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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.

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English

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216-317-6756


Episodes

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin is Jim Knowles vs. Graham Mertz: Game Preview

9/23/2022
Here's the preview for Ohio State vs. Wisconsin on Saturday night in Ohio Stadium, as the 3-0 Buckeyes will host the 2-1 Badgers. In the first part of this pod, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means look at Ohio State's defense vs. Wisconsin's offense and theorize about how much the Badgers might need to throw the ball. Then it's Part 2 (27:02) and the Ohio State offense vs. the Wisconsin defense. This is the usual question -- Can Wisconsin handle the Buckeyes' passing game? In the...

Duration:00:57:32

Betting ratings have Wisconsin as a top-15 team, and prepare to live bet Ohio State

9/23/2022
On this episode of Betting the Buckeyes on Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Tyler Shoemaker are talking about the possible live betting opportunity on Ohio State on Saturday night. TShoe's ratings have Wisconsin as a top-15 team, so the fact that Ohio State is favored by 18.5 points might be a bit high. Might it take a quarter for Buckeyes' defensive coordinator Jim Knowles to adjust to Wisconsin? If so, a first-quarter Wisconsin score could set up a live betting chance on Ohio State, and...

Duration:00:39:34

Ohio State rapid fire: Is 2022 the Buckeyes' best shot at a title? Plus third downs, I-formation and winning is fun

9/22/2022
On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are back to rapid fire topics presented by Ohio State text subscribers. The topics covered in order are: Is Ohio State's better chance at a title next season, or is 2022 the best collection of talent for a title? What are the thoughts on the I-formation and new offensive looks? Will Jaxon Smith-Njigba sometimes be a decoy? How should the Will linebacker snaps by divvied up between Steele Chambers and Cody Simon?...

Duration:01:05:51

Ohio State football rants: Cornerback concerns, Sonny Styles, TreVeyon Henderson, renaming the defense and more

9/21/2022
On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises one again entertains rants, takes and strong opinions on the Buckeyes from the cleveland.com Ohio State text subscribers. The topics covered, in order: A bad take heard at a bar The OSU standard vs the Browns Taking a grandpa to an OSU game Alex Grinch Night games Feedback on Ryan Day or Urban Meyer Ohio State puts out a wrong injury report Are the defensive ends wrecking plays? Michigan's quarterback revenge Cornerback concerns Sonny Styles...

Duration:01:26:25

How Ohio State's defense stacks up nationally, what Nebraska can learn from the Buckeyes, and tasty squash

9/19/2022
On this Monday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird are breaking the pod into three segements. First, from the start to 23:35, Ohio State football: A rewatch of how the defense played vs. Toledo A big-play breakdown for the OSU offense and defense Snap counts for the linebackers, defensive ends and receivers And more Then, from 23:25 to 1:04:27, national college football and how the Buckeyes fit in there: How Garrett Wilson played in his second NFL game Sunday Where Ohio State's...

Duration:01:28:42

Ohio State beats Toledo postgame: C.J. Stroud is smooth and in control

9/18/2022
On this postgame Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to talk about Ohio State's 77-21 win over Toledo. First, a discussion of C.J. Stroud and the passing game, which continues until the 41:33 mark,. Then, it's onto the injury to TreVeyon Henderson and the OSU run game until the 1:00:11 mark. And finally, it's the Ohio State defense and how it handled Toledo quarterback Dequan Finn until the end of the pod. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from...

Duration:01:27:36

An Ohio State first-half bet, and Mr. Math vs. Mr. Emotion: Betting the Buckeyes

9/16/2022
It's Betting the Buckeyes again on Buckeye Talk, as Doug Lesmerises and Tyler Shoemaker are back to talk Ohio State and college football from a gambling standpoint. To start this episode, they run through the lines on Ohio State-Toledo and TShoe offers the bet he likes best around the Buckeyes. Then they talk about trying to get in a coach's head in the second half of a blowout. Then, Mr. Math and Mr. Emotion each make a pick in each of the Power 5 conferences. The bets run from Iowa to...

Duration:00:45:04

Ohio State vs. Toledo Game preview: Will Jaxon Smith-Njigba play?

9/16/2022
On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means preview Ohio State's home game with Toledo at 7 p.m. Saturday night. First, they run through the news and insight on Ohio State, including the latest on what Ryan Day said about the health of star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Then they look at Toledo's best players, Ohio State's history against Ohio teams, and how often Toledo has given a game to ranked opponents. Then they make their picks, with the Buckeyes...

Duration:00:46:53

Too critical of Ohio State? Struggling to put the Buckeyes in context after 2 games

9/15/2022
On this Thursday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are taking a cue from text subscribers and discussing how they try to evaluate the Ohio State Buckeyes early in a season like this. Ohio State owns a 21-10 win over Notre Dame and a 45-12 win over Arkansas State, and what do those wins tell us about how good the Buckeyes are? What should it mean that star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba missed most of the first game and all of the second? How about...

Duration:01:13:58

Ryan Day too nice? Too many night games? 10 Ohio State football rants and takes

9/14/2022
On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, the Ohio State text subscribers and Doug Lesmerises are ready to rant again about the Buckeyes. The topics covered, in order: Where Toledo coach Jason Candle is wrong about Ryan Day Ohio State football is playing too many night games At The Shoe, there aren't enough bathrooms and the music is too loud What the Notre Dame and Wisconsin losses do to Ohio State's schedule Good Tommy Eichenberg When C.J. Stroud will run it Michigan should be...

Duration:01:05:34

Did the four-team playoff format cost Ohio State more national championships?

9/12/2022
Ohio State has been on the playoff bubble more than any other national power during the eight years of that version of the postseason. How differently would the recent history have looked had the powers that be implemented a 12-team playoff in 2014? Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means went year-by-year through the actual brackets to see who the Buckeyes would have played. Did limiting the playoff to four teams cost OSU another national championship along the way? Or more than...

Duration:01:32:37

Ohio State beats Arkansas State 45-12: Postgame pod

9/10/2022
Ohio State did not really pull away from Arkansas State until early in the third quarter. Yet as we saw around college football on Saturday, that was not the worst possible outcome for the Buckeyes. Nathan and Stephen give some context to the 45-12 victory through questions from our Buckeye Talk Subtext subscribers. How good will this offense be when Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Julian Fleming return, or will the production stay the same when the names change? What is going on with cornerback...

Duration:01:19:59

Liking the Ohio State under, and will Michigan cover a huge Hawaii number? Betting the Buckeyes

9/9/2022
Betting the Buckeyes is back for Week 2 after last week's debut, as Tyler Shoemaker and Doug Lesmerises return to discuss the weekend in college football from a gambling standpoint. First up on this episode, Ohio State is favored by 44.5 over Arkansas State and the total is 68.5. TShoe has a clear angle on one of those bets, and Doug and Tyler discuss getting inside the mind of a head coach in a blowout. Then it's time for Doug and TShoe to each make one bet from each Power 5 conference....

Duration:00:45:21

Ryan Day's offensive ego, and Arkansas State-Ohio State game preview

9/9/2022
On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are previewing Saturday's game in Ohio Stadium, when Ohio State will host Arkansas State. But they're also discussing something Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said on Thursday. On this episode: From the start to 25:49, a discussion of Day saying ego can't get in the way of the run game and that starts with him From 25:40 to 44:01, breaking down Arkansas State and their major players From 44:01 to the end, making...

Duration:00:54:47

Ohio State rapid fire: Defensive line snaps, beat moves, practice updates and more

9/8/2022
On this Thursday Buckeye Talk, it's rapid fire once again, and then the latest practice update at the end. But to start off, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are answering text subscriber questions and talking Ryan Day and chowder. Topics covered were, in order: Ranking what bothered the offense most Saturday Tyleik Williams and defensive line snap breakdowns What would getting Bronny James mean for the OSU basketball team and the football team? Best game day traditions at...

Duration:01:39:03

Miyan Williams, Ryan Day play calling and more: 10 Ohio State rants and takes

9/7/2022
On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk, it's time for more rants and takes on the Buckeyes as Doug Lesmerises welcomes 10 strong opinions from the OSU text subscribers (sign up for a free trial at 614-350-3315) and comments on all of them. In order, the topics are: C.J. Stroud Band noise on broadcasts Miyan Williams Josh Proctor-Lathan Ransom OSU vs. Notre Dame compared to Georgia vs. Clemson last year Stroud running Were we cranky on the postgame pod? When to say Buckeye Talk jokes Being an OSU fan...

Duration:00:56:46

Ohio State compared to Georgia; Michigan's QB issues; and walking tacos

9/5/2022
It's the in-season Monday episode on Buckeye Talk and this is the plan this season as Doug Lesmerises and Nathan Baird will bring you this pod each Monday. Part 1 is Ohio State; Part 2 is national college football, Michigan and OSU in context; and Part 3 is Whatcha Watchin', Whatcha Eatin', Whatcha Thinkin'? Part 1 in this episode looks at how many explosive plays Ohio State made compared to last year and discusses the Buckeyes defending their Kings of The North title. Part 2 looks a bit at...

Duration:01:08:22

Ohio State beats Notre Dame: Postgame Pod

9/4/2022
It's the first Ohio State football postgame pod of the 2022 season, as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means break down the Buckeyes' 21-10 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in Ohio Stadium. It's late. You know how postgame pods work, right? They talk about what happened in the game and what it means? You get it. Enjoy this weekend Buckeye Talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:20:58

A first-quarter angle on Ohio State's explosive offense vs. Notre Dame: Betting the Buckeyes

9/2/2022
We're trying something new on Buckeye Talk. We're not taking anything away, but we're adding something extra to the mix. That's this weekly gambling show on Buckeye Talk called Betting the Buckeyes, and it brings in old friend Tyler Shoemaker as the official gambling expert for Buckeye Talk. He'll be here every Friday on this preview show with Doug Lesmerises to do three things: Offer a gambling perspective on the OSU game, since Tyler is an OSU fan who understands balancing your heart and...

Duration:00:53:25

Notre Dame can't cover Ohio State's receivers: Buckeyes Game Preview

9/2/2022
On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are here to break down Saturday night's matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Notre Dame and make their picks for the Buckeyes vs. the Fighting Irish. A separate pod on Friday with Doug and Tyler Shoemaker will discuss the OSU-ND game from a gambling perspective, and also make some picks from around the country. But here, this is the lineup: Start to 5:30: An OSU injury update 5:30 to 11:20: C.J. Stroud gave...

Duration:00:49:28