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2017 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - East
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Franklin inks deal to make big bucks

James Franklin's extension places him among the five highest-paid coaches in college football, along with Alabama's Nick Saban, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.

Barrett hoping for better things in 2017 (1:06)
Meyer's comments a bad look for Elliott (1:39)
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2dKC Joyner

Why Ohio State will be back in the 2017 CFP

Ohio State reached the College Football Playoff last season without winning the Big Ten title. This season the Buckeyes are even more talented and the conference favorite, so figure they'll make a return trip to the postseason.

Meyer puts 2016 ending on his shoulders (2:31)
Is Ohio State the best team in the country? (1:07)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The clock in the Ohio State football complex is already counting down (to the second) to The Game. Urban Meyer is 5-0 vs. Michigan and 26-3 vs. his chief rivals during his head coaching career. Meyer said rivalries are what separate college football from the NFL. "I grew up in the 10-year war with Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler. ... For 365 days, you have to live with it if you lose this game," Meyer told ESPN.

Have the Buckeyes won enough under Meyer? (2:54)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

One of the most obvious changes for Ohio State this season is new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. Head coach Urban Meyer told ESPN on Wednesday that Wilson brings a "swagger" to the Buckeyes' offense and Meyer has been encouraged by what he's seen this preseason in terms of their ability to make more big plays down the field.

Meyer on Harbaugh relationship: 'Mutual respect' (0:52)
Meyer worries about Elliott (0:45)
Barrett is a dynamic leader for the Buckeyes (0:24)
Barrett poised to lead Ohio State to another championship (1:27)
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Updated 2018 class rankings: Ohio State

The Buckeyes haven't finished outside the top seven of the class rankings in the last seven years, and another strong class is in the works.

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Vegas odds say 'Roll Tide'

The latest Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds have Alabam as the favorite to win the College Football Playoff national title, at 5-2 -- better than Ohio State, USC and Florida State.

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10dTom VanHaaren

Ranking the top recruiters for the Class of 2018

Ohio State has a loaded 2018 recruiting class with 13 ESPN 300 commitments. It's no surprise the Buckeyes place two recruiters in the rankings, including defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.

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