Real Pod Wednesdays: How Ohio State Could Replace Greg Mattison, Why C.J. Stroud Could Be the Quarterback to Beat and How the Buckeyes' 2021 Depth Chart Could Stack Up

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on January 27, 2021 at 11:05 am
C.J. Stroud

Ohio State has a vacancy to fill on its coaching staff, it just might have a frontrunner at quarterback and we're ready to discuss how the Buckeyes' depth chart could stack up in 2021.

We begin this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays by discussing our takeaways from Ryan Day's recent press conference, led by the news that co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison is retiring at the end of the month. How will the Buckeyes replace Mattison? We discuss why this could be Day's most important hire yet, why you probably shouldn't get your hopes up for a splashy hire and how that could make 2021 a true prove-it year for Kerry Coombs.

Although Day didn't divulge any insight into who might have the upper hand in Ohio State's quarterback competition, we still find ourselves believing that the starting job could be C.J. Stroud's to lose, so we spend some time discussing why we think that beginning at the 22:40 mark.

From there, we continue with a discussion about how the rest of the Buckeyes' 2021 depth chart could stack up at every position on offense and defense and which starting positions could be most up for grabs this offseason.

Finally (1:02:50), we answer your listener questions about where the Buckeyes should be ranked in the preseason polls, which players are entering make-or-break offseasons, whether Ohio State will win a national championship while Urban Meyer is coaching in the NFL and more.

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