Real Pod Wednesdays: Expectations for Ohio State's Season Opener at Minnesota and What It Was Like Covering the Bishop Sycamore Game

By Dan Hope and Griffin Strom on September 1, 2021 at 11:15 am
Ryan Day at 2019 fall practice

Ohio State's season opener is just one day away.

Of course, that means this week's episode of Real Pod Wednesdays is dedicated to previewing Thursday night's game at Minnesota. Our topics of discussion ahead of the Buckeyes’ matchup with the Gophers include:

  • 2:44: Expectations for C.J. Stroud's first game as Ohio State's starting quarterback
  • 8:58: How Ohio State could split carries between Miyan Williams, Master Teague and TreVeyon Henderson on Thursday night
  • 16:45: Why Ohio State's defensive front seven is the biggest concern entering this game
  • 35:05: Score predictions

Beginning at 41:20, Dan and Griffin also talk about what it was like to witness the now-infamous game between IMG Academy and Bishop Sycamore, as we were both in Canton on Sunday – albeit for the purposes of watching IMG Academy – as Bishop Sycamore started to become the most-talked-about story in sports. We share our firsthand accounts of what we saw from Bishop Sycamore in what could well be the final football game played by the so-called high school that's now facing the scrutiny and punchlines of the nation.

You can listen to Real Pod Wednesdays in the audio player above or wherever you listen to podcasts, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

Coming next week: A recap of the season opener and a look ahead to Ohio State's massive second game of the year against Oregon.

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