COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football and basketball on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. In the latest edition, Kyle Lamb attempts to contextualize a tremendous day for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes basketball team grabbed a shocking road win against No. 3 Purdue on a day that followed two huge signings for football, Greg Schiano announcing he would stay at Ohio State another season and Urban Meyer getting a 2-year contract extension.
While Kyle recaps the Buckeyes’ comeback win against Purdue, a 64-63 victory where Ohio State trailed by 14 points midway through the second half, Ryan Donnelly analyzes the commitments of Nicholas Petit-Frere and Javontae Jean-Baptiste as well as the strategy for the 2019 recruiting class.
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Topics discussed on Inside the Shoe Thursday include:
- Ohio State’s 64-63 win over No. 3 Purdue on Wednesday night and how the victory illustrates why the Buckeyes should be considered a national championship contender.
- An unlikely boost from sophomore Andre Wesson and freshman Musa Jallow, who combined on 23 points and several clutch defensive plays in absence of senior guard Kam Williams, who remains on an indefinite suspension.
- The impact of signing No. 1-rated tackle Petit-Frere, whether he will be good enough to start as a freshman at Ohio State and if this is the most impressive recruit Meyer has landed with the Buckeyes.
- Jean-Baptiste’s role with the Buckeyes on defense.
- Schiano’s future with Ohio State now that he is sticking around for the 2018 season and whether it’s practical to think he could conceivably remain in the program beyond then.
- A look ahead to the 2019 recruiting efforts for the Buckeyes and how they will approach a number of prospects throughout the spring.
On the Friday edition, Kyle will talk more about the Buckeyes’ huge win at Purdue and preview the next game on Saturday against Iowa. It is the second-to-last home game of the season for Ohio State, and tickets still remain for the 6 p.m. ET tipoff.