Real Pod Wednesdays: A Preview of Ohio State's 2020 Season and Turning Up the “BS Meter” on Coachspeak

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on October 14, 2020 at 10:10 am
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One week from now, we'll finally be in the midst of our first Ohio State game week of 2020.

Given that, it's 2020 Season Preview week here at Eleven Warriors, so we spend most of this week's episode tackling some of the big-picture questions surrounding Ohio State's 2020 season, including why this season is national championship or bust (32:00), who are the Buckeyes' most indispensable players outside of Justin Fields and Shaun Wade (42:15) and how we expect this season to be different from normal seasons (51:45).

First, though, we discuss some of our takeaways from Ohio State's most recent press conference, including the lingering depth questions at defensive tackle and what we expect from each of the five defensive ends Larry Johnson believes “all could be starting anywhere in the country.” We also turn on the “BS Meter” (25:30) to sift through some of the preseason coachspeak we're just not buying, like offensive linemen rotating, multiple running backs on the field together and the claim that Ohio State hasn't discussed how it will split up backup quarterback reps yet.

In Three Things We Think (1:07:45), Dan makes a bold prediction about the Georgia-Alabama game and Colin explains why he thinks Zach Harrison is in line for a “huge season.” Finally, we answer your questions about a possible night game at Penn State, bias toward higher-ranked recruits, the best stadium snacks and more.

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