Real Pod Wednesdays: Breaking Down Ohio State’s New 2020 Schedule, Expectations for Preseason Camp and the Buckeyes’ New Captains

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on August 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Thayer Munford vs. Michigan in 2018

The Ohio State football team has a new schedule for the 2020 season, and preseason camp begins at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center tomorrow.

That gave us plenty to talk about on a fresh episode of Real Pod Wednesdays – coming to you a little bit later in the day than usual – as we start by breaking down the new 10-game schedule released by the Big Ten on Wednesday morning, headlined of course by Ohio State's game against Michigan being moved up to October.

Assuming the season gets played as scheduled, does the new schedule line up for the Buckeyes to run the table? Where are the potential trap games? And since the Big Ten decided to move the rivalry game to earlier in the season, should it have been moved back even earlier? We discuss it all.

Then, we preview the start of fall camp – which begins tomorrow at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center now that Ohio State's season opener is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 at Illinois – and discuss what we'd be watching for tomorrow if we were actually able to watch the first practice.

We also take a look at Ohio State's captain selections for the 2020 season, question why the NCAA made C.J. Saunders wait so long just to deny him a sixth year of eligibility and explain how we saw a new side of Justin Fields during his interview session with the media on Tuesday.

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