Everywhere Urban Meyer has gone as a head coach in his short career, he has always had a better second season as the coach. In his previous three stops—Bowling Green, Utah and Florida—Meyer’s second year has resulted in a combined seven more wins than in his first year at those schools.
That may be harder at Ohio State simply because you can’t really improve on an undefeated season.
The hope in his second season is that Ohio State can go undefeated once again—which will be very tough with road tests against Cal, Northwestern and Michigan—and win a Big Ten championship.
What plays in OSU’s favor is that in theory, last year’s team was the worst that Meyer will have at Ohio State if he can recruit the way he did at Florida. And yet, it still went 12-0.
OSU is coming off of bowl sanctions and should be one of the favorites to play for the national championship this January in Pasadena. Braxton Miller and an explosive offense is the main reason why.
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