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Ohio State’s offensive philosophy will become more clear after Saturday’s Spring game

We discuss the offense and what to watch for Saturday on our latest podcast.

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NCAA Football: Ohio State at Indiana Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The last time Ohio State’s offense took the field, things went very bad. The problems that crept up for most of the prior two seasons —an inefficient passing game and a lack of explosive plays— finally came to a head, as the Buckeyes were shut out for the first time in 24 years.

With that embarrassment came change, and Urban Meyer wasted little time in hiring former Indiana Head Coach Kevin Wilson as the Buckeyes’ new Offensive Coordinator. Wilson was the architect for some of the most devastating offenses in college football history, and now gets to utilize the top end talent in Columbus, starting with Ohio State’s annual Spring game on Saturday.

On this episode of The Hangout in the Holyland, Matt Brown and Colton Denning break down everything you need to watch for during the scrimmage, including:

  • Why Wilson’s hire helps make this years game more than just a glorified practice (2:00)
  • Paying attention to the tempo and philosophy of Wilson’s offense (6:15)
  • Position battles on the offensive line (10:20)
  • The defensive line rotation and improvement in rushing the passer (12:00)
  • A new-look kicking game and the importance of replacing Cameron Johnston (14:10)

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