It’s November 27, and Ohio State’s season is over. If you’re thinking that’s rare, it is. It’s only happened twice before in the last 40 years for the Buckeyes. And this time, it’s not because they caught six losses and found themselves out of bowl contention—it’s the NCAA sanctions that took away OSU’s postseason privileges.
So while the next six weeks or so will be dedicated to determining the true No. 1 team of the 2012 season, for Ohio State it’s already time to start looking ahead to next season. Fortunately, the 2013 outlook is bright.
Any discussion of what Ohio State brings back to the table for the 2013 season has to start with Braxton Miller. Miller was a Heisman contender halfway through the season and should even be improved next season as the OSU offense diversifies and he grows more accustomed to it.
Better yet, Miller returns most of the skill-position talent around him. Wideouts Corey Brown and Devin Smith are both back. Jake Stoneburner departs, but the tight…
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