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As our countdown to Week 1 turns to five days, we salute the five teams to have bounced back from a September loss to win the national championship. Spoiler alert: Urban Meyer has done it twice.
Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation
Defensive end Chester Graves is the top overall prospect in Kansas City, and the senior from Park Hill High School has moved to linebacker to help his team pursue a state title. He listed Ohio State as his leader recently but Missouri, Nebraska and others are also heavily involved.
QB J.T. Barrett and linebacker Raekwon McMillan are among the seven players appointed as captains by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.
College Football analyst Phil Steele joins The Really Big Show to give his season predictions for the Buckeyes including why he picked them to win the Big Ten.
Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett dishes on his approach to this season, last season's QB competition with Cardale Jones, Curtis Samuel's growth, Ezekiel Elliott's style of play and committing to the Buckeyes.
Tyquan Lewis and Gareon Conley flew under the radar for Ohio State last season, but they will help form the backbone of this year's team.
The Big Ten will have a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, three new head coaches, a slew of talented freshmen, and the same old favorite.
A man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star Beanie Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest.
Who does college football need more?
Notre Dame or Ohio State? It's nearly impossible to select one program over the other when rating all-time success and importance for the sport. Mark Schlabach does his best to differentiate the two. Tough calls in blue-blood rankings
It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.
What have we learned from two years of the College Football Playoff? More than anything, strength of schedule and conference titles matter. And you need a star QB -- well, unless you're Alabama.
The personnel losses would decimate other programs, but Urban Meyer has a veteran QB in J.T. Barrett and a deep well of young talent in the wings.
Without them, a sport just isn't the same. Why college football blue bloods like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and USC make the game what it is.
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, still close with Joey Bosa, said it's been tough on his friend not to be on the field with the Chargers. "I know he's heartbroken," Hubbard said. "He's a football player, and he wants to play football."
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
The current threat level for Ohio State as it begins to turn attention to the opener: Green, which means the Buckeyes need to be "game ready." Training camp is over.
Ohio State vs Bowling Green Falcons
Ohio Stadium - Sat 9/3