The off-season became the silly season in recent weeks with Ohio State Head Coach Ryan Day having to replace a co-defensive coordinator and an SEC school looking to poach another defensive coach. A couple of quick promotions from within allowed Day to fill in the holes left by Greg Mattison while trying to fight off Tennessee for the services of Al Washington.
Chip Minnich and I discuss all of the coaching moves and potential moves and try to put them into context as the Buckeyes head into what will be an important season in Kerry Coombs’ career.
The Big Ten revised the 2021 football schedule and we’re mostly OK with it, although Ohio State losing a home game against that team up north is a bitter pill to swallow. We’d also like the Buckeyes to face Bret Bielema in the first ever “IlliBert Trophy” game, but that will have to wait — assuming the Fighting Illini coach can last long enough in Champaign to get Ohio State on his schedule.
Chase Young became the fourth Ohio State alum in five seasons to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award and we’re not sure what Larry Johnson is feeding his guys, but we hope it continues for quite some time.
Finally, we discuss the transfer portal, which walk-on defensive tackle Zaid Hamdan entered recently and how that mechanism has changed how college football coaches manage their rosters. Might Ryan Day be dipping his toes into that pool soon? There are certainly some positions that could be beefed up by the right transfer.
Enjoy this week’s show. Thanks for listening.