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Will coaching changes put Ohio State’s offense over the top?

We discuss a busy week for Ohio State football on our latest podcast.

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It’s no secret that for the last two seasons, Ohio State has struggled to find the balance and explosiveness on offense that made them so deadly during their National Championship run in 2014. With the hires of Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson, expect that to change in 2017.

On this edition of The Hangout in the Holyland, Matt and Colton are back to discuss all of the changes to the offensive coaching staff, and why they think J.T. Barrett stands to have a huge senior season because of it. (Hint: one of them thinks Barrett will at least be a Heisman finalist). They also break down the changes from a myriad of angles, including:

  • Tim Beck’s tenure at Ohio State, and whether or not it’s fair to call it a failure
  • Being a bit uncomfortable with the Kevin Wilson hire, and why Gene Smith and Urban Meyer need to address what happened with him at Indiana
  • Why Dwayne Haskins stands to benefit greatly, even if he isn’t the starting quarterback
  • Projecting the battles at wide receiver heading into next season, and the importance of Binjimen Victor

To wrap it up, they also break down Tyquan Lewis’ decision to come back for his senior season, and Colton quickly explains why he thinks next year’s team is a national title favorite.

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