, and where the Buckeyes stand with him.

* We were already excited about Ohio State redshirt freshman running back Master Teague. Then he was recently clocked in the 4.3s in the 40, and our excitement level increased even more.

* What are takeaways from Zach Smith's new podcast, Menace 2 Society? And what exactly did Smith say about his former coaching colleague at Ohio State, Ed Warinner?

All of that and more on an extended, 20-minute edition of the Friday extravaganza.



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'It was a seamless transition'

May 30, 2019 770

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The No. 1 left tackle.

The No. 1 center.

The No. 1 wide receiver.

The No. 2 quarterback.

The No. 3 running back.

What would happen if they all got together and committed to one school? You'd have Ohio State's Class of 2020 haul  ... probably.

And what would 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong say about the move from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day if the above scenario happens?

Check today's title.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Thursday extravaganza.



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Fleming to OSU? | 'Tressel should be president of this university'

May 29, 2019 786

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It seems very likely that 5-star wide receiver Julian Fleming will select Ohio State on Friday, which would be a huge boon for the Buckeyes.

Also, should Jim Tressel return to OSU as the president of the university?

That and more on today's show, as Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle.

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Building foundation with Five Stars?

May 28, 2019 777

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The top-rated wide receiver recruit in program history?

The top-rated offensive line recruit in program history?

Yes, we are talking Ohio State's 'possible' Class of 2020. And yes, we are being realistic.

Julian Fleming, a Pennsylvania native and the nation's No. 1 receiver, will announce his commitment on Friday.

Paris Johnson, a Cincinnati native and the nation's No. 1 left tackle recruit, just visited LSU but has one official visit left. 

How confident should we be that both will be Buckeyes?

Who else to ask other than the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting ... our very own Bill Kurelic.

The Dean educates all on Fleming, Johnson and a power-packed recruiting schedule for June that could set up Ohio State for some time.

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Ranking the top defensive & offensive linemen of Urban Meyer era

May 24, 2019 872

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Who were the top-5 offensive and defensive linemen of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State? That is the question that Jonah Booker and Dave Biddle answer on the Friday spectacular.

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Putting Paris in perspective

May 23, 2019 555

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If the "Blind Side" was being made today, Paris Johnson would likely get a call from the film's casting director. 

The Class of 2020 star and Cincinnati native recently transferred fro St. Xavier to Princeton so he can graduate early and is THE left tackle prototype: 6-foot-7, 290 pounds, great feet, great frame, great ... you get the picture. 

Instead of taking the Hollywood route, Johnson is currently verbally committed to Ohio State. But the Urban Meyer-to-Ryan Day transition meant Johnson's recruitment hit the reset button. So far, so good.

247Sports Director of Recruiting is jet-setting across the lower 48 but made some time for us to talk Johnson and much more after seeing him workout in person recently.

We also go into detail on other offensive linemen that could be future Buckeyes as the recruiting trail gets heated. Prime targets headed elsewhere? Former targets coming back into focus? Wiltfong comes with answers - as always. 

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Ranking the top-12 football players on Ohio State's 2019 roster

May 22, 2019 1564

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Who are the top-12 players on Ohio State's football roster in 2019?

That is the question The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, and Dave Biddle will answer on today's show.

Who is No. 1 on the list? Where does new quarterback Justin Fields rank?

We will go in reverse order 12-1, and we hope that you will include your personal top-12 in the comments section.

Feel free to disagree (or agree), just make sure to feel free.

A lengthy, fun edition is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Five stars in focus

May 21, 2019 863

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Can you imagine Justin Fields handing the ball to Kendall Milton, who darts around the end courtesy of a Paris Johnson pancake block? And can you imagine it setting up some play-action love as Fields hits wide receiver Justin Fleming for six?

Let your imagination run wild ... because that could become reality.

All three Class of 2020 five-stars could don the Scarlet and Gray. Duane Long remains on hiatus but we bring in the Dean of Ohio State recruiting - Bill Kurelic - to offer up the latest on the 15 stars of fun those three combine for. 

Also: Two Ohioans earned Buckeye offers recently. Are they headed for Columbus?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Tuesday extravaganza.



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The Joshua Perry Show: Recruiting concerns on defense?

May 20, 2019 904

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We are back with this week's edition of The Joshua Perry Show.

On today's show, the former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* The Buckeyes only have one defensive commitment in their 2020 recruiting class, exactly seven months from the early signing period in December. Is Joshua concerned? Why or why not?

* Does Joshua like the early signing period?

* How long does it usually take for transfers to get acclimated to their new programs?

* What are thoughts on OSU's defensive tackles for the 2019 season? How good, or great, is this group?

* Some former players -- like Michael Thomas -- have said that they think practices during the Urban Meyer era were more grueling than what some of them saw when they visited OSU and watched a spring practice or two this year. Thomas was somewhat joking it appears, but many fans have asked if the new coaching staff is too soft on the players. Joshua answers that question, and gives his usual unique perspective and insights.

All of that and more is coming at you on The Joshua Perry Show.



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Past 100 days in office: How well is Ryan Day doing?

May 20, 2019 785

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It is well past the first 100 days in office for first-year Ohio State head coach Ryan Day.

He has already had a lot on his table, and on today's show, Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle for a rundown of the big things Day has done so far, and how well he is doing on those fronts. This includes the quarterbacks Day has added to the roster, the job he did putting together a coaching staff, and the job he is doing on the recruiting trail.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.



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Recruiting drought? 'It's May, relax'

May 17, 2019 763

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What is the latest on the top prospects from Ohio in the 2020 class?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that in great detail. And no, Bank is not worried that certain big-name recruits have not committed to OSU yet.

That and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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Wiltfong on Kendall Milton momentum, Irish threat up front

May 16, 2019 504

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We've talked plenty about Ohio State's impending, historic wide receiver haul. But who will keep the safety in the box?

If the Buckeyes have their way it could very well be California standout Kendall Milton. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong recently flipped his Milton Crystal Ball to 'foggy.' 

Why? He explains.

Also:

* The latest on Cincy's Darrion Henry and Paris Johnson. Can we start using ink?

* Why isn't USC in the mix for Milton?

* Has Notre Dame become 'O-Line U' and how is it affecting Ohio State?

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Introducing Ohio State's D-line, aka 'The Crushmen'

May 15, 2019 979

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Ohio State's defensive line has a "Rushmen" package when the Buckeyes deploy four D-ends at the same time.

However, analyzing Ohio State's defensive line as a whole, an accurate nickname might be "The Crushmen." Why? Because this group is loaded with experience and talent, and might be the deepest D-line to come through Columbus. Which, would be saying a lot considering some of the deep defensive lines we've seen from OSU over the years.

The group is especially deep at defensive tackle, where a guy like Antwuan Jackson might be the seventh-best D-tackle on the squad. Yes, a former 5-star recruit who is coming off a good spring is probably behind the likes of BB Landers, Davon Hamilton, Tommy Togiai, Jashon Cornell, Taron Vincent and Haskell Garrett in the pecking order. And that's not a knock against Jackson. It is to illustrate the incredible depth of this unit.

Oh, and Larry Johnson's crew is plenty deep and talented at defensive end as well, led by All-American candidate Chase Young.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show for a close look at the defensive line, plus:

* What type of scheduling philosophy should Ohio State have for non-conference games? Play as tough a schedule as possible, or try and set up as many easy wins as possible? What is best for the fans? What is best for the program?

* Will we be rooting for Tate Martell at Miami this year?

* What are expectations for Justin Fields' first season as Ohio State's starting quarterback?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Best wide receiver haul ... ever?

May 14, 2019 858

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Ohio State has been fortunate to attract some great receivers in its storied history. Just last season, the Buckeyes added a 5-star from Texas in Garrett Wilson.

So what about an encore? Oh, there is one coming alright.

The Buckeyes already have commitments from Gee Scott and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. For some programs, two top 30 wide receivers would be cause for celebration. Here? Not so much. Crystal Balls are rolling in avalanche fashion for Julian Fleming to become a member of the Scarlet and Gray. Fleiming is the nation's No. 1 wide receiver. But ... what if there was even more wide receiver help on the way?

It sounds almost like too much, right? Well, it's not and the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - Bill Kurelic - is here to tell you why.

Kurelic - filling in for an ailing Duane Long - also goes into detail on Mitchell Melton, Michael Carmody and how Michigan's basketball program just took a direct shot to the stones.

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The Joshua Perry Show: Talking schematics on both sides of ball

May 13, 2019 905

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You wanted to hear from No. 37 on schematics, and today you are getting your wish.

That's right, on today's edition of The Joshua Perry Show, the former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player goes in depth on schematics.

And of course he talks a lot about the defensive side of the ball and how the philosophy of Greg Mattison and Jeff Hafley will differ from that of Greg Schiano's. However, Joshua will also delve into the offensive side of the ball and explain what makes Ryan Day's offense so difficult to defend.

All of that and more is coming at you on the latest edition of The Joshua Perry Show.



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'Buckeyes are talented, experienced at WR' | Beilein leaves Michigan for Cavs

May 13, 2019 831

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On today's show, Patrick Murphy and Dave Biddle take a close look at Ohio State's wide receivers entering the 2019 season. What can be expected from this group?

Also on the docket:

* The surprising news that John Beilein is leaving Michigan to be the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. What might this mean for OSU?

* Speaking of Buckeye hoops, Chris Holtmann landed his first recruit in his 2021 class: four-star power forward Kalen Etzler, who is ranked as the No. 51 overall prospect in the country, per the 247Sports Composite.

That and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.



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Which freshmen will play right away for Buckeyes?

May 10, 2019 871

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Which true freshmen will play more than four games for Ohio State in 2019? Wide receiver Garrett Wilson is a given. But who else?

That is one of the topics as Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for today's show.

Also on the docket:

* What are reasonable expectations for Ryan Day's first season as the Buckeyes' head coach?

* We discuss Zach Smith's arrest for a violation of a protective order.

* Should Ohio State's football team take trips abroad like Michigan's team does?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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Fleming's Crystal Ball; Buckeyes raiding Michigan, Texas

May 9, 2019 691

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Why is following Ohio State recruiting so enjoyable?

Today's show is a window into that experience.

Best player in Pennsylvania?

Bring it.

Michigan's most feared offensive prospect?

Come on down.

Son of the most productive running back ever?

There's a seat for him in Columbus. 

Yes, Ohio State is in the mix for several elite talents from all across these United States. You will enjoy hearing about the talent quest today with 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong, who provides the latest on a Buckeye program starting to get even hotter on the recruiting trail.

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'It's the biggest question on the Buckeyes' defense'

May 8, 2019 1053

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What is the biggest question on Ohio State's defense?

Middle linebacker. At least, according to The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, who joins Dave Biddle for today's show.

But Bax likely isn't alone. Almost every OSU fan would say the same thing when asked about the defense.

Will the starter be Tuf Borland, Teradja Mitchell or Baron Browning? Will there be a rotation?

Also on the docket:

* A look at the Buckeyes' depth and projected starters on the offensive line.

* Thoughts on Matthew Baldwin deciding to join TCU's program.

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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No defense for Class of 2020?

May 7, 2019 784

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We all knew Ryan Day wouldn't be just like Urban Meyer. But is the new boss taking things to the extreme? Yes, Day is known for his offensive wizardry. But he is aware there is another side of the ball ... right?

Right?

Ohio State's current Class of 2020 haul has eight members - seven on offense, one on defense. And the defensive player? He's basically and Urban Meyer holdover recruit.

What gives?

We delve into that and other recruiting intrigue with the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic, who steps in for the otherwise disposed Duane Long.

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The Joshua Perry Show: Young Buckeyes who are on the rise

May 6, 2019 942

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Who is a young, inexperienced player on each side of the ball that Ohio State fans should keep a close eye on this year?

That is one of the topics of conversation on The Joshua Perry Show today. Also on the docket:

* What are the Buckeyes doing during this time of the year?

* Why is Mickey Marotti so good at his craft?

* Will Urban Meyer coach again?

All of that and more is coming at you on The Joshua Perry Show.




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Will Urban Meyer coach again?

May 6, 2019 1043

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You know it is the offseason when this is the main topic of conversation on the show, but let's have at it: Will Urban Meyer coach again?

It seems to be a relatively hot topic not just in Buckeye circles, but among college football fans in general.

Would Meyer coach at USC? Or another program? And why should you care? Because he would likely take a couple of very important men with him: Mickey Marotti (who just signed a new contract at Ohio State, but there would be ways to get out of it) and Mark Pantoni.

What if Ryan Day becomes a megastar at Ohio State, and then leaves to be an NFL head coach in a few years? Could Meyer actually return to OSU to be the Buckeyes' coach one day?

[This is where we remind you again it's the offseason.]

Also, what are thoughts on the job Day is doing thus far? We won't really know how to grade him until the 2019 season plays out, but what do we think thus far?

And what is the latest on Ohio State basketball recruiting for the 2020 class?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle for all of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Predicting the Buckeyes' 12-game regular-season record

May 3, 2019 744

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What will Ohio State's 12-game regular-season record be in 2019 in Ryan Day's first full season as head coach?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle on today's show to answer that question, plus:

* What are JBook's biggest concerns offensively and defensively for the Buckeyes this year?

* What does he feel best about as he analyzes this roster on both sides of the ball?

* JBook played college football at Ohio University, the type of school that does not make much money off its football program (some schools even lose money on football). Does JBook agree with Joshua Perry that all FBS college football players should get paid?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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Is Ryan Day the new quarterback whisperer?

May 2, 2019 774

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Ryan Day has yet to lead the Buckeyes into Ohio Stadium as the 'real' head coach. A three-game interim showing when you know the incumbent Rock Star is coming back to the stage is one thing. 

Now it's Day's show.

This much Day has already proven beyond the shadow of a doubt: The guy can coach and RECRUIT quarterbacks. Does this give Ohio State a real advantage going forward as the recruiting scene for quarterbacks is more chaotic now than it has ever been?

We bring in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to discuss that and much more. Including: Who is really Ohio State's recruiting rival out on the trail?

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'Penn State fans should be grumpy about it'

May 1, 2019 742

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Ohio State landed four-star quarterback Kyle McCord on Tuesday, and he hails from Philadelphia.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss McCord's decision to become a Buckeye. And Bax thinks Penn State fans should be salty about losing out on McCord.

It is a quarterback-themed show as we also delve into what to expect from Gunnar Hoak, Justin Fields and more.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza,

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Did Buckeyes win QB shuffle? | Weber nails landing spot

Apr 30, 2019 942

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Yes, it is technically the offseason. But this is Ohio State football. Is there really an offseason?

Judging by the news generated in the last seven days since Duane Long was here on the BM5, there is nothing 'off' about it.

The Buckeyes quarterback carousel has spun itself into a new rotation. Gunnar Hoak is back home after three years in Kentucky. What type of role will he have?

There was also this little talent acquisition event called the NFL Draft. Think New Year's Eve in NYC meets Nashville. 

Nine Buckeyes were selected. 

Who landed in the best spot? 

All that and more with Duane today so spend 5ish with us! 



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The Joshua Perry Show: Should college football players get paid?

Apr 29, 2019 1483

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It is a divisive topic, but one we are going to delve deep into on The Joshua Perry Show today.

Should college football players get paid?

And before you say, "They already get paid. They get a full-ride scholarship, plus a cost-of-attendance stipend on top of that." Yes, everyone knows that. The question is should get they paid a lot more than they currently do, considering the money that college football generates?

If they did get paid a lot more, how would it work? Would starters get paid more than fourth-teamers? Would everyone get paid equally?

What about the non-revenue sports? How would paying the football players be in line with Title IX regulations if you didn't pay the non-revenue athletes?

Joshua and Dave Biddle have about a 24-minute discussion on the topic, so strap yourself in for a lively edition of the JP show!



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Gunnar Hoak upgrade over Matthew Baldwin?

Apr 29, 2019 1088

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Today's show is loaded as Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle.

* Is Gunnar Hoak an upgrade over Matthew Baldwin?

* What are thoughts on Michael Jordan leaving early for the NFL and slipping until the very late stages of the fourth round? Would Jonah Jackson have transferred to Ohio State if Jordan returned?

* What is Bank's take on OSU center Josh Myers?

* We're still scratching our heads over Daniel Jones being selected over Dwayne Haskins in the NFL Draft.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.



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Haskins: 'The league done messed up'

Apr 26, 2019 817

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Dwayne Haskins was not in the mood to be politically correct after falling to pick No. 15 of the first round of the NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins Thursday night.

Haskins' exact words were: "I'm more motivated than ever. Now I've got an even bigger chip on my shoulder. The league done messed up."

And it wasn't just that Haskins slipped to the middle part of the round. It is that the New York Giants selected QB Daniel Jones from Duke at pick No. 6 instead of Haskins. Now, Giants GM Dave Gettleman might be the only person on the planet who would have done that, but he did it.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss why Haskins fell in this draft. Is there something fans don't know about, or is this just the typical paralysis by analysis that we see from the NFL?

But hey, the good news is Haskins became the first Big Ten quarterback to be taken in the first round since Kerry Collins from Penn State in 1995. Haskins also became the first Ohio State QB to be taken in the first round since Art Schlichter in 1982. Furthermore, Haskins gets to play his professional ball for a team located just 14 miles from Haskins' parents' house in Potomac, Md. (The Haskins family moved from New Jersey to the D.C. area when Haskins was in 9th grade.)

Also, Nick Bosa went No. 2 overall to the San Francisco 49ers.

How early will Dre'Mont Jones, Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, Michael Jordan and perhaps others hear their names called during rounds 2-3 tonight?

All of that and more on a drafty version of the Friday extravaganza.



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'He's an animal on tape'

Apr 25, 2019 598

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Colorado is known for its ski slopes and progressive laws, among other things.

Offensive linemen? Not exactly the state's calling card. At least for now.

Ohio State may have located a prospect that can change that. Who is it?

Also: Perhaps the best linebacker in the Class of 2020 will be in Columbus for an official visit this weekend. But Mekhail Sherman is thought to be a heavy Georgia lean. Can the Buckeyes get back in front here?

What are you doing July 4? You will be on Bucknuts, waiting to hear if Jutahn McClain will be a Buckeye. 

We talk all of that and more with 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong, who makes his usual Thursday appearance in fine fashion.

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'That's not the point here'

Apr 24, 2019 1015

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The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, got quite the reaction from readers of his Bucket of Bullets column last Sunday when he wrote about the pending transfer of quarterback Matthew Baldwin away from Ohio State.

Bax joins Dave Biddle to further explain his point regarding Baldwin and why he wrote the column.

Also on the docket:

* What exactly led to Baldwin's transfer? It was obviously more than just about "homesickness."

* What are thoughts on Gunnar Hoak leaving Kentucky? Is he definitely OSU-bound, or are people too quick to assume that? If he does pick Ohio State, what can fans expect from him?

* Can Chris Chugunov get the job done for the Buckeyes if called on in 2019?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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The Joshua Perry Show: 'That will be the conundrum'

Apr 23, 2019 1193

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The Joshua Perry Show is back with another episode and there is plenty to discuss.

Perry, the former Ohio State linebacker, national champion, captain and NFL player, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Thoughts on Matthew Baldwin deciding to transfer from OSU.

* The possibility of the Buckeyes landing Kentucky transfer Gunnar Hoak for QB depth.

* What could be expected of Chris Chugunov if he needs to play in a big game this coming season?

* What is Joshua hearing about starting quarterback Justin Fields? Is Fields a good leader? How is he received in the locker room?

* It was three years ago when Joshua was going through the NFL Draft process. He was selected early in the fourth round of the 2016 draft by the Chargers. What was it like for him?

* What does Perry think of the talk that Dwayne Haskins' stock is falling? It is a smokescreen, or is there more to the story?

All of that and more is coming at you on the latest edition of The Joshua Perry Show.



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Duane Long's Eight Buckeyes Under Pressure

Apr 23, 2019 713

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Which Buckeyes are best?

The 2019 season is fast approaching. So we thought it was time to offer up some predictions. What could be more interesting than which players need to thrive?

Nothing. Nothing could be more interesting.

So Duane Long is here to reveal his Top Eight Buckeyes Under Pressure for the '19 season.

Now, this is NOT a projection of who will go highest in the NFL Draft? This is a straight list of Buckeyes that have to raise their level regardless of class or position.

Who is your top eight? Pause the show right now and come up with yours if you want to play along. 

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The Dean on Baldwin transfer, RB recruiting, Paris Johnson news

Apr 22, 2019 871

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There is plenty on the docket as the Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, joins Dave Biddle for today's show.

* What is the Dean's reaction to quarterback Matthew Baldwin transferring from OSU?

* What is Kurelic hearing about any possible QB transfers that could add depth for the Buckeyes? Or is it all quiet on that front? Could Gunnar Hoak from Kentucky be an option?

* What is the latest with 2020 recruits Bijan Robinson and safety Lathan Ransom, who are teammates in high school in Arizona?

* Who does the Dean believe will be the first running back to commit to Ohio State in the 2020 class?

* What is the latest with Paris Johnson, fresh off his official visit to Georgia? How concerned should Buckeye fans be?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.



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Reaction to Matthew Baldwin's transfer: 'I'm shocked'

Apr 19, 2019 835

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Matthew Baldwin has entered the transfer portal, and the news actually broke while we were recording the show last night.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual visit to give his take on Baldwin's likely impending departure (he could return, but it seems unlikely), and let's just say JBook was taken off guard like everyone else.

Also on the docket:

* What are JBook's impressions of Justin Fields?

* What are the biggest strengths and the biggest concerns for Ohio State with spring football in the rear view mirror?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

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It's a relationship business

Apr 18, 2019 753

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Coveted football prospects make college decisions for a number of reasons. One of the biggest: Relationships.

Who do they click with on the staff? Who inspires them? Who can provide the future they want?

Ohio State is blessed with a coaching staff able to forge such relationships. 

We hit on one of them today.

Which No. 1 prospect says his best relationship is with a certain Buckeyes coach?

All of that and much more is waiting for you as we welcome 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to the show.



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'I think people need to chill out'

Apr 17, 2019 1431

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Are you concerned about Ohio State sophomore quarterback Justin Fields?

Well, the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, says it is time for you to relax.

Bax joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk about Fields, plus:

* How big of a role will redshirt freshman H-back Jaelen Gill have this season?

* What are thoughts on OSU's offensive line leaving spring?

* Why didn't Dwayne Haskins start at QB for the Buckeyes in 2017?

All of that and more is coming at you on an extended edition of the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Were any stars born?

Apr 16, 2019 953

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Now that you've had a few days to gather those thoughts ... let's wrap our spring game chatter with a visit from Duane Long.

Yes, we will throw out the disclaimer on spring game importance - no real, impactful decisions can be made based on the pseudo game. 

But we did get a chance to see some traits, some flashes, some questionable displays.

So sit back, relax and spend 5ish with us today.




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The Joshua Perry Show: 'You hear he's the guy'

Apr 15, 2019 1238

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Joshua Perry is back with the latest edition of his podcast, and he has excellent information to pass along as usual.

Some fans might be concerned about Justin Fields -- and wonder if Fields is definitely going to be Ohio State's starting quarterback this year -- but Joshua is not worried. In fact, from what he is hearing, Fields is "the guy" at QB for the Buckeyes.

Also on the docket:

* What stands out about Matthew Baldwin?

* What are thoughts on young offensive players Garrett Wilson, Jaelen Gill and Master Teague?

* What did we learn about the linebackers this spring?

All of that and more is coming at you on this edition of The Joshua Perry Show.



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Should fans be concerned about Justin Fields?

Apr 15, 2019 1095

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Ohio State held its spring game on Saturday, and sophomore quarterback Justin Fields was 4-of-13 passing for 131 yards with a touchdown (a 98-yarder to Ben Victor) and no interceptions.

A lot of Buckeye fans seem concerned about Fields because of his completion percentage, but we're talking about 13 attempts in a glorified scrimmage. And they weren't even playing real football. They were playing touch football. Plus, Fields did look very good as a runner, and had at least one -- and perhaps two -- of his passes dropped on the afternoon.

Are fans concerned for no reason? Or is there reason for consternation regarding Fields?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on redshirt freshman QB Matthew Baldwin.

* True freshman wide receiver Garrett Wilson, redshirt freshman H-back Jaelen Gill and redshirt freshman running back Master Teague had big afternoons. What can be expected of them this fall?

* What else stood out about the spring game?

* On the hoops front, Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes landed 7-foot center Ibrahima Diallo on Sunday. What do fans need to know about him? And is there any chance that guard/forward Ben Roderick will be a Buckeye?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.



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Which recruits could commit at Buckeyes' spring game?

Apr 12, 2019 986

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It is a recruiting-themed show with Ohio State's spring game set for Saturday (noon ET, BTN).

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for today's show to go in-depth on the top prospects from Ohio and more in the 2020 class that the Buckeyes are highly interested in.

What will happen with recruits such as Paris Johnson (who is verbally committed to OSU), Darrion Henry, Michael Drennen, Jaheim Thomas, DeaMonte Trayanum, Luke Lachey and others? Are they all attending the spring game tomorrow?

And what is the latest on high four-star offensive tackle Michael Carmody from Pennsylvania? Is he coming to the spring game instead of visiting Penn State as originally planned? What might this mean for OSU?

Who is on "commit watch" for the Buckeyes this weekend?

What other prospects will be at the spring game that listeners absolutely need to know about?

And yes, we talk about the spring game itself. What are we looking forward to seeing the most when the Scarlet and Gray face off against each other? It's got to be the quarterbacks, right?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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Paris in Spring? | Commitment watch weekend ahead

Apr 11, 2019 799

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This Saturday's Spring Game at Ohio Stadium (kickoff at noon EST) is a showcase for current Buckeyes. 

But it's also a recruiting extravaganza for possible future Buckeyes. Prospects will come from far and wide this weekend to see Ohio State's annual end of spring practice ritual. 
Who will be here?

Who is on commitment watch?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong joins to talk Paris Johnson, Kendall Milton, Evan Prater and all things Spring Game recruiting. 

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!!!

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Jack Sawyer rises in latest Top247 update

Apr 10, 2019 1132

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On Tuesday, 247Sports released its first Top247 for the Class of 2021, and Barton Simmons joined Trey Scott on the 247Sports Facebook page to unveil the top five players and break down some of the early storylines emerging from this class. Featuring supplemental analysis from Steve Wiltfong, Allen Trieu, Brian Dohn, Brandon Huffman, and more. If you'd like a deeper dive on this initial Top247, check out Greg Biggins and Charles Power breaking down the rankings on The 247Sports Recruiting Podcast, available now wherever you listen to podcasts.

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How much better will the defense be?

Apr 10, 2019 845

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Ohio State has been known for having excellent defenses over the last two-plus decades, but 2018 was certainly an exception to that rule.

The Buckeyes finished merely No. 72 in the country in total defense last season.

They will unquestionably be better this year, but by how much?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What changes do we like about the Buckeyes' new defensive scheme?

* What can fans expect as far as OSU's spring game format this Saturday?

* Did you know Michigan is not having a spring game this year? Do you remember the last year Ohio State did not have one?

* Will Ryan Day name a leader at the quarterback position following the spring game?

All of that and more is coming at you on the midweek extravaganza.



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The Joshua Perry Show: 'Garrett Wilson will step right in'

Apr 9, 2019 1625

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Joshua Perry is back with the latest edition of his podcast, and there is plenty on the docket.

Joshua joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Who are players on the rise for Ohio State this spring who perhaps aren't being talked about enough by fans and media?

* What does Joshua think about what the new defensive coaches are doing?

* How will things shake out at the linebacker position? Who will start? Will there be a rotation?

* What is Joshua seeing and hearing about young running backs Master Teague and Marcus Crowley?

* Is Justin Fields definitely going to be the Buckeyes' starting quarterback?

* If the AAF folded after just eight weeks, how is the Canadian Football League sustainable as a "minor league" of sorts to the NFL?

All of that and more is coming at you on a 26-minute edition of The Joshua Perry Show.



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'There are no realistic expectations'

Apr 9, 2019 686

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We are just days away from Ohio State's annual Spring Game. Kickoff is set for noon on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. 

What do we need to see?

Who do we need to see perform?

Important questions. So we brought in an important guy: Duane Long.

Duane reveals his top five guys he needs to see do something at the Spring Game. Five different positions. Five different sets of expectations.

Also: Can Garrett Wilson possibly live up to his lofty expectations? Early returns are good.

All of that plus a prediction on next season's Fighting Chris Holtmanns.

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Biggest questions as Buckeyes wrap up spring ball

Apr 8, 2019 1449

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Ohio State has its final practices of spring football this week, culminating with the spring game on Saturday.

On today's show, Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to take a close look at the biggest questions facing the Buckeyes this season.

Is Justin Fields definitely the guy at quarterback?

What is the confidence level in the offensive line?

Will the wide receivers be explosive enough?

Will the defense be a strength this year after being a weakness in 2018? Why or why not?

Who will be the starting linebackers? And will the Buckeyes do a lot of rotating with their LBs like they do on their defensive line?

All of that and more is coming at you on a lengthy edition of the Monday extravaganza.



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Concerns about Buckeyes' recruiting? Spring practice insights

Apr 5, 2019 664

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Thank God it's Friday and thank goodness Jonah Booker is here for his usual end-of-the-work-week visit.

JBook joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss the following:

* What are thoughts on Ohio State's 2020 class thus far? Should OSU fans be concerned that there are seven commits in the class, but zero on the defensive side of the ball? Or is that to be expected due to having four new defensive coaches, and due to the heavy focus on landing offensive linemen?

* What has stood out about the Buckeyes' spring practices on the defensive side of the ball? Who are players that are making a move?

* Same deal for the offense: Who has stepped up the most? What do we make of the quarterback situation with Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin?

* It is a big day of football coverage on Bucknuts as Ohio State's entire practice is open to the media this morning. Then afterward we will interview head coach Ryan Day and co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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Weekend at Ryan's

Apr 4, 2019 602

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What do you have planned for the weekend? 

Ohio State's Ryan Day is set to host quite a gathering. Will it be a party?

You'll have to stay tuned to Bucknuts all weekend to find out. 

In fact, we brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to provide a preview of the attendees. 

Names like Kendall Milton and Jordan Morant came up. The implications of this weekend will be felt for some time.

Wiltfong also shared first-hand impressions of future Buckeyes Jack Miller and Gee Scott after covering them at last weekend's Adidas 7-on-7 National Championship in Tampa, Fla.

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'He's going to be a star for Ohio State'

Apr 3, 2019 764

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Ohio State has had a lot of great centers in recent memory. Is third-year sophomore Josh Myers about ready to join that group?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, certainly believes so. Bax joins Dave Biddle to talk about Myers, plus:

* Thoughts on quarterbacks Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin.

* What exactly was Fields told when he transferred to OSU? Was he promised the starting job behind closed doors, or no?

* What stands out the most about what is happening on the defensive side of the ball for the Buckeyes?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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'We've got numbers issues'

Apr 2, 2019 660

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Is Ohio State working on a Cincinnati package deal?

Is Akron's finest a linebacker or running back?

Can youth be served on the Buckeyes' offensive line?

Can a veteran hold off a youngster at middle linebacker?

These are important questions. So we brought in an important guest: Duane Long.

He disperses wisdom on the aforementioned queries so you can't miss this.

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The Joshua Perry Show: Is 'free agency' in college football good or bad?

Apr 1, 2019 1359

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Joshua Perry is back with the latest edition of his podcast, The Joshua Perry Show, and there is plenty to discuss.

What does Joshua think about "free agency" basically arriving in college football?

What are the pros and cons of this new era of player freedom? Or does Joshua not really think there are any cons?

What does No. 37 think of the quarterback battle at Ohio State between Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin?

What insights can Joshua share about center Josh Myers, defensive end Tyreke Smith and linebacker Teradja Mitchell? They are three sophomores who are receiving a lot of positive buzz this spring for the Buckeyes.

All of that and more is coming at you on The Joshua Perry Show.



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No foolin' around: Let's talk about Justin Fields and the Buckeyes' QBs

Apr 1, 2019 1150

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Welcome to April and make sure you stay on your toes today so you do not become a fool.

You are off to a good start as today's show has a heavy focus on Justin Fields, Matthew Baldwin and Ohio State's quarterback situation in 2019.

Head coach Ryan Day has not yet said there is any separation between Fields and Baldwin. Is that just coach-speak? Or should the new boss be taken at face value?

Also, what is the latest on center Josh Myers and OSU's offensive line?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle for a deep dive on the QBs and more on a lengthy edition of the Monday extravaganza.



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Who is on 'offer watch' for Buckeyes?

Mar 29, 2019 531

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It is a big recruiting weekend for Ohio State with a few top prospects making visits to OSU on Saturday, such as offensive tackle Paris Johnson, defensive lineman Darrion Henry and linebacker Jaheim Thomas from Cincinnati Princeton. Is Thomas on "offer watch" this weekend?

The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Ohio's Nike's Open Regional camp will be held at Massillon Washington on Sunday and there will be many prospects there that the Buckeyes are interested in such as Cameron Martinez, the 2018 player of the year from the state of Michigan.

* Futhermore, what do the numbers look like in the 2020 class for Ohio State? How many recruits can Ryan Day and Co. take?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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'These players love being Buckeyes'

Mar 28, 2019 968

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Why do elite prospects choose Ohio State? 

What impact do the current players have on recruiting?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to explore that and discuss several Buckeyes targets specifically:

* Julian Fleming
* Rakim Jarrett
* Michael Carmody
* Henry Gray
* Lejond Cavazos
* J.J. McCarthy
* Drake Maye

We also opine about Wiltfong's favorite Buckeye: Fellow Indianapolis resident and NFL-bound wide receiver Terry McLaurin.

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Bucknuts Morning 5: OSU now just 1 over scholarship limit

Mar 27, 2019 803

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Ohio State is now just one over the 85 limit of scholarships, meaning one player will have to leave the program between now and when the incoming freshmen enroll in June.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Reaction to Blue Smith leaving the program. Where does that leave the WR depth?

* It is a big day of football coverage at the WHAC and we have the details.

* Can Demario McCall stay healthy enough to help the Buckeyes a lot this year?

That and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Duane Long's Nekkid Jaunt Top 10

Mar 26, 2019 882

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Ohio State is deep into Class of 2020 recruiting. The Buckeyes have their board and are working it hard.

Our Duane Long has his own wish list. He has a group of prospects whose commitments would be cause for celebration. Heck, every Ohio State commitment is worthy of celebration. But these guys are different. These are the most coveted. These inspire Duane to take a nekkid jaunt through the Columbus streets. OK ... not really. 

But you get the point.

Sit back and listen as Duane reveals who would lead Ohio State's Class of 2020 if he was calling the shots.

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The Joshua Perry Show: Players on the rise for Ohio State

Mar 25, 2019 1156

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Joshua Perry is back with the latest edition of his podcast, The Joshua Perry Show.

On tap for today:

* Joshua is around OSU's program quite a bit. Which players are each side of the ball are on the rise for the Buckeyes this spring?

* What does Joshua think about Blue Smith deciding to quit the team and pursue other opportunities?

* How often do players almost quit? Or even flat-out quit, and then think better of it and apologize and ask their way back on the team? Is that more common that we might think?

* No. 37 also takes questions from listeners, such as what kind of scheme would Joshua run if he was Ohio State's defensive coordinator this season?

All of that and more on The Joshua Perry Show!





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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 25, 2019

Mar 25, 2019 871

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Yes, Ohio State bowed out of the NCAA Tournament last night with a loss to Houston. But we are not going to talk about that on today's show, which is dedicated to Buckeye football.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss:

* Wide receiver Blue Smith leaving the program.

* What does the depth look like at WR for the Buckeyes this year? What is a possible concern when analyzing this unit?

* What is the latest on offensive line recruiting for Ohio State?

* How is high four-star cornerback Henry Gray's visit to OSU going?

All of that and more on the Monday 5ish.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019 594

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Who is the "leader of the young group"? Could Jonah Booker be referring to rising sophomore middle linebacker Teradja Mitchell?

Whoops, I think we just gave it away.

JBook joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss Mitchell, plus:

* What will happen with Dwayne Haskins in the NFL Draft? How high will he go? Will a team trade up to get him?

* What are expectations tonight for the Buckeyes in the NCAA Tournament against Iowa State?

That and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 21, 2019

Mar 21, 2019 875

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It's that time again. Big stakes and future success hang in the balance.

You guessed it: A huge recruiting weekend for the Buckeyes! 

Sure, the NCAA Me's Basketball Tournament features the Fighting Chris Holtmanns against Iowa State at 9:50 this evening on TBS. 

But Ryan Day and Co. are set to host a litany of elite targets over the next few days and we are all over it.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to offer wisdom on the following expected visitors:

*Lejond Cavazos 
*Henry Gray 
*Emeka Egbuka 
*Julian Fleming 
*Reece Atteberry 
*Cameron Martinez 
*J.J. McCarthy  
*Jack Brandon 
*Jeffery Beverly 

And we also get Steve pick to win the NCAA Tournament and let's just say it's chalky.

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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 20, 2019

Mar 20, 2019 1024

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The early lines for college football games in 2019 are being released in Vegas (and other sportsbooks), and one in particular definitely grabbed our attention.

Michigan is listed as a 6.5-point favorite over Ohio State in "The Game" in Ann Arbor.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on the Buckeyes' pro day later today.

* Thoughts on Tate Martell being eligible immediately at Miami.

* How far will OSU go in the NCAA Tournament? Will the Buckeyes even win a game?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 19, 2019

Mar 19, 2019 1278

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Ohio State is about to undergo madness but not on the hardwood. It will be much closer to home.

The Buckeyes are set to host a cavalcade of football recruiting prospects over the next week. It's one of the biggest early stretches for new coach Ryan Day. Let's face it: Many are going to judge Day by his first full recruiting class in 2020. Can Day match the rock star he replaced?

Duane Long is here to chat about the coveted targets set to visit. Between today and March 30, the following coveted prospects are expected to be on campus: 

Today: RB DeaMonte Trayanum; March 22: DB Lejond Cavazos, DB Henry Gray, LB Kourt Williams, WR Emeka Egbuka (2021); March 23: WR Julian Fleming, OL Reece Atteberry, ATH Cameron Martinez, QB J.J. McCarthy (2021), DE Travion Ford (2021), DE Tanner Cromer, DB MiQuan Grace, QB Jack Brandon (2021); March 27: OL Zak Zinter; March 29: WR Gee Scott (commitment), OL Tosh Baker, OL Ben Christman (2021); March 30: OL Paris Johnson.

And there will be more names. Trust us.

Also: Parris Campbell ... first round for real?

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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019 709

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Ohio State made the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as a No. 11 seed and will take on No. 6-seeded Iowa State in Tulsa late Friday night.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Will this be the worst roster Chris Holtmann ever has at OSU most likely? What does that say about the job he did this season?

* The Buckeyes' football team gets back to practice this week after taking last week off for spring break. What has stood out to us thus far? What will we be looking for this week?

All of that and more coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019 948

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When Ryan Day arrived at Ohio State in January of 2017 as the Buckeyes' co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, he was overshadowed by the hiring of offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Kevin Wilson. Almost everyone -- certainly including us here at Bucknuts -- thought Wilson was the one who was going to bring the offense to new heights in Columbus. After all, it was Wilson who was relatively successful as the head coach at Indiana (and always fielded good/great offenses at IU) and it was Wilson who had a history of being a standout offensive coordinator at the college level at Oklahoma and Northwestern.

Yet, in the span of one year, it was Day who was turning down an opportunity to be an offensive coordinator in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans. It was Day who was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2018. And it was Day who became just the second assistant coach ever at Ohio State to make a salary in the seven-digits (joining Greg Schiano).

Then when Urban Meyer was suspended, it was Day who took over the program during preseason camp and for the first three games of the 2018 season. Then when Meyer retired after the 2018 season, Ohio State was so impressed with Day that they didn't even do a search for a new head coach. The Buckeyes promoted Day to head coach, and the early returns on the recruiting front and just how he handles his business in general have been positive.

On today's show, Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss the quick rise of Ryan Day, plus:

* How Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin look so far at quarterback.

* Thoughts on OSU's 2019 wide receivers.

* Ohio State's basketball team defeating Indiana on Thursday and advancing to face Michigan State today in the Big Ten Tournament.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 14, 2019

Mar 14, 2019 582

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Ohio State spends every recruiting cycle battling the nation’s best programs for the nation’s best prospects. This cycle is no different when it comes to the quality of targets.

But Ohio State has a new man at the helm in Ryan Day. So every big-time recruiting tussle takes on a more interesting tone.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to spread wisdom all over when it comes to:

* Bijan Robinson

* Mekhail Sherman 

* Rakim Jarrett

* Jalen Kimber 

And more!

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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019 1119

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Ohio State has seven commitments in its 2020 recruiting class, which is ranked as the No. 5 class in the country thus far by the 247Sports Composite.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What has stood out about spring practice for the Buckeyes so far?

* Who are two inexperienced defensive backs who appear to be coming on strong for OSU?

All of that and much more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 12, 2019

Mar 12, 2019 495

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Ohio State has seven Class of 2020 commitments thus far. All seven are offensive players.

That seventh commitment came yesterday from Norwalk (Ohio) tackle Trey Leroux. He's the fourth offensive linemen added to the mix. You can see a trend developing here, huh?

What does Duane Long think of adding Leroux? What does it mean for the rest of Ohio State's offensive line targets?

Also: 

What do we think of the quarterback 'competition' between Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin?

Greg Mattison is the true boss of the defense. Is that a good thing?

All that and more so spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!



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The Joshua Perry Show: March 11, 2019

Mar 11, 2019 1376

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The Joshua Perry Show, starring former Ohio State linebacker, captain, national champion and NFL player, Joshua Perry, is back and there is plenty to discuss.

* One of the big differences Joshua has noticed with the program as the Buckeyes transition from the Urban Meyer era to the Ryan Day era is a sense of calm at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. You will want to hear Joshua's detailed thoughts on the matter.

* What else is standing out about OSU's spring ball thus far?

* Does Joshua think it is a legit battle for the starting quarterback job between Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin?

* What are the current players saying about the new coaches? How is everyone meshing?

* Ohio State is on spring break this week. Joshua explains just how worried the coaches are when the players are on spring break.

All of that and more on the latest edition of The Joshua Perry Show.







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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 11, 2019

Mar 11, 2019 983

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Ohio State's football team is off this week due to spring break. However, two practices of spring ball are in the books, and we take a look at what has stood out for the Buckeyes at this very early stage and what has perhaps surprised us.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for today's show for that, plus:

* Matthew Baldwin has looked good during the portions of practice that have been open to the media. But is there are true quarterback battle at Ohio State for the starting job, or do we pretty much think it's Justin Fields' job for sure?

* A close look at OSU head coach Ryan Day's recruiting strategy thus far. It reminds us a lot of two legendary coaches who recently led the Buckeyes' program.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 8, 2019

Mar 8, 2019 994

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Branden Bowen has not played in a real football game since October of 2017 against Maryland when he was Ohio State's starting right guard. Bowen suffered a broken leg that day which required multiple surgeries.

Now a fifth-year senior, Bowen is running with the first-team offense at right tackle for OSU this spring.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to talk about Bowen, and JBook also covers:

* What has stood out about Ohio State's spring ball thus far?

* Impressions of Justin Fields and Matthew Baldwin.

* The Buckeyes' practice this morning is open to the media. What will we be keeping a close eye on?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 7, 2019

Mar 7, 2019 826

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Ohio State’s staff is full-speed ahead when it comes to the Class of 2020. Ryan Day and Co. are tasked with showing they can recruit at ‘Meyer level’ without you-know-who around for the cycle.

So we thought it was time to take it from the top. Where does Ohio State stand with its top uncommitted targets? We brought it 247Sports Director of Recruiting to answer just that on the following top prospects: 

* Bryan Breese

* Julian Fleming

* Sa’vell Smalls

* Arik Gilbert

* Kelee Ringo

* Mekhail Sherman

* Kendall Milton

* Rakim Jarrett

* Darnell Washington

* Justin Rogers

* Johnny Wilson

* Bijan Robinson

* Antoine Sampah

* Fred Davis II

* Jordan Johnson

* Clark Phillips III

* Darrion Henry 

Sit back and soak up the knowledge as you spend 5ish with us today, ‘Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 6, 2019

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Spring practice begins this morning for Ohio State, and the first hour is open to the media.

What will we be looking for the most during the first spring ball of the Ryan Day era? What are the biggest storylines for the Buckeyes?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to talk about all of that and much more on a jam-packed edition of the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 5, 2019

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Who made money?

Who still needs to sell themselves a bit?

Duane Long is here to break down all things Buckeyes from the NFL Scouting Combine.

Did Nick Bosa pass the doctors' test?

Dwayne Haskins is not fast. 

Kendall Sheffield saw a Brinks truck drive away.

The truck may be headed for Mike Weber’s house.

But the truck can’t catch Parris Campbell.

We put a bow on Ohio State’s trip to the annual talent show and ponder which Buckeyes will be Indy bound a year from now.

Spend 5ish with us today, Bucknutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 4, 2019

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Ohio State begins spring football practice this week and Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk all about it.

Also, Helwagen was in Indianapolis for the NFL combine the last several days. What stood out the most? Which OSU players helped themselves the most? Who had a bad week?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: March 1, 2019

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What will Ohio State's starting offensive line look like in 2019?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* JBook gives his thoughts on how the former Buckeye players are measuring in at the NFL Combine.

* Will Dwayne Haskins be taken higher than Kyler Murray, or no? How high will they go in the draft?

* In what round will some of the other former OSU players be selected?

* Ohio State's men's basketball team is an underdog at Purdue tomorrow. Can the Buckeyes upset the Boilermakers for the second straight year in West Lafayette?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 28, 2019

Feb 28, 2019 711

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This podcast at times tries to help you get to know prospects Ohio State has on its 'Most Wanted List.'

These two names are written in ink: Turner Corchran and Nathan Ransom.

Both Class of 2020 standout sit high on the Buckeyes recruiting board for the class. 

Both are interested in the Buckeyes. Both will be a challenge to add to the class.

Where does Ohio State stand as of now?

247Sports Director Steve Wiltfong is here with knowledge and he's willing to share. 

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 27, 2019

Feb 27, 2019 940

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It is an action-packed show as The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Ohio State's men's basketball game with a crucial 90-70 victory over Iowa Tuesday night in Columbus, which will be remembered as the coming-out-party for Justin Ahrens. The freshman sharp-shooter exploded for 29 points for the Buckeyes. He had scored just 38 all season entering play.

* By every metric available, the Buckeyes (18-10, 8-9 Big Ten) are projected to make the NCAA Tournament.

* On the football front, what will Jonah Jackson's role be? Will the Rutgers transfer definitely start at guard, or might he compete with Josh Myers for the starting center spot? He will be a starter at one position or the other, but which will it be?

* Even after landing Jackson, Ohio State might not be done on the offensive lineman grad transfer market. Parker Braun from Georgia Tech is interested in OSU, and his father told our Bill Kurelic that Braun will visit Ohio State in March. And if he picks Ohio State, the plan might be to redshirt in 2019 and then play as a fifth-year senior in 2020. What a unique situation, and we talk all about it.

* Ohio State redshirt freshman offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere has already gained 16 pounds since enrolling (272 to 288). Can he add another 16 pounds or so before the season starts without losing his agility?

* The Buckeyes are now two over the scholarship limit. Who could be on "transfer watch" for OSU this spring?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 26, 2019

Feb 26, 2019 904

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The haters were certain Ohio State's ability to attract talent would wane with Urban Meyer's exit.

But you know haters. They're not reliable. Too emotional.

What is reliable? Ohio State's ability to attract talent. Still.

Despite similar overtures from Oklahoma and Texas, coveted Rutgers transfer offensive lineman Jonah Jackson chose Ohio State yesterday.

It's a huge addition to an offensive line in need of quality depth. Jackson is expected to be a plug-and-play starter. 

What will the front five look like come August 31 when Florida Atlantic comes to town? Who better to opine than our very own Duane Long, who knows a thing or two about the big dudes.

We go into depth on Jackson's transfer to Ohio State, preview the NFL Combine starting tomorrow at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and more!

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 25, 2019

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The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up (OK, well maybe not that) and spring ball is just around the corner for Ohio State.

In fact, the Buckeyes kick off spring ball exactly one week from today, which is March 4 on your calendars. 

What are the biggest items of interest for the Buckeyes and head coach Ryan Day this spring?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that and more on the Monday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts DraftCast: Dane Brugler on NFL Combine bound Buckeyes

Feb 24, 2019 1910

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We have a real treat for you today on the Bucknuts DraftCast.
NFL Draft guru extraordinaire Dane Brugler joins us to preview NFL Scouting Combine, which kicks off Tuesday in Indianapolis. We have a detailed breakdown of all 10 Buckeyes invited to the league’s biggest offseason talent show. 
Dane offers expert insight on: 
*Nick Bosa*Parris Campbell*Johnnie Dixon*Dwayne Haskins*Dre’Mont Jones*Mike Jordan*Terry McLaurin*Isaiah Prince*Kendall Sheffield*Mike Weber
What are the strengths? Weaknesses? NFL scouting vibes heading in? 
Sit back and enjoy, ‘Nutters!

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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019 842

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Running back Darvon Hubbard decommitted from Ohio State on Thursday -- largely because the Buckeyes had cooled on him.

Ohio State still wants to sign two running backs in its 2020 recruiting class. Who might those RBs be?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit, and JBook has plenty of suggestions and insights.

Also, spring practice begins for OSU a week from Monday. Yes, March 4 is when spring ball kicks off. What will JBook be looking for the most on each side of the ball?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019 834

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The idea Ohio State recruiting fell off last season is a bit of myth. The Buckeyes finished the 2019 cycle with the nation's No. 14 class. But there's a hook.

Recruiting classes gain favor for quantity. Ohio State only took 17 prospects in the class - the fewest among the top 27-ranked programs. But the the Buckeyes' average ranking per recruit was good for No. 3 nationally behind Alabama and Georgia. Still, there was angst about 'No. 14.'

That angst is basically gone with the ushering in of the Class of 2020 cycle. This from 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong on the effort:

'In 2020, the Buckeyes should be back where everyone is used to seeing them in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, competing for the nation’s No. 1 class. OSU is currently No. 5, led by two of the country’s best offensive linemen in top-ranked offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. and top-ranked center Luke Wypler. Quarterback commit Jack Miller was one of the more coveted signal-callers in this class and he has two talented wide outs to go to work with in Top247 recruit Gee Scott Jr. and one of the Lone Star State’s best in Jaxon Smith-Njigba who had 1,819 yards receiving and 20 touchdowns including 267 and three in a state playoff game against national powerhouse Allen.'

So who better to join us today for extended recruiting chatter? Yep, Steve is here with wisdom.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 20, 2019

Feb 20, 2019 725

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Ohio State has three proven quality playcallers on the offensive side of the ball. They include head coach Ryan Day, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, and first-year passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich.

Who will be the primary playcaller out of that group? Yes, it will be a collaborative effort, but who will be making most of the calls?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that and much more on the Wednesday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 19, 2019

Feb 19, 2019 844

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The Crystal Balls are rolling towards Columbus and the prospects are impressive.

Elite wide receivers, sun-shielding offensive linemen, dual-threat defensive backs ... and more.

Who are they?

How good are they?

What would their commitments mean to Ohio State's program?

Why are the Buckeyes getting Crystal Ball love?

Duane Long is here to spread wisdom and discuss Crystal Ball turns for:

* Marcus Rosemy

* Reece Atteberry

* Julian Fleming

* Darrion Henry

* Lathan Ransom

And we discuss even more, including the No. 1 player in the Class of 2020. 

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 18, 2019

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Ohio State is knee deep in the graduate transfer market for offensive linemen.

Jonah Jackson took his official visit to Oklahoma over the weekend, and word is the Sooners might lead for his services.

The Buckeyes are also in on R.J. Proctor and Parker Braun, but Jackson is the one they really want.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' 2019 offensive line?

* What should fans expect from Ohio State's 2019 defense? Could it be really good? Bank sure thinks so.

All of that and more on the President's Day extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019 703

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Who are second-year players that could rise up for Ohio State's football team this fall?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Ohio State is going hard after grad transfer offensive linemen. And we like it.

* What are expectations for true freshman RB Marcus Crowley?

* It was a really bad loss for Ohio State's basketball team last night at home against Illinois. (We don't spend much time talking about that, though.)

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019 634

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Much has been made of Ryan Day and Co. possibly shifting their recruiting philosophy. 

Know this: Elite players still top the charts.

Ohio State is locked in serious recruiting battles for some of the nation's best and we start with a check in on several outside the Buckeye State.

The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - THE Bill Kurelic - is here to spread wisdom.

We talk about Brian Breese, Fred Davis and the St. John's trio before a look at which in-state targets are making news.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019 678

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A honeymoon period? Not at Ohio State.

All right, perhaps right now is the honeymoon period for new head coach Ryan Day. The time of the year when the Buckeyes won't be playing real games.

But when the 2019 season arrives, expectations will be extremely high. Especially for a team that is already being picked as a top-5 squad by nearly everyone in the country.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Will defense actually be a strength for OSU this fall?

* How concerned are we about the offensive line? Or are we not that concerned?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.




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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019 973

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Admit it ... you were a little but apprehensive. Even the staunchest Ryan Day supporters couldn't have known for sure what they were getting.

And Day needed to hit the ground running. Taking over for a legend in a 365-day gig doesn't allow a lot of time for celebrating the now added cashflow, etc.

But so far, so good. Like ... real good.

Should be surprised?

Duane Long is here to talk Ryan Day, quarterback recruiting, offensive linemen we need and a whole lot more.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!




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The Joshua Perry Show: Episode 2

Feb 11, 2019 1577

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Joshua Perry is back with the second episode of his podcast, and this time he gets knee deep into discussion about what really goes on at Ohio State's offseason conditioning program. That plus much more on the JP Show!

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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019 1077

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NCAA, you don't have to put on a red light.

And they didn't. They greenlighted Justin Fields' appeal to be eligible immediately at Ohio State in 2019.

What should fans expect from the quarterback as a sophomore this fall?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What is our take on him being granted immediate eligibility? A lot of people outside of OSU’s program seem have a problem with it. If this happened at Penn State, would we be bashing it? Or is this simply the new normal?

* Which of Ryan Day’s new staff members that we got to meet last Wednesday impressed Helwagen the most?

* On the hardwood, Ohio State topped Indiana 55-52 in Bloomington on Sunday. It was a huge win for the Buckeyes, and they now sit at 6-6 in the Big Ten, and 16-7 overall. Where do they now sit as far as their NCAA Tournament chances? We close the show with that discussion.

All of that and more is coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 8, 2019

Feb 8, 2019 868

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Buckeye Nation is still awaiting word whether quarterback Justin Fields will be eligible immediately in 2019.

If he is, Jonah Booker believes Ohio State will be on the short list of national championship candidates.

JBook joins Dave Biddle for his usual visit to discuss Fields, plus:

* Thoughts on Ryan Day's coaching staff at OSU, specifically Jeff Hafley and Mike Yurcich.

* What should Buckeye fans expect from 5-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson as a true freshman?

* What about 5-star true frosh DE Zach Harrison?

* Ohio State's men's basketball team escaping with a 74-70 win at the Schott against Penn State last night, to move to 15-7 (5-6 Big Ten) on the season. This means the Buckeyes are still projected to make the NCAA Tournament, believe it or not.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 7, 2019

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It's the day after National Signing Day. 

Who better to join us than 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to put things in perspective?

Nobody. So Steve is here.

What did he think of Ohio State's Class of 2019 haul? Is it really the third-best class in the Big Ten?

We break it all down and Steve gives you the real deal.

Also:

* How did Day and Co. hook a Hawaiian so late in the process?

* Dawand Jones: Boom or bust?

* Look ahead: Where to focus for 2020?

* Is Jack Sawyer actually a superhero?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!



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Bucknuts Morning 5: February 5, 2019

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It's the offseason for Ryan Day and Co. and there is no rest for the weary. This time is about talent acquisition.

Getting a commitment from the best high school football player in the state of Ohio ... is that something that would interest you? The Buckeyes may have gotten that in Jack Sawyer - and he's only a high school sophomore.

Too young, you say? Talk about the now?

OK, how about a redshirt junior transfer from a Big Ten foe ready to step in start right away in Columbus? If that doesn't strike your fancy, how about an offensive line import from Atlanta?

And if it all 'works out' ... what will Ohio State's starting offensive line look like in '19?

Given the above subject matter, you know we had to bring in Duane Long to offer wisdom.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

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Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 28, 2019

Jan 28, 2019 13:38

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Ohio State has offered graduate transfer offensive lineman Jonah Jackson from Rutgers, who was an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer in 2018. He also started half of the 2017 season for the Scarlet Knights at center.

Jackson isn't transferring to merely be on a two-deep somewhere; he is obviously switching schools so he can start, and start for a program that has a chance to win big.

What are the Buckeyes' chances of landing Jackson, and what would it mean if they did?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* The official visit from offensive lineman Enokk Vimahi to Ohio State went well over the weekend. What else do you need to know about the four-star guard?

* What is the latest on Doug Nester and Dawand Jones? (If it seems like we talk about those guys on every show, it's because we do.)

* Is there any concern that Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields won't be eligible immediately in 2019? Or are there no worries in that department?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019 11:44

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As the recruitment of Ohio State verbal commitment Doug Nester drags on, Jonah Booker wonders if the four-star offensive guard is looking for a reason not to be a Buckeye.

JBook joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* Who is ultimately in charge of Ohio State's defense? Greg Mattison or Jeff Hafley? They both hold the title of co-defensive coordinator (with Hafley also having the title of defensive backs coach). Yes, they will collaborate, but if one of them had to be the shot-caller, who would it be?

* What do we think of the Buckeyes' 5-man stable of scholarship running backs in 2019?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 24, 2019

Jan 24, 2019 21:50

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On Tuesday, 247Sports released updated 5-star rankings for the Class of 2019. Three future Buckeyes were in contention for the elite status.

Two made the cut ... and both dropped while doing so.

What gives?

Well, we asked. Here. On this show. 

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong makes his usual Thursday appearance to address the rankings of Zach Harrison, Garrett Wilson and Harry Miller. 

Why did they drop?

Why didn't Miller make the grade?

Why doesn't every 247Sports recruiting expert have to reveal their personal 5-star rankings (they do ... stay tuned)?

What's the latest on Ohio State's final push on Doug Nester, Dawand Jones and Enoki Vimahi?

You'll just have to tune in and find out.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 23, 2019

Jan 23, 2019 14:35

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It is obviously nothing new that an Ohio State head coach would focus hard on landing the top talent from the state of Ohio.

However, Ryan Day is making even more of a concerted effort in terms of recruiting Ohio than many might have anticipated. And this reminds us of the approach used by Jim Tressel when he was the Buckeyes' boss from 2001-10.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Offensive line recruiting for OSU, including new 2020 commit Jakob James from Cincinnati Elder.

* What are thoughts on Day's first coaching staff at Ohio State?

* Tonight brings a big game for OSU basketball at the Schott against Purdue, but the Buckeyes will be without sophomore forward Kyle Young for at least a month.

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 22, 2019

Jan 22, 2019 10:53

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What can warm a Buckeye's heart on a freezing holiday weekend?

Yep, a commitment from one of Ohio's best offensive lineman that's what. And you know it heated up Duane Long.

Duane is here to talk Jakob James and Ohio State's clear focus on bolstering the offensive line in the Class of 2020. So far, the Buckeyes have seven commitments ... all on offense.

We also break down the latest in the recruitment of Dewand Jones, the enormous Class of 2019 offensive lineman. Don't close the book on that class just yet.

Also: One currently unheralded Buckeye on offense and one on defense that Duane thinks needs to play a big role next season for Ohio State to thrive.

We also have a 247Sports announcement on the impending release of the official Class of 2019 5-stars. Hint: It's coming real soon.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters. 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 21, 2019

Jan 21, 2019 16:58

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It was not as big of a recruiting weekend as initially anticipated for Ohio State due to the weather, but it was still rather large. Both literally and figuratively.

Offensive line prospects Doug Nester and Dawand Jones were at OSU for official visits over the weekend. How did they go? Will both of them sign with Ohio State exactly two weeks and two days from now when the now "late" signing period commences (Feb. 6)?

As for the team itself, will new linebackers coach Al Washington make any personnel changes as far as the Buckeyes' starting LBs? Or will the three returning starters once again be starters this fall?

What's the latest on Keandre Jones? He's in the transfer portal, but might he end up returning to OSU for his senior year?

Is quarterback depth a concern for Ohio State this year? Or is too much made of that?

And what is up with the Buckeyes' basketball team, who have lost four straight games?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on the MLK Day edition of the show to discuss all of that and more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019 13:04

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Ohio State is losing five players early to the NFL Draft. (Six including Nick Bosa.)

But for OSU standards, that's not too bad. Especially when guys who many expected would turn pro -- such as wide receiver K.J. Hill and safety Jordan Fuller -- decided to return.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for JBook's usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' offensive line heading into the 2019 season?

* What about the corps of running backs?

* On the recruiting front, will Ryan Day and his staff seal the deal with Doug Nester, and land Dawand Jones?

All of that and more on the end-of-week extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019 11:19

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The frigid conditions in Columbus have not slowed the Ryan Day Train. It's full speed ahead.

That's why we had to bring in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to spread wisdom on the following topics:

* Will Indy prospect Dawand Jones be in Columbus this weekend? Why is USC the chief competitor for his commitment?

* Penn State is making a run at Doug Nester. Can the Nits flip the West Virginia native? Why is he still looking around?

* Expert insight on Tate Martell's transfer. Why he did it, why he chose Miami and what the expectations for the lightning rod personality going forward?

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 16, 2019

Jan 16, 2019 12:27

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There has been a lot of talk lately about the comings and goings in regard to Ohio State's football teams. Including both coaches and players.

Now that the dust has settled to a large degree, what are expectations for the 2019 Buckeyes? Just how good will they be? What do we feel really good about when we analyze this roster? What are possible concerns?

What grade would we give Ryan Day on the assistant coaching staff he put together?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for his usual Wednesday visit to discuss that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019 14:32

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There are comings and there are goings. It's the college football offseason and upheaval is the norm.

Tathan Martell?

Out.

Greg Studrawa?

In.

Kendall Sheffield?

Out.

Justin Fields?

In ... we think.

Damon Arnette?

In.

You get the picture. How do we feel about the aforementioned maneuvers? We brought in Duane Long for his usual Tuesday appearance to offer some perspective on the "new-look" Buckeyes going forward.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019 09:16

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There is a lot to talk about on the offensive line recruiting front, so who better to speak with than the Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic?

The Dean joins Dave Biddle for today's show to give the inside scoop on:

* Doug Nester.

* Dawand Jones.

* Paris Johnson.

* Greg Studrawa.

All of that and more coming at you on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019 13:02

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Tate Martell was adamant that he would stay at Ohio State and compete for the starting quarterback job, even if Justin Fields ended up transferring to OSU.

Well, Fields did end up transferring to OSU, and now it's Martell who could be on the way out.

It came to light on Thursday that Martell is in the NCAA's transfer portal. Does this mean Ohio State head coach Ryan Day had a heart-to-heart with Martell (read: told Martell that Fields was going to be the starter), which led to Martell changing his mind?

Also, what can be expected of Fields in 2019 if he in fact the Buckeyes' starting QB?

On the coaching front, is it a surprise that Marcus Freeman turned down Day's offer to be Ohio State's linebackers coach?

Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit for all of that and more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019 16:38

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National coming out parties for future Buckeyes.

Raiding your rival like it's personal (uhhh ... it is).

Taking over and putting your stamp on a national brand before you turn 40.

All is taking place in Columbus these days and it's been hard to keep up. But it's been fun.

To put it all in perspective, what better time for 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to make his weekly appearance on the 5ish?

Enjoy, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 9, 2019

Jan 9, 2019 15:54

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The good news keeps rolling in for Ohio State.

On the same day that the Buckeyes poached linebackers coach Al Washington away from rival Michigan, wide receiver K.J. Hill announced he is returning for his fifth-year senior season in 2019.

Ryan Day now has one spot still to fill on his coaching staff. What type of coach is he looking for? Could it be someone who can handle a variety of roles?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss all of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 8, 2019

Jan 8, 2019 26:40

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If you thought new Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day believe in the status quo, you were mistaken. 

Just days into his official tenure, Day has shaken up the Buckeyes staff in a major way. 

Greg Schiano, Bill Davis and Alex Grinch are gone.

Greg Mattison, Mike Yurcich and Jeff Hafley are in.

And we expect more exits and new arrivals soon.

Oh, and Ohio State added arguably the most talented QB of the last decade.

Oh, and Ohio State finished No. 3 in the final AP poll released this a.m.

So, yeah, this show is not 5ish at all.

Sit back and enjoy the dulcet tones of Duane Long ...

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 7, 2019

Jan 7, 2019 20:39

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It is a jam-packed edition of the Monday 5ish as Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* How will Ohio State head coach Ryan Day fill out his assistant coaching staff? Who is staying? Who is going? Who is jumping aboard?

* What is the latest on the recruiting front for the Buckeyes? Is Doug Nester in or out? Who else might OSU add to its 2019 recruiting class next month?

* What impact will Justin Fields have at Ohio State in 2019? What will happen with Tate Martell?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 4, 2019

Jan 4, 2019 20:37

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We have reached the silly season of college football where rumors are rampant.

The good news for Ohio State is a lot of the rumors tied to the Buckeyes are good ones -- and have a lot of validity from what we've been told.

On this extended version of the show, Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss:

* What will happen with Ohio State's assistant coaches?

* What will happen with Justin Fields and Tate Martell?

All of that and much more on this 20-plus-minute version of the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 3, 2019

Jan 3, 2019 10:13

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247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is always here on Thursdays ... even if he is on assignment.

Today is no different and Wiltfong checks in from San Antonio, Tex., site of the All-American Bowl. It just so happens some vital future Buckeyes are there displaying their wares and Wiltfong joins to let us know just how they are faring.

Complete breakdowns of:

* Harry Miller

* Zach Harrison

* Doug Nester

* Garrett Wilson

* Steele Chambers

Also: Has there been any chatter about Justin Fields-to-Ohio State at the gathering? Yep, there has been and we have it for you.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 2, 2019

Jan 2, 2019 12:52

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LOS ANGELES -- On this edition of the Bucknuts Morning 5, Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to recap Ohio State's win over Washington in the Rose Bowl, and look ahead to the 2019 season with Ryan Day taking the helm as head coach.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 31, 2018

Dec 31, 2018 15:27

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What is the latest on the Ohio State Buckeyes with their matchup against Washington just one day away?

For this special New Year's Eve edition of the Morning 5, Heath Schneider (aka Heater) and Patrick Murphy join Dave Biddle to discuss all things Rose Bowl, plus Tate Martell, Justin Fields and much more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018 12:38

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What is the latest on Ohio State as the Buckeyes prepare for the Rose Bowl against Washington.

In this special edition (read: late because we're on west coast time) Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss:

* The injury to OSU left tackle Thayer Munford.

* The future status of both Greg Schiano and Greg Studrawa on the Buckeyes' coaching staff.

* What is the latest we're hearing on the Justin Fields front?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 27, 2018

Dec 27, 2018 12:24

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The holiday glow is still shining here on the BM5!

Ohio State is in Cali getting ready for a Rose Bowl date with Washington.

Does that mean recruiting has come to a halt? Of course not. At Ohio State, recruiting NEVER comes to a halt. So we are once again fortunate that 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong joined us.

* The Buckeyes got a Christmas gift from the Pacific Northwest. What will the present be like in Columbus?

* Indianapolis native Wiltfong on the recruitment of Indianapolis native Dawand Jones.

* Could 2020 receivers haul be one for the ages?

* Ohio State vs. Washington: Who wins the Rose Bowl?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 26, 2018

Dec 26, 2018 10:19

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It was a Merry Christmas for Ohio State as the Buckeyes landed 2020 four-star wide receiver Gee Scott from the state of Washington on Tuesday.

What does this say about the recruiting of Ryan Day and Brian Hartline?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What will happen with OSU's defensive coaching staff following the Rose Bowl? Will Greg Schiano return as defensive coordinator? Or will Day perhaps promote Alex Grinch to defensive coordinator, and bring in someone like Marcus Freeman as co-DC?

* What are thoughts on the matchup with Washington in the Rose Bowl, which is just six days away?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 24, 2018

Dec 24, 2018 12:44

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Will Justin Fields transfer to Ohio State following the bowl season?

According to Bill "Bank" Greene, the chances of Fields playing for the Buckeyes in 2019 is excellent.

Bank joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss all things Fields, plus:

* Has Ryan Day smoothed things over with 5-star 2020 recruit Paris Johnson?

* How many recruits will the Buckeyes add in their 2019 class in February? Will Doug Nester sign with OSU?

* Will Ohio State junior center Michael Jordan stay for his senior season, or turn pro?

* What are insights on OSU's matchup with Washington in the Rose Bowl?

All of that and more on this Christmas Eve edition of the BM5.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018 15:01

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What is the latest on the Justin Fields-to-Ohio State rumors?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for an action-packed edition of the show to discuss that, plus:

* What type of quarterback would the Buckeyes be getting in Fields if he does transfer to OSU?

* What are people nationwide saying about Ryan Day and his ability to coach up QBs?

* Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class is high on quality and low on quantity. The Buckeyes are ranked No. 12 in the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings. What is JBook's take on this class thus far?

* The Buckeyes are still favored by 7 points over Washington in the Rose Bowl. It seems like not many people are talking about that game itself. So, we do a least a little bit of that on today's show.

* Ohio State's men's basketball team takes on UCLA in Chicago on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Chris Holtmann's squad is ranked No. 15 in the country (despite being picked 10th in the Big Ten in the preseason) and would move to 11-1 with a win over the Bruins (7-4).

All of that and more on the Friday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018 13:10

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Smell that? It's not smoke, relax. Nothing is on fire. Everyone is safe. 

You may have heard Ohio State is reeling since the beginning of the Early Signing Period. 

You heard wrong. Given the way this year has gone, maybe we shouldn't be surprised. 

But we needed some truth.

So we brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to let you know how Ohio State fared yesterday.

All of that and more as we review Commitmas ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018 14:03

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Our good friend Bill King of The Bill King Show on Nashville Sports Radio has dubbed the early signing period -- which kicked off today -- "Commitmas."

We like that term, and thus far Ohio State is receiving many nice presents. And more good news is expected later in the day when Zach Harrison makes his announcment.

The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic (who else, right?) joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss all things early signing day from the Buckeyes' perspective.

Who has already signed with OSU this morning?

In addition to Harrison, which recruits are we keeping a close eye on the rest of the way today?

Which recruits could sign with Ohio State in February?

What are we hearing on the Justin Fields front? Might the Georgia quarterback transfer to Ohio State? Or did those rumors get a bit out of control on Monday and Tuesday of this week?

All of that and more as we take a break from celebrating Festivus to celebrate Commitmas.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 18, 2018

Dec 18, 2018 11:52

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It's the eve of the Early Signing Period. Ohio State remains in the mix for several elite prospects, including a certain local.

It's the 'eve' of the college transfer season. Ohio State is apparently in the mix for a certain elite quarterback ... possibly.

So we have plenty to discuss and just the person to discuss it with: Duane Long.

We talk Justin Fields, Zach Harrison, Nick Broeker, Jaden McKenzie, Doug Nester, breeding boxer puppies and much more.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 17, 2018

Dec 17, 2018 20:55

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Mike Weber will turn pro after this season, which is not a surprise, but does lead to a question: Is running back depth going to be a problem for the Buckeyes in 2019.

Obviously, J.K. Dobbins will return, but behind him, there could be some concerns.

With the early signing period kicking off this Wednesday, we also talk a lot about recruiting on today's show:

* What is the latest with Doug Nester and Paris Johnson?

* Which recruits who are not committed to OSU might sign with the Buckeyes on Wednesday when the early signing period begins?

* What will happen with Zach Harrison?

* Which 2019 recruits that are committed to OSU (in addition to Nester) might not sign with OSU in the end?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle for the Monday extravaganza to discuss all of that and more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018 10:05

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If Greg Schiano does depart as Ohio State's defensive coordinator, and Alex Grinch is promoted to defensive coordinator, might Marcus Freeman make a homecoming to OSU?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus:

* The refreshing honesty from Dre’Mont Jones (and the refreshing fact that he's going to play in the Rose Bowl).

* Will Jordan Fuller return in 2019, or will he turn pro?

* What is the latest on the recruiting front as far as Zach Harrison, Jordan Battle, Harry Miller and Doug Nester are concerned?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018 13:25

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What are early returns on Ryan Day's recruiting trail exploits as head coach?

Has his ascension weakened Ohio State's pitch in the wake of Urban Meyer's announced exit?

We bring in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to get an expert opinion.

Other topics include:

* Should Dwayne Haskins set sail for NBA waters?

* Does the Big Ten have a new, legitimate recruiting challenger?

* What does Washington offer Ohio State as a Rose Bowl opponent?

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018 13:03

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"The Granddaddy of Them All" is not getting much discussion amongst Ohio State fans.

Part of that is because of the existence of the College Football Playoff, and the Buckeyes not being a part of the four-team field.

Another reason is the pending retirement of Urban Meyer and promotion of Ryan Day is by far the biggest topic of conversation when OSU fans banter about their squad.

However, on today's show, Ohio State's matchup with Washington in the Rose Bowl is the crux of the show.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for that; plus the latest on the Zach Harrison recruitment, what coaching changes could be in store for OSU after the Rose Bowl, and more.

All of that is coming your way on this Rosy edition of the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 12, 2018

Dec 11, 2018 17:00

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Change ... change ... change.

Sometimes it's scary. Sometimes it's exciting.

Well ... what's the deal at Ohio State now that Urban Meyer is in the process of handing the reins to Pat Day?

So far ... so good. 

Could the staff be facing upheaval?

Are there committed recruits ready to defect?

Is Ohio State about to be knocked off its Big Ten perch?

We brought in Duane Long, who takes a break from dealing with multiple boxer puppies to offer up his opinions on the 'Day regime' thus far.

Also: A major reason why recruiting will continue full-speed ahead.

Spend 5ish with us today!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 10, 2018

Dec 10, 2018 22:08

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For several weeks, Zach Harrison appeared to be trending Michigan's way.

Now the No. 1 recruit in the state of Ohio seems to be leaning toward Ohio State.

But why?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to give his take on that (and Bank has always kept his Crystal Ball to OSU as far as Harrison is concerned).

Also on the docket:

What is the latest with Harry Miller, Jordan Battle, Cade Stover, Doug Nester, Nick Broeker and Cavon Butler?

What are thoughts on Ryan Day being promoted to head coach? What type of recruiter is Day?

All of that and much more on the 22-minute (yes, 22-minute) Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 7, 2018

Dec 7, 2018 12:12

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Jonah Booker believes Ohio State made the correct decision in promoting Ryan Day to head coach, even without conducting a national search.

However, JBook says that Day must do a complete overhaul of the defensive coaching staff.

JBook joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* What is our overall confidence level in Day?

* Are we buying into any of the conspiracy theories that Urban Meyer's decision to retire really wasn't his decision alone?

* Is there any chance Dwayne Haskins wins the Heisman Trophy tomorrow night?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 6, 2018

Dec 6, 2018 12:56

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There's an old adage about the transfer of power: You don't want to replace The Guy. You want to the guy who replaces the guy who replaced The Guy.

Ryan Day won't have that luxury. He is replacing Urban Meyer (see: The Guy).

Can he pull it off? Time will tell.

Can he maintain Ohio State's recruiting momentum that actually started the day Urban was announced as Ohio State's coach on xxxxx.

We bring in Steve Wiltfong, director of recruiting for 247Sports, to get his opinion on how Day will fare with the current recruits and long term on the trail.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 5, 2018

Dec 5, 2018 18:55

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They say you don't want to be the coach who follows a legend. You want to replace the coach that replaced a legend.

However, Urban Meyer is absolutely a legend, and Ryan Day will of course be taking over for him as Ohio State's head coach following the Rose Bowl.

On today's show, the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Looking back on the Meyer era and everything he accomplished.

* Thoughts on Day taking the gig, without a national search being conducted by OSU. Is he ready for this job?

* Mickey Marotti and Mark Pantoni sticking around on Day's staff, which is huge.

* What coaching changes might Day make on the defensive side of the ball?

* Do we believe that Meyer will never coach again?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 4, 2018

Dec 4, 2018 23:12

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The Urban Meyer Era is ending in Columbus. The esteemed coach will guide the Buckeyes through the Rose Bowl before being replaced by offensive coordinator Pat Day.

Quite a Tuesday a.m. announcement to wake up to.

Was it the most shocking news we've ever heard? No. This move was expected by many. 

What is our reaction to the news? What comes next for the Buckeyes? 

How does it affect recruiting ... the staff ... current players?

You could say there is plenty to discuss. Duane Long is here.

This is a day we will remember for a while. 

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 3, 2018

Dec 3, 2018 15:44

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Sure, it was a weekend that produced a bunch of answers. It also produced a bunch of questions.

Since we last convened, Ohio State won the Big Ten title and saw its College Football Playoff hopes vanish. 

We brought in the most senior scribe on the Buckeye beat - our very own Steve Helwagen - to tackle all the developments. 

* Was the performance against Northwestern one of the season's best?

* Has Dwayne Haskins played so well his early exit is inevitable?

* Georgia over Ohio State: The hell?

* Fighting Chris Petersons: A formidable challenge?

Get some answers on a Monday!

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018 12:29

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Nervous that Ohio State might be overlooking Northwestern in Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game?

Well, Jonah Booker says you shouldn't be. He expects the No. 6 Buckeyes (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) will have their way with the No. 21 Wildcats (8-4, 8-1).

JBook joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to break down the OSU-NU matchup and why he is so confident.

Other topics that are broached include the Buckeyes' chances to make the College Football Playoff, plus how Dwayne Haskins has managed to exceed the lofty expectations that were placed on him by some people. (For example: Writers at Bucknuts.)

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 29, 2018

Nov 29, 2018 18:52

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Not many pundits predicted Ohio State would beat Michigan in The Game. But 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong was indeed one of those pundits.

And Wiltfong called it well in advance. He's here today to accept kudos on said premonition, plus talk Northwestern and the latest on recruiting.

* How did The Game help recruiting?

* Can Ohio State repeat the effort this weekend?

* What does Northwestern offer as an opponent?

* No Zach Harrison discussion whatsoever.

* Is Renardo Green ready to trade Tallahassee for Columbus?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 28, 2018

Nov 28, 2018 12:11

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"Win and you're in" is not the phrase Ohio State can use as it enters the Big Ten Championship Game against Northwestern.

If the Buckeyes want to make the College Football Playoff, a narrow win over the Wildcats likely will not do the trick. The CFP selection committee made that fairly clear when it placed OSU No. 6 in the most recent rankings.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the Buckeyes' CFP chances, plus:

* Northwestern is no joke. What problems might the Wildcats give the Buckeyes?

* It's still so much fun to look back on the 62-39 win over Michigan, so that's exactly what we're going to do. It was one of the most-enjoyable OSU-UM games for Ohio State fans, and that is saying a lot.

* What can be expected from Wyatt Davis as he takes over for the injured Demetrius Knox at right guard?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 28, 2018

Nov 27, 2018 26:31

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So that went well.

Just like we thought it would ... right? OK, not so much.

Yes, we are still basking in the glow of an unreal Saturday in The Shoe. Those in a state north of here? Not so much.

There will be time to talk immediate future, Big Ten championship tussles and possible College Football Playoff berths. 

Today, we revel in the glory some more.

Duane Long is here. He's pleased. Let's enjoy.

Spend 5ish with us today!!!

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 26, 2018

Nov 26, 2018 14:24

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What is an “Urban special”?

It is when Urban Meyer is an underdog – or just doubted in general – and he makes your team look like the junior varsity playing the Division I state champions.

Let’s be honest: It happened to Ohio State in the 2006 national championship game when Meyer’s Florida squad handed the Buckeyes a 41-14 defeat.

And it sure happened on Saturday when Meyer’s Ohio State squad dismantled Michigan and its No. 1-ranked defense 62-39. Which included the Buckeyes taking a knee at the 7-yard line in the closing moments to not rub it in.

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle for today’s show to look back on The Game, look ahead to the matchup against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game this Saturday in Indianapolis, talk about OSU’s chances to make the College Football Playoff, and Wyatt Davis replacing the injured Demetrius Knox as Ohio State’s starting right guard.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 23, 2018

Nov 23, 2018 13:27

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It is all about the Ohio State-Michigan game on today's edition of the Bucknuts Morning 5.

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to give predictions on who will win The Game, including a final score.

We also answer your questions from the Front Row message board about the OSU-UM clash.

All of that is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 21, 2018

Nov 21, 2018 12:14

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It is the eve of Thanksgiving and it's time to talk all about The Game.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss this year's rendition of the Ohio State-Michigan game. The Wolverines are 4.5-point favorites. Is this the year they finally win in Columbus, or will the Buckeyes take care of business? What are predictions on the final score?

Also on the docket:

* How might rainy weather affect The Game?

* What are injury updates for both squads?

* What is something Ohio State can perhaps exploit about UM?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018 14:02

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The stakes are high. They always are for The Game. But the tension is amped when a Big Ten title game berth is on the line. 

Add in the speculation surrounding Ohio State and you have an emotionally charged atmosphere leading up to the regular season finale on noon at The Shoe.

Duane Long is here to help put it all in perspective.

** Is Urban Meyer really considering an exit from Columbus?

** When it comes to Ohio State's struggles on defense, is the problem scheme, personnel or ... both?

** What can we expect from The Game? Will Dwayne Haskins and the offense produce against arguably the nation's best defense? Can the Ohio State defense rally after a miserable effort in College Park?

All that and more is ready and waiting for you. Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018 19:23

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It is the best rivalry in college football, and the stakes could not be much higher for the 2018 edition of the Ohio State-Michigan game.

The Wolverines are favored by 3.5 points, meaning the Buckeyes are underdogs in The Game in Columbus for the first time since 2004. (Which was a 37-21 OSU victory in Troy Smith's coming-out-party, by the way.)

What chances do we give Ohio State of pulling off the mild upset and sending Jim Harbaugh to 0-4 against OSU, and Urban Meyer to 7-0 against UM?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for takes on all of that and much more on a 19-minute edition of the Monday extravaganza.

DeanCast: How Tim May sees the Brett McMurphy situation

Nov 16, 2018 16:16

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Today we have the return of the DeanCast.

DeanCast guest today is 35-year Buckeye football beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch Tim May.

On today’s show we talk:

** May talks about how he sees the Brett McMurphy/Urban Meyer situation

** May’s initial reaction to what McMurphy wrote and what he found most interesting

** May talks about Urban Meyer and his reaction to McMurphy’s article

** May talks about his impending retirement after 35 years of covering Ohio State football - what he will and won’t miss...

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 16, 2018

Nov 16, 2018 12:45

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The New Orleans Saints (also known in some circles as the New Orleans Buckeyes) are arguably the best team in the NFL this season.

They also have a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees, who is having an outstanding season.

Yet, the Saints often use backup QB Taysom Hill in red zone and short yardage situations.

Ohio State is starting to do the same thing with Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell.

Will the Buckeyes continue giving Martell more opportunities, or is that more in the window dressing category?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus:

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' game at Maryland tomorrow?

* Is Ohio State's offense taking enough deep shots in the passing game this season?

* What are thoughts on Brendon White finally earning the starting job at safety?

* What is a wrinkle that would be helpful for OSU's defense?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 15, 2018

Nov 15, 2018 13:21

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We are here ... albeit late thanks to a Gem City ice storm. But have no fear, 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here.

The topic gamut was run:

** Why did Steele Chambers and Ronnie Hickman rise so high in the latest 247Sports Class of 2018 rankings update?

** Will the last four members of Ohio State 's Class of 2019 haul all be flips?

** Has the Zach Harrison ship sailed out of Columbus for Ann Arbor?

** Buckeyes vs. Terps: Beatdown coming?

** Ohio State in the College Football Playoff: Possible road map?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 14, 2018

Nov 14, 2018 16:33

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Ohio State remained at 10th in the College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday evening.

If the Buckeyes win their next three games, will they make the CFP? Why or why not?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss all things CFP, plus we talk at length about the latest Brett McMurphy "report." Will Ohio State actually sue McMurphy and his employer?

That and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 13, 2018

Nov 13, 2018 16:08

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Ohio State made strides against Michigan State. But did we see a new blueprint for success?

Duane Long is here in his usual Thursday spot to answer some questions:

* Why the improved effort in East Lansing?

* Was the offensive line's showing something we can bank on going forward?

* How much credit should Brendon White get for the defense's improved play since he entered lineup?

* The Two-QB system: Is it here to stay? Will the approach be expanded? What does it all mean for Tate Martell's future in Columbus?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018 14:59

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There are several 2019 prospects who could flip to Ohio State late in the recruiting process. 

On today's show, we bring in the Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting (and freshly-minted grandfather) Bill Kurelic to get the inside scoop on who might flip to the Buckeyes, plus:

* Thoughts on Zach Smith going after Tom Herman on Twitter on Sunday.

* Was the Michigan State game a really impressive win for Ohio State? Or are the Spartans actually a mediocre team with a banged-up quarterback?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 9, 2018

Nov 9, 2018 22:33

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However, far too often, it seems like it is the opposing coaching staff that has the better game plan.

Is this just a classic case of nearly every team playing over their head and pulling out all the stops when they face OSU? Or could it be that the Buckeyes' coaches are just too stubborn?

Mark Neal -- the former host of the Bucknuts 90 and the former host of Dayton Sports Scene -- joins Dave Biddle for today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What are Mark's thoughts on how the season is going in general for the Buckeyes?

* We take a deep dive on the OSU-MSU matchup. It will be weakness vs. strength when the Buckeyes attempt to run the ball against the Spartans. You knew that. But did you know just how bad, at least statistically, Michigan State's offense is this season? Yes, they are even much lower in the national rankings than Ohio State's defense.

All of that and more on the TGIF extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 8, 2018

Nov 8, 2018 13:56

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It's Thursday. It's 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. It's knowledge for days.

* Why the Crystal Ball move for Zach Harrison to Michigan?

* The latest on in-state flip candidates Tommy Eichenberg and Jestin Jacobs?

* Has the national Ohio State angst affected recruiting (see: Battle, Jordan)?

* Does Steve think Ohio State will win out?

* We break down a possibly crazy College Football Playoff hypothetical including the Buckeyes.

Spend 5ish with us, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 7, 2018

Nov 7, 2018 17:30

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Many people expected Ohio State would move up in the College Football Playoff rankings this week, but that did not happen.

The Buckeyes remain No. 10 in the CFP rankings, and not only need to win out to make the four-team field, they likely need some help from the outside. And the Buckeyes also need to pass the eye test down the stretch. You know, actually look the part of a playoff squad.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* What is the biggest concern for the Buckeyes in terms of facing Michigan State this Saturday in East Lansing? Can OSU run the ball effectively against the Spartans' defense?

* Ohio State will tip off its basketball season tonight at Cincinnati. What a cool way to start the season. What can be expected from Chris Holtmann's team?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 6, 2018

Nov 6, 2018 14:37

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It's Ohio State vs. Michigan State this Saturday in East Lansing. It's always a big game. But this is a BIG game.

If Ohio State wins in impressive fashion, sincere faith in this version of the Buckeyes could be 'restored.'

If the Buckeyes see the Spartans' No. 1 rush defense dominate ... yeah, you know that will be awful.

Can the Buckeyes get it done? Does the Nebraska game offer any evidence towards an answer to that?

Duane Long is here to wax poetic about the current state of the Buckeyes and a commitment flip we should all bet ecstatic about.

Spend 5ish with us today!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 5, 2018

Nov 5, 2018 14:56

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Ohio State sophomore safety Brendon White had his personal coming-out-party against Nebraska on Saturday with 13 tackles in less than 3 quarters of play.

Why did it take so long for White to see the field this season on defense?

And which other backup players perhaps deserve a chance to play for the Buckeyes?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle for today's show to talk about all of that, plus:

* It was a big recruiting weekend for the Buckeyes with them landing 2019 RB Marcus Crowley and 2020 WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

* The way Urban Meyer is recruiting, what does that say about his future at OSU?

* What are early thoughts on Ohio State's game at Michigan State this Saturday?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 2, 2018

Nov 2, 2018 11:56

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Ohio State, fresh off its bye week, will get back in action on Saturday against visiting Nebraska.

What wrinkles might the Buckeyes roll out against the Cornhuskers on both sides of the ball?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What do we expect to see in the OSU-Nebraska game in general?

* Is Shaun Wade finally going to move into the starting lineup at safety?

* What is JBook's take on the Urban Meyer situation and the comments the Buckeyes' boss made earlier this week about his health and more?

* Four-star prospect Wandale Robinson picked Kentucky over Ohio State, Nebraska and many others on Thursday. The Buckeyes still have 14 commitments in their 2019 class, and are ranked 15th in the country per the 247Sports Composite team recruiting rankings. JBook answers whether the Buckeyes will miss out on finishing with a top-10 class this year or not.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 1, 2018

Nov 1, 2018 12:47

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Tanned, rested and relaxed.

That's how we'd describe 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. Back this week after a brief Florida hiatus, Steve waxes poetic on the following topics:

* Ohio State vs. Nebraska (and after that)

* Running back recruiting: Crowley, Cain and Glass ... oh my.

* Wandale Robinson decision: Wildcats over Huskers and Buckeyes?

* Julian Fleming: Another Penn State-Ohio State marathon tussle brewing?

Spend 5ish with us today!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018 17:22

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Ohio State is No. 10 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2018 season, which were released Tuesday evening.

Is there good reason for Buckeye fans to be optimistic their team will run the table and make the CFP? Or, especially with it being Halloween, are you a bit scared when you think about how this season might finish for the Buckeyes?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus dish out other treats such as:

* Other than Shaun Wade perhaps starting at safety over Isaiah Pryor, it does not appear as though Ohio State made any changes to its starting lineup during the off week. Is that a surprise? Who are some backups that perhaps should be given more of a chance on game days?

* What are thoughts about the Nebraska game this Saturday? 

* What do we make of Urban Meyer's comments on Tuesday about his health? Do you feel better or worse about Meyer's future after hearing from the coach and his doctor?

All of that and more on the Halloween extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 30, 2018

Oct 30, 2018 13:59

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Everyone is relaxed, refreshed and recharged following the bye week, right?

Let's hope that's true of the Buckeyes. Their last public effort was anything but inspiring.

Hopefully, you'll be inspired by today's show as Duane Long and I discussed:

** Urban Meyer says he is coming back. Are we surprised? Thrilled? Still concerned?

** Will there be three Ohioans to flip their commitment to the good guys this cycle?

** What changes can be expected to Ohio State's offensive and defensive lineups on Saturday?

** Who is Devine Ozigbo? Is he about to become a household name?

** When the 'official' College Football Playoff rankings are released tonight, where do we expect to see the Buckeyes?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 29, 2018

Oct 29, 2018 16:56

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It feels like a coin-flip when it comes to predicting if Zach Harrison will select Ohio State or Michigan.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle for today's show to give his take on what will happen with Harrison and why, plus:

* Will the Buckeyes get offensive lineman J.D. Duplain from Strongsville, to flip from Michigan State to OSU?

* Will defensive tackle Cavon Butler flip from Kentucky to Ohio State? And is that pretty much a lock at this point?

* What will happen with Wandale Robinson when he announces his decision on Thursday?

* Looking at the 2018 team itself, do we expect the Buckeyes will bounce back and finish the season strong? Or are some of the issues beyond repair at this point?

* Will Urban Meyer get his fire back? Or did it really never leave?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018 14:54

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How much is all the talk from people like Paul Finebaum that Urban Meyer could step down after this season hurting Ohio State's recruiting efforts?

Jonah Booker has some strong feelings on that, and he joins Dave Biddle for today's show.

What does JBook think will happen with Meyer’s future?

How long would Meyer stay at OSU if it was up to him and his health was good?

Will the Buckeyes win out this regular season and win the Big Ten championship?

How good really is Michigan?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 25, 2018

Oct 25, 2018 17:15

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Controversy. Haters. Agenda-driven, ratings-motivated media commentary. 

If you came here today for that ... bummer. You'll get none of it.

What you will get is the most comprehensive Buckeyes talent acquisition update thanks to Bill Kurelic, the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting.

Where is 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong, our usual Thursday guest? Think beach, (adult) beverages and bikinis. Steve will be back next week.

So sit back, relax and get a whole lot smarter about Buckeyes recruiting.

Class is in session with the Dean!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 24, 2018

Oct 24, 2018 15:01

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Former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith's court case involving his ex-wife, Courtney, was resolved on Tuesday.

The most notable item is that any charges of domestic violence by Zach Smith were dropped. He pleaded guilty to a minor misdemeanor of “disorderly conduct.”

That won't fit with the national narrative, but it is reality.

Also, what is up with the report that there is strife between Urban Meyer and Gene Smith? Meyer refuted it yesterday, and we believe him. But we also think there are still hard feelings on Meyer's end that are geared toward OSU president Michael Drake.

If that is true, how might it affect Meyer's future at Ohio State? Or might it not have any effect?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on the Wednesday extravaganza to discuss all of that and much more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 23, 2018

Oct 23, 2018 22:32

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Did the bye week come at the right time for the Buckeyes?

Definitely.

Why?

Because this team (program?) is at a 'crossroads.'

Will the Buckeyes double-down on what they've done thus far?

Or will they use the extra time off to make personnel or scheme changes?

Duane Long has strong opinions on this so it's good timing that he is today's featured guest.

Sit back and enjoy 5ish with us!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 22, 2018

Oct 22, 2018 17:06

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Ohio State suffered an embarrassing 49-20 defeat at the hands of Purdue Saturday night.

Where do the Buckeyes go from here?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today’s show to sift through the rubble.

Topics include:

** Is the stubbornness of the coaching staff one of the biggest issues?

** What needs to be fixed the most offensively?

** What needs to be fixed the most defensively?

** Is something off with head coach Urban Meyer?

All of that and more on the Monday program.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 19, 2018

Oct 19, 2018 15:03

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For all the worrying about what is wrong with Ohio State this season, are fans not taking enough time to appreciate the best passing attack they have ever seen from the Buckeyes?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual visit to talk about that, plus:

* Is OSU's wide receiving corps the best it has ever been top-to-bottom (e.g. 1-7)?

* Despite the greatness of the passing offense, how big of a concern is the Buckeyes' offensive line?

* What are predictions and thoughts heading into tomorrow night's game against a good Purdue squad?

* Urban Meyer says sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor is "getting a lot better." Does JBook agree?

* What is JBook's take on Nick Bosa ending his college career to prepare for the NFL?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 18, 2018

Oct 18, 2018 10:12

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The No. 1 player in Ohio main storyline left when it comes to 2019 class recruiting. Zach Harrison is a Columbus area native. Will he be in college?

Harrison plans to enroll early. But where?

Ohio State?

Michigan?

Penn State?

Not exactly three programs that exchange fruitcakes come the holidays. 

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to talk about Harrison's recent Ann Arbor visit and it's possible impact.

Plus - what's the deal with Peyton Powell? 

How serious a threat is Purdue this weekend? We ask the Indiana native. 

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 17, 2018

Oct 17, 2018 16:57

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Nick Bosa decided to end his Ohio State career to prepare for the NFL.

Reactions across Buckeye Nation regarding this huge news has been mixed.

What does The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, have to say about the matter?

Bax joins Dave Biddle to talk all things Bosa on today's show, plus:

* What would Bax says to fans who are mad at Bosa?

* Who needs to step up the most at defensive end with Bosa out?

* Could the Purdue game end up being a nail-biter for the Buckeyes this Saturday night?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 16, 2018

Oct 16, 2018 19:04

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Everyone loves games. Everyone loves the Buckeyes. So this should be fun.

Today brings the 'True or False Game' with or very own Duane Long.

It's not the most complicated game. We threw out a Buckeye-flavored true or false and Duane answered before providing his reasoning.

Enjoy:

* Purdue is capable of impersonating Iowa 2018 this weekend ...

* K.J. Hill is the best wide receiver of the Urban Meyer Era in Columbus ...

* For Ohio State to reach its goals, Nick Bosa has to return ...

* After Bosa, Malik Harrison is the most irreplaceable Buckeye defender ...

* Dwayne Haskins will be Ohio State's starting quarterback in 2019 ... 

* Michigan State is actually a bigger test than Michigan ...

* When they get healthy, Brady Taylor and Branden Bowen will start on the offensive line ... 

* Kendall Sheffield is the next Buckeye defensive back picked in the NFL Draft's first round ... 

* The problem with Ohio State's defense is scheme/coaching, not the personnel ... 

All of that and more on the Tuesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 15, 2018

Oct 15, 2018 12:07

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It is a simple question with a complicated answer.

What can be done to fix Ohio State's defense, which is ranked just 57th in the country and 9th in the Big Ten in total defense?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss what is wrong with the Silver Bullets, plus:

* Do we expect Nick Bosa will definitely play for the Buckeyes again?

* What are updated predictions on how OSU's season will play out? Will the Buckeyes be Big Ten champions? Will they make the College Football Playoff? Might they win it all?

* We've never seen anything quite like Dwayne Haskins at Ohio State as far as throwing the football. Celebrate good times, Bucknutters.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 12, 2018

Oct 12, 2018 21:27

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By popular demand, we bring you our old friend Mark Neal on today's show.

Mark was of course the host of Dayton Sports Scene on 1410 ESPN Radio for several years, and was also the host of Bucknuts Live each Sunday. Mark moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, earlier this year, but you get to hear his dolcet tones and insights on Ohio State today.

Topics covered include:

* What are Mark's thoughts on the Buckeyes' season overall exactly halfway through the regular season?

* Will Dwayne Haskins be one-and-done as Ohio State's starting quarterback?

* What is Mark's take on Urban Meyer's health issue, and how long might Meyer stay at OSU?

* If Meyer steps down in a couple years, would Mark be fine with Ryan Day being his successor? Or would he like to see a national search?

* What's the feeling on P.J. Fleck in Minnesota?

* What are OSU-Minnesota predictions for tomorrow?

** Big Ten basketball media day was held yesterday in Chicago. The Athletic conducted a poll among beat writers, and Ohio State is picked to finish 8th in the Big Ten this season in Chris Holtmann’s second year at the helm. Does that sound about right, or are the Buckeyes being overlooked again?

All of that and more on an extended edition of the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018 11:16

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When Indiana native Sampson James flipped his commitment from Ohio State to the Hoosiers on Sunday, the quest to add another running back to the 2019 class got rolling.

Ohio State has shifted its focus to two Florida-based ballcarriers. Will either come to Ohio long term?

Other questions that need answers:

* Can the Buckeyes flip two committed Texans set to visit The Shoe this weekend?

* How does Kentucky speedster Wandale Robinson compare to fellow Bluegrass State native Rondale Moore and will the former be a Columbus mainstay in the end?

* Will the Fighting P.J. Flecks provide the Buckeyes a stiff challenge?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to spread some wisdom.

Spend 5ish with us today ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 10, 2018

Oct 10, 2018 13:14

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Urban Meyer's health situation is perhaps the biggest topic of conversation among Ohio State fans right now.

Is too much being made of it, or is there good reason for concern? Or is the truth that we simply do not know and we're all guessing?

Yeah, probably the latter.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss Meyer's issues with headaches, plus:

* Is Greg Schiano's scheme on defense too aggressive? And do you remember all the OSU fans who used to plead for a more-aggressive defensive scheme in the Jim Tressel era and the first two years of the Meyer era?

* What are takes on the Buckeyes' offensive line midway through the regular season?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 9, 2018

Oct 9, 2018 14:02

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Ohio State is 6-0, ranked either No. 2 or No. 3 depending on who you poll and Vegas has them in the College Football Playoff.

All is right with the Buckeyes, right?

In a general sense, sure.

But when you drill down on personnel, there are some questions.

Duane Long is here to provide the answers you'd see if he was pulling the strings.

Changes at safety, defensive end, guard and tight end? 

Too drastic?

Too little?

Decide for yourself as you spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 8, 2018

Oct 8, 2018 16:01

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Ohio State has offered some interesting in-state 2019 prospects recently.

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk about the following recruits:

* DT Cavon Butler.

* OL J.D. Duplain.

* What really happened with RB Sampson James, who flipped from OSU to Indiana?

* Who will replace him in the Buckeyes' 2019 class? Noah Cain? Kenny McIntosh?

* Also, regarding the team itself, what are thoughts on the third-ranked Buckeyes exactly halfway through the regular season?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 5, 2018

Oct 5, 2018 10:48

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Redshirt freshman defensive back Shaun Wade is now practicing exclusively with the safeties for Ohio State.

We like this development a lot, we just wonder what took so long.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to discuss Wade, plus:

* What are thoughts on safeties Isaiah Pryor and Amir Riep?

* How is the Buckeyes' running game looking through five games?

* K.J. Hill stepping up as perhaps the go-to receiver on OSU's team.

* Should the Buckeyes consider resting Dre'Mont Jones against Indiana?

* What are predictions for tomorrow’s OSU-IU game?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

DeanCast: DeanCast: Tim May from Columbus Dispatch talks about his impending retirement; Dwayne Haskins 1 and done; LB play; more…

Oct 4, 2018 21:09

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Today we have the return of the DeanCast.

DeanCast guest today is 34-year Buckeye football beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch Tim May.

On today’s show we talk:

** May talks about his impending retirement after 35 years of covering Ohio State football

** May looks back at the Urban Meyer/Zach Smith/Courtney Smith situation and if it is over

** May’s thoughts on the Buckeyes’ linebacker play this season

** May looks at how the rest of the season for the Buckeyes’ plays out

** May makes his predictions on who makes up the college football playoff final four

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018 13:33

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Ohio State is in search of more offensive lineman for its Class of 2019 haul. 

Committed to Michigan State? No matter. Committed to Ole Miss? Not a problem.

Can Urban Meyer and Co. flip several targets recently offered?

We bring in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to share wisdom on that and other topics.

Then the Indiana native breaks down what the Hoosiers could have in store for the Buckeyes this weekend in The Shoe.

Letdown deja vu?

You'll just have to listen.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Getting back to Ohio

Oct 3, 2018 28:23

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If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio."

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the 12th episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured a catch-up with 2019 Ohio State commit Bryson Shaw. This next episode brings back 247Sports' recruiting analyst Bill Greene to talk about multiple topics, including:

*The recent Ohio State offers to in-state products Tommy Eichenberg and J.D. Duplain

*If the Buckeyes could offer any other prospects from Ohio

*His thoughts on where OSU stands for Zach Harrison

*The latest on Jordan Battle

*How Ohio State finishes the 2019 class

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 3, 2018

Oct 3, 2018 13:18

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Which Ohio State players should be seeing the field more often?

That is one of many topics of today's show as the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for today's show.

Also on the docket:

* Should the Buckeyes think about resting some of their banged-up starters such as Dre'Mont Jones, Robert Landers and Mike Weber this Saturday against Indiana?

* The Hoosiers are 4-1, but is that record misleading?

* It was good to see Nick Bosa back in Columbus at OSU's practice last evening. Will he return by the Michigan game or perhaps even earlier?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: October 2, 2018

Oct 2, 2018 19:15

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These are good times for the Buckeyes.

Urban Meyer's football team already overcame the biggest obstacle on the schedule.

Chris Holtmann's basketball team added another fantastic recruit to the mix.

First, the pigskin. 

Will Ohio State suffer a similar fate to last season? Meaning: After the huge win over Penn State, will the Buckeyes trip up like they did in Iowa City last season?

Duane Long is here to opine on that and several other footballish topics:

* Updated vibes on Dwayne Haskins post-White Out?

* Do we agree with Pro Football Focus' evaluation of Buckeye linebackers?

* The secondary? Halfway there?

* What to expect when the Hoosiers come calling this weekend.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Oct. 1, 2018

Oct 1, 2018 15:20

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It is the first day of October, but we are still talking about Ohio State's thrilling 27-26 comeback victory at Penn State Saturday night.

The Buckeyes were down by 12 points with 8 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but mounted two late touchdown drives to earn the win.

There are many things we will remember about this game for a long time, such as Binjimen Victor's 47-yard touchdown reception and the coming-out-party for OSU defensive end Chase Young.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss all of that, plus:

* Ohio State's defensive line is very banged up. Nick Bosa is obviously out until at least November, and now Dre'Mont Jones and Robert Landers are both dinged.

* Why doesn't Ohio State utilize QB sneaks in short-yardage situations?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018 12:42

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A lot of people got hot and bothered by a graphic that Ohio State released on Thursday that said, in all caps, "SILENCE."

It was obviously in reference to quieting Penn State's "white out" Saturday night ... but that did not stop people from expressing all kinds of fake outrage via social media.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for today's show, and let's just say JBook is not amused by the developments yesterday.

But the real story is how the Buckeyes will fare against the Nittany Lions, and we get knee deep into discussion about that.

Also, will Urban Meyer continue to allow Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson to keep the foot on the pedal offensively?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts DraftCast: September 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018 39:53

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Welcome to the first-ever Bucknuts DraftCast. This podcast will dive deep on Ohio State prospects that could be taken in the 2019 NFL Draft.

It’s fitting our first guest is Dane Brugler from The Athletic. Let’s call it playing the trump card early because Dane is the best there is at breaking down college talent. The Ohio native and current Texas resident goes into extreme detail on the possible NFL futures of:

* Dwayne Haskins

* Nick Bosa

* Dre’Mont Jones

* Isaiah Prince

* Jordan Fuller

* Parris Campbell 

* Mike Jordan

Then Dane shares his expectations for the Ohio State-Penn State tussle in Happy Valley on Saturday night.

Enjoy, ‘Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: September 27, 2018

Sep 27, 2018 19:53

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It's been 61 days since Ohio State got a commitment.

The wait is nearly over and when it rains ... you know.

Could the Buckeyes soon add three new faces to the Class of 2019?

Yes.

Do we have the names and a breakdown for each prospect?

Yes.

Does the review come from 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong?

Yes.

Have you come to the right place to increase your Buckeye knowledge and spend 15 minutes of your quality time?

Yes.

Enjoy, 'Nutters ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 26, 2018

Sep 26, 2018 16:53

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Ohio State and Penn State is undoubtedly a good rivalry.

But as The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, points out on today's show, the Buckeyes have a solid 12-4 edge over the Nittany Lions since 2002.

Bax joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What should make Ohio State feel really good regarding its matchup with Penn State?

* What should the Buckeyes be most concerned about?

* What are thoughts on OSU true freshmen Tyler Friday, Chris Olave and Tyreke Smith?

* What's the word on Buckeye running back Mike Weber, who has been banged up lately?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: September 25, 2018

Sep 25, 2018 15:27

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If football season is reduced to checkpoints, the trip to Penn State would be a huge one for the Buckeyes.

The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions have separated themselves from the rest of the Big Ten pack. One could make a REALLY strong argument the winner has the inside track to a College Football Playoff berth, not to mention the Big Ten title.

Is Ohio State ready?

Can the offense keep it up?

Can the defense rise to the occasion?

Will Dwayne Haskins win the QB tussle against fellow DMVer Trace McSorley?

We bring in Duane Long for his unique perspective as another huge road test beckons.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept, 24, 2018

Sep 24, 2018 25:11

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It is Monday and there is much to discuss on the Ohio State football front.

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle for today's show, where the following is on the docket:

** None of Ohio State's starting linebackers – Tuf Borland, Malik Harrison and Pete Werner – recorded a tackle against Tulane. We know they only played a half, but we don’t think we've ever seen that before. Are the linebackers clearly the biggest concern on the team one-fourth of the way through the regular season?

** Is Dwayne Haskins the best OSU quarterback in recent memory? Is he perhaps the best Ohio State QB ever? If he's not, who is?

** What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' matchup with Penn State this Saturday night? Ohio State is favored by 4.5 points as of this morning, per Bovada.

** Buckeye RB Mike Weber is banged up. Should we expect him to play against the Nittany Lions?

** There is more Zach Smith news? What can Helwagen share with the masses?

** There was a report that Ryan Day is in discussions to be the Buckeyes' head-coach-in-waiting. That report was basically shot down by OSU. What do we make of that situation?

All of that and more on a robust, 25-minute version of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018 11:50

Description:

Fourth-year junior defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones is being projected as high as a top-5 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. And with Nick Bosa out indefinitely, Ohio State will need Jones more than ever to be disruptive up front.

The good news about Jones -- in addition to him being outstanding at the sport of football -- is he is versatile enough to move around from defensive tackle to D-end.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle on today's show to talk all things Jones, plus:

* Are we concerned Bosa's season could be over? When might he be back?

* What is the confidence level in DEs such as Chase Young, Jonathon Cooper, Jashon Cornell, Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday?

* Redshirt freshman defensive back Shaun Wade's role has increased, and you can expect it to increase even more.

* Is JB0ok concerned about the Buckeyes' recruiting?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: September 20, 2018

Sep 20, 2018 11:35

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Urban Meyer is back. No matter what those outside Ohio have to say.

Has Meyer's absence hurt Ohio State's recruiting efforts?

We bring in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong to answer this question. Nobody is more plugged in on the trail and we think Bucknutters will be pleased with what Steve has to say on this topic.

We also talked about:

* Jameson Willams - next in the class?

* Zach Harrison - could he show up at Penn State's 'white out' vs. Ohio State?

* The Big Ten - what the heck?

All that and more!

Spend 5ish with us today!

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Getting to know OSU commitment Bryson Shaw

Sep 19, 2018 16:24

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio."

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the 11th episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured a catch-up with 2019 Ohio State commit Ronnie Hickman. This next episode features another current Buckeyes commitment Bryson Shaw hanging out with us, including:

*How his senior season is going

*A look back on his journey from Wisconsin commit to Ohio State pledge

*His relationship with Dwayne Haskins, who went to the same high school

*If the Urban Meyer situation had any impact on his commitment status

*What position he'll play when he arrives in Columbus

*His interests off the field

*Ohio State vs. Penn State prediction

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 19, 2018

Sep 19, 2018 10:35

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What is the latest on Ohio State star defensive end Nick Bosa? What is his injury and when might he return for the Buckeyes?

What about running back Brian Snead who didn't make the trip for the TCU game?

Well, Bill "Bank" Greene has some good news to share on both fronts, and he joins Dave Biddle on today's show to share what he knows.

Also on the docket:

* What can be done about the propensity of Ohio State's defense to give up big plays?

* Is the Buckeyes' offensive line for real? It was a big concern entering the season, but they've played very well thus far.

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: September 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018 15:53

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Ohio State is 3-0 with overmatched Tulane set to visit The Shoe this coming weekend.

Urban Meyer will once again be roaming the sidelines.

Barring world upheaval, the Buckeyes will be 4-0 for the colossal matchup with Penn State. 

Virtually all punditry has Ohio State ticketed for the College Football Playoff. The new quarterback is a revelation.

Things are just peachy, right?

Well, credit the Buckeyes for simply getting to this point unscathed. Battling equal on-field and off-field challenges has been challenging. But there are topics of import still up for discussion. Duane Long is here to help tackle the following:

* Is the Urban Meyer press conference tour over? 

* Will there be major differences with Meyer back on the sideline?

* Is Ohio State's defense able to rebound from several questionable performances?

* What personnel changes need to be made?

Loaded questions meant for even more loaded answers. 

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018 10:54

Description:

Urban Meyer is now fully reinstated as Ohio State's head football coach, and Meyer will meet with the media at 11:45 a.m. today.

What should you expect to hear from Meyer today? Will he field questions about his suspension and the events leading up to it? Will it be football-only questions? A mix of both?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss Meyer's return, plus:

* Was it a smart move for Meyer to do the interview with ESPN? Part one aired Sunday, and the second part is airing today.

* How long might Nick Bosa be out?

* What can OSU do at the field safety position?

* Just how good is Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins?

All of that and more on the Monday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018 09:42

Description:

Both Ohio State and TCU are fast, but the No. 4 Buckeyes (2-0) are probably faster than the No. 15 Horned Frogs (2-0).

However, the big edge for OSU could be its overall talent and depth, per Jonah Booker,

JBook joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit, where of course all things Ohio State-TCU is on the docket.

* Who will win and what will be the final score? Both JBook and Biddle give their predictions.

* Why should Ohio State fans be optimistic about this game?

* What are reasons for concerns?

* Should Urban Meyer do an interview with ESPN's College GameDay tomorrow as rumored?

* How excited should OSU fans be about redshirt freshman defensive back Shaun Wade?

All of that and more on the Friday, game-day-eve spectacular.

BM5: September 13, 2018

Sep 13, 2018 13:58

Description:

Which Buckeye is 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong referring to? You'll have to listen to the whole show to find out.

Other knowledges is also dispensed in Wiltfongian fashion.

* What is the latest on Jameson Williams? Will he visit UCLA this weekend? Is Alabama the real rival for Ohio State here?

* Zach Harrison: Should we be worried? Why has his process gone on as long as it has? Which head coach does Harrison have the best relationship with?

All that plus a brief review of a possible Big Ten power emerging that Wiltfong just visited.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

DeanCast: TCU guru Jeremy Clark talks TCU Horned Frogs vs Ohio State Buckeyes and Texas recruiting

Sep 12, 2018 21:30

Description:

Today the DeanCast is back.

DeanCast guest today is TCU expert Jeremy Clark of Horned Frog Blitz. Clark covers both TCU football and TCU recruiting as well as the top prospects in Texas.

On today’s show we talk:

** About the vibe in Texas and from the TCU site in regards to the big Ohio State vs TCU game

** The feeling on the Buckeyes and Dwayne Haskins from the TCU side of things

** What advantages TCU might have over Ohio State.

** What OSU fans should be concerned with in regards to TCU.

** Ohio State players from Texas that got away from TCU.

** The recruiting weekend for the Buckeyes and TCU for the game

** How Clark sees the game playing out

** Plus more

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: 'Rocket' takes off

Sep 12, 2018 13:03

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio."

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the 10th episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured top 100 Class of 2020 prospect Tre Williams breaking down his recruitment and interest in Ohio State. This next episode features current Buckeyes commitment Ronnie Hickman hanging out with us, including:

*Why his nickname is "Rocket"

*How his senior season is going

*A look back on his pledge to the Buckeyes

*What position he'll play when he arrives in Columbus

*His interests off the field

*TCU vs. OSU prediction

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: 'Rocket' takes off

Sep 12, 2018

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio."

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the 10th episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured top 100 Class of 2020 prospect Tre Williams breaking down his recruitment and interest in Ohio State. This next episode features current Buckeyes commitment Ronnie Hickman hanging out with us, including:

*Why his nickname is "Rocket"

*How his senior season is going

*A look back on his pledge to the Buckeyes

*What position he'll play when he arrives in Columbus

*His interests off the field

*TCU vs. OSU prediction

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018 14:43

Description:

Shaun Wade was a 5-star recruit, but it took him until the second game in his second season at Ohio State to make an impact.

And wow did he make an impact.

After redshirting in 2017, Wade earned the No. 1 nickel back job for the Buckeyes last week against Rutgers, and had his personal coming-out-party. He recorded an interception, and played well throughout the contest.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss Wade's rise, plus:

* Thoughts on the big game this Saturday against TCU.

* What should the Buckeyes be most concerned about?

* What are thoughts on TCU quarterback Shawn Robinson?

* What should OSU do at the middle linebacker position?

* Will Ohio State's defensive line completely dominate the Horned Frogs offensive line?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: September 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018 10:39

Description:

We are two weeks in to an already eventful season.

What do we know about these Buckeyes?

The first real test of the season lies ahead in Texas Christian. Are the Buckeyes ready for Fort Worth excursion?

Duane Long is here in his usual Tuesday spot to share what concerns he does have with the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs.

Also:

* The Dwayne Haskins Bandwagon is added patrons like crazy. Is all the hyperbole justified?

* Was Jordan Fuller's return all the secondary needed to shape up?

We discussed all that and more so spend 5ish with us this a.m.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018 14:25

Description:

Yeah, that headline won't cause any debates.

But Bill "Bank" Greene is never shy about speaking his mind, and he feels Ohio State has significantly upgraded at the quarterback position this year.

But wait, J.T. Barrett set nearly every school record for a quarterback. True. However, as Bank points out on today's show, Barrett is struggling to make a practice squad in the NFL, while Dwayne Haskins looks like a future first-round pick.

Bank joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus do a deep-dive on the Buckeyes' offensive line and middle linebackers, and look ahead to the Ohio State-TCU clash.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Getting to know Tre Williams

Sep 4, 2018 15:03

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio."

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the 10th episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured Allen Trieu breaking down Ohio State's recruiting efforts in the state of Michigan. This next episode features top 100 class of 2020 recruit Tre Williams dishing all, including:

*Why he transferred schools before this season

*What schools have been in touch, since they were allowed to contact him as of September 1

*The latest on Ohio State

*How the Urban Meyer situation impacted his thoughts on the Buckeyes

*His top schools

*A decision timeline

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: September 4, 2018

Sep 4, 2018 14:18

Description:

The offense?

As advertised - maybe better.

The defense?

Not so much ... and some parts were worse upon film review.

It's Tuesday. It's Duane Long. It's his unique perspective on the Buckeyes.

Let's enjoy ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Sept. 3, 2018

Sep 3, 2018 12:12

Description:

Ohio State kicked off its 2018 season with a 77-31 win over Oregon State on Saturday. 

What stood out most about the Buckeyes explosive offense?

What went wrong with the defense?

What does it all mean moving forward?

Also, Urban Meyer has of course returned the team and can coach at practice through the week. He will still miss the Rutgers game this Saturday and the TCU game the following Saturday, but he is able to coach at practice and be with his team all week. The Meyer story dominated the sports news cycle for the entire month of August. However, now that the games have started, we've noticed that the story is getting a lot less publicity. Has Meyer weathered the storm? Or is that wishful thinking?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle for all of that and more on the Labor Day extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018 13:50

Description:

Jeff Wadsworth quit his post on Ohio State's board of trustees because he did not believe Urban Meyer's penalty of three games was long enough.

Then Wadsworth proceeded to air dirty laundry to the New York Times on Thursday, and tried to paint OSU and Meyer in a very bad light.

This of course does not sit well with us here at Bucknuts. We felt it was a very weak move by a man who was known as a weak "leader" during his time at Ohio State.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus talk some actual football for most of the show.

* What are we most excited to see tomorrow when the Buckeyes kick off the 2018 season against visiting Oregon State?

* What will the offensive game-plan and overall offensive scheme for OSU?

* How concerned should you be about the offensive line?

* What are JBook's prediction for how Ohio State will fare overall this season?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 30, 2018

Aug 30, 2018 15:28

Description:

There is Big Ten football today. It's here. The season is actually here. You've been through a lot, 'Nutters. You deserve this.

Hopefully, we can entertain you for a bit here while you wait out Saturday's noon EST kickoff against visiting Oregon State.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong makes his usual Thursday appearance and covers a wide swath of subjects. We even got Steve to put his lofty reputation on the line by getting his predictions for:

* Big Ten offensive MVP ...

* Big Ten defensive MVP ...

* Big Ten freshman of the year ... 

* Big Ten West champ ... 

* Big Ten East order of finish ... 

* Big Ten champ ...

* The College Football Playoff quartet ...

* National champion ...

Plus, what would a Wiltfong visit be without an update on which recruits Ohio State is focusing on?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

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Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Invading The State Up North

Aug 29, 2018 29:39

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on the Buckeyes? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the ninth episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured Brian Dohn breaking down Ohio State's recruiting efforts on the East Coast. This next episode features 247Sports' Allen Trieu, giving some great insights on the Buckeyes' efforts in the state of Michigan, including:

*His thoughts on the Urban Meyer situation and how it has impacted recruits in the Midwest

*Why Ohio State has had so much success recruiting in "the state up north"

*Scouting report on OSU quarterback commit Dwan Mathis

*Where he thinks key Ohio State targets are going to play in college

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 29, 2018

Aug 29, 2018 13:44

Description:

The offensive line was always a question mark for Ohio State when talking about the 2018 season.

Now just three days from the opener against Oregon State? Well, it is an even bigger concern.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to talk about that, plus:

* What about the optimism when analyzing this offensive line?

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' starting linebackers?

* How soon will Tuf Borland really be back in action?

* As if this month-long saga couldn't get any stranger, how about Tom Herman giving Brett McMurphy an exclusive one-on-one interview. What a coincidence, right?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 29, 2018

Aug 29, 2018

Description:

The offensive line was always a question mark for Ohio State when talking about the 2018 season.

Now just three days from the opener against Oregon State? Well, it is an even bigger concern.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to talk about that, plus:

* What about the optimism when analyzing this offensive line?

* What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' starting linebackers?

* How soon will Tuf Borland really be back in action?

* As if this month-long saga couldn't get any stranger, how about Tom Herman giving Brett McMurphy an exclusive one-on-one interview. What a coincidence, right?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018 21:20

Description:

This show is fun. It's about football. It's not about you know what.

Duane Long and I do this show every season. It's our wacky predictions episode. It's meant to be fun.

You can see the categories we used this season below. Before we got to it, Duane shared his thoughts on the new starters at linebacker and on the offensive line.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

PREDICTION CATEGORIES:

* Who will lead Ohio State in ...

... rushing yards?

... receptions?

... receiving yards?

... receiving TDs?

* Which Buckeyes will be named All-Big Ten first team on offense?

* Which Buckeyes will be named All-Big Ten first team on defense?

* Which Buckeyes will be named All-American?

* Which opponent is biggest obstacle on Ohio State's schedule?

* Which opponent could be surprising pitfall?

* What will Ohio State's final record be?

* What will be Ohio State's postseason result?

* Which Buckeyes will be picked in the 2019 NFL Draft's first round?

* Who will be Ohio State's top freshman?

* Who have we forgotten that will make us remember?

* Next year at this time, Ryan Day will be _____ at _____.

* Hot takey style prediction that's WAY out there? 

Settle in for some serious look into the future action, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 27, 2018

Aug 27, 2018 09:51

Description:

It might not feel like it quite yet, but game week has arrived for Ohio State.

The Buckeyes will host Oregon State on Saturday (noon ET; ABC), and Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss the following:

* Is the offensive line still by far and away Bank's biggest concern about the Buckeyes entering the 2018 season?

* What are his updated prediction on who the starting linebackers will be? (The depth chart is expected to be released Tuesday.)

* When does Bank think third-year sophomore middle linebacker Tuf Borland be back from his Achilles injury?

* What are expectations for starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins this season?

* The Buckeyes announced seven captains for this season. They include four seniors on offense, including Isaiah Prince, plus wide receivers Parris Campbell, Johnnie Dixon and Terry McLaurin. On defense, the captains are Borland, junior defensive end Nick Bosa and junior safety Jordan Fuller. Does any football team consistently name more captains than OSU? And what does it say about Borland that he's a captain at such an early stage of his career, while coming off an injury no less?

* Interim head coach/offensive coordinator Ryan Day, along with associate head coach/defensive coordinator Greg Schiano will meet with the media late this morning. What questions would Bank like to hear them answer?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 24, 2018

Aug 24, 2018 13:29

Description:

How good is Ohio State's roster this season?

Well, as you can tell from the headline, Jonah Booker believes it is quite stacked.

JBook joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Did OSU get it right with Urban Meyer's 3-game suspension? Why or why not?

* Will the relationship between Meyer and Ohio State ever be the same?

* What is to make of the national coverage of the Meyer situation?

All of that and more is coming at you on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 23, 2018

Aug 23, 2018 16:11

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It's over, right?

Not exactly. Yes, Urban Meyer was handed a three-game suspension. That much we know.

But the after effects?

Recruiting?

The current team?

Future teams?

Local perception?

National perception?

No, it's not over. Not close.

So we brought in three of the best: Steve Wiltfong, Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle. 

Where do we go from here? You'll have to listen to learn.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 22, 2018

Aug 22, 2018 14:30

Description:

It looks like Urban Meyer will retain his job at Ohio State, but it also looks like he will be facing a short suspension, right?

Well, that last part is anything but right according to Matt Baxendell.

The People's Champ joins Dave Biddle on what could be the Buckeyes' version of "D-Day" ... and Bax thinks there is very little chance that Meyer is actually suspended for any games this season.

Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments section.

Also on today's show:

* Will we learn the final decision today or not?

* People keep saying this will be president Michael Drake's decision, but that's not accurate. We explain why, and we also explain why it's a good thing for Meyer.

* From a football perspective, what is the biggest concern for the Buckeyes entering the 2018 season? Is it the uncertainty at linebacker, uncertainty on the offensive line or something else?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

DeanCast: Guru Mark Porter on Meyer vs Tressel, Ohio decline

Aug 21, 2018 18:51

Description:

Today, we have the return of the DeanCast.

DeanCast guest today is long-time Buckeye state scouting guru Mark Porter from ScoutingOhio.com.

On today’s show we talk:

** About Urban Meyer’s situation and what recruiting impact it has

** Porter compares and contrasts Jim Tressel with Meyer

** Is there really a talent decline in Ohio? Porter has the numbers and facts

** Best prospects in Ohio over past 13 years

** Who are the two very best prospects in Ohio this year

** Plus more ...

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018 08:37

Description:

OK, it appears we have some clarity ... finally. Ohio State's Board of Trustees will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to decide Urban Meyer's fate as head football coach of the Buckeyes.

We know what should happen. 

What will happen?

Duane Long is here in his usual Tuesday spot to break it all down with us.

Do we trust a group of academics to make the call on the football coach?

We have to at this point. 

Also:

** The AP top 25 poll was released yesterday and Wisconsin was ranked ahead of Ohio State. Why?

** Which Buckeyes position group is the least proven with the season opener less than two weeks away?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018 12:29

Description:

With the season opener just weeks away we are here to talk football only, right?

Right?

Wrong ... unfortunately. 

Nothing would make us here at Bucknuts happier than some good ole football chatter. Given the media has no access to Buckeyes football and the off-field news keeps coming, we are forced to continue our discussion of 'The Urban Meyer Situation' - which we note on the show today seems to have less to do with the head coach with every passing day.

We also address:

- Tom Herman: A completely toolish move?

- Zach Smith: Anyone know a bigger liability?

We also tried to work in some football.

- Does Ohio State have the experience needed to take advantage of so much talent?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 13, 2018

Aug 13, 2018 11:52

Description:

It is the question everyone wants answered: Will Urban Meyer keep his job as Ohio State's head coach?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to give his take on that, plus:

* When will we know the resolution?

* What is the latest from the Buckeyes' training camp? (Yes, some actual football discussion!)

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: Aug. 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018 27:35

Description:

Yes, you read the headline correctly.

Once upon a time -- the night of Ohio State's win over Michigan in 2014 to be specific -- Michelle Herman called Bucknuts' own Matt Baxendell to chew him out over comments he made and things he wrote.

Bax has not told that story ... until now. And you won't want to miss it.

Also on today's Bucknuts Almost Live:

* Bax gives his thoughts on the reporting of Jeff Snook and Brett McMurphy. Who is to be believed? Could this be any more of a whirlwind?

* The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, drops by to give his take on the recruiting impact regarding Urban Meyer's situation. Plus, when will everyone know for sure whether Meyer will continue to be the Buckeyes' coach? Could the news come down as soon as Monday?

All of that and more on a very long-winded version of BAL.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 10, 2018

Aug 10, 2018 09:51

Description:

There was a bombshell of a report from author Jeff Snook on Facebook on Thursday with several intriguing comments from Lynn Bruce, who is Zach Smith’s mother, and the late Earle Bruce’s daughter.

Lynn Bruce attacked the credibility of Courtney Smith, which was interesting in itself. What really made Snook's report a bombshell is that he reported that Courtney Smith's mother corroborated everything Lynn Bruce said on the matter.

The big question now is whether this definitely clears Urban Meyer or not.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to give his strong opinion on that, plus:

* Does JBook trust OSU president Michael Drake and the investigative committee?

* If Meyer does retain his job, is he facing a suspension?

* When will all of this wrap up?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 9, 2018

Aug 9, 2018 19:33

Description:

He's back.

No, not Urban Meyer ... not yet at least. 

But 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is back from vacation and resumes his usual Thursday morning time slot on the BM5.

Wiltfong is on assignment in Nashville and let's you know why. Suffice to say he is rubbing elbows with an Ohio State behind-the-scenes maestro and you'll want to hear all about it.

Then we discuss - what else? - global warming. Kidding of course ... we talk Urb.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m. ... 

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: 'Bank' Greene talk recruiting amid turmoil

Aug 8, 2018 17:22

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on Ohio State recruiting? Get VIP access with our Buy 1 Month, Get 4 FREE deal now!

This is the seventh episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured Lions247's Sean Fitz breaking down the recruiting battles between the Buckeyes and Penn State. This next episode features 247Sports' Bill "Bank" Greene breaking down the latest on Ohio State recruiting during the Urban Meyer investigation, including:

*How is Meyer being on paid leave currently impacting recruiting?

*What he's hearing from recruits regarding how the situation is being handled

*What would happen if Meyer is shown the door for good

*Potential hurdles OSU will face if Meyer is brought back

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 8, 2018

Aug 8, 2018 12:57

Description:

What will ultimately happen with Urban Meyer's employment as Ohio State's head football coach?

Not necessarily what *should* happen; but what *will* happen?

And when might this all be finalized?

What stands out about OSU's training camp thus far? Is it Pete Werner repping at middle linebacker.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss all things Meyer and more.

DeanCast: Tim May on Meyer situation, McMurphy, ESPN coverage

Aug 7, 2018 20:02

Description:

Today, we have the return of the DeanCast.

Our DeanCast guest today is 34-year Buckeye football beat writer for the Columbus Dispatch Tim May.

On today’s show we talk:

** About Urban Meyer’s situation and what Tim May’s reaction was as Meyer went on paid leave of absence.

** May’s opinion of how Brett McMurphy has covered the story from a journalistic point of view.

** Has ESPN been biased in their coverage of the Meyer story?

** How does the Meyer situation conclude?

** The biggest game of the season for the Buckeyes coming in September on the road with a young quarterback.

** Do the Buckeyes make the college football playoff?

** Plus more ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 7, 2018

Aug 7, 2018 15:03

Description:

The team is back. Practice is underway.

So naturally we need to discuss the Urban Meyer suspension.

Ugh.

Duane Long and I assess the state of affairs with all that surrounds Ohio State's football program that has little to do with football.

Then we actually attempt to talk about football - as in the stuff that goes on between the lines. You remember football, right?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m. to jar your memory ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 6, 2018

Aug 6, 2018 16:14

Description:

Ohio State's investigative committee says they hope to have a resolution in the Urban Meyer situation within the next two weeks.

Could something come down the pike as early as this week?

Both Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle believe Meyer will keep his job, so now the big question is when he will return and whether he will be suspended.

Helwagen joins Biddle to opine on that, plus:

* Why should Meyer keep his job?

* If the police were involved and Meyer told his superiors at Ohio State about the Zach Smith ordeal, what more was Meyer supposed to do?

* Is Meyer's biggest offense lying to the media? And that's if you believe he lied and was not confused.

* Speaking of said confusion, what is to be made of the reporting on Reddit that Brett McMurphy edited his original story on Zach Smith several times without informing the readers?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: August 5, 2018

Aug 5, 2018 26:20

Description:

As the biggest story in college football - and sports in general? - rolls on, we continue to examine how Ohio State's football program on the whole will manage.

How does Urban Meyer's suspension affect recruiting?

What are our foes saying on the recruiting trail?

Is anyone else to blame here?

Bill Kurelic and Matt Baxendell joined me to try and make sense of the goings on around the Buckeyes.

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 3, 2018

Aug 3, 2018 09:59

Description:

Will Urban Meyer keep his job as Ohio State's head football coach?

That is the question everyone wants answered, and Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle on today's show to give his take on the situation.

If Meyer does keep his gig, is he at least facing a suspension?

We give you the very latest on the biggest story in college football.

Bucknuts Morning 5: August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018 36:30

Description:

This is not one of the shows we enjoyed putting together. But the show must go on.

Our Dave Biddle and Steve Helwagen have logged a combined 40-plus years on the Buckeye football beat. We needed all of that perspective today as we broke down the Urban Meyer situation. The accomplished Ohio State football coach has been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into his handling of former assistant coach Zach Smith's repeated incidents.

Dave, Steve and I break it all down - the past, present and future.

So please spend 5ish with us this a.m. ...

Bucknuts Morning 5: Aug. 1, 2018

Aug 1, 2018 11:55

Description:

No, that is not a quote about how someone feels about listening to the Bucknuts Morning 5.

It is the way Zach Harrison feels about the recruiting process.

So, if Harrison hates this entire ordeal, why is he pushing his announcment back?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss Harrison's situation, plus:

* Does Brian Hartline want to be a football coach long-term?

* What are recruits saying about Hartline?

* What is the latest with under-the-radar recruits from Ohio Jonathan Allen and Isaiah Gibson?

* What is Bank most interested in seeing when Ohio State's preseason camp opens this Friday? Is it the offensive line? Wait, did we already give that away in the headline?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Penn State expert Sean Fitz - Lions247

Jul 31, 2018 39:17

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on Ohio State recruiting? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the sixth episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured 2020 Ohio State commit Jake Wray talking about his efforts of trying to put together the best recruiting class of all time. This next episode features Lions247's Sean Fitz, breaking down how the Nittany Lions are trying to stop that from happening, and much more, including:

*How did Penn State's Lasch Bash event go this past weekend?

*The secret to Penn State's success on the recruiting trail

*If the 2016 win over the Buckeyes changed the course of the program

*Thoughts on OSU vs. PSU recruiting battles for 2019, including Zach Harrison

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018 08:59

Description:

Uh-oh.

Or not?

Buckeyes top target Zach Harrison has pushed back his announcement date. What does that mean for the Columbus native?

What does that mean for The college native to Columbus?

Is this good for Michigan? Is it good for Penn State?

We bring in the inimitable Duane Long to tackle the Harrison news.

We also discuss the newest tight end committed to Ohio State and whether he will actually be a tight end when all is said and done.

Plus, Duane has identified a true star in the Class of 2020 and that's just the beginning of the good news on that front.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018 11:11

Description:

Preseason camp for Ohio State's football team begins Friday, and that is the focus of today's show.

We do begin talking about the Scarlet & Gray's loss to Team Fredette in The Basketball Tournament, but then it's all about the gridiron.

What are we most interested in seeing Friday when camp kicks off?

Which true freshmen could help the Buckeyes right away this season?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle for insights on that and much more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: July 29, 2018

Jul 29, 2018 14:58

Description:

It was a big recruiting weekend for Ohio State, and the Dean of OSU Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, drops by to tell you all about it.

The Dean joins Dave Biddle to talk all things Buckeye recruiting. What do you need to know about the big weekend? And who might be next to commit to the Buckeyes in their 2019 class?

And then the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins the party to talk about Ohio State's preseason camp beginning this Friday and what he is most interested in seeing.

All of that and more for you on this Sunday morning.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018 15:37

Description:

How will Brian Hartline do as Ohio State's new wide receivers coach?

Jonah Booker thinks he will fare quite well.

JBook joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus:

* Could there be more fallout from the Zach Smith situation?

* What is the latest on linebackers Tuf Borland and Dante Booker?

* Is Urban Meyer excited about Dwayne Haskins taking over as the Buckeyes' quarterback?

* What do we think about Byron Mullens pulling out of TBT due to a dispute about money?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018 11:43

Description:

Brian Hartline will be Ohio State's interim wide receivers coach, taking over for the recently-terminated Zach Smith.

247Sports director of recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, joins Dave Biddle for the Fong's usual Thursday visit.

Most of the show is all about WR recruiting as it pertains to Ohio State.

However, we will also discuss the commitment of 4-star 2020 running back Darvon Hubbard to OSU, which came down on Wednesday.

As for WR recruiting, how will Hartline do on the recruiting trail for OSU?

How big of a loss is Smith from a recruiting perspective?

Where do the Buckeyes stand with key 2019 WR recruits such as Jameson Williams, Elijah Higgins, David Bell and more?

All of that and more on the Thursday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 25, 2018

Jul 25, 2018 07:39

Description:

Is Brian Hartline going to be the next wide receivers coach at Ohio State?

It sure looks that way, and that is one of the topics that Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle discuss on today's show.

Also on the docket:

* How would Hartline do as a recruiter?

* What are thoughts on Zach Smith's dismissal?

* What's up with Dante Booker?

* How early in the season will Tuf Borland be back?

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Getting to know Jake Wray

Jul 25, 2018 22:35

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on Ohio State recruiting? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the fifth episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured 247Sports Director of Basketball Recruiting, Evan Daniels, talking with us about the Buckeyes' recruiting efforts and latest pick-up. This next episode goes back to football, and welcomes Class of 2020 commit Jake Wray, who we spoke to about a number of topics:

*How is the upcoming season looking?

*Why did he commit to Ohio State?

*What is the back story with the class of 2020 "group chat"?

*Who does he think the Buckeyes will land in his class?

*How is his brother, OSU frosh OL Max Wray, doing?

*What does he do in his spare time?

All of that and more on the latest episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018 12:25

Description:

There are days when topics are scarce on the BM5. Current events don't always provide us with intriguing topics.

Today is not one of those days.

Ohio State has fired wide receivers coach Zach Smith. What will the fallout be?

Urban Meyer takes the podium at Big Ten Media Days this morning.

How much real football will he get to talk about?

What will the questions be that don't have to do with the fired assistant?

And we even get into a little recruiting.

Duane Long was the right guy for the job today so sit back spend 5ish with us.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 23, 2018

Jul 23, 2018 18:02

Description:

Big Ten media days kick off today in Chicago, and all of Ohio State's obligations will be held on Tuesday.

What are the big storylines for the Buckeyes, and from other teams around the conference?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle for an in-depth look at all things Big Ten on an extended, 18-minute version of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: Who's coming to Columbus?

Jul 22, 2018 10:39

Description:

Welcome to the Sunday show. 

Today, we are joined by the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic for the latest on what promises to be a hectic open recruiting period.

That open period starts Wednesday and recruits from all over the nation will start arriving in Columbus to check things out.

But we open with an announcement on the future of Bucknuts Almost Live and Sunday programming here at Bucknuts going forward.

It's not live. It's Almost Live ... 

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018 10:53

Description:

It is definitely the dog days of summer, but don't worry Buckeye fans, football is just around the corner.

And it's also Friday, which is always a reason to celebrate.

Big Ten media days in Chicago begin on Monday, and Ohio State's preseason camp will begin at the end of this month.

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss all things about the 2018 Buckeyes, including the most interesting storylines on offense and defense.

Also, on the recruiting front, what are the chances that OSU lands all three of Zach Harrison, Trevor Keegan and Tyler Davis? You might not like JBook's answer.

All of that and more on the TGIF spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 19, 2018

Jul 19, 2018 13:31

Description:

Don't look now but this is really the stretch run for Ohio State's Class of 2019 recruiting haul.

There's only a few spots left at the Inn.

Who better to see which recruits get those rooms? Who better to put the class in perspective from a national stance?

Steve Wiltfong, that's who.

247 Sports' director of recruiting puts on a podcast performance worthy of someone with such a lofty title.

You will be smarter about the following subjects after listening:

** Garrett Wilson

** Harry Miller

** The rest of the Class of 2019

** Steve's other excellent podcast

** Nashville bourbon tours

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!!!

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Evan Daniels - 247Sports Hoops Expert

Jul 19, 2018 16:28

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on Ohio State recruiting? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the fourth episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured Ohio State commitment Harry Miller sharing all. This next episode welcomes our first basketball guest, 247Sports Director of Basketball Recruiting, Evan Daniels, to chat about a number of topics: the Buckeyes landing DJ Carton, Chris Holtmann and his work on the recruiting trail, who may be up next in 2019

*What Ohio State is getting in 5-star commit DJ Carton

*The work Chris Holtmann is doing on the recruiting trail and if its sustainable

*Who will complete the 2019 recruiting class in Columbus?

*Which players will land in Scarlet and Gray for 2020?

All of that and more on the fourth episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 18, 2018

Jul 19, 2018 13:31

Description:

We have a special edition of the Bucknuts Morning 5 today as Bill "Bank" Greene answers questions that were posed to him by subscribers on The Front Row message board.

Bank joins Dave Biddle and answers the following questions:

* What's up with cornerback recruiting for Ohio State in the 2019 class? 

* Should OSU accept a commitment from a WR who runs a 4.71 40?

* Is OSU's 2019 offensive line class going to be good enough?

* Who might be the next prospect from Florida to commit to OSU?

* Who will be the Buckeyes' starting linebackers this season?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018 11:44

Description:

It's Tuesday. It's the BM5. It's Duane Long. It's knowledge.

The topic?

Offensive line.

The level of expertise?

High.

The level of optimism?

Even higher.

Do you need to listen?

Absolutely.

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018 16:42

Description:

It was a huge weekend for Ohio State's men's basketball team as head coach Chris Holtmann and his staff landed 5-star point guard DJ Carton.

Why did Carton make such a meteoric rise in the recruiting rankings? And how did the Buckeyes end up getting a commitment from him? What role did a local waterpark play in Carton's recruitment? 

Who might be next to join Carton and Alonzo Gaffney in OSU's 2019 class? Perhaps E.J. Liddell?

On the football front, what should you expect from Ohio State's wide receivers this season? This might be the deepest, most-veteran group of WRs we can remember in Columbus. How productive will they be?

All of that and more with Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: July 17, 2018

Jul 16, 2018 22:59

Description:

This whole Chris Holtmann as basketball coach deal seems to be working out quite well. Ohio State hoops landed its No. 1 target at its biggest need position in point guard D.J. Carton. 

What does it mean for the Buckeyes?

A whole lot and we get into the details of what is the biggest commitment since D'Angelo Russell.

We also bring in The Dean to finish off Class of 2019 football recruiting and of course The People's Champ is ready to brighten your Sunday a.m.

Spend some quality time with us, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018 13:03

Description:

Will offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day have a big impact on Ohio State's offense in 2018?

And is it surprising that Day has seemingly passed Kevin Wilson on the totem pole?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle for opinions on that, plus:

* What is our confidence level in Tate Martell if he is needed to be the Buckeyes' quarterback this season?

* What about Matthew Baldwin?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018 07:34

Description:

What is the latest on the top targets for Ohio State in the 2019 recruiting class?

247Sports director of recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, drops by for his usual visit, and explains whether the following prospects are "in, out or foggy" as it pertains to Ohio State right now:

* Zach Harrison

* Darnell Wright

* Marcus Washington

* Jameson Williams

* Tyler Davis

* Trevor Keegan

* David Bell

* Milton Wright

* Jonathan Allen

* Cormontae Hamilton

Wiltfong gives his prediction on all of those recruits and more on this quick-hitting version of the Bucknuts Morning 5.

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018 13:56

Description:

We have no doubt at Bucknuts that a daily Big Ten football call-in show on Big Ten Network (yes, taking a page out of Paul Finebaum's book on the SEC Network) would do very well.

The question is whether BTN would ever take up such a venture.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for an in-depth discussion about that, plus:

* What is a bigger concern for Ohio State entering the 2018 season: Offensive line, or linebackers?

* Will Tuf Borland actually play this season? If so, how effective will he be?

* Bucknuts readers don't seem worried about Michigan's recruiting efforts in Ohio. But are Buckeye fans ignoring history?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Getting to know Harry Miller

Jul 11, 2018 24:14

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on Ohio State recruiting? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the third episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The previous episode of BRR featured Ohio State commitment Garrett Wilson sharing all. This next episode welcomes another commit, OL Harry Miller, who touches on a number of different topics:

*What led him to picking Ohio State over Stanford, Notre Dame, Clemson, and Georgia?

*How the Buckeyes coaches plan on using him

*The status of his mission work in Nicaragua

*A look back on his experience at The Opening Finals and who he was recruiting to OSU while in Texas

*His long-time relationship with fellow commit Steele Chambers

All of that and more on the third episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018 11:10

Description:

Another day, another commitment pilfered out of SEC country. This whole recruiting thing is going quite well for Ohio State.

On Monday, Tennessee linebacker Kane Patterson joined the fold. Not only does he have a name suitable for a superhero's identity - the dude can play. 

Over the weekend, Luke Wypler joined the fold. OK, no superhero name but a stud nonetheless.

Duane Long is here to put the additions in perspective and also talk Zach Harrison, Las Vegas odds on the Big Ten season ahead and more.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: July 5, 2018

Jul 5, 2018 08:30

Description:

The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas, wrapped up on Tuesday, and 247Sports director of recruiting Steve Wiltfong was in attendance throughout the event.

Wiltfong joins Dave Biddle to give the latest on the following recruits:

* Zach Harrison.

* Jameson Williams.

* Marcus Washington.

* OSU commit Harry Miller.

* OSU commit Garrett Wilson.

* OSU commit Jordan Battle.

That is in store for you on this quick-hitting edition of the Thursday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: July 1, 2018

Jul 1, 2018 14:17

Description:

July has arrived, and will it bring with it another Ohio State football commitment?

Quarterback Jack Miller -- the No. 3 pro-style QB in the land in the 2018 class -- will make his announcement later today, and OSU is sitting in the driver's seat.

On this edition of Bucknuts Almost Live, Bill Kurelic and Matt Baxendell join Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* When will Miller commit today?

* Did anyone see the Paris Johnson commitment coming?

* What is the latest from The Opening Finals in Frisco, Texas?

* What is to be made of 2019 QB recruit Brian Maurer's comments that Ohio State's coaches lied to him?

* The Buckeyes' 2018 football season kicks off against Oregon State in exactly two months ... and we're already getting excited for the season.

All of that and more on this edition of BAL (which looks like the abbreviation for Baltimore, but we're still using it).

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018 14:34

Description:

What is up with the budding St. Louis-to-Ohio State pipeline? And is Cleveland Glenville jealous?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to tackle the former topic, but not the latter.

Ezekiel Elliott is of course originally from the St. Louis area, and he became a household name across the country while at OSU.

Then in the Buckeyes' 2018 recruiting class, they landed a pair of promising wide receivers from St. Louis: Kamryn Babb and Cameron Brown.

And looking at 2019 recruiting, two of the top WRs in the country -- Jameson Williams and Marcus Washington -- both greatly favor Ohio State, according to the Crystal Ball predictions.

Do Buckeye fans have Zeke to thank for the fact that so many highly-ranked St. Lou prospects are looking closely at OSU? JBook answers that.

Also on the docket:

* The latest on Jack Miller, Zach Harrison, Tyler Davis and Darnell Wright on this recruiting-themed edition of the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018 16:00

Description:

Ohio State was always a legit presence at The Opening at Nike HQ in Beaverton, Ore.

The event has moved to Dallas this year. Expect Ohio State to maintain its legit presence.

From Garrett Wilson to Darnell Wright there are names aplenty ticketed for the annual talent show.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong will be there.

Today, he's here to tell you what to expect at The Opening.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Getting to know Garrett Wilson

Jun 27, 2018 20:20

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

Want daily inside scoop on Ohio State recruiting? Get VIP access with a 7-Day FREE Trial now!

This is the second episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The first episode of BRR featured Bucknuts/247Sports' Bill Greene and Duane Long, and focused on the biggest OSU recruiting event of the year, Friday Night Lights. This second episode welcomes Ohio State commit WR Garrett Wilson, who touches on a number of different topics:

*Why did he pick Ohio State over Texas....and how did Tom Herman take the news?

*What other players is he trying to recruit to Columbus with him?

*Is Buckeyes freshman QB Matthew Baldwin the real deal?

* How does he have fun outside of football?

All of that and more on the second episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018 17:04

Description:

Jim Harbaugh didn't quite ignore recruiting the state of Ohio during his first three seasons as Michigan's head coach, but he came pretty darn close. Especially considering the fact that recruiting the Buckeye State was the lifeblood of the Wolverines' program for years.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss Harbaugh's recruiting efforts in Ohio, including the quality of the players he's recruiting, and whether Ohio State should be a little nervous.

Also on the docket:

* Thoughts on our newest feature on this site, Bucknuts Brackets. We ranked the best players of the Urban Meyer era at OSU from 1-32, and now readers of the site are going to vote to see who is the best Buckeye since Meyer took the reins.

* Thoughts on 2020 quarterback prospect Jack Miller, who could commit to Ohio State as early as this weekend.

* And what are opinions on the Buckeyes' 2019 QB commit, Dwan Mathis?

* What do fans need to know about OSU football tickets going on sale to the public this Friday?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Buckets Morning 5: June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018 12:03

Description:

It's Tuesday here on the BM5. That means another appearance from your friendly neighborhood football guru: Duane Long.

Those of you that frequent Bucknuts know Duane well. And you know he has a thing for offensive linemen. Here's the thing: Duane wants Ohio State to recruit tackles. Why? Tackles can be a tackle ... guard ... or center.

So with Ohio State short on tackles, you can imagine what Duane is thinking. But you won't have to. He's going to tell you.

Duane also chimes in on:

* Dwan Mathis ending the quarterback derby ...

* Erick All leaving Ohio for Khaki pants ...

* Devontae Dobbs not leaving the state of Michigan for college ...

* Is Ohio State crafting a historic wide receiver haul?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018 08:00

Description:

Friday Night Lights wrapped up three evenings ago -- we're told -- and we have a lot of recruiting insights to pass along on today's show.

Of course Ohio State landed its 2019 quarterback recruit on Sunday, former Michigan State commit Dwan Mathis. But what is next on the recruiting trail for OSU?

Bill "Bank" Greene joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* Is 2020 QB Jack Miller a near lock to commit to the Buckeyes?

* What is the latest on top 2019 prospects Jordan Battle and Zach Harrison?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: Blame it on the rain?

Jun 24, 2018 24:09

Description:

Milli Vanilli was nowhere to be found.

The Dean? Oh, he was there.

Think a little rain can stop Bucknuts?

Of course not.

Ohio State hosted its annual 'Friday Night Lights' recruiting extravaganza despite the rain (or threat thereof).

Clarity at quarterback?

Receivers catching on?

5-star linemen on both sides of the ball?

Standard stuff in Columbus. We break it all down with the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting Bill Kurelic and then offer The People's Champ Matt Baxendell for a perspective sure to get you chatting.

Bucknuts Morning 5: 6/22/18

Jun 22, 2018 16:28

Description:

Friday Night Lights is tonight at Ohio Stadium, and Jonah Booker has a lot of things he will be looking for.

JBook joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit to give his expectations on what might happen at FNL.

Will there be over or under 1.5 commits for the Buckeyes tonight?

And switching gears from FNL, but keeping with the over/under theme, JBook gives his predictions on over/unders for OSU players in the 2018 season, such as:

* O/U 800 receiving yards for Austin Mack?

* O/U 35 touchdown passes for Dwayne Haskins? (Note: J.T. Barrett had 35 TD passes last season.)

* O/U 13.5 interceptions for Haskins? (Barrett had just nine.)

* O/U 3,330 passing yards for Haskins? (Joe Germaine's single-season record is 3,330.)

* O/U 900 rushing yards for Mike Weber?

* O/U 14.5 tackles-for-loss for Dre'Mont Jones?

* O/U 3.5 interceptions for Jordan Fuller?

The Friday extravaganza is loaded with all of that and more.

Bucknuts Recruiting Radio: Friday Night Lights

Jun 21, 2018 35:12

Description:

If you're on Bucknuts, you're likely a fan of the "Bucknuts Morning 5", our daily radio show/podcast that talks all things Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more. You're also probably familiar with the "Bucknuts Roundtable" during the season, where our experts share opinions on the upcoming game and other relative topics.

After getting a lot of requests to do the Roundtable in podcast format, and seeing the great success of the BM5, we thought it would be a great idea to kind of mash the two together, with a focus on recruiting. Thus, the creation of "Bucknuts Recruiting Radio".

This is the pilot episode of BRR, a podcast that will hopefully become a mainstay here on Bucknuts. The goal of the show is to bring on Bucknuts experts, national and other team experts, other media members, recruits, coaches, and more, who can shed some light into the big storylines around Ohio State's recruiting efforts. It's going to be a longer form show that could be roundtable or interview format, and should be highly entertaining for the recruitniks out there.

The first episode of BRR features Bucknuts/247Sports' Bill Greene and Duane Lone, and focuses on the biggest OSU recruiting event of the year, Friday Night Lights. There are some key things to watch at FNL, including:

*Will Brian Maurer land an offer and become Ohio State's 2019 quarterback?

*Which of the wide receivers coming to visit this weekend could end up in the class?

*Three defensive linemen coming to Columbus could end up in Scarlet and Gray

*Are the Buckeyes losing ground with upcoming official visitor Jordan Battle?

* Which players could get offered on Friday and who could commit?

All of that and more on the first episode of Bucknuts Recruiting Radio!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018 12:54

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Can Michigan still stand in the recruiting ring with Ohio State and trade punches.

I say 'No.'

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfing says ...?

You'll have to tune in for the goof stuff, 'Nutters.

Steve and I talk in detail about the recruitment of Illinois offensive lineman Trevor Keegan and how it factors into the Ohio State-Michigan-rest of the Big Ten recruiting hierarchy.

We also discuss recent Ohio State visitor David Ojabo and you lucky listeners get a window into Northwestern's progress on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018 12:51

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Ohio State uses a six-man rotation at its wide receiver positions, which enables a lot of guys to contribute and keeps everyone fresh.

However, is there a downside to the deep rotation? Or is it perfect as is?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Who will be breakout players for the Buckeyes on offense?

* What about defense?

* Why is Friday Night Lights so early this year compared to past years?

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018 07:39

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Another Cincinnati offensive lineman opted to go elsewhere.

Several big-time receivers would like to do the opposite.

So it's business as usual for the Buckeyes.

Duane Long makes his standard Tuesday appearance to talk about Zeke Correll choosing Notre Dame, which receivers will join Garrett Wilson in the class and who 'official' starting quarterback will make his No. 1 receiver this season.

Spend some time this a.m. with us, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018 11:40

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It is Monday and it is time to break out the "over/under game."

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to predict the over/under on the following:

* Regular-season wins for Ohio State in 2018. The over/under is 10.5.

* Passing yards for Dwayne Haskins this year. The over/under is 3,330.5. (Why? Because Joe Germaine's school record is 3,330.)

* Rushing yards for J.K. Dobbins. The over/under is 1,300 yards.

* Receptions by whichever tight end is the Buckeyes' starter. The over/under is 29.5.

* Sacks for Nick Bosa. The O/U is 11.5.

* Interceptions for Kendall Sheffield. The O/U is 4.5.

Plus, Gleitman gives the latest on the recruitment of Zach Harrison. When will he announce, and who will he select?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Almost Live: June 17, 2018

Jun 17, 2018 25:08

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Happy Father's Day, 'Nutters!

We are here on a Sunday to talk Buckeyes and hope this will give Dads and everyone else their escape for a few.

As always, Bill Kurelic and Matt Baxendell join me for extended Buckeye chatter.

Kurelic is here to report on Saturday's one-day recruiting camp in Columbus and also preview Friday Night Lights.

Bax's time is highlighted by discussion on quarterbacks given Urban Meyer's comments over the weekend.

Sit back and relax some weekend entertainment on Bucknuts!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018 25:27

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When is too much enough?

We're going to find out here on today's BM5.

First, we welcome in The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - William Kurelic - for a complete preview of Saturday's one-day camp in Columbus.

Who are Urban and Co. eager to host?

Who should be on commitment watch?

That's a show right there ... for some.

Not us.

We also welcome in Basketball Recruiting Analyst Brian Snow, the foremost voice on Buckeye hoops recruiting.

Brian makes his inaugural BM5 appearance and breaks down all of the Buckeyes' options in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Is 2018's four-man class ready to contribute early?

Just how good is Alonzo Gaffney?

Who will be Ohio State's point guard of the future?

All that and more as we send you into (Happy Hour) the weekend. 

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 18, 2018

Jun 14, 2018 12:35

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For the second time in three seasons, the nation's top-ranked offensive lineman preps in the greater Cincinnati area.

The Class of 2018 had Fairfield's Jackson Carman. He was the No. 1 offensive lineman during most of his recruitment (Current Buckeye Nick Petit-Frere finished the cycle No. 1). 

Is it deja vu all over again?

Paris Johnson is the top Class of 2020 offensive lineman and the St. Xavier standout recently spoke to three of his heavyweight recruiting contenders.

We have the one and only Steve Wiltfong - 247Sports' Director of Recruiting - to share wisdom on Paris and:

* Zeke Correll - Will the Ohioan pick Notre Dame or Ohio State? Guess who gets the last shot.

* David Bell - Do the Buckeyes really trail Purdue and Iowa for the Indianapolis two-sport star?

* Sampson James - Will Wiltfong be at his high school today? (Yes.)

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018 15:51

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You never know what's going to happen when Ohio State hosts a recruiting camp. 

Can you perform with the Ohio State staff's keen eyes on you? Some can. And they benefit greatly.

Yesterday was no different in Columbus. An overflow crowd of prospects was in attendance. But several stood out. And several saw Crystal Balls running towards Columbus by nightfall?

Who thrived?

Who is on the road to being a Buckeye?

Our Bill Greene was there yesterday, saw it all and talked to all the key 'players.' Now you get to sit back and soak in his review.

Enjoy.

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018 12:01

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It's a random Tuesday in June, there can't be anything to talk about.

Right?

Wrong. Dead wrong!

There are no off days for Ohio State. None. Ever.

The Buckeyes staff hosts another one-day prospect camp in Columbus today. Our Bill Kurelic and Bill Greene will be on campus to observe, report and analyze the hopefuls auditioning for Urban Meyer and Co.

Who will be here?

Who to watch?

We bring in the one and only Duane Long for a camp preview and get his vibes on the latest Buckeye addition: Class of 2019 center Harry Miller.

Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018 17:21

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What did you do over the weekend?

Ohio State's staff did what they do: Recruit.

And they do it well. A one-day Friday camp produced a ton of storylines.

But a huge commitment yesterday was the exclamation point every big recruiting weekend craves.

Heavy analytic artillery was needed. So we brought in The Dean.

Our very own recruiting guru Bill Kurelic is here to bring more wisdom than should be legal to distribute.

Let's go!

 

Bucknuts Almost Live: June 10, 2018

Jun 10, 2018 27:25

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What a weekend it was for the Buckeyes and it is not over yet.

Recruiting was the name of the game as Ohio State hosted its first one-day recruiting camp in Columbus on Friday.

There were new names, new offers, future-altering performances and much more.

But did you know the staff represented in Houston last night?

We get a complete recruiting update from - who else? - The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting ... our very own Bill Kurelic.

Then it is on to more inflammatory matter as Matt Baxendell - The People's Champ - is here to offer a look into today's Bucket vibes and get a sense on Penn State and Michigan. Should we fear either? Will Bax insult Jim Harbaugh?

You don't need to come up with answers. You just need to sit back and listen.

Enjoy, Bucknutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018 13:47

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Grab your thermos, compass and sleeping bag ... we're going camping!

At least plenty of Buckeye schollie hopefuls are going camping. At Ohio State. With Urban Meyer and staff in tow.

It's an extremely important time for campers and Buckeye coaches alike. Serious evaluations will be made and futures will be determined.

Who's expected to attend?

What could happen?

Our Alex Gleitman is on the case and helps us preview camp season. We also talk about his feature story coming up this weekend on Khaki Jim's effort to recruit Ohio. 

Spend 5ish with us this a.m. for an overflow of knowledge!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 7, 2018

Jun 7, 2018 16:33

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Ohio State's freshmen are all on campus now. The early arrivals have been joined recently by the rest of the crew.

And what an impressive crew it is. But this is Ohio State and freshmen don't routinely make an impact.

This group has the chance to go off routine.

Which Buckeyes will help most early?

Can the new guys match the high school hype?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong scouted these prospects for years before their Columbus matriculation. So who better to predict which ones will become household names this fall.

Also: Which two Big Ten freshmen not on Ohio State's roster have a great chance to become program stars right away?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m. for an overflow of knowledge!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 6, 2018

Jun 6, 2018 15:16

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Last season, the Buckeyes basically doubled up on their sack total from the year before. Three of the dudes that helped key that surge are getting NFL checks right now.

We know Nick Bosa and Chase Young are back to handle the edges. But who will assist? Will Ohio State be able to utilize the 'Rushmen' package that bolstered the defense in recent seasons?

And how will that affect the secondary? Is there a No. 1 corner ready to emerge in the back like there has been the last five seasons (at least)?

We get into that and what the running game potential is with Bill Greene, the latest addition to the Bucknuts staff and a welcome one a that. 

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Buckets Morning 5: June 6, 2018

Jun 5, 2018 12:53

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Ready for some serious judgements based on dudes in street clothes?

You've come to the right place. 

The remainder of Ohio State's Class of 2018 - those freshmen that did not enroll early - have arrived. As is customary in these parts, a lot was made of the 'eye test' for the newbies upon arrival. We have the 'test' results.

Also: Is the next quarterback commitment for the Buckeyes visiting Columbus today? Who is the chief competitor for the signal caller and what could be the determining factors?

Spend 5ish with us this morning!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 4, 2018

Jun 4, 2018 16:38

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Just what are the newest guys on campus in for?

Plenty. It's not easy being a true freshman at Ohio State.

The one and only Steve Helwagen is here to shed light on what these guys are going through. What's expected? A lot. A whole lot.

Also, which freshmen is Steve expecting big things from?

And we'd be remiss if we didn't tap Steve for the latest on Chris Holtmann and Co. chasing one of the nation's elite point guards.

Sorry for the delay this a.m. ... but spend 5ish with us anyway!

Bucknuts Almost Live: Maiden voyage!

Jun 3, 2018 33:48

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Welcome back ... sort of.

This is the first edition of 'Bucknuts Almost Live' and you can expect this feature to run until 'Bucknuts Live' returns on August 19.

What is 'Bucknuts Almost Live'?

It's basically the not-as-smart cousin of the BM5. 

We hope you enjoy.

It's Dan Rubin, Bill Kurelic and Matt Baxendell for 30 minutes or so.

They cover the gamut from recruiting to expectations for the 2018 season.

Be gentle! It's the first time back in a while!

Bucknuts Morning 5: June 1, 2018

Jun 1, 2018 13:50

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Ohio State will have the player who is probably the best defensive end in the country -- junior Nick Bosa -- leading the defensive front for the Buckeyes this year.

Assistant coach Larry Johnson's unit also has a possible rising star in sophomore Chase Young, and another very solid defensive end who will push Young for a starting job: third-year junior Jonathon Cooper.

That is an excellent top-three, but do the Buckeyes have enough depth at DE this year?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit, and DE discussion is at the forefront of the show.

* Jashon Cornell is moving back to DE from DT. Will he round out the two deep? How do we expect he will perform as a fourth-year junior?

* What other defensive ends will be in the mix? Can one of the true freshmen like Tyreke Smith, Javontae Jean-Baptiste and/or Tyler Friday contribute right away for OSU?

* How much will DT Dre'Mont Jones move outside to DE?

* Could a current player -- such as OLB Malik Harrison or TE Rashod Berry -- move to D-end?

* If the lack of DE depth means Bosa sees a lot more snaps, isn't that a good thing? Presuming, of course, he stays healthy?

We tackle all of that and more on the Friday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 09:46

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What is the latest on Ohio State football recruiting?

Steve Wiltfong, the director of recruiting for 247Sports, joins host Dan Rubin to give you the skinny.

As it turns out, the Buckeyes keep clashing with a particular program on the recruiting trail. And if not for the headline, you would have a tough time guessing who it is. But yes, it is Stanford.

How is this happening?

The boys discuss that, plus give you other intriguing insights on the recruiting front for OSU.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 13:51

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Is there any chance Ohio State will not take a quarterback in its 2019 recruiting class?

Hell no says Bill Greene, and you can take that to the bank.

Bank joins Dave Biddle to explain exactly why the Buckeyes will definitely take a QB this cycle, plus:

* The luxury of having Tate Martell around for the next four seasons, theoretically.

* Whether Ohio State might offer 2019 QB Connor Bazelak.

* Thoughts on Matthew Baldwin.

* Moving away from quarterback for a moment, what are expectations for Nicholas Petit-Frere as a true freshman this year? Could he push for playing time at offensive tackle?

* Who will be Ohio State's starting linebackers this season?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 15:25

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Ohio State will definitely end up taking a quarterback in its 2019 recruiting class, right?

Not so fast says Duane Long, who joins Dan Rubin for a lively version of the Bucknuts Morning 5.

Duane thinks the Buckeyes might just wait until the 2020 class before signing a QB. Or two.

Also on the docket:

* Duane's thoughts on the 2019 QB class being one of the worst in memory nationally.

* Duane's take on the good WR haul in the 2019 class.

All of that and more on the Tuesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018 15:16

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Dwayne Haskins is going to be Ohio State's starting quarterback, and that means many things to Buckeye fans.

One of them is that Haskins is a QB who is "ballsy" according to Jonah Booker.

JBook drops by for his usual Friday visit to chat with Dave Biddle about that, plus:

* Comments former Alabama quarterback and current ESPN analyst Greg McElroy made about Haskins and J.T. Barrett.

* Charles Woodson's theory on why OSU has dominated Michigan this century. Is he right?

* What are JBook's expectations for the Wolverines' 2018 season?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 15:06

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What is the latest on the recruiting front for Ohio State?

Well, who better to ask than the director of recruiting for 247Sports, Steve Wiltfong?

Wiltfong joins Dan Rubin for his usual Thursday visit, and you won't want to miss his insights today.

What is the latest on Darnell Wright, Wandale Robinson and David Bell?

And just how good is OSU commit Cade Stover? (Hint: Really, really good.)

All of that and more on the Thursday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 12:32

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What is your confidence level in Ohio State's offensive line and linebackers on a 1-10 scale entering the 2018 season?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Who is really the Buckeyes' rival in this day and age? Is it still Michigan? Or might it actually be Penn State? (This is piggybacking on a topic from Tuesday's BM5.)

* What is the confidence level in Ohio State's running backs and wide receivers this year?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: 5/22/18

May 22, 2018 12:27

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Penn State has certainly established itself as the main threat to Ohio State in the Big Ten, both from a recruiting and competitive standpoint.

This was proven further on Monday when the Nittany Lions landed a recruit the Buckeyes really wanted, five-star linebacker Brandon Smith.

Duane Long joins Dan Rubin to discuss that, plus:

* The recruitment of safety Jordan Battle. Is it OSU all the way for him? What type of player is he?

* Faatui Tuitele has Ohio State in his top 5.

All of that and more on the Tuesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 19:55

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What are Ohio State's chances of landing Zach Harrison?

According to Bill "Bank" Greene, pretty darn good.

Bank joins Dave Biddle to give his take on Harrison, plus:

* Bank's take on some of the other top uncommitted recruits from Ohio in the 2019 class, such as Jowon Briggs, Zeke Correll, Jamir Thomas and Jonathan Allen.

* How does OSU's coaching staff feel about the quality of quarterbacks in the 2019 class nationally?

* What is the latest on 2020 cornerback Henry Gray?

* What are Bank's expectations for Dwayne Haskins as the Buckeyes' starting quarterback?

We have all of that and more on an extended version of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018 11:09

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Is Jonah Booker excited about Dwayne Haskins being Ohio State's starting quarterback? Yes, yes he is.

In fact, JBook says Haskins at the controls will be like "Almost like a new day for Ohio State football."

JBook joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What are thoughts about Tate Martell as the backup quarterback?

* What are opinions about OSU's 2019 recruiting efforts thus far?

* Keita Bates-Diop likely helped his stock at the NBA Combine on Thursday.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 17:25

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What do you need to know about some of the key recruiting battles between Ohio State and other Big Ten programs?

The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, joins Dan Rubin to discuss that in great detail.

Some, but not all, of the prospects discussed are:

* Zach Harrison.

* Brandon Smith.

* Cam'Ron Kelly.

* Devontae Dobbs.

Plus, what is the absolute latest on where Joe Burrow might end up? The Dean has the inside scoop on that, too.

All of that and more on a 17-plus-minute edition of the Thursday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 13:30

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer had a very interesting comment when he spoke about Dwayne Haskins at the Pro Football Hall of Fame luncheon in Canton on Monday.

Regarding his third-year sophomore quarterback, Meyer said: "It will change the way we attack defenses."

That is a strong statement from Meyer; the type of statement he has never made before during his time at OSU. Because, other than the 2014 postseason, this will likely be the first year the Buckeyes don't rely so heavily on the zone-read.

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on Ohio State's linebackers entering the 2018 season. It is the biggest concern on the team, right?

* Thoughts on the Buckeyes' schedulethis fall. What degree of difficulty does it have?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 13:30

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Are you looking for the latest scoops and analysis on Ohio State's wide receiver recruiting efforts?

Well, you came to the right place.

On today's BM5, Duane Long joins host Dan Rubin, and they discuss nothing but OSU WR recruiting.

"Do one thing, and do it extremely well" is certainly the theme of the Tuesday extravaganza.

The class is off to a great start with five-star WR Garrett Wilson. Who will join him in the Buckeyes' 2019 haul?

Duane and Dan discuss all of that in great detail.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018 13:44

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Is former Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow leaning toward selecting Cincinnati over LSU following his visit to Baton Rouge over the weekend?

And if he does pick the Bearcats over the Tigers, how big of a surprise would that be? Or would it not be a surprise at all?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What are reasonable expectations for Dwayne Haskins as the Buckeyes' starting quarterback this season? Should fans "temper their expectations"? Murphy believes so.

* With spring ball a full month in the rear view mirror, what are position battles that intrigues us? How will the reps be split at running back? What is up with OSU's linebackers?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018 14:13

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What are reasonable expectations for Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in 2018?

Are fans expecting too much? Or might Haskins have such a great year that he breaks Joe Germaine's single-season passing record at OSU?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss all things Haskins, plus:

* Thoughts on Joe Burrow's departure.

* Tate Martell now being the Buckeyes' No. 2 QB.

* The departure of defensive back Wayne Davis from the program.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 12:31

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It is Thursday, and that means a visit from 247Sports director of recruiting, Steve Wiltfong.

Wiltfong gives the scoop on seven of the top uncommitted recruits on Ohio State's board in the 2019 class, including five 5-star prospects.

"Wiltfong's 7" includes:

* OT Darnell Wright.

* WDE Zach Harrison.

* OT DeVontae Dobbs.

* ILB Brandon Smith from Virginia, No. 2 ILB, No. 29 overall

* C Harry Miller, Buford, GA, No. 2 C, No. 36 overall

* QB Grant Gunnell.

* OG Zeke Correll.

Also, Steve believes it 2019 could be a "special" offensive line class for the Buckeyes.

All of that and more on the Thursday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 9, 2018

May 9, 2018 14:59

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After months of anticipation, Buckeye Nation has its answer.

Dwayne Haskins will be Ohio State's starting quarterback following the news on Tuesday that Joe Burrow will transfer.

What does this mean for the Buckeyes moving forward?

What can be expected of Haskins?

Will Tate Martell give Haskins a run for the starting job?

And if Martell is the backup as expected, how good of a player is he at this stage of his career?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, and Dave Biddle discuss nothing but OSU's quarterbacks on this 15-minute edition of the midweek spectacular. Oh yes, it's real, and it's spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 19:06

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What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses of Ohio State's football coaching staff?

What about the players? What are the biggest strengths and weaknesses from a personnel standpoint?

What is the latest on what we're hearing about Joe Burrow possibly transferring?

Duane Long joins Dave Biddle on a 19-minute edition of the Tuesday extravaganza for all of that and more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018 15:24

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It is Monday and we have a lively version of the Bucknuts Morning 5 featuring Bill "Bank" Greene who joins Dave Biddle.

On the docket:

* Bank goes in depth on the 2019 recruits from Ohio that the Buckeyes are interested in.

* Is this a better-than-usual year for recruiting within the state of Ohio?

* What is the latest with Zach Harrison, Zeke Correll, Jowon Briggs, Jonathan Allen and Isaiah Gibson?

* What is the latest with Joe Burrow? Is a transfer pending? Or will he stick around?

All of that and more on a 15-minute edition of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018 09:46

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Spring ball is now more than 2.5 weeks in the rear view mirror, and there are still a lot of questions surrounding the quarterback position for Ohio State.

This is finals week at OSU, meaning Joe Burrow will graduate in the near future and have the option of transferring and being eligible immediately on the table.

Is Urban Meyer going to name a leader at the QB position between Burrow and Dwayne Haskins in the very near future?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus the Buckeyes continuing to recruit the state of Texas extremely well and much more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018 13:43

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The sun is shining (in most of Ohio). Recruiting is good (in all of Ohio). Duane Long is thrilled to be here (OK, it was a little early for him).

What else would we be discussing other than the newest Buckeyes: Garrett Wilson, Cade Stover and Bryson Shaw?

Big gets?

Question marks?

Even more QB chatter after that?

Yep. Let's enjoy this a.m. together, 'Nutters! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018 13:43

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It was a great recruiting weekend for Ohio State with the Buckeyes landing three 2019 prospects: Garrett Wilson, Cade Stover and Bryson Shaw.

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Who are the main candidates to commit next to Ohio State? Gleitman goes in depth about that.

* What are thoughts on the 2018 NFL Draft from OSU's perspective? Did it go about as well as could have been expected?

We have all of that and more on the Monday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 17:59

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Denzel Ward and Billy Price were first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, and they won't have to travel far to their new destinations.

Ward was selected No. 4 overall by the Cleveland Browns, while Price was taken No. 21 overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Which Buckeyes will be drafted tonight and tomorrow? In what order?

* The Browns taking Baker Mayfield No. 1 overall.

All of that and much more on a jam-packed, nearly 18-minute edition the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018 11:58

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Is this the weekend Ohio State adds a quarterback to the Class of 2019?

Has Dabo Swinney struck again?

Where will Ohio State find its next tight end?

What can be expected of a certain tight end from Long Island?

The "top player" in tonight's NFL Draft was almost a Buckeye. What happened?

All questions we asked 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

And despite Steve's current funk (Steve will explain), he soldiered on to bring you another award-worthy performance.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018 15:09

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Fifth-year senior Brady Taylor will likely be Ohio State's starting center in 2018.

Are we confident that Taylor will perform well in his lone year as a starter?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* The departure of running back Antonio Williams from the program.

* Luke Farrell emerging as the No. 1 tight end.

* The OSU basketball team landing a big transfer from Wake Forest, guard Keyshawn Woods.

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018 11:59

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Ohio State got a head start on its Class of 2020 haul yesterday with a commitment from Max Wray. 

Commitments could be coming from an elite receiver and their top QB target.

Elite prospects at other positions remain in the mix.

Ohio State recruiting. Know it. Live it. Love it.

Who better to assist with that than The Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - Bill Kurelic? With Duane Long on assignment The Dean fills in to educate and inspire.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018 13:54

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What are the chances that both Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins will be on Ohio State's roster in 2018?

Steve Helwagen puts the percentage at exactly 50/50.

The 'Wagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, and do a deep dive in general about the Buckeyes' quarterbacks on today's show.

* Will Urban Meyer name a leader at the position in the near future?

* Will he continue to say it is even?

* Everyone is focused on how Burrow is viewing the situation, but what about Haskins? Doesn't he feel like it should be "his team" at this point?

* Where does Tate Martell fit in?

All of that and more on a QB-laden edition of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018 13:21

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Ohio State has been getting the best of Michigan on the field and on the recruiting trail for almost this entire century thus far.

However, there is one area of recruiting where the Wolverines lead 22-6 over the Buckeyes over the last 2.5 years. The only problem for UM is it's not a category you want to "win." Quite the opposite, in fact.

Can you guess what it is before listening to the show?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for JBook's usual Friday visit, and he reveals the "22-6" stat.

However, most of the show is dedicated to thoughts on Ohio State's spring football. Now that spring ball is in the rear view mirror, what surprised JBook the most -- good and bad -- about the Buckeyes? We take a deep dive on both sides of the ball.

Also, JBook gives his prediction of who will be OSU's starting quarterback this season.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018 21:40

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247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is a man of the people. He proves it today.

We asked the 'Nutters to pose questions to Steve. You did a great job with that. So here's what we have for you today:

* Steve's thoughts on the commitment from Steele Chambers las night. Hint: He liked it.

* Who is the top player in the Class of 2019?

* Which tackles will land at Ohio State?

* Brandon Smith and Bru McCoy: Is there a chance?

* Joe Burrow or Dwayne Haskins?

* How does Tate Martell look?

* Class of 2020: Which tackles to take?

* Craig Young vs. David Bell?

All that and more in a 20-minute plus extravaganza. Spend 5ish this a.m., Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 12:26

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Will Joe Burrow stick around at Ohio State if Urban Meyer says the quarterback competition is still equal between Burrow and Dwayne Haskins? Or is Burrow likely to transfer in that scenario?

Burrow said he was not sure when asked that question following Saturday's spring game.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle on today's show, and Bax does not think Burrow will be on the Buckeyes' roster this season if he is not named the starter -- or at least the leader -- by Meyer in the near future.

Also on the docket:

* What if Burrow is told he's the leader? Might Haskins transfer?

* What do we make of Meyer saying "field safety" is the position he's most concerned about on the team leaving spring? How can it not be linebacker? We explain what we think Meyer is really doing here.

* Dre'Mont Jones could be in for a monster 2018 season.

* Will Luke Farrell hold off Rashod Berry, Jeremy Ruckert and Jake Hausmann and remain the Buckeyes' starting tight end? He leaves spring as the starter, but will Farrell keep that job? We answer that question to finish the show.

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 17, 2018

Apr 17, 2018 13:01

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It's mid-April and there is snow on the ground in Dayton. That has nothing to do with the show. It's simply a complaint.

But we aren't complaining about Buckeye recruiting!

How's that for a segue?

Noah Potter is in. Ronnie Hickman. The Spring Game is in.

So Duane Long is in.

Get his thoughts, vibes and predictions as we spend 5ish talking Buckeyes this a.m.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018 14:38

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Bill "Bank" Greene makes his debut on the Bucknuts Morning 5 today, and as you can imagine he comes strong with opinions and analysis.

Bank joins Dave Biddle to discuss Ohio State's quarterback competition, and as you can see from the headline, he's in the Dwayne Haskins camp.

However, he also loves Joe Burrow's game. He just loves Haskins' more.

Will Urban Meyer tell the media this week that the QB battle is still even? Or will he name a leader?

What are the chances both QBs stick around this fall to keep the competition going?

On the non-QB front, it appears Brady Taylor has locked down the starting center job with a strong spring. That's a feel-good story for a local kid who has waited his turn and is now a fifth-year senior.

On the recruiting front, Bank gives the latest on three excellent prospects from Ohio State, including 2019 recruits Noah Potter and Tommy Eichenberg, and the No. 1 player in the state for 2020, Paris Johnson.

All of that and more on an action-packed version of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018 12:42

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What are the main storylines for each of Ohio State's position groups for the spring game on Saturday?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle on the Friday 5ish and they go position-by-position, including:

* Quarterback

* Running back

* Wide receiver

* Offensive line

* Tight end

* Defensive line

* Linebacker

* Cornerback

* Safety

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018 11:06

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The Spring Game is less than two days away. Serious recruiting business is impending.

Yes, the annual event is a chance to review current Buckeyes in their quest to make 2018 special. But is also serves as a gathering for many of Ohio State's commitments, targets and interests.

Who will be here?

Who could leave a verbally-committed Buckeye?

Names, names, names: Garrett Wilson, Harry Miller, Jordan Battle, Ronnie Hickman, Noah Potter. Will any bite?

Sounds like info we need to get out of 247Sports Director of

Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. Luckily, he is today's guest.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018 16:19

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It's a steady dose of recruiting chatter and spring game discussion on today's show.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss:

* Bill Kurelic putting his Crystal Ball in for four-star prospect Ronnie "Rocket" Hickman.

* The latest on Jordan Battle, per Bill "Bank" Greene's VIP post on Tuesday.

* Are we ultra confident Zach Harrison will be a Buckeye? Or is there any reason to be concerned? (Spoiler: Bax is not concerned.)

* Ohio State's basketball program landing the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio and the No. 18 prospecct nationally, power forward Alonzo Gaffney.

* What we will be looking for on both sides of the ball during Ohio State's spring game on Saturday. (This is the longest portion of the show.)

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018 12:35

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The Spring Game is almost here. Ohio State will not only give the fans a taste of what's to come, the Buckeyes will entertain a number of recruiting targets.

It's an important weekend.

So it's time to do a review of where Ohio State stands with prime targets like Zach Harrison, Devyn Ford and Rocket Hickman.

Who will be in the Shoe this weekend?

Also: One of Ohio State's quarterback targets opted for Florida State. How does that affect the Buckeyes?

Duane Long is under the weather so we ate into our salary cap to bring in the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - Bill Kurelic - for some unfettered knowledge access.

Enjoy, 'Nutters!

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018 17:54

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Spring football practice ends for Ohio State this Saturday with the spring game.

Will head coach Urban Meyer name a leader at the quarterback position after spring ball?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Could OSU use the dreaded two-QB system this fall? (Please no!)

* What are the chances that Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell will all be on the roster this fall?

* Does Meyer have a leader, he just isn't letting the cat (Simba?) out of the bag publicly?

* The media will interview Ohio State's running backs and RB coach Tony Alford after practice today. What are the RB storylines that we are interested in?

* Transfer season in college basketball is in full swing, and the Buckeyes are in the market as much as any program in the country. Ohio State landed point guard C.J. Walker from Florida State (who will have to sit out a season) and they are also in the market for multiple graduate transfers, such as shooting guard Joe Cremo from Albany and Nick Norton from UAB. Is Chris Holtmann looking to definitely land two grad transfers?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 6, 2018

Apr 6, 2018 13:39

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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer's new contract not only makes him the highest paid coach in the Big Ten -- and the third-highest in college football -- but runs through the 2022 season.

If Meyer stays for the life of the contract, that would mean he has at least five seasons remaining as the Buckeyes' boss. Will he actually stay that long?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle for today's podcast, and Gleitman thinks the answer is a resounding yes.

The show also includes an in-depth look at Ohio State's running backs and H-backs entering the 2018 season.

All of that and more on the Friday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018 10:29

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What if you had to make the choice?

The heavyweight down the road from home or the elite destination where you used to live?

Join your high school quarterback or join a staff led by a supposed quarterback guru?

These are just some of the questions facing Garrett Wilson. We break down the star receiver's recruitment and impending Austin and Columbus visits with 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

* Which NFL Hall of Famer does Wilson compare Bladwin to?

* How will Wilson's history affect the ultimate call?

ALSO:

* Is Noah Cain really interested in being the second running back to commit to Ohio State for 2019?

* It's back to the hallowed ground of the DMV for a certain prospect. Who ... and why?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 4, 2018

Apr 4, 2018 10:53

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Following Ohio State's practice on Wednesday, the media will get opportunities to interview linebacker coach Bill Davis, plus 2-3 linebackers. Plus, we will interview cornerbacks coach Taver Johnson and a few corners.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to take a close look at the Buckeyes' LBs and CBs heading into the 2018 season.

We all know linebacker is a concern, but there is a lot of talent to work with.

Is cornerback a concern? Bax and Biddle agree on this one -- and you can imagine the answer since we are talking about "DB U."

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5

Apr 3, 2018 10:32

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Linebacker. Quarterback.

Do you have the answers?

Urban Meyer met with the media yesterday.

Did he provide answers?

He definitely provided some info ... but answers?

Has Baron Browning taken the middle linebacker spot?

Who has emerged at quarterback? Better yet: HAS anyone emerged under center?

Spend 5ish with me and Duane Long this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: April 2, 2018

Apr 2, 2018 17:27

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What is the very latest on 12 of the top targets on Ohio State's board for the 2019 recruiting class?

Well, who better to ask than the Dean of OSU Football Recruiting himself, Bill Kurelic?

The Dean joins Dave Biddle to give the scoop on:

* Zach Harrison

* Grant Gunnell

* Devontae Dobbs

* Darnell Wright

* Brandon Smith

* Garrett Wilson

* Devyn Ford

* Jalen Curry

* Cade Stover

* Zeke Correll

* Ani Izuchukwu

* Jordan Battle

Yes, it's a jam-packed, informative edition of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018 13:52

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We have a lot of important topics on today's Bucknuts Morning 5 ... but we'll get to the food in a moment.

We kid, we kid. Of course spring football is the most important topic on today's show, and Dave Biddle welcomes in Jonah Booker for his weekly Friday visit.

J-Book opines on the following:

* What is to be made of Ohio State offensive coordinator/TE coach Kevin Wilson's comments that his role is exactly the same as it was last year?

* Was everyone too quick to assume that Ryan Day was ahead of Wilson on the proverbial pecking order? Or was everyone right that Day is ahead of Wilson?

* What has been the biggest surprises of spring football practice thus far for the Buckeyes?

* Just how good could sophomore right tackle Thayer Munford be if he keeps this pace up?

* Is City BBQ good? (See, there's the food discussion!)

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018 11:20

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There are serious questions who Ohio State wants to be the center for the Buckeyes this season.

It's not that murky on the recruiting trail. The Buckeyes have dialed in on their (desired) center of the future: Harry Miller.

We break down Miller's recruitment and why he is in such demand with 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

Also: With Indiana prep star Sampson James in the fold at running back, what does that mean for Ohio State's recruiting of IMG standout Noah Cain?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 28

Mar 28, 2018 14:46

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Linebacker was already a concern for Ohio State before the Tuf Borland injury.

Now with the sophomore middle linebacker out indefinitely with an Achilles injury, what is the state of affairs for the Buckeyes' linebackers?

If Borland is unable to play in 2018, who will be OSU's starting middle linebacker?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Who will be the starting outside 'backers?

* Is Brady Taylor getting a secure hold on the starting center job?

* What is the latest at the quarterback position?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018 17:35

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Of course, no one at Ohio State is making any grand proclamations about the quarterback position. And really, why would they say too much publicly about it? There would be little to gain by doing that.

The company line is that Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow are basically equal, and Tate Martell is also in the mix.

However, if we're being real, is this Haskins' job? At least, Haskins' job to lose?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to talk all things QB, plus:

* What are thoughts about the Buckeyes' safeties?

* Who helped and hurt themselves at OSU's pro day on Thursday?

All of that and more on a 17-minute edition of the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 22, 2018

Mar 23, 2018 11:49

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Indiana running back Sampson James is in. Does that mean all other Class of 2019 running backs are out?

What is a 'bachelor party' commitment?

Why is today such a big day at Ohio State?

Questions.

Questions that need answers.

Questions that need 247Sports Director of Recruitng Steve Wiltfong.

Thankfully, Steve is our usual Thursday guest and once again brough the knowledge.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 12:50

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It is the story of spring and we are going knee-deep in regard to discussion about Ohio State's quarterback position on today's show.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle, and the topics of conversation include:

* Is Dwayne Haskins the leader to be the starter, even if OSU won't say so publicly?

* Where does Joe Burrow stand? Will he definitely transfer if he's not named the starter after spring? What if Urban Meyer says the battle is equal following spring? Does Burrow still leave?

* What about Tate Martell?

* What will offensive coordinator/QB coach Ryan Day have to say when we meet with him Thursday after practice?

* We will also be interviewing the quarterbacks themselves. Does Haskins feel like this is his team now?

* We will also interview Alex Grinch and some of the Buckeyes' safeties tomorrow. Jordan Fuller appears locked in as a starter. Who else will start at safety? What else are we curious to hear Grinch speak about?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 20, 2018

Mar 21, 2018 31:10

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Did Sampson James commit to the Buckeyes yesterday knowing ASK DUANE was coming the next day?

Unlikely ... but we can dream!

It was certainly a productive start to the week with Indiana's star running back in the Class of 2019 pledging to the Buckeyes.

Duane Long is here to talk about the big news and answer all of your questions in another death-defying edition of ASK DUANE.

Spend 5ish this a.m. with us, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018 11:49

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It was a great first season for Ohio State men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann.

However, is it reasonable to expect that the Buckeyes will take a step backward in year No. 2 of the Holtmann era?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Will OSU add a grad transfer this summer?

* Which returning player will likely improve the most this offseason?

* What is the latest with the football team, which returns to practice today?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 11:11

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Ohio State survived and advanced on Thursday, which is what the NCAA Tournament is all about.

Now that the Buckeyes (25-8) defeated South Dakota State 81-73, how do we feel about the Round of 32 matchup against Gonzaga on Saturday in Boise?

Well, the Zags didn't look very good in the opening round and nearly were upset by UNC-Greensboro.

Jonah Booker drops by to join Dave Biddle, and JBook is very bullish on the Buckeyes.

What about you? Are you confident OSU will get the job done on Saturday and advance to the Sweet 16?

We chat a lot of about basketball on today's show, but we also delve into some OSU football.

What has been the most intriguing storylines for the Buckeyes thus far in spring? It is mainly cornerback and, yes, quarterback?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 15, 2018

Mar 16, 2018 14:58

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We hope you are feeling better and you get over the stomach bug/flu/sick child/car trouble that is keeping you home from work today. Hopefully, you can find something to occupy your time.

You can start right here with the BM5!

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong was here to talk:

* Trevor Keegan on the way?

* More than two QBs in the mix?

* Who is MJ Devonshire?

* Will the top Class of 2020 prospect in Ohio land at Stanford?

Wiltfong is here with knowledge and even an NCAA champ prediction.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018 16:23

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It is Wednesday and the Bucknuts Morning 5 is locked and loaded with plenty of discussion about Ohio State hoops and football.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to talk about the following:

* The Buckeyes having a win probability of 80.2 percent against South Dakota State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.

* How far do we expect OSU will get in the Big Dance?

* What are expectations for junior DE Jonathon Cooper this fall?

* What about fourth-year junior DE Jashon Cornell?

* After The Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic, put in his Crystal Ball, we are feeling very good about the chances of quarterback Grant Gunnell becoming a Buckeye. Also, has OSU shifted gears in terms of the type of QB they are looking for?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 13, 2018

Mar 14, 2018 13:18

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What are the Buckeyes looking for at quarterback these days?

Has the staff found its safety tandem of the future?

Why in the name of all things big and small wasn't Andrew Norwell not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine? It's a riddle for the ages. We have the distinct feeling, however, Andy isn't sweating that today, given he's now the highest paid offensive guard on Earth.

All that and more with Duane Long this a.m.

Spend 5ish with us!

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 12, 2018

Mar 12, 2018 11:12

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Ohio State got the No. 5 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, and will play No. 12 seed South Dakota State in the first round on Thursday in Boise.

Did the Buckeyes (24-8) get a favorable draw? Or might you argue the opposite?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that plus:

* If the Buckeyes beat SDSU, they will likely have a rematch with No. 4 seed Gonzaga.

* If OSU wins that one, it is likely Xavier in the Sweet 16.

* As expected, Urban Meyer has not named a leader at the quarterback spot for Ohio State so far this spring.

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 9, 2018

Mar 9, 2018 09:25

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Will Ohio State's wide receivers be a strength or a concern in 2018?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on the Buckeyes' quarterback competition.

* Who is the front-runner?

* Is Tate Martell really in the mix?

* What seed will Ohio State's basketball team likely receive on Selection Sunday?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 8, 2018

Mar 9, 2018 09:54

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Quarterbacks visiting.

Offensive linemen offered.

A Crystal Ball choice for a tight end within the last 24 hours.

Ohio State's staff is hardly hibernating on the recruiting front.

Could the Buckeyes add as many as six offensive linemen in the Class of 2019?

Is there a running back getting more love than other targets?

It's Thursday.

It's 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

It's 5ish minutes of knowledge.

Hang with us for a few this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 7, 2018

Mar 7, 2018 17:59

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If Urban Meyer prefers Joe Burrow or Dwayne Haskins as his starting quarterback at Ohio State, he is not tipping his hand.

Meyer told the media on Tuesday following the Buckeyes' first practice of spring that Burrow and Haskins are "neck and neck" in the race to be OSU's starting QB. He also talked up Tate Martell.

What is to be made of Meyer's comments regarding his signal-callers?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* The center position for OSU and Meyer's interesting comments about that spot.

* Isaiah Prince moving to left tackle, and Thayer Munford cracking the starting lineup at right tackle.

* Demario McCall emerging as the primary kickoff and punt returner for the Buckeyes. And why isn't Parris Campbell the No. 1 kick returner? We know he's had concussion issues, but couldn't he just as easily get concussed playing WR?

* Speaking of head injuries, we discuss the unfortunate news about former OSU star running back Beanie Wells who is dealing with early signs of CTE.

All of that and more the midweek 5ish.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 6, 2018

Mar 7, 2018 17:30

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Happy Spring Practice, 'Nutters!
This may not be the official first day but this morning will feature the media's first 'look' at the Buckeyes. An hour of practice was opened up to us media types and today's coverage on Bucknuts will be second to none.
But before that ... we brought in Duane Long for his usual Tuesday spot to talk the following:
* When it comes to returnees, who needs to show out early?
* Quarterback: The deal?
* Which early enrollees shine first?
* What is your biggest concern?
* ALSO: Which Buckeyes made/lost money the NFL Scouting Combine?
Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 5, 2018

Mar 6, 2018 14:07

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Ohio State will have its first practice of spring Tuesday morning and head coach Urban Meyer will meet with the media afterward.

Meyer will certainly be asked many questions about the Buckeyes' quarterback position. Will he name a leader at the position, or will he keep it close to the vest?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Is Brady Taylor definitely going to be OSU's starting center?

* What other storylines and position groups will we be paying close attention to at practice tomorrow?

* Which former Ohio State players helped themselves out the most at the NFL combine thus far?

* What seed is the Buckeyes' men's basketball team likely to receive in the NCAA Tournament when the brackets are released in six days?

All of that and more on the Monday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 2, 2018

Mar 3, 2018 12:20

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What is there not to talk about on today's edition of the BM5?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for a jam-packed show that includes thoughts on:

* Ohio State landing four-star offensive lineman Ryan Jacoby in its 2019 recruiting class.

* The impact Alex Grinch and Taver Johnson will have on OSU's defense.

* Mike Mayock saying J.T. Barrett will play for many years in the NFL.

* What 40-yard dash time will Denzel Ward put up at the combine?

* Ohio State's basketball team taking on Penn State this evening in the Big Ten Tournament.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: March 1, 2018

Mar 2, 2018 16:42

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We know Ohio State is going to craft an excellent recruiting class.

It's what the Buckeyes do.

But who in 2019 is likely to make up another group worthy of national accolades? That's why we have 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. That's why we have the Crystal Ball.

As of now, Wiltfong has 13 prospects pegged for Ohio State.

Who?

Why?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 28, 2018

Mar 1, 2018 12:22

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Spring football practice kicks off for Ohio State on Tuesday.

Other than defensive line, what will be the strength or strengths of the Buckeyes this fall?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* How OSU's wide receivers are looking heading into spring ball.

* How the running back stable looks.

* Hoops chatter with Ohio State playing in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday in New York against the winner of Penn State-Northwestern.

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 27, 2018

Feb 28, 2018 13:37

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Which Buckeye will make cash at the NFL Scouting Combine?

What high school quarterback has Duane and Dan geeked?

Which Ohio offensive lineman is bound for Columbus?

Why Notre Dame should just save its breath?

Questions aplenty. So we brought in the answer man: Our very own Duane Long.

It's sunny and not crappy in Ohio today so we celebrated with likely the greatest podcast in modern history. Or close.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 26, 2018

Feb 26, 2018 10:46

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Thad Matta was known for a few things during his 13-year tenure with Ohio State.

One was winning. Another was being a head coach who refused to cheat.

Given the recent revelations in college basketball, which recruits did the Buckeyes lose out on due to Matta's refusal to cheat?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What will be the ultimate outcome of the college hoops scandal nationally? Will it not be as big as most people seem to believe?

* Even though Ohio State fell just short of the Big Ten regular-season championship, what an amazing season it has been for first-year head coach Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes.

* Other than quarterback, what is the main storyline for Ohio State entering spring football practice?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 23, 2018

Feb 24, 2018 13:41

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Ohio State has a rare Friday night Big Ten game, and there is a lot on the line.

The No. 16 Buckeyes (23-7, 14-3 Big Ten) will take their talents to Bloomington tonight to take on the Hoosiers (16-13, 9-8). If OSU wins and Wisconsin upsets Michigan State on Sunday, Ohio State will earn a share of the Big Ten championship.

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss tonight's game, more about the hoops squad, plus what we'll be looking for when the Buckeyes' football team opens spring ball in a couple weeks.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 22, 2018

Feb 23, 2018 11:38

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247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is back from vacation and looking to make up for lost time.

He's way ahead on the Class of 2019 targets and stops by to spread knowledge. Among the topics:

* Bru McCoy is the nation's best player (according to Wiltfong). Does he have real interest in Ohio State?

* Indiana's best running back - another Rod Smith?

* Two receivers Crystal Balled to OSU?

All that and more awaits.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 21, 2018

Feb 22, 2018 12:01

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Ohio State snapped its two-game losing streak with a 79-52 beatdown of Rutgers on Senior Night in Columbus on Tuesday.

However, the Buckeyes' star -- forward Keita Bates-Diop -- had a subpar game, which is something we've seen from him too much lately.

Is there reason to be concerned about Bates-Diop, or is this just a blip on the radar for the man who will likely be Big Ten Player of the Year?

Looking at football, what are the biggest storylines entering spring, other than the quarterback situation?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss all of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 20, 2018

Feb 21, 2018 13:32

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Quick: Name the starting linebackers for next season.

[Final Jeopardy! theme kicks in]

Don't worry. We struggled, too. 

If there is a position group in flux right now it is linebacker. Who starts? Heck, we don't even know which spot several candidates will be playing.

Is it a cause for concern? How might it work out? How much of this falls at the feet of Bill Davis?

Duane Long is here to discuss that, the pursuit of running back Noah Cain and how the Fighting Chris Holtmanns will rebound from a recent mini-swoon.

Spend 5ish with us a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 19, 2018

Feb 20, 2018 10:50

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Has Ohio State's basketball team been exposed after two straight losses?

Patrick Murphy won't go that far, but he does think the Buckeyes are "regressing to the mean."

What can be expected from Chris Holtmann's crew moving forward? Have expectations now changed for the worse? Or is this two-game stretch just a blip on the radar?

What was up with Micah Potter being benched against the Wolverines?

Switching gears to football, what is the biggest concern for the Buckeyes in 2018? Is it the linebacker position, the offensive line, or something else?

Murphy and Dave Biddle chat about all of that and more on the Presidents' Day extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 11:32

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It has been a dream season for Ohio State's basketball team. But it was a nightmare for the Buckeyes at Penn State on Thursday as the Nittany Lions swept the season series from OSU with a 79-56 blowout.

Was last night's game just an aberration, or is there cause for concern?

Also, Ohio State's assistant coaches in football are getting paid. Greg Schiano is making $1.5 million on a one-year contract, and Ryan Day signed a 3-year deal worth $1 million per season. What does this say about Day's future? What about Kevin Wilson's future?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss all of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 15, 2018

Feb 16, 2018 17:05

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How well do you know the Class of 2019 targets Ohio State is after?

Not well enough.

Let's start to fix that.

Steve Wiltfong is on the beach somewhere recovering from National Signing Day so we had to recruit the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting himself - Bill Kurelic - for a super-important exercise.

The Prospect Comparison Game.

How do current Buckeye targets compare with Buckeyes past and present at the same stage of their high school careers? We asked. Bill answered.

Zach Harrison or Chase Young?

Ronnie Hickman or Parris Campbell?

Cade Stover or Baron Browning?

Get the answers and a bunch more. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 14, 2018

Feb 15, 2018 12:10

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Urban Meyer will soon sign a 2-year contract extension that would keep him at Ohio State through the 2022 season.

Do you expect Meyer will coach another five seasons for the Buckeyes? Could he stay longer than that? Frankly, we would be fine if he signed a lifetime deal.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* The hiring of Taver Johnson as OSU's cornerbacks coach.

* It does not look like the NCAA is going to allow players who have not graduated to transfer and have immediate eligibility.

* Is Ohio State's basketball game at Penn State Thursday basically a coin-flip of a game? Or should OSU be getting more respect?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

What's next for the Buckeyes? Make sure yo

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 13, 2018

Feb 14, 2018 19:54

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Ohio State finished the 2018 recruiting cycle with the second-highest recruiting value per commit ever. The only class with a higher average value per prospect?

Ohio State's 2017 class.

So yes, this whole recruiting thing is going as well as you thought.

Maybe better.

How does it look for 2019? What are the names we need to know?

There's plenty and given Ohio State's range, these recruits hail from all over the 50 states. But today, we will start at the top. We brought in Duane Long to get things rolling, too.

So sit back and enjoy's Duane's Class of 2019 Top 5 Most Wanted!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 12, 2018

Feb 13, 2018 13:48

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Every Ohio State fan is waiting until Urban Meyer annoints a starting quarterback for his team this spring. Or perhaps right after spring ball ends.

But what if he doesn't?

In fact, doesn't it make sense for Meyer to keep the competition between Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow (and Tate Martell) going into preseason camp in August?

Well, maybe. But is that actually realistic?

Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to tackle that topic -- one we will be debating here on Bucknuts for the next couple months or more -- plus the following:

* Thoughts on Taver Johnson perhaps joining Meyer's staff as the 10th assistant coach.

* Thoughts on Ohio State's basketball team being considered a No. 4 seed by the NCAA selection committee as it stands at the moment.

* What are realistic expectations for Chris Holtmann's squad this year now? Is anything less than a Big Ten regular season championship a disappointment? Anything less than a Sweet 16? And whoever would have imagined we'd even be having this discussion when the season began?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 14:53

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The Bucknuts Morning 5 lives up to its name today. There are exactly five topics on the docket and Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss all of them:

1. What are general impressions of Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class?

2. Where does the recruitment of Nicholas Petit-Frere rank in the pantheon of Urban Meyer "recruiting upsets" at OSU?

3. What in the world is going on with Michigan's recruiting efforts under Jim Harbaugh?

4. Will the No. 1 player in Ohio in the 2019 class (and the No. 1 player overall in the country according to 247Sports) Zach Harrison pick the Buckeyes?

5. What are the expectations for Ohio State's basketball team following the Buckeyes' win at Purdue?

Yes, the Friday extravaganza is loaded with all kinds of Buckeye chatter.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 8, 2018

Feb 9, 2018 22:43

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Now ... THAT was a day.

We are here basking in the glow of an unreal National Signing Day finish capped off last night by Ohio State's biggest win on the hardwood in ... a decade?

But today's show features 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong putting the Class of 2018 in perspective. 

Wiltfong was in Nashville at 247Sports HQ for all the festivities and reports on why Nicholas Petit-Frere and Javontae Jean-Baptiste ultimately chose Columbus.

There are superlatives to discuss as Ohio State finished the cycle with the No. 2 class and top prospect value for the second straight season.

Spend 20-plus basking with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 7, 2018

Feb 7, 2018 11:44

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It is signing day and there is plenty of intrigue for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

What will happen with Javontae Jean-Baptiste (who was scheduled to announce at 8 a.m. but his school is closed due to snow), Nicholas Petit-Frere and Rasheed Walker?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle for that and more.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 6, 2018

Feb 7, 2018 14:30

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National Signing Day is less than 24 hours away.

With the sand almost totally through the hourglass, Ohio State remains in hot pursuit of several prospects ... but two in particular: offensive tackles Nicholas Petit-Frere and Rasheed Walker.
Petit-Frere is the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle. Walker is No. 6.

Both are expected to be foundational pillars on the edge.

Both are strongly considering the Buckeyes.

Both are expected to announce their decision on Wednesday morning.

Duane Long joins us to talk impact of those decisions depending on if they pick the good guys or not.

We also chatted about the decision to stop recruiting Tavion Thomas and which NFL hopeful among the Buckeyes is headed for the best career.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 5, 2018

Feb 6, 2018 18:41

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What really happened with the recruitment of Tavion Thomas?

At one point it looked like Thomas was a safe bet to join Ohio State's 2018 recruiting class. However, the Buckeyes decided to back off.

But why?

They knew about the academic concerns for months. So, what changed?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus what Gleitman refers to as the "crazy" twists-and-turns in recruiting for OSU down the stretch with signing day just two days away. That includes:

* The latest on Javontae Jean-Baptiste.

* The latest on Rasheed Walker.

* And the latest on Nicholas Petit-Frere.

* We finish the show with thoughts on Ohio State's basketball team. The Buckeyes beat Illinois on Sunday 75-67 behind a career-high 35 points (plus 13 rebounds) from Keita Bates-Diop. Chris Holtmann's crew is now amazingly 20-5 overall, including 11-1 in Big Ten play.

All that and more on an 18-minute edition of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Feb. 2, 2018

Feb 3, 2018 13:01

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With college football programs now permitted to have 10 assistant coaches, many teams have as many as four minority coaches on their staff.

Ohio State currently has just two minority coaches -- running backs coach Tony Alford and defensive line coach Larry Johnson.

Now, obviously Urban Meyer is going to try and find the best coach he can for the Buckeyes. However, all things being equal, is it a safe bet that OSU's next hiring will be a minority candidate?

This is a polarizing topic, but like Jim Tressel was often fond of saying: "It's real." With almost every team in the country having three or four minority coaches, it just does not seem realistic that Ohio State would only have two. Especially if it could be used against them on the recruiting trail. (And let's be honest, it would be used against them on the recruiting trail.)

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that topic, plus:

* The latest on OSU football recruiting.

* Which of Meyer's assistant coaches is the most important on his staff?

* Does Ohio State have a true rival in basketball?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: February 1, 2018

Feb 2, 2018 14:33

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The names have not changed.

The outlook has for a few of them.

Ohio State is laser focused on several prospects with National Signing Day looming. 

So 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to share the absolute latest on the following standouts:

* Nicholas Petit-Frere

* Rasheed Walker

* Tavion Thomas

* Chris Oats

Steve also previews his upcoming feature story on Class of 2019 star and Columbus native Zach Harrison.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 31, 2018

Feb 1, 2018 14:25

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In what many thought would be a close game, Ohio State's basketball team got off to an early lead over Indiana and never looked back.

The No. 17 Buckeyes (19-5, 10-1 Big Ten) beat the Hoosiers (12-11, 5-6) 71-56 on Tuesday in Columbus. This is an OSU team that was picked 11th in the Big Ten. It is amazing what they are accomplishing.

Does anything even come close to this as far as preseason expectations for an Ohio State team, compared to how they are actually performing?

Also, if you preferred Archie Miller over Chris Holtmann last summer, what are your thoughts now?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss all things OSU hoops, plus the latest on the football recruiting front with signing day exactly one week away.

What will happen with Tavion Thomas, Rasheed Walker and Nicholas Petit-Frere and more?

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 30, 2018

Jan 31, 2018 09:43

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Raise your hand if you knew all along Tavion Thomas would be a Buckeye.

Put your hand down! Nobody knew that!

The recruiting surprise of the weekend had legs and the Dayton running back has become a serious Ohio State target.

What changed?

Who on Ohio State's staff is particularly smitten with the Gem City star?

Why take three running backs?

Will Thomas be in the Ohio State backfield next season?

We brought in Duane Long to talk Thomas as well as the addition of Chris Olave and we got his thoughts on the Senior Bowl efforts of Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 29, 2018

Jan 30, 2018 10:08

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With signing day merely nine days away, the Monday Bucknuts Morning 5 is all about recruiting.

And who better to talk about that topic than the Dean of Ohio State Football Recruiting, Bill Kurelic.

Kurelic joins Dave Biddle to discuss the following:

* The Buckeyes landing four-star wide receiver Chris Olave Sunday night, giving them 24 players in their 2018 class thus far.

* How many spots does OSU have open to finish out this class? Could the Buckeyes add three more if they wanted for a giant class of 27?

* What is the absolute latest with four-star offensive tackle Rasheed Walker? Is his leaning one way or the other in terms of the Ohio State-Penn State battle?

* What about five-star OT Nicholas Petit-Frere? are the Buckeyes really in this thing, or are they more of a darkhorse candidate?

* What is the latest on Christopher Oats and D.J. Brown?

We have all that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 26, 2018

Jan 27, 2018 09:42

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Did the Ohio State basketball team receive a raw deal from the officials -- and just bad luck in general -- during its first loss of the Big Ten season?

Penn State knocked off the No. 13 Buckeyes 82-79 in Columbus on Thursday night, but the game was ripe with bad calls and lucky shots.

Also, the Buckeyes' football coaching staff recently had a major shake-up on both sides of the ball. What do we make of that?

And what is the latest on OSU football recruiting?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for all of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 25, 2018

Jan 26, 2018 11:19

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Cool waves and a tasty buzz?

Is that why Ohio State coaches have spent so much time in Southern California recently? 

Maybe.

But there is also a senior wide receiver that just finished with the most single-season receiving yards (1,764) in San Diego public school history. 

Ryan Day and Zach Smith have the frequent flier miles to show for their chase of wide receiver Chris Olave.

Will it pay off?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here with the absolute latest on Olave and the following recruits as another signing day approaches:

* Nicolas Petit-Frere

* Rasheed Walker

* Javontae Jean-Baptiste

* Maurice Washington

* Also: Ever heard of Samson James?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 24, 2018

Jan 25, 2018 19:01

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Nineteen minutes all about Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, Urban Meyer and Ohio State's offense?

Yeah, you came to the right place.

On today's show, the People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the Buckeyes' offense heading into the 2018 season.

* Is Day really the play-caller as Bruce Feldman reported?

* If so, what does this mean for Wilson?

* Is Meyer going to take a proverbial step back and let his co-coordinators have more freedom?

All of that and much more on a long-winded version of the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 23, 2018

Jan 24, 2018 12:46

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Seven names. Seven decisions. Seven Buckeyes?

Unlikely.

Ohio State is focused on seven recruits as it finishes off the Class of 2018. Which of the group will end up in Columbus.

Duane Long is here in his usual Tuesday spot to let you know where Ohio State should turn here. He provides wisdom on the following prospects:

** Rasheed Walker

** Nicholas Petit-Frere

** Javontae Jean-Baptiste

** Chris Oats

** Chris Olave

** Maurice Washington

** J.J. Brown

Who should Ohio State take? Who will the Buckeyes take?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 22, 2018

Jan 23, 2018 17:23

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Is Ohio State on the verge of losing one of the rising stars in the coaching profession, Ryan Day?

The Buckeyes' co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach is reportedly in the running to be the Tennessee Titans' OC under new head coach Mike Vrabel.

Bottom line: Will Day stay at OSU or leave for the NFL?

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to answer that, plus:

* The latest on Ed Warinner. Will he be coaching at Michigan, or with the Titans?

* If Warinner goes to UM, is that a proverbial middle finger to Urban Meyer and OSU? Or would it just be a coach taking the best job available to him?

* Ohio State's basketball team trying to move to 9-0 in Big Ten play against visiting Nebraska tonight (8 p.m. ET, BTN).

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 19, 2018

Jan 20, 2018 14:35

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What is the biggest concern as we analyze the 2018 Ohio State football team?

Is it a position group -- such as center, left tackle (or right tackle if Isaiah Prince moves to LT) or outside linebacker?

Well, yes, perhaps it is.

But Jonah Booker thinks there is an even bigger question mark regarding this team: Will Urban Meyer open up the offense, and allow Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day more freedom?

J-Book joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on DL recruit Tyler Friday making his announcement later today.

* Thoughts on what will end up happening with OT recruit Rasheed Walker.

All of that and more on the Friday (Tyler and otherwise) extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 18, 2018

Jan 19, 2018 17:25

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Thought Ohio State might have a lull on the recruiting trail between Signing Days?

Think again.

Ohio State has gained some serious momentum with multiple prospects. Which ones? How MUCH momentum?

We brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting for the absolute latest on Ohio State's vibe with:

* Maurice Washington

* Rasheed Walker

* D.J. Brown

* Christopher Oats

* Nicholas Petit-Frere

Get locked in, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 17, 2018

Jan 18, 2018 14:59

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On Tuesday, we posted a story that detailed the top 15 players from Ohio State's 2017 team in order, per the grades from our friends at Pro Football Focus.

Some of you had issues with a few of the grades. Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle give their thoughts about the PFF marks on today's show.

Also on the docket:

* Ohio State's basketball team makes a trip to Northwestern this evening -- it is the first time the Buckeyes will have played since they broke into the rankings at No. 22. We give our thoughts on the OSU-NU matchup, and the point spread in this contest might surprise you.

* Only three players ended up turning pro early from the Buckeye football team. This is obviously good news for the 2018 squad and we tackle that topic as well.

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 16, 2018

Jan 17, 2018 26:28

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What did you think of this season?
Better yet: What did you think was going to happen this season?
On August 22 of last year - before the season got underway - Duane Long and I convened for a marathon BM5. We laid out a number of predicitions for the season ahead.
How did we do? You're about to find out.
Below are the questions we answered about six months ago so you can follow along.
Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!
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1. ________ is the Class of 2018 prospect committed to Ohio State I am most excited about.
2. ________ is the Class of 2018 prospect NOT committed to Ohio State I am most excited about.
3. At season's end, _____ _____ will be considered the best player on Ohio State's team.
4. Next season, Greg Schiano will be a/an ________ coach at ________.
5. ____ ____ is the Buckeye most likely to transfer after the 2017 season.
6. The biggest threat on Ohio State's 2017 schedule is ______________.
7. ____ _____ is the Buckeye that will surprise everyone this season.
8. ____ _____ will lead the Buckeyes in receptions this season.
9. The best opposing player Ohio State will face this season is _____ ______.
10. Michigan will win ________ regular season games this season.
11. Penn State will win ________ regular season games this season.
14. The four College Football Playoff teams will be _____, ______, ______ and _______.
15. _______ will beat _____ in the championship game.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 15, 2018

Jan 16, 2018 17:59

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What is the latest on the top four remaining targets on Ohio State's board for the 2018 recruiting class: Tyler Friday, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Rasheed Walker and Nicholas Petit-Frere?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to give you the scoop on each of them.

Also on the docket:

* Another night, another win for Ohio State's basketball team.

* Will the Buckeyes be ranked when the polls come out later today?

* What do we make of the Greg Schiano-to-the-NFL rumors? Are they negatively affecting OSU's recruiting efforts?

All of that and more on the MLK Day extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 11:49

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With Parris Campbell back for his fifth-year senior season in 2018 for Ohio State, will he have a much larger role in the offense?

Did you know Campbell only had a total of 10 carries all season in 2017? Well, now you do.

Usually, the H-back in Urban Meyer's offense gets a heck of a lot more carries than that. Plus, isn't Campbell at his best on jet sweeps and things of that nature?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What Demario McCall's role might be in 2018.

* Will the Buckeyes land four more recruits in their 2018 class, giving them a total of 26? How does JBook feel about the remaining top targets on OSU's board, such as offensive tackle Rasheed Walker?

* The honeymoon is over in Ann Arbor for Jim Harbaugh. Even a good portion of Michigan fans are turning on him.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

The DeanCast: Breaking down Walker, Friday; battling Penn St.; more ...

Jan 12, 2018 14:47

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Today we have another edition of the DeanCast.

Our DeanCast guest today is 247Sports East Coast insider Brian Dohn.

On today’s show we talk:

** The battle for Rasheed Walker between Ohio State and Penn State.

** Breaking down Walker and defensive end Tyler Friday.

** Latest on defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste.

** Top East Coast 2019 prospects the Buckeyes could land.

** Plus more ...

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 11, 2018

Jan 12, 2018 12:15

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When the inaugural Early Signing Period wrapped up, Ohio State feel from No. 1 to No. 2 in the 247Sports Composite Team rankings. Those pesky Georgia Bulldogs had assumed the top spot.

But the Buckeyes may still make them go fetch after all.

Ohio State is doing serious work down the stretch on the recruiting trail and the dividends could be impressive.

So we brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong for the absolute latest on the following Ohio State recruiting targets:

* Tyler Friday

* Javontae Jean-Baptiste

* Nicholas Petit-Frere

* Rasheed Walker

* Chris Oats

* Chris Olave

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 10, 2018

Jan 11, 2018 09:44

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Is there any realistic chance that both Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow will be on Ohio State's football team in the fall of 2018? Or will one of them transfer this summer?

That is one of the questions The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, and Dave Biddle debate on today's show.

Also on the docket:

* Thoughts on Nick Saban's bold decision in the national championship game. Would Urban Meyer have pulled a similar move?

* Thoughts on the hiring of Alex Grinch.

* What does the future hold for Greg Schiano? Is he a toxic name now for athletic directors looking for a head coach? Or no?

All of that and more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 9, 2018

Jan 10, 2018 17:18

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Alabama headed into the locker room for halftime of the National Championship Game against Georgia with no points.

Zero.

Bupkus.

So Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban yanked his veteran quarterback and inserted the younger, less experienced backup.

And every Ohio State Buckeyes fan watching started paying a little closer attention. You know why.

The rest is CFP history.

We brought in Duane Long to help us put the historic 'Bama win in perspective and relate it to our very own Buckeyes.

Plus, updates and details on Tate Martell's social media account and the (possible) pro futures of Jerome Baker, Dre'Mont Jones, Parris Campbell and (gulp!) Isaiah Prince.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 8, 2018

Jan 9, 2018 12:54

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Basketball is back in a big way in Columbus following Ohio State's 80-64 upset of No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday.

The Buckeyes are now 13-4 and 4-0 in the Big Ten, and Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to talk about the win over the Spartans, plus:

* Is Keita Bates-Diop now the favorite for Big Ten player of the year?

* Are the Buckeyes going to be an NCAA Tournament team this season?

* On the football front, what will happen with the three remaining players who are considering whether or not to turn pro? Will Jerome Baker, Dre'Mont Jones and Parris Campbell return to Ohio State next season? Or will some of them or all of them turn pro?

That and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 5, 2018

Jan 6, 2018 16:02

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Ohio State landed four-star defensive end Tyreke Smith on Thursday, and Jonah Booker does not think you will have to wait long to see him in action.

In fact, JBook believes Smith will begin his OSU career in the two-deep.

On today's show, Jonah and Dave Biddle also discuss:

* Who will be the Buckeyes' starting center in 2018? Is it fifth-year senior Brady Taylor's job to lose, or might someone else be the favorite?

* Could Greg Schiano replace Rich Rodriguez as the head coach at Arizona?

* What are thoughts on the impending hiring of Alex Grinch?

All of that and more on the Friday spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 4, 2018

Jan 5, 2018 12:29

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The nation's top prep football players have gathered in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

You think we would let 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong miss this?

Of course not. Not with that many future Buckeyes in attendance. Wiltfong has been there for the practices leading up to Saturday's game (broadcast live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST) and is here with the latest on Buckeyes making waves.

We have the latest on:

* Jeremy Ruckert

* Tyreke Johnson

* Jaelen Gill

* Taron Vincent

* Max Wray

* Tommy Togiai

Also: Wiltfong is the only guy in the biz with a Rasheed Walker to Ohio State pick on the Crystal Ball. How does he feel about that?

And can we expect any surprised out of Florida when Tyreke Smith and Jayson Oweh commit later today?

Spend 5ish with us Bucknutters!

 

 

 

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 3, 2018

Jan 4, 2018 13:03

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Ohio State third-year sophomore defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones is one of the players who is weighing his options in terms of whether or not to turn pro.

So, will he stay or will he go?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Did the CFP committee get the four teams right, in retrospect?

* The Buckeyes' quarterback competition in 2018. Is Dwayne Haskins definitely the favorite to win the job?

* If Joe Burrow is not the starter leaving spring ball, will he transfer?

All of that and much more on the midweek extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 2, 2018

Jan 3, 2018 13:49

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Happy New Year, 'Nutters!

We brought in Alex Gleitman today for the ailing Duane Long to hit the following topics:

* Man, does Michigan stink or what?

* Buckeye recruiting down the stretch ...

* Alabama vs. Georgia - how they got there and who wins?

Fight off the pain! Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 29, 2017

Dec 29, 2017 13:04

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What kind of game is expected in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between Ohio State and USC tonight?

Well, our Bucknuts staffers on scene -- Steve Helwagen, Patrick Murphy and Dave Biddle -- think a high-scoring affair is in store.

What advantages do the Buckeyes have over the Trojans, and vice versa?

Which team has more motivation for this game?

What are our predictions as far as who will win and what the final score will be?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 28, 2017

Dec 29, 2017 13:59

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The Buckeyes were knocked off their loft recruiting perch during the Early Signing Period. Georgia is the new No. 1. Ohio State sits No. 2.

Can they get back on top down the stretch? There are still many quality recruits out there and the Buckeyes are in on several.

Which ones? What chance do they have with said recruits? What chance do they have of taking the top spot back from those feisty Bulldogs?

A good chance, actually.

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to tell you why ... and he throws in a Ohio State-USC prediction for the Cotton Bowl while he's at it so this is a show you won't want to miss.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 27, 2017

Dec 28, 2017 13:09

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The mental side of sports is always a relatively big factor.

But it might be even more important than usual in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between Ohio State and USC on Friday.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss which team will be more motivated in Arlington, Texas, and how much impact that will have. Also on the docket:

* Will Dwayne Haskins see action when the game is still on the line?

* Where do the Buckeyes really have an advantage over the Trojans?

* What is Bax's prediction on who will win this game? (And you will be surprised. Well, maybe not now.)

All that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 26, 2017

Dec 27, 2017 15:12

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The presents are gone, the belly is full. It's time to get back to important matters: Ohio State football.

Duane Long is here to wax poetic on the following:

* How was the recruiting class affected by Jackson Carman's decision to attend Clemson?

* What position is now set for years after the haul?

* How has the quarterback vibe changed for the Buckeyes?

* What type of challenge will USC provide in the Cotton Bowl?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 15:52

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When Urban Meyer first took over Ohio State's program in 2012, he said he wanted an angry team that would cause opponents to tap out.

Meyer will be entering his seventh season at OSU in 2018. Has the program under his watch become, dare we say, too nice?

That is the position that Jonah Booker has taken, and he drops by for his usual Friday visit to defend his point of view and much more. Dave Biddle and JBook also discuss:

* If other teams are going to negatively recruit against Ohio State, shouldn't the Buckeyes return the favor?

* Overall, what are our thoughts on OSU's 2018 recruiting class?

* One week away from the Ohio State-USC clash in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, what kind of game do we expect to see?

All of that and more on the Friday-before-Christmas extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 21, 2017

Dec 22, 2017 16:29

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The first and what is widely believed to be the most impactful day of the Early Signing Period is in the books.

Ohio State had an eventful day to say the least.

We bring in the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - Bill Kurelic - for a complete breakdown of yesterday and what the rest of this recruiting cycle holds in store for the Buckeyes.

 

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 19, 2017

Dec 20, 2017 14:29

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We are less than 24 hours away from the biggest recruiting day of the calendar year. So we needed to make some moves.

Move 1: We brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong today instead of waiting until his usual Thursday spot.

Move 2: We asked Steve for the absolute latest on the following Ohio State targets yet to make their final destination final:

** Jackson Carman

** Emory Jones

** Jaiden Woodbey

We also take a look at who will wait it out tomorrow and aim for a hat dance down the road.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 18, 2017

Dec 19, 2017 12:55

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There has been a lot of talk about J.K. Dobbins.

But we contend on the BM5 that not nearly enough attention has been given to Ohio State's true freshman running back.

Not only is he just the fourth OSU freshman RB (and third true freshman) to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season -- he currently has 1,190 -- but he is averaging an amazing 7.3 yards per carry.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to sing J'Kaylin Dobbins' praises (yes, that's his real first name), plus:

* Thoughts on Mike Weber's future.

* Thoughts on Ohio State's matchup with USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl. Where do the Buckeyes have a big advantage over the Trojans?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 15, 2017

Dec 16, 2017 10:36

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It's Friday, you've got a job, and you've got something to do.

But before you get to that, take in a quick version of the BM5 featuring Jonah Booker who joins Dave Biddle.

On the docket:

* High four-star defensive end recruit Tyreke Smith trending Ohio State's direction.

* Should the early signing period take place even earlier? Such as before the season starts (like in basketball)?

* Larry Johnson sure doesn't look like a coach that is on the verge of retirement.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 14, 2017

Dec 15, 2017 21:50

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The three-day Early Signing Period is less than a week away.

Who is in?

Who is out?

What surprises are in store over the next six days?

247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here with knowledge and predictions. We cover the following Buckeye targets on today's show:

* Tyreke Smith

* Jayson Oweh

* Tyler Friday

* Cameron Brown

* Jackson Carman

* Emory Jones

Then we finish with a review of the two newest Buckeyes: Tommy Togiai and Kam Babb.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!!! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 13, 2017

Dec 14, 2017 12:37

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Ohio State fans could almost hear Kool & The Gang playing in the background as the Buckeyes landed a pair of high four-star recruits Tuesday night.

First, wide receiver Kamryn Babb pledged his allegiance to Urban Meyer's team.

Then, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai also committed to the Buckeyes.

Ohio State already had the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, per the 247Sports Composite. Now, the Buckeyes increased their lead even more over Texas and the others in the mix for the "recruiting national championship."

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss the recruiting windfall for OSU and much more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 12, 2017

Dec 13, 2017 19:22

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It's coming down to the wire.

Which quarterback do you want in Ohio State's Class of 2018?

Or do you want two?

Matthew Baldwin?

Emory Jones?

Both?

Gulp ... neither?

We have eight days until we know the deal for sure thanks to the new three-day Early Signing Period that kicks off on Dec. 20.

Who does Duane Long want?

Which defensive ends should Ohio State be pursuing?

Which Buckeyes thought to be off for Sunday football should actually stay?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m. for some answers!  

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 11, 2017

Dec 12, 2017 13:39

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It is Monday and we have an action packed version of the 5ish.

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss:

* The latest on the recruiting front for the Buckeyes.

* Including quarterback recruiting, defensive end recruiting and more.

* Specifically, what is up with Emory Jones?

* Will Casey Rogers end up signing with Ohio State?

* Will any OSU players skip the bowl game?

* What are our thoughts on the matchup between the Buckeyes and USC?

All of that and more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 8, 2017

Dec 9, 2017 14:32

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Quarterback Emory Jones has been committed to Ohio State for months. However, will the Buckeyes sign the talented player from Georgia?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Speaking of prospects from the Peach State, Brenton Cox de-committed from OSU exactly two weeks before the early signing period begins. J-Book played college football. Is he OK with what Cox did, or should he have let Ohio State's staff know a lot earlier?

* Will any OSU players skip the bowl game?

* What are thoughts on the matchup with USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl? The Buckeyes are favored by seven points.

* Is defensive end a concern for the Buckeyes in 2018, or is too much being made of that?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 7, 2017

Dec 8, 2017 16:06

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Recruiting is always hot and heavy for the Buckeyes.

With the new Early Signing Period coming in two weeks, the temperatures are even toastier than usual.

So 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to play amateur meteorologist and provide a Buckeyes forecast:

** How did Tyreke Johnson work with 247Sports to put out such and excellent commitment video?

** Brenton Cox and why he is no longer a future Buckeye ...

** Emory Jones? Matthew Baldwin? What is the deal at quarterback for this class?

** Why are Urban Meyer and Kerry Coombs traveling with a Denzel Ward jersey?

Hang with us for some answers this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 6, 2017

Dec 7, 2017 10:46

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It is officially silly season on the recruiting trail with the early signing period exactly two weeks away (Dec. 20-22).

Will Ohio State hold on to recruits that have been committed for several months, such as defensive end Brenton Cox, quarterback Emory Jones, and safeties Jaiden Woodbey and Josh Proctor?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* The Buckeyes landing their 19th commit in their 2018 class -- four-star defensive back Tyreke Johnson.

* A few days removed, what are thoughts on Ohio State missing the College Football Playoff? Did the Buckeyes deserve to get in or not?

* Jim Harbaugh stalking the Ole Miss campus, looking for transfers. Smart move, or desperate move?

All of that and more on the midweek spectacular.

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 5, 2017

Dec 6, 2017 15:49

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Still playing the blame game?

You're not alone. It's an Ohio thing these days.

We invited Duane Long to play and he had no trouble with the concept.

Why is Ohio State on the outside of the playoff looking in?

That's the focus.

We also talk recruiting and get into the latest on Walker Culver,

Brenton Cox and Tyreke Johnson.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 4, 2017

Dec 5, 2017 16:09

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The results are in and they are not good for Ohio State.

The Buckeyes barely missed out on making the College Football Playoff as they were the No. 5 team in the rankings.

Ohio State was beaten out by No. 4 Alabama.

Did the committee get it right? Did the Crimson Tide just get in based on their reputation and not their resume?

Even though Alabama might not have deserved to get in, did the Buckeyes really deserve to get in after getting blown out by a 7-5 Iowa team?

What are thoughts on the Buckeyes' matchup with USC in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl?

And much of the show is dedicated to recruiting, specifically Ohio State's 2018 class. The Dean gives the latest on 10 of the top uncommitted recruits that are left on the Buckeyes' board: Jackson Carman, Anthony Cook, Tyson Campbell, Tommy Togiai, Kamryn Babb, Tyreke Smith, Rasheed Walker, Jayson Oweh, Walker Culver and Tyreke Johnson.

All of that plus more on a 16-minute edition of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 1, 2017

Dec 2, 2017 13:03

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Ohio State is publicly saying J.T. Barrett will start for the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin in Indianapolis on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; FOX).

However, is Barrett really going to be ready to play just six days following knee surgery? Might Dwayne Haskins be at the controls for the Buckeyes?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* What do we expect out of Haskins if he does have to play, perhaps even start?

* If Ohio State wins, are the Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff? Or do they still need help?

* How do we expect the Wisconsin game to go, including a final score?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

The DeanCast: November 30, 2017

Dec 1, 2017 19:16

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Today we have the second DeanCast.

Our DeanCast guest today is Alabama insider Hank South, from Alabama.247Sports.com.

On today’s show we talk:

** The battle for Emory Jones between Ohio State, Alabama and perhaps Auburn.

** Quarterback recruiting including Jones, Jarren Williams, Matthew Baldwin and Matt Corral.

** Recruits the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide are going head-to-head for.

** How things look for the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide regarding the college football playoff.

** Where Ohio State and Alabama finish in the final recruiting rankings

** Plus more

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 30, 2017

Dec 1, 2017 13:34

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Ohio State is in the home stretch of the football season. All of the Buckeyes' goals are in front of them.

The same could be said for Class of 2018 recruiting. It's basically the home stretch and everything points to the Buckeyes finishing with the nation's top class.

So 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to provide some clarity on the following home stretch targets:

* Cameron Brown
* Walker Culver
* Tommy Togiai
* Payton Wilson

**ALSO:

Does Wiltfong think Ohio State or Wisconsin will win the Big Ten title game?

Will Ohio State eventually be selected for the College Football Playoff?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5 Extra: November 29, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 24:07

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Welcome the first-ever Bucknuts Morning 5 Extra podcast!!!

As you hopefully noticed with the debut of Bill Kurelic's 'DeanCast' last week, Bucknuts is expanding its podcast programming.

Our guest today on the inaugural BM5X is Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com. The Ohio native is one of the best NFL Draft analysts in the business and has plenty to say that you'll want to hear.

Brugler shares detailed insight on all of Ohio State's draft-eligible prospects and breaks down which Buckeyes should leave early for the draft and which ones should return to Columbus.

How many first-round picks?

How many early entries?

Will J.T. Barrett be drafted?

Brugler answers ALL the questions.

Enjoy, 'Nutters!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 29, 2017

Nov 30, 2017 11:36

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Other than the minor detail of beating Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game (read: not minor at all), what needs to happen for Ohio State to make the College Football Playoff?

The Buckeyes are No. 8 in the new CFP rankings which were released Tuesday night. The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss all things CFP, plus:

* How a TCU win over Oklahoma would help Ohio State.

* How much Dwayne Haskins are we expecting to see at quarterback for the Buckeyes against the Badgers?

* What does the future hold for Greg Schiano? Will he stay at OSU for one more season, or will he get a head coaching job this offseason?

* Thoughts on the matchup with Wisconsin.

All of that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 28, 2017

Nov 29, 2017 12:21

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An emotional win in Ann Arbor keyed by a young quarterback followed by an assistant coach embroiled in one of the most bizarre public fiascoes in sports history.

Anyone worried about Ohio State's opponent in the Big Ten Championship game?

Yes, Wisconsin is undefeated but the Badgers are a 6 1/2 point underdog against your Buckeyes.

Is that reasonable?

Where does Wisky rank against previous opponents Ohio State has faced this season?

What will the QB situation be for Ohio State?

Who better to provide answers than Duane Long?

Nobody. Which is good. Because he is today's guest.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 27, 2017

Nov 28, 2017 25:22

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Greg Schiano certainly got a raw deal from Tennessee on Sunday.

The Volunteers pulled their offer for Schiano to be their head coach after a mob of angry fans protested on the UT campus.

The good news for Ohio State is that Schiano remains as the Buckeyes' defensive coordinator. However, Tennessee allowing misguided fans to affect their decision-making does not sit well with us. The Vols come out of this looking really bad.

Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to talk about the Schiano situation, plus:

* Dwayne Haskins helping lead the Buckeyes to a 31-20 win over Michigan following J.T. Barrett's knee injury.

* What happened with Barrett's injury?

* How long had OSU's medical staff known about his knee ailment?

* Will Barrett start in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin this Saturday, or will it be Haskins?

All of that and more on a 25-minute edition of the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 09:32

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It is the day before The Game and that is all we are talking about on today's show as Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit.

JBook joins Dave Biddle to discuss:

* What a loss tomorrow would mean for Jim Harbaugh.

* Ohio State has been such a bi-polar team this season. Is there any concern from the Buckeyes' perspective that the Wolverines will bring their "A" game and OSU only brings its "C" game tomorrow?

* What are the Wolverines likely to do at the quarterback position? Will John O'Korn be their starter, or might Harbaugh have a trick up his sleeve?

* If O'Korn is UM's best option at QB, do they even have a realistic chance at winning?

* ESPN's FPI says Ohio State has a 53 percent chance of beating both UM and Wisconsin. Does that seem about right, or a little low?

* Our predictions for The Game.

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

The DeanCast: Michigan week

Nov 24, 2017 16:39

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Today, we bring you the first ever DeanCast.

And what better time to start than Michigan week?

Our first ever DeanCast guest is Michigan insider Steve Lorenz, from Michigan.247Sports.com.

On today’s show we talk:

** The temperature up north so to speak with the Wolverines coming off a loss at Wisconsin and a current 8-3 record ...

** Jim Harbaugh’s future at Michigan ...

** Recruits that will be in attendance Saturday at The Game ...

** Common Ohio State and Michigan recruiting targets ...

** Where Ohio State and Michigan finish in the final recruiting rankings ...

** Plus more so enjoy!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 22, 2017

Nov 23, 2017 15:47

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A lot of people are predicting that Ohio State will blow out Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor.

One of those human beings is The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, who joins Dave Biddle on today's show.

Are some fans being too optimistic about The Game, or are the Buckeyes going to wax the Wolverines?

We debate that on today's show, plus:

* What is UM likely to do at quarterback?

* Which running back will the Buckeyes rely on the most: J.K. Dobbins or Mike Weber?

* How will OSU line up at the three linebacker spots?

* What is the biggest key to Ohio State winning on Saturday?

* What are our final score predictions for The Game?

All of that and more on a 15-minute version of the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 21, 2017

Nov 22, 2017 11:34

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Do you know Tyreke Johnson and Walker Culver?

You need to ... now.

The star defensive back from Florida and unheralded offensive lineman from Tennessee have become prime Buckeye targets.

Are they next to join the Class of 2018?

How impressive are they as prospects?

We bring in Duane Long for insight and evaluations you won't want to miss.

Also: Duane gives his keys to Ohio State getting it done in Ann Arbor this weekend.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 20, 2017

Nov 21, 2017 12:40

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Kyrie Irving is "very much woke" to use his own words. And Michigan is "very much offensively challenged" to use Steve Helwagen's words.

And pretty much everyone else's words. Well, that's if people are being kind to the Maize and Blue.

How bad are the Wolverines on that side of the ball this year? Try No. 102 in the country in total offense. By comparison, the Buckeyes are No. 4 in the nation.

Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Michigan's tough defense that is ranked No. 3 in the nation. The Buckeyes counter with the No. 8 total defense in the land. Can the Wolverines defense keep them in it?

* The point spread for The Game opened at -13 OSU. It is already down to 11.

* Who will be UM's quarterback this week? Could they use more than one? 

All that and more as we kick off what is always the biggest week of the regular season.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 17, 2017

Nov 18, 2017 13:55

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The first year of the early signing period in college football is nearly a month away (Dec. 20-22) and one person who is not a fan of it is Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

Why doesn't Meyer like it? Could it have a negative effect on OSU recruiting?

Jonah Booker drops by as usual on Friday to join Dave Biddle and discuss the early signing period, plus:

* Thoughts on senior day tomorrow as the Buckeyes take on Illinois.

* Who should be OSU's starting linebackers?

* If the Buckeyes win out, will they make the College Football Playoff?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 16, 2017

Nov 17, 2017 10:35

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The skies have grayed in Ohio, probably for several months.

But the Buckeyes' recruiting trail forecast?

Sunny ... very sunny.

Taking the lead for an elite defensive back?

Back in it for an elite linebacker?

Still in it for another elite linebacker?

Coveted quarterbacks ready to visit?

We need a recruiting specialist to break it all down.

Thankfully, it's Thursday and 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to spread sunshine.

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!!!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 15, 2017

Nov 16, 2017 21:35

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We have a special edition of the Bucknuts Morning 5 today as Ben Koo, owner and publisher of the popular Awful Announcing site, drops by to chat with Dave Biddle.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

* The background of Awful Announcing and what makes the site stand out to fans and journalists nationwide.

* Who are the best and worst football announcers?

* If Ohio State wins out, will the Buckeyes make the College Football Playoff?

* Ben's thoughts on J.T. Barrett, who will be playing his final game in Ohio Stadium this Saturday.

All of that and much more in a 21-minute edition of the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 14, 2017

Nov 15, 2017 16:18

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Awful against Iowa.

Dominant against Michigan State.

How do you explain these Buckeyes?

We brought in Duane Long to address that query as well as:

* Do the Buckeyes need Jerome Baker?

* Who should start at linebacker?

* Which Class of 2018 QB target does Duane like most?

* Did Ohio State find a gem in Texas?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 13, 2017

Nov 14, 2017 12:50

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Should redshirt freshman Tuf Borland remain as Ohio State's starting middle linebacker?

Does the targeting penalty/ejection situation need to change in college football?

Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on the Buckeyes' excellent performance against Michigan State.

* The latest on 2018 quarterback recruiting for the Buckeyes.

That plus more on the Monday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 12:52

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Will Ohio State win the Big Ten championship?

Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to answer that question, plus:

* How big is the Michigan State game for Urban Meyer's legacy at OSU?

* What are our predictions for the OSU-MSU clash?

* Is Trevon Grimes really going to return to Ohio State, or is he likely to enroll at Miami?

All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 9, 2017

Nov 10, 2017 11:28

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There's more to coaching than games!

So let's focus where Ohio State seems to have it all handled: the recruiting trail.

And who better to help us with the global perspective on the Buckeyes than 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong?

Nobody is the right answer there. So guess who's here?

Wiltfong gives us the latest on the following:

* Cade Mays

* Chris Olave

* Tyler Friday

* Anthony Cook

* Emory Jones

* Jarren Williams

ALSO: What does Wiltfong think of the Michigan State-Ohio STate tussle at The Shoe this weekend?

Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 8, 2017

Nov 9, 2017 12:56

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Did the embarrassing loss at Iowa finally wake Ohio State up, or will we see more of the same inconsistent and sloppy play from the Buckeyes the remainder of this month?

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* Thoughts on Ohio State's substandard play at linebacker.

* Thoughts on Parris Campbell returning this week for the Michigan State game and what impact that might have.

* The Buckeyes being No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Are they definitely out of the playoff hunt?

* Greg Schiano admitting he needs to coach better.

All that and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.

Bucknuts Morning 5: November 2, 2017

Nov 3, 2017 16:47

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Ahh, quarterback recruiting. It's the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to the BM5.

Ohio State currently has a commitment from one Georgia signal caller. But will he stick ... and will he be replaced in the Class of 2018 by another Peach Stater?

Who knows? 

Who better to ask than 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong, who broke the story of Ohio State's offer to Jarren Williams.

We get deep on the future of the Buckeye quarterback position. 

Steve also takes the heat for picking the Nittany Lions over the Buckeyes last week.

Spend 5ish with us, 'Nutters!

 

Bucknuts Morning 5: Nov. 1, 2017

Nov 2, 2017 11:30

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Ohio State is No. 6 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings of 2018.

The big question now is whether the Buckeyes will definitely make the CFP if they win out and finish with a 12-1 record, including a Big Ten championship.

The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus:

* The improvement of J.T. Barrett.

* The improvement of Isaiah Prince.

* The job Kevin "Ron" Wilson is doing (and Ryan Day).

That and more on the Wednesday extravaganza.