Eleven Dubcast: Fall Preview

By Luke on August 18, 2011 at 1:00p
2011W Ohio State Football Preview

Columbus, OH and greater surrounding areas are beginning to smell an awful lot like Fall. This is a smell not unlike a combination of reduced perspiration (hurray), hot dogs (eh?), and pigs' bladders (this is not how footballs are still made).

Picture if you will, that the throne was burning/Rome was burning/And I’m sitting in the corner all alone burningWatch the throne.

As such, your Eleven Dubcast is here to get your mind percolating on the things that really matter: Ohio State's unanswered questions on both sides of the ball, how the 2011 football season will shake out amidst one of the most eventful off-seasons in recent times, and of course, how will Luke Fickell adjust to Mike Vrabel's spending the last 6 weekends improving his technique with Xtreme Couture (joking; or am I?).

This extra content rich, jam packed, meatier than usual Dubcast surveys both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball going position to position talking about who we see as potential impact havers and who we wish would be fed to wolves at the first Skull Session this Saturday (pssst... his name rhymes with Moe Wowzerwynn).

We also bring in Buckeye Sports Bulletin's shiny new foot soldier, the one, the only Ari Wasserman. Ari becomes the first repeat media type to grace us with his presence but with good reason. We talk what he's seen at the quarterback position from the sidelines at practice, whom he perceives as having the leg up at tailback, who he sees becoming a household name at wide receiver, his general perception the Fickell era, and his gut feelings on how 2011 unfolds.

Finally, your dynamic duo of handsome hosts win hearts and minds (or not that) by prognosticating how we see each and every game on the Buckeyes' 2011 slates working their ways out. Our picks may surprise (or hint: enrage! But please be gentle; we're brittle), so you'll definitely want to listen all the way through to let them all soak, simmer, and percolate.

Click play underneath and let our sultry tones turn your Thursday into a Friday prequel of sorts. You can also right click->save as here, if you dare, or alternatively visit us at iTunes for all your admittedly somewhat played out "the Titanic is syncing" message when you plug in your iPhone needs.


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Haters Gonna Hate's picture

Well done on the podcast. I'm gonna throw my two cents in on a couple of the games, though.

Miami - I think they were overhyped before the scandal, like last year when they came to the 'Shoe, and now I think we have a lot easier time there.

Michigan St. - I think this will be the first loss of the season. Playing at home in front of the students will help and I hope I'm wrong.

Nebraska - This could go either way. A lot of it will depend on the health of Taylor Martinez and his relationship with Pelini. Playing in Lincoln doesn't help matters at all either.

Wisconsin - I have a good feeling about this game. I think the stadium will be by far the loudest all season which will get it Russel's head. I think my good feeling comes from basketball season and the way the home crowd showed up.

Penn St. - I think there is going to be some trouble in Happy Valley this year. With both Bolden and McGloin saying they don't want to split time, that option will cause some friction. If one of them is named the starter, I think the other will cause some closed door problems for Joe Pa.

Michigan - This game makes me nervous, but only because it is Michigan. I think that we still have the athletes to pull it off though.

I think it's entirely possible to go 11-1 this year, however, 10-2 is much more likely. We still have a great deal of athletes that could carry us, if they grow up during the first couple of games. I will admit that that is a pretty big if though. I think 9-3 will be the worst we could see this year, but my expectations are probably higher than most.

"Because I couldn't go for three" - Woody

Luke's picture

Thanks for listening.