Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes. Football Premium Predictions make clients huge profits and will continue through the 2016-17 season.
The name Urban Meyer is on a lofty pedestal in the State of Ohio. When gridiron fans in the “BUCKEYE STATE” hear the name, they equate it with legends such as Woody Hayes, Paul Brown and the great Hall of Famer Jim Brown.
There is little doubt football is king in the state. We all witnessed how much Ohioans want to win.
If you watched the more than one million parade-goers after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship, you understand what I mean.
The Ohio State Buckeyes football program is as high profile as it gets in the landscape of NCAA Football.
The institute sent Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Taylor Decker, Derron Lee and Eli Apple to the NFL this season. All five were first rounders.
The 2016-17 Ohio State offense must replace Elliot and Decker, along with 2015 BCS quarterback Cardale Jones and fleet-footed wideout Michael Thomas.
Only three starters return on offense. The good news is J.T. Barrett brings experience at the quarterback position.
Joe Burrow is going to be a solid backup to Barrett but has little experience.
The wide receivers must step up to replace Braxton Miller, Jalin Marshall and Thomas.
The two projected starters are coming off of injuries, but there will be a few recruits in the mix at the position.
The coaching staff will have enough talent on the offensive line to open holes.
The nation will get a good look at what the Ohio State offense is going to have as they visit Oklahoma in the middle of September.
Can the talented recruiting classes hold up their end of the bargain.
The good new around Columbus, Ohio this coming football season is former Tampa Bay Buccaneer head coach Greg Schiano is the new defensive coordinator.
The bad news he will not have Bosa nor Adolphus Washington to rush the passer and stop the run on the defensive line.
Just like the offense, the Ohio State defense returns just three starters from a talented group. The Buckeyes will be solid at linebacker.
The secondary is going to be a concern. Cam Burrows takes over at safety, the former starter at cornerback will be the quarterback of the defense.
The Ohio State Buckeyes will still have a target on their backs and must play Penn State, Michigan State, and a Michigan program which is on the rise.
Meyer is still one of the best recruiters in College Football and will have some talented young players to compete for the Big Ten title.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are +700 to win the 2016-17 BCS title.
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