Greg Schiano borrowed some things from his time at Ohio State

How do you feel about Greg Schiano’s time at Ohio State? #GoBucks

Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano has been around the block and then some with the game of football. From the rise of Rutgers as a top-ten type program his first time around in Piscataway, to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to Ohio State as an assistant, to back to Rutgers, he’s seen a lot and accomplished a ton.

But that doesn’t mean he’s not one to learn from his experiences and add to what he already knows about the game. In fact, according to Schiano, he seemed to cherish his time in Columbus under Urban Meyer and even had some on-the-job learning that he has taken with him.

While appearing in front of the local media this week, Schiano was quick to compliment the Ohio State program and discuss what he took from his time as an assistant there.

“Anytime you’re in a program that successful, there’s certain things you like,” Schiano told our friends at Rutgers Wire. “So there’s so much that goes into running a program everything from what you do on an itinerary to how you run a power play, and everything in between, right? “So there’s things that I learned – I think, you know, Urban’s a good friend. So we were always exchanging information on major issues.

“But I don’t think until you’re in a program living behind the curtain, do you see everything and so I got to see everything the way they did it. Some of the stuff we borrowed and some wasn’t for us. When you get to the point in your career where I am and you’ve done it for so long, you usually don’t go wholesale change on anything.

“What you do is you take your best from and you see how you can blend it into your program to make what you’re doing better. We made a few changes, just overall that I think the times have changed since the first time I was here. We didn’t really have social media and all that stuff back then.”

Schiano is a well-respected football guy (well, maybe besides the Tennessee faithful that missed the boat), and the folks at Ohio State still think fondly of him.

He and Ryan Day will be able to get acquainted once again when the Buckeyes host the Scarlet Knights at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Look hard enough, and you just might see a scarlet and gray hue to the Rutgers product on and off the field.

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Behind Enemy Lines: A discussion about Ohio State vs. Scarlet Knights with Rutgers Wire’s Kristian Dyer

See what Rutgers fans and media members think of Ohio State and the game this weekend in our Behind Enemy Lines Q&A with @KristianRDyer. #GoBucks

It’s always nice to get an account of the upcoming Ohio State game from those inside the OSU community. The analysis and content are great on the Buckeye beat and we do our best to be a part of that and keep up.

However, we love to get a take on the next week’s opponent from the other sideline when it makes sense. And yeah — in this case — it does, because it just so happens that we have a sister site, Rutgers Wire, that breaks down all things Scarlet Knights just like we try to do here at Buckeyes Wire.

So we took advantage and got Kristian Dyer from Rutgers Wire to spend a few moments of his time for a question-and-answer session on the upcoming matchup between the Buckeyes and Scarlet Knights.

Here are the questions we asked and how Dyer views things like what Rutgers thinks of Ohio State, how he sees the game unfolding, the state of things in Piscataway, and more. Bonus points too for adding a little humor and local knowledge into all the fun.

And while you are at it, if you know of someone that is a Rutgers fan, or you just want to see more content from Piscataway on coverage leading up to the game Saturday, head on over and check out our friends at Rutgers Wire.

Ohio State football prospects in latest Pro Football Network mock NFL draft

Ohio State football prospects in latest “Pro Football Network” mock NFL draft #GoBucks #NFL

Our friends at the Pro Football Network do a phenomenal job of providing us with the most up-to-date NFL mock drafts with an extremely knowledgeable explanation behind each pick. As these mock drafts get updated throughout the season, we here at Buckeyes Wire will keep a close eye on the movements of the eligible Ohio State prospects.

The Buckeyes funnel a ton of talent into the NFL and the 2023 NFL Draft maybe even more loaded with Ohio State prospects than most due to the insane talent on the offensive side of the football. It’s time to dive into the latest two-round mock from James Fragoza and the Ohio State prospects he has being selected.

Ohio State football recruiting class of 2023 high school performance tracker

Ohio State football recruiting class of 2023 performance tracker #GoBucks

As we eagerly await the kickoff of the contest between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, we can pass the time by monitoring some of the top high school prospects that have committed to the Buckeyes in the class of 2023. As it stands, Ohio State currently has the fourth-ranked class in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but the hope is they will rise up these rankings.

This class appears to be offense-heavy with a few stud receivers and some intriguing offensive linemen, but the Buckeyes need to add some more defensive help. I wanted to provide a brief recap of some of the top recruits in the Ohio State class and how they have performed so far during their high school season.

Where is Ohio State in ESPN’s Power Rankings after Week 4

Did Ohio State move up at all after it dismantled Wisconsin last week?

As Ohio State continues its journey along its 2022 season, we like to check in with some of the national media to see what the perception of what’s going on in Columbus looks like. One of those places we check every week is ESPN and its weekly power rankings of all the teams in the FBS.

The Buckeyes have solidly been in the top two or three teams all year so far in 2022, but each week adds new observations and narratives, sometimes somewhat of a knee-jerky type thing, so we like to see where things stand.

Ohio State started the season No. 2 on ESPN’s power rankings but quickly dropped once everyone saw Georgia play one game. Since then, the Buckeyes have been kind of treading water in the same spot in the rankings despite showing improvement over the last three weeks.

So, where is OSU after the super wedgie it gave to Wisconsin over the last weekend? Did the Buckeyes move up? Here are the latest ESPN power rankings of the top 25 teams as those in Bristol see it.

ESPN updates Ohio State, other contenders chances of making CFP after Week 4. Things are looking up.

Where do Ohio State and other contenders stand with their chances of making the College Football Playoff after Week 4? Things got more optimistic for the Buckeyes after last week. #GoBucks

The Ohio State football team looks to be getting its act together after some first-game mild struggles against Notre Dame — at least offensively.

Since then, OSU is averaging just over 60 points and 613 yards of total offense. I read in a college football for dummies book that those numbers are pretty good. And while the defense has given up a few big plays, when the first unit is in there, there is noticeable improvement and ability, something Ohio State needs if it wants to make the College Football Playoff and have a shot at being the last team standing at the end.

Speaking of that, ESPN likes to keep track of FBS college football teams and their chances of making it into the CFP after every week of action is complete. Ohio State started out well over an 80% chance in the preseason, but dipped a bit after the game with Toledo for reasons we’ll never know. I mean, we love the ESPN Allstate Playoff Predictor, but who knows what kind of special ingredients go into its metrics and rating casserole that determine these sorts of things?

Regardless, though the Buckeyes’ chances of dropped to 67% according to the ESPN sorcery last week, they are back up after the public flogging administered to Wisconsin this past week, in combination with the results we saw with other teams across the country.

Here is where Ohio State and other playoff contenders stand with their chances of making the College Football Playoff after Week 4 according to the ESPN Playoff Predictor.

Note: ESPN only publishes chances for teams that have a greater than 2% chance of being a part of all the fun. Because of that, there are only 15 teams represented this week.

Big Ten football bowl projections from College Football News after Week 4

Big Ten football bowl projections from College Football News after Week 4 #B1G

Our friends over at College Football News have provided us with their updated bowl projections after the completion of Week 4 and it appears that the Ohio State Buckeyes’ position and standing have improved from last week, and that makes sense due to the impressive blowout win that Ohio State earned over the Wisconsin Badgers.

This past week was wild in the land of the Big Ten, in addition to the Buckeyes blowing out Wisconsin, the Michigan Wolverines came back to Earth a little against the Maryland Terrapins, and the Penn State Nittany Lions flexed their muscle against the Central Michigan Chippewas.

Let’s now dive into where each Big Ten team is slated according to Pete Fiutak of CFN.

Ohio State vs. Rutgers: Complete preview and prediction

Everything you need to know as Rutgers travels to Columbus to take on the Buckeyes. #GoBucks

Ohio State opened Big Ten play right where they left off against Toledo. Many thought Wisconsin would pose a bit more of a challenge, but the Buckeyes jumped out to a 28-0 lead before the Badgers could blink.

Time to move on to the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers. Former Ohio State defensive coordinator, Greg Schiano has Rutgers playing respectable football and could pose a challenge to some conference opponents if taken lightly.

However, a home game for the Buckeyes doesn’t bode well for Schiano’s club. The Scarlet Knights will have to throw everything they’ve got at the Bucks to keep this one close. But never underestimate an underdog who’s got nothing to lose.

Let’s check out the teams by the numbers.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Ohio State Buckeyes opening odds

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Ohio State Buckeyes @Tipico opening odds #GoBucks

On October 1, the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) will kick off their fifth game of the season against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes have dominated this series going in 8-0 against Rutgers straight-up and winning by an average of 42.5 points per game.

Our friends at Tipico, our official odds provider, currently have Ohio State listed as a mighty large 40.5-point favorite with the total points set at 60.5. This seems like a large spread, but as discussed above, Ohio State has dominated this series and in addition to being 8-0 straight up against the Scarlet Knights, the Buckeyes are 6-2 against the spread, and in each game, Ohio State has been favored by 21 or more points.

Last season the Buckeyes led 24-6 at the end of the first quarter, which turned into a 46-6 lead at halftime, a 52-6 lead heading into the third quarter, and ultimately a 52-13 blowout.

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Best photos of Ohio State’s win over Wisconsin

Ohio State more than took care of business against Wisconsin Saturday night. See some of the best photos of the blackout win.

Ohio State was awfully impressive against a Wisconsin team that was thought to have a pretty good defense. However, the Buckeyes’ weapons and varied attack were just too much for the Badgers to handle, and the result was a bushel of yards that resulted in a 52-point output and a big win to kick off the Big Ten portion of the schedule.

The scene on Saturday night was a great one too. The blackout crowd in combination with Ohio State donning its all-black uniforms made for some great, high-definition images that our photographers were able to capture.

We try to share those with you after every game, and this might be one of the best forms of eye candy as far as that goes you’ll see all season.

Here are some of the best photos from Ohio State’s impressive win over Wisconsin on Saturday night.