Urban Meyer is back after a year away from the sidelines, challenged by the chance to make Ohio State an elite college football program once again.
Meyer won two national championships at Florida but twice left the program, citing health issues. He retired after the 2010 season, then later took a job as a college football analyst with ESPN for a year. He was hired last November to re-kindle the Ohio State program that had suffered through player suspensions and departures, NCAA sanctions and the forced resignation of coach Jim Tressel due to a memorabilia-for-money scandal.
The Buckeyes who were an unheard of 6-7 a year ago.
Meyer says there's no such thing as a "buffer year" and he expects his Buckeyes to be competitive right away.