Not often am I accused of being an optimist.
So when I say that the Ohio State Buckeyes are primed for a national title run in 2010, this team must be really good.
With 16 returning starters coming off an impressive Rose Bowl victory against heavily favored Oregon, the atmosphere in Columbus is cautiously optimistic. Not only is it the strength of Ohio State that makes a national championship possible, but the power of the Southeastern Conference appears to be waning.
Tim Tebow-less Florida?
Underachieving Georgia, South Carolina, and LSU?
Down and out Tennessee?
Am I honestly to be impressed with defending national champion Alabama? Didn't they have a heck of a time putting away a Texas team without Colt McCoy? Didn't they lose a bunch of defensive starters from that team?
The timing is perfect for the Buckeyes to exorcise their demons by ending a four-year era of SEC dominance, not to mention a dismal 0-9 record against the conference.
But as much as I like the 2010 Ohio State Buckeyes and their chances of once again kissing the crystal football, there are some things that should really concern Buckeye fans. The following is a list of things that could turn the season into a disappointment.
So much for my optimism.