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The Ryan Day era will begin in earnest in 2019, as the Ohio State Buckeyes’ new coach aims to continue the great success the coaches have had before him at the prestigious program. The former offensive coordinator is taking over for the retired Urban Meyer. Day coached Ohio State for the first three games of last season when Meyer was suspended and did a nice job, so he will aim to build upon that. Ohio State loses some key players on both sides of the ball to the NFL but the program is such a talent factory that there are plenty of stars waiting in the wings. Ohio State is expected to win the Big Ten once again in 2019 despite the turnover.
2019 Ohio State Buckeyes at a Glance
Buckeyes National Championship Odds: 14/1
Buckeyes Odds To Win Big Ten: +100
Buckeyes Regular Season Win Total: 10.5
Ohio State must replace star quarterback Dwane Haskins on offense after he was a first-round pick in the NFL draft in April. The Buckeyes will turn to Justin FIelds, who is hoping to continue the long run of success of Ohio State quarterbacks. Fields transferred in from Georgia and is a former five-star recruit so the pedigree is there. Running back J.K. Dobbins accumulated more than 1,000 yards rushing a season ago and will aim to be a security blanket as Ohio State gets its passing game through some hurdles early on with a new quarterback.
K.J. Hill will lead a talented group of receivers, as there shouldn’t be too much of a dropoff even though a few pass-catchers have moved on after 2018. Ohio State has to replace three starters on the offensive line, but once again some talented options are waiting in the wings.
Nick Bosa is gone from the defensive line after going No. 2 overall in the NFL draft, but Chase Young is on the precipice of stardom and should have a big year to make up for the loss of Bosa. Mike Harrison and Brendon White highlight the linebackers group, while Jeffrey Okudah has the look of a lockdown cornerback.
Ohio State has road games against Nebraska and Michigan on the docket this season, and those matchups may determine if this team is truly going to be in the national championship conversation. They don’t come until later in the season, so the Buckeyes have time to iron out any wrinkles early that come with changing coaches and quarterbacks.
2019 Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Schedule
||Ohio State vs. Florida Atlantic
||Saturday, August 31
||Ohio State vs. Cincinnati
||Monday, September 7
||Ohio State at Indiana
||Saturday, September 14
||Ohio State vs. Miami (Ohio)
||Saturday, September 21
||Ohio State at Nebraska
||Saturday, September 28
||Ohio State vs. Michigan State
||Saturday, October 5
||Ohio State at Northwestern
||Friday, October 18
||Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
||Saturday, October 26
||Ohio State vs. Maryland
||Saturday, November 9
||Ohio State at Rutgers
||Saturday, November 16
||Ohio State vs. Penn State
||Saturday, November 23
||Ohio State at Michigan
||Saturday, November 30
The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the most perennially successful programs in the nation. They have 39 career Big Ten titles, 37 of which have come since they joined the Big Ten. Ohio State also boasts eight national championships, the most recent of which came in 2014 when quarterback Cardale Jones and his talented supporting cast hoisted the hardware.
Ohio State has one of the best rivalries in all of college sports with the Michigan Wolverines. These two teams are almost always battling for supremacy in the Big Ten, and the one that comes out on top is generally in the national championship conversation. The Buckeyes have not had many lulls of late as coaching changes have not stopped the program from remaining among the cream of the crop.
Ohio State may not be quite on the same tier as the Alabama Crimson Tide or Clemson Tigers at this point, but there is an argument to be made that they are the third-best program in the country. The Buckeyes have a lot to prove in 2019 with the new faces in the program but there is so much talent that this team can’t be counted out in any matchup.
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