Real Pod Wednesdays: Why Trey Sermon and Ohio State Could Be A Perfect Match and How Seth Towns' Arrival, DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney's Departures Could Impact Buckeye Basketball

By Dan Hope on March 25, 2020 at 10:10 am
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Even though there aren't any sports games happening right now, the roster movement for Ohio State's football and men's basketball teams gave us plenty to discuss on this week's Real Pod Wednesdays.

Since we're primarily a football podcast, we start by talking about the incoming graduate transfer of former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon and why he and the Buckeyes could be another perfect match from the transfer portal.

We also spend some time talking about the impact that a lack of spring practices and the uncertainty of whether organized team activities will resume could have Ohio State's preparation for the 2020 football season, as players will be forced to adapt and do what they can to stay in shape even though they won't have the resources they typically would for their training.

After that, we pivot to basketball and discuss what the 2020-21 Ohio State men's basketball team could look like with the arrival of Harvard graduate transfer Seth Towns and the departures of DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney, as well as the potential NBA departure of Kaleb Wesson. We consider what the Buckeyes' lineup and rotation could look like next season and explain why the outgoing transfers shouldn't be viewed as a sign of a cultural issue, but simply a product of modern college basketball.

Finally, we answer some of your listener questions for this week, including a comparison of which Ohio State position groups will be better or worse in 2020 and our picks for potential underachievers and sleepers in the Big Ten.

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