Here is the power of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. The Buckeyes lose almost a dozen and a half starters, most of them headed for the NFL. They lose their No 2 all time rusher.  They play a non-conference schedule which includes a road game at  Oklahoma. They have six–repeat–six starters returning and people are talking about them as a Final Four team.

I’m not buying it. I think the Buckeyes will have a tough time winning the Big Ten East. I think they could lose, two or three. I think that talk of a Final Four is for only the biggest of dreamers.

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