First Glance: Week Three Open Big Ten Play with New Look Buckeyes Coming to Memorial Stadium

First Glance: Week Three Open Big Ten Play with New Look Buckeyes Coming to Memorial Stadium

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Week Three Preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes have had some what of a rocky, but very intriguing off-season. There is a lot of turnover in Columbus as Urban Meyer “retired” after the Buckeyes Rose Bowl win over Washington and star quarterback Dwayne Haskins, along with eight other Buckeye draft picks, will be suiting up on NFL Sundays. The Buckeyes also lost two other scholarship quarterbacks to transfer. Seems like all of this noise and movement would cripple a program.

However, Ohio State is not just any program. The demise of Ohio State may be very over exaggerated and extremely premature. Yes, Urban Meyer is no longer on the side line and the defensive staff has been overhauled, but the Buckeyes elevated Ryan Day to head coach and hired Jeff Hafley and Greg Mattison to be co-defensive coordinators (DL coach Larry Johnson was the only defensive assistant Day retained) to revamp a unit that was plagued by big plays most of the year. Yes, Dwayne Haskins is no longer behind center, but in comes former five-star quarterback Justin Fields as an immediately eligible transfer from Georgia. Oh, and the Buckeye roster is still loaded with four and five-star talent. So this year’s Buckeye team, while they have more questions to answer about themselves as usual should still be in the conversation for a Big Ten title as well as a College Football Playoff berth.

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2017 At First Glance Week One: Ohio State Buckeyes

2017 At First Glance Week One: Ohio State Buckeyes

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

One hundred days, that is all that stands between Indiana Football and a showdown with a top-five Ohio State team to open the season. Every year we have put out an early preview out for each team to provide fans with a quick glimpse of what to expect, who is returning, who departed, and possibly a change in coaching staffs that game week. So, sit back and enjoy because 100 days will go by quickly. We start our Early Preview Series with Indiana’s first opponent, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

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