College Football Preview: 3. Ohio State Buckeyes (Updated)
Ohio State Buckeyes, Number Three, Key Loss: SS Kurt Coleman
There is good reason why fans are excited about Ohio State this season. Junior Terrelle Pryor returns with his second season as starter and is many's preseason favorite for Heisman. His options are good too with returning starters DeVier Posey and Dane Sanzenbacher. The ground game will take some pressure off him. Brandon Saine, an All Conference Selection, will get the job at tailback and can also come out of the backfield to catch passes. Daniel Herron will challenge him for carries with Saine. On the offensive line, All Big Ten guard Justin Boren returns and will keep opposing defenses out of the backfield. On defense, Cameron Heyward leads the line after the Buckeyes lost DE-LB Thaddeus Gibson. Heyward, a senior All Conference Selection, will use his frame to beat O-Lines. The linebacker core is good also. Ross Homan, an All Conference Selection is the main threat in the middle along with small but talented Brian Rolle. In the secondary, the Buckeyes lost Kurt Coleman but still returns three other starters.
Heisman Hopeful: Terrelle Pryor
Other Notable Players: Cameron Heyward
Key Games: Oct. 16 vs. Wisconsin Quick Pick: Can the strong Buckeyes stuff up back John Clay and quarterback Scott Tolzien. Ohio State wins.
Nov. 20 vs. Iowa Quick Pick: The Hawkeyes are great in big games and the strong secondary led by Tyler Sash want to beat up Pryor. Iowa wins.
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