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Nov 20, 2017

S3E29 - #BeatTTUN Part 1


How does one pronounce TTUN?

With The #B1G East settled, does THE Game lose a little something?

#OhioState wins 38-0…. Or something like that

Analyzing all of the #OhioState QBs

Tyquan Lewis, Billy Price, JTB, and the seniors get a sendoff

Which senior will #OhioState miss the most?

Mike Weber makes his case for #OhioState’s best RB

Urban provides insight on Campbell’s increased role

What #OhioState’s passing offense is now

Are Weber and JKD CFB’s best running back duo?

(ad break 26:06)

People rip Urban for putting JTB back in, but did you see PSU/NEB?

#TeamChaos takes an L this weekend… OKState doesn’t count

What’s your deal, Iowa?

UCLA and their underserved reverence.

We keep talking TTUN because we can’t help ourselves.

The most important game NOT on #OhioState’s schedule

Why Bama is still juggernaut, and that’s a good thing


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Defiance, Ohio

Song: Calling Old Friends


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes








Nov 16, 2017

S3E28 – I Like Turtles


Is the B1G the most turtle-centric conference?

Who will start, and get the most reps, at LB?

The seniors’ last game in #TheShoe

Will any redshirt JR’s walk as seniors on Sunday?

The Wolves go albino… what’s your alternate jersey?

Can Michigan score against Wisconsin?

Is Minnesota’s boat gaining momentum?

Is #OhioState looking ahead to TTUN… does it matter?

Should we be taking Illinois more seriously?

Can #OhioState’s RBs, alone, rush for over 225?

Who will #OhioState’s leading rusher be?

Grading the offensive, to this point

The improving Arnette and Sheffield

#OhioState looking for a shutout this weekend

We come up with tie breakers on the spot

Mildly interesting is what we aim for

Illinois and their standout defensive players

Why Vegas shouldn’t be seen as the “unbiased experts”

Is the Iowa loss unforgivable?

Favorite Ohio beers & brewers


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Parade Rainer

Song: Great Lakes Expectations


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes








Nov 13, 2017

S3E27 – Who is #OhioState?


Will the real #OhioState please stand up?

Give the damn ball to your running backs

#OhioState dusts off the old #FeedZeke blueprints

Has #OhioState, once again, learned their lesson too late?

Mike Weber responds after losing the starting role

Let’s not forget, Sparty isn’t actually that good

Baker & Booker miss game due to injury… right?

Should #OhioState consider keeping this LB grouping?

Rule #1, The Doctor lies

Making adjustments on tight-ends… a week too late

Could little Bosa be better than big Bosa?

So… this targeting rule…

What #OhioState can learn from PSU?

#TeamChaos is Juggernaut

How far will #OhioState climb in the CFBP poll?

Why Oklahoma could be Bama

Can #OhioState get into the playoff?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Abertooth Lincoln

Song: Columbine Lotion


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes








Nov 9, 2017

S3E26 – #FeedJKD


Is it too early to be down on Bill Davis?

Beware those who provide easy answers

Does Urban hint at increased load for JKD?

Door not yet closed on Emory Jones?

Kyle rips apart Auburn

Can Iowa repeat magic on the road?

Sparty and their new-found aerial attack

What lesson from Iowa can be applied to MSU?

The impressive, overachieving, 2017 Spartans

A punching man’s game

Is Michigan State a more talented Iowa?

Have we been underestimating MSU, who just beat PSU?

Can #OhioState’s OLine return to form against MSU run-D?

Give JK Dobbins the damn ball

More likely… #OhioState with 2 losses, or 4?



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Samfox

Song: Charmagne


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes








Nov 6, 2017



S3E25 – Not Over


We do our best to answer your questions

Tyquan & Price appear to be the only adults at #OhioState

The defense can’t function without the DLine being spectacular

Why are the LBs THIS bad… do we miss Luke Fickell?

The return of the save-us-JTB-offense

Why does #OhioState keep failing to feed JKD?

No playoffs, no way.  Let it go.

Enjoy the rest of the season, there’s so much to play for

Don’t apologize for, or bend, your expectations

JTB is still GOAT… enjoy him while you can

The season is not over, there are goals to achieve

Let down, sleepwalk & give up

Iowa is who Iowa has always been

Beat Michigan & win the B1G… that’s a good season

The B1G title is on the table, the season is not lost

If you’re gonna get embarrassed, Iowa is a good choice

Is the #B1G out of the playoff?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Kid Cudi

Song: Day ‘N’ Night


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes



Nov 2, 2017

S3E24 – Just #BeatIowa


Playoff ranking season! Do we care?

Is #OhioState for sure in, if they win out?

Recruiting Updates for Carmen, Cook & Jones

Will PSU takes their frustrations out on Sparty?

Can the WolfPack pull the upset vs Clemson?

Will The Sooners drop game #2? …#DontLoseTwice

Can LSU provide a quality test for Bama?

How likely is VaTech to make the playoffs?

Iowa will look great, even if they don’t play it

How concerning is the letdown factor?

Iowa is who Iowa always has been

When will the QB runs get dialed back?

Why is Urban so against touchbacks?

Game day recipes… that’s right, we got some

How does JTB go from goat to G.O.A.T. ?

Does Mike Hill see the field any time soon?

Should JK Dobbins be on the filed more?

#OhioState vs Iowa or #OhioState vs #OhioState?



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Walker OG

Song: Thinking


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes

Oct 30, 2017

It’s a celebration

Anticipation vs Reality

First off, give credit to Slobs up front

An open apology to JTB

The continually disappointing special teams

The “Save us JTB” offense is dead… or reborn?

JTB’s fumble and how it saved the game

By policy, we don’t complain about refereeing, but…

Denzel Ward flips the game… flips the season

Barkley is still amazing… #OhioState won the trenches

How this game is the Sugar Bowl vs ‘Bama

Hill, Dixon & Mack deliver on the big stage

#OhioState has the best front 7 in the country… don’t @ me

Penn State needs to modernize

Joe Thomas Barrett is Batman

Ryan Day has resurrected JTB

Can the kickoff be fixed this late in the season?

The reason why JKD went missing

Evaluating the passing defense

The benefits of adversity


-Outro Music-   

Artist: John Legend

Song: Green Light


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes

Oct 26, 2017

S3E22 – Unleash The Wolves


Updates from the Urban presser

We discuss the alternate #Buckeye kits

The predictable news cycle of alternate uniforms

Reevaluating OKST, ND, and OU

Sleepwalking in Clemson

…but can we do it against Penn State?

How many resources can #OhioState devote to Barkley?

Who’s PSU’s scariest weapon in the passing game?

Bigger key, #OhioState’s DLine or Linebackers?

50/50 balls and arm punts… advantage who?

Could the weather turn the outcome of this game?

Key differences between Oklahoma & PSU

Do you have faith in this offense?

Which single position group most controls #OhioState fate?

How good is Penn State’s passing D, really?

Jerome Baker’s day to shine

#SaveTheCrew is a movement


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Wolves At The Gate

Song: No Rival


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes







Oct 23, 2017




S3E21 – Noncompetitive


We review a lackluster weekend of football

Thought on the alternate #OhioState helmet

Recruiting updates; are things trending downward?

Is Emory-Jones-to-Bama a real concern?

What happened to the DE class of 2018?

Can Miami finish the reg. season undefeated?

What’s wrong with Oklahoma?

Can Oklahoma win out?

How does Tim Beck keep getting work?

Is the PAC12 eliminated from the playoff?

Is Michigan State actually bad?

Discussing Penn State’s demolition of Michigan

Purdue and the #B1G West are off the rails

Rutgers is Juggernaut?

Is Barkley the Heisman front runner?

Harbaugh honeymoon is over, reality setting in

Kyle is Juggernaut




-Outro Music-   

Artist: Heart Attack Man

Song: Taking Sides


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Oct 19, 2017

S3E20 – Don’t Lose Twice


Might #OhioState flip a top tier Tackle?

How bad would Week8 OSU beat Week2 OSU?

Does the bye week help or hurt #OhioState?

Michigan VS PSU… who will win, who to cheer for?

Will/Has Urban given control of the offense to Wilson?

Is it fair to assume Oregon will ever be “back”?

More likely to place a playoff team; Pac12 or Big12?

ACC Atlantic, the most fascinating division in CFB.

Is the SEC championship already set?

The B1G West is a disappointment, in general

Can Wisconsin cover a massive spread?

OK Tennessee, it’s just sad now

Can USC prove they belong by beating ND?

Will anyone score during PSU/UM?

Can Michigan shut down Barkley?

Playoff scenarios? Playoff scenarios.

How to NOT make the playoffs


-Outro Music-   

Artist: The National

Song: BloodBuzz Ohio


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes

Oct 15, 2017

S3E19 – Elite Efficiency


JTB, elite efficiency, you literally can’t ask for more


Getting a little better each week

KJ Hill steps up big

Injury updates for Holmes, JKD, Weber, Jones, Campbell

#OhioState has an intermediate passing game… look out

Anticipation, timing, ball placement & confidence

JTB & his Tim-Beck-scar-tissue

The QB run is no longer the crutch

Is the passing defense still a weakness?

#Nebraska knows a secret

Knox & the #Slobs keep stepping up

Is the lack of TFLs or sacks a concern?

Were the starters in too long?

The ACC & Pac12 in turmoil after #UpsetSaturday

Wait… is Notre Dame actually great?

Why a single loss is nothing… and everything


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Lincoln

Song: How I Survived Bobby Mackey’s Personal Hell


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Oct 12, 2017

S3E18 – Nebraska


Denzel Ward… clean

Is the RG battle really “wide open”?

Could #OhioState reshuffle the OLine?

Addressing rumors

Could #OhioState go all gray?

Overreaction; Michigan & Michigan State

Can Purdue upset Wisconsin?

With PSU looming, is Neb a trap game?

Which Neb position group will most challenge #OhioState

How big of a concern is #OhioState’s OLine?

Is it JK Dobbins’s turn?

How heavy does the road/night game favor Neb?

Can Neb’s WRs break out?

Who is the most irreplaceable #Buckeye?



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Settle Your Scores

Song: If Loose Lips Sinks Ships, Then You’re The Titanic


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Oct 9, 2017

S3E17 – Optimism



Bowen breaks his leg; long-term fallout?

New most concerning position group

Starting to feel optimistic about this offense

Maryland isn’t terrible

Is the #Rushmen package unlimited?

#OhioState smothers DJ Moore

We normally don’t complain about refs, but…

Meshes, curls, RPOs & Bubbles

New Look JTB

Who is the #1 WR on this team?

How to fix kickoff problems, immediately

PSU, Bama, Clemson… all bleed

Sparty YES!

Hey, is Sparty good?

Why The Oklahoma loss DOES help #OhioState



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Room & Board

Song: Distraction


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Oct 5, 2017

S3E16 – Shell Shocked


New outright starter for the defense

Will/When we see a two RB set?

Could Weber or Dobbins start almost anywhere?

A more pessimistic Urban Meyer

Make no mistake; this is a run-first team

Big play Buckeyes?

Let JTB, be, JTB

Why I’m not worried about “too many QBs”

Is TCU a playoff team?

FSU is bad… right?

Can Sparty trip up big brother?

O/U: #OhioState 175 rush yds

Will we learn more this week than the last 3?

Can #OhioState stop DJ Moore?

Can JTB win back his haters?



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Tom Petty

Song:  I Won’t Back Down


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Oct 2, 2017




S3E15 – Doink


(Sorry about microphone issues)

Weber’s injury was more severe than advertised

JTB has all the records

Has the passing game improved… enough?

Chemistry & Confidence… JTB & Zone6

Why this mean more than UNLV

Can Weber and JKD share the backfield?

Standout performances from the Defense

Did someone win a solo starting spot?

Keeping an eye fixed on PSU

Is Maryland better than expected?

Iowa and Minnesota fall

Hit the snooze button on the SEC


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Crooked Spines

Song: Someday


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Sep 28, 2017




S3E14 – Rutgers is Rutgers


BBall recruiting updates

Will Mike Weber get a heavy load vs Rutgers?

Will #OhioState suffer after DLine injury?

Continued concern about the defensive backs

Meyer name-checks some up&coming freshmen

Set the DVR for some #Pac12AfterDark

Big challenges for USC & Clemson

Don’t fret about #OhioState’s poll drop

Is Chris Ash making strides at #Rutgers?

Rutgers has a good defense… right?

Rutgers is what Rutgers is

Will JTB & WRs continue to build chemistry?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Nick Tolford & Company

Song: All Right!!!


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Sep 25, 2017




S3E13 – Grain of Salt


Did we actually learn anything?

Big plays from lesser known players

McCall and Burrows play …are they healthy

Is Haskins really QB2?

Haskins gets significant snaps… is human

Haskins: You got the evidence you need

What’s Mike Weber’s place in this offense?

Why so many penalties from the DBs?

Is JTB improving?

After UNLV, do we know who the redshirts are?

Has the ACC become a team conference?

Is TCU a force to watch?

Almost upset Saturday

Is Sparty BACK?

Just how good is Saquon Barkley?

#OhioState has never passed well


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Minigang

Song: Motherland


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Sep 21, 2017

S3E12 – Who We Playing?


BBall news, no wait, its good news!

Injury updates; Worley, Burrows, Wade & McCall

So, who is QB2?

Is Weber being “saved” for the lone run?

We do #SlooPicks… big upsets this weekend?

Purdue, or Purdon’t, against Michigan?

We find out how good PSU is this weekend?

Bulldogs and Bulldogs…. Tiger, Tiger, Tiger

The biggest upset… of all time

Are we under estimating UNLV?

Will #OhioState be pass happy vs UNLV?

Can #OhioState cover this massive spread?

We breakdown UNLV…  but not too much.

THE key to winning this game

Kyle Snyder wins the planet



-Outro Music-

Artist: Post Modern

Song: Speak Softly


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes

Sep 18, 2017

S3E11 – Enjoy This

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Haskins or Barrett... is not discussed

Did we earn anything about the offense?

Why so many bubbles? …RPO

Blasting the, “ya, against Army” crowd

Do we feel any better about the passing game?

Is Austin Mack stepping up?

When will we KNOW if things are fixed?

How good is Purdue, you guys?

Will Haskins see increased time?

Army owned TOP… that’s who they are

Is Texas the best 1-2 team?

Is Louisville still worthy on conversation?

Tennessee & LSU stay on brand

Why try to remember which ACC division sucks

Enjoy JTB for who he is, even if he’s flawed



-Outro Music-   

Artist: Southeast Engine

Song: Cold Front Blues







Sep 14, 2017

S3E10 - Moving Forward

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes



Moving forward, trying to anyway

JTB or not, our opinions don’t matter

Is it time to take Kevin Wilson off the leash?

Another big commitment from Blinn JuCo

Tennessee is Wal-Mart brand Texas

Can Texas or Louisville pull an upset?

Army strong… Army smash

Army passing: Weak on weak

#OhioState’s D vs Army, what can be learned?

How many possessions will #OhioState get?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Worship This!

Song: Jen, With 2 n’s

Sep 11, 2017

S3E9 – No More Excuses

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Jared says, “Burn it down”

The sun came up, the season’s not over

Why this is 2016 revisited, not 2014

More to blame, coach K.Wilson or Z.Smith?

What excuses do we have left for JTB?

Is it all JTB’s Fault?

Is it time for change at QB?

Are these the same question?

Is JTB limiting the playcalling options?

Don’t let your expectations slip

Is Urban willing to pull JTB?

Why the DLine isn’t blameless

Mayfield is a douche… is that so bad?

#OhioState’s offensive identity is indecision


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Cloud Kicker

Song: Dysphoria


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Sep 7, 2017

S3E8 – Oklahoma Preview

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #Buckeye


How many 3&Outs is too many 3&Outs?

Advantage/Disadvantage:  Strong Week 1 opponent

Big deal or no: Bob Stoops steps down

#OhioState is ranked #2. Is that appropriate?

Revenge game for the ACC?

Reminder: Don’t real life gamble… but…

Why this is THE game for the Rushmen

Can #Oklahoma establish a run game?

Can #OhioState contain the country’s best TE?

How #OhioState can take this game over

How many carries for Weber this weekend?

Was Indiana a valuable prep game for OU?

Strength V Strength… glorious trench play

Jared was a fan of Landers before he was cool


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Nine Inch Nails

Song: We’re In This Together


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Sep 4, 2017

S3E7 – Good News, Bad News

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes #Buckeye


How do YOU feel after the #IU game?

Why #OhioState was able to pull away late

Bigger concern; passing offense or defense?

Adjusting to loss in the secondary

Why DLine is SOOO much better this year

New wrinkles from Schiano

No more sugar coating the passing game

The 2nd half provided hope… is it false hope?

Offensive line grade?

What does JKD’s success mean for Weber?

The #B1G stands up!

Louisville down, or #BoilerUp?

Illinois wins a football game

Is there anything to be learned from UF vs Um?

Is Herman better than Beck is bad?

Does a challenge week1 help or hurt #OhioState?

Can #OhioState beat Bama?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: The Ohio Weather Band

Song:  Dirty Water


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState

Aug 31, 2017

S3E6 – National Preview

#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState #Buckeyes


Can Washington repeat as Pac12 Champs?

Is USC… actually… finally… back?

Can Rosen and UCLA finally live up to the hype?

Can Oklahoma contend nationally w/o Stoops?

Can Herman fix UT… how quickly?

Is Baylor fixable?

Bama is juggernaut

Who wins the SEC-East… does it even matter?

Bama V FSU… we overwhelmingly favor one

Is the ACC the nation’s best conference?

What is Clemson w/o Watson at QB?

Lots of Quarterback questions in the ACC

Which teams comes from nowhere this year?

Playoff predictions

Can Jared finally win the SlooPicks?


-Outro Music-   

Artist: Welshly Arms

Song: Legendary

Aug 28, 2017

S3E5 – Wilson Effect


Position Battle updates, position battle winners

Is Weber really 100%?

Can Dobbins really supplant Weber?

Has Austin Mack put it together?

Arnett is CB2. What does that mean for Sheffield?

What Burrow’s injury means for him, long term.

Can Sprinkle be the next big thing for #OhioState?

Who will start at Safety & WR-Z?

“Blue” chooses Scarlet & Gray

Know Your Enemy: Indiana Hoosiers

The Kevin Wilson Effect… Will #OhioState roll IU?

The two big “ifs” Indiana must face

Indiana… doesn’t suck

Is Ryan Day the future at #OhioState?

Kyle Snyder is GOAT among GOATs


-Outro Music-   

Artist: New Bomb Turks

Song: Born Toulouse-Lautrec


#BuckeyeNation #GoBucks #OhioState   

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