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The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means. Usually, quite a good time.

The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means. Usually, quite a good time.

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United States

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The latest analysis on Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting from cleveland.com's Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means. Usually, quite a good time.

Language:

English

Contact:

216-317-6756


Episodes

Resetting what we know about Ohio State's 2020 defensive backs

9/24/2020
We finally have real football to talk about at Buckeye Talk, after a Tuesday night Zoom call with defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs and a couple of cornerbacks provided new insight into what Ohio State's defense might look like this fall. Nathan Baird, Doug Lesmerises and Stephen Means begin with those cornerbacks, including potential starting slot cornerback Marcus Williamson. He doesn't fit Coombs' ideal look for an OSU corner and yet he recruited him anyway back before the Buckeyes...

Duration:00:48:45

Ep. 295: Building the perfect college football conference for Ohio State

9/23/2020
On this big Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, the goal is to build the perfect college football conference for Ohio State. Is it the Big Ten with a few tweaks? Is it the Big Ten with major tweaks? Would Ohio State be better off in a totally different conference? Could you smush the Big Ten together with another conference? And should schools like Rutgers, Maryland, Purdue, Northwestern, Penn State and Nebraska stay in Ohio State's conference? Or should they be replaced by schools...

Duration:02:02:29

Rapid fire on Ryan Day watching Alabama; injury risks; freshmen WRs; and Demario McCall

9/22/2020
It's a Tuesday rapid fire edition of Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, as Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird take questions from text subscribers. (Try the texts for a 14-day free trial by texting 614-350-3315.) Among the seven topics: And more. Thanks s always for joining Buckeye Talk, a rather enjoyable listening experience, wouldn't you say? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:49:01

What will be the closest game on Ohio State's regular-season schedule? Mark It Down Monday

9/21/2020
The Big Ten’s current fan attendance policy will prevent Penn State’s usual “whiteout” conditions when the Buckeyes visit on Halloween. Will that still be the closest game any opponent gives Ohio State in this revamped regular-season schedule? Will that distinction instead go to Michigan, which comes to Ohio Stadium on Dec. 12 in the Big Ten’s biggest rivalry game? Only once in the past six meetings have the Wolverines played within one score of Ohio State. Are they due for a challenge...

Duration:01:33:00

Do Ohio State fans like Jim Harbaugh more after the battle to save Big Ten football?

9/18/2020
On this Friday Buckeye Talk Podcast from cleveland.com, the topic is Big Ten brotherhood. After this five-week fight to save a fall Big Ten football season, how do Ohio State fans now look at the rest of the conference? Do they like Jim Harbaugh more after he marched with members of the Michigan program to have a fall season? Do OSU fans feel camaraderie with Iowa and Nebraska, the other two football programs that never wanted to cancel in the first place? Are OSU fans mad at the original 11...

Duration:01:07:45

Buckeye Talk Headlines: Big Ten Football Returns

9/18/2020
The Big Ten reinstates the football season starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:11

How Ohio State and the Big Ten figured out October football (and many more back-to-football topics)

9/17/2020
We're finding the flow on Buckeye Talk. This is the Thursday episode, but it feels like a typical big Wednesday pod, as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means run through everything that the cleveland.com Ohio State text subscribers are thinking about. What changed to get the Big Ten focused on an October restart? What would the hype for an Ohio State-Clemson playoff rematch feel like? How will the playoff selection committee evaluate the Big Ten champ compared to the SEC, ACC and...

Duration:02:10:16

Ep. 294: Big Ten football is back! Is Ohio State still a national championship contender?

9/16/2020
The long-awaited word officially came Wednesday morning. The Big Ten Conference has reversed course and will attempt to play a fall season beginning the Oct. 23-24 weekend. Ohio State does not yet know the layout of its eight-game schedule, but it knows it again has a chance to earn its was into the College Football Playoff. Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means discussed what the news means for the Buckeyes' potential opt-outs, where they believe the OSU-Michigan game should go...

Duration:01:08:39

Inside Shaun Wade's decision to opt out and what it means for Ohio State (while we all keep waiting)

9/16/2020
On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk podcast from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird are still waiting, just like you. But while the Big Ten still hasn't announced a decision on when football will be played, Doug and Nathan talked about something that has been announced -- Shaun Wade's decision to opt out of the season. They talked about that choice by the OSU cornerback, they looked at what's happening at LSU and Michigan and, like you, they wondered when the Big Ten will make a...

Duration:00:54:37

10 things we hate about the Big Ten discussion about canceling fall football (which is almost over)

9/15/2020
The Big Ten should soon reach a decision about when it will play football again, and the league might play this fall. Aren't you ready for the league to do something? On this late Monday episode of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird make their predictions on what they think the Big Ten will do. And then they talk about what has been so miserable about the last 34 days, since the Big Ten announced the fall cancellation on Aug. 11. What do they hate most about this, from the...

Duration:00:52:19

Ohio State vs. Oregon, 2010 Rose Bowl: Buckeye ReTalkables

9/12/2020
It's the second Buckeye ReTalkables for this bonus Saturday pod, as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down the Rose Bowl between Ohio State and Oregon that capped off the 2009 season. It's Jim Tressel vs. Chip Kelly and a sweater vest vs. a shiny spread offense. It's a big moment for sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor and a major test for an OSU defense led by future NFL star Cameron Heyward. It's Ohio State's first Rose Bowl in 13 years and a chance for the Buckeyes to...

Duration:01:51:43

Wyatt Davis opts out, Ryan Day makes a statement

9/11/2020
All-American offensive lineman Wyatt Davis announced Friday that he is opting out of Ohio State's season and beginning to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft, the first Buckeye to officially declare he won't be part of whatever season the Big Ten might play this season. On this Friday edition of Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Stephen Means and Nathan Baird discuss the decision by Davis and what might be next. Plus, they get into the statement Ryan Day released on Thursday pushing for football in...

Duration:00:59:50

Buckeye Talk Headlines: September 11

9/11/2020
All-American Wyatt Davis opts out See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:49

Class of 2022 commit Bennett Christian on why more tight ends should come to Ohio State

9/10/2020
Allatoona, Georgia tight end Bennett Christian took matters into his own hands when the NCAA instituted a recruiting moratorium during the coronavirus pandemic. He made his own visit to Columbus and committed to the Buckeyes soon after -- though he waited to announce the decision on his birthday a couple of weeks later. Christian joined Buckeye Talk to discuss the factors that went into that decision, his relationships with coach Ryan Day and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson, and who else he...

Duration:00:27:20

Ep. 293: Where Ohio State, and each Big Ten team, ranks in our seven tiers of college football

9/9/2020
On this Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, the big Wednesday pod isn't quite as big as usual. But it's instructive. As everyone waits for what's next from the Big Ten, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means took a crack at ranking every major college football team in tiers, but with a purpose. The exercise was intended to shed some light on how the 14 Big Ten programs might be thinking about playing football this fall, based in part on their standing in the college football...

Duration:01:22:37

Breaking down the six Ohio State Buckeyes projected to go highest in the 2021 NFL Draft

9/8/2020
On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk Podcast from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means eagerly dive into a new mock draft from Bleacher Report draft analyst Matt Miller. He released a three-round 2021 NFL mock draft on Monday, and six Buckeyes were included. The guys discussed all six of those Buckeyes and compared them to past OSU draftees while deciding if they should be projected to go higher or lower. They also talked about the Buckeyes who didn't make the 96 picks in...

Duration:01:16:08

Why Big Ten football, like a medical patient, might need a second opinion

9/7/2020
On this Buckeye Talk podcast for Monday, Nathan Baird and Doug Lesmerises split things in half. The first part of the pod has nothing to do with the debate and discussion over when the Big Ten might play football again -- it's talking about favorite gameday memories, what was missed most on a Saturday with no Ohio State football, a Buckeye to look forward to seeing play in the 2021 season, and that annoying chicken wing guy from Nebraska. Then, the second half of the pod is all that other...

Duration:01:29:12

Virginia Tech vs. Ohio State, 2015 opener: Buckeye ReTalkables

9/4/2020
Welcome to a new feature here on Buckeye Talk. Get ready for Buckeye ReTalkables, a new series in which Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means watch an old Ohio State game and then break it down. The guys, with the help of text subscribers, came up with a variety of categories named after Buckeyes like Jim Tressel, Maurice Clarett, Kenny Guiton, John Cooper, Ted Ginn Jr., J.T. Barrett, Bill Davis and Tim Beck. The first game up is Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech in the 2015 season...

Duration:01:38:42

Buckeye Talk Headlines: September 4

9/4/2020
Discussion continues around the Big Ten decision to cancel fall football. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:37

Settling the Ohio State spring game roster draft: Team Baird vs. Team Means

9/3/2020
Way back in the first week of April, Buckeye Talk's Nathan Baird and Stephen Means drafted starting lineups for a hypothetical Ohio State football spring game. We asked our text subscribers to vote on who came out on top, and by a 105-12 margin, they gave the edge to Team Baird. Stephen vowed that day to find rosters and play out the game on Xbox 360 to determine once and for all who had assembled the better collection of talent. For a brief respite from the roller coaster that is the...

Duration:00:56:34