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Your daily dose of Ohio State football recruiting news, basketball news and sports headlines from and

Your daily dose of Ohio State football recruiting news, basketball news and sports headlines from and
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Your daily dose of Ohio State football recruiting news, basketball news and sports headlines from and






Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 19, 2018

What is the biggest concern as we analyze the 2018 Ohio State football team? Is it a position group -- such as center, left tackle (or right tackle if Isaiah Prince moves to LT) or outside linebacker? Well, yes, perhaps it is. But Jonah Booker thinks there is an even bigger question mark regarding this team: Will Urban Meyer open up the offense, and allow Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day more freedom? J-Book joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * Thoughts on DL recruit Tyler Friday...

Duration: 00:10:02

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 18, 2018

Thought Ohio State might have a lull on the recruiting trail between Signing Days? Think again. Ohio State has gained some serious momentum with multiple prospects. Which ones? How MUCH momentum? We brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting for the absolute latest on Ohio State's vibe with: * Maurice Washington * Rasheed Walker * D.J. Brown * Christopher Oats * Nicholas Petit-Frere Get locked in, 'Nutters!

Duration: 00:20:28

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 17, 2018

On Tuesday, we posted a story that detailed the top 15 players from Ohio State's 2017 team in order, per the grades from our friends at Pro Football Focus. Some of you had issues with a few of the grades. Steve Helwagen and Dave Biddle give their thoughts about the PFF marks on today's show. Also on the docket: * Ohio State's basketball team makes a trip to Northwestern this evening -- it is the first time the Buckeyes will have played since they broke into the rankings at No. 22. We...

Duration: 00:09:17

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 16, 2018

What did you think of this season? Better yet: What did you think was going to happen this season? On August 22 of last year - before the season got underway - Duane Long and I convened for a marathon BM5. We laid out a number of predicitions for the season ahead. How did we do? You're about to find out. Below are the questions we answered about six months ago so you can follow along. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! ----------------------------------------- 1. ________ is...

Duration: 00:31:47

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 15, 2018

What is the latest on the top four remaining targets on Ohio State's board for the 2018 recruiting class: Tyler Friday, Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Rasheed Walker and Nicholas Petit-Frere? Alex Gleitman joins Dave Biddle to give you the scoop on each of them. Also on the docket: * Another night, another win for Ohio State's basketball team. * Will the Buckeyes be ranked when the polls come out later today? * What do we make of the Greg Schiano-to-the-NFL rumors? Are they negatively...

Duration: 00:10:49

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 12, 2018

With Parris Campbell back for his fifth-year senior season in 2018 for Ohio State, will he have a much larger role in the offense? Did you know Campbell only had a total of 10 carries all season in 2017? Well, now you do. Usually, the H-back in Urban Meyer's offense gets a heck of a lot more carries than that. Plus, isn't Campbell at his best on jet sweeps and things of that nature? Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * What Demario McCall's role might be in 2018. *...

Duration: 00:07:13

The DeanCast: Breaking down Walker, Friday; battling Penn St.; more ...

Today we have another edition of the DeanCast. Our DeanCast guest today is 247Sports East Coast insider Brian Dohn. On today’s show we talk: ** The battle for Rasheed Walker between Ohio State and Penn State. ** Breaking down Walker and defensive end Tyler Friday. ** Latest on defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste. ** Top East Coast 2019 prospects the Buckeyes could land. ** Plus more ...

Duration: 00:15:15

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 11, 2018

When the inaugural Early Signing Period wrapped up, Ohio State feel from No. 1 to No. 2 in the 247Sports Composite Team rankings. Those pesky Georgia Bulldogs had assumed the top spot. But the Buckeyes may still make them go fetch after all. Ohio State is doing serious work down the stretch on the recruiting trail and the dividends could be impressive. So we brought in 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong for the absolute latest on the following Ohio State recruiting...

Duration: 00:14:43

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 10, 2018

Is there any realistic chance that both Dwayne Haskins and Joe Burrow will be on Ohio State's football team in the fall of 2018? Or will one of them transfer this summer? That is one of the questions The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, and Dave Biddle debate on today's show. Also on the docket: * Thoughts on Nick Saban's bold decision in the national championship game. Would Urban Meyer have pulled a similar move? * Thoughts on the hiring of Alex Grinch. * What does the future hold...

Duration: 00:07:11

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 9, 2018

Alabama headed into the locker room for halftime of the National Championship Game against Georgia with no points. Zero. Bupkus. So Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban yanked his veteran quarterback and inserted the younger, less experienced backup. And every Ohio State Buckeyes fan watching started paying a little closer attention. You know why. The rest is CFP history. We brought in Duane Long to help us put the historic 'Bama win in perspective and relate it to our very own...

Duration: 00:20:45

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 8, 2018

Basketball is back in a big way in Columbus following Ohio State's 80-64 upset of No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday. The Buckeyes are now 13-4 and 4-0 in the Big Ten, and Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle to talk about the win over the Spartans, plus: * Is Keita Bates-Diop now the favorite for Big Ten player of the year? * Are the Buckeyes going to be an NCAA Tournament team this season? * On the football front, what will happen with the three remaining players who are considering whether...

Duration: 00:08:18

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 5, 2018

Ohio State landed four-star defensive end Tyreke Smith on Thursday, and Jonah Booker does not think you will have to wait long to see him in action. In fact, JBook believes Smith will begin his OSU career in the two-deep. On today's show, Jonah and Dave Biddle also discuss: * Who will be the Buckeyes' starting center in 2018? Is it fifth-year senior Brady Taylor's job to lose, or might someone else be the favorite? * Could Greg Schiano replace Rich Rodriguez as the head coach at...

Duration: 00:11:06

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 4, 2018

The nation's top prep football players have gathered in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. You think we would let 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong miss this? Of course not. Not with that many future Buckeyes in attendance. Wiltfong has been there for the practices leading up to Saturday's game (broadcast live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST) and is here with the latest on Buckeyes making waves. We have the latest on: * Jeremy Ruckert * Tyreke Johnson * Jaelen...

Duration: 00:15:19

Bucknuts Morning 5: Jan. 3, 2018

Ohio State third-year sophomore defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones is one of the players who is weighing his options in terms of whether or not to turn pro. So, will he stay or will he go? The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * Did the CFP committee get the four teams right, in retrospect? * The Buckeyes' quarterback competition in 2018. Is Dwayne Haskins definitely the favorite to win the job? * If Joe Burrow is not the starter leaving spring...

Duration: 00:08:19

Bucknuts Morning 5: January 2, 2018

Happy New Year, 'Nutters! We brought in Alex Gleitman today for the ailing Duane Long to hit the following topics: * Man, does Michigan stink or what? * Buckeye recruiting down the stretch ... * Alabama vs. Georgia - how they got there and who wins? Fight off the pain! Spend 5ish with us this a.m.!

Duration: 00:17:21

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 29, 2017

What kind of game is expected in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between Ohio State and USC tonight? Well, our Bucknuts staffers on scene -- Steve Helwagen, Patrick Murphy and Dave Biddle -- think a high-scoring affair is in store. What advantages do the Buckeyes have over the Trojans, and vice versa? Which team has more motivation for this game? What are our predictions as far as who will win and what the final score will be? All of that and more on the Friday extravaganza.

Duration: 00:11:25

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 28, 2017

The Buckeyes were knocked off their loft recruiting perch during the Early Signing Period. Georgia is the new No. 1. Ohio State sits No. 2. Can they get back on top down the stretch? There are still many quality recruits out there and the Buckeyes are in on several. Which ones? What chance do they have with said recruits? What chance do they have of taking the top spot back from those feisty Bulldogs? A good chance, actually. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to...

Duration: 00:17:07

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 27, 2017

The mental side of sports is always a relatively big factor. But it might be even more important than usual in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl between Ohio State and USC on Friday. The People's Champ, Matt Baxendell, joins Dave Biddle to discuss which team will be more motivated in Arlington, Texas, and how much impact that will have. Also on the docket: * Will Dwayne Haskins see action when the game is still on the line? * Where do the Buckeyes really have an advantage over the Trojans? *...

Duration: 00:09:09

Bucknuts Morning 5: December 26, 2017

The presents are gone, the belly is full. It's time to get back to important matters: Ohio State football. Duane Long is here to wax poetic on the following: * How was the recruiting class affected by Jackson Carman's decision to attend Clemson? * What position is now set for years after the haul? * How has the quarterback vibe changed for the Buckeyes? * What type of challenge will USC provide in the Cotton Bowl? Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters!

Duration: 00:18:02

Bucknuts Morning 5: Dec. 22, 2017

When Urban Meyer first took over Ohio State's program in 2012, he said he wanted an angry team that would cause opponents to tap out. Meyer will be entering his seventh season at OSU in 2018. Has the program under his watch become, dare we say, too nice? That is the position that Jonah Booker has taken, and he drops by for his usual Friday visit to defend his point of view and much more. Dave Biddle and JBook also discuss: * If other teams are going to negatively recruit against Ohio...

Duration: 00:09:44

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