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Ohio State’s first week off between the end of the regular season and... [checks notes] the Cotton Bowl... has been an eventful one. The Buckeyes may be preparing for a game against Missouri, but there’s no telling what that will look like.
Our show starts with a discussion of Ohio State’s bowl bid, the College Football Playoff, Florida State’s snub, and the other noteworthy games. We discuss where the other Big Ten teams ended up in terms of bowl season and how we think those matchups will go.
We then turned our attention to the transfer portal. The Buckeyes have had a dozen players declare for the portal so far. Most of them were unsurprising — players who had been backups, struggled with injuries, got passed on the depth chart by younger guys, or a combination of those things. However, there were a couple of big surprises, especially starting quarterback Kyle McCord.
We dive into McCord’s decision and how it may (or may not) work out for him, and discuss the other prominent quarterbacks who entered the portal. The other key name was Julian Fleming, and we touch on what he may be thinking in terms of improving his draft stock.
We also discussed Miyan Williams’ decision to enter the NFL Draft. Chop has struggled with injuries, but could be an intriguing player on Sundays if he can stay healthy. But is it better for him to get drafted or find a good situation as an undrafted free agent?
Finally, we are happy to talk about Tommy Eichenberg accepting his invitation to the Senior Bowl. These all-star games are a great way for players to make connections and show scouts how they stack up against other great players. It is also fun to have a rooting interest in the game, so we’re glad Tommy made the decision to accept his invitation.
We’ll be here with you every week from now until the end of the 2023 Ohio State football season (and then monthly). We’d love to hear from you, so please reach out with your feedback and questions below in the comments section or send us an email.
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