A close win or bad loss against a quality cross-conference opponent early in the season could be the difference between No. 4 and No. 5 come playoff time.
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- Meyer: Smith scandal might have hurt OSU's rep
- Ohio State's Bosa out with abdominal strain
- Meyer reiterates stance on domestic violence
- Meyer: Made 'bad decision' hiring Smith at OSU
In his first news conference since his suspension was announced, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer acknowledged his actions in regard to Zach Smith may have damaged Ohio State's reputation.
Ivan Maisel, Matt Schick & Chris Low discuss Urban Meyer's conversation with Tom Rinaldi (3:25), a terrible weekend for the B1G (8:10) & Pac-12 (13:52), struggles for Scott Frost (26:06) & Willie Taggart (28:24), a big win for LSU, Texas (33:26) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" tackles the biggest risers & fallers (39:39), Walk-Ons (44:30) & Extra Points (51:45).
Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa will miss Saturday's game against Tulane with an abdominal strain.
Urban Meyer acknowledges that it is difficult to balance his stated attitude toward domestic violence and the graphic photos of alleged domestic abuse against Courtney Smith by former Buckeyes assistant coach Zach Smith.
Coach Urban Meyer told ESPN that he made a "bad decision" in choosing to bring Zach Smith to Ohio State and that he associates Courtney Smith with an "extremely difficult situation."
Michigan lost to Notre Dame. Penn State needed OT to beat Appalachian State. And Wisconsin lost to BYU. Well, Ohio State, the Big Ten's playoff hopes are on you.
Ryan Day went 3-0 as acting head coach in place of the suspended Urban Meyer and afterward credited the staff, players and Meyer for building a program that could handle turbulence.
Big defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones returned an interception thrown right at him 28 yards for one of No. 4 Ohio State's three touchdowns in a four-minute span of the third quarter in a 40-28 victory over No. 15 TCU on Saturday night.
No one has touched Alabama, the easy No. 1 playoff pick. Who else is joining the Crimson Tide?