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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Very Serious Football Concerns

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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk Ohio State offensive line numbers and the concerns that could arise this season. The topic of a fourth quarterback also comes up, as do the recent transfers and possible transfers. The guys also talk about a potential scheme change on defense for the Buckeyes and how that would work. The show then ends with a bunch of listener questions.

The Rundown

+ Banter.

+ Be careful with the warmer weather.

+ Kyle Young broke his leg.

+ Who replaces him?

+ Ohio State’s low offensive line numbers.

+ There are two good solid lines, but what happens if injuries or transfers happen?

+ Transfers always happen on the offensive line.

+ If the Buckeyes close with a couple of offensive line signees in February, that would be huge.

+ More likely that they get both of Doug Nester and Dawand Jones or no?

+ The increased value of 3-star guys in February.

+ Meg.

+ The Keandre Jones surprise.

+ He fits the transfer mold, but he caught us off guard.

+ Tony always knew Tate Martell was going to transfer.

+ Tony never bought into the Tate Martell hype.

+ Tom receives his Martell comeuppance.

+ Martell to Miami makes sense.

+ Brian Snead is gone.

+ Some say he was the best RB on the roster.

+ It’s not a huge loss in terms of numbers remaining.

+ More zone read will help the running game as well.

+ Any potential quarterback transfers out there for the Buckeyes?

+ The fourth Buckeye quarterback likely doesn’t even know he’s transferring from his current school yet.

+ Could Ohio State be moving to a base nickel defense with a hybrid linebacker/safety?

+ If so, who is that hybrid guy.

+ If it’s Brendon White, there will be a ton of other moving parts.

+ Who else could be the hybrid guy?

+ It feels like a round peg and square hole with the current defensive roster and looking for a hybrid guy.

+ The assistant coaches are too busy for the media right now which is bullcrap!

+ Trying to draw conclusions from random views of practice ain’t easy.

+ It’s annoying when coaches start closing practices after winning a national championship.

+ Listener Questions.

+ Is the transfer situation this year expected or alarming?

+ How many preferred walk-ons can a team have and what exactly is a preferred walk-on?

+ With Parris Campbell and Kendall Sheffield off to the NFL, who are the fastest Buckeyes?

+ Is there a strong leader on this upcoming offensive line?

+ Which returning starter won’t be starting in 2019?

+ Is Matthew Baldwin 100% healthy?

+ How is OSU’s pro day run and who runs it?

+ What is the biggest position question mark for the upcoming season.?

+ Would the Buckeyes have made the playoffs without the Zach Smith situation?

+ Would Urban still be here without the Zach Smith situation?

+ What Buckeye football player from the past would you like to see in today’s game?

+ Pick an offensive and defensive player who is under the radar right now but will breakout this season.

+ Of the 2019 signees, who plays the most?

+ How many more guys will be added to the 2019 signing class?

+ Ohio State’s toughest opponent in 2019 will be?

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4 Responses

  1. Gerd, do you see any players changing positions to help bolster the Offensive Line? Would think that Hausmann could be bulked up to a guard or one of the nose guards like Cage could add depth in the interior?

    1. Not sure how receptive Jerron Cage would be to that, but there is a glut at NT. Of course, two of those guys will be gone after 2019. I think Alex williams could be a guy. He’s got a huge frame and is athletic.

  2. “+ Trying to draw conclusions from random views of practice ain’t easy.”

    I must disagree vehemently. Actually you are better off drawing your conclusions from incomplete information, and the more incomplete the better. It makes your erroneous conclusions much easier to explain. 🙂

    August 31st is too far away.

    1. That’s true. The built-in excuses shouldn’t be discounted.

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