It really is a shame that Ohio State is ineligible to compete for the Big Ten championship in 2012, because while they would not be favored, they are more than talented enough to win it. After a lackluster 2011 campaign that sparked a youth movement of sorts in Columbus, new head coach Urban Meyer is inheriting a roster that not only has big game experience, but seems primed to take a step towards competing for Rose Bowl bids again.
That being said, the 2012 Buckeyes will be relying heavily upon some younger contributors in order to help them vault back into the national spotlight.
Let’s take a look at three youngsters, not named Braxton Miller or Ryan Shazier, that could have a big impact on OSU’s success this coming season.
Bradley Roby (CB, rSo.)
As a redshirt freshman last season, Bradley Roby turned out to be the team’s best cover cornerback. He picked off three passes, while defending six others. Roby displayed elite instincts and always seemed to have a knack for making…
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