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The Morning Scoop is your daily Buckeye fix. Host Tom Orr and guests from The Buckeye Scoop staff share the latest news about Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more.
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Ohio State's 41-20 win over Tulsa on Saturday inside Ohio Stadium was... unusual. Yes, the Buckeyes beat the Golden Hurricane by three touchdowns, but the game was very close into the fourth quarter. And a lot of the things the Buckeyes did well a week ago against Oregon seemingly fell apart on Saturday, while places they struggled against the Ducks were suddenly far better. What can you take away from the game? Buckeye Scoop's Kevin Noon joins host Tom Orr to break down the good news and bad news for Ohio State fans. - Serious concerns about CJ Stroud's shoulder- TreVeyon Henderson's record-breaking day- Signs that Matt Barnes could be the answer calling plays on defense- More struggles in pass defense- Plus much more
The Buckeyes' 35-28 loss to Oregon left Ohio State players, coaches, and fans with a lot of big questions, especially about the team's defense. Saturday in Columbus, those questions will finally start getting answered when OSU returns to Ohio Stadium to face Tulsa. So what can you expect from the Buckeyes on Saturday?Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to try to answer six burning questions about the Buckeye defense, including:- Which assistant is going to be calling the defense, and where will all the coaches actually be?- Is the rotation at linebacker about to undergo a major change?- How will the Buckeyes replace Josh Proctor at the deep safety position?
For the first time since 2017, the Ohio State Buckeyes have to play a game one week after losing.The 35-28 defeat against Oregon left OSU with a lot of unresolved questions, especially on defense. So what have the Buckeyes decided on, and what do they still need to figure out?You'll hear right from Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, offensive standouts Garrett Wilson and Nick Petit-Frere, and punter Jesse Mirco on subjects including:- Who will call the defense for Ohio State on Saturday?- Will there be coaches in different spots than in previous weeks?- How can the Buckeye offense be more balanced?- Besides the running game, where else did the offense fall short?- How have this week's practices been?
Most of the talk around Columbus this week has centered around the issues on Ohio State's defense, but the offense struggled to run the ball consistently against Oregon as well. Is there cause for concern about the Buckeye offense?'s Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and much more. - What did Oregon do to create mismatches for the Ohio State offensive line?- Were those issue fixable for the Buckeyes?- How much does it hurt that CJ Stroud hasn't run the ball much yet?- How can the Buckeyes make up for that?- What would Ross like to see the OSU staff change about the offense?
The Ohio State Buckeyes are in a position they're not used to, trying to bounce back after a loss.After a demoralizing 35-28 defeat against Oregon, the defensive and particularly defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, have come under fire. But what are they doing wrong, and can those issues get fixed this week?Buckeye Scoop's Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to answer those questions and much more. - Why is Ohio State's defense so predictable?- Why does it look like the front four and back seven aren't working well together?- Why is it such an issue that they're playing so many linebackers?- Is the biggest issue the personnel, the scheme, or the coaching?- How will they respond to the loss of free safety Josh Proctor?- Can Haskell Garrett stay at nose tackle, or does he have to move back to 3-tech?- Can the Buckeyes make a major schematic change in the middle of the season?
In this special bonus episode of The Morning Scoop, we discuss what we learned during an unusual interview session with Ryan Day.Tuesday was the first chance Day had to discuss the fallout from Saturday's loss to Oregon after watching the game film. He met with the media to talk about the issues with the Buckeyes' defense in that defeat, and what they're looking at doing to fix them. Buckeye Scoop's Kevin Noon joins host Tom Orr to discuss what they learned from Day. There were things he did - and didn't - say that hinted that signficant changes could be on the way. Plus, a definitive answer on whether CJ Stroud's job as the starting quarterback is in any danger.
For the first time in his head coaching career, Ryan Day has to come up with a response after a regular-season defeat. The 35-28 loss to Oregon left the Buckeyes with some big questions about its defense, and what can be done to fix it in the middle of the season. Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to try to figure out what Day is going to do about it. Will they just move defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs up to the box during games? Or make a shift in scheme? Or could even bigger changes be on the way? Plus, in an unusual move, no OSU assistant coaches or players will be made available for interviews on Tuesday. What should you read into that?
When you haven't lost a regular-season game in close to three years, one bad weekend can lead to a lot of very big questions for a college football program like Ohio State's.For the second straight week, the Buckeyes struggled to get off the field on defense against a big underdog, and Saturday, that ended with a 35-28 loss to Oregon. So where do Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs, and the rest of the Ohio State program go from here?You'll hear directly from Day and Coombs about what issues they see, what they think is to blame, and how they're planning to fix them this week.
The Ohio State Buckeyes just suffered their first regular-season loss since 2018. So what went wrong against Oregon, and how can the Buckeyes get things back on track in time to make a run at the Big Ten Championship and possibly a berth in the College Football Playoff?Buckeye Scoop's Kevin Noon joins host Tom Orr to answer those questions and more. - What went wrong with the offensive line? - Why can't the defensive line get to the quarterback?- Why are they still playing so many linebackers?- If Josh Proctor is out for an extended period of time, how will they fill his role as the deep safety?- Why doesn't CJ Stroud ever seem to keep the ball on reads?
In this special bonus episode, Kevin Noon of hosts the inaugural episode of his new show "Big Me Kickoff" with special guest James Crepea, the Ducks beat reporter for the Oregonian newspaper. If you like it, please subscribe to "Big Me Kickoff" on your podcast platform of choice. Just how close did this Ohio State versus Oregon come to being canceled? We lost the 2020 edition due to COVID but according to our guest, James Crepea of Fox Sports Oregon, this game came close to the brink. We talk that, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and a whole lot more in this premiere edition of the Big Me Kickoff show.
We've been telling you for several months now that the Big Ten is seriously looking at a massive addition to the conference, the USC Trojans. Now there are new indications that could be getting closer to happening. Buckeye Scoop's ultimate insider, NevadaBuck joins host Tom Orr to discuss what he just learned about the potential financial impact of adding the Trojans to the Big Ten, and why it makes sense for both the school and the conference. Plus, USC would almost certainly not join the Big Ten alone, so which other Pac-12 teams have the league determined would give the biggest boost to the league's bottom line? Could this weekend's Ohio State vs. Oregon and Michigan vs. Washington matchups turn into Big Ten games soon?
Ohio State will kick off one of the biggest non-conference games in recent memory in less than two days. And there are still a lot of major questions out there about the health status of some key Ohio State starters. Will safety Josh Proctor be able to play a week after suffering an injury against Minnesota? Will Harry Miller be back? Or will Luke Wypler make his second career start?And if CJ Stroud goes down, who would be the next quarterback to play? Ryan Day was asked all of those questions and much more. You'll hear directly from Ohio State's head coach on all of those topics, plus whether elite freshmen TreVeyon Henderson, Jack Sawyer, and JT Tuimoloau play more this weekend?
Ohio State players met with the media Wednesday night to preview the Buckeyes' big showdown with Oregon.Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to discuss the six most interesting things they learned while talking to the players.
There is a lot to talk about this week in the leadup to Ohio State's top-10 showdown with Oregon in the Horseshoe.In this special bonus episode of The Morning Scoop podcast, you'll hear directly from Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter about the challenges they'll face this weekend in Columbus. - Will the Ducks try to take more shots down the field to test the Buckeyes' shaky secondary?- Where does Oregon need to improve along the offensive line?- How will the Ducks' defense deal with Ohio State's dynamic duo of wide receivers, Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson?
Chris Olave is not only one of the best players of the last decade of Ohio State football, but he's also one of the most beloved by the Buckeye fanbase as well.But he very easily could have entered Saturday's massive game in the Horseshoe as a member of the Oregon Ducks instead of Ohio State. He grew up a big fan of Oregon, and dreamed of playing college football as a Duck. So how close did that come to happening?Buckeye Scoop's Kevin Noon joins host Tom Orr to discuss the inside story on Olave's recruitment. Plus, could a big change be on the way for the Ohio State running backs? The rotation that Buckeye fans weren't happy about in the opener could soon be a thing of the past.
In this special mid-day bonus episode of The Morning Scoop podcast,'s Florida insider, Dominique Smith, joins host Tom Orr to discuss some of Ohio State's top recruiting targets in the Sunshine State.From the running back who just earned an offer yesterday, to a massive offensive lineman who could anchor Ohio State in the trenches for years, to a 5-star skill player off to an incredible start this fall, there's a lot to talk about. Plus, a look at some of the biggest names visiting Ohio Stadium this weekend for the Buckeyes' massive showdown with the Oregon Ducks.
The Oregon Ducks are about to face a massive challenge when they travel to Columbus to battle the Ohio State Buckeyes.While Mario Cristobal's team is one of the best and most talented in the nation, they also likely still lag a little behind the Buckeyes in several key areas.Which spots are the biggest concerns for Oregon on Saturday? Hear directly from Cristobal as he previews this weekend's massive showdown. You'll get updates on the injury status of elite pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux, the loss of linebacker Dru Mathis, former 5-star prospect Justin Flowe who will have to fill in for Mathis, QB Anthony Brown, where the Ducks' offensive line must improve immediately, and much more.
Ohio State opened its 2021 season with a road win against a solid Minnesota team, but that performance left the Buckeyes with some big questions to answer, especially on defense. What went wrong against the Gophers, and can Ohio State fix those issues in time for their massive showdown this weekend against Oregon?Buckeye Scoop's Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to recap what he learned during the season opener, and what it could mean when the Buckeyes host the Ducks.
The Buckeyes opened their 2021 season with a road win over Minnesota, but they'll face a much tougher test this weekend when Oregon comes to's Bill Greene joins host Tom Orr to discuss the Minnesota game and what he learned about Ohio State on both sides of the ball. - Why did the Buckeyes rotate so many players in throughout the course of the game?- What did we learn about new starting QB CJ Stroud?- How did the defensive line hold up against one of the best offensive lines it will face all season?- Why did some players like Craig Young and Jack Sawyer, who were expected to play extensively, barely see the field?- What does this mean for next week against the Ducks?
The first full Saturday of the college football season is today, but the Buckeyes turned their work done a little early, beating Minnesota, 45-31 on Thursday night in Minneapolis. We got a chance to talk to Ryan Day, CJ Stroud, Miyan Williams, Zach Harrison, Haskell Garrett, and Lathan Ransom after the game. They discussed a wide variety of topics, from the first-ever start for Stroud, the challenges of playing a veteran team on the road, a fortunate accident on a long touchdown, and the inside story of the biggest play of the night for the defense.
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