A traditional Ohio State offense tends to be a bit bland, focusing more on power running and play action than read-options and vertical pass plays. This isn’t technically a bad thing, but with Urban Meyer now running the show, things on the offensive side of the ball have changed dramatically. In its initial installation, the spread attack was successful. The Buckeyes offense was much more effective in 2012, and that wasn’t even with Meyer’s own recruits.
Now with a full season of recruiting under his belt at OSU, Meyer has some new toys to play with. It was obvious that the Buckeyes’ coaching staff was focused on improving their speed and athleticism at skill positions like running back and wide receiver. Meyer’s spread attack requires skilled weapons and the more he has, the scarier it gets.
Ohio State’s current offense is all about getting their best players the ball in the best position to succeed. This is accomplished with various mismatches and…
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