When Urban Meyer became the head coach at Ohio State last year, he instantly inherited a quarterback that was a perfect fit for his spread offense.
From January to late August, Meyer and his coaching staff morphed a unit that ran whatever Jim Bollman called an offense into a squad capable of running his up-tempo spread. Through training, dieting and an extreme mental makeover, the team transformed into a completely different (and more athletic) version of itself.
As a result, the Ohio State Buckeyes scored an average of 37 points per game in 2012, 13 more than they averaged the year before. The Buckeyes also rushed for an average of 242 yards through 12 games this season, which ranked 10th in all of college football.
Despite all of that, the Buckeyes put together a perfect 12-0 season without one of the biggest pieces to Meyer’s puzzle.
If the Buckeyes want to kick their offense into another gear next year, they’ll need to find their own version of former Florida Gators playmaker Percy Harvin.
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