In this episode of Accost the Field, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk Ohio State football and the fallout from Saturday’s big win at Penn State. The running game is an issue — are there any fixes? What does the injury situation look like for the Buckeyes at the moment? There is also some Indiana talk and plenty of listener questions all pertaining to the Buckeyes. All of this and a whole bunch more.
+ The game was closer than expected, which means we were stupid to expect anything different than what we got.
+ An emotional and frustrated James Franklin after the game.
+ Penn State has been so close to conquering Ohio State.
+ Could James Franklin become too obsessed?
+ Trace McSorley will soon finally be gone.
+ Drue Chrisman was as valuable to Ohio State as Dwayne Haskins.
+ J.K. Scott is still a Top 2 player of all time.
+ He’s not No. 1 because Orlando Pace would be a better punter than Scott would be a lineman.
+ What’s the best thing we saw in the Penn State game?
+ It’s all about the receivers.
+ What’s the worst thing we saw in the Penn State game?
+ The running game is getting worse.
+ Gotta stop with the big plays. Still.
+ Shaun Wade needs to get time at strong safety.
+ What is taking so long to put Wade in at safety?
+ They turned a fullback into a middle linebacker in five days.
+ They need more playmakers at safety.
+ The fanbase’s overanalysis of Urban Meyer’s demeanor.
+ Night games are the worst.
+ Some thoughts on the tailgating scene at Penn State.
+ Karen Holbrook’s agent needs to call us.
+ Dwayne Haskins is not a good runner.
+ What do you do with the short-yardage runs now?
+ Why doesn’t Urban Meyer like QB sneaks.
+ The linebackers bounced back. Relatively.
+ Tuf Borland does not look 100%.
+ The packages and rotations appear to be taking root at linebacker.
+ Chase Young is a decent defensive end.
+ The long history of Larry Johnson’s defensive ends crushing Penn State late in the games.
+ Nick Bosa was back at the WHAC this week.
+ It sure looks like wants to play again this year.
+ Nick Bosa is driven by his desire to win a national championship.
+ Should Dre’Mont Jones even play this week if he has an ankle sprain?
+ Let’s talk Hoosiers.
+ They’re pretty good, right? A 4-1 record is almost perfect.
+ Offensively and defensively, what do they have?
+ Tim May is retiring and that sucks.
+ Listener questions.
+ Is it time to give Blake Haubeil some kicks now?
+ Sure, if you want to mess with the starting kicker’s head.
+ Chris Holtmann lands another terrific recruit.
+ What is more important — winning a national title or beating Michigan?
+ What will opposing coaching staffs discover most about OSU when watching the PSU game?
+ Are there any tight ends left on the schedule to worry about?
+ Are there any trap games left on the schedule to worry about?
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