Chris Spielman shares insight, diving into CFP format

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COLUMBUS — One of the great Ohio State legends is a guest on the Tim May Podcast this week.

Tim welcomes Chris Spielman, who played for the Buckeyes from 1985 to 1987, on the podcast to talk about his current job with the Detroit Lions and more. Spielman was a two-time All-American linebacker during his time in Columbus, intercepting 11 career passes and winning the Lombardi Award as a senior in 1987.

He is Ohio State’s all-time leader in solo tackles (283) and third in total tackles (546). His 14 solo tackles against Michigan in 1987 is tied for third all-time, too. Spielman was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 29th overall pick in the 1988 NFL Draft. Detroit’s all-time leader in career tackles with 1,020, he spent eight seasons with the Lions and was a four-time Pro Bowler. He helped Detroit make four playoff appearances, including a trip to the 1991 NFC Championship Game. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, he now works for the Lions as a special assistant to chairman and president, Rod Wood.

Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Wards hops on to chat with Tim about last week’s College Football Playoff news. A new, 12-team model that includes on-campus games has been recommended by the playoff’s working group. Tim and Austin talk about what the change would mean for Ohio State and the college football landscape. How does that impact Ohio State and the rest of the Big Ten? And will in bring parity to the sport or continue to cause a separation of powers from the elite and the rest of the sport? The Lettermen Row guys dive in and try to answer those questions.

The conversation makes this episode of the Tim May Podcast a must-listen for any Ohio State or college football fan.

It’s all in the latest Tim May Podcast.

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