The 2012 Ohio State football program is in an unfamiliar situation, and the program will need its seniors now more than ever.
Coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes will not be playing for a bowl game this year. There is only a regular season to be played.
It is a challenge to get players to play to their potential when there is a championship to be had, but it is even harder to do so when no championship is to be had.
Urban Meyer cannot lead the Buckeyes by himself and will need his seniors to push the other players harder and longer than in years past.
There are five seniors, especially, that Ohio State will need to lean on in order to not only get through the season, but to excel and prove that there is more to play for than bowl games.