COLUMBUS, Ohio — Timing is everything, and Ohio State couldn’t have picked a worse moment to slip up publicly.
The spotlight was already going to be intense on the Buckeyes given their rock star coach, an undefeated record last season and the freedom from NCAA sanctions that locked them out of a bowl game in 2012.
But instead of talking about a potential run to a national title, Braxton Miller’s chances of winning a Heisman Trophy or Bradley Roby’s decision to return for another season with the program, the Buckeyes are likely going to be on the defensive when Big Ten Media Days kick off on Wednesday in Chicago.
Thanks to Roby’s own part in various brushes with the law over the last week, the redshirt junior won’t even be on hand. But given how closely those issues bump up to the annual preseason event for the league, the Buckeyes and Urban Meyer might now wind up facing more questions about off-the-field matters than actual football.
Meyer will be joined by Miller, senior offensive lineman Jack Mewhort and safety Christian Bryant over the next couple days. And before leaving for the Windy City, here’s a primer on the hot topics for each.
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