For Ohio State football, the days of unheralded success with Jim Tressel at the helm are long gone.
After six consecutive and eight out of nine seasons with double-digit wins, The Ohio State Buckeyes enter a new era—and a not very friendly one at that.
They begin anew under the leadership of Urban Meyer in 2012 following a one-year stint with Luke Fickell. Fickell remains on the staff as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.
Meyer, the two-time BCS championship game winner at Florida, arrives in town with the Big Ten powerhouse under a one-year bowl ban. Sanctions encumbering the program also include a loss of scholarships and three years of probation (via the WashingtonPost.com).
These penalties stem from players accepting improper benefits and old head coach Tressel failing to report them to the NCAA.
Most disturbing for Buckeye fans is that their beloved football program cannot challenge for a Big Ten title this year.
The pertinent question then remains: What…
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