Bobby Carpenter

Bobby Carpenter is the resident college football expert at OutKick. He played linebacker for the Ohio State Buckeyes and won a National Championship in 2002. He played in the NFL for Dallas, Miami, Detroit and New England. Carpenter is a radio host on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio, where he currently resides with his wife Cortney and their four children.

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Bobby Carpenter: A Sad Day In Cincinnati

“It was supposed to be ‘house money.’” “They are ahead of schedule.” “Wait until they get an offensive line and actually protect Burrow.” These are the statements that nearly every Bengals fan has used ever since their team’s magical playoff run began with a victory over the Raiders. The fanbase has oscillated between disappointment and More

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Super Bowl: Big Impact For The Big Ten

The most watched football game of the year will be played at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Calling the Super Bowl a global event isn’t hyperbole. Hundreds of millions of people in the country, and millions more around the world, will be watching.  Since college football is the main pipeline for the More

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Bobby Carpenter: Anarchy In Ann Arbor

For a Michigan fan, the past week must have seemed like bad dream. Fresh off their most successful season in 20 years, chaos was brewing for the Wolverines. First, the most dominant Wolverine defense in recent memory lost its architect. Defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald announced he was returning to the NFL after his first and only More

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Bobby Carpenter: No Way Out… The Jim Harbaugh Story

It’s been seven years since Jim Harbaugh left the San Francisco 49ers and returned to his alma mater, the University of Michigan, with the expectation that he would restore it to its former glory. After former head coach Lloyd Carr road off slowly into the sunset with his stars Mike Hart and Chad Henne in More

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Bobby Carpenter: Championship Sunday A Big Day for Buckeyes

The NFL has put together six remarkable playoff games, and it’s been quite a long time since there has been a run that impressive. Every single game has come down to the final possession, including two overtime contests.  The games have had it all: Elite quarterbacks… Huge second half comebacks… and massive defensive plays. And some More

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Bobby Carpenter: Big Ten Finally Has Some Big Ideas

It seems like it’s been over a decade since an idea this sound has emerged from the Big Ten Conference.  Eliminate divisions. And… Play eight conference games. While the SEC found a way to play through the 2020 COVID season, the Big Ten was paralyzed by fear. They delayed their season, while the ACC, SEC More

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Bobby Carpenter: The NFL And NCAA Both Have Overtime Issues

While baseball might be considered America’s pastime, football has been America’s present and future for the last 30 years or so. Ratings for the NFL were through the roof this season, grabbing 91 of the top 100 telecasts for 2021. The ratings for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs should be even better since More

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Bobby Carpenter: Jim Harbaugh — Should He Stay Or Should He Go Now?

The Michigan Wolverines just completed their most successful season in recent memory. Many students at the University of Michigan weren’t old enough to remember the last time the Wolverines were the champions of the west, some were in middle school the last time they beat Ohio State, and since its inception in 2014, the College More

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