Mr. Stein: At this point, I believe there are only three people in Outer Mongolia who have not yet expressed an opinion on the issue of OSU’s starting quarterback for the upcoming season. I suggest that you get someone there as soon as possible because the snow will soon fly in that part of the world and we certainly don’t want to miss out on their thoughts to this (seemingly) daily issue in central Ohio.
CHICAGO — At almost the same moment on Thursday, the sky-high expectations for Ohio State and the inherent dangers of such status converged. The coaches preseason poll was released just before the start of Big Ten media days. The defending national championship Buckeyes were a near-unanimous pick as the No. 1 team.
In all corners of the angst-infested universe that some call Buckeye Nation, it had been a dreamlike, worry-free 6½ months. Since Ohio State beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon in the national championship game, the good news has flowed like water gushing from an unmanned fire hose.
Players who have agreed to join the Buckeyes in 2016, '17 classes