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Podcast: Week 2 recap and previewing Ohio State @ Oklahoma with Allen Kenney and Chip Minnich

Week 2 was better than anticipated, and Week 3 should be loads of fun

There were many people lamenting the Week 2 schedule around college football, but there was nothing that would compare to the stellar Week 1 we were treated to. That said, the second week of the season gave us a good dose of action and crazy, proving once again the college football world is always ready to entertain on a whim. There were three takeaways I took from the weekend, which I touch on in the beginning of this episode before we officially turn the page over to Week 3, which is highlighted by Louisville-Florida State and Alabama-Ole Miss.

Our featured game, however, is the Oklahoma vs. Ohio State game. This is the game I have been most looking forward to over the summer and it is probably fair to say this game will have the biggest long-term playoff impact for the Big 12 and Big Ten this season. The Big 12 is walking on  very thin ice with Oklahoma already having lost and Oklahoma State and TCU taking a hit this past weekend. The Big Ten and Ohio state could take advantage of a big road win against a potential Big 12 champion, thus gaining a mighty edge in any playoff discussions down the line if Ohio State’s season plays out as I anticipate.

For this episode, I invited two guests to help preview the Oklahoma vs. Ohio State game for both sides. First up is Allen Kenney of Blatant Homerism to give his take on the Oklahoma Sooners through the first two weeks of the season, what to watch against Ohio State as well as some general Big 12 topics. Is Texas legit? Is the Big 12 going to expand? After speaking with Allen we shift our focus over to the Buckeyes with Chip Minnich from The Buckeye Battle Cry. We get Chip’s views on the start of the season for the Buckeyes and whether or not the lack of quality test so far is a concern on the road against the Sooners. We also touch on some Big Ten topics like whether it is time to believe in Michigan in 2016 and the importance of this weekend for the Big Ten with other key games like Nebraska vs. Oregon and Michigan State vs. Notre Dame (and Illinois vs. Western Michigan).

You can follow Allen Kenney on Twitter @BlatantHomerism and Chip Minnich at @ChipMinnich. Both Allen and Chip, like myself, are contributors to Athlon Sports.

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.