In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr cover what Ryan Day had to say to the media on Thursday. They also recap the Buckeye Basketball win over Cincinnati and first (and second) impressions of DJ Carton. The initial College Football Playoff rankings for your No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes are also discussed, as is last year’s football win over Maryland and how much that is on the minds of the defense this year. Then, after all of that, the actual game this weekend between Maryland and Ohio State is discussed and broken down. All of this and much, much more.
+ There is a bunch of stuff going on.
+ Let’s talk hoops.
+ A tradition unlike any other.
+ It was not a pretty start.
+ Let’s give our initial thoughts on DJ Carton.
+ Is Carton better off the bench for the Buckeyes?
+ Tom goes into the late 80s/early 90s for a comp.
+ It means something that the freshmen were in the game in the final minutes.
+ It is concerning that the Buckeyes best perimeter option is also the best in-the-paint option.
+ The defense doesn’t have to succumb to slumps.
+ What about Alonzo Gaffney?
+ Tony compares Carton to Mike Conley.
+ Let’s talk football!
+ Tyreke Smith is as healthy as he has been all season.
+ Ryan Day has high expectations for Tyreke Smith to close out the year.
+ Doesn’t sound like Jonathon Cooper will play this week.
+ Do you redshirt Coop?
+ Let’s talk College Football Playoff rankings!
+ Where does Ryan Day stand on the Buckeyes being No. 1.
+ Anthony McFarland is still good.
+ But if you take away his three big runs last year…
+ Remember Greg Schiano?
+ Last year’s game reminded Tony of Revenge of the Nerds.
+ How was that game that close?
+ Like seriously?
+ Maryland looked meh offensively last week, but held Michigan to 330~ yards last week.
+ The weather shouldn’t be an issue on Saturday.
+ Maryland deserves some credit, so they won’t just be pushovers.
+ How much will OSU’s starters play in this game?
+ Ryan Day had some interesting stuff to say about OSU’s punt protection against Wisconsin.
+ Day also believes this offense is just scratching it’s potential.
+ If Ohio State played its best on offense, is anybody in the nation holding them under 40 points?
+ There is an undercurrent of confidence from Ryan Day about how good this offense could be.
+ Now we think about score predictions.
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