Good evening. Did you have a chance to look at our menu of game recaps? If you open it up, you’ll see on the front page there that we have a formal “what we learned” recap, an opinion-style “five key factors” recap and a game day Twitter recap. Go ahead and turn the menu over for our dessert menu, where you’ll find our Hangout in the Holy Land podcast recap episode, as well as our Uncut Audio podcast where we hear from the players themselves.
All of our options pair nicely with a glass of wine to help you chILL OUT BECAUSE OHIO STATE IS STILL A TITLE CONTENDER DESPITE WHAT WE SAW ON SATURDAY.
Gene Ross, LGHL
Gene Ross and George Eisner, LGHL
Matt Tamanini, LGHL
Matt Tamanini, LGHL
Odds, grades, streaks, etc...
It would literally be punishable by law if he wasn’t...
There's a new highest-graded QB in College Football— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 9, 2020
Justin. Fields. pic.twitter.com/ysRo9dWBv7
Ohio State senior Justin Hilliard was named the highest-performing Power 5 linebacker in the nation for his performance on Saturday, which included two tackles, one forced fumble and a recovery.
Highest-graded power-five LBs in Wk 10— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 8, 2020
1⃣ Justin Hilliard, Ohio St - 94.7
2⃣ DeMarvion Overshown, Texas - 88.7
3⃣ Amari Gainer, Florida St - 84.9
4⃣ Jalen Pitre, Baylor - 83.6
5⃣ Luke Reimer, Nebraska - 82.9 pic.twitter.com/zlI8uucsNM
If you are betting-savvy unlike yours truly, here’re the updated odds for the Heisman Trophy and the national championship.
BetOnline now lists Justin Fields (+150) as the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy ahead of Mac Jones (+175) and Trevor Lawrence (+250).— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 9, 2020
Ohio State has the second-best odds of winning the national championship, behind Alabama, with +200 odds on BetOnline and +255 odds on Bovada.
Dabo walking into his office this morning like...
Make a note...
Ohio State's Nov. 21 game against Indiana will be a noon game on FOX, which means three of the Buckeyes' four home games will get the Big Noon Kickoff treatment this year: https://t.co/XU18lVZj5g https://t.co/DsdQtGrvP6— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 9, 2020
Ohio State basketball’s season begins in six days (!!)...
Ohio State is ranked No. 23 in the AP Top 25’s preseason poll. What do we think?
B1G in preseason poll:— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 9, 2020
Full poll ➡️ https://t.co/4ixF9asoHj pic.twitter.com/ohj2SfstSJ
Regardless, the Big Ten is representing nicely.
The Associated Press has announced that Ohio State is the number 23 ranked team in their preseason rankings.— Ohio State Hoops Insider (@OSUHoopsInsider) November 9, 2020
The B1G leads the country with the most amount of teams ranked n the AP Top 25 with 7. pic.twitter.com/2yimYU6Z1q
Meechie Johnson— a 6-foot-2, 185-pound combo guard from Garfield Heights— announced on Sunday that he reclassified from the 2021 class to the 2020 class, meaning he’ll graduate early from high school, enroll at Ohio State in December and suit up immediately.
Meechie Johnson has announced that he will forgo his senior season and will join the Buckeyes for the 2020-21 season. Due to NCAA COVID rules, Meechie has five years of eligibility. This is a HUGE addition! pic.twitter.com/Yvfru7rRxP— Ohio State Hoops Insider (@OSUHoopsInsider) November 9, 2020
COVID-19 making its way across the college sports landscape...
LSU’s game against Alabama on Saturday is in jeopardy as the Tigers have multiple players now in quarantine. They are down to one scholarship quarterback in TJ Finley, and are without any tight ends or long snappers. According to Brody Miller of The Athletic, LSU’s scholarship numbers were already in the 60s due to opt outs, transfers, etc., and are just barely meeting the SEC roster minimums.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron confirmed that a number of players are quarantining due to positive tests and contact tracing.— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 9, 2020
The outbreak stems from a party around Halloween, per @RossDellenger https://t.co/TeMh0FOd5l
LSU’s announcement was followed shortly by Michigan State’s.
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo reveals he has tested positive for COVID-19. https://t.co/U6k5BtXO9h— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) November 9, 2020
But that’s not all!
Today in the SEC— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 9, 2020
- LSU battling an outbreak and its game vs. Bama is in jeopardy
- A&M is shutting down activities because of an outbreak
- Miss. State planning to shut down activities bc of an outbreak and Auburn game in serious jeopardy
- Arkansas coach Sam Pittman has COVID pic.twitter.com/6H1ttJasI3
And I have to imagine (although I hope I’m wrong) that Notre Dame will be next on the list.
Notre Dame beat Clemson and they stormed the field pic.twitter.com/zZFchrWu1m— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) November 8, 2020
Now for the worst tweet of the day!
Mike Leach was asked about what he thinks of COVID protocols. He said he has plenty but elected not to share them.— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) November 9, 2020
He did say this, though: "Our country has quickly become less free than it used to be."
That’s....that’s because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic. But go off Mike.