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The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from Doug Lesmerises, Bill Landis and Tim Bielik of cleveland.com.

The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from Doug Lesmerises, Bill Landis and Tim Bielik of cleveland.com.
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The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from Doug Lesmerises, Bill Landis and Tim Bielik of cleveland.com.






Ep. 141: Should Ohio State be the Big Ten favorite?

Doug, Bill and Tim talk about the cleveland.com preseason media poll, our top-50 OSU players list, our 2018 schedule breakdown, preview Big Ten Media days and answer your questions.


Ep. 140: Ohio State football mailbag, answering your questions on the Buckeyes

Doug is out. Bill and Tim are catching up on all of your Ohio State questions.


Ep. 139: Will Ohio State's 2020 recruiting class be the Buckeyes' best yet?

Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class set the bar for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. That group was ranked No. 2 in the nation and included five five-star recruits. And then the 2018 class was also ranked No. 2 in the country. The 2019 class is headed toward a top-10 finish, maybe top-five. But might the 2020 recruiting class rise to a new level in Columbus? On this Buckeye Talk episode, Bill Landis checks in from Dallas, where he covered The Opening recruiting event over the weekend, to...


Ep. 138: Phil Steele previews Ohio State; how good are the Buckeyes' receivers?

Doug, Bill and Tim talk to Phil Steele about Ohio State, try to figure out the proper assesment for OSU's receivers and answer your questions on the Buckeyes. Here's a breakdown of the podcast: Ohio State gets a 2019 QB in Dwan Mathis (0:00-15:00); Intro and interview with Phil Steele (15:06-45:19); What to do when you find a groundhog in your basement (45:21-51:57); Why does the national media love Ohio State's receivers? (51:58-1:23:46); Some more nonsense and a discussion about...


Ep. 137: How will new redshirt rule change things for Ohio State?

Doug and Bill discuss what we think the new redshirt rule means for Ohio State (0:00-46:12); preview this week's Friday Night Lights camp (46:13-1:12:14); touch briefly on Thursday's NBA Draft and where Keita Bates-Diop could land (1:12:15-1:22:57); and answer your questions on the Buckeyes (1:24:49-2:05:57).


Ep. 136: J.T. Barrett vs. Braxton Miller, who will have the better Ohio State legacy?

Doug, Bill and Tim discuss the legacies of Barrett and Miller, a new commit for the Buckeyes and answer your Ohio State questions.


Ep. 135: Is it time to worry about Ohio State's 2019 QB recruiting?

Bill and Tim reset Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class, who's in and who we think will be in come signing day.


Ep. 144: Why doesn't Ohio State schedule Alabama?

Doug, Bill and Tim discuss Ohio State's scheduling, and the teams we'd like to see the Buckeyes play.


Ep. 133: Was Charles Woodson right about the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry?

Doug, Bill and Tim discuss whether Michigan views Ohio State the right way, Joe Burrow's transfer to LSU, Penn State's hot recruting, quarterback transfers and more.


Ep. 132: Can Michigan challenge Ohio State this year?

Doug, Bill and Tim answer your questions on the Buckeyes, including how good Michigan will be this year.


Ep. 131: Did a broken hand start Joe Burrow's road toward an Ohio State transfer?

Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow is leaving. And that is big news. Ohio's Mr. Football from 2014, Burrow announced Tuesday that he'll leave Ohio State, with a degree in hand, and search for a new college football home. Major college football teams across the country will scramble for the services of a three-year veteran who played in 10 games in two seasons, completing 29 of 39 passes for 287 years and two touchdowns. While expected, Burrow's final decision changes everything for him a...


Ep. 130: The best NFL prospects on Ohio State's 2018 roster

Doug, Bill and Tim give their lists of the top future NFL prospects on Ohio State's roster, talk about the impact of five-star receiver Garrett Wilson committing to the Buckeyes, and answer your questions. We also talk with Cam Carlson of the Zombie Research Society about ... zombies.


Ep. 129: Why Joe Burrow is the quarterback choice for some Ohio State fans

The poll after the spring game is at the heart of this week's Buckeye Talk podcast. As we broke down the Buckeyes quarterback battle, we asked cleveland.com readers who will be the QB in the fall. Joe Burrow is getting nearly 53 percent of the vote and Dwayne Haskins 42 percent. A season after a decent chunk of the fan base was willing to give Haskins a shot over starter J.T. Barrett, we're wondering ... Are there fans out there who wanted Haskins a year ago and want Burrow now? This...


Ep. 128: Each Ohio State position group's biggest question coming out of spring

Doug, Tim and Bill go position by position coming out of spring ball after an afternoon talking with nine of Ohio State's 10 assistant coaches.


Spring game postgame: How can Urban Meyer say no to Dwayne Haskins?

Urban Meyer has a quarterback decision to make and Saturday's spring game showed Ohio State's coach that he's certain to pick a good one. Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell created a strong day for Ohio State's quarterbacks, but they weren't the only Buckeyes who gave the 47,803 fans in Ohio Stadium on Saturday reason to look forward to the fall. Thayer Munford debuted as the left tackle. Demario McCall looked like someone who needs a role in the offense. Chase Young seemed...


Special announcement: Spring Game meetup is canceled

A special announcement from your friends at Buckeye Talk about the Ohio State spring game - we aren't going to have a meet and greet before the game. Sorry.


Ep. 127: Ohio State spring game preview, drafting our own rosters

Doug, Bill and Tim preview Ohio State's 2018 spring game and draft our own rosters of Buckeyes.


Ep. 126: Could Tate Martell really win Ohio State's quarterback job?

We're two-thirds of the way through spring football and no one has emerged as the clear frontrunner to be Ohio State's starting quarterback, at least not the way Urban Meyer has talked about things this spring. Every day that's true, the possibility grows ever so slightly that redshirt freshman Tate Martell could actually quarterback the Buckeyes in the fall. We've talked about the QB competition a lot on the podcast this spring, as we should, but in this Buckeye Talk, we're digging in...


Ep. 125: What if no one wins Ohio State's starting quarterback job?

Six practices into Ohio State spring football, Urban Meyer wasn't happy with where the Buckeyes were - and that included the quarterback competition. In this Buckeye Talk Podcast, Doug Lesmerises, Bill Landis and Tim Beilik talk about what Meyer might do if neither Dwayne Haskins nor Joe Burrow nor Tate Martell emerges as the obvious No. 1 quarterback this spring or during preseason camp. We do that while comparing Burrow to Tom Brady, Baker Mayfield and Mitch Trubisky during various...


How Keita Bates-Diop got his name: An Ohio State audio story

For four years, we never really said Keita Bates-Diop's name correctly. Now, Ohio State's All-American forward and the Big Ten Player of the Year is headed for the NBA, announcing Monday that he's bypassing his chance to be a fifth-year senior to declare for the NBA Draft. Before he's gone, here's a story from Doug Lesmerises about his name - how to say it and how he acquired it.