Spring football is over, but the positive vibe surrounding Ohio State football remains.
Being undefeated, as the Buckeyes were under unique circumstances last season, helps that. Bringing back nine offensive starters and having highly-recruited and regarded young players to fill holes helps, too.
With Urban Meyer as CEO and Braxton Miller at quarterback, expectations are very high -- and justifiably so. But for now, with Ohio State's fixed amount of hours to spend on organized football activities, Meyer is more concerned with what is and what he sees than what might be.
He sees talent. He needs leaders.
He saw growth in spring football. He sees area of concern, too.
Ohio State lost its leaders from its defensive front seven. It returns Miller, its top running backs and its top receivers, though that group remains a work in progress. Meyer came into the spring listing wide receiver, right tackle and the defensive line among his top concerns.
"We had a great spring, for a lot of reaso...