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Your daily dose of Ohio State Buckeyes news, hosted by Dave Biddle and Dan Rubin.

Duane Long is here to wax poetic on the Spring Game. Who flashed? Who didn't? What did we really learn?
Yesterday at 1:56 PM

Who's your new favorite? Who flashed? Who ... didn't? Duang Long is here to wax poetic on the Spring Game as we got to see Buckeyes running around in football pads for the first time since ... you remember. Who impressed us? Who surprised us?  Another deep dive on the annual rite of passage that opened up our eyes to plenty of new Buckeyes. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


The College Football Daily: Ohio State says it has a QB battle. Do we believe the Buckeyes?
Yesterday at 7:01 AM

Spring football has wrapped for Ohio State, but coach Ryan Day believes he's no closer to finding his starting QB. We don't quite believe him, but as Trey pushes Patrick Murphy for answers (come on guys, it's C.J. Stroud), it becomes clear it might not matter who wins the job ‚ÄĒ¬†the Buckeyes are simply that loaded. Host:¬†Trey Scott¬†¬† Guest: Patrick Murphy Follow or Subscribe to The College Football Daily on¬†Spotify,¬†Apple Podcasts,¬†Google Podcasts,¬†Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Find the 247Sports podcast for your favorite team¬†here!¬†¬† Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/


Who stood out for Buckeyes during spring, what it means moving forward
Last Monday at 1:49 PM

With the spring game and spring ball in general now in the rear view mirror for Ohio State, let's take a look at the players who stood out the most during March and April and what it means for the Buckeyes this coming fall. Dave Biddle flies solo on this edition of the podcast and takes a close look at the quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive line, tight ends, defensive line, linebackers and defensive backs. All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Spring fling
Last Friday at 11:25 AM

Ohio State's spring game is tomorrow and Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for his usual Friday visit. What players are JBook excited to see on Saturday on both offense and defense for the Buckeyes? How amazing is the talent in OSU's wide receiver room? What will end up happening with linebacker transfer Henry To'o To'o?  All of that and more is coming your way on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Goodwin chase not over yet | 'Grand Central Station' in Columbus
Last Thursday at 2:18 PM

He's back. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is back from vacation and brought presents from his trip.  * Ohio State's quest for Kiyaunta Goodwin is not close to being over even though the offensive lineman is expected to commit to Kentucky soon. Why? Wiltfong explains. * Steve made a Crystal Ball prediction for Ohio State to land a coveted running back. What's the deal? * In Columbus for last week's Under Armour Camp, Steve reflects on which Buckeyes - and future Buckeyes - caught his eye. * With pandemic recruiting restrictions largely going away in June, what can we expect to see at Ohi...


How much will Buckeyes' defense improve? What are we missing with negative reports about Fields?
04/14/2021

How much will Ohio State's defense improve in 2021? How confident are we in Kerry Coombs as defensive coordinator? What are we looking forward to seeing at this Saturday's spring game the most? What are we missing when it comes to the negative reports about Justin Fields? Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle for the Wednesday 5ish to delve into all of that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Who was Day talking to? | Next Orlando Pace?
04/13/2021

Spring Practice is rolling. So is recruiting. Let's do this. Mark Porter's latest offer evaluation has him making Orlando Pace comparisons. Is Payton Kirkland that dude? Kiyaunta Goodwin seems Lexington-bound. Choosing the Wildcats over Ohio State? Ryan Day went into great detail yesterday about every Buckeye's personal depth chart journey. Who do we think he was addressing? Is Craig Young the new and improved Tyler Moeller? Duane Long is here to wax poetic on each of these subjects. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Final week of spring ball for Buckeyes | What's stood out thus far?
04/12/2021

Ohio State kicked off its final week of spring practice Monday morning and our Steve Helwagen is there covering it for us. We will also speak with head coach Ryan Day following practice. In the meantime, Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle for the Monday 5ish to delve into what has stood out most to us during spring ball thus far. Topics include but are not limited to quarterback, running back, linebackers and defensive backs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Who will be starting center for Buckeyes?
04/09/2021

With Harry Miller missing spring with a minor injury, Matthew Jones has been getting first-team reps at center for Ohio State. Miller is expected to be healthy for the beginning of camp in August. Will he be the starting center, or will it be Jones? That is one of the many questions Jonah Booker answers as he joins Dave Biddle for his usual visit on the Friday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Not Goodwin | Holiday weekend in June?
04/08/2021

Want to start on Ohio State's offensive line? You need to wait your turn. Some recruits are not interested in waiting, apparently. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is on vacation so we had to bring in the Dean of Ohio State Recruiting - our very own Bill Kurelic - to clarify some big recruit info. And we mean big: Kiyaunta Goodwin. Get the latest on Goodwin before The Dean previews recruiting depth charts aplenty and what promises to be the most star-studded recruiting event since well before everything got whacky. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn...


OSU's OL should be a clear strength again this season. Also, we're intrigued by recent position moves for the Buckeyes, such as Craig Young.
04/07/2021

Spring football for Ohio State is more than halfway over, and the spring game is set for a week from Saturday (April 17). Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle on today's show to look at recent position changes for the Buckeyes (such as Craig Young repping with the safeties and not the linebackers, although he will play a hybrid OLB/safety role) thoughts on the 2021 offensive line (we will meet with OL coach Greg Studrawa and several O-linemen today) and much more. All of that is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch...


Overreaction Tuesday | Next Hype Train model?
04/06/2021

Our staffers got access to Ohio State practice yesterday: Buckeyes. Football. Pads. Whistles. Glory. Thirty-three whole minutes to observe and scrutinize. Now? Now we overreact! Was it just practice reps for the quarterbacks? Sure. But that doesn't stop Duane Long from developing vibes. We've had a look. What do we think? Strengths? Weaknesses? A new hype train to get on the tracks? It's all here for you. Spend 5ish with us this a.m, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Talking about practice
04/05/2021

We're talking about practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We're talking about practice. Yes, that's right. Ohio State will open its practice Monday morning to select members of the media and Bucknuts will be there. Dave Biddle flies solo on today's edition of the Monday 5ish to give the latest on what has been happening during spring ball for the Buckeyes so far and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


JBook elaborates on Buckeyes' inside intel
04/02/2021

It has been a week of breaking news on Bucknuts, including our Patrick Murphy's report on Thursday that Sevyn Banks and Kamryn Babb will miss the remainder of spring practice due to injuries. Our Jonah Booker has also been dropping inside intel this week, including news at the quarterback and running back positions for the Buckeyes. On the Friday 5ish, JBook and Dave Biddle talk about Murphy's report, JBook's nuggets and much more involving Buckeye spring football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Wandering eye for Irish? | Top 2023 targets you need to know
04/01/2021

New names. Same place: The top of the list. 247Sports released the initial Top247 for the Class of 2023 and the Buckeyes are already chasing a host of top 10 prospects. Quarterback target? Yep. Cornerback target? Yep. Wide receiver target? Of course.  247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong introduces you to the new crew. But first, Wiltfong lets you know why Ohio State Class of 2022 cornerback commitment Jyaire Brown is visiting Notre Dame this weekend. Spend 5ish with us today, 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Bax's bold prediction
03/31/2021

Our Matt Baxendell is not shy about making bold statements. But this one might take the cake for him and it involves where an Ohio State player will be selected in this year's NFL Draft. Who is he talking about and where is Bax projecting that player to go? You will have to listen to the show to find out. Also on the agenda is full commentary on how all of the Buckeyes looked at pro day on Tuesday in Columbus. All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices...


Presenting Pro Day | Coachspeak translation
03/30/2021

Money is on the line today. Big money. It's Pro Day at Ohio State, the annual exhibition of Buckeyes showing what they got for NFL brass. Pandemic issues have complicated everything and this process is no different. With the lack of an NFL Combine, today takes on added significance for the participants. All eyes will be on Justin Fields. Can he out beauty pageant Zach Wilson? Thirteen fellow Buckeye-NFL hopefuls will also perform. Duane Long is here to share in the fun. We also discuss - what else? - the depth chart as Spring Practice progresses. Spend 5ish with us this...


To'o good to be true?
03/29/2021

Is Ohio State on the verge of landing linebacker transfer Henry To'o To'o? The Buckeyes very well could be. Dave Biddle flies solo on this edition of the show to talk about that, whether the Buckeyes are also in the market for a cornerback transfer, how the battle is shaping up at quarterback for OSU this spring, where Justin Fields will likely go in the NFL Draft and more. All of that is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


All about the Buckeyes' linebackers
03/26/2021

If you want to hear about Ohio State's 2021 linebackers, you came to the right place. Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for the Friday 5ish and the entire show is about the Buckeyes' linebackers such as Dallas Gant, Teradja Mitchell and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Dusting off Ohio State's red carpet
03/25/2021

Were those minstrels accompanying the news recruits can take visits again starting in June?  It sure sounded like it. Our long road on the return to 'normalcy' progresses. That means Ohio State hosting recruits on campus. That means dusting off the red carpet after a year. It's time to impress. Who is on the visit schedule? We have 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong fresh from Atlanta where he chatted with several big-time Ohio State targets. Listen here for the latest on Addison Nichols, Lebbeus Overton, Walter Nolen, Tyler Booker, Christen Miller, Kojo Antwi and AJ Harris. Spend 5ish with us...


Who will step up as Buckeyes' No. 1 RB?
03/24/2021

Who will step up as Ohio State's No. 1 running back this season? Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle on the Wednesday 5ish to discuss that and all things Buckeye RBs. The media met with running backs coach Tony Alford and five of the six scholarship RBs on Tuesday (all except Steele Chambers) so there is much to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Checking in on spring practice | Ohio offer spree continues
03/23/2021

Spring is here. Ohio State has taken the practice field at long last and we could not be more thrilled. Some football normalcy for a change! Duane Long is here to talk about Zach Harrison's emergence. Is it another preseason hype fest or has the light come on? But that's not all. We put a bow on Ohio State's basketball season, break down the latest offer to an Ohio offensive lineman and let you in on a safety the Buckeyes are fixated on. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...


State of hoops program after Year 4 | Football back on center stage
03/22/2021

What is the state of Ohio State's basketball program after the shocking loss to 15th-seeded Oral Roberts? What is the latest on spring football practice for the Buckeyes? Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle for the Monday 5ish to delve into all of that and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Friday Madness
03/19/2021

The Madness has arrived and Ohio State will tip-0ff at 3 p.m. ET (CBS) today against Oral Roberts. How far do we think the Buckeyes will go in the Big Dance? What is the likely status of senior forward Kyle Young for the Buckeyes? Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for JBook's usual Friday visit to discuss that, plus: * What were the main takeaways from Ryan Day's press conference on Wednesday? * The Buckeyes kick off spring football practice today and we will interview coordinators Kerry Coombs and Kevin Wilson, plus some players, around 11:45 a.m. today. What are some main story...


Running back recruiting rundown | Sleeper emerging for Goodwin?
03/18/2021

Ohio State has offered 10 Class of 2022 running backs. But several have emerged as top targets. If you check their 247Sports profiles Nicholas Singleton, Kaytron Allen and Dallan Hayden are all 'Warm' on Ohio State. Damari Alston and newly-offered Omarion Hampton are also names you need to know. Who will ultimately join Ohio State's fold?  The field is set! Create a bracket pool to compete against friends or play solo for your chance to win a brand new Nissan Rogue and a college basketball dream trip. Get in the action today. This seems like a job for 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wilt...


Another chance or not for Hooker? Favorable NCAA draw for Buckeyes?
03/17/2021

Will Marcus Hooker get another chance at Ohio State following his recent OVI charge? Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss that, plus: * Ryan Day will meet with the media today. What are we looking forward to hearing the most from the Buckeyes' head coach? * And on the hoops front, did Ohio State get a good draw in the NCAA Tournanent? And how far do we think they will go? All of that and more is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Going deep on depth chart | Final Four or bust?
03/16/2021

Ready to get deep? Duane Long is.  We gathered Dave Biddle's football depth chart projections for Ohio State's offense and defense from last month to get us started. Where does Duane agree? Where does he disagree?   The field is set! Create a bracket pool to compete against friends or play solo for your chance to win a brand new Nissan Rogue and a college basketball dream trip. Get in the action today. There's more spots open than usual and we get deep on all the questions. Plus: How far will Ohio State's hoops squad advance in the NCAA Tournament? We offer up...


Beware the Buckeyes of March
03/15/2021

Beware the ides of March? How about beware the Buckeyes of March? Today's show is equal parts Ohio State football and basketball as Dave Biddle flies solo. Spring ball kicks off for Ohio State on Friday and it will be good having some football back in our lives. What will be the big questions posed to head coach Ryan Day when he meets with the media on Wednesday? Also, March is of course known for college basketball, and the Buckeyes earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, which is their highest seed in eight years. Let's take a look...


Survive & advance | Anti-anti-vaxxers
03/12/2021

It's March and it is all about surviving and advancing in the postseason. That is exactly what Ohio State's men's basketball team did yesterday against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament. Can they do it again today against Purdue? Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit with Dave Biddle to discuss that, plus: * If you don't think everyone in the Buckeyes' football program will get the COVID-19 vaccine, think again. * What are JBook's thoughts on spring ball opening exactly a week from today? * Will Jeremy Ruckert finally be the OSU tight end that has a big season catching th...


Buckeyes on Dayton gem | Pride of the Tigers ... or Buckeyes?
03/11/2021

The Ohio State offer came for the Wagner family. Was it several years late? Maybe. We'll explain. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong helps us do so as we review the offer to Aamil Wagner. The offensive lineman is Zoom meeting with a blue blood coach today.  Who is it? We also get deep on a young, elite running back the Buckeyes are pursuing and take a look at cornerback recruiting. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Buckeyes on pause | Could COVID concerns bleed into season again?
03/10/2021

Ohio State announced on Tuesday that it was suspending all football-related team activities for one week due to an increased number of COVID-19 tests within the program. Is there reason to be concerned? Matt Baxendell joins Dave Biddle on today's show to give opinions on that, which OSU players can help themselves the most at pro day on March 30 and more. All of that is coming your way on the Wednesday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Duane's Top 5 (Still) Most Wanted for 2022
03/09/2021

What if our Duane Long was appointed Ohio State's recruiting coordinator? The mind has trouble contemplating such a premise but this much is clear: Line play would be in focus. Like ... really in focus. So we asked Duane to come up with his top five most wanted prospects still out there in the Class of 2022. Skill players need not apply. The list consists of three defensive linemen and two offensive linemen. It's a big group. You wouldn't want to cover their grocery bill but you definitely want them protecting our quarterback and going after theirs (among other things). So sit bac...


Expectations for 2021 Buckeyes | Schedule breakdown
03/08/2021

Is it too early to start talking about expectations for Ohio State's 2021 football team? No? Good. Because Dave Biddle does a deep dive on that during today's show. Also, we take a close look at the Buckeyes' 2021 schedule, which is quite an interesting slate. And the show concludes with some OSU basketball talk. The Buckeyes are entering the postseason on a four-game losing streak. Can they get their confidence back at just the right time? We shall see. All of that and more is coming your way on the Monday 5ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...


Miyan leaving others in ruins? | Tyler Friday over Zach Harrison at DE?
03/05/2021

It is Friday and it is time for some hot takes. Is Miyan Williams the favorite to emerge as Ohio State's starting running back when the dust settles? Will Tyler Friday start ahead of Zach Harrison at defensive end? Jonah Booker joins Dave Biddle for the Friday 5ish and JBook is coming strong with opinions on position battles that will be facing the Buckeyes during spring ball, who will be the top-four teams in the Big Ten in 2021 and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Cornered market | Passing on passer
03/04/2021

Here's a stat that works: The last four out-of-state corners to begin their career at Ohio State and earn a starting spot have been picked in the NFL's first round: Brad Roby, Eli Apple, Damon Arnette and Jeffrey Okudah. Just for good measure, three Ohio native corners have also been taken in the first round during that stretch. It does appear Floridian cornerback Shaun Wade will be picked in the second round. Oh, the calamity. Still, it's an unbelievable recruiting arrow in Ohio State's quiver. It's likely a big reason why the Class of 2022 already boasts Floridian Jaheim Singletary and Loui...


2 weeks, 2 days until spring ball | Roles for Rhoads, Fitch
03/03/2021

We now know exactly when Ohio State will begin spring football. The Buckeyes will kick off spring drills on Friday, March 19 -- which is just two weeks and two days from today. Then spring ball will culminate with the spring game on Saturday, April 17 at Ohio Stadium. Will there be fans in the stands? Well, athletic director Gene Smith says a final decision has not been made on that front, but one person who thinks fans should definitely be allowed inside the Horseshoe for the spring game is Matt Baxendell. Bax joins Dave Biddle on today's show to discuss all...


Transfer time ... or not? | Going back to Cali
03/02/2021

Ohio State has a roster basically every other college football team covets. But that doesn't mean it's a finished product. Not at all.  So should the Buckeyes pursue a transfer at ... say ... cornerback? Should they pursue an elite tight end now available?  Duane Long is here to let you know when it's right to take a transfer ... and when it's time to pass. Several high-profile exits prompted this chat. We also do a deep dive on Mater Dei wide receiver C.J. Williams, the California star with an offer list that halts traffic.  Spend 5ish with us this a.m, 'Nut...


Monday smorgasbord
03/01/2021

March is here and the Monday 5ish is loaded with information and opinions on Ohio State football (and a little on basketball too). Patrick Murphy joins Dave Biddle and the following is on the agenda: * The Buckeyes landing four-star wide receiver Kyion Grayes on Sunday, giving them 11 commitments in their 2022 class and extending their lead over LSU for the No. 1 class in the nation. * How will the transfer portal affect Ohio State's roster this offseason, both in terms of arrivals and departures? * Who is Patrick's pick to win Ohio State's quarterback competition between CJ Stroud, Jack Miller and Kyle McCord? * Spea...


JBook on what Dave got wrong on projected depth chart for Buckeyes
02/26/2021

Over the last couple of days, I posted a projected spring depth chart for Ohio State on both sides of the ball. On today's show, Jonah Booker drops by for his usual Friday visit to tell me where I was wrong. And where I was right. But telling me where I was wrong is more fun. And you can join in on the fun on the Friday 5ish for that and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


Encore performance underway
02/25/2021

Ohio State secured Class of 2021 commitments from four of 247Sports' top 10 players and remains in the running for No. 1-ranked J.T. Tuimoloau. Here's great news: You can expect an encore performance. The Buckeyes already have Class of 2022's No. 1-ranked Quinn Ewers in the fold. Fellow Texan Caleb Burton, the No. 9-ranked prospect, is also Columbus bound.  But wait ... there's more. Possibly a lot more. 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is here to share buzz on where the top uncommitted prospects are considering and let's just say Ohio State came up ... multiple times. Spend 5ish with us this a.m, 'Nutters...