Looking to rebound after an embarrassing 31-0 defeat to Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Urban Meyer returns another talented group of Ohio State players intent upon making another run at a national title. With a team returning veterans to virtually every position group except the secondary, the Buckeyes should be in the thick of the race in the Big Ten and for a playoff spot right up to the very end of the 2017 regular season.
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While this season’s schedule has its share of challenges, Ohio State will probably be favored in virtually every contest this season, including several on the road. The questions that still remain to be answered are how effectively has Meyer and the Buckeyes solved the offensive inconsistencies that plagued them in 2016.
2017 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule
Bye: Week 8
— Written by Chip Minnich, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @ChipMinnich.