COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. On the latest edition, Austin Ward joins Kyle Lamb to preview Friday night’s Cotton Bowl showdown in Arlington, Texas, between No. 5 Ohio State and No. 8 USC.
Kyle and Austin analyze the big-play ability of Ohio State’s offense, the huge chunks of yards surrendered by USC, the Buckeyes’ pass rush and the recent stability of their linebackers corps. Kyle and Austin also read into Tate Martell getting reps with the first-team offense in practice this week and discuss comparisons made to the job done at Purdue by first-year coach Jeff Brohm relative to when Urban Meyer took over the Buckeyes in 2012.
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Topics discussed on Inside the Shoe on Friday include:
- USC’s lackluster defense and propensity of giving up big plays vs. Ohio State’s explosive offense, which has 81 plays this season of 20 yards or more.
- The Buckeyes’ pass rush and the recent move away from blitzing on early downs, run downs and even longer yardage situation, as well as how it might help Ohio State against USC.
- Tate Martell’s first-team reps with the Ohio State offense and whether the Buckeyes’ coaching staff might be sending a message to Martell that he could be involved in the offense next season.
- Quality early returns for the Big Ten, which is now 3-0 in bowl games.
- Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm, who’s being praised for his 7-6 first season with the Boilermakers after a 3-9 campaign last year. Is this performance more impressive than Urban Meyer going 12-0 in his first season with Ohio State after the Buckeyes finished 6-7 in 2011?
Join us on the next episode of the Inside the Shoe podcast on Monday as we recap the Cotton Bowl and a big weekend of college football.
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