For the first time in what seems to be the longest year of college football ever, the fans of The Ohio State University can again feel normal.
Normal seems quite inadequate when speaking a of a program whom in the last decade has seen seven—excuse me, six conference championships, six bowl victories and one national title. Normal seems quite inadequate when speaking of a program that in the last decade has produced 53 NFL players.
But in Columbus, normal just feels good right now.
Normal feels good because for the first time this year—regardless of outside scrutiny, regardless of possible sanctions and regardless of a loss to the University of Michigan—The Ohio State University has again landed itself in the national spotlight for all the right reasons.
Again families can gather around their Christmas trees, grasping hands, all while singing the calming notes of "Carmen, Ohio." Again friends can get excited about a marching band, and again a small child can get away with saying, "We don't give a damn."
Cue Urban Meyer.
After a decade of six conference championships and six bowl victories, the number six just seems fitting. With Urban Meyer signed on to The Ohio State University for six years, it is only right to bring you six predictions for his tenure in Columbus.