Paris Johnson Readying For Year One In Year Three

From the moment Paris Johnson committed to the Buckeyes, the countdown officially began ticking towards the day he would be Ohio State’s starting left tackle. Johnson committed three years ago this June, so this has been a bit of a long time coming. As a true freshman, he competed for the starting right tackle job …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: Predicting Kickoff Times And Networks For Every Ohio State Football Game This Year

Two kickoff times have been announced for the Buckeyes this season, as the Michigan game will be a noon kickoff on FOX and the Notre Dame game will be a 7:30 pm kickoff on ABC. No other kickoff times have been announced, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate on the rest of the schedule. …

Tony Alford Intent On Finding Snaps For Three Tailbacks This Season

The Ohio State running back room will look a bit different this year than it did a year, but there will still be plenty of familiarity returning. Leading rusher TreVeyon Henderson (1,255 yards) is back for his true sophomore season and second-leading rusher Miyan Williams (507 yards) is back for his redshirt sophomore season. Gone …

How Much Different Would The Big Ten Have Looked Without Divisions?

With this week’s decision by the NCAA to remove restrictions on how FBS conferences can decide championship game participants, the days of the Big Ten having two separate divisions has now become numbered. Originally, if a conference had 12 or more teams, they had to split into divisions. That rule has now been removed, clearing …

Buckeye Weekly Live: Jimbo Fisher Isn’t Buying What Nick Saban Is Selling

In this live stream instant reaction edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman, Tom Orr, and Kevin Noon share their thoughts on Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher’s press conference addressing Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s allegation that A&M has abused the NCAA’s NIL rules. Was this the greatest press conference in world history? …

NCAA Removes Recruiting Caps For Two Years, Eliminates Need For Conferences To Have Divisions

The NCAA Division I Council has enacted a two-year waiver that will allow football programs to sign more than the current limit of 25 scholarship players per year. There is no cap on the number of players that a program can sign, but the hard cap of 85 total scholarship players on a roster will …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: What Ryan Day’s New Contract Tells Us About The Future Of Ohio State Football

Ohio State has announced contract extensions for football coach Ryan Day, men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann, women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff, lacrosse coach Nick Myers, and men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss these extensions, specifically what the Ryan Day extension means for …

Notre Dame Vs Ohio State Slated For Prime Time

The September 3 game this season between Notre Dame and Ohio State is set for a 7:30 pm kickoff on ABC. The much-anticipated season-opening home game for the Buckeyes will also be the site of ESPN’s College Gameday “Fox has the No. 1 overall pick with the Big 10. That has historically and appropriately every …

Should Ohio State Go After Biletnikoff Winner Jordan Addison?

College football is its own ever-changing universe right now and the colliding galaxies of NIL and the transfer portal are creating ripples throughout space and time. This collision is creating dilemmas like does a program have the space to bring in a transfer and do coaches have the time to produce yet another recruiting pitch? …

Michigan-Ohio State Set For 12:00 PM Kickoff On FOX

The Ohio State-Michigan game will once again kick off at 12:00 pm on FOX this season. This year’s game takes place Saturday, November 26 in Columbus. The announcement was part of FOX’s early-season announcements following their network “Up Fronts” release of the coming fall television schedule. Assuming The Game does take place this year, it …

Versatility A Must When It Comes To Playing Time For Buckeye Linebackers

One of the more entertaining aspect of new Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles’ defense is how active and disruptive his linebackers are throughout the course of a game. After all, if you’re only going to play two at a time, you may as well make the most of it. Knowles doesn’t ask much of …

Coaches Need To Stop Protecting A System They Want Stopped

When “Name, Image, and Likeness” appeared inevitable about two years ago, most of the nation’s head coaches got on board and talked about it being a positive thing for their players. And many of them even believed what they were saying. It would have been recruiting poison to fight it publicly regardless of how they …

Buckeye Tackles Eager To Learn, Working To Dominate

The offensive tackle situation at Ohio State has been rather interesting over the last year or so. Last season, the Buckeyes had both of their starting tackles from 2020 returning. Left tackle Thayer Munford and right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere were arguably the best duo in the nation. During fall camp, however, the world’s largest wrench …

Buckeye Football Notebook: ‘Somebody’s gonna get mad but I don’t care’

The Ohio State Buckeyes have not had a punt return or a kickoff return go for a touchdown since 2014 when receiver Jalin Marshall scored on a 54-yard punt return against Indiana. It was the first of four consecutive touchdowns for the redshirt freshman that day as the Buckeyes would go on to a come-from-behind …

In The Age Of The Transfer Portal, Transparency Key In Ohio State RB Room

Ohio State running backs coach Tony Alford was asked a few years back how he was going to find enough carries and keep running backs JK Dobbins and Mike Weber happy. He joked that it wasn’t his job to keep his players happy, it was their job to keep him happy. The answer came with …

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