Replacing Tyreke Smith: Finding Some Ends To Be Mean

Tyreke Smith dealt with injuries throughout his Ohio State career, especially this past season when he missed three games in the first half of the season. Despite missing the time, he had his best season as a Buckeye with a career-high 26 tackles. He also tied his career highs from 2019 with 3.0 sacks and …

Bank Blog: The First 2023 Yes/No/Possibly/Probably/Unlikely/Maybe

In this edition of Bill Greene’s Bank Blog, he gives his first temperature check on a multitude of Ohio State recruiting targets in the 2023 class. Greene touches on names like Nico Iamaleava, Dante Moore, Richard Young, Treyaun Webb, Carnell Tate, Brandon Inniss, Luke Montgomery, Kadyn Proctor, Matayo Uiagaleilei, Lebbeus Overton, Tackett Curtis, AJ Harris, …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: 14 Way Too Early Bold Predictions About The 2022 Buckeyes

It’s never too early for bold predictions, provided you preface things by saying it’s way too early for bold predictions. In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr hand out 14 bold predictions for the 2022 Buckeyes that are just way too early to be all that accurate. And certainly …

Is NIL Getting Out Of Control Across College Football?

We’re only seven months into the Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) era in college football, and it’s already starting to have a noticeable impact on the sport of college football. With NIL being implemented so suddenly across the nation during the summer of 2021, there have been some unforeseen hiccups, and things haven’t always gone …

Is NFL overtime unfair; Big changes mean huge gains; What’s lost?

Here on the Big Me Kickoff, it was a wild weekend from the NFL ranks as we saw four playoff games all decided by one score or less. It would be easy to lament about the college season being over but there is plenty of time for that, how crazy were the games over the …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: What Year Did “Modern” College Football Begin?

College football is in a state of change right now with the influx of the transfer portal and NIL laws being enacted. Change has always been a part of college football, however, and that’s what has allowed it to stay so modern and up to date. But what constitutes the beginning of modern college football? …

Each Season Means Next Man Up For Offense

It is generally a couple of weeks after the end of the season that fans take inventory of who is gone from the previous roster and who is coming back and start to worry about “how are all of these yards and scores” going to be made up. We throw around the saying Next Man …

Ohio State Updates NIL Guidelines; Creates NIL Edge Team

From an Ohio State release. Ohio State Updates its NIL Guidelines; Creates NIL Edge Team  Virtually all of Ohio State’s varsity sports will have designated staff to work with NIL requests COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State student-athletes have enjoyed this first six months of monetizing and profiting off their own Name, Image and Likeness, or NIL. A …

A-Deck: Is Ohio State Still The Team To Beat For 4-Star Defensive End AJ Hoffler?

Welcome to “A-Deck” at Buckeye Scoop, where I’ll bring you inside scoop, what I’m hearing, tidbits, thoughts, and more on Ohio State recruiting and team coverage every Tuesday. Last week’s A-Deck I shared thoughts from some of Ohio State’s top 2023 offensive line recruits on new position coach Justin Frye. This week, I provide scoop from …

Is It Better For Ohio State If Jim Harbaugh Stays At Michigan Or Leaves For The NFL?

There has been plenty of conversation around the questions of whether Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh should leave the Wolverines and head to the NFL, and also around which decision he was likely to make. But which outcome should Ohio State fans be rooting for? There are interesting arguments on both sides of that question. …

The Smith Jr. Impact

It is always important to replenish the trenches in each and every recruiting cycle and Ohio State will have a big need at defensive tackle in the 2023 class. The Buckeyes took a good step in the right direction on Sunday evening, landing legacy defensive lineman Will Smith Jr. out of Central Ohio powerhouse Dublin …

Smith Jr. Stays Home To Be No. 4 For 2023

The Buckeyes are on the board once again in 2023 and it is a familiar name as Ohio State legacy Will Smith, Jr. has given his pledge to Ryan Day and the Buckeyes. The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder is the son of the late Will Smith who played for the Buckeyes from 2000 to 2003 before going …

Steele Chambers Happy With First Season At Linebacker, Ready For Much More In 2022

One day it may be possible to talk about Ohio State linebacker Steele Chambers without mentioning that he spent his first two years as a Buckeye at running back, but that day is not today. The 2021 season was Chambers’ first as a Buckeye linebacker, but he didn’t even make the move until the summer. …

Buckeye Weekly Podcast: How Much Does The B1G’s Revamped Schedule Help Ohio State’s Defense?

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr address a handful of listener questions regarding the Ohio State football program. The discussions this week include the following: Julian Fleming’s potential in the 2022 offense Is it time to move on from the veteran defensive ends and let the younger guys …

How Will Ohio State Replace Some Of Its Biggest Stars?

The Ohio State football program lost a number of big stars to the NFL Draft following the 2021 season, but plenty of talented young players are ready to fill those spots in the starting lineup. How will the Buckeyes replace Garrett Wilson, Haskell Garrett, Thayer Munford, and Jeremy Ruckert? Buckeye Scoop’s Tony Gerdeman joins host …

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