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One of Ohio States all-time best quarterbacks joined me on 1480 WHBC to talk OSU/Michigan, J.T. Barrett, Urban Meyer and more  -listen here-

Joe Germaine vs Michigan

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Ohio State went into East Lansing, Michigan on Saturday night and came away with a very impressive 49-37 win over Michigan State to reestablish itself as a legitimate playoff contender in college football. However, the Buckeyes don’t control their own destiny. They not only need to win out, including the Big 10 title Game, but they need a lot of help just to have a chance of getting into the first ever College Football Playoffs.

Ohio State Team Quick Cals

Here are the teams that are ahead of O.S.U. in the rankings or just behind them and what their remaining schedules look like. Urban Meyer and his Buckeyes will not only have to take care of business on the field, but they’ll be doing a lot of scoreboard watching in the coming weeks to see if they can get the help necessary that would make them one of the four choices by the College Football Playoff selection committee to play for a National Championship in the new four team playoff format.


Mississippi St. (9-0) – at Alabama, Vanderbilt, at Ole Miss – Potential SEC Title Game


Florida St. (9-0) – at Miami, Fla., Boston College, Florida – Potential ACC Title Game


Oregon (9-1) – Colorado, at Oregon St – Potential PAC 12 Title Game


Alabama (8-1) – Mississippi St., Western Carolina, Auburn – Potential SEC Title Game


TCU (8-1) – at Kansas, at Texas, Iowa St. – No Big 12 Title Game


Arizona St. (8-1) – at Oregon St., Washington St., at Arizona – Potential PAC 12 Title Game


Baylor (8-1) – Oklahoma St., Texas Tech, Kansas St. – No Big 12 Title Game


Ole Miss (8-2) – at Arkansas, Mississippi St. – Potential SEC Title Game


Auburn (7-2) – at Georgia, Samford, at Alabama – Potential SEC Title Game


Nebraska (8-1) – at Wisconsin, Minnesota, at Iowa – Potential Big 10 Title Game

JT Barrett Sideline OSU vs Maryland

OHIO ST. (8-1) – at Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan – Potential Big 10 Title Game


JT Barrett and O-Line vs Maryland

1) Protect The Pigskin – No Turnovers! OSU is not good enough where they can cough up the football and give the Spartans extra possessions or a short field. So “Protect The Pigskin”!

2) Unplug The Pressure Cooker – If the Buckeyes can score early, maintain the lead  into the second half to take the crowd out of it, then they’ll have a chance late to win a close game.

3) Avoid Burnt Toast – OSU’s secondary can’t give up the deep ball and get burnt deep by Tony Lippett for long touchdowns. Lippett averages 21 yards per catch and has 9 touchdowns. QB- Connor Cook will look for him early and often and will test a secondary that he torched last season in the Big Ten Championship game.

4) Protect and Create – Urban Meyer’s offensive line must play it’s best game keeping J.T. Barrett clean and healthy while creating holes for Ezekiel Elliott, Jalin Marshall, Dontre Wilson and Curtis Samuel to run through.

5) Release and Create – When Tom Herman calls pass plays, OSU’s wide receivers must avoid getting jammed at the line of scrimmage, run precise routes and then create yards after the catch. It’s time for Michael Thomas, Dontre Wilson, Evan Spencer, Devin Smith and Jeff heuerman to make some big plays in the passing game against a quality opponent.

Urban Meyer In Game vs Navy

6) Watch For the Fake – Mark Dantonio likes to gamble on special teams, so Ohio State’s special teams coach, Urban Meyer must be ready anywhere on the field for Sparty reaching into their bag of tricks on punts, field goals or extra points.



During Tuesday’s Big Ten conference call with Urban Meyer I had a chance to ask the Ohio State head coach a few questions about Saturday’s “Big Time” – “Prime Time” match up with the Spartans. Listen here –

Urban Meyer Big Ten Media Day 2014 - 2


#20/18 OHIO STATE at MARYLAND  –  Big Ten East Division

Saturday, Oct. 4 • 12p ET • College Park, Md. • Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium (51,802)

ABC • Announcers: Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay


OHIO STATE (3-1 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) 

Head Coach: Urban Meyer  –  3rd Year (27-3)

Offensive Leaders:

Rush  –     Ezekiel Elliott (55-323 yards, 3 TDs) and

J.T. Barrett (55-205 yards, 1 TD)

Pass  –      J.T. Barrett (70-110, 1,087 yards, 13 TDs)

Rec.  –      Michael Thomas (13-247 yards, 4 TDs) and

Devin Smith (9-278 yards, 4 TDs)


Defensive Leaders:

Tackles  –   Joshua Perry (32 tackles)

Sacks  –      Joey Bosa (2.5-26 yards)


MARYLAND (4-1 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) 

Head Coach: Randy Edsall – 4th year (17-25)

Offensive Leaders:

Rush  –     C.J. Brown (56-266 yards, 5 TDs)

Pass  –      C.J. Brown (73-128, 996 yards, 7 TDs)

Rec.  –      Stefon Diggs (29-398 yards, 2 TDs)    (KO Returns  –  29.4 avg – 11th Country)


Defensive Leaders:

Tackles  –   Sean Davis (42 tackles)

Sacks  –      Andre Monroe (3.0-20 yards)

INT’s  –       6 as a team (19th in the Country)



Urban Meyer Big Ten Media Day 2014 - 2

Every Tuesday, I get a chance, along with other media members to talk to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer as part of a Big Ten Conference call. I led today’s conference call off asking about how many starting spots are still up for grabs on the 2014 Buckeyes?


My very candid thoughts on Ohio State’s third loss in their last four games dating back to last year, a 35-21 defeat at home against an unranked Virginia Tech team.

Ohio State Logo


Ohio State and Notre Dame set two-game series

Traditional college football powers will meet in 2022 and 2023

Ohio Stadium - Wide Shot

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University and the University of Notre Dame, two of the most tradition-rich and winningest programs in all of college football, have agreed to a home-and-home series on the gridiron for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

The Buckeyes, with seven national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners, 850 victories and in its 125th season of football, and the Fighting Irish, owner of 11 national championships, seven Heisman Trophy winners and 875 victories, will kick off the 2022 season in Columbus on Sept 3. The return game in South Bend will take place Sept. 23, 2023.

“We are extremely pleased to have this series with Notre Dame scheduled,” Martin Jarmond, executive associate athletic director, said. “Notre Dame adds to the prestigious series of non-conference games we have been seeking to schedule that are competitive, attractive for our fans and exciting for our student-athletes to be a part.”

Ohio State’s impressive slate of future non-conference home-and-home series now features games with:

  •   Virginia Tech: Saturday in Columbus, and next year on Labor Day (Sept. 7) in Blacksburg, Va.;
  •   Oklahoma: Sept. 17, 2016 in Norman, Okla., and Sept. 16, 2017 in Columbus;
  •   TCU: Sept. 15, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas, and Sept 21, 2019 in Columbus;
  •   Oregon: Sept. 12, 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and Sept. 11, 2021 in Columbus;
  •   Notre Dame: Sept. 3, 2022 in Columbus, and Sept. 23, 2023 in South Bend;
  •   Texas: Sept 17, 2022 in Austin, Texas, and Sept. 16, 2023 in Columbus; and
  •   Boston College: Sept. 9, 2023 in Columbus, and Sept. 2, 2024 (Labor Day) in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Ohio State and Notre Dame have met just five times previously in football with Notre Dame winning the first two meetings way back in the 1930s: 18-13 at Ohio Stadium in 1935 and 7-2 at Notre Dame Stadium in 1936.

A two-game series took place in 1995 and 1996 with the Buckeyes winning both: 45-26 in 1995 behind Eddie George’s 207-yards rushing and 272-yards passing and four touchdowns from Bobby Hoying; and 29-16 the following year in South Bend as Pepe Pearson rushed for 173 yards and Greg Bellisari (14 tackles) led a standout defensive effort that limited the Irish to 280 total yards.

Ohio State and Notre Dame were also matched in the 2006 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, a 34-20 Ohio State win that gave Ohio State a 3-2 all-time edge in the series. Quarterback Troy Smith threw for 342 yards, Ted Ginn had eight receptions for 167 yards, Antonio Pittman rushed for 136 yards and A.J. Hawk led the defense with 12 tackles, including 3.5 TFLs.

Scholars program benefits Central Ohio students

Ohio State and Notre Dame share in a scholarship fund that benefits students from the state of Ohio who attend either institution. The Joyce Scholars program, funded by the Glenna R. Joyce Trust Fund, provides four-year full scholarships to outstanding students from 115 central Ohio high schools (within seven counties) who attend either Notre Dame or Ohio State. The Joyce Scholar program began in 1961.


Future Ohio State Football Schedules…

2015 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 7 – at Virginia Tech

Sept. 12 – Hawaii

Sept. 19 – Northern Illinois

Sept. 26 – Western Michigan

Oct. 3 – at Indiana

Oct. 10 – Maryland

Oct. 17 – Penn State

Oct. 24 – at Rutgers

Oct. 31 – Off

Nov. 7 – Minnesota

Nov. 14 – at Illinois

Nov. 21 – Michigan State

Nov. 28 – at Michigan

Dec. 5 – Big Ten Championship Game


2016 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 3 – Bowling Green

Sept. 10 – Tulsa

Sept. 17 – at Oklahoma

Sept. 24 – Off

Oct. 1 – Rutgers

Oct. 8 – Indiana

Oct. 15 – at Wisconsin

Oct. 22 – at Penn State

Oct. 29 – Northwestern

Nov. 5 – Nebraska

Nov. 12 – at Maryland

Nov. 19 – at Michigan State

Nov. 26 – Michigan

Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game


2017 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 2 – at Indiana

Sept. 9 – TBA

Sept. 16 – Oklahoma

Sept. 23 – UNLV

Sept. 30 – at Rutgers

Oct. 7 – Maryland

Oct. 14 – at Nebraska

Oct. 21 – Off

Oct. 28 – Penn State

Nov. 4 – at Iowa

Nov. 11 – Michigan State

Nov. 18 – Illinois

Nov. 25 – at Michigan

Dec. 2 – Big Ten Championship Game


2018 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 1 – Oregon State

Sept. 8 – Rutgers

Sept. 15 – at TCU

Sept. 22 – TBA

Sept. 29 – at Penn State

Oct. 6 – Indiana

Oct. 13 – Minnesota

Oct. 20 – at Purdue

Oct. 27 – Off

Nov. 3 – Nebraska

Nov. 10 – at Michigan State

Nov. 17 – at Maryland

Nov. 24 – Michigan


2019 Ohio State Schedule

Aug. 31 – TBA

Sept. 7 – Cincinnati

Sept. 14 – at Indiana

Sept. 21 – TCU

Sept. 28 – at Nebraska

Oct. 5 – Michigan State

Oct. 12 – Off

Oct. 19 – at Northwestern

Oct. 26 – Wisconsin

Nov. 2 – Off

Nov. 9 – Maryland

Nov. 16 – at Rutgers

Nov. 23 – Penn State

Nov. 30 – at Michigan


2020 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 12 – at Oregon


2021 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 11 – Oregon


2022 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 3 – Notre Dame

Sept. 17 – at Texas


2023 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 9 – Boston College

Sept. 16 – Texas

Sept. 23 – at Notre Dame


2024 Ohio State Schedule

Sept. 2 – at Boston College


Click on the link below to take a look at the first Ohio State depth chart put out by Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer for the 2014 season.

Urban Meyer

Depth Chart – 

Ohio State kicks off it’s season with J.T. Barrett filling in for injured quarterback Braxton Miller this Saturday, August 30th at 12pm against Navy at M & T Bank stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.


Urban Meyer

Kick off for Ohio State’s 2014 season opener is set for 12:00pm on Saturday, August 30th at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore Maryland versus Navy.

The Midshipmen average 325.4 yards rushing per game last season, which ranked second among FBS schools. They are led by quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who rushed for 1,346 yards and 31 TDs last year.

Braxton Miller will have shoulder surgery tomorrow and it will be performed by Dr. Andrews.

Despite the injury and being lost for the season,Miller was named as one of five captains for the 2014 season. Joining Miller is DL- Michael Bennett, LB- Curtis Grant, CB- Doran Grant and TE- Jeff Heuerman.

J.T. Barrett is the starting quarterback but, it’s not a big separation between he and Cardale Jones according to Meyer and the Ohio State head coach said he would not hesitate to put Jones into the game.

However during his press conference on Monday, Meyer did refer to J.T. Barrett again as “Guitonish” and “Business Like” in his approach and style of play.

Joel Hale, Billy Price and Antonio underwood are still battling for the starting LG spot, while Jacoby Boren and Chad Lindsey continue to fight for the starting spot at center.

Urban Meyer also said that he hasn’t picked his starting wide receivers yet either, but not because they aren’t worthy of starting, but because the battles are so close. So anyone of these guys could start at wide out on Saturday versus Navy – Dontre Wilson, Evan Spencer, Devin Smith, Jalin Marshall, Mike Thomas  and Corey Smith.

Gaeron Conley and Eli Apple are battling for the other starting cornerback spot.

Curtis Grant is your starting linebacker, but expect freshman Raekwon McMillian to play.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott coming off hand surgery, is 100% full go and is battling Rod Smith, Curtis Samuel and Bri’onte Dunn for playing time.

Urban Meyer said they will probably release they’re official depth chart some time tomorrow.