Everybody knows the story: When Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor were forced out of town, Luke Fickell and Braxton Miller forced them into positions they weren’t quite ready for and the Buckeyes went 6-7.
Going into 2012 season, the good news for incoming head coach Urban Meyer were that the team was returning most of their starters from the previous season. The bad news were that those starters were the backbone to the seven-loss team in 2011.
Fast-forward a year and here are the Buckeyes celebrating a 12-0 season and likely top five ranking in the AP poll at the end of the season. But how did it happen?
I would be remiss if I didn’t give credit to the Buckeyes’ players, especially the seniors, for turning around their careers and putting Ohio State back on top of the Big Ten.
But the key to Ohio State’s turnaround was the man that came out of retirement just to lead the biggest program from his state back to national title contention. In doing so, Meyer showed how vital it is to…
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