The past few weeks have been, to put it mildly, very strange at The Ohio State University. In the last week of July it was not beyond the realm of possibility that Urban Meyer–one of only four active coaches who have won a national championship (and he’s won three)–was going to lose his job.

Rather than rehash the whole, sordid cast, let’s just say that  Meyer had an assistant coach–Zach Smith–who was involved in accusations of domestic violence plus other less-than-appropriate behaviors. An Ohio State investigation ultimately determined that Urban Meyer did not do his job. (And that’s being kind) and suspended him for the first three games.

Frankly, it doesn’t matter who is coaching the team for its first three games with Oregon State, Rutgers and TCU. (Actually, TCU, could be a tough out). The key was whether or not Meyer would be back on the field for a Sept. 29 trip to Penn State. Barring any other “issues” he will be.

But here is the deal: Ohio State has all of the weapons to go 13-0 and earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. And you know what? The Buckeyes probably will.

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