This year was one of mixed signals for Buckeye fans. Against early foes like Miami, the offense was static and slow. Then, something changed as the Buckeyes pulled off improbable wins against Illinois and eventual Big Ten champion Wisconsin. Finally, when Buckeye fans started to regain hope, the team finished the seasons with three straight losses.
Buckeye nation gained a lot of clarity following the hiring of former Florida head coach Urban Meyer, a premier coach who won two national championship during his time at Florida (one of which, Buckeye fans will remember, against Ohio State).
Even with Meyer, though, several questions remain about the team going forward. Here are the four things to look for in the Buckeyes' Jan. 2 bowl game that may bring clarity to the prospects of the team going forward.