Last season was penciled in as a “transition” season at Ohio State.  Coach Urban Meyers’ Buckeyes were in a “retooling” mode as the new wave of talent that Meyer brought into Columbus got used to things. All the Buckeyes did was go 11-2, nearly win the Big Ten title, make it to the national semifinals, before national champion Clemson shut them down for the season in the Fiesta Bowl.

This was the year that Meyer had projected for Ohio State getting to the next level–championship–level. Lets see. Fifteen starters return, including  the last hurrah of QB J.T. Barrett who is 26-4 as a starter. Everywhere you look Ohio State has talent and depth. Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has a defense that can stop anyone the Buckeyes face. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.