COLUMBUS, Ohio — Get insight and reaction to Ohio State football on the Inside the Shoe podcast, brought to you by Land of 10. In the latest edition, Ryan Ginn joins Kyle Lamb for a rap session about Ohio State’s newest defensive backs coach, Taver Johnson. They discuss how Johnson will recruit, whether there will be a seamless transition with the secondary this season and how, if any, his skill instruction will differ from the departed Kerry Coombs.
In addition to the hire of Johnson, the Wednesday edition goes into the importance of easing in Alex Grinch to a role with Greg Schiano sticking around another season, and wonder if Ohio State is making a strategic foray into pro-style quarterbacks. Ryan also goes all in on the Buckeyes’ basketball team for the rest of the season.
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Topics discussed on Inside the Shoe on Wednesday include:
- The rehire of Taver Johnson as defensive backs coach, and the impact he’ll have on the Buckeyes’ secondary for 2018. Johnson was on staff at Ohio State under Jim Tressel at the same position from 2007-2012. He has since coached at Arkansas, Purdue and, most recently, as a defensive coordinator for Temple.
- Greg Schiano’s return and the impact it might have on Alex Grinch, who can spend 2018 learning personnel and fitting into a system, and the speculation that he may take over if Schiano leaves in the future.
- Wondering if the trend of offering pro-style quarterbacks in the 2019 class is a sign of a preference for Urban Meyer going forward or just a small sample size.
- Predictions for a pair of games on Thursday and Sunday for the basketball team traveling to Penn State and Michigan respectively. The game in Ann Arbor has been announced as a sellout where Michigan will “Maize Out” Crisler Center.
On Thursday, Austin Ward will join Kyle for more offseason chatter while Ryan Donnelly will be on the Friday edition to discuss 2019 football recruiting.
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