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2016 Schedule
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15hAdam Rittenberg

Who are the 12 hottest coordinators in college football?

They say every AD has a list of coordinators they'd talk with should their coach leave or be fired. Well, here's the list of the 12 coaches who are most likely on those wish lists.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer did meet with Penn State's James Franklin today to address the allegations of negative recruiting against the Nittany Lions. "There's no story," Meyer said. "James came up to me and said, 'I did not accuse Ohio State of negative recruiting.' I said, 'I'm good,' and shook his hand."

Who is the favorite to win the Big Ten? (1:26)

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Ohio State offensive and defensive lineman Joel Hale, who attended rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. He'll play offensive line for the Bucs and spent rookie camp at the center position.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State center Pat Elflein is trying to embrace his role as a captain and help bring along a youthful roster. "I think this is the youngest team [coach Urban Meyer] has had, and they are going to have to grow up quick." There's not much time to waste: Oklahoma is looming in Week Three.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's captains grab a quick break before heading to their individual podiums and an hour of questions from writers at Big Ten media days. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan, quarterback J.T. Barrett and center Pat Elflein will be highly in demand.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State LB Raekwon McMillan was a Butkus Award finalist last year but rarely rushed the passer. He says he didn't need to do so with teammates like Joey Bosa, Darron Lee and Joshua Perry around. Now that those guys are gone, he said, "you might see me do that more."

Meyer, Dantonio deny anti-Penn State recruiting claims (1:01)
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2dTravis Haney

Triple threats: CFB's top 10 defensive trios

A strong defense in college football means skill at all three levels: Defensive line, linebacker and in the secondary. Which three players make up the nation's best?

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2dAustin Ward

Meyer, Dantonio deny anti-Penn State recruiting

Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio both strongly denied any allegations they have negatively recruited against Penn State, responding to a subtle suggestion from Nittany Lions coach James Franklin.

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Can Urban Meyer continue excellence?

Ohio State's 50 wins in four seasons under Meyer is tied for the most in any four-year span by a major-conference team since 1900. But Meyer returns just six total starters in 2016.

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Buckeyes' offense better with Barrett

The Ohio State offense performed much better statistically with J.T. Barrett under center in 2014 than it did with the combination of Barrett and Cardale Jones last season.

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All eyes are on J.T. Barrett entering 2016

The Ohio State starting QB job solely belongs to Barrett again, and he's among Tuesday's participants at Big Ten media days. In his freshman season, he was responsible for a Big Ten-record 45 TDs. Full schedule

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite returning only six starters, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he "sees that potential" for a playoff run for the Buckeyes. Says this is the most talented team, top to bottom, that he's had, though there is pressure on coaches to get young roster ready.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer lays out the mission this season right off the top: "Have to find a way to replace arguably one of the best groups to ever come through college football." Buckeyes have their work cut out with just six returning starters, but few programs have recruited any better.

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FPI projects Michigan to win Big Ten

The Wolverines have a 36 percent chance to win the Big Ten, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. The rival Buckeyes are given a 21 percent chance.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

With Big Ten media days kicking off in Chicago, the league has announced its preseason honors list. Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett is the headliner, but there is no shortage of star power returning to the conference this fall.

Team Stats

Passing Yards187.0104th
Rushing Yards241.912th
Points For35.032nd
Points Against14.02nd

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