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Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill of Eleven Warriors bring you inside the Ohio State football beat every Wednesday with the latest on the Buckeyes.

Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill of Eleven Warriors bring you inside the Ohio State football beat every Wednesday with the latest on the Buckeyes.


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Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill of Eleven Warriors bring you inside the Ohio State football beat every Wednesday with the latest on the Buckeyes.




Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 58: 2020 Season Preview

We discuss why this season is national championship or bust for Ohio State, who the Buckeyes' most indispensable players are and more in our Season Preview episode of Real Pod Wednesdays. We also discuss our takeaways from Ohio State's most recent press conferences and turn on the "BS Meter" for some of the coachspeak we're just not buying.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 57: Takeaways from Finally Watching an Actual Ohio State Football Practice

After we finally got to watch the Buckeyes practice in person for the first time in seven months, we share our takeaways from a brief glimpse into the team's preparation for the 2020 season as well as what we've learned from the team's most recent press conferences, including why we're increasingly excited about Ohio State's offense, why we're concerned about the Buckeyes' defensive tackle depth and how Pete Werner's move to Will linebacker could impact the defense.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 56: Drafting Lineups from Ohio State's 2020 Football Roster

Dan and Colin draft players from Ohio State's 2020 football roster with the objective of building the best lineup to beat the other host's team in a hypothetical game. They also discuss their takeaways from Ohio State's most recent press conference, including how the running back rotation could shake out, why there could be as many as three freshmen in the receiver rotation and what Justin Fields' decision to become a vegan says about his commitment to getting even better.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 55: New Schedule, Shaun Wade's Back and This Time It's For Real

We break down Ohio State's new(est) schedule for the 2020 season and discuss the impact of Shaun Wade announcing he'll return to Ohio State (again) and how the rest of the Buckeyes' secondary could stack up around him.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 54: Big Ten Football is Back!

Big Ten football is returning in October, and Ohio State will have the chance to compete for a national championship after all. We discuss how we got here and what our expectations for the Buckeyes are now that we know we'll actually get to watch them play football this fall.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 53: Missing Ohio Stadium, NFL Buckeyes and What's the Big Ten Doing?

Ohio State's season opener should have been last Saturday, so we begin this week's episode by reflecting on what we miss about covering games at Ohio Stadium. Then, we look ahead to which new NFL Buckeyes we're most excited to watch this weekend and which current Ohio State draft prospects could be hurt the most if there's no fall season. Finally, Colin gets some frustration off his chest and rants about the Big Ten's continued indecisiveness.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 52: New Life for Big Ten Football in 2020?

After another week full of twists and turns, we discuss whether we should actually expect the Big Ten to play at some point this fall and whether that will come with a chance for Ohio State to make the College Football Playoff. We also share our thoughts from attending our first high school games of the year, why the Big Ten is still failing to be transparent and why watching other teams play college football right now just feels weird.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 51: Continued Unrest, Winter Football and Extra Eligibility

We talk about the continued unrest surrounding the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall sports, what the conference's plans for winter football are looking like and the ramifications of the NCAA giving everyone an extra year of eligibility. We also bring in Eleven Warriors recruiting analyst Zack Carpenter to discuss how recruiting has been impacted by the season postponement and who he expects to be the next Buckeye commits.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 50: Big Ten Pulls the Plug, Can Spring Football Work?

We assess the Big Ten's decision to shut down fall sports, consider how that affects Ohio State in the short and long terms and discuss what needs to happen for spring football to work.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 49: Breaking Down Ohio State's New 2020 Schedule

After a busy 24 hours for Ohio State football and college sports, we break down the Buckeyes' new schedule for 2020, preview Thursday's start of fall camp, take a look at Ohio State's captains for the 2020 season and weigh in on the NCAA's decision to deny C.J. Saunders a sixth year of eligibility.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 48: Back for Some Big Commitments

After a week off, we're back to talk about the commitments of Jordan Hancock and Malaki Branham to the Ohio State football and basketball teams and to discuss where things stand for the 2020 football season as we still have more questions than answers entering the last week of July.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 47: Can the Season Be Saved?

After the Big Ten canceled non-conference games and Ohio State temporarily shut down workouts, we discuss what must happen if college football is going to be played this fall. We also wrap up our State of the Position series with a look at Ohio State's present and future at safety.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 46: What We Expect from the Cornerbacks in 2020

We discuss our expectations for Shaun Wade and the rest of Ohio State's cornerbacks in 2020, consider which Buckeyes we overvalued and undervalued a year ago and answer your questions about the basketball team's potential, which other Big Ten coaches we think would do best at Ohio State and more.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 45: Which Third-Year Buckeyes Must Step Up in 2020?

We take a look at which members of Ohio State's recruiting class of 2018 the Buckeyes will be counting on breaking through in 2020, weigh how the Buckeyes can best utilize their seven upperclassman linebackers this season and debut Three Things We Think, a new segment in which we banter about some of our Ohio State football thoughts from the past week.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 44: COVID-19 Concerns and Future Opponents

After a week in which several college football teams reported COVID-19 outbreaks, we discuss whether things are moving in the wrong direction and what needs to happen for the 2020 season to start on time. We also discuss last week's news that Ohio State has scheduled a home-and-home series with Alabama and look through the Buckeyes' strong slate of non-conference opponents for the next 12 years. We also continue our State of the Position series with a look at the Buckeyes' defensive ends...


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 43: Which Freshmen Will Play in 2020?

We discuss which Ohio State freshmen will play in 2020 and who should redshirt this year, how the Buckeyes' defensive tackle room could stack up this season, what to make of the "Buckeye Pledge" Ohio State athletes signed and what needs to happen for Ohio State to sign the highest-rated recruiting class ever.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 42: The Buckeyes are Back and Cie Grant Joins the Show

We discuss Ohio State's return to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for voluntary workouts and continue our State of the Position series with a look at the Buckeyes' present and future on the offensive line. Then, we bring on former Ohio State linebacker Cie Grant for a conversation about the 2002 national championship, current events and more.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 41: Buckeyes Join the National Conversation About Racism

We reflect on what we've learned over the past week as Ohio State student-athletes have been among those speaking up about racism in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. We also discuss who Ohio State's captains for the 2020 season could be and continue our State of the Position series with the tight ends.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 40: Talent Gap in the Big Ten

We discuss how Ohio State continues to pull away from the rest of the Big Ten with its work on the recruiting trail, continue our State of the Position series with a look at the Buckeyes' wide receivers and highlight some under-the-radar Buckeyes who could emerge as impact players in 2020. Plus, Dan attempts to sing.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 39: Looking Forward to a Return to Football

Former Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry joins us to discuss the challenges players could face in returning to football after months away from campus and with the ongoing risk of COVID-19, and we continue our State of the Position series by discussing the present and future of the Buckeyes' running back room.