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Sons of Schmidt — Episode 8: The Basic Podcast

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The basic return of The Sons of Schmidt is here! Oklahoma Hate Week has officially started after the long weekend for the Buckeyes. Mike and Brandon are leading the charge back to Columbus for the Ozone Radio Network, with episode 8 of the Sons of Schmidt podcast.

We start off the show on a somber note. As many of our listening faithful knows, there was no episode 7 of the show. Mike lives in the Houston, Texas metro area, and had a few things he had to take care of last week.

Instead of the normal banter, the show starts with an update on how things are going in Southeast Texas after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. We also have a few places where people can support the region’s rebuilding efforts, like J.J. Watt’s fundraising drive. We are happy to report that other than missing an episode and some relatively-speaking minor damage, Mike and his family are okay. They have a lot of work to do, as does the entire area, but Texas will rebuild. I am putting the challenge out though, to Buckeye Nation, to show the country that we have the best damn heart in the land, and to support your neighbors on the Texas Gulf Coast. And I personally thank you all for everything you may have done already.

In segment two, the guys get back to talking football. Brandon and Mike look at the Ohio State defense and in particular, the defensive backfield, and their play against Indiana. Even through the Buckeyes left Bloomington with a win, is there reason for concern as they match up with the high-powered Sooners offense?

The SoS guys flip the script in the third segment, and look into the production of the Ohio State offense. There is discussion on how the offense looked in Bloomington, and what we can expect to see in Ohio Stadium on Saturday.

We make our predictions in segment four. Brandon and Mike give you their picks for this week’s offensive and defensive MVPs, and take a stab at who wins and by what score.

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The Breakdown:

0:50 – The Opening

5:50 – 1st Quarter – Texas & Hurricane Harvey

24:04 – 2nd Quarter – Buckeye defense recap & preview

40:05 – 3rd Quarter – Offensive production and a look at OU

55:00 – 4th Quarter – Prediction time!

1:08:24– The Final Gun