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Welcome to Buckeye Focused! The newest Buckeye podcast. This one features Buckeye, Nate Oliver! And we talk more than just football. But while football and some buckeyes brought us together...this podcast and these conversations run deep. Buckeye Focused is presented and produced by SportsE+. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.



It's Buckeye season. We have to talk about it!



This is season one of the Buckeye Focused podcast.



Featuring:

Nate Oliver - played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011. Nate is a recent Director of Keith B. Key Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program at The Ohio State University.



Eric Kasimov - the founder of KazSource, Inc, a dynamic company managing a portfolio of brands and projects in the areas of content, podcasting, production, sports, mental health, insurance, and ventures. This includes the producer of this podcast and the digital media sports brand, SportsE+.



This podcast is not here to replace other great Buckeye podcasts like Buckeye Talk by Cleveland dot com, Menace2Sports with Zach Smith, Morning Five by Bucknuts, Letterman Live, and the many other excellent Buckeye-related podcasts. This Buckeye Focused podcast exists to allow a Buckeye like you to listen in to a conversation featuring a former Buckeye and his host talking football -- but these conversations go much deeper. Topics covered include buckeye stories, lessons learned on and off the field, stories of failure and success, insights as to what is going on around the program, game previews, game recaps, player insights, mental health, and topics in and around the world of college football like the college football playoff, games around the country, the Big Ten, NIL, and of course players, fans, and media popping off on social media trying to get those clicks. We call it out. Buckeye Focused.



To get more content like this check out https://sportseplus.com and https://kazsource.com/podcasts

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Welcome to Buckeye Focused! The newest Buckeye podcast. This one features Buckeye, Nate Oliver! And we talk more than just football. But while football and some buckeyes brought us together...this podcast and these conversations run deep. Buckeye Focused is presented and produced by SportsE+. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.



It's Buckeye season. We have to talk about it!



This is season one of the Buckeye Focused podcast.



Featuring:

Nate Oliver - played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011. Nate is a recent Director of Keith B. Key Buckeye Social Entrepreneurship Program at The Ohio State University.



Eric Kasimov - the founder of KazSource, Inc, a dynamic company managing a portfolio of brands and projects in the areas of content, podcasting, production, sports, mental health, insurance, and ventures. This includes the producer of this podcast and the digital media sports brand, SportsE+.



This podcast is not here to replace other great Buckeye podcasts like Buckeye Talk by Cleveland dot com, Menace2Sports with Zach Smith, Morning Five by Bucknuts, Letterman Live, and the many other excellent Buckeye-related podcasts. This Buckeye Focused podcast exists to allow a Buckeye like you to listen in to a conversation featuring a former Buckeye and his host talking football -- but these conversations go much deeper. Topics covered include buckeye stories, lessons learned on and off the field, stories of failure and success, insights as to what is going on around the program, game previews, game recaps, player insights, mental health, and topics in and around the world of college football like the college football playoff, games around the country, the Big Ten, NIL, and of course players, fans, and media popping off on social media trying to get those clicks. We call it out. Buckeye Focused.



To get more content like this check out https://sportseplus.com and https://kazsource.com/podcasts

    Dealing with High Expectations on and off the Field | The Game

    Dealing with High Expectations on and off the Field | The Game

    This is IT! The Game! Ohio State vs. Michigan. As Nate says, “it’s our get-back opportunity.” So many will be dealing with high expectations. How individuals and teams handle those expectations is everything.

    In this episode we discuss:



    * THE game – Ohio State vs. Michigan. This game is everything.

    * Desmond Howard disrespecting CJ Stroud

    * The future of the College Football Playoffs

    * Who takes the loss harder – the players or the fans?

    * Having an aligned vision

    * Larry Johnson video – “If you’re elite, grab somebody today, take ’em with you!”

    * Leaders need accountability and need to take the blame

    * Zach Wilson 

    * When something doesn’t go right – whether it’s business or in life, ask yourself first, “did you do everything you could before you start blaming others?”

    * TreVeyon Henderson

    * BF with Jimmie Bell

    * Be your true self – don’t try to be someone else. Only you can be you.

    * Antonio Pittman, Ohio State Running Back on RB footwork

    * Bruno Pessoa episode on the importance of soccer in Brazil

    * Long sleeves on offensive linemen as a sign that something’s off

    * Nate talks about his last Michigan game and the aftermath

    * How do players deal with wins and losses?



    Connect with JB: Facebook | Twitter

    As always, Buckeye Focused is hosted by former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter).

    Nate played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011.

    Eric is the founder of KazSource, Inc, and the creator of this platform, SportsE+.

    In case you haven’t noticed, we love podcasts. In fact, we love building podcasts. Everything from development to production. Because of all that, we’re building a one-of-a-kind podcast network. If you have a podcast or are looking to launch a new podcast, then we should talk. You can message me on Twitter @eric_kaz or hit us up any way that works for you. Let’s talk about your podcast joining this one-of-a-kind podcast network. 

    If you are a current or former Ohio State Buckeye and want to be featured in an upcoming episode of Buckeye Focused: hit us up | Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or simply email us!

    Useful web pages from this episode:



    * a href="https://sportsepreneur.

    • 44 min
    Jack Tatum and The Game | Buckeye Focused

    Jack Tatum and The Game | Buckeye Focused

    As we all know, life is deeper than just football. It goes without saying. That doesn’t mean sports aren’t important — if anything that’s why they are important. Sports bring people together, sports create stories, sports teach you about winning and losing, sports get you in shape, sports get you interested, and sports matter because they don’t matter. This podcast started because of a buckeye here and a buckeye there. Football got us here, but this podcast and football run deeper.

    But it’s still almost Michigan week. And we need us a Jack Tatum and The Game story — and we have one, told by Nate Oliver.

    Topics in this episode:



    * Ohio State vs. Indiana game | Miyan Williams | Kamryn Babb

    * The Game

    * CJ. Stroud’s willingness to run can be a difference-maker

    * Desmond Howard bias

    * UVA

    * “It Starts With You”



    Connect with JB: Facebook | Twitter

    As always, Buckeye Focused is hosted by former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter).

    Nate played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011.

    Eric is the founder of KazSource, Inc, and the creator of this platform, SportsE+.

    In case you haven’t noticed, we love podcasts. In fact, we love building podcasts. Everything from development to production. Because of all that, we’re building a one-of-a-kind podcast network. If you have a podcast or are looking to launch a new podcast, then we should talk. You can message me on Twitter @eric_kaz or hit us up any way that works for you. Let’s talk about your podcast joining this one-of-a-kind podcast network. 

    If you are a current or former Ohio State Buckeye and want to be featured in an upcoming episode of Buckeye Focused: hit us up | Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or simply email us!

    Useful web pages from this episode:



    * SportsE+

    * KazCM Podcast Production



    More content related to Ohio State and it goes beyond sports:

    • 31 min
    Why Are You With People Who Don’t Value You? | Jimmie Bell | Buckeye Focused

    Why Are You With People Who Don’t Value You? | Jimmie Bell | Buckeye Focused

    “You have to prepare your kids and give them the courage to do what’s best for themselves.” – Jimmie Bell

    So much insight, self-reflection, and inspiring advice in this episode. Jimmie tells stories of:



    * a non-violent end to a conflict

    * teaching kids to value themselves

    * being presented with something that has nothing to do with you

    * communicating with the important people in your life

    * understanding the consequences of your decisions

    * how to fight through fear

    * you deserve “this”

    * realizing who you are



    There are individuals we come across in life that have an immediate impact. For Nate Oliver and now me, one of those individuals is Jimmie Bell. And we hope now you. By listening to this episode, you will understand what Jimmie Bell means by the question he asks his own daughter: “Why are you with people who don’t value you?”

    Jimmie Bell (JB) deserves to be heard — he needs to be heard. And we hope you will listen to what JB has to say. We promise you will be affected by this conversation no matter your background.

    While this is “Buckeye Focused”, a buckeye here and a buckeye there spawned this conversation. But this conversation goes way beyond football and buckeyes. I’ve always said “sports bring people together” and this episode proves that.

    More about Jimmie Bell:

    Football: Ohio State Defensive Lineman, 1997 Rose Bowl Champion, 1999 New York Giants, 2000 San Diego Chargers

    TEDx Talk: Invincible Currency; Better Than a Trophy | TEDxHilliard

    Belpre High School Football Coach

    Buckeye info

    Connect with JB: Facebook | Twitter

    As always, Buckeye Focused is hosted by former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter).

    Nate played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011.

    Eric is the founder of KazSource, Inc, and the creator of this platform, SportsE+.

    Jimmie Bell: “Consider not focusing on what I do, but use what I do to inspire YOU to do ALL YOU can do.” speaker, life and football coach, author, consultant

    In case you haven’t noticed, we love podcasts. In fact, we love building podcasts. Everything from development to production. Because of all that, we’re building a one-of-a-kind podcast network. If you have a podcast or are looking to launch a new podcast, then we should talk. You can message me on Twitter @eric_kaz or hit us up any way that works for you. Let’s talk about your podcast joining this one-of-a-kind podcast network. 

    If you are a current or former Ohio State Buckeye and want to be featured in an upcoming episode of Buckeye Focused: hit us up | Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or simply email us!

    Useful web pages from this episode:

    • 19 min
    Accept Responsibility for the Position You Are In | by Jimmie Bell | Buckeye Focused 10

    Accept Responsibility for the Position You Are In | by Jimmie Bell | Buckeye Focused 10

    “One of the hardest things for most people is to look in the mirror and accept responsibility for the position they are in.” – Jimmie Bell

    What Jimmie Bell shares in this episode is not only a hard truth but told in a way that compels you to actually look in the mirror. There are people we come across in life that have this immediate and profound impact on us. For Nate Oliver and now me, one of those people is Jimmie Bell. And we hope now you. By listening to this episode, you will understand what Jimmie Bell means by accepting responsibility for the position you are in. And I believe it will make a difference.

    Jimmie Bell (JB) deserves to be heard — he needs to be heard. And we hope you will listen to what JB has to say. We promise you will be affected by this conversation no matter your background.

    While this is “Buckeye Focused”, a buckeye here and a buckeye there spawned this conversation. But this conversation goes way beyond football and buckeyes. I’ve always said “sports bring people together” and this episode proves that.

    More about Jimmie Bell:

    Football: Ohio State Defensive Lineman, 1997 Rose Bowl Champion, 1999 New York Giants, 2000 San Diego Chargers

    TEDx Talk: Invincible Currency; Better Than a Trophy | TEDxHilliard

    Belpre High School Football Coach

    Buckeye info

    Connect with JB: Facebook | Twitter

    As always, Buckeye Focused is hosted by former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter).

    Nate played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011.

    Eric is the founder of KazSource, Inc, and the creator of this platform, SportsE+.

    Jimmie Bell: “Consider not focusing on what I do, but use what I do to inspire YOU to do ALL YOU can do.” speaker, life and football coach, author, consultant

    In case you haven’t noticed, we love podcasts. In fact, we love building podcasts. Everything from development to production. Because of all that, we’re building a one-of-a-kind podcast network. If you have a podcast or are looking to launch a new podcast, then we should talk. You can message me on Twitter @eric_kaz or hit us up any way that works for you. Let’s talk about your podcast joining this one-of-a-kind podcast network. 

    If you are a current or former Ohio State Buckeye and want to be featured in an upcoming episode of Buckeye Focused: hit us up | Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or simply email us!

    Useful web pages from this episode:



    * SportsE+

    * KazCM Podcast Production



    More content related to Ohio State and mental health:



    * We’re All A Little Crazy: #Same...

    • 6 min
    Why Do Biased Fans, Media, and Gurus Think CJ Stroud is Terrible?

    Why Do Biased Fans, Media, and Gurus Think CJ Stroud is Terrible?

    College football seems to be overanalyzed more than every other sport! So what’s left to do besides analyze the analyzers?! CJ Stroud is terrible. That’s what Buckeye haters, media folks, and even some so-called gurus will have you thinking. Is it true? Is it fair? In this episode of Buckeye Focused we discuss CJ Stroud, stepping into a throw, the evolution of the quarterback position, and dealing with the outside noise.

    We also get into:



    * The debacle that is Iowa Football–offensively speaking. The Iowa defense is strong.

    * Should Iowa fire their offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz

    * Jim Tressel and his statement on leaving the program

    * Are there concerns with Ohio State’s running game

    * Zach Harrison and his statement game vs Iowa

    * Defending a pocket passer that suddenly runs the ball

    * The upcoming Penn State game (OSU -15.5 and o/u 61.5)

    * Ohio State hate — why so hurtful?!



    As always, Buckeye Focused is hosted by former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter).

    Nate played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011.

    Eric is the founder of KazSource, Inc, and the creator of this platform, SportsE+.

    Topics and more for Buckeye Focused 9 | Why Do Biased Fans, Media, and Gurus Think CJ Stroud is Terrible?



    * Eric’s thoughts – College Football is the most overanalyzed sport

    * Ohio State vs. Iowa

    * Quarterback evolution – stronger, better, more accurate | YouTube video

    * Kirk Ferentz is failing Iowa’s fans, and his son Brian Ferentz should be fired: Doug Lesmerises

    * Ken O’Keefe, the offensive coordinator for Iowa in 2009

    * History of offensive coordinators at Iowa

    * Zack Harrison

    * Jordan Hancock | future starter for Ohio State

    * Ohio State at Penn State



    In case you haven’t noticed, we love podcasts. In fact, we love building podcasts. Everything from development to production. Because of all that, we’re building a one-of-a-kind podcast network. If you have a podcast or are looking to launch a new podcast, then we should talk. You can message me on Twitter @eric_kaz or hit us up any way that works for you. Let’s talk about your podcast joining this one-of-a-kind podcast network. 

    If you are a current or former Buckeye and want to be featured in an upcoming episode of Buckeye Focused: hit us up | Instagram, Twitter, a href="https://www.linkedin.

    • 35 min
    Tribalism in Sports x Player Mindset | Buckeye Focused 8

    Tribalism in Sports x Player Mindset | Buckeye Focused 8

    Fan psychology and player mindset play an enormous role in sports — especially when we add tribalism to the equation. Tribalism in sports is nothing new. It’s just that we see and deal with it more than ever because of social media. And when it comes to Buckeye sports (football) we see it weekly! We have to talk about it…

    In this episode of Buckeye Focused we discuss fan psychology, tribalism in sports, and player mindset – we even get into those Buckeye losses (Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Iowa, Purdue, Alabama). That 2014 National Championship season. And way more.

    As always, Buckeye Focused is hosted by former Ohio State Buckeye, Nate Oliver (IG). And Eric Kasimov (Twitter).

    Nate played for the Buckeyes mostly under Coach Jim Tressel between 2007-2011.

    Eric is the founder of KazSource, Inc, and the creator of this platform, SportsE+.

    Topics and more for Buckeye Focused 8 | Tribalism in Sports x Player Mindset



    * NY Yankees vs. Guardians rain delay.

    * The Indians (today Cleveland Guardians) have not won the World Series since 1948

    * Famous players to never win their championship: Patrick Ewing | Ted Williams | Barry Sanders | article on enjoying the journey

    * Tribalism in sports and fan psychology

    * A lack of quality opponents in college football

    * The Cornerback is the best athlete on the field

    * Playing as an underdog

    * Baron Browning | Denver Broncos

    * The Fan | 1996 (Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes)



    Pat McAfee Show on Russell Wilson and a lack of access:

    

    In case you haven’t noticed, we love podcasts. In fact, we love building podcasts. Everything from development to production. Because of all that, we’re building a one-of-a-kind podcast network. If you have a podcast or are looking to launch a new podcast, then we should talk. You can message me on Twitter @eric_kaz or hit us up any way that works for you. Let’s talk about your podcast joining this one-of-a-kind podcast network. 

    If you are a current or former Buckeye and want to be featured in an upcoming episode of Buckeye Focused: hit us up | Instagram, a href="https://twitter.

    • 45 min

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Incredible stuff!! Keep pounding

The Buckeye stories and how they relate to real life are priceless. Here's a shoutout to Eric, Nate and friends! Can't wait for the next episode. Steven and Cindy

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More than Buckeyes and football

This podcast is for sure for Buckeyes! But it’s more than Bucks and Football. These conversations run deep. Check out episode 4 with Jimmie Bell. Wow!

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The newest Buckeye podcast is 🅾️💥

We’re excited to have Buckeye, Nate Oliver on the podcast mic! Giving insights into what he is seeing with the program, his thoughts on past and upcoming games, and to talk football. Buckeye Focused.

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