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The first road trip of the year is always a concern.
When you're playing 15 freshmen, the first away game is enough to give a coach an ulcer.
Yet Ohio State coach Urban Meyer professes to not be worried how his first-year players will handle their first sojourn behind enemy lines when the 14th-ranked Buckeyes travel to take on No. 20 Michigan State on Saturday.
With 12 freshmen listed on the two-deep, no wonder Meyer says he's got the youngest team in America.
Youth means inexperience, so the coaching staff and the Buckeyes' veterans will need to reassure their younger players before and during the critical showdown between the Big Ten's highest ranked teams at hostile Spartan Stadium.
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Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith says the move to a new four-team FBS playoff system may mean not scheduling so many games against Mid-American Conference teams.
The Buckeyes have played MAC teams almost annually since ending a 58-year span without meeting an Ohio or MAC team in 1992. Ohio State has played MAC teams 20 times since then, sometimes two in the same season.
The days when Ohio State regularly entertained a Mid-American Conference school may be coming to an end because of the new FBS playoff system.
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said the four-team FBS playoff may mean fewer games against MAC teams.
''We're changing our philosophy because we're obviously going to move into a playoff structure that I don'...
Ohio State may have fewer MAC schools to kick around on future schedules. The coming switchover from the BCS to a playoff system is the main cuprit for the Buckeyes wanting to wean itself off of schools from the non-BCS conference.
''We're changing our philosophy because we're obviously going to move
into a playoff structure that I don't think all of us...
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