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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. 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.


Ep. 124: Is Ohio State football a good National Championship bet at 5-1 odds?

Ohio State is the second favorite to win the 2019 College Football Playoff according to the latest odds in Las Vegas, with the Buckeyes a 5-1 pick behind the heavy favorite, Alabama, at 2-1. Would you bet on the Buckeyes at that number? In this Buckeye Talk Podcast, Tim Bielik, Bill Landis and Doug Lesmerises break down Ohio State's national title hopes. Do the Buckeyes have the offense, the defense and the schedule to do it? We also dive into the latest Ohio State recruiting...


Basketball podcast: What this Ohio State season tells us about next year's ceiling

Doug Lesmerises and Bill Landis wrap up the Ohio State basketball season, and preview what's coming next.


Basketball podcast: Does Ohio State have a chance vs. Gonzaga in NCAA second round?

Bill Landis talks Ohio State's NCAA Tournament second-round game vs. Gonzaga, and answers your Buckeye questions.


Ep. 123: Urban Meyer's loyalty; comparing recruiting to restaurants

The question of Urban Meyer's loyalty to players is one that always resonates with Ohio State football fans. So, too, does the question of how fast food restaurants compare to the recruiting styles of college football programs. No, that isn't something that fans of the Buckeyes wonder about? Well, we answered that question anyway. On this episode of Buckeye Talk, Bill Landis, Tim Bielik and DOug Lesmerises tackled the greatest question ever submitted to the podcast. But we didn't only...


Basketball Podcast: Ohio State is back in the NCAA Tournament, how far can the Buckeyes go?

Bill Landis and Doug Lesmerises discuss Ohio State's NCAA Tournament seed, opener against South Dakota State, and how far the Buckeyes can go.


Ep. 122: Every scenario for Ohio State's quarterback battle during spring football

Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and Tate Martell have started their competition, and on the latest Buckeye Talk, we examined every way Ohio State's spring football quarterback battle could play out. How will Urban Meyer handle things if Haskins wins clearly? What if Haskins and Burrow both look really good? What if the top two candidates are OK, but Martell flashes his skills and makes it clear this is a three-man race? Tim Bielik, Bill Landis and Doug Lesmerises talked all that after...


Basketball Podcast: What's Ohio State's NCAA Tournament future after Big Ten Tournament loss?

Bill Landis recaps Ohio State's brief Big Ten Tournament appearance from New York, talks about what's next, and answers your questions about the Buckeyes.


Ep. 121: Ohio State's devastating defensive line, and Buckeyes at the NFL Combine

Tim Bielik, Bill Landis and Doug Lesmerises examine just how good the Buckeyes' defensive line will be in 2018; discuss former OSU offensive coordinator Ed Warinner's new job as Michigan's offensive line coach; break down the 11 Buckeyes at the NFL Combine this week; delve into the NCAA basketball scandal and what it means for the legacy of Thad Matta; and take your questions on football and food. Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com.


Basketball Podcast: Why Ohio State's season is already a successful one no matter the finish

Bill Landis talks Ohio State basketball as the team wraps up the regular season, discusses potential NCAA Tournament seeding, where the Buckeyes stand nationally and answers your questions.


Ep. 120: Ranking the 10 best Ohio State football players, plus a robot expert

The start of Ohio State spring football practice is three weeks away, so before getting a chance to check out the new roster, we're ranking the best of the Buckeyes as we see them at the moment. In this episode of Buckeye Talk, Tim Bielik, Bill Landis and Doug Lesmerises each give their own top 10 Buckeyes, then debate their lists. In continuing our depth chart breakdown, we take a detailed look at the OSU linebackers. We talked about what we think of Taver Johnson as the new cornerbacks...


Ep. 119: National Signing Day wrap, is grabbing a 5-star tackle or keeping Greg Schiano bigger?

Ohio State wrapped up a 26-player recruiting class on National Signing Day, including a huge final-day addition to the class in five-star offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere. The Buckeyes also announced that Urban Meyer will be signing a two-year contract extension and revealed that defensive coordinator Greg Schiano isn't leaving for the New England Patriots and will stick around for 2018, while preparing to make $1 million as an assistant. Busy. In the latest Buckeye Talk Podcast,...


Basketball podcast: Are the Buckeyes bound for Boise in NCAA Tournament, unless they beat Purdue?

Ohio State basketball is No. 14 in the latest AP poll, but the Buckeyes might have trouble sticking close to home to start the NCAA Tournament. That is, unless they beat No. 3 Purdue on Wednesday. In this basketball edition of Buckeye Talk, Bill Landis and Doug Lesmerises break down the chances of a major OSU upset in West Lafayette; examine whether the suspension of Kam Williams increases the chances that Keita Bates-Diop, Jae'Sean Tate and C. J. Jackson wear down by the end of the...


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