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Buckeye Weekly Podcast — Ryan Day’s Biggest Concerns

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In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr talk extensively about Ryan Day’s three biggest concerns heading into camp next week. They also spend some time talking about the Buckeye linebackers, the floor and ceiling for this team, college football cannibalizing itself, listener questions, and much, much more.

The Rundown

+ Talking about the three biggest questions Ryan Day had heading into camp.

+ The process of getting Justin Fields ready.

+ Tom Emanski, quarterbacks coach.

+ Is there hidden value in forcing a new starting quarterback to get ready on his own?

+ A lot will be learned about Justin Fields by how well he prepares for camp.

+ The limitations are still separating the haves from the have nots.

+ If players only worked the hours the NCAA allowed them to work, they’d never play.

+ Breaker 1-9, Breaker 1-9.

+ Ryan Day wonders if the defense is going to be a good.

+ That’s pretty open and honest.

+ Why is he gun shy?

+ If Ohio State’s running game does well in fall camp, is that a bad sign for the defense or good sign for the offense?

+ How soon will we know if the Ohio State defense is good?

+ Is a linebacker rotation actually a good thing?

+ Sub-packages should work.

+ Jordan Fuller thinks he’ll be at free safety, which is what we’ve been thinking.

+ This would be good news for Shaun Wade.

+ Fuller was great as the last line of defense in 2017, and that was missed last year.

+ This is a very deep Ohio State team, but a lot of the depth is unproven.

+ So what’s the floor for this team?

+ Ohio State is not Michigan — they are not the B1G favorite like the Wolverines.

+ Realize your place, Buckeye fans. Your team is not Michigan.

+ What are the odds that Michigan would come into the Ohio State game with a clear path to the championship and then completely blow it?

+ The chances are between 39-62%.

+ Let’s talk about Old Man Pat Fitzgerald and why attendance may be dipping in college football.

+ Television keeps people at home because it’s such a great product, but it is also a root cause for why the live experience has declined.

+ There is no value in going to games.

+ This is the long-term result of decisions made to prioritize television revenue.

+ All of this has been done at the expense of the in-game experience.

+ Four-hour games with long commercial breaks kills the atmosphere in the stadium.

+ And tickets continue to go up even though more money is being made.

+ Ohio Stadium was under capacity last season and only reached it once.

+ Season tickets are being sold to REGULAR PEOPLE now!

+ Once going to games stops being habit, it’s easy to stay home.

+ Jim Delany’s legacy is also this.

+ At what point do prices come back down?

+ Let’s go with in-game ads and you can improve the stadium experience.

+ Tom talks about the Mets’ ongoing nightmare right now.

+ College football has never been healthier, but at some point…

+ Kourt Williams announces his commitment today.

+ Listener questions.

+ Ryan Day’s focus on the first six games of the season.

+ Why is Jack Miller ranked so low by ESPN?

+ For being the Worldwide Leader, ESPN is woefully understaffed in the recruiting department.

+ Does Ryan Day ask for two years from his assistants like Urban Meyer did?

+ Why does Clemson recruit so well on the defensive line?

+ Which Buckeye commits are most likely to flip to another school?

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