Real Pod Wednesdays: Big Ten Championship Game Preview, Final College Football Playoff Predictions and Signing Day Analysis

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on December 16, 2020 at 11:10 am
Thayer Munford vs. Northwestern

There's a lot happening in the world of Ohio State football this week.

Today is Signing Day for the recruiting class of 2021, which means the Buckeyes have now officially inked another star-studded crop of players who will join the team next season. Typically, that would take center stage this week, but because of this year's modified college football schedule, Ohio State is set to play in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday, with the College Football Playoff set to be chosen on Sunday. 

We start this week's episode by previewing the matchup with Northwestern and sharing our thoughts on why we believe the Buckeyes should stack up well in that matchup.

Then, we make our predictions of what we expect the College Football Playoff field to look like on Sunday – and reiterate why we're confident Ohio State will make the CFP just as long as it beats Northwestern, regardless of whether the game's close or a blowout.

In the second half of this week's show (31:20), we bring in Eleven Warriors recruiting analyst Zack Carpenter to get his thoughts on the class that Ohio State signed on Wednesday, as all three identify some of the players in the class who we're most looking forward to seeing play for the Buckeyes.

Finally, in Three Things We Think (50:20), we talk about the potential for Haskell Garrett to return to Ohio State for another year, how Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year Wyatt Davis might not have even been Ohio State's best offensive lineman this year and how Kyle McCord adds to a quarterback room that's going to be loaded even after Justin Fields leaves Columbus.

Listen to this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or click subscribe to listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or several other podcast platforms.

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