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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.

Buckeye Talk: Ohio State podcast by cleveland.com CFPS Podcast

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    • 4.6 • 1.4K Ratings

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.

    Will Urban Meyer coach again? And could Toledo be the latest MAC team to give Ohio State a game?

    Will Urban Meyer coach again? And could Toledo be the latest MAC team to give Ohio State a game?

    On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises gets in the same room with Kyle Rowland and Dave Briggs of the Toledo Blade for a live, in-person podcast and things get a little crazy.
    Kyle and Dave are here to break down Ohio State's Week 3 opponent, the Toledo Rockets, who will be playing one of the biggest games in program history at night in Ohio Stadium on Sept. 17.
    Could Toledo win the MAC this year? How often has Ohio State played a MAC team this good? How often should the Buckeyes play MAC schools? Who are the most dangerous Rockets on both sides of the ball?
    And then it's time to get creative, as Doug, Dave and Kyle talk about Urban Meyer's coaching future -- and what if he restarted his head coaching career where it began two decades ago, in Northwest Ohio? Meyer spent two years leading Bowling Green ... what if he did that again?
    This one's fun, and thanks as always for listening to Buckeye Talk.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    What Ohio State football needs to do to win a national title this season

    What Ohio State football needs to do to win a national title this season

    On this Thursday episode of Buckeye Talk, it's back into the file of podcasts recorded before Nathan Baird went on leave.
    That means Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means are together to draft the most important things Ohio State football needs to do to win a national title in 2022.
    Yes, draft. This is possibly the most intangible draft done so far on Buckeye Talk, but there's a lot of specific football talk that lets you know what Doug, Nathan and Stephen think are the most important things on offense, defense and in the locker room (and about Ohio State's opponents) when it comes to Ohio State's coming season.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Big Ten playoff preview: Is Ohio State a playoff lock? And C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba as Heisman canidates

    Big Ten playoff preview: Is Ohio State a playoff lock? And C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba as Heisman canidates

    On this Wednesday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com ... it's actually The College Football Survivor Show.
    That national college football podcast is being dropped in this feed for a day because it's filled with Ohio State talk and is certainly of interest to Buckeye Talk listeners.
    Doug Lesmerises is joined by his Survivor Show co-host Shehan Jeyarajah and Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com to go through the leading playoff contenders from the Big Ten, the playoff dark horses, the Big Ten game of the year in the playoff race, the leading Heisman contenders in the Big Ten, the Heisman dark horses, and more.
    Doug and Shehan do The College Football Survivor Show twice a week, and if you have listened, thank you. If you have not listened, this is a little taste and maybe you'll want to try The College Football Survivor Show wherever you find Buckeye Talk. Regardless, this episode matters to Ohio State fans, because every Big Ten playoff discussion is all about the Buckeyes.
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ohio State president Kristina Johnson and AD Gene Smith on the future of college football

    Ohio State president Kristina Johnson and AD Gene Smith on the future of college football

    On this Tuesday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises talks about and plays clips from his Monday evening interview with Ohio State president Kristina M. Johnson and athletic director Gene Smith.
    Johnson was recently named to the Big Ten's spot on the College Football Playoff Board of Directors, and Smith recently suggested that college football could be managed by the College Football Playoff instead of by the NCAA. That could give Ohio State a pretty big voice in shaping what's next for the sport.
    Johnson and Smith talk about that, plus they share their views of the current use of outside collectives to give players money under NIL. And Doug talks about Smith's ideas on the future of football divisions in the Big Ten.
    This is a little different Buckeye Talk, with more interview clips than usual. But it's worth hearing straight from Johnson and Smith. Thanks for listening.
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    • 41 min
    Ohio State football's greatest games of the century, with NFL insider and OSU grad Albert Breer

    Ohio State football's greatest games of the century, with NFL insider and OSU grad Albert Breer

    On this Monday Buckeye Talk from cleveland.com, Doug Lesmerises welcomes a special guest while unveiling the new 64-game bracket of Ohio State football's best wins of the century.
    Albert Breer from Monday Morning Quarterback on SI.com and Sports Illustrated, one of the best NFL reporters in the country, jumps on to discuss his life as an Ohio State football fan and OSU grad who entered school in the John Cooper era and left in the Jim Tressel era.
    The best games of the 2002 and 2014 title seasons are discussed, including the game that helped get Albert fired from his first job. It's a 20-year journey through his best moments of OSU fandom, and it sets up the bracket that will now start to be voted upon by text subscribers.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Nick Saban feud, and a Big Ten world with no football divisions

    The Nick Saban feud, and a Big Ten world with no football divisions

    On this Friday Buckeye Talk, Doug Lesmerises is back with his thoughts on the news of the day.
    First, he tackles the public feud between Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, what he likes and doesn't like about it, and why college football is living by the rules of the jungle.
    Then it's on to the idea of the Big Ten giving up divisions. How would have Big Ten Championship Game matchups have looked in the past in that world? How often will this mean the Buckeyes vs. the Wolverines for a Big Ten title, and is that a good thing? And if the Big Ten goes to a few permanent rivals to play every year, who should those teams be for the Buckeyes?
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Crlt2ruler ,

Huge Fan

I’ve been listening to Buckeye talk since the 2017 season and I can remember when it was just Doug and then Doug and Stephen and now Doug , Stephen and Nathan . Huge fan and I choose to listen to this pod over all other Buckeye podcasts . Keep the great content coming and congrats to Nathan and his newborn ✊💯

DFW Buckeye ,

Saban Fisher

jungle analogy was great. Nice job!

TechnoBeaver ,

in a world where…

doug lesmerises lives in. that matters. let’s really lean into it doug.

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