In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr get you ready for Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Cincinnati. Ryan Day met with the media on Thursday and the fellas went over what was said. They also talk about what Luke Fickell had to say earlier in the week. The topic of how much Ohio State has actually shown to this point is also discussed, as is much more.
+ What didn’t Ryan Day say on Thursday.
+ What did we learn from Ryan Day?
+ Jashon Cornell is back at defensive tackle.
+ Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday should be back this week.
+ We need more reps with Ryan Day.
+ This is a big game for Luke Fickell and his program.
+ But he’s trying not to make it about him.
+ The UC players don’t need to view this game from Fickell’s perspective.
+ Ryan Day has explained that to his team.
+ This is going to be UC’s best game.
+ This could be a program-defining win.
+ Cincinnati has a decent offense with some guys.
+ Michael Warren is the star of the show, but wasn’t great against UCLA.
+ Cincinnati is a Big Ten team according to the Buckeyes.
+ The Lawnmower Man.
+ UC’s offense wasn’t all that great against the Bruins.
+ Ohio State’s talent will wear on UC in a longer game.
+ The Buckeyes’ element of surprise with their defense.
+ This concerns Luke Fickell.
+ This is rarity for Ohio State.
+ Bill Gates goes to Popeye’s.
+ Cincinnati is a more expensive chicken sandwich.
+ Ohio State can’t leave their wallet at home.
+ You don’t want to end up washing dishes.
+ What Tony expects from Ohio State’s offense.
+ Lack of faith in Justin Fields.
+ JK Dobbins has to see things better.
+ How will Justin Fields play against a disciplined, talented defense with speed?
+ You want to catch Ohio State early this year.
+ Could this be a 2017 Michigan State-type 48-3 game?
+ Prepare yourself for a sub-50% passing day.
+ It’s happened to national title winning QBs in the past for Ohio State.
+ Fields isn’t a finished product.
+ What is more likely — a PR or KR TD / or OSU wins something like 48-3?
+ Let’s keep an eye on Demario McCall on special teams.
+ Score predictions.
+ Tony assumes Ohio State’s defense is good.
+ Tom thinks it’s gonna be super close.
+ Is it crazy that we have more faith in the Ohio State defense than the Ohio State offense right now?
+ Watch out for OSU forcing some turnovers on Saturday.
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