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The Buckeye Weekly Podcast

Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr discuss Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting, and share insights and analysis from inside the Buckeye beat.

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Recent Episodes of The Buckeye Weekly Podcast


Picking Three Players From The Jim Tressel Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

Picking Three Players From The Jim Tressel Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

Welcome to another episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast with Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr. In this episode, the hosts dive into the Jim Tressel era of Ohio State football to select standout players who could bolster the current Ohio State football team.

They discuss quarterbacks like Troy Smith, linebackers such as A.J. Hawk and James Laurinaitis, and other key players including Nick Mangold, Will Smith Sr., and Malcolm Jenkins. The conversation also touches on the value of special teams with mentions of Mike Nugent and potential secondary additions like Donte Whitner.

Tune in for...

Episode 11 July 2024 30m and 29s


Picking Three Buckeyes From The Cooper Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

Picking Three Buckeyes From The Cooper Era To Put On The 2024 Ohio State Football Team

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman venture through a hypothetical discussion on which three players from the John Cooper era could be added to the current Ohio State football team to make them championship favorites. (Note: Orlando Pace and Antoine Winfield have been removed from the draft board.)

The duo reminisces about various historical Buckeye stars, and debates over key player picks like Korey Stringer, Dan 'Big Daddy' Wilkinson, Joey Galloway, and many others. The conversation also dives into the strengths and gaps of the 2024 squad and how these additions might...

Episode 10 July 2024 30m and 53s


BREAKING: Top Texas Linebacker Riley Pettijohn Commits To Ohio State

BREAKING: Top Texas Linebacker Riley Pettijohn Commits To Ohio State

Join Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon in this edition of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast as they discuss the latest commitment to Ohio State — high four-star linebacker Riley Pettijohn from McKinney, Texas. They delve into his recruitment journey, official visits, and what his addition means for the Buckeyes' linebacker room.

The hosts also touch upon the impact of James Laurinaitis' recruiting prowess and speculate on the future of Ohio State's defensive lineup. Stay tuned for more insights and updates on Ohio State recruiting.

00:00 Introduction and Greetings
00:41 Breaking News: Riley Pettijohn Commits to Ohio State
01:16 Recruitment In...

Episode 6 July 2024 11m and 56s


Seven More Bold-Adjacent Predictions For The Buckeyes In 2024

Seven More Bold-Adjacent Predictions For The Buckeyes In 2024

Welcome to the Buckeye Weekly podcast with Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr. In this episode, Tony and Tom dive deep into bold predictions for the upcoming Ohio State football season.

Tony shares his '50 for 50' series predictions involving Caleb Downs, the Ohio State rushing attack, and a surprising prediction involving Buckeyes with 100-yard receiving games. They also discuss the likelihood of a true freshman quarterback throwing three touchdown passes and Emeka Egbuka achieving some rarefied air.

00:00 Introduction and Show Setup
00:30 Ohio State Football Predictions Overview
01:18 Caleb Downs' Interception Prediction
03:30 Ohio State's Rushing...

Episode 2 July 2024 31m and 59s


BREAKING: Defensive Tackle Trajen Odom Commits To Ohio State

BREAKING: Defensive Tackle Trajen Odom Commits To Ohio State

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon discuss Ohio State's latest commitment of Trajen Odom, a top defensive tackle from North Carolina. They break down his potential impact on the team, his recruitment process, and what it means for Ohio State's future.

They also delve into the state of Ohio State's recruiting class, potential new commitments, and the overall recruiting landscape for the Buckeyes. Viewer questions cover a range of topics including the potential flipping of recruits, the importance of specific recruitments, and the implications for Ohio State's football program moving forward...

Episode 28 June 2024 1h, 1m and 31s


BREAKING: Tight End Brody Lennon Commits To Ohio State

BREAKING: Tight End Brody Lennon Commits To Ohio State

In this breaking episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Kevin Noon discuss Ohio State's latest addition to their recruiting class, three-star tight end Brody Lennon from Gilmour Academy.

They delve into Lennon's potential contributions, the overall state of the Buckeyes' tight end room, and the recruiting efforts by tight ends coach Keenan Bailey. The discussion also covers the developmental paths of tight ends, Ohio State’s recruiting strategy moving forward, and the balance needed between pass-catching and run-blocking for tight ends in the Buckeyes' offense.

00:00 Introduction and Greetings
00:21 Ohio State's New Recruit: Br...

Episode 27 June 2024 14m and 48s


Which Ohio State Freshmen Will NOT Be Redshirting This Year?

Which Ohio State Freshmen Will NOT Be Redshirting This Year?

Join Tom Orr and Tony Gerdeman on the latest episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast! In today's episode -- which is powered by listener questions, the duo discusses the rapidly approaching college football season, including the EA college football video game and Big Ten media days. They dive deep into Chip Kelly's future—will he stay at Ohio State? Move to the NFL? Take up another head coaching role?

Listener questions also bring up potential head coaches from Ohio State's assistant ranks, the 2024 recruiting class's redshirt potentials, and the challenges in securing a 2026 quarterback recruit. 

00:00 Welcome to...

Episode 26 June 2024 41m and 9s


4-Star Edge Zion Grady Commits To Ohio State

4-Star Edge Zion Grady Commits To Ohio State

The Buckeyes have struck again in the state of Alabama with the commitment of Zion Grady. The 6-foot-4 defensive end recently took an official visit to Ohio State and must have liked what he saw as he followed it up in relatively short order with a commitment.

Grady is a consensus top-100 player and one of the best out of the state of Alabama. Make no mistake, this one is a big deal as both Alabama and Auburn both had offered Grady.

Ohio State beat out Auburn, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), and Tennessee, all schools that...

Episode 24 June 2024 54m and 35s


Ohio State Recruiting: Commitment Watch For A Huge Official Visit Weekend

Ohio State Recruiting: Commitment Watch For A Huge Official Visit Weekend

In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast, hosts Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr dive into an exciting range of topics around Ohio State athletics. They provide insights on a huge recruitment weekend for the Ohio State football program, highlighting key visitors like offensive tackle David Sanders and cornerbacks Dorian Brew and Na'eem Offord.

Discussions also cover the likelihood of these recruits joining the team and the impact of potential commitments. Tune in for an in-depth look at Ohio State's recruiting strategies and official visits this crucial weekend.

Note: This show was recorded prior to the...

Episode 21 June 2024 36m and 4s


Is It Conceivable That Michigan Will Be Barred From Postseason Play?

Is It Conceivable That Michigan Will Be Barred From Postseason Play?

Join Tony and Tom in this episode of the Buckeye Weekly Podcast as they dive into a lively discussion about the possible consequences facing Michigan amidst ongoing NCAA investigations and whether a postseason ban is conceivable.

They also cover recent historical precedents involving NCAA penalties and analyze the ongoing legal battle involving former Michigan linebacker’s coach Chris Partridge against the university. Is a postseason ban for Michigan possible?

00:00 Introduction and Weather Talk
01:10 Discussing Ohio State Camps
02:47 Artificial Turf vs. Natural Grass
03:27 Listener Question: Michigan's Postseason Ban?
05:47 Historical NCAA Penalties
09:17 Comparing Te...

Episode 19 June 2024 36m and 3s

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