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The people entrusted with coaching Ohio State's offense are sleeping better this year.
A year ago, they were tormented every night by what a debacle they might have on their hands.
Instead, the Buckeyes got better, got a few breaks and got a lot of help from an inspired defense to put up a surprising 12-0 season.
Now, with just two starters missing from the offensive side, there are still some minor concerns but not ''panic mode'' as receivers coach Zach Smith referred to the mood on the staff when it seemed no one was adapting to a new attack a year ago.
With Braxton Miller back at quarterback, Carlos Hyde set at tailback, a solid line and improved receivers, the offense figures to be a strength in 2013.
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Whenever coach Urban Meyer discusses his leaders from last year's surprising 12-0 season, he invariably points to members of the defense.
Linemen John Simon, Nathan Williams, Garrett Goebel and Johnathan Hankins, linebackers Zach Boren and Etienne Sabino and cornerback Travis Howard did much of the work to transform a 6-7 team into only the sixth unbeaten and untied squad in...
It might be a stretch to say there's a new Braxton Miller in town, but teammates and coaches noticed the Ohio State quarterback took on a more vocal role this spring. That's good news for a team that hopes to take the next step in 2013.
After losing Etienne Sabino, the Ohio State football team was in dire need of identifying a playmaking linebacker this spring. Curtis Grant, who lost his starting spot three games into last season, could finally be emerging as the player most figured he'd be coming out of high school as a five-star prospect. Will he hold onto this spot this time? He thinks so.
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Before Ohio State's Spring Game, the players gathered on the field to participate in their "Circle Drill."
Urban Meyer admitted he is looking for offensive linemen in the 2014 recruiting class, and Ohio State has several top JUCO's on the radar. Chad Mavety was visited by the Buckeyes this week.
Spring football might be over at Ohio State, but OSU assistants met with the media Wednesday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to discuss the state of the football Buckeyes. Check out our thread on the Ask the Insiders message board for the latest news.
Scottsdale Desert Mountain wide receiver Mark Andrews has started off his tour of the Midwest with a visit to Ohio State. He also has trips to Michigan and Notre Dame on tap.