In this episode of The Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk about The Game. Topics include an outrageous guarantee from a Michigan running back, a look at the Wolverine defense, and a fairly solid overview of Saturday’s game overall. Plus listener questions, which are always fun.
+ We are as close to the game as we have been all year.
+ Karan Higdon boldly guarantees a win for Michigan.
+ The history of guarantees has not gone well, aside from Jim Harbaugh’s.
+ The outrage from Michigan fans following the guarantee.
+ Higdon had an out and chose not to take it.
+ Why do the Buckeyes look so subdued during Tuesday interviews?
+ You don’t play the game on Tuesday.
+ It’s easy to answer questions without guaranteeing a win.
+ What did the Buckeyes have to say on Tuesday?
+ Nothing viral, so it was a success for OSU.
+ Does this have to be Ohio State’s best defensive performance in order to win?
+ Would it be best for OSU to just stay in a base defense?
+ Stay safe on defense and make Michigan earn every yard.
+ OSU’s reliance on field position may shift this week.
+ If the Buckeyes can run inside, then everything opens up.
+ Michigan fans are correctly concerned.
+ Other than the tackles and the interior, the Ohio State offensive line is looking pretty good.
+ Michigan has been giving up some rushing yards.
+ Michigan’s pass defense has put them near the top of total defense, but they haven’t faced any good passing offenses.
+ This is going to be a different animal for Michigan.
+ What is more important — OSU’s defense playing well or the OSU offensive line playing well?
+ If the Buckeye defense just doesn’t lose the game, they’ll have a fair chance to win the game.
+ We’re going Squatchin’.
+ The OSU defense has heard all season long how bad they were.
+ Sometimes they can be very good though.
+ Would it help the team if Urban Meyer was more stoic (like Jim Tressel) on the sidelines this Saturday?
+ We’re not addressing the rumors.
+ Worry about Michigan, not coaching rumors.
+ This is how your team will lose.
+ You need to get your mind right.
+ Listener questions.
+ Will there be a TV camera glued to Urban this week?
+ FOX will have a split screen during commercials probably.
+ What is the better potential bowl opponent: UCF or Washington State?
+ Rookie mistakes can be costly.
+ Why does Oklahoma get a pass in the CFP rankings and OSU does not?
+ Does Gene Smith do harm to Ohio State’s playoff chances by being on the committee?
+ How will OSU’s slot receivers matchup with UM’s safeties?
+ The final boss of Michigan’s defense is kind of easy.
+ Would you rather only have shirts two sizes too big or one size too small?
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