OSU Coaching Candidates

Ohio State 2012 Coaching Search: 15 Names to Watch

Expect big names like Urban Meyer to be interested in the job.

- By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

Even though Ohio State is facing significant penalties from the NCAA, it remains one of the top coaching jobs in college football. The Buckeyes should have several big names interested after 2011, even if Bob Stoops and Bo Pelini are longshots to get the job.

Here's a look at 15 candidates who could be Ohio State's coach when the season kicks off in 2012 -

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<p> Jim Tressel's resignation has opened one of the top coaching vacancies in college football. Luke Fickell will be the interim coach, but some big names could be interested at the end of the 2011 season.</p>