The Buckeyes have looked vulnerable after a controversial year off the field.
We all know how bad the offseason was for Ohio State football, but how that drama would affect the Buckeyes on the field was one of September’s most interesting college football storylines. It has not been pretty. After Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor departed OSU amid a laundry list of NCAA violations, new coach Luke Fickell was left with a depleted roster and no answer at quarterback.
This isn't the first time college football has gone through major changes.
This article on college football realignment originally appeared in our 1998 college football annual. As the college football landscape continues to go through realignment and the whispers of superconferences are still heard (despite the PAC-12's decision to not expand right now), we can learn about the current state of college football by looking back at its history.
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Miami Hurricanes meet after scandalous offseasons.
The Miami and Ohio State programs were both rocked earlier this year with major cheating scandals. The Buckeyes lost ultra-successful coach Jim Tressel and talented quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the process and still have key players suspended.