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Podcast: We’re about to get familiar with Ohio State’s backups versus Tulane

Tate Martell and Co. take center stage with Penn State on deck.

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When you have as much talent as Ohio State does, sometimes it’s hard for everyone to see the field. Players who were among the best in the country in high school regularly sit the bench for the Buckeyes— especially in big-time games like against TCU last week— working hard for their opportunity to get in on the action. We’re going to see how a lot of those players look against Tulane on Saturday.

On this Episode of the Hangout in the Holy Land, Patrick Mayhorn and I break down what we’re looking for from the Buckeyes against the Green Wave, and which backups are going to get major snaps with the Penn State game next week.

Show notes

0:50- Deleted texts

3:43- Urban Meyer’s return, and having to wait until the Penn State game to buy his comments about being more of a “game-manager” going forward.

8:28- Why less X’s and O’s coaching for Meyer is a good thing.

12:05- The defense can work on their explosive play issue against a Tulane offense that heavily relies on big plays.

15:43- Getting the best players on the field *cough* Shaun Wade at safety *cough*.

17:00- Expect to see a ton of the younger backups play lots of snaps with the Penn State game on deck.

24:04- Will Ohio State cover a 37-point spread? Plus, our predictions.

27:07- A look at the rest of week four in college football.