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For a program entering its 123rd season of play, Ohio State football will look considerably different this fall. After a disappointing 6-7 record last season, first-year head coach Urban Meyer will not only install a new offensive scheme, but a new hope as well. “It’s a new era for OSU football,” said OSU football historian Jack Park. “I’m not sure if there have been many head coaches that came into (a) new position with higher expectations. It’s because of his record. He’s been a winner everywhere he’s gone.” OSU didn’t lack for wins during former coach Jim Tressel’s tenure from 2001-2011. They did, however, lack the offensive firepower seen in programs Meyer has coached, Park said. Read the rest of this story at

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