COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Finally, the focus turns to the field.
After several weeks of questions and controversy, the Ohio State Buckeyes open fall training camp on Sunday with concerns like every team, but also with strengths pointing to a run at a Big Ten title and maybe even a national championship.
”I’m going to focus on the positives, positives created by tremendous momentum from last year’s team, to an excellent recruiting class, positive spring practice, and one of the best academic performances in recent history at Ohio State,” coach Urban Meyer said. ”A good bunch of guys that are, for the majority, doing the right things, getting themselves ready for the ’13 season.”
Meyer’s Buckeyes debut a year ago resulted in a surprising 12-0 record that came to an abrupt end because of an NCAA bowl due to infractions committed under former coach Jim Tressel.
”We’re going to go into this season with more of a chip on our shoulder, just for the simple fact we couldn’t compete for what we wanted to compete for last year,” safety Christian Bryant said. ”We had something ripped away from us. We know what we want to do this year and we have the goals set out and we can actually achieve those goals this season.”
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