Real Pod Wednesdays: Takeaways from Big Ten Media Days and Why Conference Realignment Might Not Affect Ohio State Much

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on July 28, 2021 at 11:05 am
Zach Harrison, Jeremy Ruckert and Thayer Munford

While we were at Big Ten Media Days, the college football landscape began to change again.

We start this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays by discussing our biggest takeaways from Big Ten Media Days, including:

  • How it could impact Ohio State's linebacker competition if Palaie Gaoteote isn't cleared by the NCAA by next week's start of preseason camp (2:45)
  • Good vibes on Kourt Williams, Harry Miller, Julian Fleming and Lathan Ransom (10:40)
  • Why it's good for the rivalry that Jim Harbaugh and Michigan players are talking more about The Game (18:35)
  • Kevin Warren has no regrets? Really? (23:05)

In the second half of the show (33:30), we talk about the biggest news of the week in college sports – Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC – and specifically, whether the Big Ten should counter with expansion of its own and why we believe it would be fine for Ohio State if the Big Ten sticks with the status quo.

We also talk (55:22) about Felix Okpara's commitment to the Ohio State men's basketball team and how Chris Holtmann is recruiting exactly what the way he should be in building a class of 2022 that's currently ranked as the best in the country.

Listen to this week's Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or wherever you listen to podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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