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Podcast: Purdue will be a challenge, but we’re not scared (apparently)

Plus, Nick Bosa makes the right decision and OMG Chris Holtmann is the best.

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Ohio State Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

In the latest “Why is this News?” edition of the “Hangout in the Holy Land” podcast, co-hosts Matt Tamanini and Alexis Chassen catch up on all of the biggest Buckeye stories from the past week. Even though most of Buckeye Nation came into the week focused on the potential of an upset in West Lafayette, Ind. this weekend, big news broke that distracted the fandom from that specific existential dread.

Matt and Alexis discuss the announcement from All-American defensive end Nick Bosa that he will end his collegiate career and focus on rehabbing from his core muscle surgery ahead of the NFL Draft, where he is expected to be one of the first players taken.

They also discuss whether it was the right decision (it was) and how the OSU community has been almost uniformly supportive of Bosa.

Once that big news is taken care of, Matt and Alexis return to the discussion of existential dread and focus on Saturday’s primetime matchup against Purdue. They discuss how Purdue’s offensive strengths match up perfectly with Ohio State’s weaknesses, and how Ross-Ade Stadium has been dangerous for the Buckeyes in the past.

And then they both pick Ohio State to with by double-digits.

Finally, they quickly run through the rest of the week’s Ohio State news, from a new kicker for the Buckeyes who we’ve actually seen hit a 40+ yarder in the past four years to the new SiriusXM B1G Channel, and a bit about Buckeye basketball coach Chris Holtmann being the best at everything!

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 20 to face off with the Purdue Boilermakers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC, and Land-Grant Holy Land will have you covered before, during, and after the game