Ohio State isn’t the most talented team in the nation.
In fact, you could make a case that the Buckeyes aren’t even in the top five when it comes to talent on paper, what with the departures of defensive linemen Johnathan Hankins and John Simon, outside linebacker Etienne Sabino, tight end Jake Stoneburner and fullback Zach Boren.
Why are the Buckeyes considered national title contenders?
No, not just because of dual-threat sensation Braxton Miller.
Because Urban Meyer is the head coach.
We all know what Meyer is capable of. He not only won two national championships with Florida, he also lifted Ohio State to a perfect 12-0 record in his first year as Buckeyes coach last season.
This year, the task will be even more difficult than last season. To be a true national contender, the Buckeyes will need some freshmen to step up.
Sure, these aren’t just any freshmen. Safety Vonn Bell was a 5-star recruit, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. Four-star recruits such as…
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