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Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting, and share insights and analysis from inside the Buckeye beat.

    Picking Three Players From The Jim Tressel Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

    Picking Three Players From The Jim Tressel Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

    Welcome to another episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast with Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr. In this episode, the hosts dive into the Jim Tressel era of Ohio State football to select standout players who could bolster the current Ohio State football team.

    They discuss quarterbacks like Troy Smith, linebackers such as A.J. Hawk and James Laurinaitis, and other key players including Nick Mangold, Will Smith Sr., and Malcolm Jenkins. The conversation also touches on the value of special teams with mentions of Mike Nugent and potential secondary additions like Donte Whitner.

    Tune in for a nostalgic yet insightful look at how these Tressel-era stars could impact today's Ohio State squad.

    00:00 Introduction and Overview
    00:10 Revisiting the Jim Tressel Era
    01:31 Top Picks from the Tressel Era
    05:38 Defensive Standouts
    08:16 Special Teams and Offensive Line
    13:52 Underrated Defensive Players
    19:38 Wide Receiver Debate: Ginn vs. Holmes
    29:43 Final Thoughts and Wrap-Up

    • 30 min
    Picking Three Buckeyes From The Cooper Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

    Picking Three Buckeyes From The Cooper Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman venture through a hypothetical discussion on which three players from the John Cooper era could be added to the current Ohio State football team to make them championship favorites. (Note: Orlando Pace and Antoine Winfield have been removed from the draft board.)

    The duo reminisces about various historical Buckeye stars, and debates over key player picks like Korey Stringer, Dan 'Big Daddy' Wilkinson, Joey Galloway, and many others. The conversation also dives into the strengths and gaps of the 2024 squad and how these additions might influence the team's dynamics.

    00:00 Introduction and Banter
    00:13 White Noise Nickname Story
    01:40 Green Noise and AI DJ Discussion
    02:51 Main Topic Introduction: John Cooper Era Players
    03:27 First Pick
    07:08 Second Pick
    13:59 Third Pick
    17:38 Honorable Mentions and Final Thoughts 

    • 30 min
    BREAKING: Top Texas Linebacker Riley Pettijohn Commits To Ohio State

    BREAKING: Top Texas Linebacker Riley Pettijohn Commits To Ohio State

    Join Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon in this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast as they discuss the latest commitment to Ohio State — high four-star linebacker Riley Pettijohn from McKinney, Texas. They delve into his recruitment journey, official visits, and what his addition means for the Buckeyes' linebacker room.

    The hosts also touch upon the impact of James Laurinaitis' recruiting prowess and speculate on the future of Ohio State's defensive lineup. Stay tuned for more insights and updates on Ohio State recruiting.

    00:00 Introduction and Greetings
    00:41 Breaking News: Riley Pettijohn Commits to Ohio State
    01:16 Recruitment Insights and Predictions
    02:21 James Laurinaitis' Impact on Recruitment
    04:13 Ohio State's Defensive Lineup and Future Prospects
    05:54 Recruitment Strategies and Challenges
    11:12 Conclusion and Call to Action

    • 11 min
    Seven More Bold-Adjacent Predictions For The Buckeyes In 2024

    Seven More Bold-Adjacent Predictions For The Buckeyes In 2024

    Welcome to the Buckeye Weekly podcast with Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr. In this episode, Tony and Tom dive deep into bold predictions for the upcoming Ohio State football season.

    Tony shares his '50 for 50' series predictions involving Caleb Downs, the Ohio State rushing attack, and a surprising prediction involving Buckeyes with 100-yard receiving games. They also discuss the likelihood of a true freshman quarterback throwing three touchdown passes and Emeka Egbuka achieving some rarefied air.

    00:00 Introduction and Show Setup
    00:30 Ohio State Football Predictions Overview
    01:18 Caleb Downs' Interception Prediction
    03:30 Ohio State's Rushing Game Prediction
    07:44 100-Yard Receiving Games Prediction
    11:32 Freshman Quarterback Touchdown Prediction
    15:16 Emeka Egbuka's Touchdown Prediction
    20:35 First Four Opponents' Margin of Victory Prediction
    27:49 A Receiving Yards Prediction
    31:15 Conclusion and Call to Action

    • 31 min
    BREAKING: Defensive Tackle Trajen Odom Commits To Ohio State

    BREAKING: Defensive Tackle Trajen Odom Commits To Ohio State

    In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon discuss Ohio State's latest commitment of Trajen Odom, a top defensive tackle from North Carolina. They break down his potential impact on the team, his recruitment process, and what it means for Ohio State's future.

    They also delve into the state of Ohio State's recruiting class, potential new commitments, and the overall recruiting landscape for the Buckeyes. Viewer questions cover a range of topics including the potential flipping of recruits, the importance of specific recruitments, and the implications for Ohio State's football program moving forward. Tune in for an in-depth discussion on all things Buckeyes!

    00:00 Welcome to the Buckeye Weekly Podcast
    00:13 Big Commitment for Ohio State: Trajen Odom
    01:24 Analyzing Trajen Odom's Impact
    02:39 Recruitment Strategy and Future Prospects
    02:53 Ohio State's Defensive Line Depth
    04:16 High School Football Insights
    05:26 Recruiting Updates and Predictions
    06:32 The Importance of Defensive Tackles
    06:55 Ohio State's Future Roster and Portal Strategy
    08:25 North Carolina Talent and Rankings
    11:06 Recruiting Battles and SEC Competition
    13:49 Defensive Line Prospects and Commitments
    19:18 Recruiting Dynamics and Star Rankings
    29:22 Safety Commits and Scholarship Numbers
    32:17 Commitment Dynamics: Kentucky vs. Ohio State
    33:35 Ohio State's Wide Receiver Strategy
    35:37 Recruiting Shifts and Opportunities
    39:29 Impact of NIL and Transfer Portal
    48:39 Ohio State's Recruiting Class Prospects
    57:23 Offensive Line Recruitment Challenges
    01:01:02 Closing Remarks and Community Interaction

    • 1 hr 1 min
    BREAKING: Tight End Brody Lennon Commits To Ohio State

    BREAKING: Tight End Brody Lennon Commits To Ohio State

    In this breaking episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon discuss Ohio State's latest addition to their recruiting class, three-star tight end Brody Lennon from Gilmour Academy.

    They delve into Lennon's potential contributions, the overall state of the Buckeyes' tight end room, and the recruiting efforts by tight ends coach Keenan Bailey. The discussion also covers the developmental paths of tight ends, Ohio State’s recruiting strategy moving forward, and the balance needed between pass-catching and run-blocking for tight ends in the Buckeyes' offense.

    00:00 Introduction and Greetings
    00:21 Ohio State's New Recruit: Brody Lennon
    01:54 Recruitment Insights and Comparisons
    02:41 Tight End Room Dynamics
    04:41 Future Prospects and Strategy
    08:32 Challenges for Freshman Tight Ends
    11:38 Class Size and Recruitment Strategy

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
371 Ratings

371 Ratings

glimadoll ,

Tony, You look great!!!

So great that you have lost weight and are taking better care of your health! Yea and kudos! Now, let’s hope Tom and Kevin follow suit! They need a lot of work.

TPA Buck ,

TPA Buck

Great show but barely on… Skull Session and Big Me Kickoff are the same. Good shows but have to work hard to find a new show.

30ANole ,

Great Podcast to get your Buckeye fix.

These guys flow. They are very knowledgeable on all things Ohio State. I travel a lot, and it’s a great podcast to stay up to date on what’s happening. I would love to hear the host’s opinions on if Ryan Day does his backup quarterback a disservice each season by limiting what he can do when he gets in a game. When Kyle McCord did get in last year everyone including the officials knew it was going to be a hand off. I know Day is trying not to run it up, but I do think it limits development.

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