In the wake of a tattoo scandal, NCAA sanctions, and its first losing season in over twenty years, Ohio State looks towards brighter days.
Despite the recent setbacks, energy runs high throughout Columbus, and all the excitement centers on one man.
Urban Meyer is home.
It’s a match made in heaven: Meyer and Ohio State. Fans believe Meyer can bring back the glory days,and he’s admitted the Ohio State job was the only one that could have lured him back to the sidelines.
A masterful motivator, Meyer brings a brand new spread offense to Columbus, where Braxton Miller should flourish. The old days of close-to-the sweater Tressel-ball are gone. This team can break the 30-point barrier against all but the best defenses, even as playmakers discover themselves.
In the meantime, the defense, especially the front four, possesses the potential to dominate. John Simon, Jonathon Hankin, Garrett Goebel, and Nathan Williams can match up with any offensive line in the country.
Most importantly, Meyer distinguishes himself as a winner, and that’s what matter to fans. He owns a 104-23 record and two national titles, and he’s coached a Heisman Trophy winner and #1 overall draft pick.
This season will end against Michigan on November 24th, due to Ohio State’s one-year postseason ban. While a Big Ten championship won’t be a possibility this year, Meyer isn’t letting up on the intensity. Seasons off don’t exist in college football, and the Buckeyes are anxious for kickoff.
This Saturday, the Shoe will roar once more as the Buckeyes open their 2012 campaign against the Miami(OH) Redhawks, with Meyer in front.
Urban Meyer is back, and so is Ohio State football.
Written by Andy Li/13