Ohio State Buckeyes’ Head Coach Urban Meyer Are Ready For Another National Championship
Perennial powerhouse Ohio State always seems to have the right men for the job each and every year. How do they do it? Is it due to stellar recruiting, the allure of a national championship, Head Coach Urban Meyer, the recent announcement to spend $42 million on stadium upgrades, or perhaps the high-profile exposure one gets when playing for the Buckeyes? Well, it seems to be all of them.
Not a season goes by where the Buckeyes don’t have outstanding talent 2-3 deep at all key positions. Last year, for example, the constant shuffling at the quarterback position between J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller surely kept opposing teams on their toes. All three quarterbacks would start outright on any other team in the country, but Ohio State had them all. With Jones and Miller leaving for this months upcoming NFL draft, Barrett will be their sole signal
caller for the 2016 season, perhaps finally returning a degree of normalcy to the rotation.
Ohio State Job Fair NFL Draft approaching in a few weeks, Ohio State saw a record 9 starters leave to pursue their dreams of making it to the NFL. Many of these starters are projected to be taken in the first couple of rounds and are arguably the top players in the draft at their position, like Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa.
As spring practice continues at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus, and the intra-squad game approaches on April 16 at Ohio Stadium, Urban Meyer is fine tuning what will be yet another team expected to make a championship run.
Players Lining Up To Play For Head Coach Urban Meyer
With yet another insane recruiting class assembled by Meyer and his staff this off-season, this fall will showcase some of the country’s newest and most coveted talent. Whether its red-shirts moving up the chain or newly acquired recruits getting tossed into the throes, bet your bottom dollar Head Coach Urban Meyer will have a force to be reckoned with.
Freshmen standout receiver Austin Mack, red-shirt freshmen and former four-star recruit running back Mike Weber, and freshmen offensive guard Michael Jordan are just some of the players who have caught the attention of Meyer and company. These players have also already joined the first team practice squads.
Austin Mack is the earliest freshmen in recent history to lose the “Black Stripe” on his practice helmet. This is the coaches way of acknowledging that a first-year player has shown he is ready to be a college football player and a full member of the roster. With names like Cris Carter, Joey Galloway, Santonio Holmes, and Ted Ginn Jr. all achieving this feat later than Mack as incoming freshmen at Ohio State, we must be in for quite a spectacle.
There is no question the Ohio State Buckeyes will have everything in order come September 2, when they open the season against Bowling Green. With a regular season record of 50-4 under Coach Meyer dating back to 2012, its fair to say he knows what he is doing. Some will say any coach can amass that kind of record given the talent they have, but that’s like saying anybody can be a five star chef if just given the ingredients.
As the Buckeyes quickly approach the culmination of Spring informalities in Columbus, it will soon be time for another championship run. They will be prepared and they will be ready, they always are. With new faces, new talent, and some familiar supporting cast, the Buckeyes are sure to be atop the rankings and in store for yet another impressive season.