Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/18/14
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's always football season at Ohio State. Rules and circumstances have kept Urban Meyer off the practice field for 103 days, but that ends Tuesday with the official start of Meyer's second spring practice. He'll be on the accelerator. Much has changed since last spring, when Meyer and most of the assistant coaches were new to the job. The offense was new, and so were many of the players. New standards were implemented in addition to the new schemes and styles. This time around, so much is new on the periphery. Ohio State just happened to go 12-0 in its bowl-banned year, turning a presumed learning curve into a launching pad. The Buckeyes were flawed but unbeaten, far from perfect but on the improve throughout the last half of the season. A group of experienced leaders has departed, and Meyer has added another star-studded recruiting class. Most of those recruits won't be around until the summer, but the spring provides the opportunity for pla...
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