The Morning Scoop: Ohio State Pauses Voluntary Workouts

News broke Wednesday evening that Ohio State was pausing voluntary workouts for football and several other sports due to positive COVID tests. Buckeye Scoop lead beat writer Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to share what we know about the tests, and what this pause could mean for the 2020 season. There is definitely some …

The Morning Scoop – Bill Bender on the Games Of The Year For 2020

The Sporting News national college football writer Bill Bender joins The Morning Scoop to run through his list of the biggest games on the 2020 college football calendar.  The Buckeyes are a part of three of them, including the biggest non-conference game in the country this fall.  But how many of those games will be …

The Morning Scoop: Ohio’s Top 2023 Football Prospects

Ohio State’s 2021 recruiting class is now almost full, and they’re off to a good start for 2022 as well. This morning, we’ll take an early look at some of the top in-state prospects in the class of 2023. That group includes an Ohio State legacy, a prospect who could be the next great Ohio …

The Morning Scoop: Update On 2020 Season, OSU Freshman Receivers

The 2020 college football season is more up in the air right now than any in recent decades. Where do things stand right now as teams try to prepare for a season that’s far from guaranteed? BuckeyeScoop.com’s Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to recap what the NCAA’s Chief Medical Officer had to say about …

The Morning Scoop – Kyle McCord, JJ McCarthy, Elite 11

Ohio State’s 2021 quarterback commit Kyle McCord shined this week at the Elite 11 quarterback competition in Tennessee. BuckeyeScoop.com’s Marc Givler was at the competition and shares his scouting report. What are the Buckeyes getting in in the highly-touted McCord? Future Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy was there as well, providing a chance to see two …

The Morning Scoop – Justin Fields, A Future Star at Linebacker, Previewing The Cupcakes

Tony Gerdeman, the football beat writer for BuckeyeScoop.com joins The Morning Scoop to discuss how Justin Fields could be asked to do more – and less – in 2020. Plus, a second-year linebacker who most Buckeye fans aren’t talking about who could be a major impact player for OSU down the line. And enjoy some …

The Morning Scoop: Talking Top O-Line Target, Elite 11

Ohio State got some very encouraging news about one of its top offensive line targets for 2021 when Jager Burton decided to push back his scheduled decision. BuckeyeScoop.com’s Marc Givler just met with Burton to talk about that, as well as where Ohio State stacks up on the list of Burton’s top schools. Plus, Marc …

The Morning Scoop – Matt Connolly on Clemson Football

Clemson and Ohio State played a classic College Football Playoff semifinal game in 2019, and it seems likely they could meet again with a national title on the line in 2020. Matt Connolly, the Clemson beat writer for TheState.com joins The Morning Scoop to discuss the return of Tigers players to campus, and why their …

The Morning Scoop: Marc Givler On The Next Elite WR From St. Louis

The St. Louis area has turned into a valuable recruiting pipeline for the Buckeyes over the past decade. From Ezekiel Elliott to Cameron Brown, Jameson Williams, and Mookie Cooper, OSU has landed a lot of highly-ranked talent from Missouri. Luther Burden could be the next great player to make that leap from St. Louis to …

The Morning Scoop: Mick Walker On Ohio State Basketball Recruiting

We spend a lot of time talking about the recruiting machine built by the Buckeye football team, but Chris Holtmann’s basketball program is bringing in some of the nation’s top talent as well. BuckeyeScoop.com recruiting analyst Mick Walker has been criss-crossing the region for the past couple weeks to see some of Ohio State’s top …

The Morning Scoop: Kirk Barton on Freshmen Offensive Linemen

Ohio State brought in a huge class of offensive linemen this year, six prospects including 5-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson. However, most analysts expect many – if not all – of those players to take at least a year in the Buckeyes’ program before they’re ready to potentially become regular contributors. What is it about …

The Morning Scoop: Ross Fulton Explains Mesh

Mesh is a passing concept created by Air Raid inventor Hal Mumme, and run successfully for decades by members of his coaching tree like Mike Leach. It has been a popular part of the Buckeyes’ playbook ever since Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson arrived in Columbus in 2017, but seemed to disappear for long stretches …

The Morning Scoop: Alex Gleitman on Optimism For O-Line Recruiting

BuckeyeScoop.com recruiting analyst Alex Gleitman joins The Morning Scoop to talk about the present and future of the Ohio State football program. One of the Buckeyes’ top offensive line targets is set to announce his decision on Wednesday. Alex shares his thoughts on where Garrett Dellinger is likely to end up. Then, he breaks down …

The Morning Scoop: James Crepea on Ohio State vs Oregon

The Ohio State vs. Oregon game scheduled for September 12 at Autzen Stadium is one of the most-anticipated matchups of the 2020 season.  James Crepea, the Oregon beat writer for the Oregonian, joins The Morning Scoop to update the latest on the plans for that game.  Much like the Buckeyes, the Ducks now have players …

Scoop World Order: Jim Tressel on the 310 Days Speech, Most Underrated Buckeyes

Jim Tressel changed the Ohio State – Michigan rivalry in the span of just a few sentences on the day he was hired. He promised that his Buckeyes would make Ohio State fans proud “in 310 days in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the football field.” At the time, the Bucks had won just two of …

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