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An Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting podcast from Doug Lesmerises and Bill Landis of cleveland.com.

An Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting podcast from Doug Lesmerises and Bill Landis of cleveland.com.
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An Ohio State football, basketball and recruiting podcast from Doug Lesmerises and Bill Landis of cleveland.com.




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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 do...


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 watching...


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...


Basketball Podcast: Ohio State as a four-seed sounds right, even after win at Purdue

Doug Lesmerises and Bill Landis discuss Ohio State's win over Purdue, and the NCAA Tournament revealing its projected top 16 seeds


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, Bill...


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 Lafayett; 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 season;...


Ep. 118: Urban Meyer's slightly more ruthless offseason, secondary breakdown, Signing Day preview

Doug, Bill and Tim, in the wake of the departure of cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs for the NFL, the hiring of defensive assistant Alex Grinch, the promotion of offensive coordinator Ryan Day and the move of defensive coordinator Greg Schiano that's coming one day, examine everything that goes into the Buckeyes coaching staff in the lastest Buckeye Talk Podcast. And we explain why the often loyal Meyer may have been a little more ruthless this offseason. There's also the latest position...


Ep. 117: Ohio State keeps Ryan Day, readies to lose Kerry Coombs

Doug Lesmerises, Tim Bielik and Bill Landis delve into Ryan Day's decision to turn down the Tennessee Titans and stay at Ohio State as offensive coordinator, where he'll now be calling the plays. We give you the list of potential Day replacements we made - then didn't need. And then we deal with breaking news about 65 minutes into the podcast - the report that Kerry Coombs is leaving Ohio State for the NFL's Titans. We talk about what that loss will be like for the Buckeyes. And then...


Basketball Podcast: Ohio State is 9-0 in Big Ten play, just like we all predicted

Doug and Bill talk Ohio State basketball after the Buckeyes win over Nebraska


Ep. 116: Only 3 Buckeyes left early for the NFL, could so many players returning create issues?

Dre'Mont Jones, Mike Weber, Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon and K.J. Hill all stayed at Ohio State for the 2018 season, leaving only Denzel Ward, Sam Hubbard and Jerome Baker as the Buckeyes who declared early for the NFL Draft. That's a lot of talent sticking around, after two years of the Buckeyes losing more players to the NFL than expected. But could that upset the natural balance of the roster, and maybe block some younger players ready to take on bigger roles? In the...


Ep. 115: How should J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber share carries next season?

Mike Weber has seemingly decided to stay at Ohio State, so what does that mean for the Buckeyes tailback situation in 2018 with Weber and J.K. Dobbins together again in the backfield? Doesn't Dobbins need more carries than the 194 he received this season? How many more rushing attempts will the tailbacks get if the Buckeyes don't run the QB as much? Is Weber as good of a back as Dobbins? Bill Landis, Tim Bielik and Doug Lesmerises discuss it all while focusing on the backfield in the first...


Basketball Podcast: Is Ohio State back? The aftermath of an upset over No. 1 Michigan State

Doug and Bill recap Ohio State's upset of No. 1 Michigan State, and what it means for Chris Holtmann's first year with the Buckeyes.


Ep. 114: Should Ohio State have been in College Football Playoff?

Doug, Bill and Tim are back together talking about the College Football Playoff semifinals, if Ohio State should have been in and what to make of the Big Ten's bowl results.


Cotton Bowl Recap: Enjoy a season ending with a win, and let's look ahead to 2018

Doug and Bill recap Ohio State's Cotton Bowl in over USC, look ahead to the 2018 season and answer your questions.


Cotton Bowl Day 2: Chasing J.K. Dobbins and Matthew Baldwin; Buckeyes that will be future NFL stars

After visits to the hometowns of Matthew Baldwin and J.K. Dobbins, Bill Landis calls in from the road, while Doug Lesmerises sits in his hotel room after a day talking about Sam Darnold. It's another daily Buckeye Talk from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, and in this Wednesday episode we talk a lot about Baldwin and Dobbins; how much Ohio State should be worried about Darnold; whether Ohio State or USC could lay an egg on Friday; which current Buckeyes project as future NFL stars; and how much...


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