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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. 31: Trey Sermon and Seth Towns In, DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney Out

Ohio State's football and basketball roster movement gives us something to talk about on this week's episode as we discuss the incoming transfers of Trey Sermon and Seth Towns and the departures of DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney. We also discuss how the lack of spring practices and uncertain months ahead could affect the football team's preparation for the 2020 season, what the basketball team's lineup will look like for 2020-21 and how each football position group could compare between 2019...


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 30: Coronavirus Shuts Down the Sports World, Except for Ohio State Recruiting

We talk about the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on Ohio State sports, including the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and the stoppage of spring football practices. Then, we bring in Eleven Warriors recruiting analyst Zack Carpenter to help us break down a huge week on the recruiting trail for the Buckeyes, who landed four commitments in the past three days.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 29: Assistant Coach Contracts, Linebacker Depth and Big Ten Tournament

We interpret what we can take away from the Ohio State assistant coaches' new contracts, discuss how Ohio State's seven-upperclassman linebacker depth chart could shake out, analyze Cade Stover's move to tight end and preview the basketball Buckeyes' trip to the Big Ten Tournament.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 28: Impact of Teague's Injury and Takeaways from Spring Practice

We discuss the impact of Master Teague's injury and our takeaways from Ohio State's opening day of spring practice. We also discuss college football's new proposed rule changes and Ryan Day's contract extension, recap how the Buckeyes performed at the NFL Scouting Combine and look at the Ohio State basketball team's late-season surge.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 27: Spring Practice and NFL Combine Preview

Ohio State's current football team will begin spring practice on Monday and 11 former Ohio State football players are participating in this week's NFL Scouting Combine, so we preview both – plus give our latest thoughts on Ohio State men's basketball after its top-10 win against Maryland – on this week's episode.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 26: Previewing Ohio State's 2020 Defense at Every Position

We begin this week's episode with a brief discussion on Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint's arrest and subsequent dismissal from the Ohio State football team, then take a position-by-position look at the Buckeyes' 2020 defense heading into spring practices.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 25: National Signing Day Takeaways and Offensive Position Previews

We discuss our takeaways from last week's National Signing Day, including the potential for Cameron Martinez to play on both sides of the ball and Kerry Coombs' introductory press conference, and continue our pre-spring position-by-position breakdowns with the wide receivers, tight ends and offensive line.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 24: A Look at the Class of 2020

As Ohio State officially wraps up its recruiting class of 2020, we take a look at each of the Buckeyes' 25 new freshmen.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 23: Kerry Coombs' Scheme Fit and Quarterback, Running Back Previews

Eleven Warriors film guru joins us to discuss how Kerry Coombs will fit Ohio State's new defensive scheme and how the Buckeyes' running game could change with Master Teague, and we begin our pre-spring position previews with a look at Ohio State's quarterbacks and running backs. We also discuss our takeaways from last week's Mickey Marotti press conference, wrap up the Decade in Review series and considering what Ohio State men's basketball must do to secure an NCAA Tournament berth.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 22: Kerry Coombs is Back, and What's Wrong with Ohio State Basketball?

We discuss Kerry Coombs' return to Ohio State as defensive coordinator, our takeaways from last week's Ryan Day press conference and the best games and most dominant seasons of the 2010s. Also, what's wrong with the Ohio State men's basketball team, and should we be concerned about the Buckeyes being over the 85-man scholarship limit?


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 21: Joe Burrow, Recruiting Updates and Ohio State's All-Decade Team

We reflect on Joe Burrow's journey from Ohio State to LSU, discuss how the Buckeyes would have fared in a hypothetical national championship game at LSU, take a look at the early odds for next season's national title and Heisman winner, check in with Zack Carpenter for an update on Ohio State recruiting and discuss which Buckeyes made – or should have made – the All-Decade team for the 2010s.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 20: Shaun Wade Returns, Coaching Changes and Looking Ahead to Next Season

We discuss the impact of Shaun Wade's decision to stay at Ohio State, weigh the pros and cons of promoting Corey Dennis and potentially rehiring Kerry Coombs and discuss some of the biggest questions looking ahead to the 2020 season.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 19: Reviewing the Fiesta Bowl and 2019 Season

We discuss the missed opportunities and questionable calls that cost Ohio State in its season-ending Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson and put the Buckeyes' 13-1 season in perspective as we turn the calendar from 2019 to 2020.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 18: Looking for an Edge in the Fiesta Bowl

We break down Ohio State's matchup with Clemson from all angles and make our predictions for who will win ahead of Saturday's College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 17: Jeff Hafley to BC and Ohio State-Clemson Breakdown

We discuss the impact of Jeff Hafley's departure and how Ohio State will move forward without him, Kyle Jones joins us to talk X's and O's and break down the Buckeyes' matchup with Clemson and Brad Senkiw also joins us for insight on the Tigers.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 16: Big Ten Champs and Fiesta Bowl Bound

We take a first look at Ohio State's College Football Playoff matchup with Clemson, review the Buckeyes' closer-than-expected Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin and predict which Buckeyes will win national awards. Additionally, we bring in Eleven Warriors recruiting analyst Zack Carpenter to preview early signing day, discuss Ohio State basketball's continued rise in the rankings and answer your listener questions.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 15: The Gap Widens

We review Ohio State's 56-27 win over Michigan, discuss why we don't expect the Big Ten Championship Game rematch against Wisconsin to be very different from the first game, consider potential College Football Playoff scenarios and preview Ohio State basketball's road test at North Carolina.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 14: Rivalry Week

We discuss our takeaways from Ohio State's first close game of the year against Penn State, what it means for the Buckeyes to be back at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings and preview Saturday's rivalry game in Ann Arbor.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 13: Penn State Comes to Town

We break down this week's big game against Penn State, discuss why the Buckeyes' 56-21 win over Rutgers isn't worth overanalyzing, take a look at the race for the College Football Playoff's No. 1 seed, considering how good Ohio State basketball could be this season and answer all your questions about Ohio State football ahead of Saturday's showdown with the Nittany Lions.


Real Pod Wednesdays, Ep. 12: Maryland, CFP Rankings, Chase Young and Rutgers

Ohio State is now No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings despite obliterating Maryland without Chase Young. We discuss the Buckeyes' beatdown of the Terrapins, their chances of still getting the No. 1 seed in the playoff, Young's suspension and what should be another blowout win over Rutgers on Saturday. (Disclaimer: This episode was recorded before the news that Young's suspension would last two games was released.)