In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk the transfers of Justin Fields and Tate Martell. Why was Martell so cocksure two weeks ago only to transfer before spring ball even began? The show then discusses the Buckeyes who left for the NFL and those who didn’t, and the impacts felt at each of those positions. The new coaches are touched on as well, even though it is way too early to pass judgments in that area. All of this and much, much more. (Note: Two hours after the show was recorded, Martell announced his transfer to the University of Miami.)
+ It’s been a while.
+ We’re just shooting for five good hours. Eventually.
+ The last time we talked to you everything in the world has happened.
+ We could have done a Wheel of News.
+ Oh, and Kendall Sheffield left too.
+ Tate Martell and the transfer portal.
+ This is the worst thing to ever happen.
+ Tate Martell has stolen from us.
+ Faith in mankind has been lost.
+ We have been devasted, rocked, and shaken to our core.
+ Martell has taken quarterback controversy content from us and that will never be forgiven.
+ This has been the craziest, lowest pay off offseason ever.
+ Going back over Martell’s words about Justin Fields.
+ Tathan Pageviews.
+ You can see why Tom and I didn’t want him to transfer.
+ A terrible story from Tony’s childhood.
+ We just wanted Tate to take us to Cedar Point!
+ The quarterback depth is now on shaky ground.
+ Somebody will need to be added.
+ Urban Meyer showing up at the basketball game with Justin Fields didn’t help.
+ Martell says he can make every throw, but he doesn’t think he can do it at Ohio State.
+ What didn’t the Martells understand about bringing in a transfer quarterback?
+ More time in the program doesn’t guarantee you a spot.
+ Why not at least go through spring football to see where you stand?
+ Joe Burrow left a hero, why isn’t Tate Martell seen the same way?
+ Will Martell be eligible right away?
+ Finding another Chugz is going to be difficult.
+ OSU won’t be looking for a starter.
+ Alabama always has 3-star QBs to provide depth.
+ Ohio State needs to offer more Ohio QBs just for the depth to avoid having this happen year after year.
+ The Buckeyes should look in-state for a second 2020 quarterback.
+ Jim Harbaugh offered a 7th grader.
+ If that 7th grader goes to Michigan, who will be his head coach?
+ Beef is in the transfer portal as well.
+ Beef-n-Chugz is probably dead.
+ Damn you Campus Partners!
+ Let’s talk about early entrants.
+ Michael Jordan was a surprise.
+ Who replaces him?
+ Kendall Sheffield’s non-announcement announcement.
+ He didn’t even look back when turning pro.
+ Damon Arnette’s return is a good thing.
+ If Arnette is bad, then better players will play in front of him.
+ Jordan Fuller’s return is huge.
+ KJ Hill will be a nice security blanket for whichever QB wins the job.
+ Hill is going to be OSU’s most under-the-radar all-time leader in a major statistical category ever.
+ Going over the scholarship numbers.
+ They’ll add three if they can.
+ Why hasn’t OSU announced Ryan Day’s staff yet?
+ Ryan Day’s first call to Michigan was for Don Brown?
+ That would have been nice of the football gods.
+ The makeup of Day’s staff.
+ Concerns about Al Washington?
+ Matt Barnes called plays for Maryland last year.
+ Fans are happy with the defensive changes.
+ There is no more doubting that this is Ryan Day’s program.
+ Alex Grinch didn’t have a great year and it may not have been his fault.
+ But it also might have been.
+ It’s too early to pass judgment on Day’s new staff.
+ They have to recruit.
+ Alex Grinch wasn’t able to do that.
+ Next week we’ll have listener questions.
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