COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Ohio State moved to 10-1 with its 52-51 overtime win over Maryland on Saturday.So in this postgame Buckeye Talk, Stephen Means and I took loads of questions from fans excited over the Buckeyes thrilling win.Not really.This is 45 minutes of pretty solid questions and complaints about Ohio State’s malfunctioning defense, with a couple moments spent on Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell and what’s ahead for the offense against Michigan.You saw the game. You know Ohio State won. But you saw the problems.So listen to what the Buckeyes could and should go before facing the Wolverines next week.Subscribe to Buckeye Talk at any of these places:* Buckeye Talk on iTunes* Buckeye Talk on Google Play* Buckeye Talk on Stitcher* Buckeye Talk on SpotifyThank as always to ShopOhioState.com and MinuteManTickets.comfor supporting Buckeye Talk. … [Read more...] about Ohio State-Maryland postgame, Buckeyes defense is indefensible: Buckeye Talk podcast
COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- Ohio State survived a trip to Maryland with a 52-51 overtime win, but many of the same defensive struggles still exist.After giving up 535 total yards — including a record-breaking day from freshman running back Anthony McFarland — Ohio State didn’t seem to build much momentum heading into its matchup with No. 4 Michigan on Saturday, November 24.The defense’s struggles made a big-time performance by the Buckeyes' offense more of a necessity than just a bonus. Every time Maryland scored, Ohio State answered with one of their own. But that won’t be a guarantee next week. Michigan is home to the best defense in the country and Ohio State won’t be able to put up 52 points and 688 total yards against them. If Ohio State plays like this next week, especially on defense, the Wolverines may accomplish something they haven’t done since 2000. Win a game in Ohio Stadium. What is your concern level for Ohio State heading into Michigan … [Read more...] about Can this Ohio State team beat Michigan?
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The slain wife of former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Lance Mason was a beloved school teacher at Woodbury Elementary School, friends and colleagues said Saturday after her death.Aisha Mason Fraser, 44, worked for Shaker Heights Schools for 16 years and was most recently a sixth-grade teacher at Woodbury. “She was a very sweet lady,” said Kelli Glass, a former babysitter for the Masons' two daughters ages 11 and 8. “She loved her job, she loved her kids. Her girls were her whole life.“They are the nicest kids you’d ever meet,” Glass added. “They are great kids. Adorable.”Shaker Heights police reported that Mason Fraser was fatally stabbed at her home Saturday morning by her estranged husband. Mason, 51, who is currently a member of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration, was arrested and taken to a hospital after he crashed into a police cruiser, sending an officer to the hospital, police … [Read more...] about Slain wife of disgraced former Cuyahoga County judge was beloved school teacher in Shaker Heights
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After allowing two back-breaking, length-of-the-field touchdown runs in the first six minutes Saturday, Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and defensive line coach Larry Johnson huddled on the sideline and pointed to what must have been a printout of the Buckeyes' defensive alignment.After Ohio State misfired on a third-down pass in the fourth quarter, offensive coordinator Ryan Day ripped off his headset and stormed around the sideline.After running back J.K. Dobbins fumbled near the goal line at the end of the first half, running backs coach Tony Alford kicked the air and walked the other way.And for much of the game, Urban Meyer was bent at the waist, hands on his knees. When Maryland successfully executed a fake punt in the middle of the fourth quarter, Meyer bent his knees so severely, his hair nearly brushed the turf.This was an Ohio State staff in despair Saturday.That’s because in the 11th game of the season, the week before Michigan, the … [Read more...] about How can Ohio State look this lost in a win this late in the season? Doug Lesmerises
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The season was at stake and Maryland had an open man in the end zone to end the Buckeyes' aspirations for a Big Ten title and potential playoff glory.But Tyrelle Pigrome, forced into action Saturday because of a season-ending injury to starting QB Kasim Hill, couldn’t put any touch on his 2-point conversion throw to freshman Jeshaun Jones and the ball sailed wide right of Jones' late dive.So the Buckeyes won, 52-51, in OT. Or escaped. Or survived after a day in which every fault the team has shown over the last six weeks was exposed once again by an opponent just trying to make a lower-level bowl. The Big Ten East remains in Ohio State’s grasp with one more victory over Michigan, although it would seem now that something far more impressive than an overtime squeaker (and then a Big Ten title victory over Northwestern) will be needed to impress the College Football Playoff voters.But the Wolverines (which beat these Terrapins 42-21 in October) … [Read more...] about Ohio State outlasts Maryland, 52-51, in OT thriller as Terrapins fail on game-winning 2-point conversion