Real Pod Wednesdays: The Buckeyes Are Back In Town and 2002 National Champion Cie Grant Joins the Show

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on June 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Football is back! Well, sorta.

Ohio State's football players returned to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to start voluntary summer workouts on Monday, so we begin this week's show by talking about the significance of that as momentum continues to build for an on-time start to football season despite the COVID-19 pandemic that kept the Buckeyes away from campus for the last three months.

Next, we continue our State of the Position series with a discussion on Ohio State's offensive line, which we both expect to be one of the best in the country in 2020. We explain why Josh Myers deserves just as much recognition as Wyatt Davis; why we expect no drop-off with Harry Miller at left guard; the three-way right tackle competition between Nicholas Petit-Frere, Paris Johnson Jr. and Dawand Jones; how the Buckeyes have built excellent depth and appear positioned for success up front for years to come; and whether there are any significant short- or long-term concerns for Greg Studrawa's unit.

For the second hour of this week's show, we're joined by former Ohio State linebacker Cie Grant, who shares his memories from the Buckeyes' 2002 national championship win over Miami, in which he famously forced Ken Dorsey to throw an incompletion on the final play of the game. Grant also tells us about what he's doing now and how he's talked to his kids about the death of George Floyd and other recent world events, and we even get him to sing the last line of Carmen Ohio.

Listen to Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or on your streaming platform of choice (iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneIn).

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