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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Michigan Monday on a Wednesday

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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.

The Rundown

+ 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.

+ Michiganplayerwhoguaranteesvictorysayswhat.

+ 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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