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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Diving Deep on the Buckeye Back Seven

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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr have a thorough discussion on the expectations for the Ohio State defense, and in particular the back seven. The fellas also talk about the segment of Buckeye fans who are doubting Justin Fields. Most of the show is listener questions, which also includes discussions of the saddest moments in TV history, drafting B1G head coaches, and raising your kids to hate Michigan. All of this, and much, much more.

The Rundown

+ It’s a nice night for recording a podcast.

+ Matthew Baldwin has found a new home.

+ This home is very, very crowded.

+ Tom is a cynic.

+ Ohio State is a stepping stone toward TCU.

+ It’s Brown Thunder’s one-year anniversary.

+ Tony rants about expectations that a few Buckeye fans have regarding Justin Fields.

+ A PSA for those fans.

+ It’s almost impossible for true freshmen to start at quarterback in major college football.

+ Plenty of great quarterbacks didn’t start as freshmen, just look at the list of Heisman winners.

+ Tom is not prepared to talk about Texas football, which is disappointing.

+ Listener Questions

+ What are the real expectations for the 2019 Ohio State defense?

+ Tom brings out the analytics when explaining how bad last year’s defense was.

+ The over/under on Tuf Borland starts this season is 6.5.

+ Weighing in on the trajectories of Teradja Mitchell and Baron Browning.

+ Baron Browning was with the ones for a reason in the spring game, right?

+ Expectations for Brendon White this season.

+ How aggressive will they be with him?

+ Tom’s starting linebackers if he was playing a season of EA Sports’ NCAA Football.

+ Tony’s ideal starting secondary.

+ Shaun Wade needs to be on the field for a number of reasons.

+ Where will Jordan Fuller be?

+ He was great in 2017 as the deep safety.

+ Expect Jeff Okudah to be on the Denzel Ward trajectory.

+ Can’t wait to see what Jeff Hafley does with this secondary.

+ Every new coach is better than the last terrible coach.

+ Any new updates on Thayer Munford?

+ Expectations for Munford being healthy enough to begin camp.

+ There has been no panic in the voices of the coaches.

+ The saddest moments in television history.

+ Tom explains why Jon Snow didn’t say goodbye to Ghost.

+ Deep-diving the Brown Thunder cinematic universe.

+ Gunnar the Runnar.

+ If your name rhymes with something, then you are good at that something.

+ Drafting Big Ten head coaches.

+ Who goes in the Top 5?

+ What do you do with Ryan Day?

+ Tom compares it to applying for art school.

+ How should you raise your children when it comes to teaching them to hate Michigan?

+ If your kid punches a Michigan fan in school and gets a detention or suspension, do you consider that time served?

+ Which current Buckeye assistant coaches could be head coaches next?

+ Will Brian Hartline go the Urban Meyer route?

+ What is a reasonable expectation for Ryan Day over the next five years?

+ Is a national title a realistic expectation?

+ Is a 3-2 mark against Michigan over the next five years good enough?

+ If Notre Dame is undefeated again this year, will they cost the Big Ten a playoff bid?

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3 Responses

  1. NOBODY likes a cowardly traitor. Bye Baldwin. Be gone and stay gone. It’s creepy as hell listening to Buckeye sports writers lavish so much time on the clown.

    I’ll always cheer for the Buckeyes on Saturdays, but, I will never be a fan of Justin Fields. He’s just another clown like Baldwin, and all the other non graduate spoiled little transfer portal brat. Hope he sets every record there is to set, but, in 5 – 10 years I’ll have to look up the 2019 and 2020 Buckeye rosters to recollect his name.

    Comparing a crybaby to guys like Troy Smith and Cardale Jones is flat out ridiculous, and, insulting to their legacy.

    Not a mystery why the Buckeye defense collapsed some in 2017 and hit rock bottom in 2018. People got their wish and Luke Fickell left. The Buckeyes were “addled” by a joke named Billy Davis, and Mr. Exotic and no one of the coaching roster to put those idiots in their place and make IMMEDIATE changes. I fault Urban Meyer for losing focus and taking the appropriate steps.

    Teradja should start in the middle, and Browning opposite Harrison on the outside. Tuf Borland starting over Mitchell is just like the disastrous comedy of errors at safety when it took a booting out of Jordan Fuller to expose. Brenden was the best safety during every practice, but, he wasn’t the teachers pet. Same scenario with guys like Tuf Borland and Pete Werner. Pete should be competing with Jahsen Wint for back-up at the Bullet position. He’s not strong enough nor does he dissect plays quick enough to play a standard linebacker

    Shaun Wade might just be the best defender on the entire roster. Whatever it takes to get him on the field…….pull the trigger and make it happen.

  2. I just want to make a comment and a correction. Tom said BGSU hasn’t been relevant since Urban Meyer was their coach. In 2014 and 2015 Dino Babers won the MAC East both seasons and took the Falcons to a bowl game each season. Meyer never finished higher than 3rd in the MAC East. Their overall records were similar Meyer: 17-6 and Babers: 18-9. If the Falcons were relevant under Meyer, they were at least as relevant under Babers, if not more so.

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