It is hard to imagine that Ohio State could win the National Championship with a young team, on it’s third string quarterback, making 4 turnovers against Oregon is the title game. But they did.
Naturally, many are pointing to the youth of this team, being led by a lot of sophomores and wondering about a repeat. I say we should remember our history.
Once upon a time, there was a national champion team in Columbus, a team led by a surprising sophomore class, who were the heavy favorites going into the next season. That was 1969. They rolled through the season but found themselves in the losing end of The Game to Michigan and their first year head coach.
The next 10 years have been described as the bitterest rivalry in college sports. Bo and Woody, meet Urban and Harbaugh…….