Eleven Dubcast: Conference Realignment Officially Takes Effect Across College Football, Jake Diebler Lands His First 2025 Commitment, and Ohio Finally Has a State Fish

By George Eisner on July 9, 2024 at 2:50 pm

Only time will tell if the beloved "Live Forever" Big Ten ad will truly live forever. However, as of roughly a week and a half ago, the long-adored sweeping animation of the Midwest's most prominent college football conference has officially become out-of-date.

In case you have not heard, the most major wave of conference realignment in several decades at long last went into effect at the start of this month. While Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington will officially settle into their new home at the Big Ten a month from now, SEC fans have already begun welcoming Oklahoma and Texas into their ranks with Sooner slander and scandalous "horns down" gestures. Even the MAC has a new team, and one of the military academies stunningly relinquished its independence.

To help Buckeye fans keep all this activity in perspective, Johnny and I recap the most seismic geographical shifts across the college sports universe on this week's Eleven Dubcast episode now that the moves have finally become official.

Additionally, the Dubcast discussion also covers:

  • Two big recruiting wins across football and basketball in the form of Riley Pettijohn and Dorian Jones. How does the latter's commitment bode for Jake Diebler successfully attracting other in-state talent to Columbus ahead of a series of strong recruiting classes in Ohio?
  • Ask Us Anything — writers to dubcast@elevenwarriors.com this week inquired about many topics, such as which foods would work well as alternatives to hot dogs in American eating contests?
  • Ted Carter did an interview with the Real Pod Wednesdays crew recently. Do his comments inspire confidence that Ohio State will avoid having to cut any sports from the athletic department?
  • After years of Johnny harassing the Ohio Statehouse to make a decision, the state finally has chosen an official fish for itself. How should Ohioans feel about settling on the walleye?

And that does it for the Dubcast this week, watch the show now on YouTube above or visit our Transistor page for links to other listening options such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.

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