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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.

    Your top 10 questions about Ohio State football ahead of spring practice

    Your top 10 questions about Ohio State football ahead of spring practice

    With a change in the weather and a change in the calendar to March, it was time for Buckeye Talk to dive in headfirst to spring football discussions. Our text subscribers sent us their No. 1 question for the spring and we compiled them into a top 10 list. Obviously a lot of people wanted to discuss the quarterback competition and structural changes in the secondary. But we also delved into defensive back development, what happens at Sam linebacker, where the next defensive line breakthrough may come from and more.
     
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    Buckeye Talk Headlines: March 01, 2021

    Buckeye Talk Headlines: March 01, 2021

    Ohio State lands another receiver recruit, Kyion Graves. Ohio State now with 11 recruits in the class of 2022. Ohio State on track to host Oregon in the 2nd game of season. Ohio State planning to practice, spring game potentially April 17. Vegas odds on teams to potentially challenge Ohio State this season. 
     
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    Which teams besides Alabama and Clemson should Ohio State fans worry about in 2021?

    Which teams besides Alabama and Clemson should Ohio State fans worry about in 2021?

    The top three programs in college football are not in dispute as the offseason ramps up into spring practices. However, could there be another team lurking in the weeds as LSU did in 2019, ready to spoil the party and make a run at "Super Team" status? Doug, Nathan and Stephen give their criteria on what attributes such teams need to have, and which programs seem poised for a peak in 2021.
    Also, they discuss the changes to Ohio State's season tickets and giving policy and what that could mean for fans and the athletic department.
     
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    How is Ohio State laying the foundation for the 2023 recruiting class? Buckeye Future Friday

    How is Ohio State laying the foundation for the 2023 recruiting class? Buckeye Future Friday

    Ohio State football sent out a flurry of Class of 2023 offers over the past few days. Nathan and Stephen open this episode of BFFs discussing what foundation OSU is laying for that class and how the extended dead period and last season's lack of visits might impact early commitments.
    They also run through questions from text subscribers about Philadelphia-area recruiting, Kerry Coombs and continuing the streak of signing the nation's No. 1 receiver prospect.
     
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    Does Ohio State's coaching staff need to trust its young players more in 2021?

    Does Ohio State's coaching staff need to trust its young players more in 2021?

    Branching off of our Big Wednesday draft, we wanted to continue the conversation on the young vs. old position battles facing Ohio State football in 2021. is there really evidence that this Buckeyes coaching staff has a blind spot when it comes to leaning to veterans, to the detriment of team performance? Which positions will the young vs. old question apply to the most for the 2021 season?
    Also, we break down the upcoming week for OSU men's basketball and how the Buckeyes can still improve their case for a No 1 NCAA Tournament seed.
     
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    Building our Ohio State parking lot football teams based on recruiting rankings

    Building our Ohio State parking lot football teams based on recruiting rankings

    We came up with another big draft for the Big Wednesday episode of Buckeye Talk. Doug, Nathan and Stephen each built eight-man teams for a fictional parking lot football game of Ohio State players. They were spending on a budget, based on the recruiting ranking tiers the Buckeyes fell into when they came out of high school. Along the way they discussed the stars who need to step up on defense, the depth in the running back room, the questions still lingering in the secondary and more.
     
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