Morning Scoop: Daily Buckeye Show

Morning Scoop: Daily Buckeye Show

The Morning Scoop is your daily Buckeye fix. Host Tom Orr and guests from The Buckeye Scoop staff share the latest news about Ohio State football, basketball, recruiting, and more.

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September 24, 2021 14 min
The Ohio State defense took a step forward against Tulsa, with new play-caller Matt Barnes seemingly making it less predictable and perhaps fixing some of the more glaring issues.

But how much more work needs to be done, and is there enough time to fix the biggest remaining problems this season?

Buckeye Scoop's Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to dissect the Ohio State defense, and figure out what's working and ...
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This is an episode of the Big Me Kickoff podcast with Kevin Noon that we're also sharing as a special bonus episode for Morning Scoop subscribers.

Kevin is joined by Tom Orr, the host of The Morning Scoop, to discuss some major news that broke Thursday afternoon.

CJ Stroud has not practiced this week, and will only be used in an emergency this weekend against Akron. That means the Buckeyes will have a first-time starter at quar...
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One week after the Ohio State football team threw for nearly 500 yards, but struggled to run it against Oregon, the Buckeyes completely turned things around and put together a dominating ground attack against Tulsa.

So what did the Buckeyes do to get the rushing game going again? Buckeye Scoop's Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to answer that question and more.

- How a downhill rushing attack changed their attack
- ...
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You probably have a decent sense for what Ohio State fans think of this year's Buckeye team, both for better and worse. And we get a chance to talk to Ryan Day and his assistants to get some feel for how they view their program.

But it's rare to get an unvarnished view of the program from someone who really knows what they're talking about from outside of OSU. However, Buckeye Scoop's Alex Gleitman just did that. He...
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Ohio State has been inconsistent at times on both sides of the ball in the first quarter of the 2021 regular season. Those struggles may have opened up opportunities for some of the team's young stars-in-the-making to earn bigger roles on the team.

Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to discuss five young Buckeyes who could be on the verge of breaking out this fall.

- TreVeyon Henderson just set an OSU ...
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The Ohio State Buckeyes made some big changes before the Tulsa game in an effort to fix their struggling defense.

Kerry Coombs was replaced by Matt Barnes as the primary playcaller, and Coombs got moved upstairs to the press box.

Some new players got an extended run, including promising young standouts like Cameron Martinez, Tyleik Williams, JT Tuimoloau, and Jack Sawyer.

And while the run defense was light years better, there were...
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Ohio State's 41-20 win over Tulsa on Saturday inside Ohio Stadium was... unusual. Yes, the Buckeyes beat the Golden Hurricane by three touchdowns, but the game was very close into the fourth quarter. And a lot of the things the Buckeyes did well a week ago against Oregon seemingly fell apart on Saturday, while places they struggled against the Ducks were suddenly far better.

What can you take away from the game? Buckeye Scoop&#...
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The Buckeyes' 35-28 loss to Oregon left Ohio State players, coaches, and fans with a lot of big questions, especially about the team's defense.

Saturday in Columbus, those questions will finally start getting answered when OSU returns to Ohio Stadium to face Tulsa. So what can you expect from the Buckeyes on Saturday?

Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to try to answer six burning questions about th...
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For the first time since 2017, the Ohio State Buckeyes have to play a game one week after losing.

The 35-28 defeat against Oregon left OSU with a lot of unresolved questions, especially on defense. So what have the Buckeyes decided on, and what do they still need to figure out?

You'll hear right from Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, offensive standouts Garrett Wilson and Nick Petit-Frere, and punter Jesse Mirco on subjects includi...
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Most of the talk around Columbus this week has centered around the issues on Ohio State's defense, but the offense struggled to run the ball consistently against Oregon as well.

Is there cause for concern about the Buckeye offense?

BuckeyeScoop.com's Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to discuss that and much more.

- What did Oregon do to create mismatches for the Ohio State offensive line?
- Were those issue fixab...
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are in a position they're not used to, trying to bounce back after a loss.

After a demoralizing 35-28 defeat against Oregon, the defensive and particularly defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, have come under fire. But what are they doing wrong, and can those issues get fixed this week?

Buckeye Scoop's Xs and Os guru Ross Fulton joins host Tom Orr to answer those questions and much more.

- Why is Ohio S...
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In this special bonus episode of The Morning Scoop, we discuss what we learned during an unusual interview session with Ryan Day.

Tuesday was the first chance Day had to discuss the fallout from Saturday's loss to Oregon after watching the game film. He met with the media to talk about the issues with the Buckeyes' defense in that defeat, and what they're looking at doing to fix them.

Buckeye Scoop's Kevin Noon joins...
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For the first time in his head coaching career, Ryan Day has to come up with a response after a regular-season defeat.

The 35-28 loss to Oregon left the Buckeyes with some big questions about its defense, and what can be done to fix it in the middle of the season.

Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to try to figure out what Day is going to do about it. Will they just move defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs...
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When you haven't lost a regular-season game in close to three years, one bad weekend can lead to a lot of very big questions for a college football program like Ohio State's.

For the second straight week, the Buckeyes struggled to get off the field on defense against a big underdog, and Saturday, that ended with a 35-28 loss to Oregon. So where do Ryan Day, Kerry Coombs, and the rest of the Ohio State program go from here?

Yo...
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The Ohio State Buckeyes just suffered their first regular-season loss since 2018. So what went wrong against Oregon, and how can the Buckeyes get things back on track in time to make a run at the Big Ten Championship and possibly a berth in the College Football Playoff?

Buckeye Scoop's Kevin Noon joins host Tom Orr to answer those questions and more.

- What went wrong with the offensive line?
- Why can't the defensive line g...
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In this special bonus episode, Kevin Noon of BuckeyeScoop.com hosts the inaugural episode of his new show "Big Me Kickoff" with special guest James Crepea, the Ducks beat reporter for the Oregonian newspaper. If you like it, please subscribe to "Big Me Kickoff" on your podcast platform of choice.

Just how close did this Ohio State versus Oregon come to being canceled? We lost the 2020 edition due to COVID but accord...
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We've been telling you for several months now that the Big Ten is seriously looking at a massive addition to the conference, the USC Trojans. Now there are new indications that could be getting closer to happening.

Buckeye Scoop's ultimate insider, NevadaBuck joins host Tom Orr to discuss what he just learned about the potential financial impact of adding the Trojans to the Big Ten, and why it makes sense for both the schoo...
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Ohio State will kick off one of the biggest non-conference games in recent memory in less than two days. And there are still a lot of major questions out there about the health status of some key Ohio State starters.

Will safety Josh Proctor be able to play a week after suffering an injury against Minnesota? Will Harry Miller be back? Or will Luke Wypler make his second career start?

And if CJ Stroud goes down, who would be the next...
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Ohio State players met with the media Wednesday night to preview the Buckeyes' big showdown with Oregon.

Buckeye Scoop beat reporter Tony Gerdeman joins host Tom Orr to discuss the six most interesting things they learned while talking to the players.
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There is a lot to talk about this week in the leadup to Ohio State's top-10 showdown with Oregon in the Horseshoe.

In this special bonus episode of The Morning Scoop podcast, you'll hear directly from Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter about the challenges they'll face this weekend in Columbus.

- Will the Ducks try to take more shots down the field to test the Buckeyes' s...
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