Urban Meyer's replacement on FOX Noon Kickoff show, Bob Stoops, picks Ohio State to beat Minnesota
So who picked Ohio State to start the season 1-0?
Well, just about everyone on TV.
The Buckeyes' 2021 football season begins Thursday with a nationally televised game against Minnesota at 8 p.m. on FOX. In Minneapolis for the festivities is the Big Noon Kickoff crew featuring host Rob Stone, Heisman Trophy winners Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, Columbus' own Brady Quinn and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops.
A Youngstown native, Stoops replaces former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on the pregame show. Meyer left to become the coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He picked the Buck
The Buckeyes, ranked No.4 in the country in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, have a tough test against unranked Minnesota as they open the season on the road against the Big Ten West team.
But you wouldn't have known it by the picks.
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Who picked OSU football to beat Minnesota 2021 opener?
Matt Leinart: Ohio State
Reggie Bush: Ohio State
Brady Quinn: Ohio State
Bob Stoops: Ohio State
How did the other networks, like ESPN pick the Buckeyes?
Here's how some ESPN college football analysts picked Ohio State-Golden Gopher football game this past weekend:
Kirk Herbstreit: Ohio State
Desmond Howard: Ohio State
Lee Corso: Ohio State
Eddie George: Ohio State
Whos is announcing the Ohio State game for FOX?
Rise and fire everybody, because Gus Johnson is joined by Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft on the broadcast.
How to follow Ohio State vs Minnesota live
Columbus Dispatch reporters Bill Rabinowitz and Joey Kaufman, along with columnist Rob Oller are covering the game in Minneapolis. They will be contributing to the Dispatch's live Ohio State-Minnesota coverage blog.
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