COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State sports on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. On the latest edition, Ohio State owns an impressive 22-5 record, 13-1 in the Big Ten, a newly-minted No. 8 ranking and a 4-seed in the NCAA’s first bracket reveal this past Sunday. Still, is it possible the Buckeyes are actually underrated? Kyle Lamb explores and explains why perhaps Ohio State should be a little more heralded than they have been.
Also on the podcast, after a weekend of reports and speculation, it appears the Buckeyes are close to officially naming their next defensive backs coach, Taver Johnson, which we now know thanks to internet sleuths that uncovered his name in the university directory.
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Topics discussed on Inside the Shoe Tuesday include:
- A little reflection on Ohio State’s No. 8-ranking in the latest Associated Press poll released on Monday, which is the Buckeyes’ first appearance in the top 10 since the first week of January in 2014, after Ohio State began the season 15-0 before dropping two straight games.
- Why the Buckeyes might be underrated and underappreciated despite the recent accolades and why it’s not prudent to assume they’ll lose multiple games in the final four contests of the regular season. Ohio State has road games on Thursday and Sunday at Penn State and Michigan, followed by a home game against Rutgers on Feb. 20 and finishing the year at Indiana on Feb. 23.
- More on reports that Ohio State is ready to hire Taver Johnson to replace Kerry Coombs, the departed defensive backs coach. Johnson coached the same position at Ohio State from 2007 to 2012. He’s since coached at Arkansas, Purdue and most recently as the defensive coordinator at Temple last year.
On the show Wednesday, Austin Ward will join Kyle to discuss more about the hire of Johnson and other Buckeyes’ offseason news.
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