Ohio State Football is in a state of shock.
Ohio State had a permanent place in the top 10 of the college football rankings, but all of that ended in the offseason.
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor was the poster boy for a memorabilia scandal that had engulfed the campus. Numerous players were guilty of selling or exchanging Ohio State goods and trophies for services.
Head coach and Buckeye icon Jim Tressel, resigned under pressure of the scrutiny, and all of a sudden, Ohio State is in trouble.
How much trouble is yet to be seen, but every game will be under a microscope when the season kicks off. Buckeye fans will hope the team is still on an elite level, while rivals will watch for a slow and steady decline of a once-proud program.
Storylines won’t belong to just teams as several players will be under the white-hot spotlight this year, and it all starts at Stanford.