In this episode of Accost the Field, the fellas — Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Shannon Sommers — spend some time asking the pertinent questions — namely, what took Chris Holtmann so long to get the Buckeyes ranked?
The discussion then moves to the passing of broadcasting legend Keith Jackson and how the kids today just don’t know what they’re missing.
The show turns next to the Buckeye football players who announced their returns over the past week and their respective impacts are judged for all to hear.
Recruiting is next up, and there are some significant news items happening this week.
Then for some reason we predict the 2018 captains and talk a bit about J.T. Barrett’s week of practice at the East-West Shrine Bowl.
+ The Spring Game date is now known, so we open with some spring game memories.
+ The basketball Buckeyes are now ranked 19 games in, which is about what we all expected.
+ The power of Keita Bates-Diop should be recognized.
+ Having complementary players decides how good a team is going to be.
+ The Northwestern game is discussed — is it a trap game?
+ How many of the next six games will the Buckeyes win before the trip to Purdue?
+ The passing of Keith Jackson.
+ The sports voices of our generation are going away.
+ The return of Mike Weber and what it means for the Buckeyes.
+ Who was the most important returnee between Mike Weber, Dre’Mont Jones, Johnnie Dixon, and Parris Campbell?
+ The importance of the return of Parris Campbell.
+ What are the Buckeyes getting in Dre’Mont Jones’ return?
+ We need to see more of Johnnie Dixon.
+ Recruiting talk — Tyler Friday, Rasheed Walker, D.J. Brown, and more.
+ The advantage of being the last official visit.
+ Ohio State is becoming a place to go for offensive linemen who want to play in the NFL.
+ What does the offer of 3-star cornerback D.J. Brown mean for the Buckeyes?
+ Where are the Buckeyes in terms of scholarship numbers?
+ We pick Ohio State’s captains for 2018 and Tom gives us an off-the-board name to watch.
+ J.T. Barrett doing well at the East-West Shrine Bowl.
+ Will Barrett have an NFL career?
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