When Ohio State hired Urban Meyer to be the head football coach following the 2011 season, a big part of it had to be due to his success not only in the SEC but also his ability to recruit in that area of the country.
The major criticism levied at the Buckeyes program over the last five years is the way it has performed in big-game situations, particularly against those SEC teams.
Dating back to the 2007 BCS Championship Game, when Meyer was coaching at Florida against Ohio State, the Buckeyes have gone 1-2 against SEC teams in the BCS.
The lone win came in 2011 against Arkansas, in the controversial game where the Ohio State players who were suspended five games for receiving improper benefits, but the punishment didn’t start until next regular season.
In the two games the Buckeyes lost—to Florida in 2007 and LSU in 2008—they were blown out of the water. They were outscored 79-38 in those two games, although given the talent on the field, those…
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