Enough with the appetizers and the preludes for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Spring workouts, fall camp - they're all finished. Now it's on to the real thing.
Next in the sights of the nation's second-ranked team is its opener on Saturday against Buffalo.
Coach Urban Meyer says he doesn't want a rerun of what happened a year ago, his first prowling the sidelines at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes struggled in the first quarter, punting on their first four possessions, and trailed 7-0 to Miami (Ohio). There were mistakes everywhere and, even though they finished up coasting to a lopsided 56-10 win, Meyer was upset.
Now he's looking for crisp play, efficiency and a killer attitude.
''I want us to play well. I want us to play clean,'' he said of his team's opener at the Horseshoe against the Bulls. ''I'm hoping that we leave that field Saturday, obviously with a win, but you feel good about the fundamentals of your football team. If you do that, that's a real positive.''
Meyer also was un...