Eleven Dubcast: Can Ohio State Get Motivated For The Rose Bowl, Or Will Missing The Playoffs Damp The Buckeyes’ Enthusiasm?
The loss to that northern team kept Ohio State out of the college football playoffs, as scheduled. Despite some Chaos Championship weekend, enough teams ahead of them have won to prevent the Buckeyes from having another chance against their deadly foes … unlike Alabama and Georgia, who will likely face each other again this month next for another 100% SEC national title match.
But there was a time, not so long ago, when the Rose Bowl – The grandfather of all – no one had the idea of a consolation prize, it was the whole enchilada. Will Ohio State rise for a non-playoff bowl game, or will the team’s draft-eligible stars retire or call out? Utah, which is only making its first Rose Bowl appearance, will almost certainly show up ready for a heist.
We’ll also discuss the nightmare come true of Johnny of Michigan and Cincinnati in the playoffs, as well as the big news of the week that Quinn Ewers took his talents to the transfer portal, and what that says about the state. general of college football in the era of the NIL and free will.
RUNNING OF THE SHOW
0:00 Baby pink bowl! The playoffs are doomed, it’s still the greatest single bowl game in history.
3:01 If the Rose Bowl is a consolation prize for a playoff program like Ohio State, how many draft-eligible Buckeyes will retire from the team’s final arc?
12:30 p.m. Ohio State is on the outside while Michigan and Cincinnati are in the playoffs … what the hell is this ??? Oh, and an Alabama / Georgia rematch for the natty seems inevitable… right?
28:59 Utah has no Rose Bowl history and has only faced the Buckeyes once in history. Let’s get to know the Utes!
32:43 Quinn Ewers walks into the transfer portal, which also seems to be pretty much inevitable right off the bat.
52:10 Ask us anything !! Is Ohio State a Soft Team? Where has the tenacity gone? Plus, we’re discussing the best pizza in Columbus!
64:53 Quick Cals: Buckeye Hoops Team Eliminate Duke # 1! And CJ Stroud is a Heisman finalist, which is cool and good.