The Buckeyes did everything but take the B1G by storm in 2011. The team finished a disappointing 6-7 overall and an almost unheard of 3-5 in the conference.
The good news is, the situation this team finds themselves in now compared to last year is light-years better. There's no coaching uncertainties, poor offensive schemes or freshman quarterbacks. There's no long-term suspensions, inexperienced coaches or uneventful offenses.
Now I'm not saying this team is primed for a national championship run, (even if they were allowed to do so) but these Buckeyes have a great chance to take their conference by storm and have an extremely productive season.
However, in order to accomplish this, their big-time players have to use their specific advantages and dominate this conference.