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Ohio State Buckeyes 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

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Ohio State is coming off a 12-1 2015 season that culminated in a 44-28 victory over Notre Dame in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. Heading into the 2016 season, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer faces a challenging schedule, with over half of his roster comprised of freshmen and redshirt freshmen (44 out of 85 scholarship players).

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These players, while inexperienced, are tremendously talented and were heavily recruited. For the Buckeyes to be discussed in the Big Ten Conference race, and the national championship conversation, Meyer and the Ohio State fan base will have to hope these players are quick learners.

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— Written by Chip Minnich, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a diehard Ohio State fan. Follow him on Twitter @ChipMinnich.